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Great Taste at Suntree Suntree Country Club
Oct 11, 2014 05:30 PM
Serving Our Community since 1985

Service above self

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM

Suntree Country Club

One Country Club Drive
Melbourne, FL 32940
United States

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Posted by William Slover

Due to facility maintenance at our regular meeting place, we will meet the Duran Golf Club on August 29th. Meeting time is still 7:30am

http://www.durangolf.com/

Duran Golf Club 7032 Stadium Parkway, Viera, Fl 32940

 

Posted by William Slover

 

 

Greg serves as Senior Director, Business Development for the Economic Development

Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. In this role, Greg is responsible for the development and

implementation of a county-wide Business Development program. Seeking to both recruit companies and

help existing ones grow, he works as a key liaison with partners and clients to market and expand economic

development opportunities for Brevard County.

Prior to joining the EDC in 2010, Greg worked for the Arizona Department of Commerce. In his role as

Director of Business Attraction, he led the team that had statewide responsibility of Arizona’s business

attraction/expansion efforts.

Highlights from his tenure with the organization include:

As Director, over the last three years, Greg led a team that produced record results, recording 110

attraction and expansion projects, yielding $3.5 billion in capital investment and almost $900 million

in payroll.

Since 2004, Greg personally led the successful conclusion of more than 60 projects statewide,

generating in excess of $1.2 billion in capital investment and creating more than 14,000 jobs.

In 2008, he was honored by Arizona Business Magazine with an “Economic Engines” award for his

work at the Commerce Department.

Since joining the EDC in January of 2010, Greg and his team have landed numerous high-profile projects

bringing thousands of high-wage jobs to the Space Coast, making the EDC among the most productive

economic development organizations in the United States.

Greg’s brings a diverse business background to economic development having gained experience working as

a partner in a computer and medical equipment leasing company, president of a national medical equipment

trade association and as a Wall Street registered representative.

Greg is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Fordham University in New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree

in Political Science. He also attended the University of Chicago, where he completed graduate courses in

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Posted by William Slover

Athena Bauerle is a passionate educator who has touched the lives of thousands of youth in Brevard county.  She has her Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.  She is certified to Teach Physics by FLDOE, and started her own business: to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities and inspiration to Brevard county.  Her goal is to establish a STEM science and engineering center in Brevard to enrich and inspire the community.

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Posted by William Slover

Mario Busacca

Chief, Spaceport Planning Office

KSC Center Planning and Development

NASA

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida

 

From 1983 till 2008, Mr. Busacca was employed by NASA in the Environmental Program Office of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida.   He had been that office since he entered NASA.  During that time he was involved, at one time or another, in all aspects of environmental management and operations Including: overseeing the KSC Natural Resources Program which involved: NEPA compliance, Wetlands management, Stormwater management, Threatened and Endangered species activities, Habitat restoration initiatives and as the KSC Historic Preservation Officer, the oversight of Cultural Resources activities (historic and archeological properties).

 

In his current position as the Chief of the KSC Spaceport Planning Office within the KSC Center Planning and Development Office, he is responsible for the development and implementation of the KSC Master Plan, managing the various Economic Development enabling activities at the Center and for marketing the assets and capabilities of the Center to the commercial space industry.

 

Mr. Busacca holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marine Biology and Masters of Science degrees in Marine Biology and Engineering Management.

 

 

Posted by William Slover

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Claudia Devitt has specialized in community engagement, account management and the creation, placement of advertising, marketing a variety of products and services in the United States, South America and Canada.  Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Claudia served as Community Relations Manager with Transfield Services, an asset maintenance firm with several DOT and Ministry of Ontario, Canada contracts for road, bridge and tunnel maintenance.  Claudia was responsible for public relations and outreach activities to a variety of local constituencies, private contractors and citizens. She developed and implemented proactive communication strategies, monitored local issues that may affect the company and its projects and was responsible for maintaining client satisfaction.

