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Volume 2, Issue 9 June 2012

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ather’s Day is approaching. Again, no need to wait for just that one special day to express to your Father or Father figure, how very important they are to you. Try something just from your heart, like a poem or a card made from scratch. I know those are things that children do a lot, however, it still works as a grown up child. :)

What Makes a Dad? God took the strength of a mountain,  The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun,  The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature,  The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages,  The power of the eagle’s flight, The joy of a morning in spring,  The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity,  The depth of a family need,

Association Information TPOA Administration Community Director: Jo Ann Conrad Property Manager: Bonnie French 16101 Compton Drive M-F 9 AM - 5 PM 977-3337 Fax: 978-8067

CDD Board of Supervisors

Board of Directors President Bill Edwards, 972-4238

Tampa Palms Parks

Vice-President Jake Schoolfield, 998-2620 Secretary Barbara Shimer, 971-8063 Treasurer Dudley Bryant, 977-7630


Office: 16311 Tampa Palms Bvd Tampa, Fl 33647 813 977-3933 813 977-6571 FAX Consultant Maggie Wilson, TPOA 977-3933 Fax: 977-6571

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He called it … Dad All residents remember to send in your photos, stories, news, happenings, social events, charities, scout news, school news and more. Palms Magazine is all about YOU! The Cover Photo on test is going strong and we are receiving a lot of pictures. Sure makes it fun to see and place all the pictures in the newsletter and you could win a $25 gift card. For the Hidden Picture Contest this month, let’s do something fun for Dads. Look for a small baseball.  We hid it well in one of the ads, however if you find it and your name is picked, you will win a $25 gift card to a local restaurant. Send in photos and hidden picture entries to

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Please send in your articles, resident stories, photos, club calendar updates & Tampa Palms community news

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© 2012 Palms Magazine. All rights reserved. Palms Magazine is currently published monthly, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents of the Tampa Palms area and advertisers. Unless otherwise noted, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher. Palms Magazine is not an officially sanctioned publication of the Tampa Palms Association or Tampa Palms Country Club. Tampa Palms Country Club logo used with permission. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by Palms Magazine. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit all submissions for length and clarity. The Publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

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Mi r anda’ s Membership Message Miranda from the Membership Office here and I am pleased to announce that we have two anniversaries to celebrate this year. In addition to celebrating our 25th Silver Anniversary at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club, we are also celebrating ClubCorp’s 55th Anniversary. To celebrate and thank you for your club membership, we have not one, but two

Anniversary Membership Programs to celebrate. If you know someone interested in membership please let me know. This special invitation is only available for a limited time! Don’t delay, contact me today! or 813-632-1672

25th Anniversary Membership Program

55th Celebration Membership Program

New Social, Athletic or Tennis Members may join the club and receive a $25 initiation fee, $25 discount on their dues for up to 25 months. Guess what? As their member sponsor, you receive the $25 discount on your dues for up to 25 months as well.

Share the Club Life with your family. Only $55 to join and $55 a month. This is an exclusive invitation to current members of clubs in the ClubCorp family. You may extend this special membership invitation to your parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and in-laws. The 55th Celebration Membership extends membership privileges at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club to include social & dining, swimming pool, fitness and tennis membership privileges.

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Club News only $20 per application! This is $10 off of the regular price and $5 off the lowest package price! Take advantage of this fantastic deal today and get yourself ready for swimsuit season with your own healthy tan!

Session 9 August 6th - 10th. Around the World in 5 Days* Session 10 August 13th - 17th. Nickelodeon Days*

Please call the TAC to schedule your Camp Ratios Healthy Tan, 632-1676. 1 Counselor/10 kids *Our counselors are background screened, trained in First Aid & CPR, and have recently won the ClubCorp Team of Excellence Award for their performance. Our talented staff is comprised of Hillsborough and Pasco county teachers, college students, and lifeguards*

Youth Programs Spa News Beautiful Skin Starts at the Tampa Palms Spa! Beautiful skin begins with healthy skin. To maintain and improve the health of your skin, an effective, professional cosmoceutical skincare plan is imperative. Over the counter products only treat the surface layer of the skin. Optimal skin health is achieved by reaching live tissue. Our professional skincare products work at the cellular level to diminish fine lines, fade sun damage, increase hydration and promote cellular turnover, which will create more youthful looking skin. To schedule a facial treatment or consultation to begin a home care treatment plan, call the TAC at 632-1676 or our esthetician Paula at 416-5677.

