The Belleair Rotary Club has been actively involved in supporting the efforts of our local Salvation Army in Clearwater through providing bell ringers during the holidays, financial assistance in support of their mission, and inviting their fine leadership to speak at our club meetings.
We are proud to have been recognized as the local service organization that has raised the most funds the past two holiday seasons. Those of you who shop at the Publix Supermarket in Belleair have witnessed our club members actively engaged in bell ringing and spreading holiday cheer as we raised money for the local Salvation Army.
Bob Chiavacchi, with Jo Ann Bruner at his side, announced that at the Salvation Army Volunteer Breakfast, Belleair Rotary won First Place for donations received by our bell ringers…and we were presented with the Golden Bell Award to display. Bob noted that he had heard that other organizations are already planning strategy to win this coveted honor this next Christmas season. I think Bob intends to have us keep the Bell in 2016, too.