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Community notes - Beaches
Rating: 3.27 / 5 (22 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Nov 30 - 06:22

Regatta crew performs well

Space Coast Crew recently competed against 10,000 fellow competitors at the 2012 Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Held on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, the Head of the Hooch is the second largest regatta in the nation and the largest in the south.

More than 10,000 competitors, representing thousands of teams from across the nation and Canada, raced at this year's Head of the Hooch.

Overall, the 2012 Head of the Hooch was a successful weekend for the men and women of Space Coast Crew.

All the athletes performed well, posting times and results earning of respect among a group of teams from across the U.S. and Canada.

With the end of the Head of the Hooch weekend, Space Coast Crew ends its fall season and transitions to winter conditioning.

The Brevard County rowing team will compete next at the Southern Sprints indoor rowing event on the campus of Florida Technical College in early February.

To join the youth or adult program or get more information, visit www.spacecoastcrew.org.

Senior club championship winners named

The Savannahs Senior Club Championship, held in early November, has announced its winners after 36 holes:

Flight: age 50-65:

Low gross: first place: Phil Gay: 157, second place: Ron Galbraith: 160, third place: William Dykowski: 165

Low net: first place: Ron Lust: 130, second place: Jim Ross: 141, third place: Bernardo Beorlegui: 146

Flight: age 66-74:

Low gross: first place: Wayne Ivan: 160, second place: Ed Madigan: 164, third place: Pete O'Neil: 164

Low net: first place: Gerry Geeser: 136. second place: Jon Windhorst: 142, third place: Paul Kuisle: 152 and Tom Weber: 152

Flight: age 75 and older:

Low gross: first place: John Richardson: 183, second place: Kim Juranek: 204

Low net: Maurice Meisner: 148

Thirty-nine players participated in the event and were treated to an awards luncheon following the final round.

Savannahs Golf Club is at 3915 Savannahs Trail, Merritt Island.

For more information, call (321) 455-1375.

Ski club adventures

Brevard County has a very active snow ski club, Space Coast Ski Club, which offers wonderful prices on ski trips. Group travel is so easy, and the trips are filled with fun-filled people. The trips are planned and organized, from start to finish, and all you have to do is sign up and write your check.

The Space Coast Ski Club is part of the Florida Ski Council that consists of 17 clubs from all over Florida. The purpose of the Florida Ski Council is to promote snow skiing and to plan trips to ski destinations both in the United States and abroad.

A local Brevardian is now president of the Florida Ski Council. Clair Quenzler, a native of Merritt Island, who grew up water skiing and not snow skiing, is the president. She is enthusiastic about snow skiing, but mostly enjoys the fun and adventuresome people she has met on the Space Coast Ski Clubs trips.

The Florida Ski Council trips for 2013 are to Heavenly (Lake Tahoe) and Big Sky. The trips for 2014 are Snowmass and Park City.

For more information, visit spacecoastskiclub.com. 

 

Foundation celebrates volunteers

Recently, the Space Coast Cancer Foundation hosted a Daffodil Society volunteer luncheon to honor the time and energy donated by local community members.

The luncheon was held at the Space Coast Cancer Center Titusville office.

Daffodil volunteers were able to share testimonies in helping patients by volunteering and giving back to the community. There are many opportunities to volunteer with SCCF.

The SCCF mission is to assist cancer patients and their caregivers in the community with the financial and emotional demands that are associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

If you are interested in becoming a Daffodil volunteer, call (321) 264-5504.

Hospice honors volunteers

Hospice of St. Francis' purpose is to provide care, compassion and comfort for Brevard residents nearing end-of-life and their families.

Volunteers play an important part in fulfilling that mission.

Providing more volunteer hours than the national average, Hospice of St. Francis volunteers were honored for their contributions at a recent appreciation dinner.

Volunteer Tim Brown received recognition for contributing 333 patient support hours in the past year. He transports patients, provides visits, errands, respite and has even visited patients in his Santa Claus suit. He also volunteers with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Meals on Wheels and homeless veterans.

Volunteer Carl Dome was acknowledged for volunteering 495 hours in administrative support. Carl works in the office, providing administrative support to the bereavement and admissions teams, in addition to couriering.

Several volunteers celebrated milestone anniversaries: Lisa Aaron, Frank Ballistreri, Martha Hyde, Pat Widick and Joyce Wilson with five years of service; Amy Boland, Loretta Kerr and Bonnie Thompson with 10 years of service; and Betty Kitchens with 15 years of service.

In addition to honoring the specially trained volunteers, community crafters were recognized for donating Alzheimer's activity aprons, lap robes, clothes protectors and handcrafted cards for hospice patients.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call (321) 269-4240 and ask for volunteer coordinator Vicky Hamilton at the Titusville Office or Mary Larson at the Melbourne Office.

Hospice of St. Francis, Brevard County's first hospice, is an independent, non-sectarian, nonprofit organization providing care for patients and support for loved ones.

For more information about programs and services, call (321) 269-4240, (866) 269-4240 toll free or visit www.hospiceofstfrancis.com.

- For Hometown News




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