rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida Goes Holiday Shopping with Kids from the Community - 12/02/17 01:12 PM
 
This morning, members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill went on the annual holiday shopping spree with a group of kids from the community.
Each child was assigned to a Rotarians and every member help with the shopping, wrapping, organizing, setting up, and making sure all funds and kids were accounted for!
This is an annual event and by far one of the best days every year for everyone involved. So much fun to help the kids pick out presents for their family members and themselves!
 
 
The shopping spree was followed by a wrapping party at the Hernando County Boys and Girls Club … (15 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida Pancake Fundraiser April 2016 - 04/23/16 04:42 AM
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida Pancake Fundraiser April 2016
 
Today my Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida held its second successful pancake breakfast fundraiser that was hosted by Applebee's Restaurant on County Line Road in Spring Hill Florida! 
Doors opened at 8 am and in two hours we served about 300 or so people with coffee, juice, and pancake platters!  None of our Rotary members work in the restaurant business so getting organized and getting used to serving kept us on our feet but we also had a lot of fun doing it.  
Luckily, we had some great help from members of the … (15 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army with Rotary Club of Spring Hill FL - 12/04/15 08:21 AM
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army with Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida
 
Every November and December, you see and hear the bell ringers at the front of stores and other locations ringing those bells for donations to the Salvation Army.  People put their donations in the red kettles the Salvation Army is known for.  The proceeds from these bell ringing activities is going to help local needy families, seniors and the homeless in a variety of ways. 
 
This year, I volunteered together with other members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida, to help in this effort. We were working in … (20 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida Inducts Two New Members! - 05/13/15 09:06 AM
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida Inducts Two New Members!
 
The Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida just became two members stronger!  
District 6950 Assistant Governor Karen van Sickle conducted the induction of new members Mike and Trudy into the club. 
The members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill engage in many community projects throughout the year including the annual Middle School Brain Bowl, Dictionaries for third graders, Kid's holiday shopping, and scholarships.  We also support other community organizations such as local homeless and youth shelters.
Rotary Clubs are a part of a worldwide organization, Rotary International, and serve their respective communities in … (12 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida - Brain Bowl 2015 - Fun And Games - 03/15/15 09:18 AM
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida - Brain Bowl 2015 -Fun and Games
 

The 2015 Brain Bowl competition between the Middle Schools in Hernando County fittingly took place on 3/14/15, also known as "Pi"-Day!
Student teams of five Hernando County Middle Schools competed against each other in this competition that contains challenging questions from math, science, literature, history and current events.
After six games with two rounds each, the team from Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics emerged as the winners.
This was the 23rd year, the Rotary Club of Spring Hill has organized this … (15 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: New Rotarian Inducted into Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida - 01/29/15 09:36 AM
New Rotarian Inducted into Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida
 
The Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida, inducted a new member today.   Dennis Strissel has been member of Rotary before but now that he moved to Spring Hill, Florida, we are happy to welcome him into the Spring Hill Rotary Club. 
 

Rotary Assistant District Governor Karen Van Sickle conducted the induction ceremony and pinned Dennis before being joined by Rotary Club President Ty Mullis for the photo op!   
 

 
Are you interested in Rotary?
The Rotary Club of Spring Hill is part of Rotary International, a worldwide … (14 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Giving Back to my Community through Rotary - 07/27/14 10:04 AM
Giving Back to my Community through Rotary
It's been several years now since I joined the Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida.  What attracted me to Rotary was the idea of networking with other professionals in the community but also learning about and participating in the many community projects Rotary clubs around the world are involved in.
 
My club has a focus on children and youth and most of our activities center around causes that will help the kids in our our area.  One of my favorite activities is the delivery of dictionaries to all the third graders in Hernando County. 
There are … (15 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary of Spring Hill Florida says Farewell to Exchange Student from Ecuador - 05/22/14 05:00 AM
Rotary of Spring Hill Florida bids Farewell to Exchange Student from Ecuador
 
At the weekly meeting of my Rotary of Spring Hill, Florida, club, we had the pleasure to welcome once more Gerardo Piedra, an exchange student from Ecuador who had been spending the last ten months in our area.
He was accompanied by Assistant District Governor Mike Fitzgerald who was also his host during part of this time. 
Gerardo gave a wonderful presentation of his time as an exchange student in the United States.  He shared with us his experiences and impressions attending school at Hernando High School to … (11 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary of Spring Hill Florida Hosts Annual Middle School Brain Bowl - 04/07/14 08:20 AM
 
Rotary of Spring Hill Florida Hosts Annual Middle School Brain Bowl     The Rotary Club of Spring Hill once again hosted the annual Middle School Brain Bowl on Saturday, April 5, 2014 for the 21st time!   A popular event, the Brain Bowl is an academic competition among the public middle schools in Hernando County.  Teams of students ring in with buzzers to win the opportunity to correctly answer a questions from a variety of subjects including math, science, geography, literature, history and current events.     As always, competition between the teams was stiff this year with an excellent showing … (8 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Celebrating Spring with Rotary "End Polio Now" - 03/20/14 04:04 AM
Celebrating Spring with Rotary "End Polio Now"
 

 
Just in time for Spring, Rotary clubs everywhere are engaging in a new awareness campaign to promote "End Polio Now" with the purple crocus as a symbol.
Did you know?  Polio kills and paralyses young children.  There is no cure for polio but it can be prevented through immunization.  Just 25 years ago, 350,000 children were affected by polio each year.  Thanks to the efforts of Rotary and other organizations, there were only 223 cases in 2012.  We are "This close to ending polio!"
Rotary International has been involved in a … (20 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary International is "This" Close to Ending Polio - 02/12/14 07:43 AM
Rotary International is "This" Close to Ending Polio
While driving through Spring Hill, Florida, today I was very happy to spot this billboard on Commercial Way with Rotary's End Polio Now message: "We are THIS close to ending Polio!"
It hasn't been that long that Polio was a feared disease everywhere including in the US and many of us still remember some people in our neighborhoods or even in our own families who were paralysed as a result of the disease. 
 

