Meet our Rotary Exchange Student

Grettel Aguirre RotaryCongratulations to Grettel Aguirre, a recent grad of St.Pete Collegiate High, who will represent the St. Petersburg Rotary Club during the next year as our Rotary Exchange Student to Japan (pictured with club member Chuck Strub). http://www.ryeflorida.org/2015-16-Grettel-Japan

Rotary Club of St. Petersburg to Move Meetings to St. Petersburg Yacht Club

Yacht ClubIt is with great excitement that your officers, board of directors and past presidents announce that the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg will move our weekly club meetings to the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, beginning on Friday, August 14. Watch for more information and some surprises for our first meeting at the Yacht Club. Make plans now to attend this historic meeting!

Dr. Bond Thomas Elected the 95th President of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg


Dr. Bond Thomas
has been elected as the 95th president of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg for 2015-16. He joined the club in 2002 and has served on the board of directors. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and received the club’s distinguished Rotarian of the Year Award in 2012.

A fourth generationBond Thomas native of St. Petersburg, he attended Shorecrest Preparatory School and completed his undergraduate degree in business from Mercer University. He continued his education and graduated from Life University School of Chiropractic in Atlanta. He has been a practicing Chiropractor in St. Petersburg for more than 15 years.

He is also an active member of the First Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association and The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Thomas and his wife Carla have two children.

He will present his goals and objectives for the coming Rotary year at our meeting on Fri. July 10.

Roy Adams Receives the 2015 Dr. Charlie Martin Rotarian of the Year Award


Congratulations to Roy Adams who is the 2015 recipient of the Dr. Charlie Martin Rotarian of the Year Award.
 Roy joined our cHRA 2014lub is 2004. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member.  He is a member of the club’s Board of Directors and served the past two years as the club’s sergent at arms. He is the Public Information Officer at All Children’s Hospital.

The Dr. Charlie Martin Award Rotarian of the Year Award is presented to a member of the St. Petersburg Rotary Club who has lived life much like Dr. Martin, through the application of the ideal of service in one’s personal, business and community life.  These characteristics include: a long-time member of this or another Rotary club; Regular in Rotary attendance; a person who has neither sought nor received the limelight, as in unsung hero; one who has placed personal family values high in the order of life; one who walks his or her talk with God and a Rotarian with a sincere interest in the members.

Meeting Highlights: May 22 – Will Michaels – “The Vinoy Legacy”

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Will Michaels
retired as the Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Museum of History and is currently a Museum Trustee. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Carter G. Woodson African American Museum and President of St. Petersburg Preservation, Inc. Will has served as Vice President of CONA (Council of Neighborhood Associations) and Chair of its Land Development & Historic Resources Committee. He is an adjunct faculty member at St. Petersburg College teaching St. Petersburg history in the Life Long Learning Program, and a member of the Tony Janus Distinguished Aviation Society Board. He holds a Doctorate in Anthropology from USF, and a BA & MA

2015 Annual Middle School Speech Contest

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The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg’s Middle School Speech Contest startedwith four schools in 1961 and now includes most of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students attending St. Petersburg public and private schools. Chaired by club member and prinicpal of St. Petersburg High School, Al Bennett, this year’s topic was: “What do I have to be optimistic about in today’s world?”

Congratulations to this year’s winner, Amari Royal  from Academy Prep.

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The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, FL was founded on January 3, 1920. It is the oldest civic club in the city.

 

Flags & Banners from Visiting Rotarians Over the Years

Meeting Time and Location

The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m.  Orange Blossom Catering 220 4th Street N. (Directions) St. Petersburg, FL 33701 call: 727-822-3277 for more information            

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Grettel Aguirre Rotary

Meet our Rotary Exchange Student

Congratulations to Grettel Aguirre, a recent grad of St.Pete Collegiate High, who will represent the St. Petersburg Rotary Club during the next year as our Rotary Exchange Student to Japan (pictured with club member Chuck Strub). http://www.ryeflorida.org/2015-16-Grettel-Japan

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Yacht Club

Rotary Club of St. Petersburg to Move Meetings to St. Petersburg Yacht Club

It is with great excitement that your officers, board of directors and past presidents announce that the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg will move our weekly club meetings to the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, beginning on Friday, August 14. Watch for more information and some surprises for our first meeting at the Yacht Club. Make plans …

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