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BOCC Proclaims the 40th Anniversary of the Beverly Hills Irish American Social Club, Inc.

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with a representative of the Beverly Hills Irish American Social Club, Inc

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on April 25, 2017, celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the Beverly Hills Irish American Social Club, Inc.

The Beverly Hills Irish American Social Club, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose general nature and objective is social activity among its members, to promote and unite in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, mutual understanding, good citizenship and to promote Irish culture in Citrus County. The Club has been in existence since May 4, 1977 and has worked to foster good communication and cooperation among members and the public, provide a forum for the consideration of different types of issues and to support the private sector by frequenting their establishments.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County extends appreciation to the Beverly Hills Irish American Social Club, Inc. for its positive impact over the years, commitment to civic involvement and good citizenship in Citrus County.

BOCC Recognizes Tourism Development Council Member

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners are pictured with Ms. Linda Bega

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a certificate of appreciation to Ms. Linda Bega outgoing member of the Tourist Development Council at their regular meeting on April 25, 2017. Ms. Bega was honored for her service to the county during her tenure on the Tourist Development Council and for her many years of generous contributions to Citrus County. 

The BOCC Proclaims National Volunteer week in Citrus County

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives from the Nature Coast Volunteer Center

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on April 25, 2017 proclaiming the week of April 23 through 29, 2017 as National Volunteer Week in Citrus County.

The talents, generosity and energy of volunteers continue to be one of Citrus County’s most valuable resources. Our community would be deprived of numerous programs, services and activities without the support and involvement of volunteers. Experience teaches us that government by itself cannot solve all problems and that volunteering changes the lives of volunteers in a positive way. Through the dedication and devotion of volunteers, stems the true strength of citizenship.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes April 23 through 29, 2017 as National Volunteer Week in Citrus County, and urges all citizens to help recognize and renew the volunteer spirit of Citrus County by committing to add the needs of our community through service.

Help a Child This Mother's Day - Be a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day.  For most of us, it’s a day to honor, celebrate, and thank our moms for their unconditional love, selflessness and guidance.  It’s a time to acknowledge that were if not for them, we wouldn’t have survived our childhoods or teen years as well as we did, or acquired the skills and self-confidence necessary to achieve success and overcome the rough times that are ever-present in adulthood. Serve as a mother figure to a child who longs for a similar experience.

Regrettably, for many children who are victims of child abuse and neglect, Mother’s Day is anything but a reason to celebrate.  It’s a day that prompts painful memories and haunting “what ifs.”  It’s a day that poses difficult questions such as, “Why did Mom choose drugs, alcohol or an abusive paramour over me?”    

Right now, in Hernando and Citrus Counties, over 800 children are involved with the child welfare and judicial systems.  Most of these children are younger than eight years of age.  Due to their circumstances, they’ve been removed from their homes, neighborhoods, schools and friends.  They’re living with relatives or willing strangers. 

The Guardian ad Litem Program is a state and county funded organization that relies on trained volunteers to help these children cope with their difficult and challenging situations.  Under the supervision of a Child Advocacy Manager and an attorney, the volunteer advocates for the child’s best interests in court.  They assist the child through the ups and downs of the process and see that no one forgets that behind that case number is a child who longs for a capable, loving mom and stable home life. 

Persons interested in becoming a volunteer may call Diana Hollwedel at (352) 812-6971 or email her at diana.hollwedel@gal.fl.gov to schedule an interview. To find out more information about the Guardian ad Litem program, visit our website at www.guardianadlitem5.org

This year as you celebrate your mom, do so in a manner that will make a lasting difference in the life of a child.  Volunteer with the Guardian ad Litem Program. 

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