The Punta Gorda Elkettes of Lodge 2602 recently installed their officers for 2013-14. From left: Mary Kay Newman, chaplain; Gerri Keenan, chaplain; Sandy Blackhurst, assistant secretary; Ethel Kreschman, secretary; Joan Koch, president; Carol Bemister, first vice president; Margo Myer, second vice president; Carol Milroy, treasurer; and Rita Popko, assistant treasurer. Not pictured: Lu Pfeiffer, sergeant-at-arms.
Jake Tidwell, a 2006 Charlotte High School graduate, recently was awarded the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship.
Monday, Publix Supermarkets presented $10,000 to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. The money comes from the Food for All" Program, which partners with grocery retailers across the country to raise money for community-based nonprofits. The coalition is one of only about 50 recipients in the state of Florida. Pictured, from left, are: Brian West, Stephanie Kissinger, Tina Figliuolo, Brett Tessier, Angela Hogan, Mark Martella, Kevin Russell, Carrie Blackwell Hussey and Alan Holbach.
B rian Presley has been re-elected to a third term as the chairman of the Charlotte Community Foundation board, according to a release from the foundation.
Presley, senior partner of Presley-Beane Financial Services in Punta Gorda, was approved unanimously by the board as its chairman.
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