As there were three generations of Rotarians ahead of me in my family, it was likely only a matter of time. I've looked up to my mom's civic & service efforts throughout my life, so when Sparkie moved to the Grove and found her Rotary home in our neighborhood, I finally had the chance to join in and become a 4th generation Rotarian. I hope to give back to my community and provide the example of service and good will for my children that my mom has been for me.
What Do I Do:
I had worked most of my career in a special area of Media Strategy & Buying called "Out of Home" ("OOH")-- all the advertising you can only see outside of your home (think billboards, etc.). After 20 years at agencies, now I'm head of product for a data and software company, Motionworks International, that helps measure population movement around the world -- which also helps measure the value and impact of OOH media. We also provide "population intelligence" insights for travel & tourism, real estate, and community planning.
|MESSAGE FROM OUR GOVERNOR MICHAEL KESTI, DISTRICT 6990
ROTARY - TURKEY/SYRIA EARTHQUAKE DISASTER RECOVERY EFFORTS
As Rotarians our hearts go out to those in need following the devastation from the recent Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria! As a District we will be collecting funds as well as supporting and participating in Rotary Disaster Grants in this effort. Additionally, we have the opportunity to provide some hands-on volunteer efforts.
To donate and request donations, please utilize the following link to our District Foundation Account for this Disaster: Donate Now!
Also, for those that want to provide hands-on assistance, we are coordinating dates and times to volunteer at Global Empowerment Mission. They need assistance packing and sorting supplies in their Florida Headquarters in Doral.
GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT MISSION
Address: 1850 NW 84th Ave, Suite 100, Doral, Florida 33126
A schedule and additional information will follow shortly and we’ll update it as additional opportunities for volunteering are available.
|WED., MARCH 15TH @ 10:00 AM - ROTARY EMPOWERS GIRLS
ROTARY & THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION / STATUS OF WOMEN FORUM
Please join a very special webinar event with Rotary and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Forum on Wednesday, March 15th from 10am - 113am. You will hear from our most Senior Rotary Leadership, Out Empowering Girls Team and and incredible panel of speakers on life-changing Empowering Girls projects. Be prepared to be amazed by the work being done for this ongoing RI Presidential Initiative. You won't want to miss this one!! REGISTER HERE or use the QR code on the advertisement. (Shown below)
For the 2nd consecutive year, Rotary Zones 33/34 is honored to be presenting at the sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67). All are welcome to register and attend this webinar. For more information, please contact email@example.com
• RI President Jennifer Jones
• RI President-Nominee Stephanie Urchick
• RI Director Jeremy Hurst
• RI Director Elizabeth Usovicz
|WED., MARCH 15TH & WED., MARCH 21ST - SWIM FOR JENNY WEEK
YMCA SWIMSUIT DRIVE
If everyone would bring swimsuits starting Wednesday, March 15th and on March 22nd Julia will drop them off at the YMCA for you. You can also bring to the Progressive Dinner on Thursday evening March 30th.
March 20th - 24th - Volunteers are needed to help with registration 3 PM - 8 PM. Please let Marushka know if you can volunteer.
Florida leads the nation in drownings — and The YMCA of South Florida has a mission to educate our community and children about Water Safety and Drowning Prevention techniques. Our goal is to make sure all children have the tools and ability to be introduced to swim lessons.
In support our Swim For Jenny weeky by donating a swim suit. We serve all ages, so donations from sizes Child-Adult are appreciated.
If interested in donating or participating in Swim for Jenny week - visit any YMCA location across South Florida for more details. Official Website: ymcasouthflorida.org
|SAT., MARCH 18TH @ 7:30 AM - RLI (ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE)
KEISER UNIVERSITY FTL CAMPUS (IN PERSON)
At RLI, our purpose is to give you the necessary tools and skills to be better Rotarians. As in every endeavor, the more you know about anything, the more interesting it becomes. Rotary is most assuredly one of those areas that the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. RLI can make that possible for you. Graduates of RLI are more likely to remain in, and be a bigger part of Rotary, than any other demographic. Register NOW for RLI - Fort Lauderdale- 6990.
No 'walk-ins' allowed, so you must register on DACdb.
DACdb Website: Register Now!
Location: Keiser University FTL Campus
Address: 1500 NW 49th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
|THU., MARCH 30TH @ 6:00 PM
ROTARY CLUB PROGRESSIVE DINNER
Invite your friends, family, and potential new members!
Progressive Dinner, $55 when you register & pay on or before March 15th - then price goes up to $65
Zelle Payments: (732) 616-3666
PayPal Payments: Rotary Club's Donation page
RSVP: Claudia67v@aol.com or (305) 297-8893
|SAT., APRIL 8TH @ 10:00 AM - CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH
'EGG' STRAVAGANZA at PETER BLUESTEN PARK
Our traditional and much loved Easter Egg hunt is back! Bring your basket and see who can get the most eggs in this fast paced and super fun events.
The hunts will be separated into four age groups, there will be plenty of fun for everyone! The hunts start promptly at 10am and the bounce hours, food trucks, and vendors are open immediately following.
Food will be available for sale. All activities are free of charge. Colleen has committed to bake 500 cookies for us to participate and help the Children decorate! Several of us volunteered at this Event before COVID. It was super FUN! Please contact Colleen to sign up!
More Info: Peter Bluesten Park
Address: 501 SE 1st Ave, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
|WED., APRIL 19TH @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
"BUSINESS AFTER HOURS" at JUNIPER ON THE WATER
Cocktails & networking business after hours - Limited Capacity | Must RSVP to Attend | No Walk-Ins
Members: $10 (Online) / Non-Members: $25
Register: Register Now!
Location: Juniper On The Water
Address: 1975 S Ocean Dr, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
|MAY 27TH - 31ST - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2023 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
The Rotary International Convention is held this year in Melbourne, from 27 - 31 May. We are expecting in excess of 20,000 visitors for the convention.
Register: Register Today at Convention.Rotary.org!
Location: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
More Info: Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia
Official Website: Rotary International Convention