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VOL. 19 NO. 6                                                                                                               JUNE 2018

The VNA Hits A Hole In One With Another Successful

Charity Golf Tournament And Silent Auction

What: The VNA’s 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and        	 The Visiting NurseAssociation (VNA) of Florida’s charitable       Silent Auction – Attendees: Debbie George, Claudet
Silent Auction                                                 organization, the Visiting Nurse Foundation, recently held its      Mitchell, Ann Young and Theresa Carr-Beditz from Palm
When: May 10 to 11                                             25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction at           City Millwork and Elizabeth Fedele from Northern Trust
Where: Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart, Fla.                      Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, Fla.
                                                               	 The event commenced with a cocktail reception and silent          The VNA Hits A Hole In One on page 2
Foundation Chairman Greg Wheeler, his wife Kim Wheeler,        auction on Thursday, May 10 followed by a 20-team golf
their daughter Shannon Smith, and son-in-law Greg Smith        scramble on Friday, May 11. The events were sponsored by
                                                               several distinguished organizations, including Dunn Capital
                                                               Management as the Title Sponsor, Martin Health System as the
                                                               Lead Auction Sponsor, and Medline as the Lead Golf Sponsor.
                                                               	 “I’m so pleased that a very strong segment of our community
                                                               showed support for our events and raised significant funds for our
                                                               charity. This allows us to continue providing the highest level of
                                                               medical care to the communities we serve,” said Greg Wheeler,
                                                               the executive vice president of the foundation.
                                                               	 Both the silent auction and golf tournament brought in
                                                               record attendance and donation amounts this year. In total, over
                                                               $60,000 was raised by the generous community members and

SafeSpace Announces Annual Volunteer Awards

Local Nonprofit Recognizes Its Volunteers Of                   violence throughout the                                             organization. For more than
The Year For The Three-County Region                           Treasure Coast.                                                     10 years, the Harbour Ridge
                                                               	 “Thanks to the help and                                           Gala Committee has been
	 At the heart of every great                                  support of our dedicated                                            supporting the important        Juliana Walker and Capt.
nonprofit organization is a                                    volunteers and staff,                                               work of SafeSpace through       Brian Hester
group of loyal volunteers,                                     SafeSpace provided more                                             its annual dinner event. This
who contribute their time,                                     than 16,000 safe nights                                             past year was the largest and
often with little fanfare, to                                  of shelter and more than                                            most successful event to date
positively impact the lives of                                 7,500 hours of outreach                                             with over 300 residents and
others. During SafeSpace’s                                     services to victims and their                                       guests in attendance. In total
annual appreciation luncheon                                   children over the past year,” Chelsea Rose and Janet                the Harbour Ridge events
at the Santa Lucia River                                       said SafeSpace CEO, Jill Farnan-Dyer                                have raised over $725,000
Club at Ballantrae, its many                                   Borowicz.                                                           for the domestic violence
volunteers were honored                                        	 The luncheon included a presentation of the Chrysalis             programs and services
for their efforts in saving                                    Award to the Harbour Ridge Community in Palm                        SafeSpace offers.
and changing the lives of                                      City. This award is given annually in recognition of the
those affected by domestic      Melissa Zolla and Tracy Levy   transformational impact an individual or group has had on the       SafeSpace Announces on page 3

Elite Martin County Students Earn

Esteemed National Recognition, Scholarships

	 The few and the proud indeed.                                A. Maunus, both of Martin County High, and Kyle Grant               “Along with providing their academic rigor, the winners of
                                                               Fohrman and Tyler J. Fohrman of South Fork High – earned            this scholarship must also meet several other considerations
	 Nine Martin County School District students earned           the vaulted National Merit® $2,500 Scholarship.                     – including community involvement, leadership abilities, and
                                                               	 The additional five standout Martin County students               personal recommendations. It really requires a well-rounded
recognition in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship             earning the National Merit finalist distinction include             student, and that reflects positively on of course the student
Competition – out of an “exceptional” field of 15,000 student  Olivia Dodge and Joseph Miller, both of Martin County               themselves, as well as their teachers and parents.”
finalists nationwide.                                                                                                              	 Awarded only once and applicable at any accredited
	 Four students – Aleksandra Drmanvoic and Rachel                                                  High School; and Rebecca        U.S. college or university, the National Merit Corporation
                                                                                                   Cameron, Clementine Cox         searches the country for students demonstrating “exceptional
                                                                                                   and Skyler Martino, all of      skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous
                                                                                                   South Fork High School.         college studies” to receive its National Merit $2,500
                                                                                                     “We are so proud of these     Scholarship.
                                                                                                   students for what’s truly an    	 Established in 1955 by the not-for-profit National
                                                                                                   impressive achievement,”
                                                                                                   says Laurie J. Gaylord,         Elite Martin County Students on page 2
                                                                                                   superintendent of the Martin
                                                                                                   County School District.
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