Service Project Update: BAHAMAS RELIEF; November 2, 2019 District Service Project Packing Food!
Attention all clubs! At the Interact Conference on November 2nd, we will have our District Service Project packing food. We have raised $9,000 and need $2,000 more to reach our goal to pack 40,000 meals!!! Checks can be made payable to District 6980 and mailed to District Treasurer, Tom Meena, 9663 Westover Club Circle, Windermere, FL, 34786, as soon as possible.
Ask your Board of Directors to financially contribute and support our fundraising efforts and encourage members of your club to come help us pack. We all know the devastation in the Bahamas and non-perishable food is in high demand.
Email your club service projects and pictures to Bill Spiegel, Apopkarvp@gmail.com and get featured in the District Newsletter!
Congratulations Rotary Club of Apopka!
Service Project: Recycling Pilot Program at Apopka Elementary
One of the largest obstacles to successful recycling in America is the plastic grocery/retail bag. It is the most common item added to recycling bins that not only can’t be recycled in that setting but they jam the equipment and stop the recycling process. This pilot program aims to eliminate clean grocery/retail bags from the mix and focuses on recycling them separately. Many Rotary clubs have also adopted this program and it is working. This initiative is first starting at the Elementary Schools and then expanding. This Service Project is TURNKEY! We have the informational flyers, equipment contacts, promos for the schools, power point curriculum, and just need more clubs to join in to have this operating in every county in Central Fl. If you are interested in this service project, email Bill Spiegel at Apopkarvp@gmail.com for more information. Also, all of the information is available in the download section under service projects on the district website.
The Rotary Club of LBV had the honor of having two articles in the October issue of The Rotarian. One is their our club and the other reports on our signature project, the WOW Legacy Group.
Rotary Club of The Parks, Golf Tournament raising funds for Hurricane Dorian Relief
The Rotary Club of The Villages-Noon
Service Project – Rotary Club of The Villages-Noon
Our club finished Ms. Lewis’ beautification project in Wildwood in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter on August 23rd. Ms. Lewis has lived in her home for over 30 years and was grateful to have Rotarians come and help her with some much needed upkeep. After the day of work was done she enjoyed photos and lunch with the Villages-Noon club members. Below is a video slideshow – if you need the original I can send it to you via dropbox because it’s a large file
All Pro Dads, First Event of the Year – Rotary Club of The Villages-Noon
All Pro Dads, is a national nonprofit organization, started by Toni Dungy, former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1990s. ADP is the fatherhood limb of "Family First" with a goal of making men better fathers and husbands. ADP is built on a football theme that provides a "game plan" to become a great Dad.
Rotary Club of the Villages-Noon provides an APD opportunity for Dads and their children to share a breakfast at Fruitland Park Elementary School once a month. Each month a short themed program is presented. The meaning of Self Confidence was featured for the first meeting of the year on September 12th. Over 150 Dads and kids attended Septembers meeting along with Six Rotary of The Villages-Noon Club members and two Rotary friends to help make the occasion a success.
The Rotary Club of The Villages participates in the Annual Take Stock in Children Spelling Bee
The Rotary Club of Maitland
A busy September for Maitland Rotary!
We've added 7 new members - we proudly welcome Dave Rothfeld, N.Y. Nathiri, Cecil Rodrigues, Amy Elliot, Shelia Drexler, and Nicole Gravenmier to the Rotary Club of Maitland! (A photo of Amy, Shelia, and N.Y. with our President Ben Urrutia is attached).
We've reached 40 members for the 1st time, and are well on our way to our goal of 50 members in the next year!
Cliff Long from the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association and Chassity Vega, CEO of the Greater Orlando Builders Association also joined us in September to discuss the growth of the Greater Orlando area and affordable housing.
We're kicking our Eat to Defeat Polio campaign up a notch, by partnering with Maitland Rotarian Jon Proechel's Teak Neighborhood Grill. Throughout the month of October, if you show your Maitland Rotary card, 15% of the proceeds for the month will go to defeat Polio!
The Maitland Rotary Art Festival is coming up November 8-10th and we're in full swing with preparation. We held our Patron Pre-Party recently and are looking for art festival volunteers. (pictures from the pre-party and poster attached).
The club is also a proud sponsor of the live dramatic performance of Letters From Anne & Martin, a production of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect and Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida.
The performance takes place Sunday October 6th from 3:30-4:30pm at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. For more information visit OrlandoRep.com.
We're looking forward to an awesome October doing a world of good.