THE Voice of the Lake Bernadette Community â€˘ Volume I, Issue 9
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M o n d ay, W e d n e s d ay s & F r i d ay s at 1 0 a m
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eptember, for me, means starting to think about the holidays and gearing up for four months of fun and activities. During these months, we will continue to work hard to produce an excellent newsletter for you. Though we 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. We encourage the younger residents to write about their community and their accomplishments. If you have a young writer in your home, we would love to hear from them. Halloween is next month, so take lots of pictures of your parties and trick or treating adventures. We will place them in the next issue! Happy Fall!
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[community News] Community Development District (CDD)
Golf Links Blvd Re-Paving
Resident Board Members Chairman - Bob Robertson Bob.lakeB@gmail.com Vice Chairman - Gary Glassman Elain Sebastian, Michael Berman Bill Castle CDD Meetings: Tuesday October 23rd at 6:30 pm and Tuesday, November 27th at 6:30pm.
Clubhouse Manager Dan Nesselt Phone: 813-788-7690 Fax: 813-780-9819 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
District Manager John Ricciardi Phone: 813- 235-5080 (C) Email: email@example.com
Clubhouse Hours Daily: 5:30 am-10 pm Office: 8 am-10 pm Main Pool: Open dawn till dusk Cabana Pool: 9 am-9 pm daily.
Homeowners Association (HOA) Board of Directors President - Jim Burns VP/Treasurer - John Fleming Secretary & Newsletter Coordinator Brigid Bauman Property Manager - Lloyd Rials Phone: 813-263-5905 (C) Email: Lrials@greenacreproperties.com Design Review Board Chairman – Vacant www.lakebernadettehoa.com
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by Bob Robertson CDD Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
n August 7th Pasco County Commissioner Pat Mulieri hosted an informational meeting on the status of Golf Links Blvd. At that time, the director of the county’s Paving Assessment Program, David Brown explained that all Lake Bernadette property owners will be receiving a notice from the county. That notice will outline the county’s proposal to re-pave Golf Links Blvd. and detail each owner’s option to vote for or against the re-paving proposal. That same notice will indicate the property owner’s financial responsibility for the project, should it be approved. As of press time there has not been a date set for that notice to be sent out.
Based on subsequent information received from Mr. Brown, we expect that the CDD’s financial responsibility will be just under $13,000 and that the CDD will have 12 votes. At the September 4th CDD meeting the Board of Supervisors voted 5 – 0 as follows; all 12 votes will be cast in favor of the proposal. Further, should the proposal be approved by the property owners, all of the required $13,000 will be paid from the CDD’s general reserve fund. This will result in no additional expense to CDD property owners. Questions regarding the specifics of the proposal may be directed to Mr. David Brown at email@example.com. v
Election on the Horizon! For those of us who live in Florida, the November election is not likely to sneak up on us. However there is a deadline that you may want to be aware of. The last day to register to vote is October 9, 2012. You can get a registration form at www. pascovotes.com. For those already registered, you can
avoid lines on Election Day by requesting a “Vote by Mail” ballot at the same site. In late October, a candidate forum featuring several local contests will be held at the Lake Bernadette clubhouse – watch the lighted info signs for exact date and time. v
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ello to all in Lake Bernadette. Patty and I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Texas and Nevada. We watched with great concern as Issac pounded the Gulf Coast. Our friends in New Orleans and Biloxi survived but suffered major damage. May God watch over all who have suffered. Now for some quick (refresher) comments. I know many of these are getting repetitious, but as long as residents fail to comply, they are worth mentioning. 1. Trees and their trimming are the responsibility of the property owner, and that includes trees in the median between the sidewalk and the street. Please keep trees trimmed up to ten feet to allow safe navigation of people and cars. 2. Although most residents comply, a few continue to park in the street and over sidewalks. Street parking is prohibited by Florida statue and will be reported to the Pasco Sheriff for citation. Illegal parked vehicles will be towed if warnings are ignored. 3. Speeding on Montford and Gulf Links has substantially subsided,
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but as with parking, a few refuse to slow down endangering our children and other pedestrians. Please keep your speed down to 20 MPH on side streets and 30 MPH on Gulf Links. I recently followed a car speeding at over 40 MPH on Montford. My camera is always at the ready and photos of speeders will be sent to the sheriff. 4. When walking and exercising your pets, remember to keep them
leashed and pick up any deposits they leave. 5. Residents witnessing any unlawful acts, theft, vandalism, assaults, and violations of law and order, report those actions to the sheriff. The HOA has no police powers over criminal acts. If your neighbor is overly noisy, blocks your driveway, or is stealing property, please call the sheriff and report it. HOA enforcement power is limited to those requirements in the Deed
Restrictions and Covenants. Save time and report sightings and violations to the sheriff. Remember, the annual budget meeting will take place October 29th and the annual HOA meeting, the first Monday in December. Check the website (lakebernadettehoa. com) for more information. Respectfully, Jim Burns - President, HOA
NEXT COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Saturday, November 10th 8am - 5pm. $5 Registration.
