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   Kelly Altosino-Sastre, Rotaract District Chair

Kelly Altosino-Sastre, President and CEO of KAS Consulting Services and has more than 30 years of hands-on experience, expertise and education in all facets of the nonprofit sector. Her company provides governance training, board education, and strategic planning for leaders of nonprofit boards. Kelly has a Masters in Human Services in Administration from Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and is certified in Nonprofit Board Education.


Kelly relocated from Coral Gables, in South Florida to Nocatee in North Florida in August 2013. She has been a Rotarian for 21 years and served as 2003-2004 President of the RC of Coral Gables President and was the D6990 Polio Plus Chair. Currently, she is member of the Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary Club and was named New Ponte Vedra Beach Rotarian of the Year in 2014 and Rotarian of the Year in 2015.  Kelly is in her third year of a three-year team as District 6970 Rotaract Co-Chair. Additionally she serves on the Bylaws committee of the Women Business Owners of North Florida, Advisory Committee of the Hispanic Institute of Life and Leadership and serves on the Editorial Board of Advantage Publishing’s Business in the First Coast magazine sister magazine to Business in Greater Gainesville.


Kelly and her husband Aristides will celebrate their  40th Wedding Anniversary this year. They have three adult children and six grandchildren.


Back at Gainesville Golf and Country Club for our
Gala Saturday, April 8th at 6 p.m.
Golf Sunday, April 9th 9 a.m. registration 10 a.m. Start
Price of a golfer is $250 that includes two tickets to the Gala or single tickets to the Gala @ $75.
Golfer registration online at
or email  our Golf Chair George Rafferty
For Gala tickets only scroll to the bottom of golfer registration to purchase or email

Rotary Social at the Harn
Meant to Be Shared: Selections from the Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints at the Yale University Art Gallery
Thursday, April 13th| 5:30 p.m. Social | 7:00 p.m. Tour
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
3259 Hull Rd | Gainesville, FL 32607
Space Limited to 75 Rotarians and guests.  RSVP to
Please limit to one guest per Rotarian.  Your RSVP is a commitment to be billed $10.00 per registered attendee.


Saturday, May 13th @ 9:00 a.m.
8587 Elim Church Road, Fort White, FL 32038 – (386) 497-2150
Cost - $13.00 for a single kayak and $25.00 for a double – expect a 3 hour cruise
RSVP with Bill Stasiewicz at 1-352-214-6423 or   Limited to 20 participants
Bill will provide an optional instructional session at Pizza Hut parking lot in Alachua at 8:00 a.m.
You will be led by Deb Akin from Florida Paddling Trails Associations and your sweep (the guy in the back) will be Bill Stasiewicz.  Both are ACA certified Level II Kayak Instructors and certified water rescue support. 
Some of the rules:
  • You must wear a life jacket and have it secured
  • No horse play
  • Shoes must be secure (no flip flops or crocks) or not worn at all
  • Items taken into a watercraft should be considered waterproof or left in the car.  Some “dry bags” will be provided and Bill will have a waterproof camera
  • A change of clothes is recommended.
  • Stay with the group – Fast paddlers should slow down and slow pokes should try and keep up.  Bill is prepared to tow you if necessary.

Lunch – Tradition on this river with this guide is that we stop at the Great Outdoor Café in High Springs for a late afternoon lunch.  We will drive right by it leaving High Springs. 


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:
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:
Yours in Rotary and Reading,  
Mary Chance 
Mar 01   -   Chuck Gatton
Mar 02   -   Elena Fraser
Mar 03   -   Richard Anderson
Mar 03   -   Colleen Keene
Mar 03   -   Tony Salzman
Mar 03   -   John Schert
Mar 05   -   Gabe Nossa
Mar 06   -   John Kirkpatrick 
Mar 08   -   Sebastian Rodriguez Natali
Mar 08   -   Ryan Thompson
Mar 10   -   Direlle Baird
Mar 12   -   Erin Godet
Mar 12   -   Kirk Klein
Mar 12   -   Charlie Page
Mar 16   -   Barbara Anderson
Mar 16   -   Dusty Wolters
Mar 17   -   Susan Crowley
Mar 19   -   Cory Emerson 
Mar 20   -   John Jopling
Mar 21   -   Pam Carpenter
Mar 22   -   Robert Wigglesworth
Mar 24   -   Frank Saier
Mar 26   -   John Brunner
Mar 28   -   Monica Brasington 
Mar 28   -   John Weidner
Mar 31   -   Frank Stagl
         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 
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:
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 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 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:

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 or (click on)
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 .
To go directly to the Rotary ClubRunner home page click on or paste it into your browser address bar window.
Want to makeup online?
Click on the following link to Club One: eClubOneLink
Upcoming Events
Elena Fraser
Mar 28, 2017
Sustainable Cambodia
Coral Denton
Apr 04, 2017
LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services
George Mazzeo
Apr 11, 2017
John Stevens
Apr 25, 2017
Student Speakers Award
R. Bradford Bentley, SR VP, CMO, AvMed
May 09, 2017
Health Insurance Changes for Employers
John Gregory
May 16, 2017
Science Fair
Amy Wegner
May 23, 2017
UF Health Child Life Program
Julie Walderman
Jun 20, 2017
RYLA Students Report