January 2017
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"Children's Movement"
    David Lawrence Jr.
David Lawrence Jr. retired in 1999 as publisher of The Miami Herald to work in the area of early childhood development and readiness. He chairs The Children’s Movement of Florida, aimed at making children the state’s top priority for investment and decision-making. He has served on the Governor’s Children and Youth Cabinet and twice chaired the Florida Partnership for School Readiness. In 2002 and 2008 he led successful campaigns for The Children’s Trust, a dedicated source of early intervention and prevention funding for children in Miami-Dade. He is the “founding chair.” In 2002-3 he chaired the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Protection, and in 2011 he chaired a similar panel for the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families. In 2002, he was a key figure in passing a statewide constitutional amendment to provide pre-K for all 4 year olds.  He is the founding chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe. The David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Public School opened in 2006. An endowed chair in early childhood studies is established in his name at the University of Florida College of Education. In 2015 he was appointed by the Governor to the Board of Trustees of Florida A&M University.
Before coming to Miami in 1989, he was publisher and executive editor of the Detroit Free Press. Previously he was editor of The Charlotte Observer, and earlier in reporting and editing positions at four newspapers. (During his tenure as Miami Herald publisher, the paper won five Pulitzer Prizes.)
He is a graduate of the University of Florida and named "Outstanding Journalism Graduate" and subsequently from the Advanced Management program at the Harvard Business School. In 1988, he was honored with Knight-Ridder's top award, the John S. Knight Gold Medal.  His 13 honorary doctorates include one from his alma mater, the University of Florida. His national honors include the Ida B. Wells Award "for exemplary leadership in providing minorities employment opportunities” and the National Association of Minority Media Executives award for "lifetime achievement in diversity." His writing awards include the First Amendment Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Inter American Press Association Commentary Award. He chaired the national Task Force on Minorities in the Newspaper Business, was the 1991-92 president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the 1995-96 president of the Inter American Press Association.
He was inducted into the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2010.
He has served the Miami Art Museum, United Way, the New World School of the Arts and the Foundation for Child Development in New York – each as chair -- and is a life member of the University of Florida Foundation. He serves on the national boards of the Everglades Foundation and Americans for Immigrant Justice. He was the local convening co-chair of the 1994 Summit of the Americas. And he co-founded a non-profit vocational-technical school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
He and Roberta, a master’s graduate in social work from Barry, live in Coral Gables and have 3 daughters, 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. His honors include: “Family of the Year” from Family Counseling Services and “Father of the Year” by the South Florida Father’s Day Council. He has been honored as a Miami Today Living Legend as well as with the Governor’s Shine Award for Inspirational Teachers. His 2014 awards include the Bob Graham Center for Public Service “Citizen of the Year,” the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce M. Athalie Range Miami Pioneer for Progress Award, the James W. McLamore Outstanding Volunteer Award on National Philanthropy Day, and the Cervantes Outstanding Educator Award. Nationally, he has been honored with the American Public Health Association Award of Excellence, the Lewis Hine Award for Children and Youth, the “Children’s Champion” award from the National Black Child Development Institute, the Fred Rogers Leadership Award from the Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Advocate Award, the CNC (Cuban American National Council) Lifetime Achievement Award, The National Center for Victims of Crime for “extraordinary leadership and service on behalf of abused children,” the National Association for Bilingual Education for “building early literacy skills for all children,” and a Spirit of Fatherhood Hall of Fame inductee by the National Partnership for Community Leadership.
New Member Orientation Mixer
Date:  Monday, February 6th
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Home of Bob Mounts
                  1639 NW 11th Rd, Gainesville
This will be the last week that tickets will be distributed with ID badges.  Any tickets not picked up will be mailed.  
As in the past we have a special offer this year of purchase 5 tickets and you will receive a 6th bonus ticket if paid for by February 3.  In order to get this special offer you will need to receive a special ticket packet.  We cannot add a bonus ticket to a standard book of 5 tickets.  If you receive a book of 5 and would like to take advantage of this special offer please exchange your book of tickets.  This week many of you asked to take advantage of this offer.  You will receive a book of 6 tickets.  Please remember we must receive payment by Friday, February 2nd.  If you would like to receive this special offer, please just respond to this email and we will be sure that you get the correct bonus ticket book.
Thank you so much for your support of our club's (along with the other Gainesville Rotary Clubs) biggest fund raiser.  Since its inception this event has returned over $2.25 million dollars to our community.
Please let us know if you have any question.
Your ticket committee

Oil * Vinegar * Spice

Private Instructional Session with Hors d’oeuvres
Monday | January 30th | 6:30 p.m.
4401 NW 25th Place, Suite D

Instructional and tasting session covering olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Hors d’oeuvres and Specialty Drink:

Raspberry Balsamic Truffles
Roasted Cashews in Rosemary EVOO
Bread and Tuscany Seasoning for bread dipping
Caprese Insalata
Honey Ginger Chicken
Pomegranate Quince Spritzer
$10 prepaid price includes demonstration and Hors d’oeuvres.
RSVP and Payment required by January 26th.  Space is limited to 25 (minimum 12 attendees). 
Please email: matthewbraddy@windstream.net to RSVP.
Our Spring Rotary Reading Safari will begin Jan. 25 with 2nd and 3rd grade students from Idylwild and Terwilliger Elementary Schools.  The students will visit the Santa Fe Zoo on Wednesday afternoons for 6 consecutive Wednesday afternoons to enjoy activities and books related to the animals at the zoo. The sessions are organized and led by Santa Fe Zoo program students and the Alachua County Public Schools Partnership Program, but volunteers are needed to interact and read with the students in small groups.
If you and/or your spouse is interested in volunteering for one or more sessions, just click this link for details and dates:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090A45AFA728AB9-rotary5
Yours in Rotary and Reading,  
Mary Chance 
Next District 6970 Rotary Leadership Institute is February 18, 2017
Registration is now open to all Rotarians for Parts 1, 2, 3 and a Graduate Class for the next District 6970, Rotary Leadership Institute that will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the St. Johns River State College, in Orange Park, Florida. 
     WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017.
                    Breakfast & Sign-in 7:00am to 7:45am. Classes 8:00am to 3:00pm.
     WHERE: St. Johns River State College - Orange Park Campus,
                      283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL 32065-7639.
    TO REGISTER: Just log onto www.RLItraining.org and go to “Online Registration”
                                   to reserve your place now; prior to our February 7 cutoff date.
     FEE: $95.00 per Rotarian – includes the class registration fee, course material
                notebook, breakfast, lunch, facility fees and the completion certificate.

