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 the children." -- 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 UPCOMING PROGRAMS 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 2 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 Lakewood Ranch" 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 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 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 comprehend that… 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 COORDINATOR 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 3 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 2005-2006. 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 clubs. 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 ROTARY ANNOUNCEMENTS * 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. 4 * 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. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 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 San Diego. “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. 5 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 and UNICEF. 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. 6 OUR CLUB'S BOARD & COMMITTEE CHAIRS Board for 2008-2009 President--Barry Gould 2009-2010 President -Elect & 2008-2009 Vice President--Judy Rup Secretary--Judy Rup Treasurer--Ed Misner Director--Rosann Creed Director--Tom Creed Director--Dantia Gould Director--Laura McAdams Director--Ned Perkins Director -- Michael Northfield Immediate Past President--Pam Schlueter 2008-2009 Standing Committee Chairs Club Administration--Laura McAdams Membership--Tom Creed Public Relations--Dantia Gould Service--Pam Schlueter 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: 2009 Events * 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) 7 Classes scheduled in the second half of 2009 are still tentative and no registrations will be accepted. 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 society; 3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; 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 8 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 Nancy Elie Don Fernald PP, PHF + 8, PHS, SM Jack Fleisch SM Glenn Gallo Barry Gould P, PHF, SM Dantia Gould Cindi Harrison HM, PHF Ava Hils SM Christiaan Huth Michael Klotz SM Mike LaPensee SM Laura McAdams PHF Ed Misner PHF, SM Wolfgang Nissen PHF Michael Northfield SM David Pardue 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 Berni Volkmann Brad Volkmann David Wilkes PHF Melissa Williams Doug Winton PAG, PP, PHF David Zaccagnino PHF, SM Lynn Zemmer Member Abbreviations: B= Benefactor TRF PP = Past President P = President PAG = Past Assistant Governor DAG = Past Deputy Assistant Governor PDAG = Deputy Assistant Governor 9 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 Gould.
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