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					                      SOUTH MIAMI ROTARIAN
                        Meets Tuesdays 12:00 noon at Bernie’s Steakhouse 5959 SW 71street; S. Miami, FL 33143
                                                               Dr. Webb holds a PhD in Astronomy from the
                                      st                       University of Florida as well as an M.A. in
               Tuesday May 31 , 2005
                                                               Astronomy and specializes in public lectures on
  President Elect Ellen Book officiated today’s                Astronomy and Physics. He is the recipient of the
                    meeting.                                   Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995. Dr. Webb
                                                               is editor of conference proceedings in
Visitors: None
                                                               Extragalactic Astronomy.
Guests: Bob Long (John Sorgie); Joshua Kaplan                  Dr. Webb began his lecture with a power point
(Linda Kaplan); Zinzi Bailey (Diana Phillips)                  presentation illustrating the Scientific Model:
                                                                    1) Observe phenomenon
Roy Gonas led us in a surprisingly on tune yet                      2) Formulate specific theory or model to
manly rendition of our ♫Welcome Song♫.                                  explain
              ANNOUNCEMENTS                                         3) Make a precise prediction based on the
                 Installation Banquet!                                  model
                 SERVICE ABOVE SELF                                 4) Test prediction: If true go to 3; If false go
             with a little bit of fun for the self!                     to 2.
                                                               Dr. Webb stated that most UFO books do not
                   Please join us for the                      use this model, which tends to weaken their
              Rotary Club of South Miami’s                     conclusions. According to Dr. Webb there has
            54th installation banquet and roast                been no shred of evidence that points to the
                                                               existence of UFO’s or extraterrestrial beings. Dr
            Saturday, the eleventh of June                     Webb shared with us that scientists have tried to
            from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.                    no avail to create a “primordial soup” that may
              The Links at Key Biscayne                        bring together the necessary amino acids which
 6700 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne,                         in turn form proteins and thereby a small
                                                               semblance of life. (Editors note: Why not
             Florida 33149
                                                               consider that God has something to do with
             305-361-0496                                      all of this?) Astronomers, physicists and
              Wine and beer from 7pm – 8pm
                                                               biologist do however believe that there is a
              Full cash bar from 8pm – closing                 possibility of life existing in the universe. Dr.
                                                               Webb illustrated the famous Drake Equation,
                 Rotary Club members: free                     which calculates the probability of life in other
                      Guests: $50 pp                           planets given every variable. The most optimistic
                                                               calculation yields 1,274 planets with life while the
                RSVP with dinner choice(s):                    most pessimistic yields a tiny fraction or virtually
             Texan Golden Chicken Breast Wrapped in           none. Given that it takes 4.3 years traveling at
             Baby Asparagus and Bacon with Mushroom            the speed of light to reach the closest star, radio
                            Reduction                          emissions from our planet is the most
             Roasted Salmon with Citrus Chutney               inexpensive and has the most chance of
           Churrasco Steak with Chimichurri Sauce             contacting alien civilizations. For more
                                                               information you can contact Dr. Webb at (305)
   Featuring “The Ragtime Jazz Band” for                       348-3964 or webbj@fiu.edu
   your listening and dancing pleasure                         Next Guest Speaker: Pres. Elect Ellen Book
                                                rd             Topic: Review of Rotary Assembly
               Mandatory R.S.V.P. by June 3
            booke@mdpls.org or (305) 445-2612                     June Birthdays: Bill Enright (17th); Maxene
                                                                  Graham (12th); Raquel Hickey (23rd); Wendy
Diana Phillips introduced us to her guest and                    Lapidus (27th); Marty Rosen (9th); Larry Sherry
Ambassadorial Scholar, Zinzi Bailey. Zinzi                               (9th) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
shared with us that she is a graduate of                                            It’s Your Turn:
                                                                      TH
Princeton and is interested in studying in San                 JUNE 7
Salvador, Brazil.                                              DOOR PRIZE:             MAXENE GRAHAM
                                                               DESSERT:                 CAROLYN SMITH
Please give Larry Sherry your supplies for the                         TH
                                                               JUNE 14
Occupational Therapy mission going to Jamaica
                                                               Door Prize:            Roy Gonas
or contact Barbara Kornblau at: (305) 666-4714                 DESSERT:              JOHN SORGIE

Amar Sawhney will be hosting the                               JUNE 21
                                                                       ST


Ambassadorial Scholar committee meeting at his                 DOOR PRIZE:            DONNA GAINES
home on June 7th.                                              DESSERT:              ROBERT STRAILE

