Auxiliary Officers earn Pollution Investigation certificates
The three U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary officers recently earned their certification as Marine Pollution Investigators. In the event of a fuel spill or any other potential pollution problem in the waters off the Florida Keys, then Luke Moore, Brad Miller, John Hedberg will be the Coast Guard’s first responders. “They have been very active in this capacity since this program was initiated for the Auxiliary last year,” said Susan Miller, Public Affairs Officer for Flotilla 1303. “Having the Coast Guard Auxiliary members’ immediate attention to issues means better containment of contaminants and a more positive result for marine life.”
Pictured, from left: Don Kittsmiller, Jan Kittsmiller, Moore, Miller, and Hedberg.
Sayer-White Announces Wedding Plans
Allison White and Sean Sayer are happy to announce their engagement. Parents are Joanne and Les White of Reading, Pennsylvania, and Ginger and Tom Sayer of Marathon. The couple is planning a December 2009, wedding.
Over fifty members of Zonta International attended the Area 3 Zonta International District 11 meeting held on June 5th and 6th at Hawk’s Cay Resort on Duck Key. Those who attended came from the Zonta Clubs of Boca Raton, Miami Lakes, Nassau and New Providence, Bahamas, Key West, Melbourne, Greater Palm Beaches and Marathon. The focus of the meeting was “Room to Grow”. The chairmen of the weekend event were Dianne Weitz, President and Lolly Siemon, past President, both of the Zonta Club of Marathon.
On Wednesday, July 22, 4-year-old Michael Preval welcomed the birth of his sister, Jazlyn Michaela Preval. She was born at the Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West weighing a healthy 7lbs 8ozs and measuring 20.5 inches long. Her mom, Jeanette Farinas is a “super teller” at First State Bank in Marathon and her proud father, Michael Preval, works at Dot Palm.
Rings for Britz
Joseph Britz, Jr. and Tatiana Onefrei-Britz celebrated the ring portion of their wedding ceremony on Sunday with Pastor Steve Lawes, family and friends at the Vineyard Community Church on Big Pine Key sharing in the blessing of their union. Joey and Tanya were married months ago, and recently exchanged specially designed wedding bands to as a symbol of their love for one another. Proud parents are Joe and Meri-Lynn Britz of Big Pine Key and Maria and Petru Onefrei of the Republic of Moldova.