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A Community Newsletter for Hunter's Green Residents

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VOL. 2, ISSUE 15 | MARCH 2013

Five-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin with members of Wharton High School's track team Photo by Sharon Hineline


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Publisher’s Letter Dear Hunter’s Green residents, Want to impress everyone on St. Patrick’s Day with your broad Irish vocabulary? Then here you go! Some great St. Patrick’s Day words to use are, Blarney, Blarney stone, blooms and butte, banshee, birds, brogue, bodran, Book of Kells, bag pipes, bag of coins, blessings, bucket of coins, bucket of luck, Church of Ireland, coins, Celtic, clover, castle, cross, cabbage, corned beef, colorful rainbow, charm(s), cheer, digging for gold, Druid, fiddlers, flowers, four leaf clover, gold, gold coins, golden luck, green, green clover, green day, happy, harp, Irish, Irish laughter through Irish hearts, Irish whiskey, Irish flag, Irish pipes, Irish bag pipes, Irish eyes are smilin’, Ireland, in-like-a-lion, Ides, Ides of March, kiss, kissing, kiss me I’m Irish, Irish blessings, Irish calender, Kells, Kelly, kilt, luck, lucky, luck of the Irish, luck of

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Hunter’s Green Summer H UN T ER ’S G RCamp EEN N EWS Tennis Tennis Instruction

Morning warm ups and stretching begin the day, and then it’s on to the courts with the Hunter’s Green certified USPTA Tennis Professionals. Instruction and drills on tennis fundamentals are stressed each morning for all levels. Players move from court to court learning the planned “Stroke of the Day”. Complimentary Gatorade breaks are provided to help ease the Florida sun.

On-Court Games, Contests and Tournaments

Players exercise their skills with on-court activities. We combine all levels of players for fun and spirited matches. Weekly, teams will vie for the coveted team Davis Cup Awards: “Most Improved”, “Sportsmanship” and “Dr. Dirt”.

What to Bring

Campers need to bring their own swimsuit and towel. Lightweight summer attire with sneakers is recommended. Junior tennis racquets are required. Racquets are for sale at the Hunter’s Green Tennis Pro Shop. Campers may purchase lunch from our café kids menu or bring a lunch.

PROGRAM SESSIONS Full Day Program Monday – Friday • 9am-2pm Ages 7 & Up June 10th – June 14th June 17th – June 21st June 24th – June 28th July 1st - July 3rd & July 5th July 8th – July 12th July 15th – July 19th July 22nd – July 26th July 29th – August 2nd August 5th – August 9th August 12th –August 16th

9am – 2pm Cost per Session $190 Member $210 Guest Lunch not included Half Day Program Ages 4 – 6 9am – 12:30pm (6 camper minimum) Cost Per Session $100 Member $120 Guest Lunch not included

August 19th – August 23rd

Allegra Campos

Camp Director & Director of Tennis and Athletics, USPTA For over 20 years, she has been the director of Tampa’s most successful country club tennis camps. Allegra brings her strong background in tennis teaching excellence. She has been organizing Tampa’s best tennis camps since 1987. With a degree in Education from the University of Miami, she was a Collegiate All American and a professional tennis player. “Our camp is designed to keep tennis fun for the kids, so they will want to go a lot further with it. It’s a sport for a lifetime, one that everyone can enjoy,” says Allegra. v HG NEWS

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USF Pre-College Begins Registration The academic summer 2013 programs for high school juniors and seniors expose

summer academic programs for junior and senior high school students.

students to university-level learning. The University of South Florida’s Pre-College 2013 is now opening registration for

Students may enroll in one or more of nine programs, selecting from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. Programs range from two days to four weeks and offer overnight (residential) or day (commuter) access. USF Pre-College 2013 provides students with opportunities to explore


university-level learning in an intensive, exciting and enjoyable on-campus environment. They can explore interdisciplinary studies and experience USF research firsthand while gaining exposure to potential careers. This year’s program brings a strong science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focus by offering several STEM-based academies. “Students who enter college with prior exposure to stateof-the-art STEM research are uniquely positioned to engage faculty in undergraduate research activities that will enhance their academic performance and provide them with a competitive advantage in the job market and admission to graduate and professional programs,” says STEM Academy Director Richard Pollenz.

