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The Rote March 23, 2023
Via Zoom
Scribe: Marcia Brod

President Brian Tschirhart welcomed everyone to our Zoom meeting. Arlene Terrinoni gave an invocation and Diane Stieber led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our final March Celebrants:

Brian Tschirhart March 30 and Lucienne Decker March 31.


A Reflection on our Past and Current Accomplishments

Thank you to Robert Bull for the wonderful montage of activities and events over the past year that have made the Rotary Club of Miami so involved in helping our environment and our community. We appreciate all the effort that was put into the presentation and the many environmental projects organized – THANK YOU, ROBERT!

President Brian spoke about the Board’s intention to focus on membership in the upcoming months. Our meetings will be a balance of zoom, in-person, social and community activities. Something for everyone!

Our Thursday, March 16th Event was a Great Success

Our 106th Anniversary Event at the Rusty Pelican was a wonderful afternoon of inspiring speakers, a picture perfect view, delicious food and great fellowship. A signed copy of The River of Grass by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas was a hot ticket item auctioned off to Dr. Bruno Dipasquale for a very generous contribution of $1,250. Thank you Doctor! The entire Club is appreciative of the work done by the Anniversary Committee – we thank you all! Robin and Susan Shelley, Robert Bull, Noreen Timoney and Oliver Ruiz. What a wonderful afternoon. Kudos to all!!!

TBM Final Interviews Saturday, March 18th

Phil Seipp and Diane Landsberg successfully completed another year of administration of the TBM student interviews. What an amazing bunch of students. They seem to be better every year. Thank you to all who interviewed and to Phil and Diane for their tireless devotion and work to make the process run as smoothly as possible.



Thursday, March 30 – Luncheon meeting at the Miami Yacht Club. Our speaker will be the City of Miami Police Chief Manny Morales, the City’s therapy dog “Freckles” and its trainer.

Saturday, April 1 – Brunch/lunch starting at noon at Diane Landsberg’s home. Stop by to greet our “Sailor SteveDutton. He will be in port for the day and would love to see everyone.

Thursday, April 6 Our speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Hutchins, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner. Type of meeting (Zoom or In-person) TBD.

Thursday, April 13 Join us in the evening to check out our soon-to-be new meeting venue. 50 Biscayne is right in the heart of downtown and a great opportunity to expand our membership. Valet Parking is free to members and the location is easily accessible by Metrorail and the People Mover. Don’t miss the chance to check it out! Meeting space is on the 10th floor and we’ll gather around 5:30p.m.

Saturday, April 22 Sign up on line to participate in BAYNANZA. It is a celebration of Biscayne Bay and its significance as one of the most important ecological systems in South Florida. There are multiple locations to sign up for, just go to the Baynanza website and register. Help make the beautiful Bay a cleaner place to be.

Saturday, April 22 District Training Assembly This is a training session for incoming Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers, but all Rotarians are welcome. It is at the Davie Signature Grand and is held from 8-3pm. Check out the District 6990 website for more information.

Saturday, April 22 – University of Miami Donor Appreciation Luncheon

Saturday, April 29 The District Interact Conference will be held at the Police Benevolent Association’s facility. It has been a few years since we have been able to host this important event. Volunteers will be needed.


HAPPY $$$$$$ today will benefit the Clubs Foundation

Norby Rudel was happy to be attending his second Rotary meeting to the day. He got up early to attend a breakfast meeting at the Weston Club.

Phil Seipp contributed to the cause in honor of Norby attending two meetings in a day.

Diane Landsberg was happy that the TBM interviews were so successful.

Marcia Brod shared a TBM Alumni story and also mentioned how wonderful the students were that her team interviewed. Amazing stories from each one of them.

Noreen Timoney was so happy to have had such a wonderful committee to work with on the 106th Anniversary event.

Brian Tschirhart also thanked the committee for all their hard work.

Cory Gittner led everyone in the Four Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do.

The meeting adjourned….have a great week!