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Republican FL 15

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  • Honoring David Wendel’s 25 Years of Service as a Deacon to the Catholic Church

    by Representative Dennis A. Ross

    Posted on 2013-03-13

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    ROSS of florida in the house of representatives Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Mr. ROSS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 25 years of service that David Wendel has given to the Catholic Church as a Deacon.

    He started as an altar boy at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lakeland for Father Bryan Walsh. He continued to serve at St. Joseph's and then also started serving at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Lakeland in the mid-1980s.

    Mr. Wendel became one of the first 500 volunteers to join what is now known as AmeriCorps and assist our country.

    His commitment to service led him to believe that if you see a problem, you must get involved in fixing it. He encouraged many members of his family to get involved in their communities. Every Saturday he took his nephew, Brian, to visit the elderly and handicapped which helped create a foundation for service in Brian's life.

    Mr. Wendel now serves at a church in Georgia.

    I want to thank him for his 25 years of service to our community and country.


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