Saturday, November 18, 2017
News Roundup

North Pinellas club news for April 2

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Members and invited guests, including Dunedin Mayor Dave Eggers, attended the Dunedin Youth Guild's Golden Jubilee Anniversary Gala March 21 at the Dunedin Community Center.

Dunedin High's Highlander Band and dancers provided entertainment and students from the culinary arts program at the Pinellas Technical Education Centers catered the event.

The Youth Guild was established in 1964 to help the youth of Dunedin. Its first college scholarship was awarded in 1977 and since then, more than $500,000 has been given to deserving students of Dunedin. Recent projects include its new park on Bayshore Boulevard and playground equipment for Weaver Park.

The guild's main fundraising activities are its annual Holiday Tour of Homes and its spring luncheon and fashion show.

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David Sowinski of Boy Scout Troop 10 was presented with an Eagle Scout certificate of recognition from the Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution for outstanding leadership and citizenship as demonstrated by his attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout.

SAR compatriot Art Hays presented the certificate at David's Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony March 16 at First Presbyterian Church in Dunedin, which has sponsored Boy Scout Troop 10 since 1921.

Before joining Boy Scout Troop 10 in 2012, Davis was a member of Cub Scout Pack 222 in Clearwater, where he earned the Arrow of Light Award.

To meet Eagle Scout requirements, he earned 26 merit badges and participated in many local troop camping trips and other outdoor activities. He has camped out more than 100 days, including summer excursions in Florida at Camp La-No-Che in Paisley, and in Georgia at Robert W. Woodruff Scout Reservation near Blairsville and Camp Rainey Mountain, east of Clayton.

He has held numerous troop leadership positions and is a member of the Timuquan Lodge 340 of the Order of the Arrow, where he is a brotherhood member.

For his Eagle leadership service project, David raised funds for the enhancement of Dunedin Public Library's Friends Playground with mulch, pavers, trees and hedges. Substantial support for the project came from Ace Hardware in Dunedin.

For his beautification project, the 16-year-old received a certificate of recognition from Dunedin Mayor Dave Eggers.

David, a sophomore at Countryside High in Clearwater, enjoys his television production class as well as recreational soccer.

He is the son of Keith and Caryn Sowinski of Clearwater.

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In a effort to recruit new members, the Central Gulf Coast Lodge 2708 of the Sons of Italy is offering Italian language classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students twice a month.

Membership dues are $40 and include both a membership in the Order of Sons of Italy in America and language classes taught by Mildred Cooper, the club's president.

The club offers a wide variety of social activities, guest speakers and a special offer on a cruise to Italy.

Currently lacking a permanent location, the nearly 100 members from North Pinellas county attend language classes, meetings and some social activities at the Palm Harbor Library as well as the Tarpon Springs Elks Club.

The primary purpose of the nonprofit Order of the Sons of Italy in America is to promote national education and charitable fundraising along with a strong commitment to the preservation and furthering of the Italian language, heritage and culture.

For more information call (727) 787-3344 or email [email protected]

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