Service Above Self
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island
PO Box 1344, Holmes Beach, Florida 34218
Club Website: www.annamariarotary.org
Club President, Barry Gould - email@example.com - 941-448-5500
Meeting Tuesdays at Noon ~ Beach House Restaurant, Bradenton Beach
Rotary International's "If we wish to create a lasting
2008-2009 Theme peace we must begin with
-- Mahatma Gandhi.
JANUARY IS ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH
CLUB BULLETIN - JANUARY 27, 2009
THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM
Brian Copeman, police officer, Drug Abuse Resistance Education
(D.A.R.E.) for fifth graders at Anna Maria Elementary
Feb. 3 '09: John Freeman, ShelterBox USA, member of ShelterBox Rapid Response Team
Feb. 10 '09, Special Program at Anna Maria Elementary
Feb. 17 '09, Club Assembly & " Getting To Know You" Talk by One Rotarian
Feb. 24 '09, Peggy Rometo, Helping Police Find Missing Persons (FindME.com)
March 3 '09: Mike Castro, RBC Bank, Sarasota, "Identity Theft"
March 10 '09: Milt Flinn, President, Lakewood Ranch Communities, "Development Plans in
March 17 '09: Club Assembly and "Getting To Know You" Talk by One Rotarian
March 24 '09: Rick Kerby, artistic director, Manatee Players
DATES TO REMEMBER
Feb. 12, Board Meeting, Fire Station, Holmes Beach, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 14, Fifth Annual Multi-District Fundraiser for Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders (S4TL),
Derby Park, St. Petersburg, 11:30 a.m.
March 12, Board Meeting, Fire Station, Holmes Beach, 5:30 p.m.
March 14, Extravaganza and Casino Night, St. Bernard, Holmes Beach, 5:30 p.m.
May 7-9, Rotary District 6960 Conference, Naples Beach Hotel & Club, Naples, FL
Am I the only one that has difficulty comprehending $355,000,000? I CAN comprehend
$355,000. That is about the average price of a two-bedroom condo on Anna Maria Island and
$355 million would be enough to buy 1000 island condos…hmmm? That's alotta dough… That
happens to be the amount of cash the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given the Rotary
Foundation to help fund the total eradication of Polio from our planet! I guess they figured the
$100 million they gave before was not enough so they just gave another $255 million. Now all
TRF needs to do is raise $200 million to match it within three years. That works out to be about
$50. per active Rotarian per year either as a donation or through local fundraising. I CAN
EXTRAVAGANZA CHALLENGE: You have probably seen the list of local businesses that
has been put together as potential contributors. Michael Northfield has emailed it to all club
members. Copies of the list will be available at Tuesday's lunch meeting. I am challenging club
member to pick just five businesses from the list and hand deliver the Extravaganza donation
request packet to each one picked. The packet has all the information a business will need to
decide if they will participate or not. So easy a caveman could do it!
HIGHLIGHTS OF JAN. 20 MEETING
* A total of 25 people attended the Jan. 20 meeting, including 16 members and nine guests.
* Susan Fernald presented the club with a check for $100. The check was originally written to
the person who saw her ad in The Islander about a lost tennis bracelet and called Susan to say she
had found it. This person did not want to accept the $100 check that Susan offered her; hence the
club became the recipient. Thank you, Susan!
* Happy bucks went to Polio Plus.
JAN. 20 MEETING: PDG JOAN HAYWARD, LITERACY & ALUMNI
Past District Governor Joan Hayward, whose home club is the Rotary Club of Alliston (Ontario)
described her work as Literacy and Alumni Coordinator for her district at the Jan. 20 Club
Assembly. Among her jobs is distributing a worldwide literacy newsletter that her husband,
Roger Hayward, produces.
A teacher and school administrator in Canada for almost four decades, now retired, Joan Hayward
has been a Rotarian since 1990, when she joined the Rotary Club of Alliston. She has held many
executive positions at that club and at the district level, including serving as District Governor in
In her role as Rotary Foundation Alumni Coordinator, she encourages districts and clubs, through
the district alumni chairs, to reconnect with past participants of The Rotary Foundation programs.
Typically, these include Group Study Exchange team members, Ambassadorial Scholars and
Peace Scholars, with the emphasis being to have these alumni become active members of Rotary
She noted the 2009-2010 Rotary theme is "The Future of Rotary Is In Your Hands," and said
noted that it called to mind President Barack Obama's statement on Jan. 20 that "the future of the
country is in your hands."