Spring Sunless Tan Special You’ve been working hard on getting your body into shape for spring, now add the finishing touch with a healthy sunless tan. Healthy Tan works naturally with your body’s amino acids and adds more color with each application. During the month of June our spray tans will be offered for the discount price of Page 6

Camp Rates

2012 Summer Activity Camp Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club is the place to be! Join us for a summer full of fun and activity! Campers will have the opportunity to participate in tennis, golf, swimming, daily arts and crafts projects, and a variety of indoor and outdoor games. Weekly themes will be incorporated into our crafts and indoor & outdoor activities to ensure a summer filled with fun and excitement! Snack will be provided and is included. Lunch can be brought bagged and labeled, or purchased off our special camper’s café menu for $5 per day.

Camp Sessions Session 1: June 11th -15th. Amazing Animals Session 2: June 18th - 22nd. Performing Arts Week Session 3: June 25th - 29th. Sports Week Session 4: July 2nd - 6th, * prorated Everyday is a Holiday Session 5: July 9th - 13th. Mad Science Workshop Session 6: July 16th - 20th.  Storybooks and Superheroes Session 7: July 23rd - 27th. Splish~Splash Water Fun Session 8: July 30th - August 3rd.  Tampa Palms Olympic Games

Regular Hours: 9 am - 3 pm $150/wk $40/d members $175/wk $45/d non-members Extended Care Hours: 8 am - 6:30 pm $200/wk $50/d members $225/wk $55/d non-members After Golf Camp: 11:30 am - 3 pm $50/wk members $60/wk non-members 11:30 am - 6:30 pm $100/wk members $120/wk non-members Before and After Tennis Camp: 8 am - 9:30 am & 1:30 pm-6:30 pm $75/wk members. $90/wk non-members

development. As students learn the art of self defense they acquire self-confidence, humility, and the ability to concentrate. Isshinryu Karate combines a well-rounded exercise program with important advantages over other styles. At Pro Karate Center we understand the problems unique to youngsters, and concerns parents naturally have. This well organized, professionally planned children’s Isshinryu program is designed to help parents in the task of building a child’s self confidence, self discipline, positive outlook, and self esteem. They learn to take pride in themselves and their accomplishments. The Pro Karate Center offers a satellite program of classes right here at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club. We feel our programs are the best the area has to offer featuring well– organized classes for children, teens, and adults.

Wednesday: Beg. Youth (W,Y,O) 4:05—4:50 pm Adv. Youth (Blue +) 4:55—5:40 pm Adults (ages 16+) 5:45—6:45 pm


Discounts Available Families with more than one child enrolling will get 10% off each child’s tuition. If you enroll and attend for multiple weeks, any week after the third paid week will be 10% off

Beg. Youth (W,Y,O) 11:05—11:50 am Adv. Youth (Blue+) 11:55—12:40 am

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The program is progressive and classes are recommended for two days/week but the following option is available for those who cannot make the two day/week commitment.

Karate Classes The Pro Karate Center was established to promote good mental health, physical fitness, and self defense through the Okinawan style of karate, Isshinryu. Isshinryu’s main objective is the perfection of oneself through both physical and mental

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Individual Monthly Dues

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Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing at USF. Dr Verve is certified in Internal and Geriatric Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Board Certified internal MediCine & GeriatriCs

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Tips from the Trainer Joanna van der Laan

Negatives Negatives are a good thing - When a muscle shortens during an exercise, it is called the concentric or positive phase of contraction. When it lengthens, it is called the eccentric or negative phase. Research shows that the muscle can be up to 40% stronger in this negative phase. Capitalize on this fact for a more effective workout. For example, raise the lower arm in a bicep curl on a count of 1-2-3. Then lower the weight in a slower count of 1-2-3-4-5.

Weight Training at the Gym: Are you committed to making the daily trek to your local fitness center? Weight Training at the Gym has its advantages and we wanted to provide you some of the benefits and challenges of resistance training at your workout center.

Weight Training Safety Working out with heavy free weights can be a dangerous thing, when you do not use a spotter to help assist you with heavy weighted lifts. In a gym environment, there is always someone around to support your heavy lifting programs, whether it’s staff or a another member. You can also get some support and advice from the staff while resistance training to ensure you are using proper form and technique with all your weight training exercises.

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Meet a New Training Partner A local gym or fitness center is an outstanding place to meet and interact with new people. If your social life needs a boost, then joining a gym might just provide you an opportunity to make new friends while you are trying to reach your fitness and health goals.

Choices of Equipment Just like a home gym provides you lots of flexibility in its own way, weight training at the gym, offers most people a wider selection of machines or exercise equipment than you could afford or accommodate in your own home. If you get bored easily or tired of the same type of fitness training routines, then having more choices and fitness equipment options provides you new motivation for working out.

