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www.tampawestrotary.org Date: January 5, 2011

Meeting again at the Perkins Restaurant at Waters and Anderson. Club News Last week we did not meet because of the Christmas and New Year Holidays. This week we have an assembly night to discuss the possibilities for meeting locations. Next week we do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions.

Club Coming Events Jan. 5: We do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Jan. 12: We do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Jan. 19: We do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Jan. 22: Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), Tampa/Brandon http://rlitraining.org/ Jan. 26: We do not have program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Feb. 12: Rotary Goes to the Dogs. Annual Event to support S4TL. Mar. 4 – 5: President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) in Orlando.

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

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to. - Bill Vaughan A little humor to brighten your day!

So one day, Gramma sent her grandson Johnny down to the water hole to get some water for cooking dinner. As he was dipping the bucket in, he saw two big eyes looking back at him. He dropped the bucket and hightailed it for Gramma's kitchen. "Well now, where's my bucket and where's my water?" Gramma asked him. "I can't get any water from that water hole, Gramma" exclaimed Johnny. "There's a BIG ol' alligator down there!" "Now don't you mind that ol' alligator, Johnny. He's been there for a few years now, and he's never hurt no one. Why, he's probably as scared of you as you are of him!" "Well, Gramma," replied Johnny, "if he's as scared of me as I am of him, then that water ain't fit to drink!"

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. http://www.rotary.org/en/ServiceAndFellowship /Polio/HelpEradicatePolio/Pages/ridefault.aspx

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We have no birthdays or anniversaries in January.


The beat goes on to end polio By Dan Nixon Rotary International News -- 4 January 2011

River Cities Jazz, a 19-piece band based in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA, toured the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland in late June and early July 2010, performing nine concerts that raised about $20,000 for Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge. "In addition to raising money for polio eradication, this tour was the first time that the band has performed internationally, [including] the Montreux Jazz Festival, one of the premier jazz festivals in the world," says band leader Mitch Biba, who plays trumpet and flugelhorn and is a member of the Rotary Club of Wisconsin Rapids. By staying in Rotarians' homes, band members got a true taste of other cultures and formed new friendships, he adds. The only Rotarian in the band, Biba says he got the idea for a jazz tour to benefit PolioPlus while leading a District 6250 Group Study Exchange team to the Philippines in 2009. "I met Les Wilson [Rotary Club of Maghull & Aughton, England], team leader for a District 1180 GSE in the Philippines at the same time. One of our discussions included his district’s fundraising dance for polio eradication," Biba says. During the discussion, they decided to "make this crazy idea a full-fledged tour." Biba is hopeful the band will raise an additional $15,000 for the challenge. What’s your club or district doing to help meet Rotary’s challenge? Let us know in the comments section below. Written for Rotary Leader For more information:   

Watch a video on Rotary's progress in eradicating polio Learn more about polio Help End Polio Now



Weekly Newsletter Jan 5 2011