Dear Fellow Rotarians,
I just wanted to wish you a happy new Rotary year as we start it today on July 1, 2011 as well as a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.
A couple of Rotary business notes:
1. For those interested in helping decorate our 4th of July Parade float, we are meeting tomorrow (Saturday 7/2/11) at 10 am at the Berube’s homea to decorate.  The parade is Monday morning at 9 am along Old 41 and later that day at 4:30 we will set up for our beer and wine sale fundraiser at Riverside Park that will run through the fireworks show, thank you to those who have volunteered to work a shift.  Come out and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer for $3 a drink.
2. I have posted a draft calendar of events for the upcoming year that will be updated as we progress, here is the link: https://bonitaspringsrotary.org/calendar/
I am looking forward to the honor, joy and privilege of serving with each and every one of you this year working to improving our local community, our nation, and our international community.  The theme this year of Rotary International is “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity.”  This year’s club  theme is “Show up open hearted for Rotary.”   On a personal note, I hope that this year we all grow as individuals, engage in greater self education and action about the things that mean the most to us, become healthier, happier and closer friends.  In this regard, if you have any ideas or special interests about anything you would like to see us start up, or stop doing, please let me know.  Thank you very much.
Yours in Rotary,
Jim O’Leary