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Newsletter - Current Nov 1, 2017
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Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale Logo



Established 1922

District 6990, Club 4444

November 2017 Newsletter

Rotary Tarpon



Save the Date: Holiday Party

December 3rd, 6-9pm

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

1881 SE 17th St Causeway


Hiton photo


Tickets are on sale now!  Pay early to save!

Rotarians and their first guest

$35/person in advance ($45 at the door)


You can purchase tickets for the Holiday Party

online through the For Members portion of our website.

Email: rotaryftlaud@gmail.com

for assistance with login information.


If you would like to spend the night,

the Hilton has a special room rate of $119+tax

if you reserve by Friday, Nov. 3rd.

Here is the link:



If attendees prefer to call in their reservation, they can use the group code RCHP17.


Annual Rotary Raffle


This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year!

We need your help to raise money for scholarships

and community projects.  The drawing will be held on Jan. 24, 2018.


We have 9 Pirate Crews, each with a Pirate Captain.

Crew member lists are posted at the Club luncheons.


People can purchase tickets or make donations

 online through our website:


through the mail, or in person.

Captain Hook


Captain Hook lets Rotarians know about the Raffle!!



Annual Toy Drive


Our annual toy drive has begun.

This year we are also giving gifts to seniors.

Please click here to find out more information

and to use the links to our Amazon.com wishlists.



Volunteer Opportunities



Turkeys Take Flight:  Nov. 11th


We help provide Thanksgiving meals

to the migrant workers in Immokalee, FL.

Volunteers are needed to help load the cargo plane in Fort Lauderdale

and to help unload in Immokalee.

Email Tom Powers:  powair@aol.com

for more information.


Thanksgiving Baskets:  Nov. 18th, 7am


Join in preparing Thanksgiving baskets of food

for people in the local community at

First Presbyterian Church

401 SE 15th Ave

Fort Lauderdale


Savation Army Bell Ringing:  Dec. 9th


Sign up for a shift to ring a bell with a fellow Rotarian

through Steve Botkin:





Introducing the Birthday Club

We will have a birthday party at each social

to celebrate Rotarians with birthdays in that month.

You can also participate in the Birthday Club.

To join, make a donation equal to or higher than your age

during the month of your birthday!

Donations will go to the 1090 Foundation

for scholarships and community projects.


Kat & Gail


See Kat Martin or Gail Auguston-Koppen

with questions regarding the Birthday Club.


birthday cake

Our first party was at the social hosted by Roger Edwards in October.


Rotary Pioneer Picnic October 2017


 Picnic photo


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Thank you to everyone who attended

this fun family event!!!

 Rotary Leadership Institute

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David Kramer, Peter Hecht, Gail Auguston-Koppen, Daniel Rizzi, Marty Fishman

were some of the attendees at a recent Rotary Leadership Institute training.



Red Badge Orientation


November 8th at 5:30pm

 at the home of Victoria Briggs

 10 Portside Drive

Directions: From US1, Head east on SE 17th St., Left on Eisenhower Blvd (north), go 10 feet and take an immediate righton Le Grande Dr. (parallel to 17th St. Bridge), take a left on Portside Dr. (between The Port Condos & The Hilton Garage). Portside is a gated community – please park outside gate and enter through pedestrian gate on west side  and proceed to number 10. 

Park anywhere except in the marked reserved spots.


All members are encouraged to attend the Red Badge Orientation!

 This is a great way to find out more about the club and

 meet our newest members.


This is a requirement for your Red Badge Scorecard.

 If you need to print a scorecard, please click here.



 Future Red Badge Orientation Date:  Jan. 10th

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Club President Jonathan Keith, Cameron Stewart (inducted with his Red Badge),

Rick Riccardi (received his Blue Badge)


member photo


Richard Ruble and Mike Ninomiya received their Blue Badges.


Wednesday Meetings

Lunch Meetings held at noon

 at the Global Events Center

(416 NE 1st St)

Click here for more information



Nov 1:  George Robertson-Burnett

Nov 8:  Alexa Elliott

Nov 15:  Jonathan Brownfield

Nov 22:  No Meeting, due to Thanksgiving

Tuesday, Nov. 28:  Christmas on Las Olas

Evening Social hosted by Jonathan Keith


901 E Las Olas Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Las Olas



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Save the Date:  Pirate Fest, Saturday, May 12th!




 Rotary Making a Difference



    Of the things we think, say or do:  

1. Is it the Truth?   

  2.   Is it FAIR to all concerned?

       3.   Will it build GOOD WILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

    4.   Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?



Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale

1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Suite 112

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304