SOCIAL SAMARITANS WELCOMES YOU
As a Satellite Club of the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale South, the Social Samaritans are “The Changing Face of Rotary.” Rotary International has over a 100 year history of commitment to service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. They have worked to make a difference in local and global communities by directing their efforts to six areas: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies. The Social Samaritans are focused on energizing the next generation of Rotarians through a social, casual, and fun experience. We are a friendly group of professionals who want to connect with our community, lead, mentor, network, and make friendships that last. We meet twice a month, at a convenient “hour” for young professionals, and we hope to see you there.
Rotary Satellite Club of Fort Lauderdale South Sunset dba "Social Samaritans" is a new rotary club that meets twice per month and one of our monthly meeting is a social that benefits a local organization. We meet the first Monday and third Monday every month unless there is a holiday. The first Monday we have a regular meeting with a speaker and the third Monday is our social.
VETERANS CORE FOUNDATION
Social Samaritans were busy again! Several of us, plus volunteers, packaged up 40 Homeless Veterans Packages. These packages and a monetary donation were delivered to the Veterans Core Foundation!
BOWL FOR CHANGE FOR JACK & JILL CHILDREN'S CENTER
We hit the lanes to support Jack & Jill Children's Center for their event at Manor Lanes!
APRIL PARTY WITH A PURPOSE BENEFITING SOUTH FLORIDA WILDLIFE CENTER
What an amazing night at the April Party with a Purpose at Boathouse at the Riverside, benefiting the South Florida Wildlife Center! We had a blast, while collecting supplies for the animals, and raising $500 in donations from our partiers— and that’s not even including the percentage that Boathouse is donating from our proceeds throughout the evening! Thanks to all who made it so successful.
HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF
Rotary District 6990 Relief Efforts
Labor Day Weekend the Bahamas took a direct hit from category 5 Hurricane Dorian, with winds that reached 180 miles per hour. This storm battered these islands and the rebuilding process will take years.
Grand Bahama island has 5 Rotary clubs and is a valued part of Rotary District 6990. We will do everything possible to help them recover from the devastation.
Rotary International District 6990 has secured a 181-foot ship and four (4) 20-foot containers Rotarians and volunteers helped fill the containers with items on Friday, September 6th. The ship is in the Bahamas and local Rotarians are distributing the items to those in need. Due to the overwhelming success our collection of items for our friends in Grand Bahamas Island was, we are no longer collecting new items at this time. The ship and containers will be back this week and will once again need to be loaded so we are looking for volunteers to help with the effort. Once they receive the 2nd shipment, we are going to get a list of most needed items but we are expecting them to be large items ie fans, wood, building materials, etc. We will begin collection of donations again once we get the new list. In the meantime, we have partnered with Food for the Poor. Please contact Kevin Mayne at 830-377-5818
Rotary International District 6990 has a non-profit fund, The Robbins Fund, which was established over twenty years ago to aid in Disaster Recovery Efforts. For monetary donations and/or to drop off items, please visit www.rotary6990.org. And if interested in assisting or volunteering in this and on-going efforts to support the recovery, please contact a Rotary Club in your area via www.rotary.org.
Ray Williams, District Governor for Rotary International District 6990, stated “Unfortunately, we have done this before – assisted other communities in their recovery efforts from previous disasters. Grand Bahama Islands is part of our Rotary District and we truly feel that they are part of our family! Rotarians are known for helping those in need, as our motto “Service Above Self” clearly states!”
Don Horton, Chair – Disaster Relief, started collecting items to fill a shipping container on Monday, including visiting Costco and utilizing disaster relief funds approved by the Rotary District. Don stated, “Rotarians from around the world assisted us here in The Florida Keys two years ago. This is a big undertaking, but we are Rotarians, and this is what we do!”
For more information about the Rotary International District 6990 Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts and our Rotary Clubs, contact Don Horton (305) 522-2062 or visit www.rotary6990.org.
MAKE A DONATION
This 501(c)(3) was established for disaster relief and all funds raised will go to help with these efforts. The checks should be made out to THE ROBBINS FUND, INC. OR DONATE ONLINE ABOVE. In the memo area of the check it should say HURRICANE DORIAN. Send the checks to District Treasurer, Marty Kurtz, at the following address:
THE ROBBINS FUND
ROTARY INT'L DISTRICT 6990
C/O MARTY KURTZ, DIST. TREASURER
2110 N OCEAN BLVD, #703
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33305
We will be begin collection of items at these locations in approximately 10 days. Please check back for a list of needed items.
SpareZ Bowling – 5325 S University Dr, Davie / 9:00am to 1:00am, seven days a week
Weston Hills Country Club, 2600 Country Club Way, Weston / Tuesday, Sept. 3–Friday, Sept. 6. 7 am–10 pm
International Montessory Kids Center, 602 Anderson Circle, Deerfield Beach / Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 8pm
Florida Blue Center (The Falls) – 8895 SW 136th Street, Miami / Hours: M-F 9am-7pm & Sat 9am-4pm
Coral Gables Fire Station 1 (Headquarters) 2815 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables Fire Station 2, 525 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables Fire Station 3, 11911 Old Cutler Road
Winn Dixie Tavernier Towne Center, 92100 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, FL 33070 (Drop off times to be announced)
Key Largo Publix at Tradewinds Plaza, 101437 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037 / 8am-10pm Wednesday and Thursday
"Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves."