Tuesday, December 8, 2015
December 2015 Business Briefs / Member News Part 2
InDyne employees raised more than $42,000, more than $5,000 over its goal, for the United Way annual campaign. Seen here, Mike Guidry, InDyne program director, aka Captain Marvel, presents the check for $42,275.91 to Ken Hinrichs, CEO of United Way of Okaloosa Walton County.
The Beach Brawl Sk8r Dolls presented a donation of more than $900 to Children in Crisis (CIC) from the proceeds of the last home game of the 2015 season. The Beach Brawl Sk8r Dolls is a team of athletic ladies who strive to change the world one “BOUT” at a time and seek empowerment for women and the protection of children. Seen here, Lauren Walls, CIC volunteer and events director, (center-right), receives a $921.00 donation from the Beach Brawl Sk8r Dolls.
The Destin Rotary Club was recently honored for its 100% member participation with “Every Rotarian Every Year” (EREY) award. This recognizes that 100% of every club member is making a gift to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. This initiative helps strengthen peace efforts, provides clean water and sanitation, supports education, grows local economies, saves mothers and children, and fights disease.
Dr. Ralph Goodman, a board-certified endocrinologist, joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s practice in Miramar Beach. Goodman has special interests in managing diabetes and helping his patients maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal disorders, such as thyroid disease, lipid disorders, hypertension, high cholesterol, and osteoporosis. Goodman received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis. He completed his residency training at City of Memphis Hospitals and went completed his fellowship with the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences.
The Kiwanis Club of Destin recently presented annual donations to 10 local charities, includingChildren in Crisis, Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Emerald Coast Science Center, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Florida Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, Harvest House, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, Okaloosa Walton Readers, and Shelter House. The funds were donated to help the charities carryout their important missions and to strengthen the community. Seen here, Wanda Pitts, Destin Kiwanis president, along with the membership, present the donation checks.