     Some of the interesting leadership topics that will be discussed during our classes include: Membership Engagement, Analyzing Your Rotary Club, Strategic Planning, Service Projects, Effective Leadership Strategies and the History of Rotary. A special Graduate Class on “Membership,” led by PDG Art MacQueen, will also be offered, for those Rotarians that have completed RLI Part 3.

What types of Rotarians benefit from attending the Rotary Leadership Institute?

1) Rotary Club officers and committee Chairs; and those seeking to become such.
2) New Rotarians that would like to quickly expand their knowledge of Rotary.
3) Seasoned Rotarians that would like to learn more about the Rotary organization they have come to know.


Our Rotary Club further encourages club member’s to attend through subsidizing all of the $95.00 registration fee. Our Club Treasurer will reimburse you for this cost after you have attended. Please register by the February 7 cutoff date, because our prior D6970 RLI completely sold out.

For more information contact D6970 RLI Director Charles Allen at: claputt@cox.net or (352) 214-1904.

The UF Rotaractors are looking for mentors in the following fields:
                Math Education
                Occupational Therapy
                Pediatric Oncology
                Library Sciences
                Social Event Organizer
                Food Security
                Physical Therapy
                Genetic Counseling
If you are interested in assisting the UF Rotaract, please contact John Brunner:  jbrunner@jbrun.com
Jan 01  -  Brittany Forbes
Jan 03  -  Jenni Van Hart
Jan 05  -  Bob Mounts
Jan 05  -  Claudio Spiguel
Jan 07  -  Tom McCallum
Jan 12  -  Nate Cross
Jan 12  -  Delphine Lampert
Jan 13  -  Cotton Fletcher
Jan 13  -  Bob Shires
Jan 15  -  Leonard Ireland
Jan 16  -  Rebecca Nagy
Jan 18  -  Brittany Forbes
Jan 19  -  Rob Lash
Jan 20  -  Dick Gutekunst
Jan 21  -  Mike Homa
Jan 22  -  Craig Carter
Jan 23  -  Steve Dalton
Jan 26  -  Clayton Kallman
Jan 29  -  Chris Conner
Jan 30  -  Vam York
Jan 31  -  Adam Lee
         Happy Birthday Rotarians!!!

Gainesville Rotary Club on Facebook   

(click on this title to go to the Rotary Facebook page)

Rotarians will find fun and fellowship memories on our Facebook page.  Rotarians can post to this page.
Contact Cathy Aull if you have Facebook page questions or comments at  cathy.aull@edwardjones.com 
Rotary Global Rewards – a new member benefit program that offers discounts on products and services like travel, hotels, dining and entertainment.
Rotary Global Rewards is designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians and is an exciting way Rotary can give back to those who give so much.
Rotary Global Rewards help Rotarians:
  • Do more good work - involve more members in or expand the impact of Rotary projects with savings on truck rentals, airfare or hotels
  • Build Rotary friendships - forge richer friendships with fellow Rotarians with your dining and entertainment offers
  • Share your story with someone new - tell people about Rotary's work with discounts at coffee shops and restaurants
With Rotary Global Rewards, the good you do comes back to you. Rotarians will find ways to take advantage of the benefits this program offers.
You can learn more and redeem Rotary Global Rewards at: rotary.org/globalrewards
The history committee of the Rotary Club of Gainesville, has their report posted online.
There are over 45 categories that can be selected.  We will be deciding where to store the physical objects once we have them.
There is a new Site Page open to the public as well as members, "It all began at Miller's store..."
We encourage all of you to read this short piece and then for members, visit the History of the Rotary Club of Gainesville Site Page with lots of interesting facts and photos.
The new Membership Directory:
Go to http://rotaryroster.org/ and follow the login instructions in the top left column. Use your ClubRunner website password for your Rotary Roster password or follow the Rotary Roster instructions on how to create a password.

If you're confused at this stage, e-mail me gs6466@cox.net and I'll be able to send you your current login name, "reset" your current ClubRunner website password, or both.


Send an e-mail to Renee at:  ReneeMac6@aol.com

Include your name, makeup date, location, and a description of the makeup event in the body of the message.
Go to the ClubRunner website using www.rotaryclubofgainesville.org or (click on) http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?cid=2119.
Click on "Login" on the upper right corner of the page, then click on “New and existing users, retrieve login and/or reset password", then follow the instructions.
If you get stuck, e-mail George Sims for help at gs6466@cox.net .
To go directly to the Rotary ClubRunner home page click on www.rotaryclubofgainesville.org or paste it into your browser address bar window.
Want to makeup online?
Click on the following link to Club One: eClubOneLink
Dave Lawrence
Jan 24, 2017
Children's Movement
Terry Van Nortwick
Jan 31, 2017
Lessons Learned While Traveling the World