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Newsletter - Current Jul 13, 2017
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July 13, 2017


President Kathy Lockhart rang the bell at 7:30. Brenda led the Pledge and Mike gave the prayer.



July 20           Kyle Keenan, Special Agent on Drug enforcement.

July 27           Coins for Alzheimers Research Trust (CART)  and RI.


Sept. 23         Dancing w/ the Stars for MC Healthy Start Coalition 

Nov. 3rd          Rotary golf outing at Monarch Golf Club!


Dr. Tozzo

Dr. Bill Tozzo passed away this week.  Bill was a member of our club and the New Rochelle, NY Club prior to that.  He was a true Rotarian and will be missed.

Visitation is from 11 to 1 p.m. Friday, July 14th at Forest Hills Funeral Home.  The service will be at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.


Happy Bucks

Abbott and Costello did a guest appearance filling in for Joe Connelly.  The team of Rainbow and Dr. Brian entertained us as they collected $ from the members.  Tom had a happy buck for his wife’s tennis competition in Orlando this weekend.  HB and his wife celebrated their anniversary in Durham last week.  Dr. Rex got some trout fishing while attending a wedding in Montana and more!



Carol Davis was named Rotarian Rookie of the Year at the Installation Dinner.  The anonymous person who pointed out my error won a free luncheon at Atria!

Jack Langhorne announced that he is Sunshine Chair for this year!  If you know of a Rotarian who is ill or needs some help, contact Jack.  (Langhornej@gmail.com).


Club supports Martin County Healthy Start Coalition!

Dancing with the Martin Stars is set for Sept. 23.  The club agreed to sponsor Dr. Brian Moriarty as a dancer at the annual event.  Club members raised $600 and the Foundation will match that contribution to the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition. For more info and to order tickets please check out the  www.mchealthystart.org website!

Honk if you see Brian practicing his dance steps in his office parking lot as you drive down Monterey Rd!


Mosquitoes are all around us!

President Kathy introduced Kylie Zirbel of the Martin County Mosquito Control Department.  

Kylie explained that some of the mosquitoes in our area can arry disease.  These include the Yellow Fever Mosquito and the Asian Tiger Mosquito which transmit viruses including Zika Dengue and Chikungunya. These are small, dark mosquitoes with striped legs that often bite during the day and early evening in our area.

The County staff does weekly tests with sentinel chickens around the county.  They also send out the Fogging Trucks that spray in the evenings throughout the county.  The spray is effective for about 300 feet from the road, so it leaves a lot of potential breeding areas in your yard. Some of these sites include pet dishes, boats, watering troughs, rain barrels and other areas with standing water. 

She suggested we look for commercially available larvicides containing Methoprene or Spinosad.

Call Kylie and her staff at 772-419-6974 if you have mosquito related concerns.