Before her career at Transfield Services, Claudia served a variety of roles at the non-profit credit counseling organization, InCharge Institute including Media Planner and Marketing Project Administrator. In her final year with InCharge, Claudia proposed and assisted in developing programs to improve team dynamics, collaboration and strategic alliance campaign effectiveness and maintained internal and external communication.  In 1999, Claudia worked with Wunderman Cato-Johnson (now Wunderman) a worldwide leader in direct marketing in Santiago, Chile.

 

Claudia received her bachelor of arts in Sociology at Florida State University and obtained her Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

In her spare time, Claudia enjoys chasing after her two younger children and discovering their passions in life.  She currently resides in Palm Bay, Florida with her husband Sean.

 

Posted by William Slover

Dr. Marcela Bowie has been involved with natural medicine since she was a young girl when her mother used diet, homeopathy and natural herbal medicine to treat her. Growing up, she would visit a homeopath, naturopath and an acupuncturist when needed. Her first experience with acupuncture and chinese medicine was when she was 15 years old and was diagnosed with bronchitis, sinusitis and a throat infection all at the same time. After only 2 acupuncture treatments and 5 days of herbs and homeopathy she was back to herself and back to health.Image

Completing her undergraduate degree in 2000 at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, Dr. Bowie graduated with a BA in Asian and International Studies majoring in Chinese and Japanese Languages and Political Science. She has also studied in both Japan as an exchange student and in China where she studied Chinese language at Beijing Foreign Studies University. After moving to Florida, Dr. Bowie studied at Florida College of Integrative Medicine and graduated with a BS in Health Studies and a MS in Oriental Medicine. Dr. Bowie has been a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine in the State of Florida since January 2009. Dr Bowie has also interned in hospitals in both Shanghai and Kunming, China.

Since January 2009, Dr Bowie has worked closely with a neurologist, Dr. Richard Newman. She has gained valuable experience treating difficult neurological conditions as well as a wide variety of other illnesses such as infertility, pain, and arthritis, to name a few. For a full list of conditions treated, please visit the Acupuncture tab. Dr. Bowie greatly enjoys her work and feels honored to be able to help her patients regain health and quality of life. She has been treating patients in the Melbourne – Brevard, Florida area for almost 5 years.

Dr. Bowie has also been very fortunate to study a system of pulse diagnosis that has traditionally been passed down from teacher to student for many years. She has worked closely with both Dr. Brandt Stickley and Dr. Leon Hammer to learn Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis. This is a sophisticated diagnostic tool that allows her to assess not only where the patient’s health is in the present moment but also about their past health issues, how they have come to this current state of health and, where they may be headed without intervention. Correct diagnosis is essential to correct treatment.

Posted by William Slover

Rotarian David Platt will speak this tremendous Rotary Project

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Posted by William Slover

ImageMrs. Joan Miller, CRC, has served as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Department of Veterans Affairs for the past 12 years.  She earned her BS in Biological Sciences and her MA in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky.  After her Master’s Degree she completed     post graduate work in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.  She retired in Kentucky before coming to Florida, where she worked for 20 years with the Department of Rehabilitation Services and 15 years with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.  She taught psychiatric rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky and trained rehabilitation counselors at the University of Virginia.  She also served on the faculty of Substance Abuse Schools in Kentucky and Georgia as well as Community Support Seminars for Mental Health in Kentucky, Georgia, Washington, and Texas. She did consulting work and lobbying for Pizza Hut and Brinker’s Restaurants.  Mrs. Miller is a Past President of the National Rehabilitation Association, has been a Switzer Scholar on three occasions, and has received numerous awards including the Mary Switzer Award in Rehabilitation and the Ortale Award for Job Placement.

Posted by William Slover

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 THERESA RONNEBAUM is a Victim Services Program Specialist with the Division of Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs in the Florida Office of the Attorney General, specializing in the area of Identity Theft

Ms. Ronnebaum began her career in the field of criminal justice serving as a County Probation Officer soon after completing her bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor degree in Psychology from Florida State University in 1995.  She found her passion for advocacy in 1997 while working as a Victim Advocate for the Ninth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, sex crimes, domestic violence and child abuse units.  Ms. Ronnebaum relocated from Orlando to Gainesville Florida in 1999 to accept the Regional Victim Advocate position for her current employer.

