Welcome to September! That means cooler weather in Central Florida and cooler weather means you can get outside and walk. That is exactly what the Rotary Club of Lake Nona Lunch is hoping you will do. Many of you know that Rotary has an antibullying initiative that is spreading throughout the district and has been embraced by our high school administrators and the students. On October 4, 2018, Lake Nona high school student, Janet Smith, ended her life after being bullied. In her honor, the Rotary Club of Lake Nona Lunch is hosting the “Rotary TKO to Bullying Walk”. There is no cost to attend and support this event. For information about sponsorship or to make a donation, please contact Jason Palinkas at the Rotary Club of Lake Nona Lunch. He can be reached at 407-279-9768.
When: Friday October 4, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Walk starts at Lake Nona High School – 12500 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32832. The walk will end at the Canvas Restaurant.
What to wear: Blue is the color to support this cause
Don’t forget to update the information for any Interact Clubs you sponsor on the Rotary.org website. More details will be coming shortly about the District Interact Conference on Saturday November 2, 2019.
Lauralee Shapiro, CMP
2019-2020 District Interact Chair
ROTARY CLUB OF OVIEDO MOVIE NIGHT!
Private Showing of the Premier of the feature film "Downtown Abbey" Event starts at 6pm with a VIP cocktail party with heavy appetizers as well as beer and wine
Friday September 20th, at The Oviedo Mall near the intersection of SR 417 and Red Bug Lake Road.
Tickets are $75 per person,
RC of the Parks service project at Ronald McDonald House.
It's been an active August for the Maitland Club!
On 8/20, we had Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy join us to discuss what's happening in Washington DC.
Our club President, Ben Urrutia, also recently delivered backpacks to the Maitland Police Dept. for their local back-to-school backpack drive.
Clark Ziegler, Principal at Maitland Middle School commented "Just wanted to say thank you to the Rotary Club of Maitland. Thanks to your generous donation we were able to purchase 17 backpacks for students in need. Mr Leftakis will also mention this in his weekly newsletter and this will be posted on the schools Facebook page and also on our Twitter feed."
Pictures of Ben at the Maitland Police Department, the backpacks at Maitland Middle School, and pictures from Congresswoman Murphy's visit are attached.
We're full speed ahead on our upcoming Maitland Rotary Art Festival as well, and our President-Elect Pat Woodley spoke at 1 Million Cups Orlando on 8/21 about the festival (which is facilitated by Rotarians Julianna Ormond & RC Williams).
Hi, here are HT Signal for Safety signs in three languages with the instructional verbiage that we will be using on signage with the DDF grant this year. Each sign has to be tweaked, but these are generic and may or may not have the municipality listed. Also, we can customize a video for each city, state, or usage.
If you know people excellent in any language, please have them call me so we get every possible language out there.
We have so very powerful connections that are going to ‘hook us up’ with great coverage around here and other areas. Meetings are happening and installations and trainings are going to be heavy soon. If you know a group or business needs training, please send them to me!
If you have magazine or any other media connections, I can cook up a custom sign for each one. PSAs in media is vital to get the message out.
Thank you for all your help in dealing with HT. We can eliminate this scourge of modern slavery.
Donation opens door for more families to benefit from wanderer tracking system program
by Aimee Felix, Public Affairs Coordinator, Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle
A donation from the Lake County Golden Triangle Rotary Club will open the door for more families to benefit from a Lake County Sheriff’s Office program that tracks local citizens who are susceptible to wandering due to Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down Syndrome and head injury.
“It’s an expensive program, and this donation will have an immediate impact on one of the families on our waiting list,” said Lt. Michael Marden, with the Lake County Sheriff’s office, explaining how grateful he was to receive the donation for the SafetyNet program yesterday.
The program is run using wristbands that are each about the size of an Apple watch. They each emit a signal with an individualized frequency number that allows the Sheriff’s office to find those who are wearing the wristbands in less than 30 minutes, on average, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Using these wristbands saves the County money by keeping the Sherriff’s office from having to deploy a missing person’s task force each time one of its SafetyNet members wanders, Marden said.
The chair of the local Rotary Club’s Project Committee suggested SafetyNet as a donation recipient because it is a cause that hits close to home for her, as well as several other Rotary Club members. “Both my father and his sister were affected by Alzheimer’s late in life,” said Vicky Stockglausner, explaining why the project means so much to her.
Currently, there are 67 people participating in SafetyNet, which is offered free of charge to Lake County citizens, and there is a waiting list. Each wristband costs about $425, and the Sheriff’s Office relies on donations from civic organizations and fundraising to purchase and use them.
Giving back to the community is one of the pillars of Rotary, a global network with members who strive to affect change through good will, according to Sidney Wright, president of the Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle. To that end, this program was an appropriate beneficiary of the Club’s donation funds, he added.
For more information on SafetyNet, please visit the following link: https://www.lcso.org/bureaus/community%20engagement/communityprograms/pls/. For information on becoming a Rotary Club member, please click here, https://www.rotary.org/en/get-involved/join.