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Rotary Newsletter

District 6980 Rick Baines, Governor
July 1, 2012

Volume 1, Issue 1

A Few Words from Governor Rick
Welcome to Another Exciting Rotary

District 6980
for Upcoming
July 28 8:15am
District 6980
Club Administration Seminar
Click HERE for Details
August 18 8:15am
District 6980
District Membership Seminar
Click HERE for Details
September 8 8am
District 6980
RotaryFoundation Seminar
Click HERE for Details
November 9-12
District 6980
Conference Cruise
Click HERE for Details

It is an honor to
serve each of the
more than 2,000
Rotarian members
of the 49 Rotary
Governor Rick clubs throughout
Central Florida as
your District Governor for the Rotary year
Before launching into expectations for
this next year, allow me to compliment
Immediate Past District Governor Art
Brown on an exceptionally successful
In my opinion, I have assembled the best
possible team of AG’s, Committee Chairs
and Committee Members to carry out the
sole purpose of the district which is “to
serve the clubs”.
We have a great group of new club Presidents that have gone through tremendous
training in order to help make their club a
more effective Rotary club.
My theme for the District this year is
“Rotary First”. It’s the concept of making
Rotary the centerpiece of what we, as

clubs stand for. Our loyalties should first
be to our members, then our club and
then Rotary International.
With every new Rotary year come new
goals and objectives. Our goal is for every
club to achieve the RI Presidential Citation. By achieving the Presidential Citation, the clubs will be stressing the importance of both membership and continued support of Rotary programs and the
Rotary Foundation while simultaneously
supporting the priorities and goals identified within the RI Strategic Plan:
strengthen clubs, increase humanitarian
service, and enhance public image. To
accomplish these goals, your club President will need the support and cooperation of the club Board and the members.
I look forward to the year ahead, and to
supporting the clubs with their efforts to
further the Object of Rotary. Let us also
strive to carry forth the theme of Rotary
International President Tanaka which is
“Peace through Service”

Rick Baines
Richard A. Baines
District Governor 2012-2013

July is Literacy Month

Question 1.
Can a Club President
vote on a motion before
the board?

For many years, Rotarians
have been active in efforts
to reduce illiteracy, from
building schools and paying salaries of teachers to
serving as tutors to collecting and distributing books
and audiovisual materials
to libraries. Rotarians are
working with governments
to create large-scale repli-

cable literacy projects in the developing world.
The RI Board of
Directors has designated July as
Literacy Month, a
perfect time for Rotary clubs to develop their own literacy
projects as well as raise awareness of Rotarian efforts
worldwide to eradicate illiteracy.

Distrtict 6980 Newsletter

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The Rotary Leadership Institute
The Rotary Leadership
Institute is a grassroots,
multi-district organization
whose purpose is to assist
the clubs within its member districts with the leadership development of its
members. This is done
primarily with a curriculum designed to enhance
the overall Rotary experience of Rotarians and provide assistance helping the
clubs run effectively. RLI
is not a seminar. All
courses are led by trained
facilitators who lead discussion. They do not lecture.

District 6980 will host three
RLI events in 2012-13 but
any Rotarian can attend any
RLI event within the Sunshine Division (Georgia,
Florida and the Caribbean).

August 25 – The Villages
Charter High School

November 10-11 – On
board the Monarch of the
Seas during the District Conference Cruise

March 30, 2013 – Hagerty High School, Oviedo

A Rotary Leadership Institute
newsletter will be sent to all
Rotarians within the Sunshine Division each month
around the 20th with complete
information and details;
schedule of future events,
how to register, etc.
Best wishes for a most outstanding Rotary year ahead!
Randy Rawiszer PDG
RLI District Director 2010-13

Question 2.

RLI Sunshine Division Executive Committee 2012-14

What month is Rotary
Foundation Month?

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Each Rotary district in the
world has a District Rotary Foundation Committee
made up of volunteers
who have expertise in specific Rotary Foundation
programs. The purpose of
the committee is to assist
the clubs within the district with their promotional, educational and
fundraising efforts for the
Foundation. One of the
committee’s most important roles is to encourage and assist the clubs
with their active participation in Rotary Foundation programs.