The Haywards' Rotary club is in District 7070, which is also the home district of PDG Wilfred
Wilkinson. Joan Hayward noted that the Alliston community where she resides is rural; the
Rotary Club there has 51 members, half of them women.
*****EXTRAVAGANZA COUNTDOWN: LESS THAN TWO MONTHS TO GO*******
A third location, the Anna Maria Island Community Center, has been added for ticket sales to the
2009 Rotary Extravaganza and Casino Night. Extravaganza tickets are now available at all three
island cities: Waterside Lending on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach; and AMICC on Magnolia Avenue in
Anna Maria. Tickets are $60. if purchased by Feb. 14; $65 thereafter.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK--Cindi Harrison, Feb.2
* Our club's Third Annual "A Day at the Races" is booked for Saturday, March 21 at Tampa Bay
Downs Race Course. . Limit is 30 people: several club members signed up and paid at the Jan. 20
club meeting. Tampa Bay Downs will recognize our club over the P.A. system, on the
scoreboard and in the racing program. We will have a race in our name and two Rotarians and
spouse/guest will have their picture taken in the winner's circle. Cost is $22. per person payable
to Steve or Pam Schlueter, who fronted the event. The cost includes admission, clubhouse pass,
daily racing program and a great buffet lunch, all taxes and gratuities (except tips for the
bartender at our private cash bar). This year's lunch buffet comprises a fresh fruit salad, chilled
pasta salad, mixed garden salad, vegetable primavera al pesto, potatoes au gratin, green beans
amandine, chef carved roast beef and turkey breast, cream puffs and cookies, coffee and iced tea.
* Our club's Tuesday, Feb. 10 meeting will be held at Anna Maria Elementary instead of the
Beach House Restaurant. Please note this on your calendar. Meeting time remains the same, 12
noon; we will have lunch at the AME cafeteria.
* Our club will have members attending two upcoming Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
sessions, including one in Clearwater on Feb. 21 and one in Port Charlotte on Feb. 28. For a
complete list of courses, see RLI story, this issue.
* Steve Schlueter asked that club members start serious thought about who might be our next
Ambassadorial Scholar. Deadline is April 15 '09.
* Please remember to turn in your make-ups to Judy Rup at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also,
please remember to sign in.
UPCOMING ROTARY FUNDRAISERS
Feb. 13, Rotary Club of Sarasota Bay, "Bello Comes Home" Fundraiser, featuring Florida's
Circus Sarasota; this is Rotary Night at Circus Sarasota. In addition to the evening performance,
attendees will meet the performers and enjoy wines and hors d'oeuvres. The event is a benefit for
Laughter Unlimited, Circus Sarasota's Human Service Program, and the J.H. Floyd Nursing
Home. There is a special discount voucher in the amount of $5. available to Rotary members;
seats are from $10. to $47. Visit CircusSarasota.org to purchase tickets.
Feb. 14, S4TL Going To The Dogs, Derby Park, St. Petersburg, 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 20, Rotary Club of South Manatee, Dinner Theater at Golden Apple, 6 p.m. The play is
"Sugar" and is based on "Some Like It Hot." $50 per ticket; proceeds to support charities and
Rotary projects. Contact John Hargreaves at 758-6370 or email@example.com.
March 14, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island Extravaganza & Casino Night: Rosann Creed
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dantia Gould (Dantia@planttender.com). Tickets prior to Feb. 15, 2009
will be $60; $65 thereafter.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded US$255 million to Rotary International in the
global effort to eradicate polio, bringing the total committed by Rotary and the Gates Foundation
to $555 million. With the polio virus still endemic in four countries--Afghanistan, India, Nigeria
and Pakistan -- Bill Gates announced the new grant on Jan. 21 at the International Assembly in
“Rotarians, government leaders, and health professionals have made a phenomenal commitment
to get us to a point at which polio afflicts only a small number of the world’s children,” Gates
said. “However, complete elimination of the poliovirus is difficult and will continue to be
difficult for a number of years. Rotary in particular has inspired my own personal commitment to
get deeply involved in achieving eradication.”
In response to the new $255 million Gates Foundation grant, Rotary will raise $100 million in
matching funds. In November 2007, RI received a $100 million Gates Foundation grant, which
Rotary committed to match by raising $100 million.
