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Flotilla installs officers

(ran PW, PS editions)

Flotilla 11-06 of New Port Richey, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has announced officers for the coming year.

New officers were installed at a recent change of watch ceremony at the Knights of Columbus hall in Holiday. Gene Brooks will serve as Flotilla commander and Frank Florio, Flotilla vice commander.

Staff officers are: Ken Quackenbush, finance and aids to navigation; LaVerne Kettman, career counselor; Rich Cove, communications; Alice Sellek, information systems; Bob Ayers, marine dealer visitor; Pat Cole, materials; Leon Scicchitano, member training; John Balazs, operations; Herb Shivers, personnel services; John Phykitt, public affairs; Thyra Busche, publications; Dave Chute, public education; Dottie Brooks, vessel safety check; Dottie Scicchitano, secretary records; and Pat Cole, proctor.

Massachusetts Club

names officers for 2001

Roland Girouard will serve as president of the Massachusetts Club for the coming year.

He will be assisted by Barbara Skinner, vice president; Andi Dignard, second vice president; Rosellen Kelly, secretary; and Margaret Marble, treasurer. Frank Mello, Grace Staskiewicz, Viola Tokarz and Bernard Dignard, past president, are board members.

Race for West Pasco

governor gets under way

The fourth annual race is under way for governor of West Pasco sponsored by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.

Three candidates are campaigning for the title. Voters may buy a vote for a dollar and vote as many times as they wish at the chamber, 5443 Main St., New Port Richey. Votes may also be given to the candidates. Proceeds will benefit the candidates' choice of charity and the chamber.

The candidates are: Jeri Keller of Gateway Honda, whose charities are the Diabetes Foundation and the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind; Craig McCart of Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation, whose charity is the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation; and Susan Stackpole-Kelly of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, whose charities are Trinity Rotary, Youth and Family Alternatives and RAP House.

Voting will continue until 6 p.m. Jan. 22 when the winner will be announced. For information, call the chamber at 842-7651.

_ 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 34668. For information in most of west Pasco, call (727) 869-6231. From Holiday, call (727) 842-9465. Unless noted, all phone numbers are area code 727.