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Date: September 1st, 2010

Club News Last week we had Club Assembly. This week we have District Governor Ed Odom’s Official visit to the club. Spouses are invited.. Next week we have do not have a program scheduled yet. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions.

Club Coming Events

Sept 1st: Governor Ed Odom’s Official visit to the club. Spouses are invited. Sept 8: We do not have a program scheduled yet. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions. Sept 15: Presentation from Rotary’s Camp Florida. Sept 22: Club Assembly. Sept 29: We do not have a program scheduled yet. Please contact President Bill or David for suggestions.

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.

Sept. 5 – Dennis

Oct. 10 – Raúl

Nov. 6 - Jim

Food for thought Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. --H. L. Mencken

Just for Laughs A fellow bought a new Mercedes and was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive. The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair and he decided to open her up. As the needle jumped up to 80 mph, he suddenly saw flashing red and blue lights behind him. "There's no way they can catch a Mercedes," he thought to himself and opened her up further. The needle hit 90, 100.... Then the reality of the situation hit him. "What am I doing?" he thought and pulled over. The cop came up to him, took his license without a word and examined it and the car. "It's been a long day, this is the end of my shift and it's Friday the 13th. I don't feel like more paperwork, so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven't heard before, you can go." The guy thinks for a second and says, "Last week my wife ran off with a cop. I was afraid you were trying to give her back!" "Have a nice weekend," said the officer.

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/ServiceAndFellow ship/Polio/HelpEradicatePolio/Pages/ridefau lt.aspx

Birthday/Anniversary Birthdays Irving Hernandez: Sept. 2 MaryAnn Sturmfels: Sept. 8 Arnaldo Fernandez: Sept. 17 David Contreras: Sept. 27 Dennis Viera: Sept. 30

Anniversaries Ralph and Maria Ovalle: Sept. 18 Raul and Pilar Viera: Sept. 26


Ed Odom District Governor 2010-2011 Ed was born in Raleigh, NC. He grew up in Apple Valley, MN, and at age 16, took a summer job bagging groceries at a neighborhood supermarket. He attended the University of MN before accepting a position with Cub Foods Supermarkets in WI in 1982. Ed joined Hannaford Brothers Supermarkets in 1984, and moved to Keene, NH, where he met his wife, Debbi. In 1989, Ed's assignment as Hannaford Store Director Plattsburgh, NY included instructions to “get involved in the community.” A friend invited him to the Rotary Club of Plattsburgh, NY A.M. By 1995, Ed was President of the Plattsburgh and Clinton County Chamber of Commerce and serving on multiple boards, including Plattsburgh Air Force Base Liaison Committee, Champlain Valley Physicians' Hospital, and SUNY Plattsburgh Dean's Advisory Council School of Business and Economics. Upon leaving Plattsburgh at the end of 1995, the Clinton County Legislature proclaimed Ed an “Honorary Lifetime Citizen” of Clinton County. Ed opened Hannaford's first store in Richmond, VA in 1995 and led Diversity initiatives for his district. At the end of 2001, Ed's wife Debbi accepted a Human Resources position in Tampa, FL. Ed followed in 2002, teaming up with a long time friend as Managing Partner of LINVILLE GROUP, Inc., a sign design and consulting firm. In 2009, Ed returned to his retail roots, accepting a position with Sweetbay Supermarkets, where he manages consumer demographics and merchandising. Ed led the Rotary District 6890 Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to South Korea in 2006. He was the 20072009 District GSE Committee Chair, and Assistant Governor for Group IV. Ed is an RLI graduate and program discussion leader. He has maintained perfect attendance since 1995. Ed is a two-time club president, a Paul Harris Society member, a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation, and a member of the Rotary Club of Riverview, Florida.

Weekly Newsletter Sept. 1st 2010  

Weekly Newsletter Sept. 1st 2010