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The Dr. Nan S. Hutchison Broward Senior Hall of Fame honors elder excellence in the volunteer sector of Broward County.

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Bruce A. Blitman, Cooper City, 61

Bruce A. Blitman has lived in Cooper City since 1990. Mr. Blitman is a Charter Member of the Kiwanis Club of Cooper City. Bruce worked with local police departments to "recycle bicycles" and donate them to support the annual "Rick Case Bikes For Kids" Holiday Project. He also persuaded Kiwanis International to promote this project at their Convention. Mr. Blitman helped establish an AKTION Club for adults with special needs, which enables them to enjoy the benefits of serving their communities. Bruce is also a "guest chef" during the Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.

Mr. Blitman also serves on the Cooper City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). In 2008, Bruce was instrumental in creating an Autism Awareness Day for Cooper City, and served for two terms on the Center for Autism and Related Disorders Constituency Board. Additionally, he persuaded the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to change its training materials for new recruits to include a module on how to interact effectively with individuals who have autism spectrum disorders.

Bruce is an attorney and mediator. In 2010, Mr. Blitman started volunteering in the fifth grade class at Bethune Elementary School to help their teachers with civics education. Every month during the school year, Bruce visits the classroom and co-teaches a lesson, or brings in a guest speaker who will motivate and inspire the students.

For his many years of exemplary volunteerism in Broward County, and the hours contributed to the community, Bruce Blitman is deserving of induction into the Broward Senior Hall of Fame.