What is Rotary?

 

The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg turned 100 years old on January 2, 2020. The club was one of the first 200 clubs chartered by Rotary International (today there are over 35,000 clubs worldwide). It was founded by former St. Petersburg Times editor, William Straub and other community leaders. 

We’re an international SERVICE club with 1.2M members worldwide, not a social club. Being a social is a byproduct of what we do to help our community and those less fortunate throughout the world. 

If you are looking for ways to engage with business men and women committed to serving our community and our world we invite you to become one of 1.2 million Rotarians around the world by joining The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, the largest and oldest service club in our community.

We invite you to visit us at our Friday meetings at noon at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (also being broadcast via ZOOM) .  It would be our pleasure to have you as a guest. If you would like more information, contact us today!

Club News

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Anthony Holloway
St. Petersburg Police Chief

St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway was the guest speaker at our club meeting today. He updated the club on current police department projects and crime statistics for the city.

He began his law enforcement career with the Clearwater Police Department in 1985. Upon his retirement in 2007, he was selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts. In 2010, he rejoined the Clearwater Police Department as Chief of Police. In 2014, he was selected as Chief of Police for the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Chief Holloway has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Business Management) and a Master’s degree (Business Administration). In 2016, he successfully completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Executive Institute.
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Anthony Holloway
St. Petersburg Police Chief

St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway was the guest speaker at our club meeting today. He updated the club on current police department projects and crime statistics for the city.

He began his law enforcement career with the Clearwater Police Department in 1985. Upon his retirement in 2007, he was selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts. In 2010, he rejoined the Clearwater Police Department as Chief of Police. In 2014, he was selected as Chief of Police for the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Chief Holloway has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Business Management) and a Master’s degree (Business Administration). In 2016, he successfully completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Executive Institute.

This month's edition of St. Pete Life Magazine featured the women of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, stpetelifemag.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

This months edition of St. Pete Life Magazine featured the women of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, https://stpetelifemag.com/

We are back in action on Zoom on Friday. Join us at noon for a state of the club address from Club President, Liz Heinkel ... See MoreSee Less

We are back in action on Zoom on Friday. Join us at noon for a state of the club address from Club President, Liz Heinkel

Happy Holidays from the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg. We will resume our weekly Zoom Meetings on Friday, Jan. 8 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Holidays from the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg. We will resume our weekly Zoom Meetings on Friday, Jan. 8

Jeanie Germain
Rotary District 6950 Governor 2020-21

Our program speaker today was Jeanie Germain, Rotary District 6950 Governor for 2020-21. she is a Title Insurance Agent.She and her colleague, Sharon Sumner, founded their business, Premium Title, Inc., in 1999.

Jeanie has been a member of the Rotary Club of Dade City, Florida since 2004. She was an active member and has chaired virtually every major committee, including Rotary Foundation Chair. She was selected as her club’s Rotarian of the Year on 2007

Jeanie was the Rotary District 6950 Club President of the Year in 2016. She served her district as an Assistant Governor during Rotary year 2016-17 and 2017-18. In 2017, Jeanie was presented with the Keith C. Kurber Area and Club Excellence (“ACE”) Award, and in 2018 she was bestowed with the District’s Woodrow V. (“Woody”) Register Award for Distinguished Leadership.

She is a proud member of the “Fantastic Florida Flamingo” Class of District Governors 2020-21. She is a Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, Benefactor, and Major Donor, along with a RLI Graduate. She is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Dade City, serving as a member of the Staff-Parish Committee and singing with the Praise Team.
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Jeanie Germain
Rotary District 6950 Governor 2020-21

Our program speaker today was Jeanie Germain, Rotary District 6950 Governor for 2020-21. she is a Title Insurance Agent.She and her colleague, Sharon Sumner, founded their business, Premium Title, Inc., in 1999. 

Jeanie has been a member of the Rotary Club of Dade City, Florida since 2004. She was an active member and has chaired virtually every major committee, including Rotary Foundation Chair. She was selected as her club’s Rotarian of the Year on 2007

Jeanie was the Rotary District 6950 Club President of the Year in 2016. She served her district as an Assistant Governor during Rotary year 2016-17 and 2017-18. In 2017, Jeanie was presented with the Keith C. Kurber Area and Club Excellence (“ACE”) Award, and in 2018 she was bestowed with the District’s Woodrow V. (“Woody”) Register Award for Distinguished Leadership. 

She is a proud member of the “Fantastic Florida Flamingo” Class of District Governors 2020-21. She is a Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, Benefactor, and Major Donor, along with a RLI Graduate. She is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Dade City, serving as a member of the Staff-Parish Committee and singing with the Praise Team.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg.

Remember, we will not have a Zoom meeting on Fri. Nov. 27. We hope to see on Dec. 4
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg. 

Remember, we will not have a Zoom meeting on Fri. Nov. 27. We hope to see on Dec. 4
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Rotary’s Guiding Principles

Rotary’s guiding principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of our club’s activity.

4 Way Test

  • Of the Things we think, say and do: is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

5 Avenues of Service

1. Club Service
2. Vocational service
3. Community Service
4. International Service
5. Youth Service-New Generations Service

A Word

From Our President

Greetings Fellow Rotarians and Website Visitors:

The 5-year Rotary International “Plan of Action” starts with the Mission Statement:  TOGETHER we see a world where PEOPLE unite and take action to CREATE lasting CHANGE across the globe, in our communities and within ourselves. Together – People – Create – Change. 

The Rotary Club of St Petersburg has a mission this year to create change.  But “it takes a village” and WE are that village in St Petersburg!  Join our village to be in Service Above Self!

At our weekly Zoom meetings on Friday at noon, we hear from fellow Rotarians, community leaders and speakers from around the world.  Use the “Contact Us” button to request the Zoom Meeting ID and password.   Additionally, at our meetings we are enlightened about the ever-changing landscape of downtown St Pete, both politically, socially and architecturally.

This pandemic caused a total “pivot” for people and businesses alike.  As Rotarians of Action, we share a strong sense of purpose.  As “People of Action” WE are effective problem-solvers. Today, what can you do for the common good? Whether it’s a phone call or heavy lifting of boxes at the Free Clinic service project, ALL hands-on deck as we help to re-shape our today into a greater, more positive and inclusive future!  

Your Rotary task for today:  Say something nice to someone to brighten their day!

Have a positive, exciting week!

 

Liz Heinkel