Jim Boswell: "My memorable Rotary Moment was when the club conducted outdoor a cultural performance called the 'Rotary International Folk Festival'. We managed a 'Beer Garden' around a large truck provided by the beer distributor. Unfortunately midway through the performance a torrential storm struck with high winds, lightning, and a flood of rain. Despite the ill weather, club members like me took our stand against the storm at the beer wagon. Sure, the storm demolished our tents but we kept the beer cold and it was delicious."
Mike Schaffer: Rotary is a dedicated part of my life. I set aside time for me to be involved in activities and events that I enjoy. Most importantly, I see direct results to what I and my club participates. It's a great feeling to be part of something so large and at the same time a close part of my community.
Our club held a "Dress for Success" professional clothing drive for UCF. Over 400 items were donated.
May 19 - Jill Bolander Cohen/The Lifeboat Program - Battling Human Trafficking
May 26 - Terri Jones/BASE Camp - Children's Cancer Foundation
June 2 - Elizabeth Stephens/Seminole Education, Restoration & Volunteer program (SERV)
June 9 - Club Board meeting
June 16 - Bennett Lloyd/Museum of Seminole County History - The Senator presentation w/trailer exhibit
June 23 - Brittany Pilcher/Center for Independent Living - Disability Sensitivity presentation
July 7 - 2021-2022 Club Officer Induction
Rotary has seven avenues of service and the newest one is Protecting the Environment. To celebrate our 45th anniversary, we decided to giveaway 5 different Florida friendly trees to spotlight this avenue of service.
It’s important to us to be as clear about what we do as the service we provide to communities in need. Here are a couple of our recent initiatives. Find out how you can get involved.
Here is one of our recipients excited about planting his Loquat tree. We also provided them with Florida friendly landscaping guidelines and planting information.
February 27, 2021
Each quarter, our club goes to Coalition for the Homeless to serve a meal. It's amazing to be a part of the solution.
Gary Teramae: "“Rotary has been a part of my life for about 35 years, with 18 of those years with the Casselberry Club. Rotary is an opportunity for me to give back to the community in which I live and work. There have been many wonderful projects that we have done such as Meals on Wheels, Paint Your Heart Out, Youth Essay and Art Contests with the local schools, helping to feed and shelter the homeless and assist the elderly in our community. The many wonderful fundraisers that have allowed us to give back like the International Folk Festival where we raised funds and brought international culture in the form of music and art to Casselberry, the Art Calendar project that allows us to display local artists talents and distribute the calendars to local merchants and residents.” I have developed many wonderful relationships that I never would have experienced if not for Rotary. I would encourage anyone that feels that they are appreciative for what they have and wants to give back to visit us and be a part of something special”.