Hometown Pasco for Sept. 7
Courtesy of Mary McCoy
Saint Leo\u2019s first provost elected 10th president:
Jeffrey D. Senese was elected president of Saint Leo University on July 26 by the board of trustees. Senese is the university\u2019s 10th president. He has served as acting president of the university since the retirement of William J. Lennox Jr. on April 30. Previously, Senese was the university\u2019s first provost and senior vice president of academic and student affairs, and provided oversight of educational programs at the main campus, at its 35 education centers and online. Senese earned a bachelor\u2019s degree in criminal justice from Pennsylvania State University, a master\u2019s degree in criminology from Indiana State University, and a doctorate in criminal justice/research methods/statistics from Michigan State University.
Courtesy of Patricia Serio
Woman\u2019s club sews comfort pillows for area hospitals:
GFWC Lutz-Land O\u2019 Lakes Woman\u2019s Club members spent hours over the summer sewing, stuffing and delivering comfort pillows to area hospitals for breast cancer patients. More than 400 pillows were delivered to Moffitt Cancer Center, Hope Lodge and Florida Hospital. This summer, new member Barbara Booth alone sewed 290 pillows. The club appreciates her generous dedication and effort toward the worthwhile project.
Courtesy of Greg Giordano
Pasco Tax Collector\u2019s staff raises
more than $6,700 for CARES:
During June, CARES (Community Aging & Retirement Services) was the featured charitable organization at the Pasco County Tax Collector\u2019s Office. More than $6,700 was raised through community donations and the work of the tax collector staff in the five Pasco County offices. CARES is a Pasco County-based organization that provides services to seniors so they can stay in their homes. \u201CWe are very appreciative of this charitable effort put forth by the tax collector\u2019s office,\u201D said Jemith Rosa, president & CEO of CARES. The CARES Senior Health Clinic is staffed by volunteer medical professionals devoted to helping low-income people 55 years or older. The clinic, which needs more medical volunteers, access to specialist consultations, equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers, as well as financial assistance, does not receive state or federal funding. Shown is Tax Collector Mike Fasano, right, along with staff members of the Pasco County Tax Collector\u2019s Office, presenting Rosa with a check for $6,749.88.
Courtesy of Patricia Serio
GFWC Little Women of Lutz prepared fundraiser luncheon:
GFWC Little Women of Lutz members, with guidance from their GFWC Lutz-Land O\u2019Lakes Woman\u2019s Club advisors, recently prepared and served a luncheon for the club. The luncheon was a fundraiser to send one or more of its teen members to the annual Hugh O\u2019Brien Youth Leadership Training Seminar (HOBE). The leadership training helps provide young people with valuable tools to lead in their schools, church groups and communities. From left are: Kendall Lennon, Little Women president; Madison Richie, and Rachel Lightner with club advisors Dee Knerr and Jane Mason.
Courtesy of Ana Mahar
Eagles support Hudson Elementary School:
Each year, before the start of school, members of Spring Hill Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4208\u2019s Ladies Auxiliary in Hudson, with the help of aerie members, collect donations and school supplies for Hudson Elementary School students. This year, members presented a check for $450, along with boxes of backpacks and school supplies, to school officials. From left are: Ann Krysheski, auxiliary president; Sonja Basinger, assistant principal; Jelene Neff, auxiliary\u2019s Back to School Supplies chairwoman; Dawn Scilex, principal; Ana Mahar, auxiliary member; Gail Beaudoin, auxiliary past president; and Anna Stump, school bookkeeper. Auxiliary members Barbara Fitzpatrick, Linda Erb and Beth Bendl, were unavailable for the photo.
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