For further information call: 813-788-7690.
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CDD Events, Classes & Programs Aqua-Fit Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays (weather permitting). Time: 10 am. For more info, contact Nelson or Meredith Tuxbury at 813-782-4049
contact Lois Hayden at 780-8430. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Bingo CDD members only. Ages 18+, Meets the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month. 7 pm.
Movie Night First Friday of each month. Time: 6-8:30 pm. Kids ages 5-12 years enjoy a great movie, pizza, snacks and soda. For more info call 813-788-7690.
Book Club Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. Time: 7pm. For more info, contact Joann Strickland at 813-780-6683. Coffee Hour Homemade goodies, sugarfree items, coffee and tea for $2. Saturdays at 9:30 am. Jazzercise Cardio, strength, and stretch moves for a total body workout. Monday & Tuesday evenings. 6-7 pm. For more info, visit jazzercise.com Lilacs & Roses Red Hat Society. For more info,
Line Dancing class Monday evenings 7-8 pm
Poker, Cards & Games Bring your game faces. Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 6:30 pm. ROMEOS Contact Bill Hayden at 780-8430. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Scrabble Thursdays at 10am. For more info, contact Sherrie Gaulin at 782-8605. Scrapbooking Meets the last Friday of each month at 7pm.
Sunshine Club Should you know someone who needs comfort or encouragement through a difficult time, please contact Donna Fryza at 780-1327. She will send a heart-felt greeting card and communicate any needs so we all can be prayerful. Swim Lessons SwimKids USA teaches Infant swimming, survival swimming and stroke technique. For further info call 813-991-6258 or visit www.swimkidsusa.com. Zumba Dance / Fitness class set to international rhythms to create an aerobic routine that is fun and easy to follow. All fitness levels. Meets Thursdays at 6:30 pm low impact class, 7:30 pm regular class. For more info, contact 813-964-7226 or go to www.laviefitness. com.
Events September 22 Saturday Night Cruise - 4 pm - 8 pm. October 2 National Night Out - 6 pm. - 9 pm. National Night Out is a unique crime/drug prevention event which provides an opportunity for citizens, community groups, law enforcement and local officials to get out, meet, greet and discuss local issues. Live entertainment will be provided, kids games and food vendors will be on hand. October 27 Halloween Howl - 4 pm - 9 pm; Haunted House Open until 10pm November 10 Veterans’ Day Parade & Ceremony Parade at 10 am. - Come salute our Veterans! November 10Music & Motorcycles - 4 p.m. - 9 pm.
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New Spanish Classes Double your worth and break the language barrier! Fun, dynamic and interactive! Classes are customized for everyday use with less emphasis on rules and more focus on enriching your verbal ability to communicate at work or play. Classes are held in a well structured but informal group setting. They are customized for everyday use with less emphasis on rules and greater focus on enriching your verbal ability to communicate at work or play. Classes are fun and interactive! No books are needed as learning materials are provided.
Each module consists of 5 one-hour classes, meeting once a week at a designated location. Students may register for one or more modules at a time. As of July 2012, there is a total of 12 modules already available covering various topics from Travel & Business to Health Care. Modules 9 through 12 are deemed most appropriate for advanced Spanish learners.
