SOUTH MIAMI ROTARIAN Meets Tuesdays 12:15 PM at the Holiday Inn, 1350 S. Dixie Hwy. Coral Gables, FL 305-667-5611 Tuesday, January 6, 2004 Today’s Speaker President Mike Newman Officiated January Program Chair Wendy Lapidus President Mike Newman reported on last introduced retired Circuit Court Judge Eleanor night’s Board of Directors meeting. Discussed Shockett who presented information on the were an update and status of the Harry White LEAP program. LEAP is an acronym for Law Scholarship fund along with the approval and Enforcement Against Prohibition, an international funding of three international projects eligible for nonprofit organization created to give a voice to matching grants from both the District and RI. current and former members of law enforcement The Pure Water Project will create potable water who believe the War on Drugs has failed and in Honduras; another will provide bus service to support alternative policies on drug regulation the homeless elderly in Fiji and the third project and control. supports the Guatemalan Children’s Fund. Judge Shockett likened the criminalization of Also at the Board Meeting, John Sorgie drugs to the days of Prohibition and the presented the Club with a check for $3,845.32, criminalization of alcoholic beverages. Pointing to the money raised by the Football Mania program. the impact on society, Shockett noted that 70% President Mike also pointed out that a portion of of Drug users are white and that half the people that money came from the Rotary Club of addicted have mental illness – schizophrenia – Coconut Grove for their participation in the and use drugs to self medicate. She puts part of Football Mania program. For next year, begin the blame on the failure of public mental introducing the Football Mania program to other healthcare, which, due to funding shortages, is Clubs earlier – starting in April – so more Clubs only available to criminals – referring to court can participate in raising money for projects. appointed care -- and not to the poor. The Board also heard from Club Secretary Federal regulations make drug arrests Ellen Book who delivered the semi-annual attractive to local law enforcement as a means of attendance report. As attendance is an important raising funds. The same holds true for part of everyone’s commitment to Rotary, if you prosecutors who don’t prosecute legitimate miss seeing someone you sponsored, make a crimes because of federal reimbursements. As a phone call to determine that everything is okay, result of drug arrests, most judges must deal with and also to get involved with a committee. 1500 cases per month leaving John Q. Citizen Committee Chairs will be contacting committee with expensive delays in resolving legal issues. members for input and ideas. Last year, there were 28,882 drug users President Mike also publicly thanked Ellen sentenced to prison in Florida at a cost to the Book for her ingenuity in taking the unsold boots public of $47/day/prisioner. from the Garage Sale and selling then on E-Bay. She closed her remarks lamenting that the Mike also thanked the membership for their legislators have mandated tougher sentences for donations of canned foods that were distributed drug users than those convicted for to the needy by the City of South Miami. manslaughter. Meeting Functionaries Mark Your Calendar Invocation: Bill Enright Jan. 6 6:00PM CraftFest Meeting at South Pledge: Doreen Reitnauer Miami Public Library Guests: Hampton Booker Jan 11 12:45PM Family of Rotary Day at Happy $: Noel Markman Everglades National Park. Meet at the Door Prize: Otto Fuentes Royal Palm parking lot near the Park Raffle Prize: Eleanor Shockett entrance. The Plan: 1-1/2 hour walk 4-Way Test: Darrel Downs along the Anhinga Trail. PLUS, a visit to a gator hole – wear mud boots and On Deck rubber bands to tie off your pant legs. Feb 12 9:30AM District 6990 Family of Rotary Door Prize: Don Streaker Day at MetroZoo. Catering by Bobby Dessert: Bill Enright Rubino’s $27/Adult; $14/children 3-12. Speaker: Ron McGill, MetroZoo Oops Apologies to Donna Gaines for not having published her Craft Talk. Beginning her career as an interior designer, Donna moved into Real Estate and helps people get their home ready for sale.
Pages to are hidden for
"South Miami Fl Real Estate - DOC"Please download to view full document