Monday, March 31, 2008

Member Guest 2008

Congratulations to David Hoffman and Ron Steinert
Not only did David and Ron sweep their flight at this year's Harbor Hills Member-Guest Tournament, but they WON THE WHOLE ENCHILADA!!Surviving the three hole playoff for each of seven flight-winning teams, only two teams remained. In a total nailbiter (believe me), David's superior chip clinched the win! The chip was struck to thunderous applause, as the neighbors, in golf carts, celebrated the victory! More surprises were in store for the Dynamic Duo at the banquet that evening. The winners, David and Ron, received a standing ovation and accepted their trophies (which looked remarkably like the Heiseman!) Additional prizes included: golf bags by Cadillac, gold-engraved putters and the prized Harbor Hills jacket, suitable for wearing at next year's banquet. A fantastic time was had by all!
For further information check Nikki Hoffman's Blog at

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Celebration

Harbor Hills Annual Easter Egg Hunt. A good time was had by all.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Annual Marinated Mariners Picnic

The Marinated Mariners' held their annual Picnic at Lake Griffin State Park. Fifteen boats and 100 people had a great day cruising from the Orange Canal at Harbor Hills to the Park.
Looks like everyone had a great time.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dr. Claudia L. Thomas

It is great pleasure that we congratulate Harbor Hills's own Dr. Claudia L.Thomas on her recent Diversity award from the American Association Of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Those of us that live and work at Harbor Hills that have known her both as a resident of our community and that have seen her as a patient are very proud of her.

First black U.S. female orthopedist receives AAOS diversity award1st on the web (March 7, 2008)

March 2008
SAN FRANCISCO — From an orthopedic residency that began more than 30 years ago, Claudia L. Thomas, MD, has risen through the ranks of her profession to receive an honor bestowed on only a few individuals.
Claudia L. Thomas
She was presented with the 2008 Diversity Award here at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 75th Annual Meeting. Thomas was the first black female orthopedic surgeon in the country when she started practicing medicine in 1982.
Nominated more than once for the award, she told Orthopedics Today that her effort finally paid off. "It's wonderful and a very very positive thing," Thomas said.
Thomas admits she has surmounted many obstacles along the way and today helps men and women of all backgrounds seeking entrance not only into orthopedic residencies but into medical careers of all kinds, especially when their path is ridden with barriers. In an academy press release, she said, "I am still sought out by young people who are interested in pursuing orthopedics. This has given me the opportunity to mentor, encourage and 'prop up' those who may have felt discouraged along the way."
Her career and life have been varied. "My career has been all over the place, I guess you can say," she noted. Now in private practice in Florida, she has practiced at Johns Hopkins Medial Center in Baltimore and in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The field is more diverse than when she entered it, Thomas noted. "Those of us who were female and minority who came through the specialty made an effort to attract medical students who would diversify the field of orthopedic surgery," she told Orthopedics Today.
Statistics from the AAOS show the increase in female orthopedists now exceeds that of black surgeons

Sunday, March 09, 2008

LGA Member Member Pictures

Monday, March 03, 2008

Roundtable and Board Meeting

CHANGED AGAIN Due to scheduling conflicts The Roundtable meeting will now be next Thursday March 13th at 10:30 in the Clubhouse.
There will also be a Harbor Hills Homeowners Association Board meeting that same day March 13th at 9:30 in the Clubhouse.
All interested parties are invited to attend.