"Unconditional Love" by Joyce White. Courtesy of the Casements Camera Club
Ormond Beach Observer
The Casements Camera Club recently awarded the winners who participated in the seventh-annual Spring Photo Exhibit at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, and the winning images will be on show in the east display case at the Ormond Beach Regional Library for the remainder of this month.
The winners are as follow:
Best-of-show: "Lighting the Way Up" by Ans van Beek
People's Choice: "Beauty in Nature" by Jerry LeCrone
First place: "The Kiss at Viera Wetlands" by Larry Parker
Second place: "Winston and Mark" by Jeanne Figurelli
Third place: "Unconditional Love" by Joyce White
The honorable mentions were:
"Queen of the Water" by Debbie Perez
"The Dancer" by Donna Armstrong
"Cat Uber Ride" by Sylvia Camille
"Marooned" by Stan Mitchell
"Pretty Bird" by Gloria Lotzer
OBPD partners with Ring
The Ormond Beach Police Department is now on the Neighbors app by Ring to provide the community with real-time crime and safety information, according to a city press release.
This will allow OBPD to request and receive photos, videos and information from those who download the free app to their smartphones. Residents can text "obfl" to 555888 to download the app and join their neighborhood. App users can customize the geographic area of which they want to receive notifications, view crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map, and share text updates, photos and videos, including those taken on Ring's home security devices.
Visit ormondbeach.org/ring for more information.
Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club do good deeds in June
The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club kept busy with philanthropic efforts during the month of June, from performing over 35 blood screenings at the Volusia County Hurricane Expo to feeding 186 homeless individuals at the Bridge of Hope in Daytona Beach.
The Lions Club also conducted its installation of officers for the 2019-2020 year. Lion Mary Yochum was installed as president, Lion Colleen O'Connor as first vice president, Lion Peggy Bull as second vice president, Lion Bobbie Cheh as secretary, Lion Peter Caputo as treasurer, and Lions Melinda Uebel and John Thomas as directors.
Lion John Thomas was presented the Lion of the Year Award, and Lion George Schneider, a 47-year Lions Club member, was presented with the Melvin Jones award.
For more information of the Lions Club, call 441-4421.
Ormond Beach Lions have new president
The Ormond Beach Lions Club installed its new president for the 2019-2020 Lions year in a special ceremony on June 26.
Lion Patti Koch will take over for outgoing president Lion Al Legg. This Lions Club serves the Ormond Beach and Holly Hill community, providing eye exams, retina scans, eyeglasses, eye surgeries and hearing aids for those who can't afford them. Koch serves on the staff at the Center for the Visually Impaired in Daytona Beach, according to a press release.
Rotary Club turns two
The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach marked its second anniversary with the induction of a new president.
Brand Perry was sworn in during a celebration at Ormond Brewery by Future District Governor Rich Cooper and outgoing president Becky Parker. The new
Board of Directors was also sworn in at the event. Perry is a partner at Raposa, Perry, Young accountants, and his partner, Don Young, also became the President-elect of the Rotary Club of Ormond Beach.
Under Parker's leadership, nine new members were recruited and more than $15,000 was raised to support the club's charitable projects, according to a press release. This included building an outdoor classroom, garden projects and hosting a reading buddies program at Ormond Beach Elementary, as well as cleanups and painting the PACE Center for Girls. Donations were made to Provision Packs, Boy Scout Troop 468 and Addiction Treatment Advocates. The club also held its first fundraisers, like the Glow 5K Run and Minute to Win It.