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VOL. 19 NO. 7                                                                                    JULY 2018

Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf For Life

	 The 17th Annual Robert                                            Kathy Kramer, Kim Lamb, Patsy Devine, Liz Griffin, Christa          Jim Westcott, Bruce Bertrand, Chad Gwinn, Dan Clancy
F. Novins Memorial Golf                                             Dun, Paula Rimer
for Life Tournament and                                                                                                                 ready to play once the torrential downpour stopped on
Reception was a success.                                            	 More than 200 guests enjoyed the Friday evening                   Saturday. Janet Milici won the Putting Contest and Mike
The brother and sister team                                         reception at Carsons Tavern and 31 teams played in Saturday’s       Milizia won the Helicopter Ball Drop. The overall winning
of Carson Novins and Beth                                           tournament at Stuart Yacht & Country Club. Everyone was             team consisted of Rick Wentworth, Tony Barone, Mike
Novins started the tournament
in memory of their father,                                                                                                              Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf For Life on page 2
who died of colon cancer. The
amazing committee hosted a
fun tournament and this year
raised $116,000 to benefit
Volunteers in Medicine Carson Novins putting
(VIM) Clinic. Friday evening
festivities consisted of delicious food, auctions, raffles and
dancing to the live band, The Kinected. Ken Duke, Mike
Milizia, Fred Caimotto and Carson himself were auctioned
off to the delight of the audience.

Martin County Healthy Start Celebrates 25th Anniversary

	 Twenty-five years ago,                                            the newly minted maternity
                                                                    leave policy, which allows
Martin County’s Healthy Start                                       for six weeks of paid leave.
                                                                    The organization hopes to be
Coalition opened its doors.The                                      a model to other employers in
                                                                    the community.
genesis of a statewide network                                      	 Dancing with the Martin
                                                                    Stars in September raised
of community organizations                                          $140,000. Dr. Brian Moriarty
                                                                    with Loving Chiropractic,
focused on reducing Florida’s                                       the overall winner, raised Dr. Brian Moriarty and
                                                                    $30,000 and has helped to Randy Pennington, incoming
high infant mortality rate was                                      create a new pilot program for board member
                                                                    chiropractic care for pregnant
a passion project of Governor                                       Healthy Start moms.
                                                                    	 A doula program is being piloted through the doulas at Bell
Lawton Chiles and First Lady                                        House Birth Services with significant support from Samantha,
                                                                    who has five years’experience as a doula. The program provides
Rhea Chiles.                    Dr. Brian Moriarty and              emotional and physical support for expectant mothers during

	 Celebrating the 25th Tiffany Parish

anniversary was the focus of

this year’s Healthy Start Luncheon held May 18 at Piper’s

Landing Yacht Club in Palm City. Additionally, it was the first                                                                         Shamus Gordon, executive director, Father and Child
                                                                                                                                        Resource Center; Randy Pennington, incoming board
year anniversary of Executive Director Samantha Suffich.                                                                                member; Dr. Teena White, immediate-past board president;
                                                                                                                                        and Samantha Suffich, executive director
	 Suffich recalled her first year with Healthy Start, which she
                                                                                                                                        Martin County Healthy Start on page 2
said, came with its challenges. However, all the difficulties were

handled as a collaborative effort with community members and

a number of achievements were realized. Leading the list was

United Way Funds New Programs,

Invests More Than $2 Million In Martin County

	 United Way of Martin County took a major step to make             initiatives totaling $983,042 – a 5 percent increase in these
sure children start school ready to learn, graduate more            grant awards compared to last year. When you combine this
students, lift families and individuals to financial stability and  with the amount United Way is investing through donor
create a healthier community by investing $2,204,848 in the         designations, United Way of Martin County Foundation
community in 2018/19.                                               funding, CHARACTER COUNTS! mini-grants and literacy
	 As part of this impact, United Way recently announced             initiatives, and internal programs such as CHARACTER
community impact grant awards for 47 local programs and             COUNTS! Martin Volunteers and United Way’s White

                                                                                                        Doves Holiday Project, United   United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G.
                                                                                                        Way of Martin County’s total    Houwaart-Diez and Alzheimer’s Community Care President/
                                                                                                        investment in the community     CEO Mary M. Barnes
                                                                                                        is $2,204,848.
                                                                                                          Each year, United             United Way Funds New Programs on page 3
                                                                                                        Way raises funds through
                                                                                                        workplace or community
                                                                                                        campaigns, grants and
                                                                                                        corporate partnerships. These
                                                                                                        funds are invested in programs
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