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Here's a great way to benefit the Rotary Club of Inverness while you're conducting normal internet business. Use dailygood (also known as Goodsearch) for your default search engine or for online buying. This site gives half its advertiser-earned revenue to charitable causes.

 

The Rotary Club of Inverness (our charitable foundation) is a registered charity on the site. Go to www.GoodSearch.com or www.dailygood.com and make our Rotary club your charity of choice! Then use GoodSearch's search engine [powered by Yahoo] for your web searches every day.

 

We get an estimated penny per search, which can really add up for our charitable funds. In addition, we can get a percentage of every purchase you make with participating retailers when you use goodshop or gooddining -- so many ways to help raise funds while you're going about your normal business. Get started today!


GoodSearch / dailygood WORKS!

Here's a great way to benefit the Rotary Club of Inverness while you're conducting normal internet business. Use dailygood (also known as Goodsearch) for your default search engine or for online buying. This site gives half its advertiser-earned revenue to charitable causes.

 

The Rotary Club of Inverness (our charitable foundation) is a registered charity on the site. Go to www.GoodSearch.com or www.dailygood.com and make our Rotary club your charity of choice! Then use GoodSearch's search engine [powered by Yahoo] for your web searches every day.

 

We get an estimated penny per search, which can really add up for our charitable funds. In addition, we can get a percentage of every purchase you make with participating retailers when you use goodshop or gooddining -- so many ways to help raise funds while you're going about your normal business. Get started today!


 

Congratulations to the new

leadership team for 2018 - 2019!

  

2018 – 2019 officers

President - Mike Hall

President Elect – Drew Benefield

President Elect/Nominee – Linda Liebert-Hall

Immediate Past President – Bonnie Rybak 

Secretary – Nanci Allen

Treasurer – Christine Thatcher

 

Directors ... terms ending:

2019: Jacquie Hepfer, Rebecca Martin, Katie Spires

2020: Paul Perregeaux, Debbie Scott, Connie DeWeese

2021: Karen Aultman, joanna Castle, John Murphy

 

Key team leaders

  Club Service / Administration -- Drew Benefield

  Community Service -- Linda Liebert-Hall

  International Service -- Lace Blue-McLean

  Vocational Service:  --  Trish Thomas

  Youth Service/Interact Liaison --  Karen Aultman

  Foundation --  Lace Blue-McLean

  Membership -- Connie DeWeese/Amanda Stringer & Victoria White

  Public Image -- Heather Yates

  Brew Festival -- John Murphy

  HUB Publisher -- Rick Rollason

  Speaker Chair -- Jacquie Hepfer

  Rotary Youth Exchange -- Doug Lobel

  Sgt-at-Arms -- Paul Perregaux

  Scholarship -- Bonnie Rybak

  Fireside Chat -- Bonnie Rybak

 

Rotary Club of Inverness Charitable Foundation 

... terms ending:

2019:   Lace Blue-McLean, Joe Brannen, Rob Tessmer, Jr., Trish Thomas

2020:   Sally Long, Bob Plaisted, DuWayne Sipper

 

Rotary Club of Inverness Board

 

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 Rotary Club of Inverness Named

Rotary Club of the Year for District 6950

 

The Rotary Club of Inverness was named "Club of the Year" in its size category at Rotary District 6950’s recent awards banquet.

 

This honor recognizes the projects and service the club has dedicated to this community and beyond. Rotary Club of Inverness was chosen from among the “large clubs” (more than 50 members) in District 6950, which encompasses Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Rotary is a worldwide humanitarian service organization of business and community leaders.

 

Club President Bonnie Rybak credited collaboration among club members. “This recognition was a result of many hours of planning, developing, and working many successful projects and events within and beyond our club throughout this year. Our club’s theme this year, TOGETHER WE RISE, became a reality. Without the concerted efforts of every Rotarian in our club, we would not have achieved what was needed to be considered for this prestigious award. Thank you to all members of our club for helping to achieve our many successes, including this one.”

Rotary Club of the Year 2018

 



Saying goodbye to Dora

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Dora Hunt  on May 13, 2018, Mother's Day. Her love and spirit will live on in the club, as she touched us all.

 

Rotary meant the world to Dora, who was a long-serving board member, former treasurer, past-president and assistant treasurer to the club's foundation board.  Dora asked that memorial donations be made to the Rotary Club of Inverness Charitable Foundation, Inc. and earmarked for future scholarship recipients. 

 

Checks should be made out to Rotary Club of Inverness Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Mail them to:  

Rotary Club of Inverness

Att: FOUNDATION

PO Box 1317

Inverness, FL 34451-1317 

 

Be sure to put "Dora Hunt scholarship memorial" on the memo line.

 

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 Ribbon cutting at Bryant Park - Phase 1, 2018

 Our 2017-2018 grant project in Bryant Park
 

This year the Rotary Club of Inverness switched venues for our park grant project. Bryant Park is a neighborhood park that sorely needed attention. The City of Inverness wanted Rotary’s assistance to improve the park — and with it, the neighborhood. The intent was to provide a safe, attractive gathering space for youth, families and visitors.

 

This will be a sustainable, multi-year project. Working with Park Manager Ron Hodges, Rotary Club of Inverness members improved the park’s “gateway.”  We replaced an unattractive chain-link fence with a wood post-rail fence situated to better promote pedestrian use of the sidewalk. We also commissioned a new sign, installed landscaping, and had the City install irrigation, lighting and dog waste stations. We were able to squeeze enough from the budget to also purchase two picnic tables.

 

The Rotary Club of Inverness thanks City project manager Ron Hodges and other City staff for assistance, plus all the Rotarians, Interact students, friends and family who helped make this project a success. We are pleased to play an important part in beautifying and improving the functionality of Bryant  Park.

