Page 1 Date: January 12, 2011

Meeting again at the Perkins Restaurant at Waters and Anderson. Spouses are welcome to the presentation. Club News Last week we had an assembly night to discuss the possibilities for meeting locations. This week we have Dr. Pascual Bidot talking about a journey of spiritual discovery through the Holy Land. Next week we do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions.

Club Coming Events Jan. 12: We have Dr. Pascual Bidot talking about a journey of spiritual discovery through the Holy Land. Jan. 19: We do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Jan. 22: Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), Tampa/Brandon Jan. 26: 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. 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. New assignments to come soon. Food for thought

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter" - Martin Luther King Jr. A little humor to brighten your day!

Some race horses staying in a stable. One of them starts to boast about his track record. "In the last 15 races, I've won 8 of them!" Another horse breaks in, "Well in the last 27 races, I've won 19!!" "Oh that's good, but in the last 36 races, I've won 28!” says another, flicking his tail. At this point, they notice that a greyhound dog has been sitting there listening. "I don't mean to boast," Says the greyhound, "but in my last 90 races, I've won 88 of them!" The horses are clearly amazed. "Wow!" says one, after a hushed silence. "A talking dog."

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. /Polio/HelpEradicatePolio/Pages/ridefault.aspx

Birthday/Anniversary Birthdays


We have no birthdays or anniversaries in January.

New pilot programs support member diversity By Arnold R. Grahl Rotary International News -- 10 January 2011 Rotary clubs interested in taking part in one of four new pilot programs approved recently by the RI Board can now download an application form and related fact sheets. The three-year pilots -- satellite club, associate member, corporate member, and innovative and flexible Rotary club -- will allow participating Rotary clubs to experiment with flexible membership requirements and club operations beginning 1 July. Each one is designed to improve recruitment and retention, allow for flexibility in club operations and structures, and provide Rotary clubs with an opportunity to explore new and innovative ways to promote member diversity -- all goals of the RI Strategic Plan. Other potential benefits include improved leadership, engagement, and participation among members and increased support of The Rotary Foundation. The pilots will allow RI to collect data and analyze results from the participating clubs to evaluate the effectiveness of each change. Clubs have until 1 April to submit applications to Rotary International to be considered for a pilot. Read more about the 2011-14 pilots, and download related fact sheets and an application. Information and applications are also being sent to each club this month. Up to 200 clubs will be selected for each pilot. Rotary clubs must have been chartered before 30 June 2009 to be considered. Satellite Club The Satellite Club Pilot Program will assess the impact of allowing a Rotary club to conduct multiple club meetings during a week, each taking place at a different location, on a different day, or at a different time. Rotarians in the satellite club would belong to a host club but would meet at their own time and location and could have their own projects. This structure may be helpful in areas with many rural communities as well as in large metropolitan areas. The pilot could give a small, weak, or struggling club the opportunity to become connected to a larger, active, and vibrant club in a nearby area and receive ongoing support. Associate Member The Associate Member Pilot Program gives clubs a tool for teaching prospective members about the club and the expectations of membership before they join. Clubs would determine the length of time a person could remain an associate member before becoming an active member. The pilot is aimed at potential members who may be uncertain of the commitment involved with membership. It will provide them with an opportunity to get acquainted with a club's members, programs, and projects, thereby increasing retention. Corporate Member The Corporate Member Pilot Program will allow a corporation or company in a club's area to become a member of the Rotary club and appoint up to four people to serve as club members. These corporate members will attend club meetings, participate in projects, and vote on club matters, and are eligible to serve as club officers and committee members. One of the designees must be a member of the corporation's senior executive group, but the others could hold any full-time managerial role. Only one of the designees would need to attend club meetings at a time, yet each would be considered an official member of the club and would be required to pay RI and annual club dues, as determined by the club.

Innovative and Flexible Rotary Club Under the Innovative and Flexible Rotary Club Pilot Program, clubs will be allowed to change one element of its format or structure as an experiment. For example, a club might offer family memberships or conduct a blend of online and in-person meetings. The change should not duplicate another pilot, however. The pilot is focused on encouraging Rotary clubs to be fun, dynamic, diverse, resilient, tolerant, interested in trying new things, member driven, inspirational, and relationship rich. Contact with any questions about the pilot.   

Learn more about the 2011-14 pilots Read about other decisions from the November meeting of the RI Board Learn more about the RI Strategic Plan

Rotary NEWS FLASH RELEASE FOR ROTARY LEADERS: ROTARY HIRES NEW GENERAL SECRETARY The Rotary International Board of Directors announced today that John Hewko, formerly an international partner with the law firm Baker & McKenzie and, more recently, the Vice President for Operations and Compact Development at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, will officially replace retiring General Secretary Ed Futa on July 1, 2011. Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation have flourished during the past decade in no small part because of the leadership of General Secretary Ed Futa. Noteworthy accomplishments that occurred during Ed’s tenure include, but are by no means limited to: 1) The reorganization of departments and staff to address the growing needs of Rotarians worldwide; 2) A stable financial condition that was achieved in especially difficult economic times; 3) An emphasis on, and investment in, major information technology services and systems; 4) A growing emphasis on improved communication strategies and methods; 5) Successful movement toward organizational strategic planning; 6) Outreach to expand our network of strategic partners, including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID, among others; 7) Significant increase in Rotary and Rotary-partnered fundraising and progress in Rotary’s efforts to rid the world of poliomyelitis. At a time when Rotary is recognized throughout the world for its leadership in the area of community service, its unique and diverse membership, and its ability to address significant global challenges, it is appropriate that Rotary International attract a unique individual to replace its retiring General Secretary. That individual is John Hewko, an international partner from 1992 to 2004 in the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie (B&M). At B&M, he specialized in international mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and other international corporate matters, participated in the development of the firm’s Moscow office and was the managing partner of its offices in Kyiv and Prague. While in Ukraine in the early 1990s, he assisted in the development of the initial draft of the new Ukrainian constitution and was a charter member of the first Rotary club in Kyiv. In 2004, John left Baker & McKenzie for public service. He joined the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a newlyestablished US government agency designed to deliver foreign assistance to the world’s poorest countries in a new and During his tenure, agreements totaling $6.3 billion were completed with 18 countries for projects in infrastructure, agriculture, water and sanitation, health and education. John has written extensively on international and other issues, including opinion articles in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor. In addition to his native English, John speaks five other languages. He is married to Margarita and has one daughter, Maria, who will be graduating this spring from high school in the Washington, DC area. John’s father is a Rotarian in Clarkston, Michigan. John will inherit a position first mastered by revered Rotary leader Ches Perry and will provide the same visionary leadership and effort attributed to that first general secretary so that Rotary can continue to grow in numbers, stature and involvement and contribute to making the world a better place for all people.

innovative manner. As Vice President for Operations and Compact Development, John was responsible for the development and negotiation of foreign assistance agreements with 26 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union.

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!) Contact: Gene Stern: 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.

Weekly Newsletter Jan 12 2011  

Weekly Newsletter Jan 12 2011