Clerks in the Community

  • Supporting Childhood Cancer Foundation

    Posted 02/20/2017


    For several years, the Clerk's office employees have generously supported the Childhood Cancer Foundation, a local charity dedicated to assisting families of children with cancer. The Childhood Cancer Foundation is committed to ensuring that no one has to face the diagnosis of childhood cancer alone, and secondly, they provide financial assistance to childhood cancer families during the most difficult time of their lives!

    We are very proud to announce that on February 16th, the Clerk's office Human Resources Generalist, Robin Beaulieu, was installed as the new President of the CCF Board! This is a volunteer position that will be as rewarding as it is challenging. Many deputy Clerks attended the event to support Robin and the great work of the organization.

    In Robin's address to the Foundation after being sworn in by DeLand Mayor, Bob Apgar, she shared her passion and dedication to taking the Foundation to new heights of success in fundraising and helping the community. Robin said that CCF needs to do more and she will give her all to help that happen. She explained the growing need, "the American Cancer Foundation estimated there will be 1,688,780 new cancer cases in 2017 and 600,920 of those diagnosed will not survive. Of that number, 250,000 of the new cases will affect children under the age of 20. This means that 1 in every 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer under the age of 20 and 91,000 of them will not survive."

    The Clerk's office is honored to play a part in helping CCF in their important mission and we wish Robin the best in her new role!

  • ME STRONG: Deputy Clerks Get Their Running Shoes On for a Good Cause!

    Posted 01/30/2017


    ME STRONG is a rapidly growing charity committed to serving Central Floridians battling cancer and to funding groundbreaking research in pursuit of a cure. The ME STRONG 5k is held annually in DeLand, and has grown to be the largest 5k hosted in Volusia County. This year's 5K fundraiser took place on January 28th, with a total registration of 2,800. Many Deputy Clerks participated to support the cause and enjoy healthy activity. Donna was the first Deputy Clerk to cross the finish line at this year's 5K with a time of 32.05 minutes! We are so proud of our employees participation and their love of helping others. Go Team!

    Kudos to all the Deputy Clerks who helped raise funds to fight cancer at the ME STRONG 5K this year!

    Watch the Start of the ME STRONG 5k.

  • Diane Matousek's Retirement and New Beginnings Posted 01/09/2017


    On January 3, 2017, a special retirement ceremony was held at the DeLand Courthouse honoring former Clerk Diane Matousek for her 24 years as Clerk and almost 44 years of exemplary service to the Clerk's office. The event included a musical tribute to the Clerk performed by employees of the Clerk's office, the presentation of plaques and gifts by the office divisions, and a farewell address by Diane. The Honorable Judge Richard Orfinger from the Fifth District Court of Appeals made the final presentation to the Clerk. The Honorable Judge Randell Rowe III, Circuit Judge, administered the Oath of Office for incoming Clerk, Laura Roth. The Clerk employees surprised new Clerk Roth with a musical tribute and flash mob dance. See the Daytona Beach News Journal article and the West Volusia Beacon's video of the Roth tribute performance.

    Special thanks goes out to the dedicated members of the Clerk's office staff who provided an unforgettable reception and ceremony for the occasion.

  • Gift of Giving - 2016 Posted 12/16/2016


    Beginning in 2010, the Clerk's office became involved with a very special program benefiting children in our community. The program was developed through the Volusia County School Board to assist children in homeless situations. Each year there are approximately 1,300 homeless students in our local schools. The families sometimes live in cars, hotels, tents, or with friends or extended family members.

    A social worker chooses the families who are most in need of help for the holidays. They provide us with "wish lists" completed by the children and willing Clerk's office divisions volunteer to do their best to get the items on the list. Due to the generous donations of the Clerk's staff, many children receive items they otherwise would not get. Each year our numbers vary but in our best year, 2012, we were able to make 75 students very happy.

    Thanks again to our caring staff who give of their time and treasure year after year.

  • Drive Out Hunger - Food Drive 12/09/2016


    For many years our employees have generously given non-perishable items to the Annual WESH 2 "Share Your Christmas Food Drive" benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. This year’s motto was "Drive Out Hunger."

    Each division in the Clerk's Office put out a box for employee donations and our Administrative Services support staff collected the goods and delivered them to the organizers on Monday, December 5th.

    Thank you to the Clerk's office staff for your dedication to helping others.