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Kim Long, Director
Aug 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Polk Vision
District Governor Deborah L. Williams
Aug 17, 2021 12:00 PM
District Governor's Vision
High School Football Coaches of Lakeland
Aug 24, 2021 12:00 PM
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Ashley Cheek - LEDC
Aug 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Economic Development in Lakeland
Javier Marin - CFDC
Sep 07, 2021 12:00 PM
International Commerce in Central Florida
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First United Methodist Church
72 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
United States of America
Our club celebrated its 103rd Anniversary at a dinner and awards ceremony on June 22, 2021. We toasted the successful year of President Joel Ivy and his officers and board, received a Zone 34 Public Image Citation, conferred new and multiple Paul Harris Fellows, recognized club and community member Four Way Test Award winners, honored a Hall of Fame Award winner, and passed the gavel to President Elect Nate Dunham. A great time was had by all!
Together, We Transform
This past month, some of our newest club members partnered with a local Boys & Girls Club to transform its clubhouse at a school in one of the most under-sourced zip codes in our community. The young people who benefit from the after school care and mentoring provided by the Boys & Girls Club at this school will now enjoy a clean and better maintained facility. Projects like these demonstrate how Rotarians are #PeopleOfAction.
Our club was pleased to present a check for $25,000 to the City of Lakeland at the City Commission meeting on Monday, May 3. This donation is for the purchase of AED equipment for first responders, and comes as a result of proceeds from our club's annual charity fundraisers - Spring Obsession and golf tournament. We are proud to support our city and its hard working and dedicated first responders.
The return of Spring Obsession was certainly a triumphant one! Under bright and sunny skies, our club facilitated an event on March 13, 2021 where more than 70 vendors served a happy crowd of 4,000 or more guests in fulfilling all of their gardening dreams. Guests were also delighted to win raffle prizes donated by 34 different local businesses. When the final numbers are in, it is predicted the event will have raised $20,000 or more for purchasing AED equipment to be placed in City of Lakeland law enforcement vehicles.
Big thanks to the event sponsors: Hillcrest Partners, Pre-Con Construction, Publix Super Markets Charities, Allen & Company, Keiser University, Heath Funeral Chapel, Boring Systems, Auto Owners Insurance, Chase & Chase Investments, CPS Investment Advisors, Kimley-Horn, T. Mims Corp., Ginny Harris, CPA, and The Ruthvens.
Congratulations to Chair Matt Schichtel, co-chair Melody Rider, and the entire Spring Obsession committee!
Rotary projects around the globe August 2021

Learn more about the projects that Rotarians and Rotaractors are bringing to life in their communities.

Meet Rotarians who are finding fresh ways to connect

Learn more about the projects that Rotarians and Rotaractors are bringing to life in their communities

Africa’s Agents of Change

The arrival of the first peace fellows at the new peace center in Kampala, Uganda, heralds the beginning of a new era for Rotary and the continent.