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      Memorial Golf For Life from page 1                 Martin County Healthy Start from page 1              Samantha and Sarah both praised Martin County’s
                                                                                                           Healthy Start Coalition for truly operating like a coalition.
      golf foursome will wear the                         Sarah Gosney,  the                               It takes a dedicated community to make a coalition run,
      infamous blueberry blazers                        first director of Healthy                          and they said this community has been an integral part in
      while at “The Tav.”                               Start, a position she held                         improving maternal and child health in Martin County.
         Matilda’s was the Gold                         for 13 years, reminisced
      Tee  Sponsor  and  White                          about the early years                                                         Photos by Beverly Jones
      Tee Sponsors include Team                         of the organization.
      Parks, William G. Pembroke,                       She explained how
      CPA, PA, Carlson Enterprise                       each coalition provides
      of the Treasure Coast, and                        services specifically
      Signature Metal. Special                          for their area.  As a
      Beverage Sponsors are Bob                         result, she developed
      and Ralf Massey.        Jay Connelly              the Father and Child
         VIM  Clinic  is  a  not-                       Resource Center.
      for-profit medical clinic and                        L i sa   Ki e f fe r ,
      community resource which                          manager  of the  Betty  Dr. Brian Moriarty and Randy
      serves as the healthcare                          Moore Prenatal  Pennington, incoming board
      safety net to uninsured Martin                    Outreach Center since  member
      County residents. Active and                      its beginning in 2007,
      retired medical professionals                     thanked community partners that have helped to make the
      and volunteers work in concert                    outreach center such a success. She spoke about the services   Stacey Hetherington, board member; Scott Berry, executive
      with the current medical                          that have helped more than 1,500 women in Martin County   director, Community Chest Hobe Sound; and Marianne
      resources of Martin County                        access prenatal care. Their diaper pantry gives out nearly   Paulsen, board member
      to provide compassionate and                      10,000 diapers a month and has been an invaluable service
      comprehensive care to eligible                    for mothers.
      individuals at no charge. A                          Outgoing  Board  President  Dr.  Teena  White  was
      prospective patient has an  Janet Milici          recognized for her years of service to the organization since
      income of $24,280 or less.                        2010. Jason Berger will succeed White as board president.
      Volunteers in Medicine Clinic is located at 417 S.E. Balboa   Ten-year anniversary awards were given to staff members:
      Ave. in Stuart, Fla. The clinic’s hours of operation are Monday   Ellie Duell, Jennifer Furtwangler, Elaine Gable and Lisa
      through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please   Kieffer.
      call (772) 463-4128 or visit Volunteers in Medicine Clinic online      Every year the executive director and board of directors
      at                             choose a Healthy Start Hero. The Healthy Start Hero Award
                                                        was given to Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, for
                                                        his actions that kept funding in place for the organization
                                                        statewide. Holly Demers, his legislative assistant, accepted
                                                        the award on his behalf.
                                                                                                           Shaun Kelly, Samantha Suffich, executive director of Healthy
                                                                                                           Start and Holly Demers, legislative assistant to Senator Joe

      Carson Novins putting    Ken Duke

                                                         Sarah Gosney; Carol Hodnett; Shamus Gordon, executive
                                                         director,  Father  and Child  Resource  Center;  and  City   Rebekah Chastain, Dr. Jennifer Howell, Dillie Nerios and
                                                         Commissioner Eula Clarke                          Ruby Aguirre

      Bob Massey               Jim Kaat

      Mark Hudson, Ken Cloak, Tyler Cloak, Logan Cloak

      Kim McMath, Beth Novins, Kait Toebe
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