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fitness goals. Getting away to a gym helps eliminate many of the day to day challenges that you might face while trying to workout at your home gym. Watching other people train can also help you stay stimulated and motivated to stay with your resistance training program.

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1) In the pool, cross training isn’t a slack day. Some athletes roll their eyes when you suggest cross training. To them, a day off from their sport is a wasted day, a day when they have to do half –effort, low impact exercise. Swimming will clean up cross training’s reputation. If you spend your easy/cross training days swimming, you can get in a tough, quality workout without compromising your rest. Because swimming is low impact and challenges different muscle groups, you can swim hard without risking injury or fatigue. 2) No Impact. One of the great qualities of swimming is that there is no impact on your body. No kneejarring running or hip-grinding cycling. Most aerobic exercise involves some sort of impact, but swimming will give your body a much needed break from the pounding. Don’t let this make you think impact is inherently bad. In fact, impact exercise strengthens bones and can increase bone density. Don’t swear off impact training all together; just mix it up with some low-impact time in the pool. 3) Total Body Workout. Swimming involves your arms, legs, back, and core. A workout that comprehensive is tough to come by. Athletes often spend most of their time fine-tuning the muscles they use most, like runners who spend most of their time strengthening their legs. The down side of this concept is that when you’re competing or otherwise pushing your body, it’s important to be strong from head to toe. Even though runners need strong legs, it’s also important that their arms, back and core are strong to help get them over the finish line as quickly as possible. 4) A New Test for Your Lungs. Need to increase lung capacity? The pool is a great place to do it. After all, your face will be underwater for most of your work out. This can train your body to take quality breaths and increase your breathing economy which will help you with your dry land efforts as well. You’ll Page 10


find your lungs using oxygen more efficiently because of your time in the pool. 5) Injured? Hop in the Pool. Injured athletes who are feeling restless or need rehab before getting back to their normal exercise routine will find refuge in the pool. Swimming is good for injured athletes for the same reasons it is great for cross training. Swimming provides low impact resistance training, which is a valuable tool for rehabbing athletes. Whether you are looking for a total body workout, cross training for your off days, or just another exciting form of exercising, you need to give swimming a try. Plus, who would say no to a refreshing dip on a hot summer’s day? For more information about swimming at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club call 813-632-1676 or stop by the Club today.

Tennis Upcoming Events New Ladies Drill Group

Tuesday mornings 9 am-10 am 3.0, 3.5, 4.0. Sign-up is required. Minimum 3, Maximum 6 per session. $15 members. $18 nonmembers.

This month Tampa Palms Members enjoy this special event: An Evening with the House of Castello

Presented by the Castello Brand Cheeses

June 7th. Cocktail Reception: 6:30 pm, Dinner: 7 pm. For reservations or more info, call 813-972-1991. Cost: $45.95 per person.

Dress: Country Club Casual Slacks and collared shirts. No Jeans. Celebrity Chef Beau MacMillan of Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa and winner of Iron Chef America will be our guest chef for the event.

TIP OF THE MONTH From Orlando Rabeiro

1st Assistant Golf Professional Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club

Learning to Make Better Putts If you can putt, you can play. Anyone who has played golf over time has probably heard that adage and painfully learned its truth as they three- or fourputted a green. Putting is often the last thing that golfers work on, yet it accounts for more than 50% of the par strokes in 18 holes. Improving one’s putting makes good sense. Putting begins with the grip. Holding a putter is different from holding an iron or wood, where an interlocking grip is utilized. Most golfers don’t pay enough attention to how they grip the club, but the best golfers understand what Ben Hogan said, “Good golf begins with a good grip.” A good putting grip keeps the wrists still, yet it isn’t stiff. The grip is the transfer point for body energy to the club. Tension and stress will flow into the stroke if the grip is tense and stiff, so loosen up. The only wrong way to grip the club is to seize it like grim death. After finding a comfortable grip that immobilizes the wrists, the next thing to consider for improving one’s putting is to concentrate on the stroke. The putting stroke involves a gentle, controlled rocking motion of the shoulders. Remember that in putting, the club head moves forward while everything else should simply rock through the motion of the stroke. This means that hands, head, elbows, and grip move together as one to stroke the putter head forward. The golfer should swing the putter in a pendulum motion backward and forward smoothly. The good putter strikes the ball with the club head square to the target and follows through. Some

Tennis Tip of the Month Change of Pace Throw in a moonball for a change of pace. Serve, volley, forehand, backhand, overhead and lob are all the basic strokes in tennis. You definitely need all of these in