Randy Rawiszer
District Rotary
Foundation Chairman

The Rotary Foundation is
the charitable arm of Rotary International. The
Foundation is run by Rotarians, for Rotarians, and
is supported primarily by
Rotarians. It is truly our
Foundation and all Rotarians have a vested interest
in it.

It is encouraged that all
clubs have The Rotary
Foundation at the top of
their club’s charitable giving list for this Rotary
In an effort to foster better understanding of The
Rotary Foundation and its
life changing dynamic
programs, there will be a
monthly District Rotary
Foundation Committee
Newsletter sent to all Rotarians in D-6980 around
the 10th of each month.
We will hold our District
Rotary Foundation Seminar on September 8 at
Valencia College (West
Campus) where we will
provide educational and
program support to all
who require it.
Finally, we will hold our
Rotary Foundation Dinner on May 4, 2012, which
we are calling the Night of

a thousand Paul Harris
Fellows, where on that
night we will recognize
1,000 new and multiple
Paul Harris Fellows in
one night. More information will be provided in
each monthly newsletter
and at the seminar in September.
We expect that 2012-13
will be an historic year for
The Rotary Foundation in
District 6980 with not
only record giving, but
also with record program
participation and support.
Best wishes for a most
outstanding Rotary year
Randy Rawiszer PDG
District Rotary Foundation Committee Chairman

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Volume 1, Issue 1

Youth Exchange Update-John Siegel
We say Bon voyage to 14 students, all sponsored by our Rotary
Clubs, as they start their year as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student. They will be our Rotary ambassadors representing their
families, school, Rotary District 6980, and the USA in ten different country's world wide. Our students have attended three orientations and five training meetings to prepare them for the year
ahead. Rotarian Scott Korgmann of the Rotary Club of Collage
Park has the pleasure to oversee the training of our students.
Rotary Exchange Students

Our District has the pleasure of hosting 12 students (we call them inbounds) for the
school year ahead. They will be arriving in August. We still need host families to open
up their home to these students. If you are an empty nester and you are up to a life
changing experience, host one of these students. If you would like to host one of
our students and have the opportunity to bring a new culture into your home. They may
even cook you a meal from their local cuisine! Please contact John Siegel at
rye6980@aol.com or 407-645-3100.

Take a FREE online Rotary Course
Question 3.
Who fills the vacancy on
the Club Board? The
President? The Board or
the club members?

Learn about Rotary’s strategic plan, our six areas of
focus, and how to apply
for the Foundation’s new
grants at learn.rotary.org.
Customize your user profile, track your course
progress, and even print
certificates of completion.
Each course includes resources and its own

online community where
you can talk with other
registrants and course
Click “Learn” in Member
Access and register for a
course today.

Let Us Take You On A Rotary Cruise!
Don’t miss the boat and the opportunity to have great fellowship during the upcoming Rotary District Conference Cruise, November 9th - 12th. Includes the
following: An elegant cocktail party reception! Fine dining and entertainment!
A Service Project in Nassau! RLI - All three sessions! A private island get-a-way!
Our GSE Team from the Philippines! Our International Youth Exchange Students! Rotary Information Exchange! Networking and Socializing with Rotarians! A tribute to our Veterans on Veterans Day! NO RISK REGISTRATION!!
You have until September 11th to cancel your reservation and receive a full refund
of your deposits.
Click HERE to check out the details and register. ! Our prices

are locked in
until July 15 . General public prices have already increased by
$30.00 per person. Take advantage of our lower price, please register

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Distrtict 6980 Newsletter

Greg Franks to Visit our Distirct
Who is Greg Franks you ask? Greg is our Club and District Support Representative at
Rotary International. Ask anyone in our District who has needed help and advice regards to the rules and procedures of a Rotary club and they will tell you that he was invaluable with his knowledge and support.
Greg will be the featured presenter at our Club Administration Seminar on July 28 th at
The Rotary Club of West Orlando, West Orlando Rotary Clubhouse, 475 S. Kirkman
Road, Orlando, FL 32811.
The Club Admin Seminar will help your clubs administration team by covering the following subjects that can help meet your goals and objectives.

Greg Franks

Club Programs – how to get the best speakers/programs for your regular club

Club Bulletin – design, lay-out, what is important to your readers

Club Websites – how to find the right provider, what is important to show the
viewers, design and lay-out

Family of Rotary – much more than just presenting sad news

Club Service – make your meeting a Rotary Meeting; what is needed to make it
special every week.
This is your chance to ask the expert. If you would like Greg to answer a question,
please submit your question to: hermanngweiss@comcast.net. Greg will be glad to answer your questions at the Seminar. Greg will also be available to answer any questions
you may have about the rules and procedures that govern a Rotary Club or District.

Herman Weiss
District Admin Chair

Who should attend this Seminar? Club Admin Chairs and their teams, Club Secretaries,
Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Program Chairs, Bulletin Chairs, Website Chair, Family of
Rotary Chairs and anyone involved in the Administration of their Rotary Club.
To ensure that we will have a hot breakfast for you at the Seminar please click on this
link to register HERE. Answer 2. November is Rotary Foundation Month
A Shelter Box Response Team (SRT) is traveling to
South Sudan on June 29 to discuss the distribution
of emergency shelter with other aid agencies, in response to continuing conflict in the African country.
Sudan split into two countries in July 2011 after the people
of the south voted for independence. However, there are still
unresolved issues between Sudan's Khartoum and South Sudan's Juba, including disputes over the border around Abyei; and contestation over oil-rich areas. Families have
become displaced from their homes.
People from the south who had been living further north due to displacement from
more than 50 years of civil war are now being forced to return to South Sudan and
leave what has been their home for decades. They have nowhere to go. Shelter Box is
responding to fill this void and working toward bringing the displaced families shelter
and dignity. To read more about this story, click HERE.

Have a Club
Event You want
others to know
Post it HERE

Volume 1, Issue 1

Page 5

The Club Membership Seminar will help you and your club’s Membership team by covering the following subjects that can help meet your Club’s goals and objectives.
Rotary First – We will discuss ideas on how to keep Rotary First, like ways to improve
Club meetings, and various ways of getting to know more about your fellow Rotarians.
Retention – We will share some new and innovative ways to keep members like encouraging Rotarian to Rotarian business.

Ann & Paul Smith

Recruitment – We will discuss best practices and proven ways of attracting good
members. Require organizations who solicit financial support from your club to support
your club by having a representative become a member.
Guest Speaker – Jennifer Deters from Rotary International has served as a resource to various groups of Rotarians
at the International level. She has collaborated with her colleagues in the Secretariat on various initiatives such as the
redesign and rebuild of the global membership database, the
implementation of a new data warehouse and reporting application, as well as, a new club and district goal setting and
tracking application.
Have a question for Jennifer? If so, please send it to us at
annsmith@bluefoxsolutions.com and we will make sure she
sees the question.
Who should attend this Seminar? Club Membership Chairs
and their teams, Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Program
Chairs, Club Secretaries, and anyone involved in the Membership of their Rotary Club – that means Everyone!

Jennifer Deters

To ensure that we will have a hot breakfast for you at the Seminar please register.
Here is the link to allow DaCdb Members to login and register for this event http://

Rotary Club Locator App for Smart Phones
You can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free mobile app. In the Apple app store
and Android market, it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International. The
app also will soon be offered for BlackBerry phones. The "Near Me" search locates clubs
within a physical radius of 100 miles. (Note: Actual driving distances may be further.)
A keyword search for clubs. This search looks for the keyword in either the club name or
meeting location address. This is useful for finding clubs that are outside of the 100-mile
radius from your current location. A map showing a club's location and driving directions. The ability to save search results to a list of favorite clubs .The ability to add a club
to your phone's contact list. The club's website and primary phone number, if available.
A search function to find clubs by district. Click HERE to get app. Answer 1.Did you
know that a Club President can vote on a motion before the board according to the Rotary Club Constitution, as he is an officer of the club.

Page 6

Our Sponsors

Visit Siegel’s

Visit Denny’s

Visit Rebus

Visit Del Friscos

District 6980 Officers 2012-2013
Richard Baines
District Governor
Email Rick

Clark Gwinn
District Foundation Scholarships
Email Clark

Pete Edwards
District Governor-Elect
Email Pete

Robert Shydo
DDF Administration
Email Robert

Josephine Weber
District Governor-Elect Designate
Email Jo

Ann Smith
District Co-Membership Chair
Email Ann

Larry Rice
District Secretary
Email Larry

Paul Smith
District Co-Membership Chair
Email Paul

Thomas Meena
District Treasurer
Email Tom

Ronald Janssen
District Service Project Chair
Email Ronald

Carla Hull
District Event Coordinator
Email Carla

Robin O’Donnell
District Public Relations Chair
Email Robin

Sarah Hamby
District Risk/Insurance Officer
Email Sarah

Herman Weiss
District Club Administration Chair
Email Herman

Randy Rawiszer
District Rotary Foundation Chair
Email Randy

John Siegel
District New Generations Chair
Email John

George Huffman
District Permanent Fund Chair
Email George

William Litton
District Conference Chair
Email William

James Greene
District Polio Plus Chair
Email James

Randy Rawiszer
District RLI Director
Email Randy

Christopher Stubbs
District Group Study Exchange
Email Christopher

Need a Rotary Program Speaker for your weekly meeting? For assistance in setting up a program
speaker please contact the appropriate District Officers above.

Page 7

Volume 1, Issue 1

Sleep Disorder Basics....
Of the more than 80 types of sleep disorders, most can be
grouped into one of the three categories.
Disturbed sleep-- Any condition that causes restless, frequently interrupted or poor quality sleep. Examples include
sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome, both of which can
make staying asleep difficult.
Too much sleep-- Any condition that causes you to sleep more
than what is considered necessary or healthful. Narcolepsies,
Ed Yuiska
which causes excessive sleepiness and uncontrollable “sleep attack,” and depression, can create feelings of lethargy, both are both examples of such conditions.
Too little sleep-- Any condition that robs you of the optimal amount of sleep, insomnia, characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep and other sleep difficulties, is an example of this
type of condition.
Disorders that either limit your sleep or disrupt it often lead to sleep deprivation. Wondering
whether you’re deprived? Consider how much time you need to fall asleep. It takes most people several minutes to drift into a deep slumber. If you fall asleep very quickly (ex: within the
first 5 minutes of lying down) it is a strong indication that you are sleep deprived.
All sleep disorders can be either primary or secondary. If it is the result of another underlying
physical or mental condition, it’s considered a secondary sleep disorder. EX: a person may suffer from insomnia with depression. Primary sleep disorders don’t stem from other conditions
but often can be secondary ones. EX: someone with restless legs syndrome may also develop insomnia because of one’s ability to sleep soundly. Fortunately, treating symptoms of the
primary sleep disorder will often improve symptoms of other disorders that may be present.
This article courtesy of Ed Yuiska of The Rotary Club of The Villages

An Oasis in the Desert
Fellowship is the glue that holds Rotary Clubs together. Paul Harris knew this from Day 1. Some might consider it a
selfish reason to join for the friendships, but having friends is as important to one’s health as breathing. Harris rejoiced in the fellowship of Rotary, and he wanted every Rotarian to rejoice with him.
“In the social desert of a city, they possessed an oasis all their own. To it the chosen few came to revel in the delights
of friendly communion. No longer would any of them have occasion to dream in city parks and public places of happy days gone by; the ‘Happy days had come again.’”
(Paul Harris, This Rotarian Age, page 57)
Reprinted by permission of the Rotary Global History from the Newsletter Nuggets Section of “What Paul Harris
Wrote” (www.whatpaulharriswrote.org). Answer 3. Did you know that if a vacancy becomes open on the Club Board,
it’s the BOARD that fills the vacancy.

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