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2013 programs:

STEM Academy: Diabetes & Medicine STEM Academy: Environmental Health & Toxicology Global Sustainability International Baccalaureate Extended Essay Community Film-Making Marine Science Computer Science Biomedical Engineering STEM Research

Course descriptions, schedules, and online applications are available at: Class sizes are capped at 20 students. Early applications are highly recommended. Application deadlines vary for each program. Photos and videos from USF Pre-College 2012 can be found with each course listing. For more information call 866-541-7124. v




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New Tampa Chamber Calendar of Events New and exciting website! The second Tuesday of March, the 12th, at Hunter’s Green 11:30 - speaker TBD. We are again looking for a $50.00 sponsor for this event. It is a chance to get a few minutes to feature your business, sell merchandise and pass out info. We welcome all members to do drawing and give aways. The second Tuesday of April, the 9th, at Hunter’s Green 11:30 – Our guest speaker will be Councilman Mike Suarez – City of Tampa District 1 At Large. We are looking for a $50.00 sponsor for this event “ditto” the above remarks. And finally the 20th Annual “Taste of New Tampa” will be March 24th from noon till 6pm at Primrose School of Tampa Palms at 5307 Primrose Lake Circle Tampa, Fl. 33647. Current members may obtain a booth at the discount fee of $200. Restaurant members are FREE and will receive ½ of their $1 tickets they

collect back to offset the food cost. Admission will be $5 presale (let us know if you want to increase your walk-in traffic and be a location) and $10 at the gate plus $1 per “Taste” ticket. We are seeking sponsors for this event from major sponsor of 10K for the

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“Battle of the Bands” with banners along side of a very impressive professional stage. The chamber has booked the band called “BIG BROTHER’S” to be our headliner act- google them as they have a huge Tampa Bay Following. The other levels of sponsorship range from $2500 down to just $500 for current members. There are many marketing advantages and placement spaces for the event. A tradition since 1993 The Taste of New Tampa raises money for community projects; this year’s proceeds will benefit New Tampa Chamber local projects and nonprofit organizations such as PTAs and boy scout troops who help make this event possible every year. This must-see family focused event will also feature live entertainment, kids activities and and lots of fun. March 24th at Primrose Lake Park, 5307 Primrose Lake Circle. CURRENT SPONSORS (WITH HUGE THANKS)

Primrose of Tampa Palms- Daycare The Law offices of Mathew J. Jowanna P.A. Neighborhood News BB&T Banks Sign A Rama We Love Logo’s We are planning some fun evening events for 2013 and welcome your ideas. One thought is a “Progressive Plaza” where in 2 hours we visit 3 businesses located in the same plaza for drinks, appetizers and desserts. Please let us know if you are interested. We also welcome any other ideas! For all questions and registrations for any event please call our Executive Assistant Jayne Baker at 813-293-2464 or Regina Ramalheira 2012-2013 President, at 813-2458893. You may also inquire online. ** If you are a current member and

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Local Girl Scouts celebrated National Girl Scout Cookie Day (NGSCD) in Lykes Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa on Feb. 8th. The girls were handing out free Girl Scout cookie samples, and demonstrating the five essential skills girls learn through the


Girl Scout Cookie Program: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Cookie booths will only be in the community until March 17th, so don’t miss out on the chance to get some tasty cookies – and help girls learn a lifetime of skills! Cookie fans with smart phones can download the free Girl Scout Cookie Locator app. in the iPhone App Store or Android Market Place. The app. provides fun facts and information on Girl Scout cookies and even touts an alert feature to notify users when there will be a cookie booth sale in their area.

