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Golfers donate $25,000 to UPARC

Published Oct. 4, 2005

The Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens Ladies Golf Classic Committee recently donated $25,000 to the UPARC Foundation. The money was raised at the committee's eighth annual golf tournament held April 27 at Cypress Run Golf Club in Tarpon Springs. More than 110 golfers participated in the event, which was organized by chairwoman Kay Boone, Toni Behr, Gwen Butz, Betty Close, Alice DeLaquil, Carmen Mader, Ann Norton, Mabelle Smart, Meredith Sauer and tournament originator and honorary chairwoman Med Van Pelt.

Clearwater Junior Woman's Club named best in state

The Clearwater Junior Woman's Club received a Mary Clark award, deeming it best in the state, at the General Federation of Women's Clubs centennial celebration last month in Orlando. The club also received an Emmy, the top award for its club size, and honors for its press book, newsletter and the following programs: arts, education, homelife, public affairs and international affairs.

Largo Sertoman

elected state director

Fred Burch of the Largo Bicentennial Sertoma Club has been elected Florida State Director of Sertoma International for 1995-1996. He also received the Regional Sertoman of the Year award, the highest Sertoma award for the Florida/Caribbean region.

2 Lions named

Melvin Jones fellows

Nellie M. Grasso of Largo and William "Bill" Glastetter of Dunedin each recently were named Melvin Jones fellows by Lions Club International Foundation. The award is named for the club's founder and is its highest honor. Grasso is a member of the Clearwater Lions Club and Glastetter is a member of the Seminole Lions Club.

Tim Ingold has been installed president of Republican Club of Greater Seminole. Harry Gwynne is first vice president; Harold Wilber, second vice president; Pat Griffith, secretary; and Larry Peggs, treasurer. Directors are Ken Burke, Manuel Penton Jr., Thomas Foster, Jewel Rheinsmith, Alfred Welch and Marie Seibling.

Mary Ann Smith has been installed president of the League of Women Voters of North Pinellas County. Elizabeth Mannion is first vice president; Marge Cridland, second vice president; Sandra Teeters, secretary; and Alden Matthews, treasurer. Directors are Margaret Heveran, Lola Brett, Nancy Whitehead, Doris Lindsay, Valore Marcinak, Carol McNamee, Ann Strother, Margaret Pearson, Mary Osterbrock and Susie Rodenbeck.

Joan Hedrick has been installed president of the League to Aid Retarded Children. Sally Mirocke is president-elect; Liz Finch, vice president; Denise Linden, treasurer; Robin Wilber, assistant treasurer; Julia Terrell, recording secretary; and Donna Kuenzler, corresponding secretary.

At its installation of officers, the club donated $50,000 to the Pinellas Association for Retarded Children.