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pros recommend practicing with a coin behind the ball to focus on throughout the stroke to keep the head still. Once a grip and stroke are perfected, it is time to putt. To do so requires the ability to read the green. One key recommendation when playing a course is to get there early and practice putting on the practice green before the game. The practice greens can reveal a lot about the greens on the course including: the speed that the ball will roll, the types of contours to be encountered, length of the grass, etc. When reading a green, try to see the contours - in other words, the high and low points. Find the lowest point on the green which is where the ball will roll toward. Figure out where the lowest part is in relation to the hole and your ball. The speed required for a putt is also influenced by the grain of the grass. The grain is like the hair on a dog’s back and rubbing the wrong way creates friction; putting against the grain slows a ball down. Grain is sometimes hard to see, but remember that grass grows toward water and sometimes grain can be seen by looking for a dull color (looking against the grain) or shiny color (looking with the grain). Once a golfer has developed a good grip, a competent stroke, and understands how to read the greens, there one more thing that must be done— PRACTICE. Great golfers agree that practice is the most important factor in learning to putt well. As Jack Nicolas said, “Mechanics are open to change, with practice being the true key to putting.”

your arsenal PLUS one more. The Moonball. The moonball is used to keep your opponent behind the baseline and to also change the pace. A VERY effective shot!! - Thomas Judson Head Tennis Professional.

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Ask The EXPERTS true of properties that are priced $300,000. or less. 


Interest rates are “crazy low” right now.  The average 30-year rate is around 4%. If you have great credit the rate can be as low as 3.5%.  Couple that with low home prices, shrinking inventory, lower unemployment and you have the beginnings of a bottom. 

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his is probably the most asked question in the housing industry.  Everyone listens to the news or reads articles on the internet regarding the state of the market.  But all real estate is local. What matters are inventory levels of available housing and the local job market.

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The number of homes available for purchase within our area has been trending down for the past year. That inventory has three components, pre-foreclosure short sales, non- distressed and bank owned. Non-distressed is made up of regular properties sold by individuals and new homes from

various builders. Bank owned are homes that have gone all the way through the foreclosure process. Available homes within all three categories is down. If a home is priced right and ready to move into, the seller may receive multiple offers. This is especially

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Business Spotlight

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ampa now has an unparalleled physical therapy and sports enhancement clinic. Sport and Spine Physical Therapy and Wellness Center located on Amberly Drive in New Tampa is owned and operated by Dr. Ryan Whelton.  

Dr. Whelton has impressive experience rehabilitating and training some of the world’s most elite athletes. He played a crucial Dr. Whelton role as part of the medical staff helping the New England Patriots win Super Bowl XXXVIII.  He has worked with elite athletes such as pro-bowlers;

Tom Brady, Matt Hasslebeck, Deon Branch and many more. He has also worked with the NBA, several professional baseball players from numerous major league teams, UFC fighters, and WNBA players, as well as training athletes for the NFL draft training in New Orleans.  He works with highlevel ballerinas, golfers, gymnasts, tri-athletes, weekend warriors and patients with chronic pain.   His experience also includes working for over two years rehabilitating our nation’s active duty soldiers and veterans. He knows what it takes to work hard, as he himself was a fullscholarship division I1 athlete while pursing his doctorate.

Dr. Whelton working with the New England Patriots

Sport and Spine PT has a 98% success rate in returning their patients back to their prior level of function. Programs offered at Sport and Spine PT and Wellness include pediatric physical therapy, fibromyalgia relief program, back and neck pain relief programs and drug-free weight loss programs. They are also the only Physical Therapy clinic in Tampa to offer a TMJ and headache relief program.  They also treat adolescent sports injuries and assist with injury prevention during

athletic training.  Dr. Whelton works with young athletes preparing them for college athletics, improving speed/ agility, strength and power both onsite and in the clinic. His clinic offers neuromuscular massage therapy, yoga and Pilates classes as well.  v Sport and Spine Physical Therapy and Wellness Clinic is located at 15303 Amberly Drive, Suite C. Call 813-699-9040 for an appointment or go to www.






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St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital patients and caregivers have fun dancing to the “Cha-Cha Slide” during prom night at the hospital.