The two Gates Foundation challenge grants now total $355 million. Rotary International’s
matching effort in response is called Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge, which must be
completed by June 30, 2012.
The $255 million grant is one of the largest challenge grants ever given by the Gates Foundation
and the largest received by Rotary in its 104 year history. Rotary will spend the grant in direct
support of immunization activities carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which is
spearheaded by RI and its partners, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, and UNICEF. Rotary will distribute the funds through grants to WHO
The participation of Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians in Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge
remains crucial to its success. Rotary has raised nearly $73 million toward this amount: $62
million in contributions and $11 million in commitments. Each club is being challenged to
organize a public fundraiser annually for the next three years. In October, The Rotary Foundation
Trustees approved special Paul Harris Fellow Recognition, which begins July 1, featuring a
certificate with the End Polio Now logo.
Polio eradication has been Rotary’s top priority since 1985, with more than $1.2 billion
contributed to the effort. Gates praised Rotary for providing the volunteers, advocates, and donors
who have helped bring about a 99 percent decline in the number of polio cases. “The world would
not be where it is without Rotary, and it won’t get where it needs to go without Rotary,” he said.
FACTS ABOUT OUR CLUB
* The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island was chartered in 1966 and is in Zone 34, District 6960,
Area 11. Our club has 38 members.
* Our club placed 27th out of 54 clubs in our District for per capita giving to The Rotary
Foundation's Annual Programs Fund Annual Giving. Our per capita giving was $187.74,
which was 121% of the club's goal for the year. The donations totaled $5,820 and came
from our members along with the club's annual donation of $1,000.
* Our club placed second in our District for contributions in 2007-2008 to The Rotary
Foundation's Permanent Fund. The total given was $10,998.68 and the donations came
from our members along with a $300 donation from the Club.
* Our club is a Paul Harris Society Club, meaning that the Club, itself, donates at least
$1,000 per year to The Rotary Foundation's Annual Programs Fund Annual Giving.
* In the last year, our club has made monetary or in-kind donations to 37 organizations/projects
worldwide and we provided instances of hands-on service to 14 local groups.
* We provide and maintain the "Welcome to Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island" sign on
Manatee Ave., on the street side of the Kingfish Boat Ramp.
* Our primary annual fundraiser is the Island Extravaganza and Casino Night, which will
be held on March 14, 2009. Rosann Creed and Dantia Gould are co-chairs.
OUR CLUB'S BOARD & COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Board for 2008-2009
2009-2010 President -Elect & 2008-2009 Vice President--Judy Rup
Director -- Michael Northfield
Immediate Past President--Pam Schlueter
2008-2009 Standing Committee Chairs
Club Administration--Laura McAdams
Public Relations--Dantia Gould
The Rotary Foundation (TRF)--Steve Schlueter
2009 Extravaganza Co-chairs: Rosann Creed and Dantia Gould
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
The Rotary Leadership Institute is designed for all Rotarians, especially current and potential
board members and committee chairs. To graduate from the Institute, you need to complete all
three parts--one part per day. This is the best possible way to learn about Rotary and to prepare
for positions of leadership in Rotary. For information or to register, go to www.rlitraining.org.
