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									                                                          Singer Island
                                                          Rotary Club

    Meeting of March 10, 2006
                                                            Newsletter
    President- Gus Winters opened the meeting at 12:15 P.M.

    Pledge to the flag led by our guest George Findell.
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    Invocation: Tom Chilcote gave the invocation.

    Song: We joined Ted in singing “ROTARY”.
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    4-Way Test: Spike Speckeen led the four-way test.         .

    Guests:
    Pres. Winters welcomed the following guests: Bill Doerler and friend Peter DeRita- Trenton,
    N.J., Bob Britigan-Kalamazoo, Mich., Tom Angerman and friend Harry Mahr-Fox Chapel, Pa.,
    Elaine Carroll-Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Dick Giles-Portland, Maine; George Findell –
    Manchester, N.H., John Resnik – Woodbridge, CT.; Dr. John Rank-Toledo, Ohio; Gil van
    Soelen, Wellington, Ontario, Tom Eastwood & Charles Bayer – Palm Beach Rotary Club, Mike
    DeBart and Lillian Henning – Peekskill, N.Y., Roger van Nostrand- Manchester, N.Y. and Bill
    (Lefty) Robinson-Plymouth, Mich.

    Announcements:
    Pres. Winters introduced Tom Eastwood of the Palm Beach Club who spoke about the District
    Meeting on April 19th at the Kravis Center. Former Rotary International President (and now
    President of the Rotary Foundation) Frank Devlyn will be the honored guest. Tickets are $60
    per person. Also, Pres. Gus reminded the members of the District Conference Cruise to the
    Bahamas will be held on Nov.2 thru Nov. 5th. Anyone interested should see Past Pres. Bob
    Rosenberg.

    Don Jacobovitz gave his tax tip for the week:
    There are several ways to pay your tax bill. Of course Uncle Sam would like you to pay by April
    15th (the 17th this year is the deadline) or before that date with withholding or estimated
    payments made throughout the year. But there are usually some who may owe more than they
    expect. If that is the case, you can sign up for an installment plan with the government. You
    complete a form and tell the IRS how much per month you would like to pay and on what day of
    the month you will pay it. If they like your proposal, they will send you back convenient
    payment coupons so you can make the payments while they collect 18% interest. If you don't
    like that option, put your taxes on a credit card or get a loan. You will most likely pay less
    interest paying those than paying the IRS installments. You could even get a home equity loan
    and write off the interest while you are making your payments. Another means of paying works
    if you can come up with the complete amount you will owe within a couple months of April 15th.
    If you can do that, pay as much as you can afford by April 15th. Uncle Sam will figure out you
didn't pay enough and write you a letter. That will probably take about 30 days or so, and their
letter will tell you to respond within 30 days. So you have just bought yourself a two-month
extension to pay.... and last, if you had hurricane problems, they will give you a 6-month
extension.

Lite Moment with Ron Assef:
An elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the
back, fixed up nice with picnic tables, Horseshoe courts, and some orange and grapefruit trees.

The pond was properly shaped and fixed up for swimming when it was built.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond to look it over, as he hadn't been
there for a while. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the
pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a
bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.

He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.

One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave!"

The old man frowned, "I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you
get out of the pond naked."

Holding the bucket up he said, "I'm here to feed the alligator."

                          Old men can still think fast.

Stock Market Report: Julie said the market continues its up and down trend.

Weather Report: Mike was attending a Hurricane Conference in the Bahamas but we looked
out the window and saw a beautiful sunny day.

Foundation Minute: Ron Kennedy – was away.

Our Rotary Family: Monica reported that Ray sends his regards and still hopes to come to a
meeting.

Schoolhouse: Al St. Yves had a birthday and Ted led singing “Happy Birthday” to Al., John
Resnik’s wife also had a birthday, Pres. Gus happy that Bill Doerler was going to be our
speaker and thanked Ray Woloszak for getting a TV for the program. Vinnie was happy that
his wife and Ray’s wife were back from New York, after having a great time and spending a lot
of money. Al fined anyone who did not shake his hand. He also criticized Ron Assef because
the newsletter was dated Mar. 11 instead of Mar. 3. However, Monica came to Ron’s defense
as she writes the newsletter and she made the error before sending it to him. Ron said that
Betty always proofreads the letter, but was unable to do it this time. So both Ron and Monica
paid the fine. Ron was also happy as was Spike and Bill Robinson.

 Guest Speaker: .Our speaker today was our guest from Trenton, New Jersey – Bill Doerler.
Bill spoke about his experience fighting prostrate cancer. He went to the Loma Linda University
Medical Center in California. Bill told about the different types of treatment for prostrate cancer.
One can go through surgery, have seeds implanted, electrical radiation or the treatment used at
Lomo Linda- Proton Radiation treatment. This is also a radiation treatment which has no side
effects. A patient is given 44 treatments - one a day, five days a week. Bill said that we shall be
hearing a lot about this treatment over the next several years. This proton radiation treatment is
a nuclear energy spin-off. 250 thousand men get prostrate cancer each year. Bill ‘s insurance
covered the procedure. He said that veterans with Agent Orange are covered 100 %.
Conditions treated with protons are: brain and spinal cord, base of skull, eye, head and neck,
chest and abdomen, pelvis and tumors in children. Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fl.
will be the closest place to go for Floridians. A narrated videotape then showed how the
treatment is performed along with dialogue by doctors who were performing the procedure. Bill
then answered many questions. Thanks to Bill for the time and effort he took in presenting
such an informative presentation.




 Fifty / Fifty: Our guests from Peekskill, Palm Beach and Pres. Gus had the right numbers but
picked the wrong cards. The pot grows.

International Toast: We joined Mayor Tom Mills in toasting the Rotary Club of Dublin
and Rotary International.

SPEAKERS:          March 17 – Jack Phillips – Canadian involvement with U.S.
                                  during the Civil War
                   March 24 - Dr. Jerome Pietras – Urologist
                   March 31 - Tom Carey – Arbitration
                   April 7th. - Amanda Banks - Nutrition
                   April 14th. Irwin Holder – Tropical Shipping &Port of Palm Beach
                   April 21st. – Charles Boyer – Goodwill Industries
                   April 28th. – Joe Trengali –Personal search for Natural Parents

DATES TO REMEMBER:               Mar. 16th BOD Meeting at the Palm Beach Shores Resort
                                 April 19th Dinner with Frank Devlyn

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