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VOL. 20 NO. 6                                                                                Martin Downs, Page 1
                                                                                                                                               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               Foundation Chairman Greg Wheeler, his wife Kim Wheeler,           Silent Auction Attendees: Debbie George, Claudet Mitchell,
and Silent Auction                                                their daughter Shannon Smith, and son-in-law Greg Smith           Ann Young and Theresa Carr-Beditz from Palm City Millwork
When: May 10 to 11                                                                                                                  and Elizabeth Fedele from Northern Trust
Where: Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart, Fla.                         in record attendance and donation amounts this year. In
	 The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Florida’s               total, over $60,000 was raised by the generous community          or services,” said Wheeler.
charitable organization, the Visiting Nurse Foundation,           members and businesses involved. “We can’t thank them             	 The highlight of the golf tournament was the Golf Ball
recently held its 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and         enough – all of the local businesses, those in attendance
Silent Auction at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, Fla.            and the VNA employees who donated money, products,                The VNA Hits A Hole In One on page 2
	 The event commenced with a cocktail reception
and silent auction on Thursday, May 10 followed by a
20-team golf 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

SafeSpace Announces Annual Volunteer Awards

Local Nonprofit Recognizes Its                                    transformational impact an                                        transport pallets of goods from
Volunteers Of The Year For                                        individual or group has had                                       the Treasure Coast Food Bank
The Three-County Region                                           on the organization. For more                                     and items for the SafeSpace
                                                                  than 10 years, the Harbour                                        Thrift Shoppe, delivering them
	 At the heart of every great nonprofit organization is a group   Ridge Gala Committee has                                          wherever they need to go.
of loyal volunteers, who contribute their time, often with        been supporting the important                                     	 Joyce Page from Water
little fanfare, to positively impact the lives of others. During  work of SafeSpace through                                         Pointe Realty Group in
SafeSpace’s annual appreciation luncheon at the Santa Lucia       its annual dinner event. This                                     Stuart was recognized as the
River Club at Ballantrae, its many volunteers were honored for    past year was the largest and                                     Outstanding Board Member
their efforts in saving and changing the lives of those affected  most successful event to date Chelsea Rose and Janet              of the Year. Her leadership
by domestic violence throughout the Treasure Coast.               with over 300 residents and Farnan-Dyer                           and generosity have made
	 “Thanks to the help and support of our dedicated volunteers     guests in attendance. In total                                    her a valuable addition to Juliana Walker and Capt.
and staff, SafeSpace provided more than 16,000 safe nights        the Harbour Ridge events have raised over $725,000 for the        the volunteer team and the Brian Hester
of shelter and more than 7,500 hours of outreach services to      domestic violence programs and services SafeSpace offers.         committees on which she
victims and their children over the past year,” said SafeSpace    	The Douglass & Patricia Stewart SafeSpace Volunteer of           serves. She understands the developmental direction of the
CEO, Jill Borowicz.                                               the YearAward was presented to Shauna Bledsoe of Port St.         organization, the importance of making new connections,
	 The luncheon included a presentation of the Chrysalis           Lucie. At every opportunity, Shauna quietly lends her time and    and the need for cultivating relationships with donors and
Award to the Harbour Ridge Community in Palm                      talents to benefit SafeSpace. Through her moving company,         supporters. She continues to step up and accept challenges
City. This award is given annually in recognition of the          Two Men and a Truck, victims of domestic violence have            and responsibilities for the future benefit of the organization.
                                                                  been relocated to safe homes. She has also provided much
                                                                  needed assistance to the organization by having her company       SafeSpace Announces on page 4

Elite Martin County Students

Earn Esteemed National Recognition, Scholarships

	 The few and the proud indeed.                                   Maunus, both of Martin County High, and Kyle Grant                District. “Along with providing their academic rigor,
	 Nine Martin County School District students earned              Fohrman and Tyler J. Fohrman of South Fork High –                 the winners of this scholarship must also meet several
recognition in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship                earned the vaulted National Merit® $2,500 Scholarship.            other considerations – including community involvement,
Competition – out of an “exceptional” field of 15,000             	 The additional five standout Martin County students             leadership abilities, and personal recommendations. It
student finalists nationwide.                                     earning the National Merit finalist distinction include           really requires a well-rounded student, and that reflects
	 Four students – Aleksandra Drmanvoic and Rachel A.              Olivia Dodge and Joseph Miller, both of Martin County             positively on of course the student themselves, as well
                                                                                                                                    as their teachers and parents.”
                                                                                                      High School; and Rebecca        Awarded only once and applicable at any accredited
                                                                                                      Cameron, Clementine Cox       U.S. college or university, the National Merit Corporation
                                                                                                      and Skyler Martino, all of    searches the country for students demonstrating
                                                                                                      South Fork High School.       “exceptional skills, accomplishments, and potential for
                                                                                                        “We are so proud of these   success in rigorous college studies” to receive its National
                                                                                                      students for what’s truly an  Merit $2,500 Scholarship.
                                                                                                      impressive achievement,”      	 Established in 1955 by the not-for-profit National
                                                                                                      says Laurie J. Gaylord,
                                                                                                      superintendent of the         Elite Martin County Students on page 3
                                                                                                      Martin County School
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