Current schedule of classes inn the first six months of 2009 is as follows:
* Feb. 7, Jacksonville, FL area (parts 1, 2 and 3)
* Feb. 21, Clearwater, FL (parts 1, 2 and 3)
* Feb. 21, Waynesboro, GA (parts 1, 2 and 3)
* Feb. 28, Port Charlotte, FL (parts 1, 2 and 3)
* March 7, DATE RESERVED
* March 14, Jesup, GA (parts 1, 2 and 3)
* March 21, Vero Beach, FL (parts 1, 2 and 3)
* April 18, Fitzgerald, GA (parts 1, 2, 3 and 5)
* April 18, Oviedo, FL (parts 1, 2, 3 and 5)
* May 2, Ft. Lauderdale (Weston), FL (parts 1, 2 and 3)
* May 16, Port Charlotte, FL (parts 1, 2, 3 and 5)
* May 16, Columbus, GA (parts 1, 2 and 3)
* May 17, Columbus, GA (parts 2, 3 and 5)
* May 23, Savannah, GA (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
* June 6, Clearwater, FL (parts 1, 2 and 3)
* June 27, Dublin, GA (parts 1, 2, 3 and 5)
Classes scheduled in the second half of 2009 are still tentative and no registrations will be
ROTARY'S FOUR-WAY TEST
of all the things we think, say, or do:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build good will and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
ROTARY'S 4 AVENUES OF SERVICE
1. Club Service
2. Community Service
3. International Service
4. Vocational Service
THE OBJECT OF ROTARY
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise
and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of
all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve
3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and
4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world
fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
HELPFUL WEB SITES
Rotary International www.rotary.org
District 6960 www.rotary6960.org
Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island www.annamariarotary.org
Rotary Leadership Institute www.rltraining.org
Think Caribbean www.thinkcaribbean.org
REMEMBER-EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR
2008-2009 Rotary International President D. K. Lee
2008-2009 District 6960 Governor Margie Cypher
2008-2009 Assistant Governor, Area 11 Stephen Schlueter
2008-2009 Deputy Assistant Governor for TRF, Area 11 Lee VanDegrift
2008-2009 Deputy Assistant Governor for Effective Service, Area 11 Pamela Schlueter
MEMBERS OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Ali Baser MD, SM, PHF
Jeff Cappello PHF, SM
Ed Chiles HM
Rosann Creed PHF
Tom Creed PP, PHF, SM
Don Dolan DDS, PHF
Jim Dunne PhD, PAG, PP, PHF + 2
Don Fernald PP, PHF + 8, PHS, SM
Jack Fleisch SM
Barry Gould P, PHF, SM
Cindi Harrison HM, PHF
Ava Hils SM
Michael Klotz SM
Mike LaPensee SM
Laura McAdams PHF
Ed Misner PHF, SM
Wolfgang Nissen PHF
Michael Northfield SM
Ned Perkins PHF + more than 9, PHS, B, SM
Andy Price SM
Annamarie Riethmiller SM
Judy Rup SM
Dennis Schuermann SM
Pam Schlueter DAG, PP, PHF + 2, PHS, SM
Steve Schlueter AG, PDAG, PP, PHF + 4, PHS, SM
Pieter G.V. Thomassen
David Wilkes PHF
Doug Winton PAG, PP, PHF
David Zaccagnino PHF, SM
B= Benefactor TRF
PP = Past President
P = President
PAG = Past Assistant Governor
DAG = Past Deputy Assistant Governor
PDAG = Deputy Assistant Governor
PHF = Paul Harris Fellow
PHS = Paul Harris Society
SM = Sustaining Member TRF
HM = Honorary Member
All other abbreviations are the member's professional qualifications.
HERE’S WHERE TO MAKE UP A MEETING
Bradenton Monday, 12:15 PM, Mattison's Riverside, 1201 1st Ave. W, Bradenton
West Bradenton Wednesday, 6:45 AM, Bradenton CC, 4646 9th Ave. West, Bradenton
South Manatee Thursday, 12:15 PM, El Conquistador Country Club, Bradenton
Lakewood Ranch Thursday, 12:15 PM, Lakewood Ranch Country Club, Bradenton
Palmetto Tuesday, 12:15, Bradenton Yacht Club, Palmetto
East Manatee Thursday, 7:00 AM, Popi’s IV, 3911 US301 North, Ellenton
Sarasota Wednesday, Noon, Marina Jacks, Sarasota
Sarasota A.M. Thursday, 7:00 AM, Millie's Cafe, 3900 Clark Rd., Sarasota
Sarasota Bay Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Grand Foyer at VanWezel , Sarasota
Sarasota Gateway Monday, 12:15 PM, Sahib Temple, Beneva Rd., Sarasota
Sarasota Gulf Gate Tuesday, Noon, Tournament Players Club at Prestancia, Sarasota
Sarasota Keys Thursday, 12:15 PM, University Club, 14th floor (Bank of America
Building), 1605 Main St., Sarasota
Sarasota Sunrise Friday, 7:15 AM, Dutch Heritage Restaurant on Bahia Vista St., Sarasota
Sarasota Sunset Tuesday, 6:15 PM, Café Baci, 4001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Online Make-up www.rotaryclub34.org (click on e-make-up in column on left)
NOTICE: When you make up a meeting, please notify our club secretary, Judy Rup
with the date and location preferably by email: email@example.com
Bulletin Editor is Dantia Gould. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you no longer wish to
receive the bulletin or wish to discuss its contents. Bulletin printing donated by Barry and Dantia