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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Zonta of Key West honors members

Leaders of Key West's Zonta club recently congratulated club members on their years of service to the organization. Carolyn Daly celebrated 10 years, while Sarah Evans and Tangela Lusain each marked one year.

Also, Daly received special recognition from Service Chairwoman Amber Shaffer for contribution to Zonta's recent skin screening booth at the Lower Keys Medical Center Health Fair.

Credit union honors Manger

Keys Federal Credit Union recently recognized Marianne Magner for 15 years of dedicated service. Magner joined KFCU in 1997 and has held various positions, including teller, executive assistant, human resources director, assistant vice president of marketing and her current position of assistant vice president of human resources and member services.

Originally from the Netherlands, Manger also has lived in Germany, England and Canada before settling down in the United States. She has learned to speak English, German, Spanish, Italian and French in addition to her native Dutch.

Marianne and her husband, Bill, have made Key West their home since 1997 and Marianne is currently the Sergeant at Arms for Key West Toastmasters.

McAdams handles sailing PR

Key West Community Sailing Center recently named Gary McAdams as its public affairs officer on the board of directors. McAdams is a 19-year Keys resident. His duties will include working with the parents and kids of Key West to expand and enhance the center's youth education program.

Although the club's main purpose is to teach the community's youth to sail during the school season and the summer program, it also offers adult education and patronship, which is still the best deal in town. Patrons have unlimited access to more than 35 boats, including day sailors, Sunfish, Lasers, 420s, Hobie Cats and even kayaks.

Hospital adds cardiologist

Lower Keys Medical Center recently announced the addition of Dr. Manuel Gonzalez to its medical staff. Dr. Gonzalez specializes in interventional cardiology and vascular medicine and is the new director of cardiology and vascular medicine at Lower Keys Medical Center.

Gonzalez earned his undergraduate degree from Pre-University Institute "Beremundo Paz Sanchez" before continuing his studies at the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences, where he earned his medical degree and was valedictorian of his graduating class. The doctor then went on to earn his masters degree in public health at Harvard University, performed his fellowship at East Carolina University and earned his masters in business administration from the University of Massachusetts.