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VOL. 20 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           First Place: Seacoast Bank – Team members: Robert                  Silent Auction Attendees: Matt King, Scott Rhoades, Kevin
and Silent Auction                                            Barfield, Mark Corson, Mike Matakaetis and Derek Fogal             Bergin, and Anthony Lanza
When: May 10 to 11
Where: Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart, Fla.                     communities we serve,” said Greg Wheeler, the executive            total, over $60,000 was raised by the generous community
	 The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Florida’s           vice president of the foundation.                                  members and businesses involved. “We can’t thank them
charitable organization, the Visiting Nurse Foundation,       	 Both the silent auction and golf tournament brought
recently held its 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament         in record attendance and donation amounts this year. In            The VNA Hits A Hole In One on page 2
and Silent Auction at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart,
	 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

SafeSpace Announces Annual Volunteer Awards

Local Nonprofit Recognizes                                    volunteers and staff, SafeSpace            The 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award winners (from left) Patricia Eiseman,
Its Volunteers Of The Year                                    provided more than 16,000 safe nights      Shauna Bledsoe, Melissa Zolla, Sharon Beauchamp representing the Harbour
For The Three-County Region                                   of shelter and more than 7,500 hours       Ridge Community, Chelsea Rose and Joyce Page. (Not pictured, Juliana Walker).
                                                              of outreach services to victims and
	 At the heart of every great nonprofit organization is       their children over the past year,” said
a group of loyal volunteers, who contribute their time,       SafeSpace CEO, Jill Borowicz.
often with little fanfare, to positively impact the lives of  	 The luncheon included a presentation
others. During SafeSpace’s annual appreciation luncheon       of the Chrysalis Award to the Harbour
at the Santa Lucia River Club at Ballantrae, its many         Ridge Community in Palm City. This
volunteers were honored for their efforts in saving and       award is given annually in recognition
changing the lives of those affected by domestic violence     of the transformational impact an
throughout the Treasure Coast.                                individual or group has had on the
	 “Thanks to the help and support of our dedicated            organization. For more than 10 years, the

                                                              SafeSpace Announces on page 4

Elite Martin County Students

Earn Esteemed National Recognition, Scholarships

	 The few and the proud indeed.                               	 Four students – Aleksandra Drmanvoic and Rachel A.               an impressive achievement,” says Laurie J. Gaylord,
                                                              Maunus, both of Martin County High, and Kyle Grant                 superintendent of the Martin County School District.
	 Nine Martin County School District students earned          Fohrman and Tyler J. Fohrman of South Fork High – earned           “Along with providing their academic rigor, the winners of
                                                              the vaulted National Merit® $2,500 Scholarship.                    this scholarship must also meet several other considerations
recognition in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship            	 The additional five standout Martin County students              – including community involvement, leadership abilities,
Competition – out of an “exceptional” field of 15,000                                                                            and personal recommendations. It really requires a well-
student finalists nationwide.                                                                     earning the National Merit     rounded student, and that reflects positively on of course the
                                                                                                  finalist distinction include   student themselves, as well as their teachers and parents.”
                                                                                                  Olivia Dodge and Joseph        	 Awarded only once and applicable at any accredited U.S.
                                                                                                  Miller, both of Martin County  college or university, the National Merit Corporation searches
                                                                                                  High School; and Rebecca       the country for students demonstrating “exceptional skills,
                                                                                                  Cameron, Clementine Cox        accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college
                                                                                                  and Skyler Martino, all of     studies” to receive its National Merit $2,500 Scholarship.
                                                                                                  South Fork High School.
                                                                                                    “We are so proud of these    Elite Martin County Students on page 3
                                                                                                  students for what’s truly
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