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									                                                                  Singer Island
                                                                  Rotary Club
                                                                   Newsletter


Meeting Jan. 28th. 2011
Pres. Platner opened the meeting at 12:15
Flag: Ron Kennedy led the pledge to the flag.
Invocation: We joined Lennie Cottrell reciting the Singer Island Rotary Grace.
Song: We joined Jean Claude Chabert in singing his favorite song "America the Beautiful”
Four-way test Robert Rosenberg (It never happened)

Guests: Pres. Platner welcomed the following guests: John Hahn-Salem, N.J., Gretchen Naff -
Black Mountain, N. C., Ulmer Schultz - Emmaus, Pa., Ernie Leach Blue Ridge, Ga., Stuart M.
Shalloway -Washington, D.C., Sheila Shalloway- Palm Beach Shores, Fl., Gail Gold-Palm Beach
Shores, Fl.

Announcements: Pres. Platner said that the Pancake breakfast was a huge success with a
great attendance. Dick Giles (Mr. Coffee) made 2500 cups of coffee. Tom Mills and Mike Lyons
poured lots of cups of coffee and Bob Rosenberg flipped pancakes for 5 hours. Other members
and snowbirds pitched in as usual. We should be having the results of the proceeds shortly.

Weather: Mike Lyons had a good report today- nice weather and temperatures in the high 70's
and lower 80's.

Foundation: Ron Kennedy reported that Bob Dawson and Dave Sullivan have donated to the
foundation.

Stock Market: Bob Rosenberg reported that it was up today.

Rotary family: Monica reported that we are a healthy group today

A Lite Moment with Ron Assef. After their 11th child, an Alabama couple decided that was
enough, as they could not afford a larger bed. So the husband went to his veterinarian and told
him that he and his cousin didn't want to have any more children.
The doctor told him that there was a procedure called a vasectomy that could fix the problem but
that it was expensive. 'A less costly alternative,' said the doctor, 'is to go home, get a cherry
bomb, (fireworks are legal in Alabama) light it, put it in a beer can(COORS), then hold the can up
to your ear and count to 10.'
The Alabamian said to the doctor, 'I may not be the smartest tool in the shed, but I don't see how
putting a cherry bomb in a beer can next to my ear is going to help me.'
'Trust me,' said the doctor.
So the man went home, lit a cherry bomb and put it in a beer can. He held the can up to his ear
and began to count!
'1' '2' '3' '4' '5' - At which point he paused, placed the beer can between his legs and
continued counting on his other hand.
This procedure also works in Tennessee , Kentucky , Louisiana , Arkansas , Mississippi , parts
of Georgia, Missouri , West Virginia and all of Washington DC .

Schoolhouse: Tom Mills was late - waiting outside for the 4-way test. Pres-elect Dave Sullivan
was having a birthday; Pres. Chuck has a new grandson, as does John Hahn. Gabe Marino and
his wife are celebrating their wedding anniversary, Tom Chilcote was happy to be here, Gus
Winters will be 80 on Thursday, Feb. 3nd.

Speaker: Our speaker today was Marty Deloach, Fire Chief from Palm Beach Shores. He is
married to Teresa and has a son attending Michigan State University. Marty has a Bachelor’s
Degree and a Masters Degree in Fire Science and started in 1979 as a line Officer, and then
became a paramedic, a fire marshal and now is a Fire Chief. A volunteer group, the firefighters
receive $30 a call. It is difficult to get people involved as most work during the week so they have
to rely on the Riviera Beach Fire Dept. when there is a large fire. The firefighters must train to be
certified. 97% of calls for an ambulance could be handled by a taxicab. Riviera Beach has five
stations. A home fire sprinkler system is available to residents who are homebound. This is part
of their fundraiser. They have Thermo imaging camera-to know if there is a problem behind the
walls. It indicates a fire that is hidden. In 2005 they purchased a Pierce engine pumper, which
can deliver 1500 gallons of water per minute. The Women’s Auxiliary of Palm Beach Shores,
assist in raising money for the Fire dept.




Fifty/Fifty: Dick was the winner this week and put it all back in the schoolhouse. Thanks Dick.

Toast: We joined Tom Mills in toasting the Rotary Club of Boxford, South Africa.

Dates to remember: Feb.16th - BOD Meeting at 11:30 AM at the Palm Beach Shores Resort.

                   Friday Feb. 18th. - Get your dancing shoes ready for the Annual Dinner
              Dance at the Buccaneer-time will follow.


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