Hunter's Green News • September 2012

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Community Grand Opening

Introducing a hospital that’s better, by design. Sunday, September 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. The brand-new Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is ready to be revealed. With 100 years of expertise behind us, every detail of our brand-new hospital has been designed to shape a better patient experience. Come see how our first-in-the-region technology, expert care and unique healing environment will provide a new standard of care. Visit our new 200,000-square-foot hospital equipped with the latest medical technology. Be the first to get an up-close look at our state-of-the-art facility with all-private patient rooms, and relax in our spacious healing gardens.

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Publisher’s Letter: September, for me, means starting to think about the holidays and gearing up for four months of fun and activities. Let's concentrate on September though and remember some VERY important dates that should be on your calendar. September 5th is Cheese Pizza Day (I'm sure all the local pizza places will appreciate us for this), September 9th is Teddy Bear Day, September 13th is Positive Thinking Day (if you are not doing this everyday, you should), September 14th is National Cream Filled Donut Day (yes!), September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and September 30th is National Mud Pack Day (hmmm). Many others as well. On a serious note, do take a moment on September 11th

and on September 21st (National Peace Day). During these months, I will continue to work hard to produce an excellent newsletter for you. Though I can do the job of putting a great product together, it is you that makes it worth reading. All the residents, governing entities, clubs, schools, organizations, charities and businesses who contribute to this newsletter are who make the difference. I thank you for your support and will continue to support you. Any new ideas or thoughts are always welcome. Remember, send in your photos, stories, announcements and events. This month's hidden picture is

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H UN T ER ’S G R EEN Country Club Why Hunter’s Green Country Club’s Aftercare Program? H UN T ER ’S G R EEN N EWS We have amazingly safe, fun and crafts, swimming, golf, state of the The Hillsborough County Tennis exciting activities here. For example our State Certified Aftercare School Program (STA431093), which has experienced and certified

counselors, daily structured activities, organized sports, creative arts n’

art facilities including playground, and all-purpose playing field. You cannot beat snack on arrival, FREE homework club, and transportation from Hunter’s Green Elementary, Pride Elementary and TCMS with our brand new 14-passenger bus. Other great youth programs are our Extreme Winter Camp, No School Camp Days, Spring Break Camp, Ice Cream Socials, Early Release Day’s and much more. Please contact Sarah Hays, a Child Care and Education Program, Advanced Level, Director Certified by the State at 813-973-4220 Sarah.

After - School Jr. Tennis Academy Registration now open! Limited spots available!! Session 1 August 27th through September 22nd, Session 2 September 24th through October 20th.

Labor Day "US Open" Round Robin Monday Sept. 3rd 9:30 am $10.00 per player, includes drink ticket (beer or wine) new balls, prizes and play with the pros!

SAVE THE DATE Join us to celebrate our 5th Anniversary October 19th, 20th & 21st At Hunter’s Green Country Club, Arbor Greene & Tampa Tennis at HCC This year we’ve added the Single Division

Association will host the 5th Annual HCTA/ Force Ladies Tournament. Force promotes research on hereditary cancer and educates people about cancer risk, prevention, detection and treatment. FORCE’s Tampa Bay Outreach Group serves the needs of people facing hereditary cancer in the Tampa Bay area. HCTA a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization mission is to promote and grow the sport of tennis at all ability levels and for all populations in the greater Tampa area. HCTA supports diversity and participation in local tennis. For Sponsor opportunities & donations please contact Susan Goldenberg at susang@ Players information please contact Marisol Casablanca at marisol@ v

