The Rotary Club
of Anna Maria Island
PO Box 1344, Holmes Beach, Florida 34218
Email Club President, Pam Schlueter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Tuesdays at Noon ~ Beach House Restaurant, Bradenton Beach
June 24 2008
THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER
Kyle Grimes, the student we sponsored for Rotary’s Seminar For Tomorrow’s Leaders,
will talk about what he learned and how he will use it in his senior year in high school & ―A Club
Assembly--Review of What Our Club Did and Accomplished This Rotary Year,‖ comments from
current president and the ―Changing of the Guard‖
DATES TO REMEMBER
* June 25, Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange at Key Royale Club, 5-7 p.m.
* June 28, Rotary Night at the Ballpark, Ft. Myers, benefits The Rotary Foundation, 7:05 p.m.
* July 4, Rotary Club Entry in Privateers July 4 Parade
* July 10, Board Meeting, Fire Station, Holmes Beach, 5:15 p.m.
* Aug. 5, District Governor Marge Cypher’s Official Visit to our club
* Aug. 23, District Rotary Foundation and Membership Seminar
What a great year we have had! It has been a privilege to have served as President of this
dynamic club, and I thank you for the opportunity. As a club that continues to grow each year,
our future looks bright, and our members’ energy, commitment and desire to make a difference in
people’s lives will assure that we continue to Share Rotary and to Make Dreams Real both here
and abroad. Remember – Rotary, Humanity in Motion.
July 1: Ed Chiles, Chiles Restaurant Group, Plans for the Pine Avenue Restoration Project
July 8: Sissy Quinn, Executive Administrator, Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
July 15: Club Assembly & Getting To Know You Talk by one club member02
July 22: Steve Schlueter, The Rotary Foundation, some of the programs and projects that are
funded by The Rotary Foundation
Aug. 5: Official Visit by District Governor Marge Cypher.
HIGHLIGHTS OF JUNE 10 MEETING
* A total of 24 people attended the June 17 meeting, including 16 Rotarians and eight guests.
* Happy Bucks went to our club's Project Fund.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK--NONE
* The Bishop of Venice in Florida, Frank J. Dewane sent a letter to our club in care of St. Bernard
Catholic Church thanking our club for the $500 donation we made to the 2008 Catholic Faith
Appeal. Father Ron of St. Bernard has also thanked our club for its contribution to the diocese.
* More club shirts are being ordered. See Ed Misner to purchase one.
* Every club member should have red ―wings‖ to attach to their Rotary pin. The wings signify
that we are a Paul Harris Society Club, meaning that the Club has committed to donating $1,000
every year to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund’s Annual Giving. If you do not
have your red ―wings,‖ please see Ed Misner, and he will give them to you.
* The board voted to donate $1,500 to Special Olympics – Manatee County. The money will be
used for travel to competitions, cost of training facilities, housing at state games, etc.
* The board approved a $250 donation to the West Manatee Fire and Rescue District in
appreciation for the use of their conference room for our board meetings.
* The board approved a $50 donation to Rotary Youth Exchange Student Jennifer Panitch.
Jennifer has asked every club in our District to donate that amount to her, so she can participate in
an optional tour of Europe with 50 other Rotary Youth Exchange Students.
* Fifth graders at Anna Maria Elementary sent cards to our members, thanking them for the club's
recent contribution to science projects at the school.
* Barry Gould said our club will be in the July 4 Parade on the island and said he was looking for
volunteers to ride in the Goulds' blue Mustang convertible.
* Don Dolan reported that Jack and Monica Fleisch are doing fine in flood-ravaged Des Moines,
IA; there is no flooding at their home.
* Mark your calendars! June 28 is Rotary Night at the Ballpark in Ft Myers (minor league team
and one-half of ticket price goes to The Rotary Foundation). See President Elect Barry Gould for
info and tickets.
* Please remember to turn in your make-ups to Judy Rup at email@example.com. Also,
please remember to sign in.
UPCOMING ROTARY FUNDRAISERS
* June 28, Rotary Night at the Ballpark, Ft. Myers, benefits The Rotary Foundation, 7:05 p.m.