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
Gives Patients a Prom of Their Very Own


rom season is underway throughout the United States, and inside the walls of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Nearly 100 current and former pediatric patients dressed up in fancy gowns and handsome tuxedo jackets, many donated by hospital employees, and took part in their own prom night held at the hospital on May 11th. Like all proms, the special evening included a mix of music, dancing, refreshments, keepsake photos and memories that are sure to last a lifetime.     Children with chronic or life-threatening conditions sometimes miss or have to delay traditional childhood rituals, such as playing a team sport, slumber parties, learning to drive and participating in high school dances. Child Life Specialists at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital organize special events, like prom, in an effort to provide patients with experiences that they might not otherwise have due to treatment and hospitalization.   Eighteen-year-old Daniel Myers is one of those patients. Born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Daniel has undergone six heart surgeries in his lifetime and was in the hospital during his own high school prom last year. He was thrilled at the opportuPalms Magazine


nity to attend prom, and spent most of the evening on the dance floor.   And because no child should have to miss prom because of an illness or injury, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital did not limit the prom to just high school patients.


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“For some seriously ill pediatric patients, attending this prom may have been a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Leah Frohnerath, child life supervisor at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “We think it’s a night that every child should have, no matter how sick, which is why we gave all of our patients a chance to go to prom now.”

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his summer is the 10th year the Tampa Garden Club has sponsored a nature camp, Kids in the Garden, for children who have  completed  K - 5th grades. Limit is 45 children. They work and play in groups with teen aged ‘counselors’ who are volunteers with the Town ‘n Country Youth group and several ‘graduates’ of the Kids in the Garden who are now of high school age.  Tampa Garden Club members provide a variety of activities which include arts/crafts, gardening and science activities.  The registration opened in March and the camp is full at this point.  Look for this camp next year on our website: v

New Officers For 2012-14

The Tampa Garden club installed its new officers for 2012-14.  They are: president, Missy Weiner; 1st vice president, Kathy Lewis; 2nd vice president, Kitty Wallace; Treasurer, Nancy Criswell; and Recording Secretary, Denise Rasmussen.   

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Come visit the “Business Leaders” BNI Chapter in Cory Lake Isles on Wednesdays at 7:15am. Only 1 seat per profession, so lock out your competition today!

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Community Spotlight Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring

Morning Star Landscaping Project

The Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring has been busy the past few months with community volunteer projects and their annual fundraiser.  Morning Star Landscaping Project On March 24th, they held a garden spring clean up day. We pulled weeds, spread new mulch, cleaned up the sensory garden and the vegetable garden. It was a fun, casual day and a great way to give back to the community. Thank you to Danielle Schmitz for her leadership.

heartwarming to do this for one of our patients as together we made a difference. Mary Pugh graciously served as team leader.

Paint your Heart Out On April 21st, a big group of volunteers gathered to paint a deserving community member’s house. It was

Clothing Drive On March 24th, 3 SUVs and 2 U-hauls packed with clothing, toys and household goods, caravanned

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out to the Lacoochee, Boys and Girls Club. Thanks to Amy Crews and overwhelming participation from FMC physicians and employees the day was a great success.  Casino Night - On April 28th, 350 attendees enjoyed the Foundation’s annual fundraiser. It

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Meeting dates

Rotary NEWS

Our regular weekly club breakfast meetings are held on Friday mornings at 7:00 am at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Our schedule for future club and District events, their dates, meeting times and speakers is listed below.

Rotary’s 9th Annual Pig Fest

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arly calculations show over 1200 in attendance, a 20% improvement over last year for Rotary’s Pig Fest. This year’s event included a food drive to support “Feeding America Tampa Bay” as attendees were asked to bring an item of food for donation and a “Vendor Village”, spotlighting women owned businesses. Peter Gambacorta, event chair, promoted the idea of the Vendor Village to recognize the 25 years that women have been in Rotary. New Tampa Club President, Matt Palmer said, “The 9th Annual Rotary PigFest was a great success! Under the leadership of event Chairperson Peter Gambacorta, 6 local New Tampa Rotary clubsworked as a finely tuned team. There was plenty of great food, a huge number of interesting vendor tents, a large array of community oriented sponsors and an extremely entertaining music venue. “I am very proud to be part of this event that raises funds for our local New Tampa Rotary clubs for their charitable giving. The 1.2 million

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June 15, 2012 District 6890 and New Tampa Rotary Installation Banquet Incoming District Governor, Tom Mayor Bob Buckhorn with Dallas Smith

international members of Rotary clubs goals are to have fun, fellowship, network and help those in need, locally, regionally and globally. ” The winners of this year’s event include: Pig Roasting Competition 1st Place and $500: Sir Pigs A Lot and the Knights of the Holy Grill -Gary Callicoat, Captain 2nd Place and $250: Heaven Sent (tie)- “Uncle Mel” Carver, Captain Holy Hog BBQ, Dan Stenglein, Captain $1000 Cash Prize: Roger Monsour 50/50 Drawing: Pat Rogers, CEO of Feeding America Tampa Bay.

