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July 2014 Events
 
July 2     NO MEETING TODAY

 

In Observance of Independence Day,

there will be no meeting today.

Happy Independence Day!

July 4     Independence Day
July 9     International Wheelchair Foundation

Jack Drury

 

Jack Drury

International Wheelchair Foundation

 

The Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale is proud of its association with the Wheelchair Foundation and its SE Regional President Jack Drury.  Jack has made it possible for the Club to present to every speaker each week the gift of a wheelchair that is donated in the speaker’s name to a disabled individual somewhere in the world. Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one. For these people, the Wheelchair Foundation delivers Hope, Mobility and Independence.  Kenneth E. Behring established the Wheelchair Foundation in 2000.  In March of 2001 Rotary Clubs and Rotarians joined the mission and since then over 870,000 wheelchairs have been delivered or committed.  The Wheelchair Foundation is a division of the Global Health and Education Foundation.


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July 11     Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale Club Forum

Presentation by all committee chairs

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July 14     Board Meeting Rotary Year 2014-2015

Our board meetings are open to all members. Please RSVP
Meryl for seating to be available – otherwise it’s SRO.

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July 16     Carlos Molinet

 

Carlos Molinet

 

"Carlos M. Molinet, CHA, brings 25 years' experience in hospitality, business and motivational management and leadership to the Convention & Visitors Bureau, including senior level positions with some of the country's leading lodging brands including Starwood, Wyndham, Hyatt and Hilton hotels," said Nicki E. Grossman.  

Molinet recently was General Manager of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina; Director of Operations for LXR Resorts and Hotels Fort Lauderdale; and the General Manager of the Fort Lauderdale Grande.  Previously, he was the Area General Manager for the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six and Bahia Mar Beach Resort. 

Among his many industry awards and designations include Certified Hotel Administrator from the American Hotel & Lodging Association, HSMAI's General Manager of the Year award in 2009  and the State Leadership Award from the AH & LA in recognition of his work with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. 

"Carlos is a community leader in Greater Fort Lauderdale and an integral force in contributing to and helping to reshape our hospitality sector," added Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is currently the Chairman and immediate past President of the Broward Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) and he has also been inducted to the 2011-12 Executive Committee of the FRLA. He has served as the Vice Chair of the Beach Business Improvement District (BID) and was formerly the vice chair of the Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board for the City of Fort Lauderdale. He is a former member of the Broward County Tourist Development Council, and a graduate of Leadership Broward Class XXVI. 

Carlos currently lives in Davie, Florida, with his wife Silvia who is a clinical psychologist. He has two daughters: Alexandria, 27 and Kimberly, 25. Carlos is a seasoned marathoner and runs for many charitable organizations, including the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center among others. He serves as Chair of the Entertainment and Media division Development Committee of United Way Broward County, and is also on their Military Families Advisory Committee.

As President and CEO of The Molinet Institute, he recently published his first inspirational book, "Running through Life" From Adversity to Possibility.

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July 23     "Project 4/15-Incentivizing Charitable Giving"

                                               Gineen Bresso

VP of Special Projects & General Counsel

"Project 4/15-Incentivizing Charitable Giving" 

gineen@wasie.org

 

The Wasie Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization that provides a helping hand to those who are less fortunate by distributing millions of dollars in grants and scholarship funding as well as grants to non-profit charitable organizations serving the community, with a special focus on Children with life threatening, chronic, terminal, or severely disabling medical conditions.

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July 30     Rotary Happy Hour Meeting in the Tower Club: Focus on Red

Monthly new member meeting and member networking

 

Open to all:

 

  1. Members of Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale

  2. Visiting Rotarians

  3. Guests

  4. Prospective Members

  5. New members of other Rotary Clubs

?Come join us at the Rotary Happy Hour Meeting in the Tower Club

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