Over the last decade, she has appeared on local television programs, as well as the ABC News show “20/20.” She has also enjoyed the opportunity to train and speak throughout the country on the topic of identity theft for the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) since 2007.

 

Posted by William Slover

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Dr. Kathy Cobb is the e-learning Provost at Eastern Florida State College.

Cobb joined the college in 1992 as an associate professor and has served in numerous positions, including provost of the Titusville and Melbourne campuses. Her work in online learning began in 1999.

Cobb received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stetson University in 1981 and a law degree from the Stetson College of Law in 1983.

Posted by William Slover

Speaker Stuart Rowan will offer some surprising information about college scholarship money available to students.

Stuart learned from his own experience with his son how this process works.

 

 

Posted by William Slover

At the very center of Promise is a group of dedicated parents and family members led by a long-time advocate for children with special needs, Betsy Farmer. Betsy is no stranger to big challenges when faced with limited options for her son, Luke, who has Down syndrome. In 1987, Betsy created the award-winning Space Coast Early Intervention Center, which is now based in Melbourne, Florida. There, children with and without special needs, play alongside each other in a program designed to foster friendships, social acceptance and preparation for school life.

As Luke grew older, Betsy realized that career options for her son were also limited and narrowly defined. Once again, Betsy fought stereotypes and worked with the business community to expand the employment opportunities for individuals with special needs by establishing the Brevard Business Leadership Network. Since it’s inception in 2005, the BLN has provided Luke and dozens of other young adults with the opportunity to learn specific job skills in diverse business environments.

 

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http://promiseinbrevard.com/promise/

 

Posted by William Slover

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VICTORIA LANDING 1279 Houston Street Melbourne, FL 32935

 http://victorialanding.com/

Posted by William Slover

You may be amazed at the treasure in our own backyard !

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see more at:

http://www.brevardcounty.us/NaturalResources/EnvironmentalResources/Wetlands

Posted by William Slover

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Wayne is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral who was a Military aid to President's H.W. Bush and William Clinton. He will be discussing his assignments under these presidents.

Attend and bring a friend.

 

Posted by William Slover

ImageJohn Mandala, speaks and writes on a number of subjects related to the Criminal Justice system. He is author of books, pamphlets, and articles regarding our Prison system. Mr. Mandala is an alumni of New York Theological Seminary and holds a Master’s degree. Mr. Mandala is also a Certified Optician, inventor, speaker, chef, AVP facilitator, and presently  is Chief of Development  at Breathing Space a 501 © 3 not-for-profit based in New York. Mr Mandala is  the Operator of Chef John’s Red Wagon BBQ, Breathing Space’s first entrepreneurial venture in Florida. Mr. Mandala’s passion is to give a “hand-up, not a hand-out” to those who live on the marginalized edge of our society. As a trained facilitator, Mr. Mandala is planning AVP workshops in the Melbourne area with the hope of eventual workshops  to teach the Alternative to Violence Project  (AVP)  principles to our school children.

Posted by William Slover

Mr. Andy Ziegler waselected to the Brevard County School Board in 2008.  Mr. Ziegler has served 20years with the Rotary Club of Palm Bay holding numerous Board positionsincluding President.  Ziegler graduated from the Florida Institute of Technologywith a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.  Mr. Ziegler is anhonorary lifetime member of the Melbourne Beach Volunteer Fire Department havingserved with them for seven years.  He has served on the School Board’s AuditCommittee as well as serving on the  School Improvement Committees at MelbourneHigh School, Central Middle School, Meadowlane  Elementary School and PortMalabar Elementary School.   Mr. Ziegler is a current member of numerous Boardsof Directors including the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce as well asSpace Coast Early Intervention Center and Brevard Cultural Alliance. 

Posted by William Slover

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Posted by William Slover

Topic- The Penny Vault
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Larry L Collins, Fire Chief Brevard County Fire Rescue Department

Posted by William Slover

Rene Rubiella -

Recipient  of the President’s  Volunteer Service Award

 

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Frank was elected to the Commission in November 2010 from District 3 for a term beginning January 2011. He is a lifelong resident of Cocoa and a third-generation citrus grower and shipper in Brevard County.

