Apopka Rotarian of 60 years honors great grandson

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Congratulations Mr. Earl Nelson…..58 years of perfect attendance……wow, is that great, or what?!!! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 1 COMMENT Mama Mia April 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Rotary Club Previous articleConsumer appetite increases for electric vehiclesNext article15 driving and travel hacks for the summer trips to come Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here From the Apopka Rotary ClubWay back on December 23, 1957, in Bradenton, FL, Earl Nelson joined the Rotary Club at the urging of his boss at the Manatee County Extension Office. Nearly 60 years later and after 58 years perfect attendance at the Rotary Club of Apopka, Nelson gave a Paul Harris Fellowship in honor of his great-grandson Reed Arnold Knudsen. Paul Harris Fellowships fund Rotary International work around the world and are part of the funding of the 100-year-old The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Nelson, one of the family members that operated Nelson’s Roses in Apopka for decades, even facilitated the gathering and delivery of over 10,000 pounds of books to Ghana, Africa in 1995 after he discovered the lack of educational opportunities there. He worked over a decade at the club’s Apopka Fair and flipped thousands of pancakes at the club fundraiser held at football games. He initiated an auction at the club. Nelson has emulated Rotary’s motto Service Above Self as he participated in every club service project physically possible. In 1997, he was named Rotarian of the Year for the entire five-county district and of the club in 1995. At the Apopka meeting April 13, 2017, young Reed was named a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF). His great grandmother Floride C. Nelson pinned Reed while his mother Linda Knudsen, Nelson’s Insurance, held him. His certificate was presented by club president and PHF Deborah Perez, a club member since 20 October 20, 2011.Earl’s son and Reed’s proud grandfather, PHF Bryan Nelson, former Florida State Representative and current Orange County Commissioner, has been a Rotarian since November 1, 1982. Bryan Nelson, owner of Nelson’s Insurance in Apopka, proudly watched the presentation. Of course, the toddler thought the box the pin came in was the best part of the luncheon.Rotary International brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.22 million plus members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 205 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit rotary.org to make donations to Rotary International’s global efforts. Rotary International clubs focus their efforts in six areas: promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop.Rotary District 6980 of Florida consists of 49 Rotary clubs in five Central Florida counties; Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, and Sumter of approximately 2,000 business and community leaders. Inquiries may be made to [email protected], RotaryDistrict6980.org, and Facebook.com/District6980. Reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Charity stores threading on a budget

first_imgUnstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter NewsCommunityCharity stores threading on a budgetBy Cian Reinhardt – August 29, 2017 1570 Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick Store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick charity store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.THE DILEMMA of what to wear to the tenth wedding of the year or trying to make a splash for a job interview needn’t be a bank-breaker, charity bosses say.“Whether people are looking for an outfit on a night out, a wedding or a job interview. I would say you don’t have to look past charity shops,” said Linda Hayes, National Council for the Blind of Ireland Store Manager, Williams Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The outfits we get in are fabulous, you have everything even the big name brands if you’re lucky. If you take the time to browse and have a good root around you can find anything in a second-hand shop,” she added.As a demonstration, Linda Hayes dressed Limerick Post journalist, Paul Saunders in an outfit that would suit for a wedding, and another casual outfit for an evening socialising.“The things that are donated – admittedly they are worn – but a lot of the clothes are high-quality items and will last you a long time,” added Linda.Nora O’Dwyer, regular customer, Kay Ryan, NCBI, Paul Saunders, Limerick Post, Frances Connery and Linda Hayes, NCBI.The NCBI Store Manager explained many charities are partially funded by the government, but like the NCBI can have a deficit to make up, as is the case for the NCBI with almost €3 million needed to keep their operations fully-funded.The “wedding outfit”, made up of a suit jacket, waistcoat, shirt, tie, pants and shoes came in a just €29. Paul’s casual outfit was a pair of chinos, a Farah shirt and a pair of shoes for the steal price of €17.Read similar stories in the Limerick Post Community section. Facebook TAGScharityclothesCommunityfashionNCBIshop Print WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLimerick’s Steve Spade set to amaze Picnic audienceNext articleGarda appeal for help in finding missing person Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Email Limerick webinar on Slow Fashion & Capsule Wardrobe last_img read more

Royal ascent

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Lady Eagles Middle School Basketball Results

first_imgThe 8th Grade Lady Eagles traveled to Greendale and came away with win number 2, 31-21.They came out strong ending quarter 2, 10-3.  At the half they saw themselves up 13-7.  They kept up the defense in the 3rd quarter with the score at 21-10.  The Tigers got a few quick 3’s to cut into the lead, but the Eagles used good teamwork to finish on top, 31-21.Scoring for the Eagles: C. Simon 10, Cullen 9, Williams 6, Newhart 4, and Sparks 2.  Great job ladies.The 7th Grade were defeated.  They are now 0-2.Their next contest will be next Tuesday at North Decatur.The 8th Grade JCD Lady Eagles started their regular season Tuesday at Southwestern with a win 39-19.Great Defense helped to seal the win with the team creating 12 steals.  Williams lead all scorers with 17.  Adding to the score were, Cullen 7, Fullmer 5, Sparks 4, K. Simon, C Simon, and Newhart each with 2.  Great Teamwork to start off the season with a win.  The will take on Greendale Wednesday.The 7th Grade Lady Eagles feel short with a 21-5 loss to Southwestern.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Lisa Horn.last_img read more

