Rotary election: The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg elected D. Mitch Hernandez as its 93rd president. Hernandez joined the club in 2005, chairing many committees and serving on the board of directors since 2009. He also received the Wally Abell and Betsy Owens Award for outstanding club service in 2011. In addition to his role in the Rotary Club, Hernandez owns Mitch Hernandez Accounting and Tax Services and he serves on the board of directors and is treasurer for the Jim West Prostate Cancer Foundation and treasurer for the Grand Central District Association.
MILITARY NEWS: Airman Seth Klem graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas, and earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of David Klem of Goodyear, Ariz., and Becky Shield of St. Pete Beach, stepson of Michael Shield of St. Pete Beach and Suzanne Klem of Goodyear, Ariz. Klem is a 2010 graduate of Boca Ciega High School.