South Tampa Aquatic Team
Swimmers pluck pumpkins from patch after win:
The South Tampa Aquatic Team (STAT) hosted its fourth annual Nike Classic, also known as the Pumpkin Meet to swimmers, at Bobby Hicks Pool. The winner of each heat was able to go to the pumpkin patch and select a pumpkin for Halloween. Thirteen teams and more than 750 swimmers from Fort Myers, Orlando, Lakeland, Clearwater, Bradenton, Land O'Lakes and Tampa competed. From left: Kendal Kelly and Katherine Taulbee participated.
FEI Tampa Bay
Financial executives host port event:
Financial Executives International's Tampa Bay chapter recently hosted an event at the Tampa Port Authority. The program included a boat tour of the port, a presentation by port CFO Mike Macaluso, refreshments and networking. FEI Tampa Bay Chapter is an association for senior financial executives from public and privately held firms. The group serves more than 150 members across Tampa Bay and the Florida Gulf Coast region. Fom left, are some of FEI Tampa Bay Chapter's board members. Pictured, from left: Joe Price, Florida CFO Group; William Long Jr., Nperspective LLC Partners; Jack Davis, FIS Global; Ron Leuptow, ArrMaz Custom Chemicals; and Brian Adamski, American Traditions Insurance Co.
CA Technologies volunteers help Metropolitan Ministries:
Employees from the Tampa office of CA Technologies recently gave a helping hand to Metropolitan Ministries as part of the company's eighth annual Together in Action volunteer initiative to give back to the community. Volunteers helped clean up Metropolitan Ministries' grounds, sorted donations, prepared meals and served residents. Back row, from left: CA Technologies employees from the Tampa office, Ashley Brown, Kesia Matos, Gary Moore, Cheryl Debella, Scott Vierling, Michael Griffith, Brian Wayne, Tom Knowland and Jared Agramonte. Front row: Stephen Birge, Lori Daly, Annemarie Ferencz, Danaan Nixon and Pedro Bullaudy.
GTE Financial pumps free gas on Credit Union Day:
Melissa Stewart pumps free gas at GTE Financial's recent free gas event. During the event, GTE Financial gave out fuel to 700 people at two Murphy USA stations in Pinellas Park and Tampa. At the peak of traffic, there were up to 120 cars lined up at each location. The giveaway took place on International Credit Union Day, typically a day that GTE Financial marks by giving back to the community and showing appreciation to its members. Members received $30 worth of free gas, while nonmembers received $15. Nonmembers who chose to sign up also got $30 worth of gas.
Courtesy of Dot Churchill
New officers installed at American Association of University Women:
The Sun City Center/South Shore Chapter of the American Association of University Women recently installed new officers. The officers, chairmen and members anticipate an exciting upcoming year with fun events such as November's Tea Time Trivia. Pictured, from left, they are: Sandra Dillmuth, president; Kathy Vore, vice president, programs; Carolyn Wight, recording secretary; Mary C. Smith, director of finance; Sandra Zeligman, corresponding secretary; Lois Toeppe, outgoing treasurer; and Edith Rice, director of public policy. Not pictured: Diane Waronka, vice president, membership.
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