SOUTH MIAMI ROTARIAN Meets Tuesdays 12:15 p.m. at the Best Western, 5959 SW 71 Street, South Miami 33134 T u e s d a y, J u l y 8 , 2 0 0 3 A ROTARY MOMENT PRESIDENT MICHAEL NEWMAN OFFICIATED with MR. ED FISHER: Paul P. Harris, a lawyer, was the founder of Rotary, the A N N O U N C E M E N T S: world's first and most international service club. Born in Racine Wisconsin, on April 19,1868. At age 3 he moved to From the 7/07/03Board Meeting: Wallingford, Vermont where he grew up in the care of his paternal grandparents. Married to Jean Thompson Harris Honorary Members for 2003-04 (1881 - 1963), they had no children.. Josie Adamack Jon Oaks Barbara Acker Curtis Sibley He worked as a newspaper reporter, a business teacher, Darlyn Brown Daria Stehle stock company actor, cowboy, and traveled extensively in the Karen Dorfman Ed Williamson U.S.A. and Europe selling marble and granite. In 1896, he Alice Horn went to Chicago to practice law. One evening Paul visited the Two board members appointed: Antonio Re suburban home of a professional friend. After dinner, as they strolled through the neighborhood, Paul's friend introduced and Terry Voche him to various tradesmen in their stores. It was here Paul conceived the idea of a club that could recapture some of the Daria Stehle sent a card thanking club for the friendly spirit among businessmen in small communities. On kind thoughts and words said at James’ wake. February 23, 1905, Paul Harris formed the first club with three other businessmen: Silvester Schiele, a coal merchant; Extra sodas from July 4th were donated to the Gustavus Loehr, a mining engineer; and Hiram Shorey, a merchant tailor. Paul Harris named the new club "Rotary" S. Miami Police Dept. because members met in rotation at their various places of business. Club membership grew rapidly. Soon Paul became July 4th at Palmer Park was a FUNdraiser! convinced that the Rotary club could be developed into an There was tremendous comraderie. Watching important service movement and strove to extend Rotary to the Fischers trip the light fantastic was a blast! other cities. When President emeritus Paul Harris passed away on January 27, 1947 his dream had grown from an Raised $235.21 for the club and $100.81 for S. informal meeting of four men to some 6,000 clubs. In the past Miami Park’s Dept Thank you to all who five decades, the organization has grown to more than 27,500 participated plus a warm thanks to Fabio for clubs with 1.2 million members brought together through Paul giving me the cold shoulder! Harris' vision of service and fellowship. Future events: Football Mania spread OUR SPEAKER: throughout the district, a fun run with, a golf tournament at the Biltmore. Mimi Budd Dr.Bruce Heiken Memorial Fund, Inc. 10300 Sunset Drive, Suite 303, Miami, FL 33173 Dr. Mac Cowden received his Vocational (305) 271-5953 Award plaque. Traditionally, the current holder displays a temporary plaque that has been Victor Dover, Programming Chair introduced Mimi passed to over 20 years of the winners. Peter Wendshuh is the current recipient. Established in 1993, this non-profit charity provides free comprehensive eye care and basic eyeglasses to Noel Markman retired in June after 40 years in economically disadvantaged children attending Miami- the teeth business. Dade County public schools. These children have been determined to have vision deficiencies based on state- mandated vision screening in grades K - 12. A vision Please remember to pay Heather Berry for exam and a pair of eyeglasses may not sound like guests brought to the Installation Banquet. much; however, it can be, and in many cases has been, a life-altering experience for the children who receive Want less paper in your life? Opt out of getting them. There are children whose lives have been turned this newsletter via snail mail & learn to love around by the sudden ability to see well. EMAIL!! Through the work of 80 optometrists, the fund provides Friday – Sunday, September 12 –14, 2003 thousands of exams and eyeglasses annually to District 6990 Conference @ Sea children. Referrals from concerned