www.tampawestrotary.org February 1st, 2011
Starting this week we will be meeting on Tuesdays at the Perkins Restaurant located at Waters and Anderson. Club News Last week we had María Martínez giving us a presentation on the Weight Watcher’s Point plus Program. This week we begin meeting on Tuesdays. We have Mr. Frankie Ingo, Advisor & Consultant on events, promotions and marketing activities for the Chi Chi Rodriquez Foundation. Next week we do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions.
Club Coming Events Feb. 1: First Tuesday meeting. We have Mr. Frankie Ingo, Advisor & Consultant on events, promotions and marketing activities for the Chi Chi Rodriquez Foundation. Feb. 8: We do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Feb. 12: 7th Annual Rotary Goes to the Dogs. Annual Event to support S4TL. See information in page 5. Feb. 15: We do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Feb. 22: We do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Mar. 4 – 5: President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) in Orlando. Mar. 12: 8th Annual Rotary Goes to the Races. Annual Event to support Rotary’s Camp Florida. See information in page 5.
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
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. Ray – Sun., Feb. 20
Bill – Sat., Mar. 19 Irving – Sat., May 7
Frank – Sat., Apr. 9
David – Sun., Jun. 19
Food for thought
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld A little humor to brighten your day! There were two buddies, one with a Doberman Pinscher and the other with a Chihuahua. The guy with the Doberman Pinscher says to his friend, "Let's go over to that restaurant and get something to eat." The guy with the Chihuahua says, "We can't go in there. We've got dogs with us." The buddy with the Doberman Pinscher says, "Just follow my lead." They walk over to the restaurant, the guy with the Doberman Pinscher puts on a pair of dark glasses and he starts to walk in. The bouncer at the door says, "Sorry, Mac, no pets allowed." The man with the Doberman Pinscher says, "You don't understand. This is my seeing-eye-dog." The bouncer says, "A Doberman Pinscher?" He answers, "Yes, they're using them now; they're very good and protect me from robbers, too." The man at the door says, "Come on in." The buddy with the Chihuahua figures, "What the heck," so he puts on a pair of dark glasses and starts to walk in. Once again the bouncer says, "Sorry, pal, no pets allowed." The guy with the Chihuahua says, "You don't understand. This is my seeing-eye dog." The bouncer at the door says, "A Chihuahua?" The man with the Chihuahua says, "A Chihuahua?????? They gave me a Chihuahua?!"
What if we could prevent just ONE child from suffering from POLIO? How much would that be worth? Click below and contact Dennis or José to learn more.
We have no birthdays in February.
Feb. 14: Joe and Luisita Vega
Historic Moments -- RI themes By Susan Hanf Rotary International News -- 13 January 2011
Each January, as Rotary district governorselect convene at the International Assembly for training and fellowship, they can be certain of two things: a lot of takehome reading and the announcement of a new RI theme. The tradition of crafting a theme is credited to 1949-50 RI President Percy C. Hodgson, who outlined a list of four objectives for his term in office. Among them were the better application of the principles of vocational service and dedication to world understanding and peace through international service programs. Though Hodgson's 83-word proclamation ran substantially longer than today's shorter, punchier themes, Rotarians' desire to celebrate and support their president's annual program of service has remained the same. Other early themes include Rotary Is Hope in Action (Joaquin Serratosa Cibils, 1953-54), Kindle the Spark Within (Nitish C. Laharry, 1962-63), and Good Will Begins with You (Ernst G. Breitholtz, 1971-72). In the decades that followed, RI presidents introduced theme logos, lapel pins, ties, and scarves. Theme ties were introduced in the 1990s, and are now given out yearly. Many have incorporated the theme for the year. The first scarves showing the RI theme were designed by 1998-99 RI President James L. Lacy and his wife, Claudine, Follow Your Rotary Dream . A list of past presidents and RI themes can be found in the Official Directory . For more information:
See Rotary History and Archives Visit the Rotary Global History Fellowship website Read more Historic Moments
Gates letter praises Rotary's work toward polio eradication Rotary International News -- 31 January 2011
In a letter posted on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website today, Bill Gates praises Rotary International for its central role in the fight to eradicate polio, and refers to Rotary as a "key partner" in the global effort to rid the world of the crippling disease. The annual letter from Gates, cochair of the Gates Foundation, focuses on education and polio, and notes that the eradication effort has benefited immensely from Rotary's support. Rotary launched PolioPlus -- a program to immunize the world's children against polio -- in 1985 and became a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative three years later, along with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF. "Everywhere I go to learn about polio, I see Rotary members helping out with the hard work," Gates says in the letter. "I feel sure that with continued support, we will be able to show significant progress." Gates also mentions that he will be taking three trips focused on polio this year, including additional trips to India and Nigeria. The Gates Foundation has awarded US$355 million in challenge grants to Rotary for use in the global effort to eradicate polio. Rotary has responded with Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge. As of January, Rotary clubs have raised $160 million. Gates has also recently joined Rotary's "This Close" campaign, aimed at increasing awareness of and support for polio eradication. More than 20 international and regional luminaries have appeared on billboards, print ads, and in television and radio public service announcements.
Read the annual letter from Bill Gates Learn more about polio See a video about Rotary's work to eradicate polio Download resources from Rotary's "This Close" campaign Donate to help End Polio Now
7th Annual Rotary Goes to the Dogs for S4TL When: Saturday February 12th, 2011 Where: Derby Lane 10490 Gandy Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL Time: 11:30 – 4:30 PM Dress: Wear your Rotary colors Cost: Nada, Zilch, Zero, Zip… which includes free parking and lunch! Who Benefits: S4TL Foundation. Derby Lane has awarded thousands of dollars to keep this unique West and Central Florida Rotary program solvent What’s New: Register online at: (this is a must!) http://www.ismyrotaryclub.org/Register/GuestMemberExternal.cfm?EventID=77155541 Contact: Gene Stern: gene.stern@LFG.com or 727-369-1512 for more information.
8TH ANNUAL ROTARY GOES TO THE RACES (SUPPORT ROTARY'S CAMP FLORIDA) March 12 at 11:30 AM. Tampa Bay Downs Horse Racing Track is located on Race Track Road approximately 2 miles north of Oldsmar Florida. Bring your lawn chairs (to be close to the track) or just languish in the huge tent at picnic style tables and enjoy the Hot Dogs, Pit Boss BBQ sandwiches, Homemade Baked Beans, Chips and Strawberries ( Shortcake and Chocolate dipped). Buy flats of berries to take home if you wish and also take home a free Derby Day commemorative. (BRING YOUR OWN COOLERS AND BEVERAGES OR PURCHASE FROM THE TRACK)The track tax charge of $2.00 each is all it costs. Active Horse Racing, a betting consortium and 50/50 cash drawing on site.
Published on Jan 31, 2011