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H UN T ER ’S G R EEN N EWS to New Tampa Accessory Event The 2nd Annual edition of HAUTE!, a professional accessory fashion and trade show event produced by Lacey B. Smith of The Fashion Movement will take place on Friday, September 7th from 7 pm to 11:30 pm at the Hunter's Green Country Club. Unlike other fashion shows HAUTE! focuses on the accents of every day to formal wear instead of the garments. Professional models will be draped in fabric with minimal distractions for the real star of the show to be seen, the accessories. In a fashionable chic atmosphere, attendees will be able to enjoy presentations on the latest accessory pieces ranging from jewelry, hats, head pieces and bags while contributing to a good cause, Computer Mentors Group, Inc. through ticket proceeds. Computer Mentors is a non-profit service organization comprised of computer professionals, and others interested in the future job

opportunities of disadvantaged youth. Thanks to several businesses in the area and the designers, Computer Mentors will receive funds raised from the evening to purchase technology items for students. Helping to make this night a success for the fashion community and charity of choice, the following designers will be displaying their items at HAUTE!: Accessoreez Boldly Unique Bella Contessa Designs Chronicle Stones Designs by Rabiah EWeekes Designs Farrah Estrella Jewelry Nali Nicole Shannon Designs Spathose YAJA Collection To add to this year's line-up designers will also display men's items during the show. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet

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OB/GYNs to Offer Services at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is pleased to announce that Annette Williams, MD, FACOG, Jennifer Roller, MD and Tymesia Hudson, MD will offer obstetric and gynecological services at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel when it opens in October. Women due after that date can start registering to deliver at the new hospital which features eleven beautiful labor/ delivery/recovery/postpartum rooms where women will stay from labor through discharge. The three physicians, part of Medical Group of Tampa Bay, are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and have an office in Wesley Chapel. “Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is committed to providing high quality health care to our community. We are so pleased with the experience and quality of physicians and staff who will help us deliver that care,” notes Brian Adams, chief executive officer of the hospital. The hospital will also have a full service Women’s Center offering mammograms, ultrasounds, stereotactic biopsies, bone density


tests and OB/GYN checkups in the Wellness Plaza building when it opens in early 2013. About Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel

Opening in Fall 2012, the state-of-the-art 83-bed hospital is expected to be the crown jewel of Wesley Chapel, serving residents with comprehensive health care services including emergency services, orthopaedics, sports medicine, invasive cardiology, vascular surgery, general surgery, gastroenterology and women’s services including obstetrics, breast imaging and breast surgery. Located on a scenic 52acre site, the not-for-profit hospital has been specifically designed to promote a healing environment. When the hospital opens, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will be delivering compassionate and wholeperson care that includes healing of the body, mind and spirit. For more information, visit www.

The Florida Hospital Tampa Bay Division is a not-for-profit 1,032bed hospital system composed of Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (opens 2012) and Florida Hospital North Pinellas. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 22 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit v

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BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Cub Scout Pack 801 hosted its official fall round-up Tuesday, August 28th. Cub Scouts is open to boys in first through fifth grade. Although Pack 801 meets at Hunter’s Green Elementary School, boys do not have to attend that school to participate. The first Pack meeting of the school year will be held on Monday, Sept. 10th, at Hunter’s Green Elementary at 6:15 pm. There will be games and opportunities to earn belt loops for the boys and a very important parent orientation for all families. Coming up this fall, activities include camping – a Halloween-themed weekend of fun at Camp Brorein, a local Boy Scout camp, October 26th-28th. Boys will be getting their boats ready for our annual Raingutter Regatta, where they will use their own breath to power small sailboats down a raingutter.

Cub Scouts from Pack 801 and their families stayed cool during the hot summer while tubing down the Rainbow River in late July.

Also this fall, our annual popcorn sale allows Scouts in Pack 801 to help raise funds for the many activities and achievements they participate in throughout the year. This helps us to connect with our community. Anyone interested in supporting local Scouting by purchasing popcorn can contact John Forman at or 813-758-4398. Families interested in joining Cub Scouts may also contact John, or visit the Pack 801 website at http:// for more information. v