parents or a teacher are accepted. The number of requests grows UPCOMING SPEAKERS: rapidly each year, with nearly 3,000 eyeglasses prescribed during the 2001-02 school year alone. July 15th: Richard Goines, Project LEAD – literacy program with Miami-Dade Public Libraries Children with sight problems typically are restless, don’t --------------------------------------------------------------------------- pay attention in school, and have disciplinary issues. INVOCATION: ROY GONAS PLEDGE: NOEL MARKMAN VISITORS: LINDA KAPLAN IT’S YOUR TURN ON JULY 15TH HAPPY $: DON STREAKER DOOR PRIZE: DONNA GAINES DOOR PRIZE: ELLEN BOOK RAFFLE TABLE: DONNA GAINES IT’S YOUR TURN ON JULY 22ND 4 WAY TEST: JOHN SORGIE DOOR PRIZE: OTTO FUENTES 50/50 PRIZE: MIKE NEWMAN ($10) Next week’s 50/50 pot = $212+ We weLcome … our visitors… HAVE YOU MISSED A MEETING? From the Coral Gables club: Hank Langston TH SUBMIT MAKE-UP FORMS BY THE 5 OF EACH MONTH Club’s email: email@example.com to Club Secretary Ellen Book Editor: Antonio Re: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or (305) 667-6121 work Today’s fill-in EDITOR: Ellen Book: firstname.lastname@example.org To find a club to make-up an absence, check www.rotary.org CLUB’S AWESOME WEBSITE: www.southmiamirotary.org OPPORTUNITIES TO COMMITTEES CLUB OFFICERS 2002-2003 MAKEUP ATTENDANCE CLUB SERVICE President………….Mike Newman Director – Ed Kitchen MONDAY Archivist – Bruce Higley / Noel Markman President Elect….. Don Streaker 7:30 a.m. Miami-Dadeland, Marriott Hotel Avenue of Service Awards Marty Rosen V. President……....Dan McCrae 12:15 Allapattah, Women’s Club of Miami 1737 N. Bayshore Dr, 4th fl Bulletin – Anthony Re / Ed Fischer Secretary………… Ellen Book Classifi. & Membership – Don Streaker Treasurer………….David Jacobs Current Year Historian – Stan Zeltsman TUESDAY Family of Rotary – Joanna Barusch Sergeant-at-Arms...Mike Mills 8:00 a.m. Miami Beach, Van Dyke Fellowship Activities – Heather Berry 846 Lincoln Road 12:15 Perrine-Cutler Ridge, Fundraising – Terry Voche BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tony Roma’s 18851 S. Dixie Hwy. Programs – Victor Dover Joanna Barusch Diana Phillips 7:00 p.m. Miami Sundown, Public Relations – Ed Fischer Heather Berry Larry Sherry BPOE Lodge, 10301 Sunset 50-50 Raffle – Donna Gaines Victor Dover Antonio Re Otto Fuentes Larry Sherry WEDNESDAY VOCATIONAL SERVICE 7:30 a.m. Opa-Locka, Linda Kaplan Terry Voche Director – Howard Weiner Lydia White Jackson So. Maternity Centre Career Development – Horace Feliu 14700 NW 27 Ave High School Citizenship – Bill Enright 12:00 Homestead, Rotary Volunteers – Fabio Fernandez Capri Restaurant 935 Krome Ave Youth Svs – Ernie Swift / Javier Bellon DISTRICT 6990 GOVERNOR Florida City, FL Bob Simon 12:00 Hialeah-Springs, Miami Springs COMMUNITY SERVICE 4240 NE 26th Ter THURSDAY Director – AJ Singh Lighthouse Point FL 33064 After School House – Azam Malik 8:00 a.m. Bal Harbour, Community Development – Otto Fuentes ASSISTANT GOVERNOR Bal Harbour Beach Club, 10201 Collins Elder Program –Leo Haskins Av Lydia M. White Fellowship House – Howard Weinter 12:15 Miami, Harry White Scholarship – Diana Phillips 500 Savona Avenue Rusty Pelican, Rickenbacker Interact – Diana Phillips / Mari Colina Coral Gables, FL 33146 Causeway Inter-Club – Lydia White 12:15 North Dade-N. Miami, Partners in Service – Sid Greenstein Laurenzo’s 2255 NE 164 St RYLA – Donna Gaines 12:15 Coral Gables, Renaissance Restaurant, 2340 SW 32nd Av INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Director – Antonio Re Ambassad. Scholarship – Amar Sawhney FRIDAY GSE – Lydia White 7:30 a.m. Key Biscayne, Polio Plus – Linda Kaplan Sonesta Beach Hotel, 350 Ocean Dr Rotary Found. – Ann Fisher/Linda Kaplan 7:30 a.m. Miami-Kendall, World Community Service – Antonio Re Casa Alberto Rest. 7190 SW 87 Ave. Youth Exchange – Doug Weinman Golf &Country Club 12:15 Miami Shores Country Club 10000 Biscayne Blvd. 12:15 Miami West, 94th AeroSquadron 836 X-Way & 57 Ave (Red Road) 12:15 Miami Lakes, Shula's Steakhouse, 7601 Miami Lakes Dr.
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