MISSION

 

The Rotary Club of Weston addresses the SERVICE needs of our community through its organizational capabilities, member skills, volunteerism, and funding support. We focus our community service activities in the areas of Services to Youth (incl. education /scholarship/ learning development), Services to Families In Need, and International Projects as needs are identified.

 

CLUB INFO

Rotary Club of Weston

Worldwide Humanitarian Service Organization

The Rotary Club of Weston has been a part of the landscape of the City of Weston since December 18, 1986, and today is recognized as one of the leading community service organizations in Southwest Broward County.

 

At the Rotary Club of Weston we focus our community service activities in the areas of Services to Youth (including education / scholarship / learning development) and Services to Families In Need through volunteerism, the application of member skills, organizational resources, and our fundraising activities and events. You may have participated in or attended a Weston Rotary event such as the annual “Scholarship Golf Classic” at Weston Hills CC, the annual “Run for Tomorrow & Family Festival” (formerly known as the “Rotary Holiday Run”).

 

Over the past decades the Rotary Club of Weston has awarded more than $1,000,000 in college scholarships to hundreds of graduating seniors from Cypress Bay, Western High School, Sagemont and HANDY; young men and women of our community who have clearly demonstrated an exceptional combination of academic achievement and commitment to community service. Weston Rotary has also contributed more than $500,000 from its annual “Run for Tomorrow & Family Festival” to local charities, non-profit organizations, and the Rotary Foundation.

 

The more than 120 men and women of the Rotary Club of Weston are business owners and managers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, educators, artists, clergy, energetic retirees and, most importantly, your neighbors. Rotary provides members with a unique opportunity to serve others by participating in projects to enhance their local community and to help those in need throughout the world. From its inception, the Rotary Club of Weston is committed to participating in activities and raising funds for community and international projects.

 

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2016-2017 Focus

  • Rotary Foundation – Create broader support for the Rotary Foundation programs. Leverage District and Global Grants to support local and international projects.
  • Membership - Grow and strengthen our membership. Engage all club members, leverage each member’s strengths.
  • Leadership Development - Develop effective club leadership through Succession Planning and Leadership Training.
  • Rotarian Families – Involve Rotarian spouse/partner and kids.
  • Public Relations & Marketing - Build on the legacy of the Rotary Club of Weston being recognized as Weston's Premier Service Organization, and expand that legacy throughout Southwest Broward.
  • Fundraising – Strengthen the club’s fundraising activities, major sponsorship sales, and sponsor relations to enable more scholarships for the 3 high schools, and to support the charities such as HOPE Outreach, Harvest Drive, LifeNet for Families, and more.

President's Message                                                                    

Weston Rotary Club President Mary Beth Casey

Rotary Serving Humanity

By: Mary Beth Casey,  President, Rotary Club of Weston 2016-2017

This is the simple story of Rotary. We do good in the world. And this year’s theme: Rotary Serving Humanity pointedly reminds us of the overall effort of our “Service Above Self” commitment. To build a better world and help make a difference for those that we can touch.

It is my honor to lead the Rotary Club of Weston into our 30th Anniversary Year as a Club. We have grown to over 130 members and our energy and passion continue to swell along with our membership count. Our Club is built on believing that our diversity strengthens us, our success inspires us and our day to day community service makes us proud to be Rotarians. Our Rotary International  President, John G. Germ, said “I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity,” said Germ. Rotary members around the globe are serving humanity by providing clean water to underdeveloped communities, promoting peace in conflict areas, and strengthening communities through basic education and literacy. But none more important than our work to eradicate polio worldwide, he said.


The Rotary Club of Weston has three major fundraising events each year:  The Annual Holiday Run for Tomorrow 5K/Half Marathon is scheduled this year for December 11, 2016. This event raises funds for all the community charity partners we serve throughout the year such as Life Net 4 Families, Susan B Anthony Recovery Center, Gilda’s Club and the VA Nursing Home.   Our Annual Drawdown Event is a reverse lottery evening of entertainment and fun scheduled for March 9, 2017. Then we have our Annual Golf Tournament, scheduled for April 3, 2017.  Both the Drawdown and the Golf Tournament raise funds for scholarships for graduating seniors of our local high schools. We typically provide over $100,000 annually to these students. The Rotary Club of Weston also sponsors three Interact Clubs at the local high schools and two Rotaract Clubs: one at Nova Southeast University and one that is community based in West Broward. These Interact and Rotaract Clubs provide the education and training to the youth in our community to understand and support the Rotary mission. These will become our Rotarians of tomorrow.

