Page 1 Date: October 20, 2010 Club News Last week we prepared the dictionaries for delivery to the schools. Spouse help will be greatly appreciated. This week we do not have a program scheduled yet. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Next week we do not have a program scheduled yet. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Club Coming Events Oct. 20: We do not have a program scheduled yet. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Oct. 27: Club Assembly. Nov. 6: Picnic @ Ft. DeSoto Beach Park starting @ 10:00. Nov. 13: District Bike Ride in Downtown Bartow. Click here for more information. All proceeds to support literacy efforts within our District. Dec. 19: NFL “Big Game” Raffle Drawing Party @ 2:30PM. Crabby’s Loading Dock, 401 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL. 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. Nov. 6 – Raúl Food for thought

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. -- Mohandas Gandhi Just for Laughs

Little Emily was complaining to her mother that her stomach hurt. Her mother replied, “That’s because it's empty. Maybe you should try putting something in it." The next day, the pastor was over at Emily's family's house for lunch. He mentioned having his head hurt, to which Emily immediately replied, "That's because it's empty. Maybe you should try putting something in it."

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. ship/Polio/HelpEradicatePolio/Pages/ridefau lt.aspx Join Rotary for the ride of your life: Birthday/Anniversary Birthdays


Luis Vargas: Oct. 28

No anniversaries this month.

LAST FEW DAYS!!! -- Double your points to celebrate World Polio Day Rotary International News -- 7 October 2010

World Polio Day is 24 October. For 18-24 October, in honor of World Polio Day, The Rotary Foundation is offering double Paul Harris Fellow recognition points for online only contributions of US$100 or more for the $200 Million Challenge to eradicate polio. Help eradicate polio by making your online contribution. Online contributions can't be made on behalf of another individual, club, or district. Promotional recognition points should appear within four to six weeks. Download frequently asked questions (PDF) about receiving double Paul Harris Fellow recognition points. Learn more about Rotary's work in eradicating polio.


60 Minutes segment includes Rotary's partnership with Gates Foundation to eradicate polio Rotary International News -- 4 October 2010

Rotary International's partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio was mentioned in a segment of the news program 60 Minutes, "Gates Foundation: Giving a Fortune Away," which aired 3 October. The news story focused on the work of Bill and Melinda Gates, through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to improve education and maternal and child health, and to prevent deaths from AIDS, malaria, and polio. The video and transcript are available through CBS News. Rotary staff worked closely with the producers of 60 Minutes during the filming of the portion on polio. On 21 March, the 60 Minutes team filmed at a World Health Organization polio vaccine distribution center in Wazirabad, India. The crew followed India PolioPlus Committee Chair Deepak Kapur, Rotarians, and health workers through Sri Ram Colony, Karawal Nagar -- a densely populated area near Wazirabad -- to shoot polio immunization activities.. The Gates Foundation has awarded Rotary US$355 million in challenge grants to support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children. As of 30 September, Rotarians have raised about $146 million for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge -- Rotary's response to the Gates Foundation grants. Read more about Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio.


Get connected with Rotary's social networking sites Rotary International News

Andrew Wright's club was so excited about their use of Twitter that they made two videos extolling its virtues, which they posted on YouTube. Wright, of the Rotary Club of Cary-Kildaire, Cary, North Carolina, USA, said the club uses the social networking site to contact Rotarians and Rotaractors all over the globe. But the really exciting part of it is being able to link up with other clubs on projects. "We asked the question would anyone be interested in partnering with our club on an international service project," Wright said. "Within minutes of asking that question, we had a positive response from a club in India. The opportunity could be huge for us." Wright's club is just one of many who have used social networking as a valuable tool. Rotary International now has a presence on several sites, including Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter. As of 12 February, RI had 18,418 fans on its official Facebook page. Like many Rotarians, Todd Laurie, of the Rotary Club of University Hills, Denver, Colorado, found that demands from his professional life often took a toll on his ability to keep in touch with other members of his club.

"I was already fairly active on LinkedIn. When LinkedIn added the group dimension to their Web site, it felt like a great opportunity to find other Rotarians with whom I would be able to connect," he says. After searching the site for and recruiting other members who listed Rotary as one of their interests or activities, Laurie started several online discussions about member retention and club identity. Rotarians responded enthusiastically. "I was connected again!" exclaims Laurie. "And the ideas that were being shared were invaluable. So much information and so many ideas were quickly being communicated across the globe." In less than a year, Laurie's forum had attracted more than 1,500 Rotarians. Many were joining as a way to help them meet up during their travels, get involved with Rotary club projects and grants programs, and learn about guest speakers for their club meetings. The forum eventually formed the basis for RI's official LinkedIn group. Laurie says the best part of social networking is its ease and global appeal. "The almost real-time communications, the ease of finding and connecting with other Rotarians from around the world, the realization that Rotary really is this big and we are all part of the same Rotary family -- awesome."


New lottery e-mail scam Rotary International News - 15 October 2010

There are several e-mail scams that target Rotarians. Please be aware of the following scams: 

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An e-mail scam regarding a promotional prize awarded by a fake department at The Rotary Foundation has emerged. The sender, who claims to be the manager of a Promotions/Prize department, informs recipients that they won a lottery promotion, with a lump sum payout of US$1 million. The e-mail gives out a reference number of LP/26510037/10. The sender uses the name Jerry J. Blake. A scam regarding employment opportunities at Rotary International has emerged on Craigslist. Please be aware: any and all job listings asking to contact a "HR Manager Charles Baldwin" are fraudulent and are NOT related to RI career opportunities. Please look out for the scammer's Yahoo messenger ID: charlesbaldwin2008, as well as, any e-mail coming from the address of The e-mail scam reads: Hello, The entire board and members of The Rotary Foundation wishes to inform you that your resume has been received and we find you qualified for the job. An interview will be conducted online and that would be the final process regarding this job. This is a work-from-home job offer from Rotary International NB:You are requested to download and set up a Yahoo Instant Messenger Account ( ) and add the online HR Manager Mr Charles Baldwin on his yahoo i.d charlesbaldwin2008. The duties and functions will be explained briefly by Mr Charles Baldwin. Salary:$20/Hour Benefit Apply Fulltime/Parttime Positions are Open. Regards, John Kenny RI President Rotary International NOTE: All legitimate Rotary International jobs on Craigslist are re-directed to An e-mail from "UFAAIDS" requesting personal information in exchange for a job position as a "U.S. UFAAIDS-Rotary District 8080-Donations Co-ordinator." A request via e-mail for a $5 donation to list your Interact club on a Web site. This Web site is not affiliated or in any way associated to Rotary International.

Rotary International does not solicit funds through e-mail, nor does it ask that personal information be updated by e-mail or other electronic means. RI encourages Rotarians and Rotary clubs to avoid becoming victims of such scams by deleting any e-mail that appears suspicious.

Weekly Newsletter Oct 20 2010  

Weekly Newsletter Oct 20 2010