 

Posted by William Slover

Anne Everly with Brevard School Foundation

Established in 1987, the Brevard Schools Foundation is a direct-support, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which matches community resources with the needs of schools. Support may be in the form of financial contributions or in-kind gifts of goods or services.Image

Posted by William Slover

Scott Jeavons with the Morgan Project.

Scott is a founding board member and current communications chair of the M.O.R.G.A.N. Project.  The MP is a grassroots charity based in Melbourne founded in 2001 that serves Families with disabled children.

http://www.themorganproject.org/

 

Posted by William Slover

Stephen M Giorgianni, DO

Dr. Giorgianni recently moved to the Melbourne area from the west coast of Florida where he finished his residency in Family Medicine. He attended Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale and graduated in 2010.  

 

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Posted by William Slover

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a Law Enforcement Officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor's Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey's background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections. 

Posted by William Slover

Club Assembly- Club business, Great Taste at Suntree
Posted by William Slover

Dwight Bell is Director of Wings of Grace Ministries in Melbourne, Florida. This ministry uses the principles of aviation to teach teenagers how to make good decisions in every area of their lives, not just aviation. In addition to the goal of each student earning a private pilot's license, the program works with teens to increase school grades and attendance, teaching good jobs skills and better relationships with parents and authority figures. The ministry will be starting their third year this fall.

Posted by William Slover

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Our own Neil Jackson will be giving a presentation on the game of Cricket !

Posted by William Slover

Club President Bill Means will be presenting our program this week.
Posted by William Slover on Jul 10, 2013

Speaker for Friday July 12, 2013 Greg Pallone
Posted by Rich Egan

It is that time of year again – Back to School Supply Drive!  We all know someone facing financial challenges and struggling to buy school supplies for their children.  Each year the foundation collects school supplies and distributes them at our annual Back to School Safari at the Brevard Zoo, which will be held this year on July 27th.   A box for donated supplies is located in the front lobby. Please help us prepare our students to start school ready to learn.

We will be sorting and packing those supplies at Viera High during the week of July 22 from 9AM to 3PM.   If you are able and interested in helping that week or the 27th at the zoo, we would love to have your help.  If you have teens looking for those community service hours, this is a great opportunity for them.  Please contact me by phone or e-mail if interested.Thank you  

Linda Filippini

Program and Development Assistant

Brevard Schools Foundation

321/633-1000, 756

321/633-4646 FAX

www.brevardschoolsfoundation.org

"Like us on Facebook" - Brevard Schools Foundation

Posted by Michael McGirr on Jun 19, 2013

Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA) is the professional organization representing the arts and cultural sector on Florida's Space Coast. Among many other initiatives BCA provides free arts programs education in numerous public schools.

A few weeks ago Dr. Krupp (Brevard Public Schools Board Member) invited Pablo Remonsellez to seek partners among Brevard's Rotary Clubs to expand our programs to more schools. Presentations have already been made to the Cocoa Rotary and visits are being scheduled to all Rotary Clubs in Brevard.

For more information please click onthe Speakers Tab of this web site.

Posted by Michael McGirr on May 20, 2013

My husband Paul and I have lived in our bright and colorful Briarwood villa since 2007 and as an artist I adore my many windowed studio overlooking the flower garden.

I love our life here because everyday I get to work in my sunny studio and do a variety of creative work. I’ve been represented by Shaw Gallery since 1993 so there are always watercolors, acrylic, and oil paintings in progress around the studio.

I’ve also written and illustrated five travel books that I continue to update and help promote. Algonquin Books publishes my illustrated travel series: Very California, Very Charleston, Very New Orleans, and Very Washington DC. The fifth book, The Sampoerna Legacy, was privately commissioned by an Indonesian family to document their 100-year-old family history in watercolors.

                                                                

During all our travels, I’ve kept illustrated travel journals.  Now I travel the country and abroad teaching others how to do the same. My “Art of Illustrated Travel Journaling” workshop teaches students to see like an artist and to travel slowly. I also market a

“Travel Journaling Kit,” to make journaling even easier.

I especially enjoy speaking at local events giving “beyond-the-page” stories about my books and how my artistic life has transformed itself over the years through journaling
Posted by Michael McGirr on May 09, 2013

Seminary Covenant Community is a Group 501c3 Membership Organization. We assist in the development of Churches, Educational, Humanitarian, and Social Enterprise Organizations. This accomplished through an application process, business and life coaching and oversight of through membership to the organization.

 

Dr. Paul Rosbury is President and Spiritual Director of Seminary Covenant Community an Association of Churches, House Churches, Educational, Missions, Ministries and Social Enterprise Organizations. He is a Social Entrepreneur, has helped organize, coach and developed non-profit and faith based organizations for over Thirty Five years. He has teamed with other non-profit and for profit organizations to provide social services to individuals and families. Also he has served as Pastor, President of the local ministerial organizations, led the collaboration effort in the merging of two ministerial organizations, developed and executed renewal programs and served as Spiritual Director on over 15 years in the Cursillio type movements.

Posted by Michael McGirr on Apr 12, 2013

Suzie was born and raised in Ft. Pierce, FL and currently lives in Cocoa, FL.  She is a sixth generatoin Floridian.  She is a member of the Indialantic Rotary Club since 1989 holding multiple offices including Presidnt and Assistant District Gvernor.

Suzie is the owner of DragonPoint Inc, a computer software development firm and has been in the business since 1988.  She was Lead Instructor for a Leadership and Technology Training program within General Electric (world-wide.

An adventurer at heart, Suzie has done 15 safaris to Africa, with 9 taking place on horseback.  She started a Leadership Safaris company wich provides team building and leadership sessions both here in Florida an also in Africa. 

Posted by Michael McGirr on Apr 01, 2013

Brevard County native, Eulan Middlebrooks is the Marketing Director for the Florida Beer Company. A position that he has held for the past ten years. Blending creativity and strategic planning, Eulan’s focus is creating brands and executing marketing and sales strategies, allowing those brands to flourish and grow in the marketplace. Overseeing all Community Relations and Outreach programs for Florida Beer Company, Eulan is busy in the local community working with local leaders and companies.

Eulan grew up in Satellite Beach and graduated from Satellite High School. He attended the University of Miami where he received a BFA. After several years in California, Eulan returned to his home State of Florida and received his MBA in 2003 at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Eulan currently resides in the Suntree Community with his wife, Colleen Middlebrooks, the Director of Communications for the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at F.I.T., and two wonderful children.

Posted by Michael McGirr on Apr 04, 2013

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Posted by Michael McGirr on May 29, 2013

Lee Boyland has a degree in nuclear engineering from North Carolina State University and served in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps as a EOD officer assigned to the Defense Atomic Support Agency. After completing three years of active duty, he was employed in the defense industry until the end of the Vietnam War, and then participated in the destruction of chemical weapons. He moved into the new area of hazardous waste management as an executive with the second largest hazardous waste company. He and his wife founded Bio-Tech Services in 1984 and later sold it to BFI. Lee accepted a two-year contract to manage a biomedical waste company and moved to Brevard County in 1990. They decided to stay now live in Suntree.
 
An expert on weapons and explosives, Lee wrote his first novel in 2004 and now has published four award wining novels and is writing a fifth with his wife. He is active in the Space Coast Writers Guild, the Military Writers Society of America, and is a member and on the board of the Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral Chapter. He has been active in supporting legislation and has spoken at several House and Senate committee hearings in Tallahassee.
Posted by Michael McGirr on Jan 30, 2013

Please visit the Speakers Tab for information on upcomming speakers at the Rotary Club of Suntree

2/15/2013 - Dana Blickley, Brevard County Propety Appraiser

Dana Blickley grew up in Florida and lived in Jacksonville and Apopka before her parents made Titusville home.

Dana Blickley is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and received both Bachelor and Master degrees in Public Administration.

She is married to Brian Blickley—a Titusville native.  Brian and Dana have two children: daughter Jessica is an Accounting major at UCF and Son Jared is about to transfer from BCC to UCF.

Dana serves on the Board for the National Veterans Homeless Support and works with advocates throughout Brevard to transition local veterans from the streets to stable living conditions.

