The Pinellas Pilot's Association recently elected corporate officers including David Fellows, president, Dennis Merritt, treasurer, Bruce Smith, secretary, and David Hicks, who will continue as operations manager.
Fellows and Hicks are both certified flight instructors and junior college professors. Merritt is a private pilot and a financial adviser for a local bank. Smith is a private pilot and business owner.
The association is now accepting applications for new memberships. Area pilots should call 786-4762.
admitted to SAR
Roger White of Dunedin was recently accepted into the Sons of the American Revolution as a member of the Florida Society. His revolutionary war ancestor was Col. Samuel Blakeslee of Connecticut.
Civitan candy boxes
help schools, others
Thanks to the Clearwater Civitan Club Candy Boxes:
Paul Stevens Exceptional Student Center put new uniforms on its entire Special Olympics team;
The Deaf Service Center put special T-shirts on all participants in its Youth Educational Program to help identify students on field trips;
Calvin Hunsinger School was able to buy books and materials necessary to extend the new Reading 180 program to younger students;
Pinellas Center for Visually Impaired was able to start an Educational Program for Children.
This came about because of generous donations collected from the Clearwater Civitan Club candy boxes, which sit on the counters of area merchants. Two locations recognized by the club for outstanding contributions included Tom Demos Expo Restaurant in Clearwater and Sal Sordos Luigi B.G. Restaurant in Pinellas Park.
installs new officers
At the recent Change of Watch Banquet, held aboard the Starlight Majesty on a dinner cruise out of Clearwater Beach, officers were installed for Clearwater Sail and Power Squadron. They include: Terence Littlefield, commander; Carol Lochner, executive officer, Gary R. Polansky, educational officer, Catherine Early, administrative officer, Frank Arcieri, secretary-treasurer; Eldridge Bradley, assistant educational officer, and Sheila Ike, assistant secretary-treasurer. Named to the executive committee were Donald E. Lochner, Gerald Calve, David Mieras, David Browning, Robert E. Peggs and Robert Keller.
Officers installed into the Auxiliary were: Paula Williamson, president; Josephine Detert, first vice president; Lois Brightman, second vice president; Lois Thorne, treasurer; and Sue Ann Warrick, secretary.
The Suffolk Traveling Association of Masonic Persons (STAMP) of England recently visited the Gulf Beaches area and conducted demonstrations of Master Mason, Fellow Craft, and Entered Apprentice degrees. The degree work was conducted at Pearl of the West Lodge 146 F&AM in New Port Richey, and the EA degree was performed just before the Suncoast Masters & Wardens meeting last week at Clearwater Lodge 127 F&AM. More than 100 masons were on hand for the demonstration, including RW George Benham, District Deputy Grand Master of District 20, and R.W. Ed Phero, past DDGM of District 20.
STAMP, consisting of members of Felix United Service Lodge 3833, Doric Lodge 81, Felix Lodge, St. Margaret's Lodge 5168, Colneis Lodge 8298, Corinthian Lodge 3093 and St. Luke's Lodge 225, all governed by the United Grand Lodge of England, was recently formed in England as an organization of masons that would travel and put on demonstrations of British degree work. STAMP members pay their own way on all their travels. This was their first trip to Florida. Information can be obtained online at http://www.os2ss.com/connect/ masons/suncoast.htm.
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