Join us on Thursday mornings at 7:00 at Weston Hills Country Club in Weston. Be my guest and learn for yourself about the passion that is Rotary, the energy that is Rotary and the commitment that is Rotary to make a difference in the world. One person, one day at a time. 

 

 

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Club Officers

  • Mary Beth Casey, President
  • Brad Coren, President Elect
  • Frank Walker, Vice President
  • Anita Pickens, Secretary
  • Steve Goldstein, Treasurer
  • Julian Gazzano, Past President

Club Directors

  • Keith Peron - Club Administrator
  • Jack Mannix - Community Service Chair
  • Shari Roth - Membership Chair
  • Joe Marouf - Director
  • Robin Lewis - Program Chair
  • Margarita Lartitegui - Foundation Chair

Past Presidents

 

 

Past Presidents Of The Rotary Club Of Weston
 Rotary Year Club President Rotary Theme  
 1986 - 1987 Steve Press  Charter President/United in Service  
 1987 - 1988 Steve Press  Dedicated to Peace  
 1988 - 1989 Jack Miller  Put Life Into Rotary, Your Life  
 1989 - 1990 Mike Kriedel  Enjoy Rotary  
 1990 - 1991 Jim Hayes  Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm  
 1991 - 1992 Mark Alexander  Look Beyond Yourself  
 1992 - 1993 Phil Weisberg  Real Happiness is Helping Others  
 1993 - 1994 Mel Harris  Believe in What You Do, Do What You Believe In  
 1994 - 1995 Steve Wasserman  Be a Friend  
 1995 - 1996 Robert Haddock  Act with Integrity, Serve with Love, Work for Peace  
 1996 - 1997 Bruce Kier  Build the Future with Action and Vision  
 1997 - 1998 Alan Gross  Show Rotary Cares  
 1998 - 1999 Tom Burnaw  Follow Your Rotary Dream  
 1999 - 2000 Douglas Maymon  Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity  
 2000 - 2001 John Turner  Create Awareness, Take Action  
 2001 - 2002 Ken Ruiz  Mankind is Our Business  
 2002 - 2003 Jim Norton  Sow the Seeds of Love  
 2003 - 2004 Joe Altschul  Lend a Hand  
 2004 - 2005 Joe Roth  Celebrate Rotary  
 2005 - 2006 Gaston Reborredo  Service Above Self  
 2006 - 2007 Michael Freedland  Lead the Way  
 2007 - 2008 Anthony Russo  Rotary Shares  
 2008 - 2009 Deborah O'Connor  Make Dreams Real  
 2009 - 2010 Larry Herman  Future of Rotary Is in Your Hands  
 2010 - 2011 Dan Young  Building Communities Bridging Continents  
 2011 - 2012 Chuck Yeh  Reach Within to Embrace Humanity  
 2012 - 2013 Carolyn Burk  Peace Through Service  
 2013 - 2014 Gene Harvey  Engage Rotary - Change Lives  
 2014 - 2015 Mark Huard  Light Up Rotary  
 2015 - 2016 Julian Gazzano  Be a Gift to the World  
Members Who Were President Of Another Rotary Club
Rotary Year President's Name Rotary Club of
 1984 - 1985  Neal Kalis  Hollywood, FL
 1989 - 1991  Julian Gazanno  Brentwood, NY
 1991 - 1992  Douglas Maymon  Pembroke Pines, FL
 1992 - 1993  Fred Sadoff  Davie, FL
 1993 - 1994  John Turner  North Dade, FL
 1993 - 1994  Joy Leitz  Chelsea, MI
 1994 - 1995  Jim Norton  Miami-Kendal, FL
 1994 - 1995  Carlos Ochoa  Cartagena Caribe
 1995 - 1996  Chuck Yeh  Fort Lauderdale North, FL
 1998 - 1999  Steve Goldstein  Coral Springs-Parkland, FL
 1999 - 2000  Pat Short Hornsby  Coral Springs-Parkland, FL
 2006 - 2007  Deborah Maymon  Weston Sunset, FL