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Ruth Linares holds a bachelor degree in Sociology from UC Denver and is currently working towards a master
degree in Community & Economic Development from Penn State University. Spanish is Ruth’s native language. She is TOPT certified and her professional experience includes teaching conversational Spanish at University of North Texas Adult Learning Center, writing and editing for La Voz (a bilingual newspaper in northeast Pennsylvania), translating printed materials from English to Spanish as an independent contractor, and language interpreter in several professional settings. She debuted as a selfpublished author with El Proceso de Amar, a poetry
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book in Spanish in 2007. Next on her to-do list is finishing her book on community development issues in Latin America while simultaneously working on a Pasco County community program evaluation project for her master’s final paper. Ruth has recently moved from PA and made Zephyrhills her new hometown! Total Cost per Module: $120. Register 2 weeks prior to start date to secure your place. Pick up registration form at the clubhouse. For questions please contact instructor at 610-848-0817 or e-mail at BestOfficeHelp@aol.com. v
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[ Community News ] Health & Wellness Calendar - Events Sister Stroll & 5K Run September 30th 6:30 am – 2 pm (6:30 am: Registration 5K Run. 11am: Sister Stroll Registration. 12pm: Walk Begins.) Participants in the 7th annual Sister Stroll may stroll in honor of or in memory of a loved one. A 5K run will also be held that same day, held on the quiet and safe streets surrounding the hospital on an officially-marked and picturesque course route with hills for an added challenge!
with a comfortable, supportive environment. Event will include refreshments, tours and a dedication ceremony. Price: Free.
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November 17th, 5 pm. Prices: Sister Stroll - Free. 5K Enjoy this free concert celebrating - $20 early bird; $25 after Sepa season of thanks, featuring mutember 1st. Call 813-783-6144 for sical selections from the Florida more information. Hospital Zephyrhills Chorale. The Chorale features commuSimpson Breast nity members, hospital staff, Health Center – Zephyrhills high school choir, Grand Opening area church members and more. Location: East Pasco Seventh Day October 4th. 5 pm – 7 pm (6 Adventist Church. pm ribbon cutting.) Join us for the grand opening event of the new Simpson Breast Health Center, providing the highest standard of care for patients in one convenient location
SUPPORT GROUPS Narcotics Anonymous Every evening. 7 pm – 8 pm at Wellness Center Conference Room.
Depression/Bipolar Support Every Monday. 7 pm – 9 pm in the Physical Therapy Waiting Room. Diabetes Support 1st Tuesday each month. 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Wellness Center Conference Room. Heart Failure Support 1st Thursday each month. 1pm – 2 pm in the Wellness Center Conference Room Multiple Sclerosis Support 1st Thursday each month. 3 pm – 4 pm in the Wellness Center Conference Room Parkinson’s Support 2nd Wednesday each month. 2 pm. – 3 pm in the Wellness Center Conference Room
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25 Annual Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup Followed by the Rollin’ on the River Rally
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Cleanup locations are available throughout Hillsborough County. Volunteers can pre-register for a location of their choice or they can register the day of the event at 8 am at Lowry Park Boat Ramp. The projects will begin at 9 am at various sites along the Hillsborough River, Alafia River and other waterways. We are expecting locations to fill up fast, so be sure to pre register.
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[ School News ] New River Elementary School 4710 River Glen Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 Phone: (813) 346-0500 nres.pasco.k12.fl.us/New_River
our school. As the year progresses, please do not hesitate to call, e-mail or stop by to discuss any questions, concerns, or celebrations. My e-mail is email@example.com and I check it frequently! I am looking forward to an exciting year filled with many lifelong learning experiences.
Calendar September 17th Boy Scout Jamboree in cafeteria 8 pm 21st All Pro Dad’s Meeting 7:30 am. Progress Reports 28th Karaoke Idol/Music Social 6:30 - 8:30 pm October 22nd: Planning Day No school for students 24th: Red Ribbon Week Starts 26th: Trunk Or Treat – 6-8pm. 29th-5th: Grade to BizTown. Report Cards go Home 31st: Halloween Mingle, Fall Party & Book Character Parade November 1st: Pirate Musical for Families – 7pm. 16th: All Pro Dad’s Mtg – 7:30am.