Twelfth Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon On March 19, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) will host the twelfth annual Women of Distinction Luncheon at A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa to honor four extraordinary women in the Tampa Bay community – women whose professional accomplishments make them positive role models who inspire girls to achieve their own goals and dreams. New this year, GSWCF will also be presenting the Inaugural Woman of Promise Award to a young woman under age 35. The 2013 honorees are: • Elise Minkoff, Pinellas County

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• Lorna Taylor, Hillsborough County • Robin Warren, Pinellas County • Dr. Judy Wilson, Marion County • Felicia Harvey – Woman of Promise, Hillsborough County The luncheon’s keynote speaker will be Deborah Roberts of ABC newsmagazine “20/20.” Roberts has also served as a substitute anchor on “Good Morning America” and “World News Weekend,” among many other career accomplishments. To learn more about this year’s Women of Distinction Luncheon and to purchase tickets, please visit www.gswcf. org or contact Jerri Creed: (800) 881-4475, ext. 1690 or v


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New Tampa Woman's Club

Bunko Night

On January 26th the GFWC Woman's Club of New Tampa held its second annual Bunko Fundraiser. This annual event was full of fun games, food and great prizes. All monies raised will go to projects that the

woman's club supports through the year. During the evening, guests donated a jar of peanut butter which were donated to Feeding America for their food pantry. The month of January also kicked off our Heritage

Elementary Tutoring Project where members volunteer their time each week to help students in the 1st-5th grades. This worthwhile effort is in partnership with Heritage Elementary and their CATS

program. If you would like to be part of a fun volunteer group for the community, our information is as follows: Our monthly meetings are the third Wednesday of each Month from 12-1pm and are held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (5338 Primrose lake Circle, in Tampa Palms). Our future meeting dates are March 20th, April 17th, and May 15th, please join us anytime or contact us at WCNewTampa@hotmail. com for more information. v

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Water Conservation Tips Bathroom Water Saving Tips Toilets

About 75 percent of the water used inside a home is used in the bathroom. Half of that is used by the toilet. Frequently a toilet can leak silently, wasting hundreds of gallons per month. The main culprit for leaks is the flapper or stop valve at the bottom of the tank. If it fails, water constantly seeps into the bowl. You can test to see if the flapper is not working properly by adding a few drops of colored food dye into the tank. Wait about 15 minutes. If color shows up in the bowl, then the flapper is leaking and should be replaced. Please be sure to get the correct flapper for your particular toilet

model. After the test, flush the toilet to prevent the dye from staining your fixture. According to statistics, it is estimated that a toilet is flushed 20 times a day by a family of four. If you don't already have an ultra-low-flow toilet, that would be a wise first step to conserving. Older models use 3.5, 5 or 7 gallons per flush. The savings will depend on which model you have. Maybe you have heard those horror stories of having to double flush each time with a low-flow toilet. Admittedly, early attempts at making lowflow toilets were dismal and resulted in repeated flushing by frustrated customers and a bad

reputation. Newer models have largely overcome these and use only 1.6 gallons per flush.


The average bathtub will hold 40 to 60 gallons completely filled. You can save 20 gallons by bathing in a halffilled tub.


Showering accounts for about 20 percent of the water used in the home. Taking a shorter shower can save 3 to 6 gallons for each minute. By reducing shower time by 5 minute you could save 15 to 30 gallons each time. If you install a new showerhead

(maximum 2.5 gallons per minute flow rate) you will save water and still have an enjoyable shower. You can also add a temporary shut-off device at the showerhead to further reduce the flow while lathering. Showerheads are available to Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department customers at no cost by contacting customer service at 272-6680.


Turn it off. The chief source of waste at a sink is from turning it on and leaving it running while brushing teeth or shaving. Installing a low flow aerator may cut the flow by 5 gallons a minute, which will add up quickly. Free aerators are also available from customer service at 272-6680. Next month we will have more water saving tips. v

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Two local boys’ soccer teams won titles at the 2013 Gasparilla Cup, held over the Martin Luther King weekend in January. The tournament took place at the Ed Radice Complex in Tampa. These teams include many New Tampa residents. Both Coach Frederico Lucciola’s Under 14 team and Coach Eduardo Sanchez’s U19 boys prevailed in their championship matches against Tampa Bay United North teams.

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Family and Sports Medicine

The Women’s Club of Hunter’s Green has scheduled an auction to benefit Every Day Blessings. Come and join us for a delicious luncheon and a special fun-filled day at Hunter’s Green Country Club on March 14th.

