John L. Porro
2017-2018 President 
 
 
Rotary Club of Coral Gables, Florida
 
UPCOMING MEETINGS
 
Meeting Location:  HYATT REGENCY CORAL GABLES 
                                50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, FL
Meeting Details:    Thursday, September 7, 14, 21, Luncheon,
                                12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
                               Thursday, September 28, Cocktail,  
                               5:30 PM  - 6:45 PM

Social:                    Friday, September 29, 5th Friday 
                               Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Rehab Center
                               2007 Coral Gables Promenade Beneficiary
                               3100 SW 62 Avenue, Miami
                               
Cost:                      $28 per person at the door for luncheons,
                              $25 for cocktail events (cash bar) and breakfasts.
 
Mailing Address and  E-Mail
PO Box 14-1446, Coral Gables, FL 33114-1446
rotarycoralgables@gmail.com
 
President John Porro welcomes you to the Rotary Club of Coral Gables.  The Rotary Club of Coral Gables was chartered in 1946, and is one of 32,000 Rotary clubs with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in their local communities and around the world.
The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

All Rotary Clubs engage in fund raising for local and international service projects and support The Rotary Foundation. Since 1947, The Rotary Foundation has awarded more than US$1.1 billion in grants, initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs. Rotary is best known for Polio-Plus, the 20+ year program to eradicate polio worldwide. Since the program began, 2 billion children have been immunized and polio has declined 99%. Rotary is committed to a polio-free world.

September 2017 PROGRAMS 
Thursday,  September 7, 2017 Luncheon, 12:15 PM
 SPEAKER:     Debbie Vanstone, Coral Gables Women's  Club
PROGRAM:    Through the Decades and Today

 Thursday, September 17, 2017 Luncheon, 12:15 PM  
 SPEAKER:    Philip Wang, Director Taipei EDC 
PROGRAM:   Services, Opportunities and Challenges of the
                        Taipei Economic & Cultural Development Council 
 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Luncheon, 12:15 PM   
SPEAKER:     Diana Gomez, Finance Director, City of Coral Gables
PROGRAM:   Managing the Taxpayers Finances for the City of Coral Gables
              
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Cocktail Reception, 5:30 PM   
 COCKTAIL MEETING, NO SPEAKER
 
Thursday, September 29, 2017    
5th Friday Social 6-8 PM , Niklaus Childrens Hospital, 3100 SW 62 Avenue,  
Hospital Rehabilitation Center
 
SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 5:00 PMInternational Meeting, John Martins,
Contact  Yoli Woodbridge, ywassociates@bellsouth.net.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5:30 PM, Membership Meeting, 2655 Le Jeune Road, Conf.
Rm. 1, 5th Floor. Contact David Mitchell, mitchellesq@aol.com.

 Monday, September 18, 2017, 5:00 PM, Foundation Board Meeting, 2655 Le Jeune Road,
5th Floor, Conference Room 1. Contact John Porro at john.porro@lpl.com.

Monday, September 18, 2017, 5:30 PM, Club Board Meeting, 2655 Le Jeune Road, 5th Floor,
Conference Room 1. Contact  John Porro at john.porro@lpl.com.

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1-3 PM, Veterans Bingo, Veterans Hospital. 
Contact Yoli Woodbridge, ywassociates@bellsouth.net.
 
 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
June 10-14, 2018, Toronto, Canada
REGISTER: www.riconvention.org
 
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