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.
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!
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
Friday, August 15, 6–10pm
All Ages, Free
Theme: Picnic in the Park
Benefactor: Rotary Club of Safety Harbor
Band: Jonnie Morgan Band
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.