Mrs. Blickley also serves on the Board of Directors for the Brevard Aiding Shelter Animals project and is a champion for animal adoption in our shelters. 

Dana began working for the Brevard Property Appraiser in 1986 while in college.

2/22/2013 - Scott Ellis, Brevard County Clerk of Courts

3/01/2013 - Judge Charles Roberts

3/08/2013 - TBD - Stay Tuned

3/15/2013 - Club Assembly

Posted by Michael McGirr on Dec 16, 2012

Born and raised in Western New York, Joe Gassman has always had a passion for service to his community and country.  Deacon Joe is a 22-year veteran of the U. S. Naval Construction Force where he served as a heavy equipment operator his duty stations includes: the Presidential Retreat Camp David, Thurmont, MD; Naval Mobile Construction Battalions SIXTY-TWO & SEVEN, home ported in Gulfport, MS; an active duty advisor to Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THIRTEEN, in Peekskill, NY.  The last half of his naval career he served as a human relations advisor stationed at Naval Submarine Training Command, Pearl Harbor HI; Command staff advisor with Commander Submarine Force Pacific, Pearl Harbor, HI; and senior facilitator at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick AFB, FL where he retired in 2001.
Posted by Rich Egan

The Rotary Club of Suntree will be having their Christmas Raffle on Friday, December 14th at 7:30 AM.  All proceeds will go to the Joe's Club Christmas Party.  Please bring a gift of $20 or more (Joey requests liquor) and your Christmas cheer!.
Posted by Rich Egan

Please join us in welcoming Sally Contess from We Know Brevard as our guest speaker.  This Friday, November 30th at the Suntree Country Club promptly at 7:30 AM.

See you then!

Posted by Rich Egan

Great Taste at Suntree Planning Meeting
Posted by Michael McGirr on Oct 08, 2012

http://www.spacecoastsentinels.org/ (website is in transition, some portions disabled)

The Sentinels Of Freedom is non-profit organization whose mission is to provide medical, educational, social and vocational assistance to members of the US Armed Forces who have suffered severe injuries in the line of duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.  The Sentinels Of Freedom Space Coast is the Brevard County chapter.  Our mission is simple…. to take in severely injured service members and help their family transition back into civilian life.  The veterans returning to our homeland have a hard enough task to adjust.  Post dramatic stress disorder, marital problems, financial troubles.  We've all seen our veteran neighbors, friends and family members struggle to deal with these issues.  Now add a severe disability to the mix.   We’re doing this because the brave men and women in our community put their lives on the line to protect and defend us.  When they come back to us as amputees, severe burn victims, or blind, it’s now our duty to protect and defend them.  The Veteran’s Administration does a lot, but they don’t do everything.  There are gaps that need to be filled.  We’re going to fill those gaps to make sure these heroes are welcomed back to the Space Coast properly and transition into the community like they deserve.
Posted by Michael McGirr on Sep 24, 2012

Family Promise is an Interfaith Hospitality Network who utilizes the facilities of churches, synagogues and mosques to provide sleeping areas, food and fellowship from about 5pm to 7am the next day for 4-5 homeless families, 14 individuals maximum, for a week, then they move to the next congregation.
During the day, those with jobs go to work, children in school attend the school they normally attend and the remaining guests will be taken to the Grace Day Center. There they will receive access to computers to locate a place to live, apply for jobs or a better job, mentoring, budgeting, saving and meet with the Executive Director and Case Worker who will guide them to independence. These 2 individuals and possibly the van driver are the only paid personnel, all others are volunteers. The network will consist of 13 host congregations and support congregations to assist with volunteers as needed. This way the host congregation will host 4 times a year.
Posted by Michael McGirr on Sep 11, 2012

