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Newsletter - Current Feb 22, 2018
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Feb. 22, 2018

President Kathy called the meeting to order at 7:30. Jim Taylor led the pledge and Jack Langhorne offered the prayer.

Habitat

Rock announced that the April 14th work day has been postponed.  We will have the crew of 10 people working on the 7th.

Rotary Raffle Countdown - March 2!

Chris asked that members make a final push on ticket sales.  Remember, we award 3  $4,800 scholarships each year to Martin County Students. 

RSVP to Dave Shoaf (DCShoaf@aol.com) by Monday night to let him know how many of your ticket purchasers will be attending.

Initial Fair event a success!

Kathy thanked all who worked at The Big Cheese booth at the Martin County Fair. Some of our members put in 2 or 3 shifts.  Thanks to Kathy for her leadership and finding all that bread, pickles and cheese.  Thanks to Mike C. for his efforts as a barker!

Happy and Sad

Dave Guizerix collected bucks for trips, missed meetings, The Honda Classic, basketball victories and more. Nacho Cheese!

Guests were Kirk from Hershey, David Kennedy from Syracuse, Lynette Trout from Lancaster and Dan Zulandt from Stuart.

Stuart Police Officers take a new approach

Chief David Dyess and his team analyzed their relationship with Stuart residents a few years ago and they realized that the officers had lost touch with many residents.  They had town meetings to gather information from the residents.  They developed some unique ways to restore those relationships.

First, they restored a team of 3 officers to work on their pilot area of East Stuart. This 6 block area has the highest poverty and most crime in the city.  They worked to become part of the active street life of the community.  They worked with Boys and Girls Club, Parks and Recreation and several NGOs in the area. 

They established the Back To School Bash – a street fair for kids with food, music and rides for the young students.  They helped set up Love thy Neighborhood to help residents cleanup their property and community.  This week over 200 volunteers will turn out for the event. They are working with Habitat for Humanity to build 2 new homes in East Stuart.

They focused on “Precision Enforcement” to get at the root of community issues – and they had their team on the street, in the schools and parks working to know the residents again.

Sergeant Brian Bossio spoke to the activities he and his officers perform to build the relationship with the community including fishing trips for the children, cooking classes, and community outreach through their presence. 

The City offers a Citizens Police Academy which is a 9 week program to help residents understand the role of the Officers in Stuart.  Contact Brian if you would like to participate bbossio@ci.stuart.fl.us.

Calendar

3/1Rotary Raffle progress

3/2 Raffle Drawing at Sailfish Marina 5:30 to 7 at Sailfish Marina. 

Please RSVP to Chris Shoaf@

3/7 Bingo at Grand Oaks, Palm City. 7 p.m.

3/10 Rotary Day at the Ball Park of the Palm Beaches

50-50 was sold by Sue and won by visitor Daniel Zulandt.??