Wade and Incoming Club President, Dennis Loomis host the District 6890 and Rotary Club of New Tampa Installation Banquet.

June 22, 2012 Philanthropy and Rotary Dale Brooks, President DAB Ministries

June 29, 2012 Declaration of Independence Mark Grosenbaugh, Assistant Organizer of “

Professional, business and community leaders who live, work or have retired in the New Tampa Area may be eligible for membership in the New Tampa Rotary Club. For further information about our club visit our website at, contact by phone Eric Longphee 813-202-1105, or email to Eric.

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Community News St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Encourages Parents to Prevent & Prepare for a Blaze


oes your family have an escape plan in case of a fire? If not, you should. According to Safe Kids USA, approximately 460 children ages 14 and under die each year in the United States in residential fires. In 2010, house fires claimed the lives of 132 people in Florida (10 from Hillsborough County) and injured an additional  3,665 people (206 from Hillsborough County).  

 Fires can start easily, spread rapidly and intensify quickly. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can turn into a major fire. In just minutes, a house can fill with thick black smoke and become engulfed in flames.   Rebecca Kynes, an injury prevention expert at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital reminds parents that no matter how or where a fire starts, installing a smoke alarm is the first step toward keeping your family safe. “Smoke alarms are one of the best safety devices you can use to protect your family and your home from fire,” said Kynes. “Installing a smoke alarm on every level of your house and outside of each sleeping area reduces the chance of dying in a fire by nearly half. Be sure to test smoke alarms every month and replace batteries once a year.” St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is currently distributing free smoke detectors for families in the Tampa area. For more information, contact the Safety Store at(813) 554-8510. According to Kynes, teaching

children about the dangers of fire and how to escape can help prevent tragedy during a household fire. “There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire,” said Kynes. “It’s not a question of luck. It’s a matter of preparation.”   St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital recommends the following tips for parents and caregivers on how to prepare children in case of a residential fire. Plan & practice: • Identify two escape routes out of each room of the house.  • Assign an adult to each child, regardless of age. This is especially vital for infants or children with special health care needs or mobility problems, and teens who can easily sleep through an alarm. • Practice fire drills at least twice a year. “Run through the exercise so the kids learn to leave quickly and not react by hiding in a closet or under the bed,” said Kynes.

• Designate an outside meeting place so all members of the family can be accounted for quickly. Teach safety: • Children should know the sound of the smoke alarm. When they hear it, teach them to get outside quickly and crawl low if there is smoke. • Touch doors with the back of your hand before opening them. If the door is hot, use an alternative exit. • Teach children never to go back into a burning building for anything, such as a toy or pet. • Be sure every family member knows how to “stop, drop and roll.” • Teach children to never touch or play with matches, lighters, candles or gasoline. • Be sure to set a good example. Never smoke in bed or disconnect smoke alarm batteries. For more information on how to prevent a fire-related tragedy in your home, please visit www. or contact the Safety Store at (813) 554-8510. v




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Tampa Palms Woman’s Club

Spring & Summer Events


ith the upcoming potluck on June 7th the Tampa Palms Womens Club is looking back on a great Spring of fundraising. At their luncheon they will have their charities as guests as well as the scholarship recipient from USF. They will receive TPWC hard earned money in the shape of checks. This was all earned through the dedication of our members at our wonderful community yard and bake sale in March, the fashion show at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club in April, and donations to our scholarship funds by members of our club. All of our members

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volunteer in one way or another; like directly setting things up for the club or reaching out to the schools and other charities. In keeping abreast of new ways to communicate in our ever global world, they received, during our May meeting, a technology session from NEW TAMPA Best Buy employees.

Ashley with members of Tampa Palms Women’s Club

This is a great gesture from Best Buy, to send out a ‘squad’ and inform the ladies on laptop computers and their applications, the smart phone and the ipad/tablet computer.

We were surprised to hear our local New Tampa Best Buy has a Community Relations Team, which is headed by the young man named Landon. They are focusing on teens. They provide for scholarships and grants, and have a strong program for elcetronics recycling.

