Club Information
Fort Wayne

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:45 AM
Parkview Field, Second Floor, Suite Level
1301 Ewing at Brackenridge
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
United States of America
Phone:
(260) 341-1600
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 
 
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Do you have any questions or comments about our Rotary Club? Programs?  Meetings? Projects? Web Site? Spin Newsletter? Please Contact David Bennett (Click Here) Thanks for your feedback!
 
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Breaking News

The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne is back to

in-person meetings at Parkview Field!

Zoom meeting attendance continues as an option.

Please attend via the means that works best for you!

 

MONDAY MEETINGS at Parkview Field and via Zoom

11:30 AM – NETWORKING
 
12:00 - 1:00 PM MEETING
 
DON'T MISS THIS!
 
August 2, 2021
 
Heartland Sings
Maestro Bob Nance, President & Artistic Director
 
  Zoom meeting link:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7145544439 
 
 
 
INSPIRATION: Tim Shambaugh
ROTARY IS...Serve to Change Lives
SPIN AUTHOR: Mark Hisey
House: Kurt Beuchel
AV: Kurt Beuchel
PROGRAM: Bob Nance: Heartland Sings
MENU: Soups, Salad, Teriyaki chicken, Fried Rice, Steamed Vegetables, Assorted Cookies
 
Programs coming up…. Remember to invite guests to hear our great programs!
August 9:  Dr. Jane Weaver, San Lorenzo - a Health Care Ministry in Ecuador
August 16: Susan Baier, Executive Director, Allen County Public Library
August 23: Jane Roush, District 6540 Governor
August 30: Melissa Rhinehart: Wellspring
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS...
  • August 12: Rotary at the Tin Caps
  • September 14: Big Easy Feast, Parkview Field,
  • Rotaract meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the downtown Library.  Contact Ashley Warren for more information.
  • If you attend club meetings on zoom, don’t forget the support for service fee! Send a check to Rotary, PO Box 11141, Fort Wayne IN 46856 ($3 per week or prepay through December— $69) or pay using paypal: https://paypal.me/FWRotaryFoundation?locale.x=en_US
  • The Zoom Room is available for committee meetings.  Schedule with Jane.
  • To get to the Fort Wayne Rotary Club home page, use https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4164 or www.rotaryfortwayne.org
 
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JULY 26th, 2021 MEETING:
Spin Author - Barb Wachtman
     Attendance summary for July 26th:  39 Rotarians + 8 guests at Parkview Field; 7 Rotarians on Zoom
 
 
Moment of Inspiration - Chuck Wolfe
 
On giving: ‘When you give of yourself that you truly give’
 
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?
 
These words were part of Chuck Wolfe’s powerful “Moment of Inspiration,” drawn from Kahlil Gibron’s masterworks poem, The Prophet.
 
 Another excerpt follows:
 
     And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;
     They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.
     Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes. He smiles upon the earth.
 
For the complete segment “On Giving,” please visit: https://poets.org/poem/giving-0
 
 
Rotary Is...Public Restroom in downtown Chicago - Lynne Gilmore
 
The first service project of Rotary involved building public restrooms in downtown Chicago in 1907, explained Lynne Gilmore in the meeting’s “Rotary Is” presentation. Rotary Founder Paul Harris and the first Rotarians realized that their new club needed a greater purpose, and so service became a key part of Rotary.      
 
The new downtown Chicago public restrooms were greatly appreciated as it allowed shoppers (mostly women at that time) and other business people to stay downtown longer to shop, The project was a huge success and launched a myriad of other projects, that led to the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” 
 
 
News You Can Use - Lynne Gilmore
 
When you reference the “Dog Days of August,” you are tipping your hat to the brightest star in the Canis Major Constellation and using a term coined by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago.
Leave it to Rotary Club of Fort Wayne President Lynne Gilmore to explain its origin–fully regaled in a sun hat and plenty of pithy facts in her weekly “News to Use” feature. She explained that Sirius, the brightest star in Canis Major, meaning Great Dog, appears to rise alongside the sun in late July until late August. The Romans believed the heat from the two combined stars made these the hottest days of the year, and coined the term the Dog Days of August in honor of the “Great Dog” Constellation.
 
Thank you, President Lynne, for never letting us down when it comes to News to Use! 
 
 
 
Mardi Gras Reignited!
Get ready for Sept. 14
Rotary Big Easy Fall Feast
 
The Rotary Big Easy Feast has been reimagined and reignited. Get ready for the Sept. 14 Big Easy Fall Feast on the Concourse at Parkview Field!
 
Not to be deterred by the cancelation of the Big Easy Feast last February, the Feast will now be held “halfway to Fat Tuesday 2022” on Tuesday Sept. 14, announced Feast co-chair Lori Stinson.
 
Members are receiving Feast packets with tickets to SELL. Below are Feast highlights: 
  • Dinner only: This year’s Feast will from 4:40 – 8 p.m., with no lunchtime hours.
  • Cost: $50 for a fabulous New Orleans style feast, Bourbon tasting, cash bar and live music
  • Tickets: Purchase at fortwayerotarybigeasy.evetbrite.com or at the Rotary meeting.
  • Proceeds: Support “Wellspring on Wheels” and provide scholarships for New Tech and Homestead Interact students. (Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club of high schoolers.)
 
It’s a great opportunity to help Wellspring and Interact students--and enjoy great food with friends! Sell those tickets and see you at the Big Easy Fall Feast! 
 
 
More Announcements...
 
Rotary dues are past due. If you have not yet paid, please contact Jane Wilks.
 
Please complete the committee sign-up sheets this week and send back to Jane Wilks.
 
The Peace Committee Book Club will restart in September.