On Saturday Amy and I represented our club along with Art
Brown,Dennis &Denise Daugherty,and Ron &Sue Janssen
at the “Rotary Lights Up the USO” fundraiser at The
Eisenhower Recreation Center in the Villages. I was not only
impressed with the turnout and the fact that they raised
$25,000 in support of the new center at the Orlando International Airport….but
with the facility itself. It’s an incredible display of private/donated World War II
and historical memorabilia that highlights and honors generations of men &
women that have served our country. It’s worth the trip just to see the center!
Kudo’s to Dennis &Denise,Alan Fickett (as Uncle Sam) and Britt (As the
official photographer) as official committee members for supporting the event.
And that is a great lead in to make sure our club knows that Alan Fickett has
agreed to be the chair,and lead our club for the next Dr. Phillips Rotary Club
fundraising event supporting the new USO center.
There is an ad in the newsletter from this week with all the details,(which will be sent out to
all in District 6980,plus veteran’s group’s in Central Florida) so please save the
October 25th Saturday night date and join Alan &I for dinner at Treasure Tavern
Dinner Theatre (Just voted “Best of Orlando” by Orlando Magazine) right off
International Drive,where $20.00 of every admission will go to support the new
center. Our goal is to raise over $5,000 that night and we could use your support.
Plus you get a great meal and a night of fun entertainment.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Its Arnold Palmer Invitational week at Bay Hill and the club will NOT meet this week. The next meeting will be held March 26,same time,same place.
Club members joined together Saturday evening,November 16,to congratulate past president Rich Maladecki on his selection to the Hospitality Hall of Fame during the annual Grand Tour Gala.
Can’t think of another Rotarian capable of getting the whole gang to pose on a Wednesday morning. Best of luck to Jamie as she moves to the other coast!
Every member attending a recent meeting gathered to bid Jamie Menzies farewell.
Adding to the host of spouses recognized with Paul Harris Fellows this year is Nicki Baril,wife of past president Bill Baril. Nicki was recognized at the June 26
Foundation Chair Dave Lehman (l) is joined by President Laura Sherman (r) and Past President Bill Baril (cr) as Bill recognizes wife Nicki (cl) with a Paul Harris Fellow.
meeting by Bill and the club.
The only way you’d not see this year’s Rotarian of the Year as the most active and engaged member is to,simply,not be a member. From chairing the most
President Laura Sherman (l) and Membership Chair Ruthann Dilauri recognize the 2013 Rotarian of the Year,Terry Taggart
successful Taste of Dr. Phillips ever to the wide variety of support he provides for every other club function to his other community volunteer work (having just returned home from taking WWII Vets to the Memorial in Washington DC.,the club is honored to present the 2013 Rotarian of the Year…
It’s family time at the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips as the club has inducted a host of new Paul Harris Fellows.
L to R,Riley O’Donnell,Robin O’Donnell,Dave Lehman
New Fellows,(front row) Marty Kamrada,Amy Marvin,Ann Mahoney and Helen Lynch are joined by spouses Sally,Ross,Joe and Larry.
Riley O’Donnell,daughter of Robin O’Donnell was inducted at the June 5 meeting. On June 12 four spouses were also recognized:Marty Kamrada,Amy Marvin,Ann Mahoney and Helen Lynch. Each were presented with certificates from Rotary International as well as Paul Harris Fellow pins at the breakfast meeting.
For more on the Paul Harris Society and Paul Harris Fellow visit the Rotary International Website.
It is the power of Rotary that defines the relationships that evolve through our club and make a difference. There are few bigger than those which have risen from the
June winner,Dr. Jose Arias with Club President Laura Sherman (l) and Membership Chair Ruthann DiLauri (r).
medical mission efforts of Dr. Chris Crotty. Our June winner not only dedicated his time and expertise but sacrificed his own practice to help over the past few years. For his selfless dedication,Dr. Jose Arias is recognized as the club’s Rotarian of the Month for June,2013.