Masks Donations by RC of Hallandale Beach‐Aventura
Delivering 100 meals to ER/Hospital staff at Aventura Hospital from our Covid-19 Rotary Grant to show our appreciation to Essential Medical Staff! Thank you for all your hard work and please stay safe and healthy.
Part of your donations and contributions to our club's COVID19 Fund have been designated to supporting our Hallandale Beach and Aventura community. We donated $1000 in Publix gift cards to the Hepburn Center in Hallandale, $1000 to Mobile School Pantry for fresh produce and food at Hallandale High School, and $1000 in Publix gift cards in Aventura for families in need with the help of the Aventura Police Department. Shout out to Marguerite for getting our COVID19 District Grant together and to Susan and Diana for coordinating with each city and to all our members for their support! THANK YOU ALL for making this possible!
You can make your donations and contributions to our club's COVID19 Fund by check, credit card, and now via ZELLE (732) 616-3666. Zelle is linked to Stephen, our Club's Treasure, he'll make a transfer to our club's account after. We are currently working on 3 District grants to support our Hallandale and Aventura community. You can contact us for more details.
Thank you to Colleen for the awesome custom cookies and facemasks you've been making! (She has been donating all proceeds to our club). Thank you Bill for your support and generosity to Rotary! Thank you, Stan The Man with 55 Industries for the 500 facemasks donated! A sister Rotary Club in Honduras reached out to us asking for help. Thank you Larry for coordinating with them! Thank you to all our members and the community for all your support!
The Hallandale Beach-Aventura Rotary club in partnership with the Gulfstream Early Childhood Learning Center sponsored a Latin Festival where the community came together to enjoy a day of fun and experience diversity of cultures, food, and games.
Schools from Hallandale Beach and Aventura participated in the art contest which promoted diverse artistic expressions of historic events, people, and experiences. Winners of the contest received cash prizes. Cultural dances from various Latin countries were presented.
The Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach-Aventura owns the Santa's Sleigh trailer float that it has used every Christmas Eve for the past 50+ years to spread goodwill and holiday cheer to the citizens of Hallandale Beach. Each year dedicated Rotarians dust off the Santa's Sleigh, make necessary repairs, get together to prepare treats for Santa to give out to eager children, and send the sleigh around town with Santa and his helpers and goodies in tow! Some parents arrange with Santa in advance for the special delivery of gifts too! The City of Hallandale Beach also uses the float for a separate holiday event in the city.
Because the City of Hallandale Beach sold the property that provided storage for our 40’ container that houses our Santa's Sleigh trailer, we were seeking a new storage place for several months with no luck. Now we had reached the nth hour with threats of towing and impound.
This year we have developed a partnership between our Rotary Club and the staff at The Gulfstream Early Childhood Center. I asked Fran Markowitz, our club Secretary to quickly craft a letter in this nth hour appealing to Dr. Lori Canning to assist us with a place to put our Santa's Sleigh. As luck would have it, a place was found! Thanks to Dr. Canning and Christine Moss, Director of the Center.
Now to coordinate moving the container with the sleigh! Hector Miranda, our member that is the custodian of the sleigh, was out of the country. He had arranged for Blueline Containers to move the container, but he did not know they could not move it with the sleigh inside! So now we had to find someone that had a vehicle and the skills to move the sleigh! All the while the City is tapping their fingers on the desk because the deadline is approaching. The only person we could find with a vehicle and the skills was not available during the hours necessary to make the move. Our Secretary Fran Markowitz gave me Cathie Schanz’s phone number. Cathie Schanz is the Director of The City of Hallandale Beach Parks and Recreation. Now here is our hero! Cathie agreed to enlist Joe Tullis to move the sleigh!!! Joe is the city employee that is the custodian of the Santa's Sleigh for the city holiday event, so I knew the Santa's Sleigh was in good hands! That's how Santa's Sleigh was saved this July!!
Watch for us in December – Santa will return to visit Hallandale Beach!
In 2018, Marguerite Goulet, President-Elect applied for and received a District Grant to fund the purchase of appliances for the Family Strengthening Lab at the Gulfstream Early Childhood Learning Center. The appliances which included a refrigerator, stove/oven, washer and dryer, microwave and cookware were delivered in August 2018. Additionally, Club Members participated in ongoing service projects at the center. Each month we have two service days. Throughout the year members attended the service days and participated in painting 8 Professional Development Classrooms and the school's walkway.