Dr. Phillips is a board-certified family medicine physician with a Certification of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

The auction items will be donated by the members. Our auctioneer, Ellen Giglio, is back by popular demand. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 14th . The luncheon will be held at Hunter’s Green

SPECIALTIES Preventative Care Immunizations School & Sports Physicals Sport injury prevention & treatment Concussion diagnosis & treatment Exercise prescription, strength training & conditioning f Special Populations (elderly, disabled, youth, etc.)

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Country Club with the auction following dessert. The luncheon price is $18 – social begins at 11am. If you are not a current member, but would like to join us for this event, please call Freda Todd for reservations 813-988-4344. Members and non-members make your check payable to WCHG and mail to Freda Todd, 8605 Navaho Ave., Temple Terrace, Fl 33637. We are looking forward to seeing you! HG NEWS


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The10th Annual Hillsborough County Neighborhood Conference Saturday, March 16 • 8am - 2:30pm Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 Tampa Bay Blvd. The Annual Neighborhoods Conference helps citizens learn how to build a sense of community and make their neighborhood safe, attractive and friendly. The conference is a great way for neighborhood leaders to network with each other, meet with local government officials, and gain knowledge to achieve success.

Features of this year's conference include: • 24 workshops featuring home improvement ideas and educational information for the home and community • Exhibits and giveaways • The Annual Neighborhood Recognition Awards • Presentations by neighborhood leaders • Interaction with business and government leaders


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I Will Inspire 5k A Day of Celebration for Participants and their Supporters

The I Will Inspire 5k Race was held February 16th in Telecom Park. Over 500 people of all abilities participated in the charity event organized by the New Tampa Junior Woman's Club. The goal of the race was to inspire athletes to embark on a journey of self achievement, whether it was a first time runner or a recovering veteran. Partnering with the I WILL Foundation and Building Homes for Heroes, the woman's club's hope was to encourage people facing adversity to live their lives to the fullest by achieving goals that they thought were otherwise unattainable. The I Will Inspire 5k race was an emotional and uplifting day for all. v Photos courtesy of Constance Avellino Photos

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2013 Land O Lakes

Spring Soccer League Soccer League for all players Ages U6 through U14, boys & girls This six weekend season is intended to provide players an opportunity to continue to play soccer in a fun, less structured format. Teams will be co-ed or by gender depending on the numbers. Recreational, developmental academy and a few competitive players may be playing together, and grouped by age. Coaching: Teams will be coached by experienced recreational, developmental academy and/or competitive coaches. Spots fill up fast! Last Year we had in excess of 150 players playing in this format and had to turn players away! Games run between March 9th through April 20th (no games 3/30/13); Saturday Mornings Only; No formal practices are involved - just games!! Games will be played at the CPUSA fields on Collier Parkway. Near the Land O’ Lakes Rec. Center Cost: $60 (which includes a spring league game T-shirt) for all ages. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level and/or where you have played prior. Registration: Online registration makes it quick and easy to register and pay. Online Registration is currently open atwww. Questions: Contact Mike Pearson at

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Looking for something to do this summer? Why not explore new places, try new things, make new friends, and have FUN doing it? Join us for Summer Camp at Terrace Community Middle School! Grades 5-8 welcome. Please contact Miss Emma Larson, Director of Aftercare, by emailing aftercare@ for more information. Tornado WALK-A-THON Help us reach our goal of $25,000

on Friday, March 8th @ TCMS 8 am-2 pm The Tornado Walk-a-Thon is a NEW fundraiser for our school. Proceeds from this fundraising effort will be used: • To support our New Computer Lab and computers • For instructional programs • To update our Nooks • For building maintenance and repairs PayPal credit card online donations may be made by visiting the PRA page of the website (www.tcmstornadoes. com). Terrace Community Middle School is a U.S. 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Your donation is tax deductible under the I.R.S. guidelines.