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However , with our luncheon, we will set our phones on silent, our iPad tucked away and the laptop left at home to spend real face time with the other members and our charity and scholar ship recipients, and to enjoy the wonderful dishes all the women bring in. v

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Presidential Service Awards Presented to New Tampa Juniorettes


aturday May 19th the GFWC New Tampa Juniorettes celebrated their accomplishments for the year with a formal celebration at Hunters Green Country Club. Since June 2011 Juniorettes have volunteered 1473 hours in an effort to improve the quality of life in our community. Eight remarkable young ladies went above and beyond the required 25 hours of community service this year (from left to right):   Jessica Korver, is the outgoing fundraising chair and was inducted as Vice President of the Club. Korver donated 164 hours to serve our community during the June to May Juniorette year. She is a student at Benito Middle School and looks forward to fulfilling her term as Vice President.   Caroline Sharpless has retained her position as Chaplin. Sharpless donated 129 hours in service to her community. She also attends the Jansen Dance Studio where she recently played a part in their rendition of Seuessical.   Taylor Blasé donated 52 hours of service.   Isabel Tomsich is the incoming Chairman of the Presidents Special Project. She is an outstanding gymnast and softball player and she has a number of new project ideas for the upcoming year. Page 22

 Darby Frankfurth is the Public Relations Chairman and a past President of the New Tampa Juniorettes. Frankfurth donated 112 hours to Juniorette projects this year. In addition Miss Frankfurth is a candidate for State Director of Juniorette Clubs for the state of Florida. She is an active environmentalist and she also volunteers at the Florida Aquarium.   Sara Molina is the outgoing Vice President and was inducted as President of the club. Molina donated 103 hours to our community service projects. In addition she is a freshman at Wharton High School and competes in the pole vault for the school team.   Destinee Elmore is the incoming International Outreach Chairman and has donated 51 hours of volunteer service to the New Tampa Juniorettes. She is an active softball player and is a student at Benito Middle School.   Madison retains her position as the Education Chairman and has chosen Mort Elementary as her school of choice for the Box Tops for Education Campaign. Madison has donated 53 hours in service to her community this year.   Other award recipients not shown: Katie Hale, Maddy Rabil & Lauren Zook. v June 2012

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New Tampa Women’s Club Photos from the Convention in Orlando

Our Spring Project These wooden flowers were delivered to Melech Hospice House, located in Temple Terrace. The wooden flowers were decorated with vinyl circles and chalkboard vinyl center. Members added their favorite uplifting quote to the center with a chalk pen

which can be erased and new messages added by recipient. The Hospice House was thrilled to receive such a unique gift for their patients.

Our New Board: President: Michele Small Vice President Membership: Vicki Dunbar Treasurer: Debbie Ferri Secretary: Jean McDermott

Bring a friend to see what we are all about. Come and be a part of the oldest women’s community service organization in the Nation! Accepting new members at each meeting. Contact Michele Small at


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NEW TAMPA FAMILY YMCA Member Benefits At the New Tampa YMCA, you’ll find caring staff members, new friends, and a warm and friendly environment that supports you and helps you reach your wellness goals. Tampa YMCA members enjoy great benefits including…   • Full access to all Tampa YMCA facilities including 10 full-service family branches, 4 adult wellness centers, and 2 family water parks. • Unlimited group exercise, water aerobics, and indoor cycling classes*.

Summer Camp at the New Tampa YMCA Summer camps at the Y focus on nurturing the potential of children and helping them grow in spirit, mind and body.  We encourage fun and friendship and provide the opportunity for young people to build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting memories.  Y Summer camp also provides kids with the things they need to succeed in school by providing engaging, hands-on, education-based activities that help kids avoid summer learning loss. Full day and half day camps are available for kids ages 5 to 17. Sign up today at www.tampaymca. org or come in and sign up at the New Tampa YMCA.  

Swim Lessons at the New Tampa Y Did you know that Hillsborough County is the nation’s leader in drownings of children ages 1-4? This is not a statistic to be proud of and that’s why it is important that your child know how to swim.  Sign them up for swim lessons TODAY at the New Tampa YMCA.  Lessons are available for all ages at all times during the day and evening.  Go to or call 813866-9622 for more information.

• Reduced rates on programs and classes for youth and adults, including dance, gymnastics, martial arts, sports, personal training, and more. • Free child watch for children 7 and under while you’re at the Y.** • Open on all holidays except Christmas and Easter (hours may be limited; contact branch for details) • Free six-session Personal Exercise Program with a YMCA Wellness Coach • Unlimited lap and free swimming in ten heated outdoor pools…and two water parks in Valrico and Carrollwood! • Free YMCA member social events, family activities, volunteer opportunities, and seminars. • Access to more than 1,400 YMCAs across the bay and across the country through the AWAY (Always Welcome at the Y) program. For more details about the many benefits of Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA membership, request a copy of our New Member Welcome Kit at your YMCA branch.   * Indoor cycling not available at all locations. ** For Family Memberships Only


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School News Cafe Freedom

Youth LINKS Afghanistan

Freedom High School 17410 Commerce Park Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647, 558-1185

Youth LINKS Afghanistan Freedom High School is one of six schools nationwide chosen for the year-long program sponsored by the US Embassy in Afghanistan through Global Nomads Group’s Youth LINKS program. Once a month, a group of 10 girls from Freedom video conference with a group of high school girls in Kabul, Afghanistan. Each session has a specific agenda that we work with. It ranges from many different topics.

