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Newsletter - Current Jul 12, 2018
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July 12, 2018


Your New Elected Officers for 2018-19 are:

            President - Mike Costopoulos

            President Elect – Brian Moriarty

            Vice President – Dave Guizerix

            Treasurer – Keith Charlton

            Secretary – Chris Shoaf



7.17    Board Meeting at Mike’s home, 5108 SW Hammock Creek Drive at 5:30. 

7.19    FL State Sen. Denise Grimsley

7.26    Bella Rose Ambassador for Shriners Children Hospitals     

9.20    District Governor Visits

9.22    Rotary Water Quality Forum at Chastain Campus , IRSC from 9 to Noon.


2017-18 Awards

Kathy presented awards left over from the Installation Dinner to Members. Jim Taylor received the award as Vocational Service Chair.

Keith Charlton for his role as Treasurer and Tom Whittington for his job as Membership Chair.

Rotarian of the year was Butch Bailey!

Kathy thanked Paul and Brenda for their work in arranging the dinner.  She also thanked them for their work as Rotary Foundation CoChairs for 2017-18.  They raised $5360 for the Rotary Foundation last year – a record for our club!  The drawing for a Paul Harris award was presented to Jim Taylor who won the club raffle.

Happy and Sad

Why did the Clydesdale give the pony a drink?  Because he was a little horse!

Brian filled in for Rainbow Dave and provided the riddle above.

Mike had a happy buck for Kathy and the great job she did last year. Brian had happy bucks for daughter Emma who weighed in at 8 lbs, 14 oz (and that is the last time we will ever mention her weight!).

There were lots of happy bucks for Kathy and her year of leadership. Women of Leadership in Martin County featured Rotarians Sue Whittington, M.J. Horton and Elmira Gainey! Butch had an Anniversary check for the SSR Foundation; Jack had a happy Buck for Rainbow Dave helping with a plumbing issue last weekend; Hap had a similar problem. Hap and Jane have new hearing aids and now hear EVERYTHING!  Rex had a happy buck for a great visit with his children and grands. Gene is taking his grands to the National Parks and Las Vegas; Sue Zachmann visited and expressed an interest in joining us; Kathy thanked everyone who had told her mom what a great president she was! Dave S. had happy bucks for a great trip to Nova Scotia. Chris had a buck for having his kitchen remodeling complete.

Projects to Watch:

Gene VanCuren has a school supplies project developing with the Palm City Boys & Girls Club.

Kathy is meeting with the local Alzheimers group to set up a local communications program Rotary will participate in.

Larry is hard at work on the Water Quality Forum set for Sept. 22.

Habitat for Humanity continues to give to Martin County

Margo Graff returned to our club with an update on the organization this year. They are building strength, stability, and shelter in our community. They help new homeowners develop self reliance through the building process.

Our club members have been working on the home construction in Booker Park, Indiantown, for the past 6 years. She pointed out that there are 4 homes under construction and only 2 lots left in the 40 home community. 

ReStore has grown to 2 showrooms featuring gently used building supplies, home furnishings and appliances. Open 6 days a week, ReStore provides free donations of appliances, furniture, home goods, sports equipment, building materials and more.  For more info check out the website at www.HabitatMartin.org.

Several of our members have served on the Habitat for Humanity board and we partner with  labor and monetary support.


Jack Langhorne sold the tickets and Ellen Peitz was the winner!