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The 29th annual Central Pasco Fall/Winter Recreational Soccer League returns and is available for all North Hillsborough and Pasco county players ages 4-18, boys & girls. This season is intended to provide players at all skill levels an opportunity to learn and play soccer in a fun, structured format. Brief Club Background: Central Pasco United Soccer Association (CPUSA) is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization. CPUSA is managed by volunteers who serve as the Board of Directors. Operations are guided by our vision statement: Central Pasco United Soccer Association has a goal to be a nationally recognized premier soccer club that offers both recreational and competitive youth programs. The club will partner with businesses, organizations and colleges to provide a quality soccer experience to children of the greater Tampa Bay area. CPUSA is dedicated to providing children and their families a positive soccer experience through recreational and competitive team soccer play. CPUSA is affiliated and sanctioned through our state-wide organization, Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) which is a

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Upcoming Recreational Season Highlights:

• Season is eight games (approx) with one weekly practice. It is intended to provide players an opportunity to play soccer in a structured, fun format. All registered players make a roster (no cuts); everyone gets ample play time, weekly. • Teams will be co-ed (or by gender depending on the #s) and grouped by age. • Teams will be coached by recreational coaches (most with experience) and will be overseen by

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the Soccer Director. Practice Days: Weekly starting the end of September/ Early October. Each team coach chooses the weekly practice day. Game Days: Saturdays, Beginning October 20th and run weekly until mid February with breaks for holidays Where: All practices and games are at Land O Lakes Recreational Complex on Collier Rd. (Near LOL rec center) Cost: Includes all registration fees, referee fees, admin fees and includes a team uniform!! U6 players: $129.00 U8-10 players: $149.00 U12-U19 players: $169.00 (these are TARSA players) Note: a $20 refundable volunteer fee is assessed once per family and is easily refunded with 2 hrs of volunteer time!! Registration: Is going on now!! Online registration makes it quick and easy to register and pay online. Go to www. and click on the “Register” tab on the top right corner of the home page. Questions or More Information: www. or Contact Mike Pearson at: (813)748-2060 v


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North Tampa Arts League "COLOR BLOOMS IN SEPTEMBER AT NEW TAMPA LIBRARY" Flora of all kinds is the subject of expressive paintings by North Tampa Arts League artist Arlene Wells, who will showcase her colorful artwork at the New Tampa Regional Library, l000l Cross Creek Blvd., during the month of September. In her current work, Arlene has been exploring the many patterns and colors found in nature, particularly plants and vegetation of all kinds. And these elements are the real subjects of her paintings. “When I look at anything, I like to break


it down into simple shapes and colors,” Arlene says. This shows me a rather abstracted picture in which I can see patterns and rhythm more easily. And this gives me another understanding of whatever it is I’m looking at. This alternative view can be very beautiful and stimulating, and gives the viewer more information about a subject than a strictly realistic presentation.” Arlene says that her work has run the gamut from realism to abstraction in an effort to find her own expression and she has landed somewhere in the middle. “I love color,” she says. “The knowledge of color, the appreciation of color, the use of color is a big part of my world and work. “Also, the communication of feeling or mood comes before realism. I also strive for simplicity as I believe it has great impact.” Arlene has resided in the Tampa Bay area for the past twenty-six years with her husband, and they have raised two sons here. Although she started out in the field of social science education, she began painting when she and her family lived in Saudi Arabia. “There I found myself in a painting class taught by another expat who was an art teacher in “real life” back in the States,” Arlene

relates. “What started out to be an interesting diversion turned into a life-long passion.”

interior designers producing one-ofa-kind hand painted items for their clients.

