Center Place exhibits
Oil portraits by Lew Jackson will be on exhibit during July at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive. Jackson spent 15 years with the American Forces Radio and Television Services and Public Affairs and lived outside the United States more than 30 years. He studied at the Norwich School of Art and London College and won many awards in juried shows and exhibitions. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Center Place's showcases will feature "Christmas in July" with a collection of Steinbach nutcrackers and June McKenna Santas. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment. For information, call 685-8888.
The Caribbean-American Club elected officers at a dinner meeting June 25 at the club. The new officers are Burke Ryan, president; Charlie Cooper, first vice president; Rudy Shelton, second vice president; Elsie Catt, secretary; Aida Hunter, treasurer; and Dr. C. C. Carlman, chaplain. The club will have its annual Fourth of July celebration picnic at the club, 6211 Martindale Ave. The event begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The public is invited. Call 837-9823.
Rotary president attends convention
Dr. Walter M. Woolf, a Tampa veterinarian and president of the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club, attended Rotary International's 86th annual convention June 11-14 in Nice, France. Woolf was among some 30,000 Rotarians and guests attending the convention, the club's third in Nice. Speakers for the convention included King Hussein of Jordan (via satellite), Prince Rainier of Monaco and Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, wife of Egypt's president. Ms. Carol Bellamy, the new executive director of UNICEF, accepted the Rotary Award for World Understanding on behalf of the late James Grant who served as UNICEF executive director from January 1980 until just before his death in January 1995. Rotary represents more than 27,000 clubs with 1.2-million members in 150 countries.