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Joanne Roby elected Women’s Club president
CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Community Women’s Club elected Joanne Roby as its new president, along with new board members, on June 4 at the Belleair Country Club.

Roby will direct the club’s programs and projects, including allocating grants to certain Clearwater community organizations.

Seven board members also were elected. Kay Estock was elected first vice president, Mary Jane Robbins was elected second vice president, Sue Meier was elected third vice president, Ann Brewer was elected recording secretary, Rosalie Murray was elected corresponding secretary, Linda Parker was elected treasurer and Nancy Hughes was elected member at large.

Five earn Eagle Scout rank
CLEARWATER – Christopher Jeschke, Steve Kirk, John Lumsden, Cole Perry and Damian Pires were honored with the title of Eagle Scout on June 3 at the Delphi Academy of Clearwater.

To become an Eagle Scout, the members had to earn 21 merit badges in fields such as personal fitness, citizenship in the world and communication. Scouts who want to be considered Eagle Scouts also must hold leadership positions within the troop.

Kirk was able to earn “palm” awards because he became an Eagle Scout before he turned 18 and continued to earn more merit badges. He earned enough badges to receive a bronze, gold and silver palm award.

Lumsden also completed all of his Eagle Scout requirements when he was 13. He was approved as an Eagle Scout at age 14

Clearwater earns graphic design awards
CLEARWATER – Three American Inhouse Design Awards were presented to the City of Clearwater from Graphic Design USA this month. The awards are for the new Fun and Sun logo designed for the Parks and Recreation Department, the Clearwater Beach advertisement for the Phillies Program and the Cleveland Street District walking map designed for the Clearwater Downtown Development Board.

The American Inhouse Design Awards is the original and biggest showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers. It recognizes designers for their talent, the challenges they face and for their contributions to businesses. More than 4,000 entries were submitted nationally and 15 percent are recognized with awards.

Junior League recruiting members
CLEARWATER – The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin is seeking new members in the months of June, July and August and will be holding membership information sessions at current members’ homes. Women who are at least 21 years old and are interested in serving Pasco and Pinellas County communities are encouraged to attend. Information sessions will be held on these dates, at 6:30 p.m.: Thursday, June 27; Wednesday, July 31; Wednesday, Aug. 7, and Thursday, Aug. 15. To reserve a spot at an information session, call Laura Hudson at 738-5523.

Clearwatear encourages reclaimed water use
CLEARWATER – The City of Clearwater reminds its utility customers that reclaimed water is available every day and encourages them to use it. Locations that use reclaimed water resources to water lawns can water before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. every day. To learn more about water restrictions, visit myclearwater.com/watering or call the water conservation hotline at 562-4WTR.

Rotary Club of Clearwater grows
CLEARWATER – The Rotary Club of Clearwater inducted Steve Lannon, who works in asset management at Colliers-Arnold, and David Dalton, who works with the Clearwater Police Department on June 6 at the Belleair Country Club. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Clearwater, call Cliff Wyatt at 441-9300 or email him at cwyatt@tampabay.rr.com.

Director of economic development speaks at Rotary Club
CLEARWATER – Geri Campos Lopez, director of economic development for the city of Clearwater, presented the city’s plan for economic development on June 6 at the Belleair Country Club. Lopez is a certified economic developer with more than 15 years of experience.

Lopez covered the plan’s five goals: to encourage the development of sites and buildings, to develop the tools to facilitate business expansion, to promote the vitality of existing businesses, to support entrepreneurship, and to improve the existing amenities in Clearwater. Lopez said that although the city of Clearwater has a high concentration of residential tax base, growing the commercial side through economic development will lead to growth. To learn more about the city of Clearwater’s economic development plan, visit www.myclearwater.com/econdev.

Virtual bowling league to replace shuffleboard
CLEARWATER – The Senior Citizens Services (SCS) of Clearwater is forming a Nintendo Wii bowling league and is searching for players. The SCS cited a NPR article stating that there are 186 teams and 1,000 senior virtual bowling players nationwide.

To try Wii bowling and sign up for the league, visit 1204 Rogers St., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Amateurs and professionals are welcome and the league is free. The league meet-up time is to be determined. Call 442-8104 for more information.
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