Principal’s Message The 2012-13 school year has gotten off to a great start! As evidenced by the increased flow of traffic in the parking lot, you can tell that New River Elementary is growing.. It just amazes me to watch as so much learning takes place at all levels every day. Our staff is growing and we have added a few new faces and a few have gone to other schools. Our schoolwide theme this year focuses on our NRES garden. Each grade level will be learning through hands-on experiences in the garden, that are based on state standards. Our culmination will be a community farmer’s market that will be held in May. We are excited that your child is at Page 10
Zephyrhills High School 6335 12th St. Zephyrhills, FL Phone: (813) 794-6100 zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/
Calendar September 21st Progress Reports 28th Underclassmen/Faculty Yearbook Photo October 6th SAT Exam. Deadline to register 9/14 10th ASVAB @Activity Ctr. 7:30-11 am 17th PSAT/NMSQT @Room 722 - 7:30-10:30 am 19th Quarter 1 Ends 22nd No School - Teacher Planning Day 23rd Homecoming Week (Oct 23-27) 26th ZHS vs. Fivay Homecoming Drive One 4 UR School at Jarrett Ford 27th Drive One 4 UR School at Jarrett Ford ACT Exam. Deadline to register 9/21 29th Report Cards PLAN Test (Oct. 29Nov.2) Periods 1-4 30th Retake Photos/Undercass/ Faculty Yearbook November 3rd SAT Exam. Deadline to register 10/5
8th Senior Panoramic Photo Large Club Photo Day Yearbook 19th Thanksgiving Break (Nov 19-23) 28th Progress Reports 29th Small Club Photo Day Yearbook
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September 21 at 7:30 pm Wesley Chapel | Home September 28 at 7:30 pm Hudson | Away
October 12 at 7:30 pm Anclote | Home October 19 at 7:30 pm Ridgewood | Away October 26 at 7:30 pm Fivay | Homecoming
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FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
The Right Fit™ Foundation (www.rightfitprogram.com) 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. 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 outof-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. 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. Finalists may be asked to complete an interview. The scholarship is a one-time award (non-renewable) 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. v Lake Bernadette News
[ B u s i n e ss S p o t l i g h t ] Ierna’s Heating & Cooling Named 2012 Business of The Year
erna’s Heating & Cooling is the proud recipient of the Central Pasco Chamber’s 2012 Business of The Year Award. Ron and Charlene Ierna gracefully accepted the award at the Chamber’s annual Installation & Awards Banquet.
The Central Pasco Chamber’s focus is to increase prosperity by encouraging growth of existing businesses and fostering new ones. Ierna’s feels this is a very special and personal honor to be recognized as the business of the year, as the chamber members voted on it collectively.
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Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is a local, family–owned– and–operated, full service air conditioning and heating contractor. We service the greater Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Northern Pinellas counties. Because of their commitment to customer service, IERNA’s has continued to grow every year since the company began in 2003. Their certified professionals are licensed to repair, service & perform maintenance on all makes and models of HVAC equipment. They are EPA certified, NATE certified, & Bryant certified Indoor Air Quality Specialists. They are proud to have the distinct honor of being recognized as the Florida Bryant “Dealer of the Year”.
They also believe in giving back to our local community! Ierna’s Heating & Cooling has built our business by creating long–term and lasting relationships with our customers as well as with their community. They are involved in the Central Pasco Chamber, the West Pasco Chamber, Dade City Chamber, Pasco-Hernando Hispanic Chamber as well as the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is an extremely proud sponsor of local area charitable organizations such as, American Cancer Society,
Big Brother’s Big Sisters, Meals on Wheels, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, The Florida Aquarium, The Spring and many more. For any and all of your indoor air comfort and air quality needs, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling at 813-948-6355, or visit their website www.IernaAir. com. Stay connected with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ iernaair or follow us on twitter at twitter.com/iernaair. v
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Luncheons to Build Awareness of Their Mentoring Programs
Top of Page: Big Sister April Saland and her little sister, Kylie at the Pasco luncheon in June. Left: Clays for Kids Fun-raiser at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O’Lakes
f you’re active in the Pasco community, no doubt you’ve been hearing about Big Brothers Big Sisters. The agency, which provides oneto-one volunteer mentors to children facing adversity, has been working hard to increase its impact on Pasco County.
The agency held two well-attended luncheons this year—one in West Pasco and one in East Pasco—in an effort to increase awareness, recruit volunteers and raise money to fund its programs. Next on the agenda is Big Brothers Big Sisters annual “Clays for Kids Fun-raiser”, sponsored by Earth Tech and held at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O’ Lakes. The event will be De-
cember 1st and it’s not too early to be a sponsor or form a team! Please support this effort to bring in funds that the agency will use to serve more children in Pasco County. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters, and to find out how you can volunteer or support its mentoring programs, please visit www.bbbsfl.org or call 813-769-3600. v
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[ have occurred between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., when people are least likely to be tuned into other sources of weather information. A NOAA Weather Radio is the lone government-operated radio system that provides National Weather Service severe weather warnings 24 hours a day.
