Welcome to the Rotary Club of Daytona Beach West
15 Sept Meeting -- Brenda Campbell & Joe Chance
22 Sept Meeting -- Dawn Chappel & Ron Crisp
29 Sept Meeting -- Judy Davidson & Steven DeVane
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13 members and friends of our Club spent a beautiful Rotary Workday at Mario's Habitat House that we are sponsoring cleaning up the site and laying tons of sod for his new yard. Final completion is getting close. Thanks to all who came and helped!
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Daytona State College
Monday, 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Building 130 (Cafeteria), Room 154
July Linda Crisp Scholarship Fund
August Avenues 12 Recovery House
September Wings of Hope Foundation
October Duvall Home
November Family Renew
December WORC (Client Outings)
January Pace Center for Girls
February Halifax Urban Ministries
March Rotary Foster Care Coalition Inspiration Grant Program
April Melanoma Foundation -Walk for Research
May Domestic Abuse
June Camp Winona – Camper Scholarship
Description of Charities
Linda Crisp Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to students to pursue college or vocational education. Application requirements may be obtained from Patricia Lagoni firstname.lastname@example.org corporate secretary or Maryke Guild email@example.com, vice president.
Avenues 12 Recovery House operates transitional living homes for women recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction.
Wings of Hope provides support for at risk children, as well as young adults who age out of the system.
Duvall Home, located in DeLand, provides residential services and quality care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Work Oriented Rehabilitation Center (WORC provides programs and services to people with disabilities and sponsor outing for their clients.
Pace Center for Girls provides a non-residential delinquency prevention program providing an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, and advocacy for females 12 to 18 who are identified as dependent, truant, runaway, delinquent, or in need of academic skills.
Halifax Urban Ministries provides shelter and food for the homeless.
Rotary Foster Care Coalition’s Inspiration Grant Program provides funds for extracurricular activities for children in foster care.
Bill Walter Melanoma Research Fund sponsors a 4K Run/Walk to raise awareness of melanoma.
Domestic Abuse provides emergency shelter, education, referral services, etc. for battered women and their children.
Camp Winona provides a resident camp for ages 6-17 during the summer.
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...