 
Going on 30 years, Rotarians across the globe have supported and worked for the eradication of polio worldwide.  Thanks … (17 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary Club of Spring Hill conducts Annual Christmas Shopping Event - 12/14/13 08:57 AM
Rotary Club of Spring Hill conducts Annual Christmas Shopping Event
Members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida and members of the Springstead High School Interact Club worked together this morning to treat ten children from the community to a Christmas shopping spree.

This is an annual event and this year, the YMCA of the Suncoast helped for the first time to select the participants in this event.  Parents and siblings were invited to attend while the kids were wrapping the presents they had purchased. 
 
Everyone enjoyed to the pizza lunch that followed the wrapping party that followed. 
Once again, the staff … (8 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rubber Duck Derby for a Cause at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida - 09/29/13 05:14 AM
Rubber Duck Derby for a Cause at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida
The three Rotary Clubs of Hernando County, Florida, came together for a new community project "Save Weeki Wachee Springs" by spearheading an effort to remove an invasive green algae from the water.
The rubber duck race took place yesterday as a fundraiser to help in this project.  Each duck was one entry and ducks were sold single or as "quack packs"!  Obviously, many people participated in this first duck race of its kind on the still beautiful Weeki Wachee river.
The Hernando County Rotary Clubs hope to not only raise awareness to the … (20 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida and an Argentine Tango - 04/20/13 08:59 AM
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida and an Argentine Tango
 
Every year, the Rotary Clubs of Hernando County host a group study exchange (GSE) team from another country for a few days. The Rotary GSE program is a vocational and cultural exchange program for business and professionals in the beginning of their careers.  It gives people from around the world an opportunity to experience life, work, and culture of another country for month.   This year the GSE team members are hailing from Argentina. 
Hosted by members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida, members of all three Hernando County Rotary Clubs came together … (6 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida Sponsors 21st Annual Brain Bowl - 03/16/13 05:00 AM
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida Sponsors 21st Annual Brain Bowl
 
The Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida conducted the 21st Annual Kevin Coit Middle School Brain Bowl today at Challenger K-8 in Spring Hill, Florida.
Six games were played with teams from five middle schools in Spring Hill competing.  Questions were difficult and covered a wide range of topics from the sciences, current events, history, entertainment, the arts, and more. 
Students had to respond within five seconds to the questions to score a point.  Math questions were allowed 30 seconds. Equipped with a stop watch, my duty this year was time … (7 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida Learns about USO Tampa Bay - 02/21/13 04:16 AM
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida Learns about USO Tampa Bay The Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida, welcomed Mr. Ron Jarabak, Director of the USO Tampa Bay, as their guest speaker at this weeks meeting.  His presentation included an overview of the USO's history, mission, and current activities in the Tampa Bay area. 
Most notably, he talked about the new USO lounge facility at the Tampa International Airport that opened last year.  You can read more about the opening of this facility in one of my previous posts.
The USO Tampa Bay is currently working on a new project under the Warrior and … (4 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida | Annual Kids Christmas Shopping - 12/01/12 07:44 AM
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida | Annual Kids Christmas Shopping Members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida came together today for their annual Christmas Shopping treat for several children from the community. All kids were elementary school students.  
Accompanied by a Rotarian and a member of the Interact Club, each child was given a certain budget that they were allowed to spend as they liked.  Some came with wish lists and gift shopping for siblings and parents was encouraged.  All through the aisles of the store, Santas Helpers were busy helping the children with their lists and … (12 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary of Spring Hill Florida Distributes Dictionaries to Third Graders - 11/15/12 09:46 AM
Rotary of Spring Hill Florida Distributes Dictionaries to Third Graders
Members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida got together this morning to distribute dictionaries to over 300 third graders in Hernando County Middle Schools and will deliver about the same number again the next day.
 


The dictionary project is is a project that we have been involved with for many years and it is always a great experience for everyone involved.  The enthusiasm and excitement of the kids is just priceless when they receive their own personal dictionaries!
This year, the kids in several classrooms reciprocated with handwritten … (8 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Hernando County Rotary Clubs Work Together on Dictionary Project - 10/30/12 09:25 AM
Hernando County Rotary Clubs Work Together on Dictionary Project There are three distinct Rotary Clubs in Hernando County and today members of all three clubs came together to work on the annual dictionary project.  Every year, the Rotary clubs distribute dictionaries to all the third graders in the Hernando County schools.  The schools are divided up between the different clubs whose members then deliver the books to the students in the class rooms.
But before this can happen, there is preparatory work to be done.  The dictionaries are checked to make sure they are not flawed.  Each book also receives a label … (6 comments)

rotary club of spring hill florida: Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida learns about US Constitution - 10/25/12 06:10 AM
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida learns about US Constitution "A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people"  --- James Madison
The members of our Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida, had the pleasure to welcome Mr. Hamilton Hanson as a guest speaker at this morning's meeting. 
Mr. Hanson spoke about the Constitution of the United States and particularly about the powers of Congress as laid out in Article I Section 8 and the power of the States laid out in the 10th amendment. 
The simplicity of the Constitution of the United States in its original form as … (8 comments)

 
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