Marta Fiol was born in Cuba.  Was exiled to Chile and Argentina, and eventually settled in Miami, FL.  She studied at Charron Williams Commercial College and took various courses at the University of Miami.  Her last position there was Medical Secretary for the Chief of Radiation Oncology at the University of Miami School of Medicine @ Jackson Memorial Hospital.  Shortly after her marriage to Juan (42 years and counting), Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne offered Juan a scholarship in Oceanography, thus their move to Melbourne in 1969.  She was hired by the Radiology & Radiation Oncology Department at Brevard Hospital (now known as Health First/Holmes Regional Medical Center) in Melbourne. She worked at HRMC for 18 years.  In 1985, she was diagnosed with Stage I Cancer of the Breast and has done remarkably well since then.  In 1990, Radiation Oncologist, Silas J. Charles, M.D., started the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, Inc. where she does their Marketing & PR.  Shortly thereafter, in 1993, he founded the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation, Inc., which assists any uninsured or underinsured cancer patient in Brevard with basic living expenses, i.e. rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, pain and cancer related medications.  Marta is passionate about helping ease some of the financial burden faced by the newly diagnosed cancer patient.  Marta & Juan, have two children and one grandchild.  Marta may be reached at 321-952-8837,  Ext. 226 or via email @ mfiol@cccfoundationinc.org  You may also visit the website at www.cccfoundationinc.org & www.cancercarebrevard.com

* If you are wondering what the letters behind her name stand for, it is her favorite title….Certified Party Planner and Professional Beggar!!

Posted by Michael McGirr on Aug 16, 2012

Ashley Hughes was raised on a cattle ranch in Okeechobee, FL.  She attended the University of Florida where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business with a focus in Food Marketing, as well as a Master’s degree in Animal Science with a focus in beef cattle nutrition and subtropical forages.  
Upon graduation with her MS degree, Ashley moved to Georgia and became the Director of Industry Information for the Georgia Beef Board and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.  She remained in Georgia for 2 ½ years before returning to Florida to begin work as the Director of Marketing and Promotion for the Florida Beef Council and Florida Cattlemen’s Association.  Her primary goals are to promote and educate consumers about beef and the beef industry.
Posted by Michael McGirr on Aug 15, 2012

Terri is a member of the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club, in Royal Palm Beach, Florida and served as its President from 2005-2006. Since joining the club in April 2003, Terri has served in every position of the club from Secretary just 1 month after joining the club, to Vice President, President-Elect, and Treasurer, where she has served and currently serves in this position since 2006. Terri has also served on several leadership roles within the club from Membership, Foundation, Fundraising, Social, Public Relations, and Club Service Projects.

Terri has served as Assistant District Governor for Area 3 for 2 ½ years covering Acreage/Loxahatchee, Belle Glade, Pahokee, Royal Palm Beach, and Wellington located in the Western part of Palm Beach County. Terri is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and recently achieved her PHF + 4.

Terri is originally from Bradenton, Florida and moved to Palm Beach County in 1990 from Tampa.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  She has worked in various accounting, business development, and management roles her whole career, but she could not resist assuming her new position with AccuDial Pharmaceutical, Inc. in July 2009 as its Senior Vice President/Treasurer.

Over the years, Terri has held various positions in non-profit organizations such as Business Network International, Palm Beach Executive Network, Crestwood Performing Arts League, and Wellington Youth Baseball. Terri is a member of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. She currently serves as Executive Committee Board of Director, Treasurer, Trustee, and Chair of the Finance Committee for the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. 

Terri lives in Royal Palm Beach with her husband, Glenn and her 17 year old son, Justin. Most weekends you can catch her on a local golf course.

Posted by Michael McGirr on Aug 01, 2012

Click on the Speaker's Tab to learn more about this enterprising speaker.  You can also learn more at www.MarysDowntownSalsa.com
Posted by Michael McGirr on Jul 13, 2012

Tom Kunz has worked for Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) for 24 years, and is a Manager of Governmental accounts in the Florida counties of Brevard, Seminole, and Indian River Counties.  Tom works with these governmental agencies to help them in their relationship with FPL in new construction, demand side management, and operational savings opportunities.  Tom is a past member of the Association of Energy Engineers, and is a Certified Energy Manager.  Tom is a past board member of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is currently a Trustee for the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, Inc.

Posted by Michael McGirr on Jul 16, 2012

Award winning composer/conductor AARON COLLINS is is making his mark as a model for today’s conductors and is recognized for his commitment to creative artistry, innovative programming, leadership, philanthropy, and audience and community engagement.   Young and dynamic, he has established himself as one of the most gifted composers, conductors, and musicians of his generation. His music is of large and romantic gestures, meticulously orchestrated, and rhythmically vibrant. Collins has written music both for the concert hall and screen.

