Page 1 Social Networks May 3, 2011 Club News Last week we had a Club Assembly. This week we do not have a program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Next week we do not have a program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions.

Club Coming Events May 3: Mr. Dan Sherman speaking about “10 secrets for a successful small Business”. May 10: We do not have a program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. May 17: We do not have a program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. May 20: GSE Team from Israel Presentation at the Carrollwood RC, Emerald Green Golf and Country Club @ 12:00pm.

May 22-25: Rotary International Convention, New Orleans, LA May 24: We do not have a program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions.

May 29: Tampa West Latin Rotary Club Family Picnic at Ft. DeSoto Park, Shed #8, 10:30-????. May 31: We do not have a program. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions.

June 10-11: District 6890 Conference, T. Pepin Hospitality Centre, Tampa. Registration is open in the 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. Irving – Sat., May 7

David – Sun., Jun. 19

Food for thought Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth. - Horace A little humor to brighten your day!

Looking over the log book kept by the computer support staff at my office, I noticed several entries stating the problem was PICNIC. I asked one of the technicians what PICNIC meant. He laughed as he told me it meant: "Problem In Chair, Not In Computer."

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 May 5: Patsy Feliciano May 7: Carmen Vargas May 15: Carmen Horn May 18: María Ovalle May 31: Bruny Biaggi

Anniversaries May 14: Dennis and Grace Viera

Uppsala University in Sweden to host new Rotary Peace Center By Arnold R. Grahl Rotary International News – 27 April 2011

The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees has selected Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, to host a new Rotary Center for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. During their April meeting, the Trustees agreed to negotiate an agreement with Uppsala University to house the seventh Rotary Peace Center , which will join those in Asia, Australia, North America, South America, and the United Kingdom. "We are excited about this new partnership with Uppsala University to take the Rotary Peace Centers program to the next level," says Foundation Trustee Chair Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar. "We are confident that our Rotary Peace Fellow alumni, actively engaged in peace-building and conflict prevention and resolution around the world, will agree that partnering with Uppsala University to host a Rotary Peace Center is a winning strategy." In 2009, the Trustees began a search for institutions that met the Foundation's requirements for a Rotary Peace Center. More than 100 received inquiries, and 5 received site visits between January and March. Uppsala University has an established two-year master's program in peace and conflict studies and a research program led by a large, internationally recognized faculty. The Uppsala Conflict Data Program is a leader in the field and will provide future Rotary Peace Fellows with the opportunity to combine informed theory with data-driven field research. The university is home to the Dag Hammarskjöld Library for peace research. The Trustees also approved an extension to the application deadline for Rotary Peace Fellowships starting in 2012. Candidates have until 15 August 2011 to apply. The first class of peace fellows at Uppsala will begin their studies in September 2012. The Rotary Peace Centers program offers individuals the opportunity to pursue either a master’s degree or certificate in studies related to peace and conflict resolution. Up to 110 fellowships are awarded annually. The existing centers are located at the University of Bradford, England; University of Queensland, Australia; International Christian University, Japan; Universidad del Salvador, Argentina; Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, which offers a three-month certificate program. More than 500 Rotary Peace Centers alumni worldwide are working with international organizations such as the World Bank, Organization of American States, and United Nations, as well as with local and national governments, nongovernmental organizations, and consulting firms. The program receives support from donations to the Rotary Peace Centers Major Gifts Initiative. Paul A. Netzel, chair of the initiative, says it has obtained US$55.8 million in commitments, which surpasses the phase 1 goal of $55 million. “This is an important milestone for the Rotary Peace Centers and great timing, given the exciting announcement of the new center at Sweden’s Uppsala University," says Netzel. "Now that we've reached $55 million, we've set our sights on a goal of $60 million by 30 June. We're well over halfway to our overall goal of $95 million by 2015." For more information:   

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Rotary selects more than 400 university students to study abroad Contact: Elizabeth Minelli Rotary International News -- 5 April 2011

One of the world's largest privately sponsored international scholarship programs focuses on humanitarian service, personal diplomacy, and academic excellence. EVANSTON, Ill. USA (April 1, 2011) – More than 400 university students from 40 countries have been selected to study abroad as Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars during the 2011-12 academic year. Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study at universities in the 200 countries and geographical areas where Rotary clubs are active. While abroad, scholars participate in community service projects and speak at local Rotary club meetings and conferences, schools, civic organizations, and other forums where they serve as “goodwill ambassadors” for their home countries. In 2010-11 nearly 500 scholars from some 50 countries studied in more than 60 nations, at a program cost of approximately US$12.5 million. As one of the world’s largest privately sponsored international scholarship programs, Rotary Ambassadorial scholars focus on humanitarian service, personal diplomacy, and academic excellence. Since 1947, approximately 40,000 students from 130 countries have received scholarships at a cost of more than $532 million from the program through the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Alumni include former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Philip Lader, Goucher College President Sanford Ungar, former US Ambassador to India David Mulford, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert.

Historic Moments: Origins of Group Study Exchange By Susan Hanf and Lauren Kalal Rotary International News -- 16 March 2011

In January 1964, the RI Board of Directors and The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees approved Group Study Exchange as an official Rotary program. Thirtyfour teams from 17 pairs of districts participated in the first round of exchanges during the 1965-66 and 1966-67 Rotary years. But young people had been traveling the globe with support from Rotary clubs well before this decision. In 1950, six young men from England went to New Zealand, led by English Rotarian Geoff Morton and financed by clubs in Yorkshire. They traveled the country, staying with Rotarians along the way. Rotarian Ralph Vernon proposed a similar endeavor in 1955 to clubs in northern New Zealand, who wanted to commemorate Rotary’s golden anniversary with a districtwide effort. District 39 (now districts 9910, 9920, 9930, and 9940) created the Rotary Overseas Travel Award program, and John Ledgerwood, of the Rotary Club of Hamilton, led the first team on a trip to Great Britain. The program was so successful that district leaders in New Zealand decided to continue it after the anniversary celebrations had ended. Over the next few years, teams from New Zealand traveled to Canada, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, and the United States. New Zealand Rotarians welcomed visitors from these countries as well as from Pakistan. In the early 1960s, the Trustees began considering programs for non-Rotarians that would promote international goodwill and understanding. One plan was for small groups of young business and professional men to travel from one Rotary district to a district in another country. Harold T. Thomas, a New Zealand Rotarian who served as RI president in 1959-60, shared information about the Rotary Overseas Travel Award with the Trustees. Soon after the Board and Trustees approved Group Study Exchange, Vernon and other Rotarians with experience in group exchanges and vocational training were invited to finalize the details of the new Foundation program. In the nearly five decades since, more than 70,000 young men and women have traveled the globe as part of Group Study Exchange teams.

Weekly Newsletter May 3 2011  

Weekly Newsletter May 3 2011