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Date: August 11, 2010

Club News Our main fund raiser of the year, Noche Tropical, is this Saturday. Let’s move those tickets. Last week we had Kurt Anderson, PP of the Town N Country RC, speaking on current issues with annuities investments. This week we have a Club Assembly to organize the Noche Tropical 2 Fund Raiser. Next week we do not have a program scheduled yet. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions.

Club Coming Events Aug 11: Club Assembly to organize the Noche Tropical 2 Fund Raiser.

Aug 14: Noche Tropical 2 Dinner Dance at the Carrollwood Recreation Center. (http://tampawestrotary.org/Documents/Noche%20Tropical%20II%20invitation.pdf) Aug 15: Rotary Rays Day X at Tropicana Field. Tickets start at $19 ($10 goes to the Rotary Foundation). Aug 18: We do not have a program scheduled yet. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Aug 25: We do not have a program scheduled yet. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Sept 1st: Governor Ed Odom’s Official visit to the club. Spouses are invited.

If you have any suggestions for programs, please communicate with David or José to schedule them.

RI President: Ray Klinginsmith – Kirksville, Missouri, USA

District 6890 Governor Ed Odom, Riverview, FL


REMINDER DROP IN THE BUCKET For The Spring Things that are needed: Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Meats and Tuna, Boxed Pasta and Peanut Butter. Baby diapers. Please contact Rotarian MaryAnn Sturmfels for more information. Food for Ronald MacDonald’s Home: For at least 20 persons. It can be bought or home cooked and delivered NLT 6pm. David is your contact. *If you can’t make it, please call him.

Aug. 21 – Joe

Sept. 5 – Dennis

Oct. 10 – Raúl

Nov. 6 - Jim

Food for thought 'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.' - General MacArthur

Just for Laughs A little fun, especially for our veteran members.

Air Force 'It is generally unadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.' - US. Air Force Manual

What if we could prevent just ONE child from suffering from POLIO? How much would that be worth?

'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.' - Multi-Engine Training Manual Army 'If the enemy is in range, so are you.' - Infantry Journal 'If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.' - Infantry Journal Navy 'Any ship can be a minesweeper… Once.' - Naval Ops Manual

Click below and contact Dennis or José to learn more. http://www.rotary.org/en/ServiceAndFellows hip/Polio/HelpEradicatePolio/Pages/ridefault. aspx


Birthday/Anniversary Birthdays Manny Alicea: Aug. 1st Raúl Viera: Aug. 9 Pilar Viera: Aug. 13 Tim McRae: Aug. 19

Anniversaries Patsy and Jose Feliciano: Aug. 1st Bruni and Bill Biaggi: Aug. 16 Maryann and Tim McRae: Aug. 19 Norma and Irving Hernández: Aug. 24

Tanaka is choice for 2012-13 RI president By Peter Schmidtke Rotary International News -- 9 August 2010 Sakuji Tanaka, a member of the Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2012-13. Tanaka will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates. Tanaka said he would like to see Rotary "continue its vital work as the force to improve our communities." To do this work, Rotary needs active, involved clubs, he added. "We are fortunate to have our revised RI Strategic Plan to help build strong clubs that are vibrant, action-oriented, and relevant in the changing world." For 32 years, Tanaka was president of Tanaka Company Ltd., a wholesale firm that went public in 1995 and later merged with other leading wholesalers in Japan. Currently, he serves as vice president of the Yashio City Chamber of Commerce and adviser to Arata Co. Ltd., an animal feed and pet food wholesaler. He also chaired the National Household Papers Distribution Association of Japan for eight years. Tanaka studied business at Nihon Management Daigakuin and Tokyo Management Daigakuin. A past trustee of The Rotary Foundation, Tanaka chaired the 2009 Birmingham Convention Committee. His other service to Rotary includes RI director, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, district governor, and member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force, the Permanent Fund Committee for Japan, and the Future Vision Committee. Tanaka established an endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship, and he and his wife, Kyoko, are Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors of the Permanent Fund, and Major Donors. He is a recipient of RI’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award. Tanaka said that eradicating polio will "fulfill the promise we made to children in the world" and that "there is no doubt in my mind that the day of this success will be realized in the near future." Tanaka and Kyoko have three children and five grandchildren. The 2010 nominating committee members are John F. Germ, USA (chair); Monty J. Audenart, Canada; Keith BarnardJones, England; Peter Bundgaard, Denmark; Frank C. Collins Jr., USA; Rudolf Hörndler, Germany; Jackson San-Lien Hsieh, Taiwan; Umberto Laffi, Italy; Ashok M. Mahajan, India; Gerald A. Meigs, USA; Paul A. Netzel, USA; Samuel A. Okudzeto, Ghana; Kazuhiko Ozawa, Japan; Noraseth Pathmanand, Thailand; Themistocles A.C. Pinho, Brazil; Barry Rassin, Bahamas; and Barry E. Thompson, Australia.


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