Frank Churaman was born Aug. 19, 1938, in Uitvlugt, Guyana, South America, to Sunny Churaman, who was a caretaker at the Sports Center, and Lilouty, who was a housewife.
Churaman was the second child born and had five brothers and three sisters. He went to grade school at the Church of Scotland from ages 6 to 15. At that time he started working as a clerk in a sugar plant. After seven years, he went to England for free education; prior to his schooling, he was a sharpshooter for the British Army.
He received his degree in accounting and management in 1970 and worked with National Health Service.
Churaman lived in Canada for three-and-one-half years and worked with CBS Corp. as a financial accounting manager. He went back to England to attend the University of London and graduated in 1977 with a teaching degree. He taught college until his retirement in 1994.
During his teaching career, Churaman also volunteered part-time for the Metropolitan Police in England.
He immigrated in 2001 to Florida, where he met Bhishma. They were married in 2002. He has been a Realtor since 2004.
His spare time is spent with the West Orange Seniors playing dominoes, attending the luncheons and joining friends on many of the day trips and the yearly long trips.
+ Tau Kappa Epsilon
Rod Talbot of Winter Garden was elected as international president of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at its biennial convention in New Orleans.
Tau Kappa Epsilon in one of the largest fraternities in North America, with more than 250 chapters in the United States and Canada.
Talbot has served his fraternity in multiple capacities, including 10 years on the board of directors. He was selected as Teke Alumnus of the Year in 2005 and International Top Teke of the Year in 1979.
He is a 1979 graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Talbot is a past president of the Winter Garden Rotary Club and currently serves on the West Orange Healthcare District Board of Trustees.
+ Rotary Club of Ocoee
The Rotary Club of Ocoee has awarded $1,000 scholarships to four Ocoee High School seniors.
The club has been assisted by the city of Ocoee through the MVP Grant program and has been awarding scholarships to Ocoee High School graduating seniors since 2007.
+ Central Florida Women’s League
A meet-and-greet is planned for members and friends of the Central Florida Women’s League from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. It takes place at the Dubsdread Ballroom, 549 W. Par St., Orlando. Attendees can learn more about the organization.
Tickets are $30 and include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. To purchase, go to cfwl.org. For information, contact Mary Colton at (407) 222-7388 or [email protected].
West Orange Duplicate Bridge Club
Results for Aug. 13.
N-S: 1. S. Kmiec – M. Ryan 2. Y. Peabody – M. Voorhees 3. N. Fortin – S. Landis 4. J. DeLoach – N. Velden 5. M. and J. Chilton; E-W: 1. J. Thompson – E. Quinn 2. H. Parker – M. Lesnik 3. B. and R. Blair 4. L. Meador – J. Winegard 5. M. and F. Schwartz