Gerry and Joan Brunner are AT&T/Lucent Telephone Pioneers of the Month for March. Mrs. Brunner is known for the many baby caps she makes for local hospitals, and Mr. Brunner offers his spare time transporting the disabled to doctors or shopping. They both collect soup labels for Deltona Elementary School, cutting out food coupons and donating food to local pantries. In addition, Mr. and Mrs. Brunner recycle all recyclable material, assist in relocating tortoises and give generously to Daystar, the Dawn Center and the Lighthouse.
The work of Julius Chaika of Brooksville, a member of the Spring Hill Camera Club, is on display through April 7 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. For information, call 754-9760.
Sam Burlockoff is the Spring Hill Art League Artist of the Month for March. A native of New York, he worked for the U.S. Information Agency as an illustrator for American Information in comic book form. He has designed magazine covers and won awards from the Presidential Design Commission, New York and Washington art directors clubs and the Society of Federal Artists and Designers. He enjoys oil painting scenes of locations he has visited. Burlockoff's work in on display at the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative on State Road 50. He can be reached at 596-8791.
Amy Gillis, Hernando County finance director, recently completed the requirements for the certified government finance officer designation with the Florida Government Finance Officers Association. This voluntary program recognizes the highest level of professional achievement in the organization. Fewer than 10 percent of the 1,800 government finance officers have obtained this level of professional achievement.
The African-American Club, Brooksville Lions Club, Brooksville Kiwanis Club, VFW Post 3 and the Community Funeral Service donated holiday gifts to the children at Robert R. Moton Early Intervention Center in Brooksville. Gifts included toys, Barbie dolls and hula hoops.
The Spring Hill and Brooksville chapters of the Eastern Star recently presented 75 teddy bears to Sheriff Tom Mylander and a representative of the Dawn Center. The statewide teddy bear program of the fraternal organization of the Masons provides stuffed animals to nursing home residents and to children in traumatic situations.
VFW Post 9236 and its Ladies Auxiliary recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Voice of Democracy Awards. Winning students were Michael Biello, first place; Valerie Gironda, second place; and Laura Rosselli, third place. They are from Springstead High School.
The following organizations recently elected officers:
The Ohio Club: Florence Rulli, president; Oliver Sigars, vice president; Paul Lutz, treasurer; and Betty Tournoux, secretary.
Strings N' Strutters: Ken Stocker, president; Pat Kelemen, secretary; and Karolina Miller, treasurer. Appointments include Ray Magas, music director; Carl Mosher, assistant director; Bea Shultz, strutter coordinator; and Barbara Stocker, sunshine girl.
Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County: Mark Manzelmann, president; George Rodriguez, vice president; Harry Wilson, secretary; and William Krueger, treasurer. Outgoing president Dick Braun will remain actively involved with the organization in public affairs and fund-raising.
Navy Seabee Veterans-Island X-6: Gert Korndoerfer, president; Mary Probst, vice president; Treva Anderson, secretary; Agnes Lawrence, treasurer; Arlene Denner, chaplain; and Betty Morgan, historian.
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