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        VOL. 20  NO. 7                                                                                JULY 2018

      Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf For Life

        The 17th Annual Robert                           and Carson himself were                           the infamous blueberry blazers
      F.  Novins  Memorial  Golf                         auctioned off to the delight                      while at “The Tav.”
      for Life  Tournament and                           of the audience.                                    Matilda’s  was  the  Gold
      Reception  was  a  success.                          More  than  200  guests                         Tee  Sponsor  and White Tee
      The brother and sister team                        enjoyed the Friday evening                        Sponsors include Team Parks,
      of  Carson  Novins  and                            reception at Carsons Tavern                       William G. Pembroke, CPA,
      Beth  Novins  started  the                         and  31  teams  played  in                        PA, Carlson Enterprise of the
      tournament in memory of                            Saturday’s  tournament  at                        Treasure Coast, and Signature
      their father, who died of                          Stuart Yacht & Country Club.                      Metal.  Special  Beverage
      colon cancer. The amazing                          Everyone was ready to play                        Sponsors  are  Bob  and  Ralf
      committee hosted a fun                             once the torrential downpour                      Massey.
      tournament and this year                           stopped on Saturday. Janet                          VIM Clinic is a not-for-profit  Jim Kaat
      raised $116,000 to benefit                         Milici  won  the  Putting                         medical clinic and community
      Volunteers  in  Medicine                           Contest  and  Mike  Milizia                       resource  which  serves  as  the  healthcare  safety  net  to
      (VIM)  Clinic.  Friday  Carson Novins putting      won  the  Helicopter  Ball  Ken Duke              uninsured Martin County residents. Active and retired
      evening festivities consisted                      Drop. The overall winning                         medical professionals and volunteers work in concert with the
      of delicious food, auctions, raffles and dancing to the live   team consisted of Rick Wentworth, Tony Barone, Mike
      band, The Kinected. Ken Duke, Mike Milizia, Fred Caimotto   Barone and Rob Walser. This lucky golf foursome will wear   Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf For Life on page 2
      Martin County Healthy Start Celebrates 25th Anniversary

        Twenty-five years ago, Martin County’s Healthy Start                                                 A doula program is
      Coalition opened its doors. The genesis of a statewide                                               being piloted through the
      network of community organizations focused on reducing                                               doulas at Bell House Birth
      Florida’s high infant mortality rate was a passion project of                                        Services with significant
      Governor Lawton Chiles and First Lady Rhea Chiles.                                                   support from Samantha,
        Celebrating the 25th anniversary was the focus of this                                             who  has  five  years’
      year’s Healthy Start Luncheon held May 18 at Piper’s Landing                                         experience  as  a  doula.
      Yacht Club in Palm City. Additionally, it was the first year                                         The  program  provides
      anniversary of Executive Director Samantha Suffich.                                                  emotional and physical
        Suffich recalled her first year with Healthy Start, which she                                      support  for  expectant
      said, came with its challenges. However, all the difficulties                                        mothers during labor who  Dr. Brian Moriarty and Tiffany
      were handled as a collaborative effort with community   Shamus Gordon, executive director, Father and Child   do  not  have  a  support  Parish
      members and a number of achievements were realized.   Resource Center;  Randy  Pennington, incoming  board   person at the time of
      Leading the list was the newly minted maternity leave policy,   member; Dr. Teena White, immediate-past board president;   delivery. Eligible Healthy Start moms may be homeless,
      which allows for six weeks of paid leave. The organization   and Samantha Suffich, executive director  military spouses, estranged teenage mothers, or victims of
      hopes to be a model to other employers in the community.                                             domestic or sexual violence.
        Dancing with the Martin Stars in September raised $140,000.   raised $30,000 and has helped to create a new pilot program for
      Dr. Brian Moriarty with Loving Chiropractic, the overall winner,   chiropractic care for pregnant Healthy Start moms.   Martin County Healthy Start Celebrates on page 2
      United Way Funds New Programs,

      Invests More Than $2 Million In Martin County

        United Way of Martin County took a major step to make   initiatives totaling $983,042 – a 5 percent increase in these
      sure children start school ready to learn, graduate more   grant awards compared to last year. When you combine this
      students, lift families and individuals to financial stability and   with the amount United Way is investing through donor
      create a healthier community by investing $2,204,848 in the   designations, United Way of Martin County Foundation
      community in 2018/19.                              funding, CHARACTER COUNTS! mini-grants and literacy
        As part of this impact, United Way recently announced   initiatives, and internal programs such as CHARACTER
      community impact grant awards for 47 local programs and   COUNTS! Martin Volunteers and United Way’s White Doves
                                                                                 Holiday Project, United Way
                                                                                 of  Martin  County’s  total
                                                                                 investment in the community
                                                                                 is $2,204,848.            United Way of Martin County presented two grants to Martin
                                                                                   Each   year,   United   County Healthy Start. Martin County Healthy Start’s Lisa
                                                                                 Way  raises  funds  through   Kieffer, prenatal outreach manager; Samantha Suffich,
                                                                                 workplace or community    executive director; Aubrey Campbell, manager of operations;
                                                                                                           with United Way of Martin County’s President/CEO Carol G.
                                                                                 United  Way Funds New     Houwaart-Diez (holding Otis Campbell) and United Way of
                                                                                 Programs on page 3        Martin County Incoming Board Chair Denise Ehrich
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