place overall in the 2nd annual Charter School Math League that was held at Kids Community College. The other charter schools that participated were LLT Academy, Valrico Academy, Kids Community College and New Spring Academy. The 6th Grade team placed second, and both the 7th and 8th grade teams won first place. Individual awards were given to the following students: 6th Grade First Place, William He Second Place, Kendall Driesse Third Place, London Torres 7th Grade First Place, Harrison Yang Second Place, Xenta Xu Third Place, Akun Kang 8th Grade First Place, Jay Talati Second Place, Kanad Sarkar Third Place, Samantha Tun

Congratulations Ruchi Korde! 6th Grade, Terrace Community Middle School Winner of a 6-12 grade Essay Contest presented by Lowry Park Zoo First Prize: Zookeeper Experience at the Zoo & tickets for her family to attend all day experience.

Math League Terrace Community Middle School won first

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Hunter's Green Elementary would like to invite the Hunter's Green community to their annual fundraiser the Spring Family Fun Night on April 5th from 4-8 pm. This year they are having a Food Truck Rally. Some of the food trucks scheduled to appear are Burger Culture, Cheeseary, Marco's Pizza, Kona Snow Cones, Unforgettable Cupcakes and more. We will have bounce houses, a silent auction, and gift baskets to raffle. Tickets at the gate will be $15 a child, $10 per adult. We are fundraising for our outdoor classroom, planners and teacher grant requests, and teacher supplements. Hunter's Green Elementary PTA has been awarded a $5,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant to help our outdoor classroom get started. Our school and community will greatly benefit from this grant. We wish to thank Lowe's for generously supporting this project.

Students with the best sales in Benito's annual magazine fundraiser enjoyed a limo ride and lunch to celebrate their success!


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whose 100m personal best time is 9.79, participated in a meetand-greet from 7:30 am–9:30 am on the Wharton campus . Some of his Olympic medals were also on display. The 5K began at 8:30, followed by the Fun Run. The annual event is the school’s primary fundraiser for Wishes for Wharton, a teacher grant program that helps provide teachers with funds to enhance the classroom learning experience when funds would not otherwise be available, such as technology upgrades, educational school supplies for disadvantaged students, subscriptions, scholarships, and more. v


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SWIM LESSONS It’s that time of year again and our pool will be bustling! Our swim lessons begin March 4th and teach competitive and non-competitive strokes, improve technique and above all have fun! We expect each child to learn and progress at their own rate. Encouragement and practice from parents outside of class time is recommended. We offer

parent with child classes, and group classes for age 3 to 12. SUMMER CAMP A full-day program that is jam packed with fun for all ages! Enjoy wellness activities, handson learning, swimming, character development activities, arts and crafts, sports, games, field trips, and more.

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the Y’s Annual Member Engagement Campaign. Challenge your friends, family and colleagues to lend you their support. You sweat, they give – and everybody wins! Ride all 4 hours as an individual, or put together a team and split up the hours however you wish. Contests will include Best Team Spirit, Most Money Raised and Best Decorated Bike. For more information about signing up as an individual or a team, please contact Donna at Donna. McCarthy@tampaymca. org. For information about becoming a sponsor or having a booth at the expo, please contact Jen atJennifer.Berenyi@ or call either at 813-866-9622. v HG NEWS

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10:00 AM - New Tampa Pokemon League 1:00 PM - Saturday Movie Matinee



10:30 AM - Baby Time 12:00 PM - Game Zone 3:00 PM - Story Time 5:00 PM - Crafts For Kids 6:00 PM - Teen Advisory Board Meeting

2:00 PM - Beginner's Chess Hour

10:30 AM - Email: Create An Account 7:00 PM - Family Time

10:30 AM - Baby Time 3:00 PM - Story Time 5:00 PM - Crafts For Kids

1:00 PM - Email: Messages

10:00 AM - New Tampa Pokemon League 1:00 PM - Saturday Movie Matinee

1:00 PM - Workshop Of Rock! 2:00 PM - Beginner's Chess Hour


10:30 AM - Toddler Time 11:00 AM - Baby Sign Language 12:00 PM - Game Zone 2:00 PM -A ll About The Census: Becoming An Expert 7:00 PM - Master Gardener: Groundcovers

