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Social Networks September 6, 2011 MEETING AT IHOP Restaurant on 4910 Spruce Street, TAMPA, FL 33607. 813-288-8828 Club Coming Events September 6: PDG Dennis Viera with a Rotary Foundation Program.

September 13: Board meets at 6:00PM. Official Visit by District Governor Alan Feldman and Florida Blood Services. Spouses are encouraged to attend. September 20: Mr. Joe Part from All Trust Insurance, Topic: "Fixing Health Care in America - Let's Get Real"

Consignment Sale Donation Pickup Largo Cultural Center / Library

September 27: Club Assembly.

Oct. 2, 2011 @ 5:00PM

October 2: Consignment Sale Donation Pickup. Largo Cultural Center/Library. 5:00PM. October 4: Mr. Joe Part from All Trust Insurance, Topic: "Fixing Health Care in America - Let's Get Real" October 11: Our own Frank Irizarry with a program about the Auto Insurance Industry. If you have any suggestions for programs, please communicate with David or José to schedule them.

District 6890 Governor: Alan Feldman – Brandon, FL

Rotary International President: Kalyan Banerjee, India

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. Dennis V. – Sept. 6

Joe V. – Oct. 27

Raul V. – Nov. 27

Food for thought The greater the effort, the greater the glory. - Pierre Corneille A little humor to brighten your day! Once there were four business men. They were sitting on a bench in a hospital waiting room because their wives were having babies. A nurse comes over and says to the first businessman, "Congratulations! Your wife had 1 baby." The man says, "What a coincidence! I'm the president of And1!" The nurse goes away. Then the nurse comes back and says to the second businessman, "Congratulations! Your wife had twins!" The man says, "What a coincidence! I'm the owner of the Minnesota Twins!"

What if we could prevent just ONE child from suffering from POLIO?

The nurse goes away. The nurse comes back and says to the third businessman, "Congratulations! Your wife had triplets!"

How much would that be worth? Click below and contact Dennis or José to learn more.

The man says, "What a coincidence! I work for Triple Crown!" p/Polio/HelpEradicatePolio/Pages/ridefault.aspx

The nurse goes away. The nurse comes back and sees the fourth businessman alone on the bench crying. She asks, "Why are you crying"? The man replies, "I work for Seven Up"!!

Birthday/Anniversary Birthdays Sept. 2: Irving Hernandez Sept. 8: Maryann Sturmfels Sept. 17: Arnaldo Fernandez Sept. 19: Norma Hernandez Sept. 27: David Contreras Sept. 30: Dennis Viera

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

REMINDER: Irving is collecting cell phones for the Crisis Center.

Hewko responds to The Economist Rotary International News -- 19 August 2011

John Hewko, Rotary’s general secretary and chief executive officer, recently responded to an article in The Economist magazine about the efforts of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) that did not mention Rotary. The 21 July article, "Late? Or never?", cited the most recent GPEI Independent Monitoring Board report and stated that the goal of stopping polio transmission by 2012 is in jeopardy due to a funding gap and other issues. Rotary’s efforts detailed In his 6 August letter to the editor, "Keeping polio at bay", Hewko pointed out that Rotary is a “big partner” in the GPEI and has contributed more than US$1 billion to polio eradication efforts. He noted that India has not had a new case of polio in the past six months. Hewko also stated that Rotary welcomes the Independent Monitoring Board’s assessment, and he urged government and privatesector donors to step up to help meet the funding gap. In a portion of the letter that was edited out by The Economist, Hewko wrote: “Rotary’s role -- through our network of 1.2 million members in 200 countries and regions -- is to raise awareness and the critically needed funds to end this crippling disease once and for all, and that includes donating countless volunteer hours to reach children worldwide with the oral polio vaccine.” BBC quotes Rotary BBC News ran an online article about the monitoring board's report, "Goal to rid world of polio by end of 2012 'off track'", and approached International PolioPlus Committee Chair Robert S. Scott for comment. "We will work with our members in countries affected by polio to follow the board's recommendation of creating a checklist to enhance the impact of the immunization teams and ensure standardization," Scott said. Ask questions of Hewko during a free webinar.

September is New Generations Month - Rotary Youth Exchange As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country. Whether you participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process. For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Globally minded Rotary clubs are made up of volunteers who are involved in community service, emphasize high ethical standards, and work toward peace and understanding in the world. Over 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 32,000 clubs create the extensive network that provides support for Youth Exchange.

A commitment to youth Rotary maintains a strong connection to youth and young adults. Besides Youth Exchange, Rotary clubs sponsor youth service clubs such as Interact , Rotaract , and RYLA and offer career development and mentoring programs. Rotary is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in its programs, including Youth Exchange.

Low costs Rotary club volunteers administer the program at the local level, which helps keep costs low for students and their families. These volunteers often offer years of experience with students, host families, and fellow Rotarians who are involved in the program. “What a wonderful opportunity I was given, from both the Rotary club and my family, to spread my wings, taste the culture, and live the life.” – U.S. exchange student to Australia

Learn how Rotary Youth Exchange works . Find out what countries participate by contacting Rotarians or the Youth Exchange chair in your area. For more information, read the following resources:  

A Guide for Exchange Students (PDF) A Guide for Host Families (PDF)

Subscribe to the e-newsletter The Rotary Youth Exchange Newsletter bi-monthly e-newsletter provides information and updates on Youth Exchange events and resources. It’s intended for all Youth Exchange officers and interested Rotarians.

Weekly Newsletter Sept 6 2011  

Weekly Newsletter Sept 6 2011