Rotary Club of Safety Harbor Donates to Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation

Cary Stiff Receives Check from Treasurer Ted Williamson

Cary Stiff Receives Check from Treasurer Ted Williamson

On Friday, May 9th The Rotary Club of Safety Harbor donated $2500 to The Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation and Academy.  Executive Vice President Cary Stiff was on hand to bring the club up to date regarding the graduating Senior Class and she accepted the donation.

The following shows some of the progress students have made.


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Sip and Suds Pub Crawl Poker Run May 17th

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On Saturday, May 17, 2014 Time: 6:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL

Fundraiser sponsored by Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce & Rotary Club of Safety Harbor

Saturday, May 17, 2014 / 6:00-10:00pm
Proceeds will support the Rotary Club of Safety Harbor, Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center, Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets: $25 three drink tickets plus a t-shirt and discounted wristband

Cash, Check & Credit Cards Accepted!

Wristbands, t-shirts and drink tickets will be provided at check-in. Only one drink ticket per person per bar may be used. Additional drinks may be purchased at each bar.

Participants: 8th Avenue Pub, Bar fly, Cafe Orlando, Copperheads Taphouse, Harbor Bar, Nolan’s Pub, Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, Southern Fresh, Tapping the Vine, The Sandwich Shop on Main, The Whistle Stop

~~ Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce. ~~

May 16th Speaker: Phil Wirth, Principal of Clearwater Intermediate School

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Welcome to CIS.  Home of the Panthers!

I am Philip Wirth, Principal and instructional leader.

is my 32nd year as an educator with the Pinellas County Schools.  I am
proud to be part of the best instructional staff in our county.  The
panther family prides itself with developing positive relationships with
our students and their families.  Our mantra is to develop the “whole
child” so that they can reach their potential and be productive
citizens.  Our school expectations are embedded in character education
and taught through the following motto:

T ake responsibility

A ct respectfully

B e honest

S tay motivated

the support of strong services team and tutorial programs, CIS students
have the opportunity to upgrade their grade level if they have been
previously retained.  We also emphasize various literacy strategies in
our school curriculum.

I hope that you consider enrolling your child in our school.

Please feel free to contact me at or 727-298-1619.

Cary Stiff, Vice President of Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy to Speak May 9th


Cary Stiff, CFRE

Cary Stiff, CFRE Senior Vice President

Cary Stiff, CFRE
Senior Vice President



Senior Vice President


(727) 726-8829 x 202


Born and raised in Clearwater, Cary is a graduate of Largo High School and St. Pete College. She is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas and Co- founder of the popular Clearwater Jazz Holiday. She joined Eastern Airlines as a flight attendant then returned to Clearwater to begin a real estate practice.  After earning her Florida Broker’s license she joined a real estate firm to handle downtown Clearwater commercial leasing and property management. She then formed Cary Management and served as President of the firm.


As a volunteer in 1980 for Chi Chi’s, she met co- founders Chi Chi and Bill Hayes and was asked to join the staff in 1984.  She began her non- profit career at the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation as Director of Marketing and helped steer the fundraising and growth of the Foundation’s 170 acre McMullen Booth campus for 16 years.  In 2000 she accepted a position as Director of Major Gifts for Ruth Eckerd Hall and then served as a Director for the Vincent Reid Foundation for children with disabilities.  In 2004 she returned to Real Estate and became a Top Producer for Century 21in North Pinellas County.


In 2006 she was invited to return to the Youth Foundation as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of The First Tee.  Her goal in returning is to assist the Foundation with its future expansion plans and to position its alternative education program for struggling students as a permanent educational institution in the Clearwater community.  She recently received the designation as a Certified Fundraising Executive. (CFRE)


She has served as chairperson for the Downtown Clearwater Association, an Ambassador for the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce and been a member of both Kiwanis and Rotary clubs.   Her recognitions include Up and Comer from the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Nominee Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts, Inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame as an Honorary Member, Outstanding Young Women of America and the Century 21 Gold Pacesetter Award for Top Sales Producer.