Posted on Jun 02, 2013
Effective Monday June 3rd, our club will be meeting in a new location. We will be meeting in the Trinkle Center located on the Plant City campus of the Hillsborough Community College.
H.C.C. - Plant City
Posted by Bill Wicker on Feb 14, 2013
Recently our club held its annual high school speech contest. The contest is open to high school students from public or private schools and those being home schooled. The contestants this year were Emmalise Hunter, Casey Hamilton and Chase Lott from Plant City High School; and Kylie Nelson and Chris Clemente from Durant.
Front Row: Kylie Nelson, Emmalise Hunter, Casey Hamilton
Back Row: Chase Lott, Chris Clemente
The theme for this year's contest was "Peace Through Service." The speeches where to be between 5 and 7 minutes and were judged on content, organization, delivery and staying within the time constraints.
Posted by Bill Wicker on Nov 25, 2012
Dancing With The Locals – 2012
On Friday, November 9th the Plant City Rotary club held the 5th annual Dancing With the Locals fundraiser. The event was held at the Trinkle Center on the H.C.C. Plant City campus. This fundraiser has local individuals competing in a 1 evening dance competition to raise money for charity. The couples receive dance instruction over the weeks leading up to the event. This year’s couples included:
Heather Coats and Alan Figga
Posted by Bill Wicker on Oct 07, 2012
Brittany Nesbitt, Austin Bolin, Hanna Cowart, Sarah Winter, Rachel Rodriguez
Recently the officers of the Plant City High School Interact club visited our club for our weekly meeting.
Posted by Bill Wicker on Aug 26, 2012
Each year our club goes through an evaluation of local students interested in participating in the Auburn University World Affairs Youth Seminar. Our club selects and sponsors one student to participate in the World Affairs Seminar. This year our representative was Molly Coovert.
Rotarian Tod Pukas and Molly Coovert
Posted by Bill Wicker on Aug 19, 2012
S4TL or Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders is a powerful leadership training program for high school students. It is held each summer at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. It is organized and conducted by Rotarians from Districts 6890, 6950 and 6960. Each club in these districts may sponsor a delegate to the sessions.
This year's S4TL was held from 6-19th to 6-25th and 160 students were registered to attend. Each year our club conducts interviews of Plant City High School students and selects an individual to attend. This year our club sponsored Taylor Adams
Rotarian Tod Pukas and Taylor Adams
Posted on Jun 24, 2012
Our club held this year’s installation and awards banquet Thursday, June 21st at the Lone Palm country club in Lakeland, FL.
Posted by Bill Wicker
The club round of the annual speech contest was held Monday February 21st at our regular meeting. It was held jointly by our club and the Plant City Daybreak Rotary club. The contest was organized and emceed by Rotarian Amity Kokochek. Area high school students from Plant City High School and Simons Career Center competed for cash prizes and the right to represent the 2 clubs in the next round of the speech contest. This year’s contestants included Jasmin Gomez, Rosa Puente, Casey Hamilton, Kaila Thomas and Tricia Beck.
Posted by Bill Wicker on Nov 20, 2011
The 2011 Edition of Plant City Rotary’s “Dancing With the Locals” was held Friday November 11th at the Red Rose Ballroom. Dancing With the Locals is a fundraiser that has become one of Plant’s City’s premier fundraising events. This event, currently in its fourth year, features local “celebrities”, Rotarians and community members in a dance competition much like TV’s Dancing with the Stars.
Posted on Nov 13, 2011
Chamber Chairman Lee Williams and Rotary Club President Keith Smith
The Plant City Chamber of Commerce recently held its Business of The Year Award’s banquet. The Business of the Year awards are presented by the Economic Development Council to recognize businesses in several categories: Growing Business, Small Business, Mid-Size Business, and Large Business. After businesses are nominated three finalists are selected based on multiple criteria. Each of the finalists is interviewed for a video about their business and then judges individually score each business to determine the year’s winner. The Chamber also presents a Special Business award each year.
Posted by Bill Wicker
Are you familar with Rotary? Do you wonder what Rotary is all about? Check out the video "This is Rotary" that Rotary International has posted on YouTube. This is Rotary Whether you are a Rotarian, a prespective Rotarian or just someone who wants to know more about Rotary, this video should be helpful.