1. News

North Pinellas club news for Wednesday, April 9

At a recent meeting at the Greektown Grille in Clearwater, Kiwanis Club of Springtime City president Daryl Waterman and 20 past club presidents shared their Kiwanis Community Service Leadership accomplishments.

The group of past presidents included Joe Turner, Steve Cole, Wilber Van Scoik, Joe Turner, Dr. Nolan Allen, Bill Justice, Lu Cushing, Pete Taylor, Doug Williams, David Browder, John Williams III, Jay Rhodes, Richard Pearse, Dale Tindall, Richard Blomstedt, Jim Ewbank, Elwood Hogan, Frank LaMagna and Michael Zimmerman.

Established in 1956, the club is celebrating its 57th year of service in Clearwater.

Activities have included the 20th annual free children's health fair every July, college scholarships for graduating Clearwater High seniors, many school programs from Head Start through high school, the 52nd annual Ed Wells Jr./Kiwanis Invitational Track Meet and holiday gifts to children identified by Isaiah's Inn.

In addition, the club has provided volunteer support and direct donations to organizations that benefit children and youth in the Clearwater area.

The club is seeking new members. Call (727) 543-7411 or email, or visit

• • •

On Feb. 19, Queen Esther No. 4, Order of the Eastern Star, welcomed new members Megan Holleran and John Brown.

A week later, the chapter elected new officers for the 2014-15 term. They are Julia Contella, worthy matron; David Soderland, worthy patron; Norma Imbody, associate matron; Louie Imbody, associate patron; Tammy Clawson, secretary; Cindy Brunk, treasurer; Laura Lake, conductress; and Mary Pheasant, associate conductress.

An open installation took place March 22 at Masonic Lodge No. 127, 705 S Hercules Ave., Clearwater.

Mail club news to Tampa Bay Times, 1130 Cleveland St., Suite 100-A, Clearwater, FL 33755; fax to (727) 445-4119; or email