Golf Tournament a Huge Success!

IMG_7824More than a hundred golfers played in the 8th Annual Rotary Clubs of Safety Harbor and Dunedin Waterside Golf Tournament sponsored by Humana.  They enjoyed a sun drenched day at East Lake Woodlands Country Club on the beautiful North Course.

Chi Chi's Students and Mentor

Chi Chi’s

 

 

 

The Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation and Academy is the primary beneficiary of the Rotary Club of Safety Harbor.

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Many thanks to our sponsors, supporters and volunteers who not only helped raise funds but who also made the event extremely fun for all who participated.

 

 

Special thanks to our tournament sponsor Humana

Special thanks to our tournament sponsor Humana

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Nicole Negvesky and Jonathan Brewer

Nicole Negvesky and Jonathan Brewer

Mineo Vineyards

Mineo Vineyards

 

 

Items were handed out as door prizes and auctioned of including the infamous Wheelbarrow of Booze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Lake Woodlands Country Club provided a terrific buffet for the post tournament banquet, awards ceremony and auction.  Even the losers had a great time!

Thanks to Jose from Chi Chi’s for taking pictures.  Click on each photo to enlarge it.

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Chi Chi's

Chi Chi’s

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Rotary Helps Countryside High School Interact Club Recruit Members

Rotarians were recently on hand to assist The Interact Club of Countryside High School recruit members on campus.  Youth Services Chairman Charlie Curry and Marie Padavich and Interact President Jakob Grimm took charge.  The Interact Club has swollen to thirty-seven members.

Jakob at work

Jakob at work

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Donna, Michelle, Edgar and Thomas

Donna, Michelle, Edgar and Thomas

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Charlie and Marie

Interact has become an integral component of many successful Rotary projects including Adopt a Family for Christmas and Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors and Shut-ins.

 

 

 

 

 

Jakob Grimm has been nominated as a delegate to participate in Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders being held in June at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

 

Congratulations to Interact for continuing jobs well done!

Rotary and Interact Team Up for Adopt a Family

Interact President Jacob Grimm & Youth Services Chairman Charlie Curry

Interact President Jacob Grimm & Youth Services Chairman Charlie Curry

Rotarians and Countryside Interact Club members bought and wrapped presents for fifteen IMG_4870underprivileged kids this Christmas.

Rotary provides Interacters with $100 per child and they shop for gifts which are then wrapped by both clubs at the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center.

This fun event is another way Rotary serves the community.

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Successful Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors and Shut-ins

IMG_4809Safety Harbor Rotarians and Countryside High School Interact Club members served free Thanksgiving dinner to more than seventy seniors.  This annual event took place at the First Baptist Church of Safety Harbor and was supported in part by the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa which provided napkins and table cloths.

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Entertainment was provided and featured a singer, keyboardist and trumpeter.

 

 

 

 

Rotarians prepared the meal which was served by the Interact Club members.

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The food loop in the kitchen is always a lot of fun.  Charter member Ted Willamson was the chief turkey server this year while newest member Charlie Curry helped out.IMG_4851IMG_4825

 

 

 

 

Harry Rabb does dishes as Wayne Mineo “supervises.”

 

 

 

 

 

Tom McKee and students look on during the program.

 

 

Marie Padavich, Sue Williamson & Marcie Salazar

Marie Padavich, Sue Williamson & Marcie Salazar

 

 

Marie Padavich was instrumental in obtaining the names of our guests and arranging for transportation for them.  Sue and Marcie helped prepare and serve the food.

 

 

 

Denise Mineo

Denise Mineo

 

 

 

Denise Mineo once again chaired the event with help from her husband Wayne who obtained the china.

 

 

 

 

 

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Al & Marcie Salazar

Al & Marcie Salazar

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Jonathan Brewer & Al Salazar

Jonathan Brewer & Al Salazar

Ted & Sue Williamson

Ted & Sue Williamson

Rotarians Team with Pinellas County Deputies and The Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center

Rotarians recently aided the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center to provide backpacks for school children in need.  Several Rotarians, Deputies and Center personnel physically moved the donated backpacks to the Safety Harbor Community Center where they were distributed.  photo

Dan “The Bloodman” Eberts to Speak Friday September 26th

Dan “The Bloodman” Eberts has worked in various capacities of Community and Donor Relations at Blood Centers in Tampa Bay for over 26 years.  He is a 30 gallon blood and platelet donor, the Chairperson of the Blood Donor Ministry at his church and a volunteer courier with the National Marrow Donor Program.  Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University.  He lives in Largo with his wife and they have two adult children.

Dan will enlighten us about the need to give blood.

As usual Rotarians are welcome to join us for breakfast and make up a missed meeting

Dan Eberts

Dan Eberts

at 7:30 A.M. at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa.

Have a Safe and Enjoyable Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day

Mayor Andy Steingold Addresses Safety Harbor Rotary

Many thanks to Mayor Andy Steingold for filling in at the last moment to replace a scheduled speaker who was unable to attend the Rotary breakfast meeting yesterday.  The mayor was inadvertently introduced by Sergeant at Arms Harry Rabb by the wrong last name sparking hilarious jabs from Rotarians.  At least six people used happy bucks to thank the mayor for being there – all with different and incorrect surnames.

City of Safety Harbor Mayor Andy Steingold

City of Safety Harbor Mayor Andy Steingold

Taking the good-natured ribbing in stride, Mayor Andy discussed the latest news in Safety Harbor including property taxes, employee raises, Marshall Street church access, and plans for the newly acquired property behind the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa on Tampa Bay.  He was kind enough to stay beyond his prepared remarks for a question and answer session. Thanks again Andy!

Rotary Club of Safety Harbor to Staff the Beer Truck Friday, August 15th, 6-10 P.M.

3rd Friday Music Series

Rotarians will be pouring beer and selling wine to raise money for their various charities including the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center, Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation, and Rotary International’s Polio Plus program.  Come help us and have some fun!

Bring the family out for an evening filled with shopping, dining
and entertainment.  Enjoy live music at the gazebo and
throughout downtown, and browse the arts & crafts and food
vendors.  The downtown businesses and restaurants are open
late.

Friday, August 15, 6–10pm

All Ages, Free

Theme: Picnic in the Park

Benefactor: Rotary Club of Safety Harbor

Band: Jonnie Morgan Band

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Rotary to Donate Children’s Books to Safety Harbor Library

Lisa Kothe, Director of the Safety Harbor Library, will join us for breakfast at our regular meeting tomorrow to receive our annual gift of children’s books.  Each year the Rotary Club of Safety Harbor donates a book in honor of each weekly speaker who addresses our group.  We are proud of this tradition and glad to help the local treasure that is our library.SHPL_Heron_CMYK_thumb