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       VOL. 21 NO. 6                                                                                     JUNE 2019

      Third Annual Mayors’ Gala Benefits Stuart

      Rotary Charitable Foundation

      By Jackie Holfelder
        The Stuart Rotary Charitable Foundation has changed the
      lives of countless numbers of people, thanks to the donations
      of club members, friends of the nonprofit and a variety of
      fundraising events that are held throughout the year.
        On May 3, the 501(c)(3) hosted the Third Annual Mayors’
      Gala at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart.
        A check for $9,000 was presented to Lynne Barletta,
      representing Catch the Wave of Hope, which is dedicated to
      abolishing human trafficking and a check for $10,000 was
      presented to Ann Decker, executive director of the IRSC
      Foundation, earmarked for trades education for Martin
      County residents.
        Awards were also presented to representatives of three
      Martin County businesses for the contributions they make to                                          John Napier and Becky   Inez Frid and Scott Samples
      the community:                                     Dr. Bruce Irwin, president of Rotary Club of Stuart, Lynne   Bruner, mayor of Stuart at   of Cleveland Clinic Martin
        • Ray Paulding, CEO, U.S. Paverscape, Best Small Business  Barletta of Catch the Wave of Hope and Dave Dyal, chair of   the Stuart Rotary Charitable   Health at the Stuart Rotary
                                                         the Stuart Rotary Charitable Foundation Stuart at the Stuart   Foundation  Third Annual   Charitable Foundation Third
      Third Annual Mayors’Gala on page 2                 Rotary Charitable Foundation Third Annual Mayors’ Gala  Mayors’ Gala      Annual Mayors’ Gala
      Derby Day Party A Winner For Caring Children Clothing

      Children And Equine Rescue And Adoption Foundation

      By Jo Baxter                                       charities hosted the event
      and Beverly B. Jones                               together.
        The crowd watching                                 “The fastest horse was later
      the Kentucky Derby horse                           disqualified, but this party was
      race in western Palm City                          an unqualified success,” said
      knew the winners before                            Gigi Suntum, executive director
      the race even began.  The                          of Caring Children Clothing
      winners were disadvantaged                         Children. “We raised money
      children helped by Caring                          to help children and horses,
      Children Clothing Children                         which is always a winning
      and 60 horses rescued by the                       bet,” added Marilynn Vannucci
      Equine Adoption and Rescue                         of the Equine Adoption and
      Foundation  (ERAF). The                            Rescue Foundation.
      Kentucky Derby fundraiser  Debbie Anderson and Gigi                        Melanie Brooks and Sharon   Judy Tenzyk, Maggie Kriges, Keren McManes and Marilyn
      was the second year the two  Suntum                Derby Day Party on page 2  Nealy                  Vanucci
      Treasure Coast Youth Symphony Awards Nearly $15,000

      In Scholarships And Grants For 2018/19 Season

        The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony, known for its   Savage (viola). The Director Awards are merit awards   the  Lyric Theatre
      highly successful orchestral training program for young   presented for musicianship and leadership within the   in Stuart, t he
      musicians, capped its 31st performance season with   orchestra. This year’s featured concerto competition   Eissey Campus
      merit scholarship and grant awards to member musicians   winner was Brandon Gunter, cellist.         Theatre at Palm
      totaling nearly $15,000. Over the years, the organization     Merit scholarships were awarded to Jonah Buchanan   Beach State
      has provided over $125,000 to its young musicians to   (cello), Spencer Clark (violin), Jake Dunajewski   College, the First
      augment their music education and pursuits.        (trumpet), Michael Elvidge (tuba), Marianna Forero   Pr e sb y t e ri a n
        Director Awards for wind and percussion instruments   (viola), Kevin Li (trombone), Ashlyn McNerney (bass),   Church  in Vero
      were awarded to Cameron Slack (trumpet), Charlotte   Kyle Ramos (percussion), and Tyler White (trombone).   Beach, the Hobe
      Strohl (flute), Zoe Olson (French horn), and the Director   Grants for continuing music education were presented to   Sound  Bible
      Awards for string instruments were earned by Brooke   Abby Bracken, Sophie Bracken, Jonah Buchanan, Lincoln   College, and the
      Gunter (violin), Brandon Gunter (cello), and Adam   Buchanan, Angela Charles, Spencer Clark, Carmen   Church of the
                                                                                 Cruz, Amy Kutzler, Andrew   Good Shepherd
                                                                                 Lopez, Ariana Lora, Kyla   in Tequesta. This
                                                                                 Marquardt, Addison        year’s concerts
                                                                                 McGee, Zahava Misshula,   were  Dance
                                                                                 Grace O’Brien, Jules Phen,   Vibrations last   Treasure Coast Youth Symphony’s 2019
                                                                                 Catherin  Sager, Adam     fall and Inspired!   Concerto Competition Winner, Brandon
                                                                                 Savage, Sarah Spector, and   this spring. For   Gunter, performs Lalo’s Cello Concerto
                                                                                 Hannah Upton.             a fourth year the   in D Minor with the orchestra.
                                                                                   The orchestra’s season
                                                                                 included  performances at   Treasure Coast Youth Symphony on page 3
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