IMCA Texas Lone Star Series opens at Abilene

first_imgABILENE, Texas – A Texas Lone Star Series tripleheader is on the schedule when the IMCA tour opens in conjunction with Abilene Speedway’s Feb. 21-23 Ice Breaker.Friday, Saturday and Sunday features are all series events for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Nine tour dates are scheduled for the Modifieds, Stock Cars and Southern SportMods, so champions will be crowned in each division and receive bonus points. Point fund amounts are to be announced for those three divisions.Hobby Stocks return to the series schedule after a one-year hiatus. Because only seven dates are scheduled for that class, no point fund will be paid out and no bonus points awarded, but the top driver in the standings will be recognized as champion and receive a plaque and jacket.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and Allstar Performance state points will be awarded at all Lone Star Series shows.Kennedale Speedway Park’s Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2 Spring Kick-Off features two dates for the Modifieds, Stock Cars and Southern SportMods. Heart O’ Texas Speedway hosts all four divisions in a pre-Memorial Day event on Sunday, May 25.A very busy Independence Weekend sees the series at Cotton Bowl Speedway on Thursday, July 3 before concluding with Texas Nationals dates Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5 at Heart O’ Texas.Top drivers in the Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock series become eligible to compete in their respective race of champions during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.The 2013 series champions were William Gould in the Modifieds, Matt Guillaume in the Stock Cars and Gabe Tucker in the Southern SportMods.Selby Holder returns as tour director. Wild Child Race Cars is back as title sponsor for the Stock Car portion of the series.last_img read more

Martinez hails ‘diamond’ Barkley

first_img Press Association The goal, and another fine individual performance, will ensure the 20-year-old will again be in the headlines after a string of excellent recent displays, and it is hard to see how Roy Hodgson can leave him out of England’s World Cup squad. The win moves Everton up to fourth in the Barclays Premier League table, and Martinez was left to heap more praise on his midfield starlet. “Ross is growing game by game. He is showing different aspects of his play, he is a quite incredible diamond of English football,” said the Everton manager. “The winning goal, technically, is as good as it gets. A lot has been said about Ross, but it’s always an understatement. “He’s an incredible listener and young man with a lot of potential. He always comes up with something different in a game to show he can develop. “I’m proud of seeing him grow. “You could see he was fighting with Romelu because Romelu really practices his free-kicks. “But Ross is a player who gets fed by feelings. He’s a natural talent who can play in any position. Seamus Coleman had given the visitors a 66th-minute lead with a ferocious strike, but they were pegged back when Bryan Oviedo put Dwight Tiendalli’s off-target effort into his own net. Everton were not to be denied, though, as Barkley stepped up with a free-kick which nicked the underside of the crossbar on its way in. “We didn’t know he could take free-kicks, but it’s good to know from now on.” Everton thoroughly merited their success, which tees up back-to-back home games against Sunderland and Southampton. Although the Merseysiders were not at their best, they still created the majority of the significant chances. And Martinez felt the win at one of his former clubs was as satisfying as any win during a season which has also included successes against Chelsea and Manchester United. “We had three difficult away games. At Old Trafford, the Emirates and the Liberty and this was the biggest test,” he said. “It’s easy to keep your concentration levels when you go to the other two, but unless you are 100 per cent when you haven’t got the ball, this Swansea side will punish you. “I couldn’t be happier. We weren’t at our best, but we kept Swansea quiet. We conceded a soft goal by our standards, but we had the desire and our determination to want to win the game was pleasing. “It’s the best satisfaction of the season.” Martinez was also confident the problem which saw Steven Pienaar limp off late in the game will not keep the South African out of the Boxing Day meeting with Sunderland. Swansea manager Michael Laudrup felt his side should have got something from the game. “I think we deserved more,” he said. “The first half was tight, there were not many chances but they came out second half and went in front with a strike from distance. “We fought back as we really wanted something out of this game but the thing that is most disappointing is I thought in the last 10 minutes they were happy to take a point. “We were still pushing to get a winner and then they got it from a free-kick. “But we have to accept it.” Laudrup also had praise for Barkley, saying: “He is a great talent, he is a great runner with the ball, he can play in tight areas, he is definitely a big talent. “He already has a lot of talents for someone so young.” Laudrup confirmed Swansea are set to make a decision on whether Michu undergoes surgery on an ankle injury. “We will know more tomorrow,” he said. “He may have a chance for Boxing Day but we will see, we will have a final opinion from an expert and then decide. “If tomorrow the information suggests he needs an operation he will have surgery in the very near future. “Obviously we are not happy he could be out for several weeks, but the most disappointed person is Michu. “If it is bad news tomorrow, added to what happened to Nathan Dyer last week, we will have to think about what to do in January.” Roberto Martinez described Ross Barkley as a footballing “diamond” after the midfielder further enhanced his ever-growing reputation by scoring a stunning winner in Everton’s 2-1 victory at Swansea.last_img read more