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VOL. 24 NO. 7                                                                                   JULY 2023

      Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Palm Beach And Martin

      Counties Announce Awards And Scholarships

         Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Palm Beach and      The event was held at the Manatee Lagoon in Riviera   Path to Prosperity Scholarship Program powered by FPL
      Martin Counties recently held their annual Big and Little   Beach  and  set  the  stage  for  smiles,  laughter,  hugs,   offers high school students the opportunity to receive a two-
      Awards on Thursday, May 25, at the Manatee Lagoon.   sentiment, and recognition for the Big and Little of the   year Florida College Plan Scholarship. Eligible students must
      New this year, scholarships were awarded powered by   Year honorees and scholarship award recipients.   meet all the criteria, including being an active member in
      Florida Power & Light (FPL).                          “These awards celebrate critical relationships between   the mentoring program through Big Brothers Big Sisters of
         Amidst trophies, plaques, videos, a grilled cheese bar, and   mentors and youth. This year, FPL has provided these   Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
      dessert, friends, family, and supporters gathered to cheer the   amazing opportunities for Littles to continue their path      After a short program, the honorees gave personal,
      bonds between “bigs” and “littles” that steadfastly represents the   to success after high school,” said Yvette Flores Acevedo,   heartfelt accounts about the difference the program has meant
      nonprofit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin   CEO  of  Big  Brothers  Big  Sisters  of  Palm  Beach  and   to their lives because of the “matches” and the life-mentor
      Counties. The awards dinner was held to honor the successes of   Martin Counties.                    experiences enjoyed throughout the past year. Following the
      the BBBS Littles and those who defend their potential.     The newly founded Florida Prepaid College Foundation
                                                                                                           Big Brothers Big Sisters on page 3

                                                                                                            Check Your

                                                                                                            Voter Status!

                                                                                                               The 2024 presidential
                                                                                                            elections are just months
                                                                                                            away for the state of
                                                                                                            Florida. Are you ready to
      Hank Henderson, Big Brother   Juliet Roulhac  and  Kate   Malachi Nelson and mentor  Malcolm Sommons and Rep.   cast your votes in the three
      of the Year              Cotner, FPL               Terry Tate              Jervonte Edmonds           major elections scheduled
                                                                                                            for 2024? Is your voter
      Record-Breaking Funds Raised                                                                          information current and up-
                                                                                                            to-date? Have you checked
      At The 22nd Annual Robert F. Novins                                                                   your voter status?
                                                                                                               The dates to save and

                                                                                                            prepare for are:
      Memorial Golf Tournament And Reception                                                                • Presidential Preference
                                                                                                            Primary – March 19, 2024
                                                                                                            • Primary Election – Aug.
         Twenty-two  years  ago,                                                                            20, 2024
      Carson  Novins,  owner  of                                                                            • General Election – Nov.
      Carsons Tavern in Stuart, and                                                                         5, 2024
      his family founded the Robert                                                                            Additionally, I would
      F.  Novins  Memorial  Golf                                                                            encourage all registered
      Tournament and Reception in                                                                           voters to take the time
      honor of their late father. Each                                                                      to make sure your voter
      year they host this event that                                                                        information is up-to-date.
      mirrors their dad’s kind and                                                                          Ask yourself these four
      generous nature.                                                                                      simple, yet important questions:
         Since  2013,  Volunteers                                                                           • Has your address changed?
      in  Medicine  (VIM)  Clinic   JP Staropoli, Fred Caimotto, Zach Mihalik and  Christie Rhea, Patsy Devine, Dr. Scott   • Has your name changed?
      has been the nonprofit    Andres Elizondo                      Tapper, Liz Tapper and Christa Dunn    • Do you need to update your signature?
      beneficiary from this event.                                                                          • Would you like to change your party?
      This has resulted in raising over $1 million for VIM Clinic      This year was a record breaker! The 22nd Annual      Please visit and click on the
      to further their mission of “Giving the Gift of Health” to   Robert  F.  Novins  Memorial  Golf  Tournament  and   “Access Your Voter Information” tab located in the middle
      Martin County neighbors in need.                   Reception  raised  over  $180,000  for  Volunteers  in   of the home page, fill out the prompts, and review your
                                                                                Medicine Clinic! VIM Clinic   information. You can update your voter information at www.
                                                                                is so grateful to Carson, his or by calling the elections office
                                                                                sisters Beth and Jeffrey and   at (772) 288-5637 for assistance.
                                                                                to all our donors, sponsors,      As your Martin County Supervisor of Elections, I consider
                                                                                tournament  committee,      it an honor to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact
                                                                                volunteers and raffle and   me with any questions or concerns as we prepare for the
                                                                                auction participants! Carson   upcoming presidential election cycle.
                                                                                                                                                Vicki Davis,
                                                                                Record-Breaking Funds                       Martin County Supervisor of Elections
                                                                                Raised on page 5
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