Robert M. Reinauer, MD joins the board of We Care of Indian River County
VERO BEACH — New Vision Eye Center in Vero Beach is proud to announce that Dr. Robert Reinauer has joined the board of the We Care Foundation of Indian River County.
Dr. Reinauer is fellowship-trained in diseases and surgery of the retina. He specializes in treating macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgery.
The We Care Foundation of Indian River, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a vehicle for charitable giving to provide essential services and materials for “We Care” patients outside the scope of those donated by local physicians.
Dr. Reinauer, along with Dr. Paul Minotty, Dr. David O’Brien, Dr. Stephen Tate, and Dr. Mohamed Sayed, already serves as one of the many local dedicated volunteer area physicians who donate their services to the We Care Program, providing care to patients in need in the community at no charge.
Helping others maintain or regain their vision is something Dr. Reinauer does his very best to provide to so many. For the past twelve years, Dr. Reinauer has been part of volunteer mission trips to Mexico providing free surgical ophthalmology services to people in need. For the past two, he has been on the board of the Christian Ophthalmic Surgical Expedition Network.
When asked why he wanted to volunteer with We Care, he replied, “I am always looking for ways to be active in the community and give back by lending my skills as an ophthalmologist. An organization like We Care was the perfect opportunity.” He added, “I saw that there was a need here for retinal care so people did not have to drive to bigger cities to treat their retinal disease.”
Dr. Reinauer lives in Vero Beach with his wife Claudia and daughter Blake. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas and has post-graduate training in internal medicine, ophthalmology, and vitreoretinal surgery. Find out more about New Vision, visit newvisioneyecenter.com or call (772)257-8700
For the past thirty years, We Care has provided more than seventeen million dollars’ worth of free medical services to qualified adults in Indian River County. To learn more about We Care’s services, contact a coordinator at (772) 794-7422 or go to www.WECAREof IRC.
1st Annual Sweetheart Dance
FPWC presents a Valentine's Day dance for you and your love, your friend, or just you!
Friday, Feb. 13th, 7-10 p.m. at the Fort Pierce Woman's Club
$50 Per Person
Two Drinks and a choice of
Chicken Parmigiana, Steak Puttanesca, or Vegan Vegetable Lasagna
Great entertainment including a Live DJ, Selfie Station and More!
IRSC names Jane Kim Dean of Workforce Education & Development
FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College (IRSC) has hired Jane Kim its new Dean of Workforce Education & Development. Kim comes from the School District of Palm Beach County where she most recently served as Manager of Adult Education, providing leadership, grant management, program planning and operations expertise for 28 school sites. She replaces Donna Rivett who retired from IRSC in December 2020 after 36 years of service with the College.
In her new role with IRSC, Kim offers leadership in the areas of administration, management, supervision, budget preparation, evaluation, training and staff development. She is directly responsible for the operations of IRSC’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration; Automotive Technology; Welding; Cosmetology and Barbering; and Office Administration programs.
Additionally, Kim will serve as a resource for economic development entities throughout Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. She will assess and identify current and developing educational needs and engage in productive training partnership agreements that grow the regional workforce pipeline and prepare IRSC students for in-demand jobs.
Kim received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Florida International University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from the American College of Education. She is a member of the Florida Association of Technical Education, ACE of Florida, Coalition of Adult Basic Education, the Association of Talent Development, the Hispanic Education Coalition and the Society of Human Resource Management.
FPUA earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
FORT PIERCE — Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. The report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. FPUA has received this distinction each year since 1995, making this our 26th consecutive year receiving this award.
GFOA advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.
About GFOA: Government Finance Officers Association advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.
About FPUA: Fort Pierce Utilities Authority is a municipal utility whose mission is "to provide our customers with economical, reliable, and friendly service in a continuous effort to enhance the quality of life in our community." Fort Pierce is one of more than 2,000 communities in the United States served by a community-owned electric utility, and one of very few who also provide water, wastewater, natural gas, and Internet services. Public utility systems are owned by the people they serve. All benefits from our locally controlled utility remain right here in the community. Additional information is available at www.fpua.com.
IRSC awarded $2,236,673 grant to increase training in construction trades
FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College will expand its HVAC, construction and solar panel technician training programs with a $2,236,673 grant made possible through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program. The award is part of more than $14 million committed by the State to launch or expand training programs for construction trades in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma.
“The IRSC team is excited to partner with CareerSource and Project LIFT to offer students training that will not only lead to certificates and licenses, but real jobs in a booming construction industry,” says IRSC President Dr. Timothy Moore. “Over the next three years, our College will offer these tuition-free training opportunities that ready students for the job site after a short investment of time. It’s a tremendous value proposition.”
IRSC will work with CareerSource Research Coast, Project LIFT, and other local organizations to coordinate support services such as transportation, access to child care services, computer skills training/digital literacy, counseling/advising services, English to Speakers of Other Languages Adult Education program, On-the-Job Training opportunities and job placement services.
Rebuild Florida is a partnership of DEO and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Launched in September 2018, Rebuild Florida uses federal funding for Florida’s long-term recovery efforts from the devastating impacts of natural disasters. For more information, visit www.RebuildFlorida.gov.
Remember Treasure Coast nonprofits
If you are in a position, consider a gift to a Treasure Coast nonprofit affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Find the needs of many area nonprofits and how to give at treasurecoastnonprofits.com
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