In her five years overseas, she studied painting and drawing and visited galleries across Europe, parts of Asia, and the U.S. Upon returning to the States, she took college courses in fine art, graphic design, and illustration. She taught painting and drawing for the Seminole Community School and worked with

Today, Arlene is the President of the North Tampa Arts League for the 2012-13 year. She continues to show in many venues, has won awards for her work, and still teaches on occasion. To view her artist’s page on the NTAL website, go to and click on Artists Gallery. v

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The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers and teams for the New Tampa Relay For Life. A Committee Rally will be held on September 4th at Holiday Inn Express & Suites in New Tampa at 6 pm. Hunter's Green residents interested in being a volunteer on the planning committee or forming a team are encouraged to attend. A Kick-Off Party for the event will be Tuesday, October 2nd at Hunter's Green Country Club at 6 pm. The New Tampa 2013 goal is to rank in the Top 25 Relay Events in Florida and raise $150,000. The 2012 Relay fundraising efforts contributed $115,000. The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. “New Tampa residents who give their time, energy and financial commitment to this exciting event are

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really standing up for our community and its pledge to join the fight,” said Bill Holster, Team Development Chair. This year’s New Tampa Relay will be held at Freedom High School in April 2013. Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out on an athletic track. The goal is to keep one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. If you would like to volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, serve as a team captain, or sponsor our event please contact Michelle Rossi Michelle.Rossi@ or visit newtampafl To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit v


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News ] of 2009 and is one of the newest Rotary Club in District 6890. One of the unique characteristics about our Club is that we meet in the evening which is more convenient for our members. Visit us and discover how much fun Rotary can be.

The Incoming President for 2012-2013, Robert Gates was sworn in by Rotary District Governor Elect, George Robertson-Burnett at an Installation Dinner recently at Hunter’s Green Country Club.

New Tampa Evening Rotary Club Wednesday 6:30 pm Each Week

At Hunter's Green Country Club The Rotary Club of New Tampa Evening was chartered in March


President Robert Gates invites you to join us every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Hunter's Green Country Club for fun, fellowship and Rotary information. Dinner is optional and the view from the back of the room in the early evening with the sun over the golf course is breathtaking. It’s a wonderful way to end the day and be involved in a club where you make a difference in the lives of others. This year’s Rotary theme is Peace Through Service which complements our Rotary motto of: Service Above Self – One Profits Most Who Serves Best. Some of the Club’s local initiatives this year will be Rotary Camp Florida, Joshua House, Feeding America Tampa Bay and New Tampa Relay For Life. v

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THE RIGHT FIT™ FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR TAMPA AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS The Right Fit™ Foundation ( announced its first annual $5,000 scholarship for local high school students. To qualify, students must be a US Citizen, a resident of Hillsborough County, and have a weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must also attend one of the Foundation’s free college admission and financial aid classes along with their parents or guardians. Finalists may be interviewed. One scholarship will be awarded per year. The Right Fit™ Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3), dedicated to educating families about the college admission and financial aid process. Helping Students Find the Right Fit™

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Independent college consultant Kenneth Albert created The Right Fit ™ Foundation to provide free classes to the community on how to select the right college, how to maximize financial aid, and how to reduce the family's out-of-pocket expenses. Inspired by his own experience of

changing careers mid-life, he realized that students and their parents often miss the real heart of planning for college- getting the right fit to begin with. He wrote the book Finding the Right Fit: The Ultimate Guide to College (Mill City Press, 2009) to help families navigate the college search process and help students choose their career path wisely. A $5,000 Scholarship For College

This year, the Foundation is offering a $5,000 college scholarship, giving preference to middle income families. “These families often do not qualify for need-based financial aid and borrow more on average to pay for college,” says Albert. Students can register to attend a class on the website: www. The scholarship application is also available on the website. The deadline for application is January 15, 2013, and the winner will be notified March 15, 2013.

Finalists may be asked to complete an interview. The scholarship is a one-time award (nonrenewable) and will be paid directly to the accredited four-year college or university the winner chooses to attend. "The Right Fit Foundation is excited to help families that need it the most, and hope to expand the scholarship to $10,000 next year,” says Albert. About The Right Fit™ Foundation

Kenneth Albert, The Right Fit ™ Foundation’s founder, has been helping families with college since 1995. He created the non-profit in order to provide assistance and mentorship to families at no cost. The foundation helps students select colleges, majors and careers that fit their personality and academic profile, and helps families identify sources of financial aid to lower the cost of college. v

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Experience something brand new and totally awesome. Hunter’s Green Elementary School Hunter's Green Elementary is off to a great start. We are currently working on our PTA Membership drive. Our school wide fundraiser kicked off August 30th for 2 weeks. The fund raiser is an envelope drive.