* Nov. 1 & 2, Rotary Club of West Bradenton Taste of Manatee fundraiser (www.taste of
* Nov. 8, Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch Suncoast Winefestival fundraiser
*March 14, 2008, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island Extravaganza & Casino Night: Rosann
Creed (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dantia Gould (Dantia@planttender.com)
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 2008 and 2009 classes is as follows:
* June 28, Panama City, FL (parts one, two and three)
* July 24, Fort Lauderdale, FL—COURSES CANCELLED
* Aug. 9, Orange Park, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Aug. 23, Fort Lauderdale, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Aug. 30-31, Haiti (parts one, two and three)
* Sept. 6, West Peachtree City, GA (part one))
* Sept. 7, West Peachtree City, GA (parts one, and two)
* Sept. 13, Oviedo, FL (near Orlando) (parts one, two and three)
* Sept. 20, Avon Park, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Sept. 27, Clewiston, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Oct. 4, Clearwater, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Oct. 18 (tentative date--registrations not accepted yet)
* Nov. 8, Port Charlotte, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Jan. 10, Bainbridge, GA (parts one, two and three)
* Jan. 11, Bainbridge, GA (parts two, three and five)
* Jan. 17, Fort Lauderdale, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Jan. 24, The Villages, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Feb. 7, Orange Park, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Feb. 21, Clearwater, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Feb. 28, Port Charlotte, FL (parts one, two and three)
* May 2, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (parts one, two and three)
* May 9, Columbus, GA (parts one, two and three)
* May 9, Columbus, GA (parts one, two and three)
* May 10, Columbus, GA (parts one, two and three)
* May 16, Oviedo (near Orlando) (parts one, two and three)
* June 6, Clearwater, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Aug. 29, Fort Lauderdale, FL (parts one, two, three and five)
* Sept. 6-7, West Peachtree City, GA (parts one, two and three)
* Sept. 12, Clearwater, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Sept 26, Oviedo, FL (parts one, two and three)
* Jan. 9, The Villages, FL (parts one, two and three)
* April 24, Oviedo, FL (parts one, two and three)
OUR CLUB'S BOARD & COMMITTEES
President Elect & Vice President – Barry Gould
Secretary – Judy Rup
Treasurer – Ed Misner
Director for Club Administration & Immediate Past President – Steve Schlueter
Director for Membership – Jeff Cappello
Director for Service – Laura McAdams
Director for The Rotary Foundation – David Zaccagnino
Director – Rosann Creed
Current Standing Committee Chairs:
Club Administration – Steve Schlueter
Membership – Jeff Cappello
Public Relations – Barry Gould
Service – Laura McAdams
TRF – David Zaccagnino
Board for 2008-2009
2009-2010 President Nominee & 2008-2009 Vice President--Jeff Cappello
Immediate Past President--Pam Schlueter
2008-2009 Standing Committee Chairs
Club Administration--Laura McAdams
Public Relations--Dantia Gould
The Rotary Foundation (TRF)--Steve Schlueter
2009 Extravaganza Co-chairs: Rosann Creed and Dantia Gould
JUNE 17 PROGRAM: GREG WITHAM, VFW & JACQUELINE SHEPHARD,
ROTARY AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLAR WINNER
Greg Witham, a former Marine and past Commander of the VFW Post in Bradenton, noted that
the VFW, founded in 1899, is the oldest military organization in the U.S. The VFW, with its
Auxiliaries, includes 2.3 million members in approximately 8,400 Posts worldwide.
At first, only officers received any kind of benefits. The lobbying of the VFW helped pass laws
that would protect all veterans.
There are four VFW posts in Manatee County, with these posts providing many hours of
volunteer service. Among other projects, flag education is taught in schools and patriotic days
are observed, with people urged to show their patriotic pride. Among other dates, the VFW is
active on Memorial Day in May and POW/MIA Day in November.
The VFW has a youth scholarship program which provides $2.5 million in college scholarships to
high school students every year. VFW members and its Auxiliary contribute more than 13
million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participating in Make A Difference
Day and National Volunteer Week.
Additional VFW projects include its Voice of Democracy Contest and the familiar "Buddy
Poppies." The organization is active in providing aid to some 700,000 military spouses, mostly
women married to enlisted men who earn less than $20,000 annually. The VFW provides, among
other things, prepaid calling cards, of which over seven million have been distributed.