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10:30 AM - Toddler Time 11:00 AM - Baby Sign Language

6:00 PM - Rose Bilal: An Evening Of Jazz

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10:15 AM - Kindermusik For Preschoolers 10:30 AM - Email: Attachments And Address Book 11:00 AM - Kindermusik For Preschoolers 12:00 PM - Game Zone 7:00 PM-Family Time

12:00 PM - Game Zone 1:00 PM - Excel: Introduction

2:00 PM - Beginner's Chess Hour 2:30 PM - Sonny & Perley: Anything Goes! A Tribute To Cole Porter

10:30 AM - Google: Searching 7:00 PM - Family Time

10:30 AM - Excel: Formatting 7:00 PM - Family Time

10:30 AM - Baby Time 11:00 AM - Puppet Show: Rapunzel 3:00 PM -P uppet Show: Rapunzel 5:00 PM - Crafts For Kids 6:00 PM - Teen Advisory Board Meeting

10:30 AM - Baby Time 3:00 PM - Story Time 5:00 PM - Crafts For Kids 6:30 PM - Book Discussion:Skylight Confessions By Alice Hoffman

10:30 AM - Toddler Time 11:00 AM Baby Sign Language 2:00 PM - All About The Census: Becoming An Expert

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1:00 PM - Google: Calendar 5:00 PM - Block Party!

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Adoptions/Rescues at Hillsborough County Animal Services In December Reaches Record High In total, 772 animals found forever homes with adoptive families or rescue groups in December. Whether it was the increased hours of operation for adoptions, continued support from rescue groups and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, or all the special adoption promotions, Hillsborough County Animal Services had more animals leave the shelter alive in

December 2012 than any one month, ever. In total, 772 animals found forever homes with adoptive families or rescue groups in December. That equates to 71 percent of all dogs and 37 percent of all cats. This compares to only 53 percent of dogs and 22 percent of cats leaving the shelter alive in

December 2011. "We still have a long way to go to reach our goals, and we can't get there overnight,” said Ian Hallett, the new Hillsborough County Animal Services Director. “But it shows that we are on the right path and that the public supports us." Hallett’s main goal to

increase foot traffic has paid huge dividends. The adoption rate climbed quickly in November when Animal Services opened its doors seven days per week from 10am to 7pm. Each year, Hillsborough County Animal Services receives approximately 21,000 animals. v


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Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for dedicated volunteers ages 18 to 30, who want to make the world a better place. Their goals are self development and fellowship through service. They strive to better our local and international communities while growing as leaders and young


professionals. They meet the first Wednesday at The Green Lemon on South Howard and the third Wednesday at Avalon Heights at 7:30 pm. Rotaract is a global network of young people who are changing the world with clubs in over 160 countries. Their recent volunteer events have included:

They volunteered at the 5K to distribute water to the participants during and after the event.

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Peace River Refuge:

They recently helped Sweetwater Organic Farms, a communitysupported urban organic farm and environmental education center, harvest and wash vegetables in order to distribute them to members of the farm and promote organic and sustainable farming. Feeding America: They went to the Feeding America warehouse in south Tampa, along with the Rotary Club of New Tampa Evening, in order to sort and pack donated food.

On the topic of animal welfare, they are currently planning a day trip to Silver Springs where they can help the Peace River Refuge Forest Animal Rescue build its sanctuary. The sanctuary is in the midst of a relocation and they have contacted the owners to discuss the Tampa Rotaract Club helping build habitats for the various animals they care for like wolves, bears, primates, etc. Their Social events have included:

Gasparilla 5K:

Mud Run, Benefiting the Humane Society:

Rotaract members assisted at the obstacle course-style marathon. They have chosen to focus on animal welfare as their main focus of service this year.

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Members went bowling (after volunteering at Feeding America) in order to promote the fellowship within their club, and show off their bowling skills, or lack thereof. Anyone who is interested in attending meetings or events please contact the club via email at, or call Richard Crouse at 386-336-6348. Or you can "like" the club's facebook page and inquire though that. v


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A Community Newsletter for Hunter's Green Residents • VOL. 2, ISSUE 15