There will be a Craft Fest meeting this evening at                       MEETING FUNCTIONARIES
6:15. Location: South Miami Library                            Invocation:        Maxene Graham
                                                               Pledge:            Stan Zeltsman
           Darrell Downs introduced our                        Visitors:          Roy Gonas
           Speaker:                                            Happy $:           Ed Fischer
           Dr. James R. Webb- Professor of                     50/50 Raffle:      Gene Sanchez
             Physics;                                          Door Prize(s):     Drs. Mike & Higley
             Director of the SARA Observatory;
Florida International University                               Editor: Horace G Feliu- horacefeliu@bellsouth.net
                                                               CLUB’S WEBSITE: www.southmiamirotary.org
Topic: Is there life in Outer Space?
Have you Made-Up a meeting?                              COMMITTEES                        CLUB OFFICERS 2004-2005
SUBMIT MAKE-UP FORMS BY THE 5TH            CLUB SERVICE
OF EACH MONTH to                           Chair –                                    President          Dan McCrea
Club Secretary Doreen Reitnaur             Archivist – Bruce Higley / Noel Markman    President Elect    Ellen Book
      (305) 253 - 1057                     Avenue of Service Awards Marty Rosen       V. President       Michael Newman
                                           Bulletin – Antonio Re                      Secretary          Doreen Reitnauer
To find a club to make-up an absence,      Class. & Membership – Don Streaker         Treasurer          David Jacobs
check www.rotary.org                       Current Year Historian – Stan Zeltsman     Sergeant-at-Arms   Mike Mills
                                           Family of Rotary – Joanna Barusch
OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKEUP                    Fellowship Activities – Heather Berry      BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ATTENDANCE                                 Fundraising – Terry Voche                           Carolyn Smith
MONDAY                                     Programs – Victor Dover                             Darrell Downs
7:30 a.m. Miami-Dadeland, Marriott Hotel   Public Relations – Ed Fischer                       Diana Phillips
12:15 Allapattah, Women’s Club of Miami    50-50 Raffle – Donna Gaines                         Ed Fischer
  1737 N. Bayshore Dr, 4th fl                                                                  Larry Sherry
                                           VOCATIONAL SERVICE                                  Linda Kaplan
TUESDAY                                    Chair – Ernie Swift                                 Raquel R. Hickey
8:00 a.m. Miami Beach, Van Dyke            Career Development – Horace Feliu                   Victor Dover
  846 Lincoln Road                         High School Citizenship – Bill Enright
                                           Rotary Volunteers – Fabio Fernandez
12:15 Perrine-Cutler Ridge,                                                           DISTRICT 6990 GOVERNOR
  Tony Roma’s 18851 S. Dixie Hwy.          Youth Svs – Ernie Swift
                                           Vocational Awards – Frank Weiss                       Roland J. Benson
12:15 Miami Lakes, Shula's Steakhouse,                                                            303 SE 17 Street
   7601 Miami Lakes Dr                                                                       Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
6PM Weston-Sunset,                         COMMUNITY SERVICE
    Bonaventure Country Club, 200          Chair – Raquel Hickey
                                           After School House – Azam Malik            ASSISTANT GOVERNOR
    Bonaventure Blvd
                                           Community Development – Otto Fuentes               AG Phil Everingham
7:00 p.m. Miami Sundown,
                                           Elder Program –Leo Haskins                     E-mail: pbemsdd@hotmail.com
 Steak and Ale Restaurant, 9090 SW 97th
                                           Fellowship House –                                    (B) 305-324-5211
Avenue. Miami 305-279-8111
                                           Harry White Scholarship – Diana Phillips              (F) 305-326-8911
WEDNESDAY                                  Interact – Mari Colina
7:30 a.m. Opa-Locka,                       Inter-Club – Lydia White
  Jackson So. Maternity Centre             Partners in Service – Sid Greenstein
   14700 NW 27 Ave                         RYLA – Donna Gaines
NOON Hialeah-Springs, Miami Springs
NOON Homestead,                            INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
   Capri Restaurant 935 Krome Ave          Chair – Ellen Book
   Florida City, FL                        Ambassad. Scholarship – Amar Sawhney
12:15pm Doral-Miami West, 94th Aero        GSE – Ellen Book
Squadron, 1395 NW 57 Av, Miami             Polio Plus – Linda Kaplan
7:15 p.m. Miami-Granada, Airport Marriot   Rotary Found. – Ann Fischer/Linda
Hotel 1201 Lejeune Rd, Miami, FL           Kaplan
                                           World Community Service –
THURSDAY                                   Youth Exchange – Doug Weinman
8:00 a.m. Bal Harbour,
   Sea View Hotel, 9901 Collins Av
12:15 Miami,
   Rusty Pelican, Rickenbacker
Causeway
12:15 North Dade-N. Miami,
   Laurenzo’s 2255 NE 164 St
12:15 Coral Gables
 Country Club
7:30 p.m. Miami-Kendall,
Miccosukee Golf & Country Club
6401 Kendale Lakes Dr.

FRIDAY
7:30 a.m. Key Biscayne,
   Sonesta Beach Hotel, 350 Ocean Dr
12:15 Miami Shores Country Club
 10000 Biscayne Blvd.
12:15 Miami West, 94th Aero Squadron
 836 X-Way & 57 Ave (Red Road)




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