Witham noted that Florida has the largest veteran population of any state, including a very large
veteran population in our area. VFW Posts are open to the public, he noted.
Jacqueline Shephard, our Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship winner, was introduced by Jim
Dunne, who noted that an Ambassadorial Scholar is ranked just below a Rhodes Scholar and that
she is the first Manatee County resident to win this prestigious scholarship.
She noted that she is a "Jacque of many trades," including personal trainer, part-time licensed
massage therapist, full time student and single parent to two sons.
Her specialty in business school is ISM (Information Systems Management) while she also has a
minor in music (she plays the flute). An "A" student, her goal is to be a team leader for a global
company. She said she is very honored to be the cultural ambassadorial scholar.
During the Rotaract Preconvention Meeting in Los Angeles this past weekend, Rotary
International President Wilfrid J. Wilkinson honored seven of the year's most innovative and
successful club projects. At the same time, he noted that hundreds of thousands of young
professionals from all over the world have come together for fellowship and fun.
The international award went to the Rotaract clubs of Barcelona, Barcelona Mediterraneo and
Abad Oliba-Condal, all from District 2210 (Spain). Rotaractors provided underprivileged
communities in Guinea-Bissau with solar electricity for medical, educational and vocational uses,
while also donating vaccines and other medical health supplies as part of a long term project.
Regional winners for 2008 include Rotaract Club of Johannesburg, South Africa, whose members
walked 500 miles to create awareness of HIV/AIDS orphans and raise funds for organizations and
programs that assist them; Rotaract Club of Manila, Philippines, whose members organized
several fundraising events to help provide impoverished children the educational materials and
inspiration needed to succeed in school and life; Rotaract Club of Kayseri, Turkey, whose 16
members teamed up with an eye doctor to provide ophthalmic exams to more than 2,100 school
children and also raised money for medication and eyeglasses; Rotaract Club of Bangalore,
Jayanagar, India, which organized a sporting event for some 350 physically and mentally disabled
young adults; Rotaract Club of Paranagua-Rocio, Brazil, which helped impoverished
schoolchildren receive computer literacy training from club members in an effort to improve
educational performance; and Rotaract Club of the University of Lethbridge, Canada, where
Rotaractors raised more than US$25,000 for a microcredit project in Costa Rica during the club's
annual dinner and silent auction event.
FACTS ABOUT OUR CLUB
* The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island was chartered in 1966 and is in Zone 34, District 6960,
* Our club has 35 members.
* Our club took second place in our district for per capita giving: $780.57 per capita was the final
* 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, 2008. Rosann Creed and Dantia Gould are co-chairs.
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
3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and
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
2007-2008 Rotary International President Wilfrid J. Wilkinson
2007-2008 District 6960 Governor Gary Israel
2007-2008 Assistant Governor, Area 11 Tim Milligan
Ali Baser MD, SM, PHF
Jeff Cappello PHF, SM
Rosann Creed PHF
Tom Creed PP, PHF, SM
Don Dolan DDS, PHF
Jim Dunne PhD, PAG, PP, PHF + 2
Don Fernald PP, PHF + 8, PHS, SM
Jack Fleisch SM
Barry Gould PHF, SM
Cindi Harrison HM, PHF
Mike LaPensee SM
Laura McAdams PHF
Ed Misner PHF, SM
Wolfgang Nissen PHF
Michael Northfield SM
Ned Perkins PHF + more than 9, PHS, B, SM
Judy Rup SM
Pam Schlueter P, PHF + 2, PHS, SM
Steve Schlueter DAG, PP, PHF + 4, PHS, SM
Pieter G.V. Thomassen
David Wilkes PHF
Doug Winton PAG, PP, PHF
David Zaccagnino PHF, SM
B= Benefactor TRF
PP = Past President
P = President
PAG = Past Assistant Governor
PHF = Paul Harris Fellow
PHS = Paul Harris Society
SM = Sustaining Member TRF
HM = Honorary Member
All other abbreviations are the member's professional qualifications.
REMEMBER--EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR
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, Iron Skillet Café at 71st W and Cortez Road
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, 7:30 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, 12:00 PM, Sarasota Yacht Club, 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
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island