Did You Know...? An important tool that can save your life and the life of your loved ones is a NOAA Weather Radio. According to FloridaDisaster. org, nearly 75 per-cent of tornado fatalities in Florida since 1950
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If you live in the path of the severe storm, and your family has a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio, the radio will automatically sound an alarm and then broadcast the warning message, regardless of the time of day. The newer weather radios even allow you to program the alarm to sound for specific counties and hazards. If you are hard of hearing or a heavy sleeper, there is even a kit available for the radio that includes a pillow shaker and strobe light which can wake you in the middle of the night.
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12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament The 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 10th, 8am shotgun start, at Seven Springs Golf Club, 3535 Trophy Boulevard, New Port Richey. This event is co-sponsored by Full Circle Financial - TFA and consists of 18 holes of golf (scramble format, best ball), breakfast from IHOP, and lunch from ARGENTO’s Italian Bistro & Bakery. There will be raffles, door prizes and an awards presentation. 144 participants are expected. The cost to participate is $80 per individual
No government funding is received. All funds raised will benefit the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, providing support services and educational programs for local families. The Alzheimer’s Family Organization pledges their conscientious effort to use all donations as efficiently as possible to serve the people of the area who are touched in some way by this awful disease. They hope you will join them in this worthy endeavor. For more information, give us a call at 727-848-8888 or toll free at 888-496-8004. They can also be reached by email at info@ alzheimersfamily.org.
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NOW is a personal and professional development program for business women in the Greater Zephyrhills region. KNOW provides a niche networking forum to openly discuss emerging issues impacting women in our business community in a supportive environment. Through KNOW, the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce wishes to cultivate talent by reaching out to today’s women executives and tomorrow’s leaders. Women interested in joining the Chamber of Commerce, or simply expanding your professional network, are invited to attend meetings of KNOW as our guest. $15 Chamber Members, $20 Guests Includes Lunch and Networking.
SAVE THE DATE! Next Meeting of KNOW Wednesday, December 5th, 11:30 am – 1: pm Speaker: To Be Announced
Chamber of Commerce ] For more information or to participate in KNOW contact the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce at (813) 782-1913 or Email at news@ zephyrhillschamber.org. www.facebook.com/ zephyrhillschamber.org.
UPcoming Events September 26th: Citizen of the Month Breakfast, Chancey Road Christian Church, 8:00 am September 28th: Business Leaders Roundtable, Topic TBD, New Venue: Blackstone’s Reef & Grill, 11:45 am-1 pm October 8th: Greater Zephyrhills / Dade City Chambers Present Candidates Forum Part I, East Pasco Adventist Academy, 38434 Centennial Rd., Dade City, 7-9pm, Meet & Greet 6:30 pm October 15th: Greater Zephyrhills and Dade City Chambers Present 2012 Candidates Forum Part II, East Pasco Adventist Academy , 38434 Centennial Rd., Dade City, 7-9pm, Meet & Greet 6:30 pm
Commit to Local Youth by Supporting Student Citizen of the Month
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will launch the 2012-2013 Student Citizen of the Month program on Wednesday, September 26th from 8 am at Chancey Road Christian Church. Chamber members wishing to support this important program are invited to do so now. At the monthly breakfast ceremony, Student Citizens are presented with certificates of achievement, medallions, and letters of commendation from local and state officials recognizing their achievements and the exceptional example they set for their peers. Our student citizens are always thrilled to leave with a bag full of “goodies” provided by chamber supporters. Chamber members wishing to support this important program are invited to do so through one of
the following ways: Become a “Gold Star” Sponsor: For $50 per month ($450 per year). You are invited to attend each ceremony and will be recognized at this ceremony as the Student Citizen Gold Star Sponsor in the program and in chamber newsletter. Monetary donations support the monthly ceremony, the Annual Student Citizen Banquet, and the chamber scholarship fund. Become a “Supporter”: Trendy school supplies, movie passes, event tickets, gift baskets, books, or a gift certificate from your or your fellow chamber members’ restaurant or retail outlet. These are just a few examples of ways you can be a Supporter. You are invited to attend each ceremony and are mentioned in the program and in chamber newsletter as a Student Citizen Supporter.
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Trina, a female rottie, 5 years old, very sweet, mellow and well-behaved with people, but not other dogs.# D7317
Phoebe. a loving and sweet 1 1/2 year Maine Coon mix. Loves to purr and loves to play. #C2541
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