 

Click here to see the photo-story of the 2017-2018 Bryant Park project.

 

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PROJECT CART

We recently had a presentation about CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s’ Trust Fund).  See the presentation slides here, and watch the video at this YouTube linkCLICK HERE

It's a great project -- and our club has signed on to support it!

 

Click here for an article by club member Eloy Nunez, the 6950 DGE, about why he's such a strong advocate for this cause.


 

Click here to see our club brochure!

 


 

Take a look at our community service plans

for the 2017-2018 year.


 


Bonnie Rybak, 2017-2018 president       Congratulations to the new

leadership team for 2017 - 2018!

 

2017 – 2018 officers

President - Bonnie Rybak

President Elect – Mike Hall

President Elect/Nominee – Drew Benefield

Immediate Past President – John Murphy

Secretary – Nanci Allen

Treasurer – Christine Thatcher

 

Directors ... terms ending:

2018: Bill Catto, Sonny Hunt, Cami Plaisted

2019: Dora Hunt, Rebecca Martin, Katie Spires

2020: Paul Perregeaux, Debbie Scott, Connie DeWeese

 

Key team leaders

  Club Service / Administration -- Bonnie Rybak

  Community Service -- Mike Hall

  International Service -- Lace Blue-McLean

  Vocational Service:  --  Trish Thomas

  Youth Service/Interact Liaison --  Karen Aultman

  Foundation --  Dora Hunt

  Membership -- Connie DeWeese, Cami Plaisted

 

Rotary Club of Inverness Charitable Foundation 

... terms ending:

2018:   Rocky Hensley, Sally Long, Ron Lundberg

2019:   Lace Blue-McLean, Joe Brannen, Rob Tessmer, Jr., Trish Thomas

 

  


Rotarian of the Year 2017-- Lace Blue-McLean?

 

Lace Blue-McLean-rotarian of the YEar 2016-17 with outgoing president John MurphyOutgoing club president John Murphy presents Lace Blue-McLean with the Rotarian of the Year honor for her unflaggling optimism, support and and get-it-done determination.

Thanks for your service!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Charitable foundation board 2017-18

Rotary Club of Inverness Charitable Foundation Board

Thank you to these club members who have stepped up to serve Rotary through directorship on the Foundation board. Pictured here with DG Perry Bean and president Bonnie Rybak (center) are Rob Tessmer, Jr., Trish Thomas, Ron Lundberg, Joe Brannen, Lace Blue-McLean, Sally Long and Rocky Hensley.


 

Rotary Club of Inverness 2016-17 president John Murphy offers a wrap-up for this year, and encouragement for new president Bonnie Rybak for her year, 2017-18.  Click here to read his "last words" as president. Also see the infographic on the club's accomplishments during 2016-17.

 

 

 


 

 Our 2016-17 grant project in Whispering Pines Park
 

This year's project won't be seen by most of the thousands of people who use Whispering Pines Park, but those who do see it will appreciate it greatly. This year we refurbished the decades-old Scout camping area facilities. The project included putting a new roof and skylights on the restroom building, having upgraded plumbing fixures installed [that meet code & ADA requirements], plus painting the restroom building and the nearby pavilion inside and out. The site has no electricity, so we're sure users will appreciate the solar-powered flood lights and on-demand lights inside the restroom building. We also installed wooden fencing at the parking area.

 

The Rotary Club of Inverness thanks City project manager Ron Hodges and other City staff for assistance, plus all the Rotarians, Interact students, RYE youth, Boy Scouts of Troop 457, friends and family who helped make this project a success. We are pleased to play an important part in beautifying and improving the functionality of Whispering Pines Park.

 

Click here to see the photo-story of the 2016 - 17 Whispering Pines Park project.

 

Click here to see the story about our project that appeared in the Citrus County Chronicle on April 20.  

 

 

Rotary Monthly Themes

 

January - Vocational Service

February - Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution

March - Water & Sanitation

April - Maternal & Child Health

May - Youth Service

June - Rotary Fellowships

July - Open

August - Membership & New Club Development

September - Basic Education & Literacy

October - Economic & Community Development

November - The Rotary Foundation 

December - Disease Prevention & Treatment 

 

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For LOTS MORE fun news about our club members and projects ... see "People News" link at left

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TAKE A LOOK AT ROTARY! Review the short video "Rotary Basics" from Rotary Intenational. You can also view or download a pdf file of the printed version. Check out the rich history of Rotary worldwide, see videos about Rotarians working for humanity worldwide, and lots more! Visit the Rotary International website.  You'll also find Rotary International on YouTube, among other sites.

 

See Rotary's updated strategic plan -- click here.

 Our 2017-18 grant project in Bryant Park
 

This year the Rotary Club of Inverness switched venues for our park grant project. Bryant Park is a neighborhood park that sorely needed attention. The City of Inverness wanted Rotary’s assistance to improve Bryant Park — and with it, the neighborhood. The intent was to provide a safe, attractive gathering space for youth, families and visitors.

 

This will be a sustainable, multi-year project. Working with Park Manager Ron Hodges, Rotary Club of Inverness members improved the park’s “gateway” along Tuttle Street.  We replaced an unattractive chain-link fence with a wood post-rail fence situated to better promote pedestrian use of the sidewalk. We also commissioned a new sign, installed landscaping, and had the City install irrigation, lighting and dog waste stations. We were able to squeeze enough from the budget to also purchase two picnic tables.

 

The Rotary Club of Inverness thanks City project manager Ron Hodges and other City staff for assistance, plus all the Rotarians, Interact students, friends and family who helped make this project a success. We are pleased to play an important part in beautifying and improving the functionality of Bryant  Park.

 

Click here to see the photo-story of the 2017 - 18 Bryant Park project.

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