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First Semester Bulletin Revised

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Rotary Club of MiamiFirst Semester 2021 -2022(July - December) Bulletin(with upcoming activities)In-person meetings are held at the Miami Yacht Club on Thursdays as of 12:30PM, when possible; as due to the pandemic, most meetings are held via ZOOM. In-person meetings are also broadcast via ZOOM. Please check our website for specifics:

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Dear Members and Friends,As we draw to the end of 2021 and close out the first h alf of this Rotary Year, we reflect on therelevance and importance of the role The Rotary Club of Miami has played for all of uspracticing our Rotary Service Abo ve Self for those in our community and across the world.Our Club is a network of sorts, one based on good will, service efforts and fellowship. Ourteam aspires to be a model of excellence in helping to make a difference in the lives of others.We provide abundant opportunities to learn, teach, mentor, volunteer and share in s ervice. Weadvocate for those less fortunate; we brainstorm on the “how” of helping; and together wegive back to our communities and enjoy fellowship with fellow Ro tarians and friends locally,nationally, and internationally.The changes around us—whether social, economic, medical/health-related or otherwise—require us to navigate through new and increasingly complex landscapes, which profoundlyimpact the way we work and serve. We have been fortunate to have you, our members, help usdevelop these new designs. We value each one of you and recognize your contributions indeveloping and i mplementing action that has impact!We are proud of our Club's successes over the last year, particularly in providing moreopportunities for meaningful engagement of our members, introducing innovative redesigns ofour service efforts, new speaker/prog ram formats and topics, and providing professionaldevelopment and outreach opportunities. In the year ahead, we will continue these initiatives,as well as adding projects designed for the different service interests of our members as welook at each of the seven areas of Rotary focus. We will be looking at programs and eventsheld in collaboration with other Rotary Clubs and organizations. In this newsletter, you willsee some highlights of our accomplishments from this year, some reminders of ongoinginitiatives, and wonderful peeks into our upcoming events. We are excited to move forwardwith you into 2022 and share in all the hope, fun, and service we can do together. Individuallywe care; together we make a d ifference .We extend to each of you a special thank you for your co ntinued participation and enthusiasmin our Rotary Club and for your in credible generosity and supp ort.Our Club continues to grow in exciting, inclusive, and i nnovative directions and we, yourBoard, greatly appreciate the opportunity to be a p art of the it.Warm, best wishes from our Board of Directors to each of you for a healthy, happy, andsuccessful 2022!Sincerely Yours In Rotary Service,On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Rotary Club of Miami,Noreen L. TimoneyPresident,3

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Joe SchumackerElizabeth KourtesisCollin SchlaldweilerDavid LandsbergBrad BertelliTiare FridrichEngaging Keynote SpeakersDuring the first semester of the 2021 – 2022 Fiscal Year, we had a variety of engaging keynote speakers. They covered a variety of topics ranging from history, to environment, to public policy, to financial issues; and we even had the District Governor, Joe Schumacker . Everyone had their own favorite, but they were all excellent. In recognition of their effort and time to be our keynote speaker, each one will have a tree planted in their honor at our next tree planting. The event will occur on February 12that Crandon Park. 4

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Paul S. GeorgeRon MagillThomas ChampneySteven FeinMatt HaggmanThomas O’DonnellBrett McNaughtGrace PerdomoRoxane BoonstraEngaging Keynote Speakers5

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To fully address the newest Area of Focus of Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Miami created the Environmental Sustainability Miami Action Group (ESMAG). This Action Group is open to all and there are NO Membership fees. ESMAG has its own website: and its own Facebook page: Club is the ambassador for EndPlasticSoup and the ESRAG organizer in our District. Our goal is to expand these efforts.6

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At the end of the last fiscal year, our Club created the Rotary Club of Miami Evening Club. This Evening Club has the objective of addressing those who cannot regularly attend our midday meetings. The Evening Club meets at least once a month. Additionally, the Alpha Generator Investment Club, LLC (AGIC) was formed by a group of Rotarians from our Club. While AGIC is a separate legal entity, it will follow the principles of the Four-Way Test. Members of AGIC are expected to invest $300/semester. While AGIC does not offer investment advice, it is believed that Members may decide to follow some of the Club’s strategies in their own investments.Both entities meet via ZOOM and have decided to join forces and have joint meetings. This will avoid ZOOM meeting fatigue and allow for greater attendance. We have had different keynote speakers who addressed environmental issues, natural gas and most recently, Daniel Bull, spoke to us about BITCOIN. 7

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Beach Cleanup on September 18th, two locations: Matheson Hammock & Miami Beach.