Some are what life is like for each respective student, what their goals are in life, what are the current events taking place where we live, to breaking many cutural stereotypes. This is truly the classroom of the future and these fortunate students are learning things that can not be taught in a traditional classroom. The girls recently had a video conference in which the parents of the students on both ends had an opportunity to “chat” with the parents from the other country. This experience has been life changing and living in a globally connected world makes it imparative that our future leaders have these kinds of opportunities to embrace different cultures and ethnicities! The students will meet a total of 6 times this school year using video conferencing. Both sets of students are working on final projects together. The Afghan students are looking at a woman’s education in their country and the Freedom High students are focusing on diversity among their peers.

Cafe Freedom Cafe Freedom, a student organization dedicated to mobilizing youth to engage in community-wide improvements, was founded at Freedom High School in 2009. The club instituted a literacy program in collaboration with Title I elementary schools in Hillsborough County and began working on international initiatives, such as raising funds to support rebuilding efforts in Haiti. This year we included three more high schools in our plan to encourage literacy in elementary classrooms and were able to give books to over 1400 2nd graders. In addition to the books, 2nd grade students were invited to participate in a Reading Festival to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with activities, cupcakes, and prizes. At our 2nd Annual April Pools Day event. We had well over a hundred children and families attend from over a dozen elementary schools in the area. Additionally members of Cafe Freedom mobilized students from 5 different high schools to volunteer at the event today.

The event was covered by a news crew from BayNews 9, and Brooke Bennett, Olympic Gold Medalist, joined in the festivities. Some special features of this year’s festival included demonstrations of Survival Infant Swimming, Stroke Technique by TBAY Aquatics Swim Team, an iPad 911 simulation station, arts and crafts related to pool safety, a literacy station, and cake and sandwiches. Parents who joined their children commented that this was an amazing opportunity for their children to learn about pool safety.

2012 Graduation Principal David Sheppard will say goodbye to a 2012 graduating class of an anticipated 485 students on June 5th at 4:30 p.m. The commencement ceremony takes place at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Valedictorian: Crystal Fleming Salutatorian: Christopher Tolson Class President: Kailey Gay

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National Junior Honor Society Isabel Tomsich and Tori Millington are both Tampa Palms residents and 7th graders at Liberty Middle School. They were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on April 30th. Approximately 100 6th, 7th and 8th graders were inducted.

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Tampa Palms Elementary Creates a New Learning/Healing Garden

Michele Paschal directs the garden project.

Home Depot came to the rescue for a classroom of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The students have been working hard trying to care for their school garden, but the garden was in desperate need of materials and plants. On May 9th, Home Depot and the Tampa Palms community built planters, trellises, benches and planted butterfly attracting plants to bring the garden to “life” for the students. With Home Depot’s help, the new, beautiful, outdoor classroom will provide the students a perfect place to learn, play and strengthen their body and mind. The garden will also provide the students with a place for fun and meaningful learning experiences.

A team of staff, students and parents from Tampa Palms Elementary and employees from Home Depot worked together to beautify a school learning garden funded by a generous donation of time and materials from the New Tampa Home Depot. 

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Tuesday, June 26th. 2:30 pm Moons glow! Stars twinkle! Planets illuminate! Explore the night skies with stories, games and activities. For children ages 5-12.

Friday, June 15th, 22nd, 29th. 1 pm Come to the library to enjoy a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Family Events

Thursday, June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 6:00 pm

Thursday, June 14th. 4:00 pm Thursday, June 21st. 4:00 pm Roll the dice in an attempt to become the wealthiest player traveling down Drama Drive on this life-size game board. Buy books and library services without landing in Library Jail or having to pay any late fines. For teens ages 12-18.


Thursday, June 28th. 4:00 pm For teens ages 12 to 18.

Monday, June 11th, 2:00 pm & Wednesday, June 27th 7:00 pm Marion and Shiva Stone, twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, come of age in an Ethopia on the brink of revolution, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.

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