Come to the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) and explore more than 450 hands-on, minds-on activities!

We appreciate any donations towards our educational programs and the teacher supplement fund. Also, anyone interested in being a business partner or volunteering their time to assist around the campus please call the school at 813-973-7394 or email us at president@ v

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2013 WOMEN OF DISTINCTION Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) announces an open call for nominations for its prestigious Women of Distinction recognition. In addition to the Women of Distinction, the inaugural Woman of Promise Award will be presented to a deserving young woman under the age of 35. Women do not have to have been Girl Scouts to be nominated. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, Sept. 10th; applications can be downloaded from the council’s website, www.gswcf. org/wod. Honorees will be announced in October. Those selected as honorees are women whose accomplishments make them positive role models who inspire girls to achieve their own goals and dreams. They exemplify the Girl Scout Promise and Law through ethical leadership and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens through community service. Those selected as a 2013 Woman of Distinction and the Woman of Promise will be honored at a the 12th annual WOD luncheon Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa. This event honors women who have achieved success in their chosen fields and who serve as role models for girls and young women and benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.

To be considered, Women of Distinction and Woman of Promise nominees must live within Girl Scouts of West Central Florida’s geographic boundaries (Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties); nominees are not required to have been Girl Scouts. The Women of Distinction and Woman of Promise Selection Committee will review the nominations received on or before Sept. 10th and make their selections. For more information, please contact Jerri Creed, development manager: 800-881-4475, ext. 1690, or email Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) serves nearly 22,000 girls and 11,000 adult members in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. GSWCF receives funding from area United Way agencies. Did you know that more than 53% of all women business owners are Girl Scout alumnae? For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, visit, or call 800-881-4475. v

schedule of in-person and online trainings for all troop leaders, assisting them in developing their skills and learning about the Girl Scout program. In addition to troop leaders, GSWCF is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of other positions. Volunteers are needed to work behind the scenes to support troop leaders, or to train other volunteers. Volunteers are also needed to work directly with girls as event directors or program facilitators at local Girl Scout camps. The possibilities are endless! No matter the position, Girl Scout volunteers gain valuable job experience, hone leadership skills, participate in

GIRL SCOUTS LOOKING FOR LOCAL TROOP LEADERS & VOLUNTEERS Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) is seeking troop leaders, both men and women over age 18, to volunteer as positive adult role models for girls. Troop leaders facilitate activities meeting the contemporary needs of girls, and make a lasting impact by helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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Last year, Shawn Harrison was leading the charge to restore USF’s education funding and protect the university from deeper cuts that would’ve crippled USF. Shawn believes USF is one of the leading economic drivers of our region and will always stand with the students, faculty and staff of USF to keep our university growing and improving the lives of so many young men and women.

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September General Meeting: Wednesday, September 19th, Noon - 1pm St. Andrews Church behind USAA... follow GFWC signs. Bring a friend to see what we are all about.

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TAILGATING FUNDRAISER OF THE SEASON! It’s the season to join the New Tampa Family YMCA for our 8th annual Saturday Night Lights fundraiser. The event takes place on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 from 7-11pm. Come dressed in your favorite sports team apparel and enjoy food from local restaurants, cocktails, entertainment, televised football games, and a must-see silent auction. Free childcare is provided, but sign up quickly as space is limited. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 for MVP seating and can be purchased at or at the New Tampa Family YMCA.

Back to school also means back to sports. Our basketball league is now forming for the Fall Season. Participants, ages 3-17, will learn the sport’s fundamentals, practice sportsmanship skills and have a great time! Deadline to register is September 29th (can be subject to change). For information on coaching, volunteering, donating or sponsoring a team, please contact Tony Brewington at tbrewington@

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