 Although Collins has a solid reputation as a conductor of the standard repertory, he is best known for his work on behalf of new music, programming 20th Century and new works on virtually every program he conducts.  In addition, he is an ambassador of young up and coming composers, conducting World Premieres throughout the year.   Aaron's concern for music education and his recognition of the special role an orchestra can play in the community inspired the design and implementation of Symphony for Everyone, designed to provide substantially discounted or free admission to any concert.  This program has gained national attention and many concertgoers cite it as their first experience with symphonic music.  Collins' personality, charisma, and sheer energy creates a rock-concert atmosphere on every program he conducts.   

Collins serves as Artistic Director and conductor of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.  In addition, he is conductor of the Space Coast Oratorio Society, the Pegasus and Colbourn Brass, Artistic Director of the Melbourne Community Orchestra, Space Coast Brass Ensemble, Trombonanza, associate conductor of the Community Band of Brevard, and Artistic Advisor to other local ensembles. Collins also guest conducts and works with ensembles in and around Florida. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Vivace Society. 

Collins will be traveling extensively in 2012/13 conducting orchestras throughout the United States. Collins is also being recognized for his giving and leadership, most recently being the youngest winner of the ’4 under 40’ award presented by LEAD Brevard and one of Space Coast Business‘ Most Admired People. Described as “the next big thing,” “a man on fire,” and “an absolute powerhouse”, Collins maintains a schedule of more than 160 concerts a year.
Posted by Michael McGirr on Jul 09, 2012

Our first meeting of the Rotary Year will be a Club Assembly.
Posted by William Slover

Anthony Galie

for more details click on SPEAKERS above
Posted by Michael McGirr on Jun 11, 2012

Phil Lustig is a past District Governor and will discuss the achievements of the Caribbean Partnershp in the Haiti recovery efforts.  He will also talk about the Caribbean Partnership Celebration in Trinidad this July.

Please bring a friend to this meeting, it will be a good one showcasing the benefits of Rotary to our Caribbean neighbors.
Posted by Michael McGirr on May 14, 2012

Kyle is a native of the Minnesota province of southern Canada. During his time at Minnesota State University - Mankato he played a part in launching the Mavericks hockey team into Division 1 status. Originally, attending MSU to pursue a career in Geography, he changed gears to Sports Management leading to the Assistant General Manager post with the expansion season of the Mankato MoonDogs of the Northwoods League.

After pursuing other interests, he relocated to the Space Coast in January of 2006 as an intern with the Manatees. Holding the positions of Director of Ticket Sales and Director of Stadium Operations, he was named the 5th General Manager of the Sea Cows in February of 2008 making him the youngest GM in Minor League Baseball at the time.

Kyle resides in Palm Bay, FL with his wife, Nikki, new daughter, Sophie, and beagle, Hobey Baker.

Posted by Michael McGirr on Apr 09, 2012

Florida Institute of Technology Engineering Professor Paul Cosentino will speak on the lighter side of engineering, as well as how that comes to be through research.

See you then at the Suntree Country Club.
Posted by Michael McGirr on Apr 09, 2012

Janice Kershaw is Executive Director of Brevard Schools Foundation,  responsible for  leading development, program and administrative activities in support of enhancing education in Brevard Public Schools.  Kershaw assumed the post after having spent 10 years as an elected member of Brevard Public Schools and 16 years as the Director of VSA arts of Florida-Brevard.  Kershaw currently serves as a trustee of AMI Kids – Space Coast, board member of Wuesthoff Health System.  Kershaw graduated with a BA from DePauw University.  She and her husband, Dave, have two grown sons.
Posted by Michael McGirr on Mar 21, 2012

Dr. Alice Noblin is the undergraduate Health Informatics and Information Management program director at the University of Central Florida.  She is an instructor in the program as well as in the Masters in Health Care Informatics program.  She received her MBA from Georgia State University and her PhD in Public Affairs from UCF.  Dr. Noblin has work experience in both hospitals and physician offices.
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