You know your Rotary Club is tops when the Supervisor of Elections comes to visit because he's heard all of the great things you're doing. Well, that and he wants to make sure you vote! It was an awesome weekly meeting this week as we inducted Hillsborough County Sheriff's Major Bob Ura into our club, welcomed our own bionic man, Fred Schwabe, back from his short surgery and rehab break and had our newly appointed AG, Clayton Jenkins, visit us. Maria Lewis even shared that she completed the CFRE Exam and is embarking on a new career all while celebrating the birth of her new grandson, Luke!
The star of the day was definitely Craig Latimer, though, as he talked about Hillsborough County's election system for its over 800,000 registered voters. Educating the club on the Supervisor of Election's responsibilities and the make up of the office, Mr. Latimer told us about how 42 full time employees and over 4,000 part time employees make up the staff during the voting process. They also operate on a budget that is 1/3 of one percent of the total Hillsborough County budget. They were also a recipient of the prestigious Governor's Sterling Award which is based on strict requirements of excellent organizational performance.
With the 2016-17 Rotary year winding down, President Chuck thanked everyone that attended the Installation Banquet and reminded everyone that charity nominations for the upcoming Rotary year are going to be taken from the floor at next week's meeting.
The club will be celebrating Chris Larson's birthday on June 25th as well as Sharon and John Sellers' 38th anniversary on June 24th! Congrats!
Key Upcoming Dates:
June 21st - Charity Nominations for 2016-17 Rotary Year taken from floor
June 23rd - Monthly Social at Top Golf
June 28th - Club Assembly - approval of 2016-17 Calendar of Events/Budget
July 1st - Charity Applications Due
July 5th - No Club Meeting
July 12th - Charity Presentations
July 18th - Board of Directors Meeting
July 19th - Charity Presentations
July 26th - Club Assembly