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Maryland Club: new officers

Betty Conley has been elected to serve a third term as president of the Suncoast Maryland Club.

Other officers are Charles Jenkins, vice president; Mary Wagner, second vice president; Doris Jenkins, secretary; Harry Conley, treasurer; Flo Iaccberi, chaplain; Martha McCoy, sunshine; and Mary Cather, fund-raising.

The Maryland Club meets once a month from September through June, recessing for the summer months.

For information about membership, call (813) 863-2914 or (813) 862-5648.

Colonial Dames:

check presentation

The Colonial Dames XVII Century recently presented a check to Richard Silver, James A. Haley VA Hospital director; Frank Miles, chief of recreation therapy; and Marty J. Call, chief of voluntary services.

The presentation was made by Marjorie Johnson of Holiday, VA voluntary service representative for the St. Petersburg chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century, and Jane Billings, state president.

The funds are earmarked for the upcoming National Veterans Wheelchair Games scheduled in August in San Antonio, Texas.

Victor A. Hatcher:

Eagle Scout

Victor A. Hatcher, 16, son of Austin and Darlene Hatcher of Hudson, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during ceremonies at the Concourse Complex in Hudson.

Hatcher has been a scout since joining Cub Scouts in Hudson Troop 55. He transferred to Troop 86 where he served as patrol leader, assistant senior patrol and senior patrol leader. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow Timuquan Lodge 340.

He is an honor-roll student in his sophomore year at Gulf High School, is a member of the Navy Junior ROTC color guard and received the American Legion Military Excellence, bronze medal, and the American Legion Auxiliary scholastic excellence, bronze medal, and the Principal's Academic Award.

To attain the rank of Eagle Scout, Hatcher earned more than the required 21 merit badges. He served in several leadership positions and performed community work.

For his Eagle project, he planned, organized, directed and supervised the construction of a 10- by 64-foot pedestrian walkway at the Concourse Complex. He had help from volunteers from Troop 86 as well as adults.

VFW, Auxiliary:

new officers

William Graham will lead activities of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7631 for the coming year.

Other officers are William McDonald, senior vice commander; Pat Towne, junior vice commander; Larry Tawney, quartermaster; Bob DeFleiter, judge advocate; Joe Mayer, surgeon; Ray Mayer, chaplain; and Paul Shaull, Gene Fortin and Robert Lee, trustees.

Joe Lesish is historian; Gunnar Strohm, adjutant; Douglas Eckford, service officer.

VFW Post 7631 is planning a Fourth of July picnic from 1 to 6 p.m. July 4 at the post, Old Colony Road, Hudson. There will be music. Tickets are $4.50 per person.

Carmen E. Lee is president of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7631 Auxiliary.

Other officers are Mary League, senior vice president; Rhonda Ferris, junior vice president; Mary Mayer, treasurer; Cecelia H. Kranmas, secretary; Barbara Mayer, chaplain; Bonnie D. Pace, conductress; Ann Moors, Joan Spagna and Peggy McWilliams, trustees; Virginia D'Amaro, guard; Peggy Fortin, patriotic instructor; and Loretta Keeley, historian.

Information about people and special events in West Pasco (including Holiday, Port Richey, New Port Richey and Hudson) must be sent in writing one week before the event or one week before deadline for reservations or tickets to Carolyn Hopkins, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. For information in most of West Pasco, call (813) 869-6231. From Holiday, call (813) 842-9465. Submissions will be considered only from organizations based in Pasco County, and only if the special events are open to the public.

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