Rotary Club of Clearwater Celebrates the Memory of Rotarian Dr. Jerald Turner
(l-r) Rotarian Andy Burwell presenting Mrs. Mary Turner a certificate honoring the memory of Dr. Jerald Turner. Dr. Scott Hale described the community work of Dr. Turner.
Mrs. Mary Turner was a guest at the Rotary Club of Clearwater recently as the Rotary celebrated the memory of Rotarian Dr. Jerald Turner, who past away this last year. Mrs. Turner was presented a certificate for Dr. Turner’s participation in the Club’s endowment for local charities.
At the weekly Wednesday noon meeting at the Belleair Country Club, Rotarian Sidney Bayne interviewed Mary Turner to reveal more about Dr. Turner, his generosity in community participation, his support and love for the Florida Orchestra, yet he greatly enjoyed the Dixieland music each Thanksgiving week on Sand Key. He performed delicate surgeries, and also enjoyed riding a motorcycle and working with a variety of crafts. He played the piano for Rotary meetings with gusto.
Rotarians presented a Brick in memory of Dr. Turner, for the memorial walkway at the Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo. Dr. Turner served in medical units in Vietnam and in the Gulf War.
Following the honoring of Dr. Turner the Rotarians heard detailed reports about the Rotary Club’s Endowment Fund for local charities. Terry Simmons, Cliff Wyatt, Joel Guinand, Andy Burwell, Bob Burwell, George Hardy and Cliff Williams described how important an endowment can be in providing continued financial aid to local charities, especially in a declining economy.
Certificates of appreciation for support of the Endowment were presented to Kenneth Shoop, Craig Gilman and Robert Cottrell.
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