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Addressing Needs of Foster ChildrenMany foster children are periodically transferred between homes. All of their belongings are simply placed in a large garbage bag for them to carry. No one deserves to have their belongings placed in a garbage bag. This is humiliating to the child and sends a terrible message to the child. In November, to address this issue, the Rotary Club of Miami collected suitcases, duffel bags and backpacks. They were cleaned, sanitized and given to foster children.

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Delivering socks for the homelessWe also provided support to these not-for-profit entities10

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Halloween at Diane’s House11

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Dr. Jack Griffitts, a former member, bestowed $50,000 to our club to host an annual award to honor the Officer of the Year from the Miami Police Department. They will receive a plaque and a check in the amount of $1,500. This year will be the 54th year due to our careful investment and growth of the original donation.Sgt. Thelia Reynolds was awarded Officer of the Year. Phil Seipp was awarded a Paul Harris, one of many he has earned.

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We will all miss our dear friend and fellow Rotarian, Past President Tim Ryan. We extend our sincere condolences to his wife, Sue, and all of his family. Everyone will especially miss his contagious smile. 14

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Upcoming Events15

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Jan. 6th--- In-person meeting at Miami Yacht Club (subject to CDC guidelines, potentially this may be a ZOOM meeting)Barbara Gobbi – Key Note Speaker, District Governor Elect 2023 – 2024. Her presentation will focus on Social Media and how to maximize its results.Marketing Consulting========================================================Monday, Jan. 17thClub BBQ at Tropical ParkJay Almeida will be our grill master.Brazilians know how to work the grill.16

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Tree Planting at Crandon ParkFeb.12, 2022, Saturday========================================================Due to inclement weather the Coral Reef Project had to be postponed. It is now scheduled for March17

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On Friday, February 11th, the FIU Medical scholars will receive their TRM pin. All Members are invited to this pinning ceremony and celebration.Screening the candidates and selecting the TBM scholars is an honor. Candidate interviews are on Saturday, March 5, 12 and 19. All Members are invited to volunteer for this interview process. You will be energized after meeting the wonderful applicants. You may choose to volunteer for all three Saturdays or just one. Please contact Phil Seipp for further details.Thomas Brown McClelland was a professional horticulturalist who worked for the USDA. He joined the Rotary Club of Miami in 1939 and was an active member until his death in 1980. In his will, Mr. McClelland endowed a scholarship fund for medical school students who have graduated from a Miami-Dade High School. Managing this Trust is the Club’s key project. We are proud to select the awarded scholars.==================================================================================================================================18

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January6 Thursday - Meeting at Yacht Club13 Thursday - Zoom meeting17 Monday -MLK Picnic/ BBQ20 Thursday- Meeting at Miami Yacht Club26 Wednesday – RCM Board Meeting - Zoom27 Thursday – Zoom MeetingFebruary3 Thursday - Meeting at Miami Yacht Club5 Saturday - Interact Conference at MDC10 Thursday – NO MEETING11 Friday – TBM Pinning at FIU12 Saturday – Tree Planting14 Monday – Valentine’s Day social17 Thursday – Zoom Meeting23 Wednesday – RCM Board Meeting - Zoom24 Thursday – Meeting at Miami Yacht ClubMarch3 Thursday – Zoom Meeting5 Saturday – TBM Interviews10 Thursday- Meeting at Miami Yacht Club12 Saturday – TBM Interviews12 Saturday – Rotary Leadership Institute16 Wednesday – St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour17 Thursday – NO MEETING 19 Saturday – TBM Interviews24 Thursday – Zoom Meeting 31 Thursday – Meeting at Miami Yacht Club (April Fools Day Party)April7 Thursday – Meeting at Miami Yacht Club14 Thursday – Zoom Meeting16 Saturday – District Training Assembly21 Thursday – 21 Meeting at Miami Yacht Club27 Wednesday – RCM Board Meeting28 Thursday – Zoom MeetingNotes:Location and format subject to change depending on health advisories Awaiting determination of dates for coral reef restorationAs new opportunities for projects or events arise, calendar will be adjusted ROTARY CLUB OF MIAMICURRENT CALENDARJANUARY 2022 THROUGH APRIL 202219

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