Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December 2015 Business Briefs / Member News Part 2

Vets Helping Vets AC & Heating System Giveaway
Superior Air Conditioning Company, in partnership with Kick’n Country 103.5 and Classic Rock 95.9, is donating an AC & Heating System to one deserving Active Duty Military or Veteran and their children. The deadline to enter is Dec. 18. The winner will be picked by an American Legion Committee of members from all over Northwest Florida. To enter, visit ASuperiorAC.com.

Operation Sunscreen of the Gulf Coast Collects Items to Send to Soldiers
Operation Sunscreen prepares and sends packages to deployed Airmen and Soldiers from our local bases. Items needed include trial-sized shampoos, conditioners, soaps, toothpaste, sanitary napkins and other toiletries. Also very popular are Destin-specific items, like koozies, t-shirts, stickers, and more. Financial contributions are also accepted. For more information, contact Capt. Bill McDonald at (850) 582-2476 or osgcinc@yahoo.com.

Super Heroes Celebrate with InDyne Heroes
United Way of Okaloosa Walton CountyInDyne 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.

Beach Brawl Sk8r Dolls Support CIC Kids
Children In CrisisThe 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.

Destin Rotary Receives Humanitarian Award 
Destin Rotary ClubThe 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.  

Goodman Joins Sacred Heart Medical Group in Miramar Beach
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald CoastDr. 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.

Kiwanis Club of Destin Helps Local Charities
Kiwanis Club of DestinThe Kiwanis Club of Destin recently presented annual donations to 10 local charities, includingChildren in CrisisChildren’s Volunteer Health NetworkEmerald Coast Children’s Advocacy CenterEmerald Coast Science CenterFisher House of the Emerald Coast, Florida Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, Harvest HouseMattie 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.

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