October 2016
Officers and Committee Chairs
President Elect
Past president
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
Sargent at Arms
"We Missed You" Chairman
"We Missed You" Co-Chair
Welcome Committee Chairman
Welcome Committee Co-Chair
Welcome Committee Co-Chair
Mentoring Coordinator
International Peace
Rotary Foundation Chair
Service and Philanthropy
Public Relations
Membership Orientation
Membership Retention
Interact Satellite Bch.
Interact Holy Trinity
Youth Exchange officer
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Brain Game
Magazine Project
Paperback Project
Paperback Project Co-Chair
Josh The Otter
Fun Co-Chair
Welcome to our Club! #4395

Welcome to our Club! #4395


Service Above Self

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12:10 - 1:15 PM 
Eau Gallie Yacht Club
100 Datura Dr.
Indian Harbour Beach, FL  32937
United States

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Home Page Stories
      Erin Wirsing        Patty Hurst
Erin Knowles Wirsing has been working in the fight against human trafficking since 2006. Until relocating to Florida in 2012, she was the Program Manager for The Salvation Army STOP-IT Program; initiative against human trafficking in Chicago. As a social worker with expertise in community planning and program development, she was a key player in the development and implementation of the program. In this role, Erin oversaw the provision of direct outreach to potential victims of trafficking and organizations who work with vulnerable populations, as well as services to survivors looking for support to exit and rebuild their lives free from exploitation. Furthermore, one of her primary roles was providing training to various professional and community groups about human trafficking and related issues.

Erin is skilled in trauma-informed care and the client-centered approach to services. Additionally, she is an expert in networking, building collaboration and program development. Erin is currently employed as the CSEC Treatment Coordinator with Devereux FL, where she provides advocacy for children and youth who have survived commercial sexual exploitation. She works both through an inpatient treatment facility and outpatient services. She is also a Consultant with the Training and Technical Assistance Center within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime. Erin earned her MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BSW from Cedarville University.

Attention!! Attention!!
The Rotary Club of Indialantic and The Town
of Indialantic

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Awards and Activities
Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Awards and Activities

1. 2015-2016 RI Presidential Citation - GOLD

2. 2015-2016 Public Image Certificate -RI Zone 34

3. 2015-2018 Rotary World Peace Community- 5th Year District 6930

4. 2015 JCMF Rotary Water Safety Advocacy Award for Josh the Otter Water Safety and Literacy project

5. 2015 JCMF Rotary Water Safety Advocacy Award Crystal medallion.

6. 2015-16 #2 club in District for per capita giving to the Rotary Foundation.

Congratulations to the Officers and Members for their exceptional contribution to this Success.

The Rotary Club of Indialantic devotes significant amounts of
Members time, energy and donations to raise money for local
Charities and volunteer time to work at charitable organizations
in support of their causes and the community in general
The Club runs various fund raising activities during the year to
raise money to support these endeavors.  This year the primary
fundraiser is the "Witchway 5K" run/walk done in conjunction
with the Town of Indialantic. Click on poster on home page.  The
Indialantic Rotary portion of the proceeds will go to "Space Coast
Volunteers in Medicine" and the "No Limits Academy"(for dis-
abled children). 
A listing of some of these charitable activities is shown below:
1. The Witch Way 5K Run/Walk that we do in conjunction with
    The Town of Indialantic as a major fund raiser each year was
    again a significant success.  The Indialantic Rotary proceeds
    from the Event were $10,600 which will be donated equally to
    Volunteers In Medicine $5300 and No Limits Academy $5300.
2. Two $2000 Scholarships matched by FIT for local exceptional
    high school seniors in Brevard enrolled in FIT.  The Club
    Foundation has given $210,275 with FIT matching funds of
    $88,125 to Brevard Students over the years.
3. A $1000 scholarship matched by FIT for a Brevard Rotaract
    student to attend FIT.
4. Support for the Brevard Sharing Center with $500 for their
    Summer Hunger Program and $300 for 3 bicycles for their
    Christmas Program.
5. Donation to the Patrick AFB 920th Rescue Wing's families
    and childrens picnic.
6. The two activities below are part of the Clubs Literacy
    Program chaired by Member Ruth Sanderson
   The club spends about $1000 on the Josh the Otter Books
   And applies to RI for a grant to help defray the cost.
   The club spends about $1000 on the Brain Game books
   And applies to RI for a grant to help defray the cost.
   The Brain Game book is meant as a “how-to” guide for parents. 
   It was developed by pediatricians, neonatologists, and childhood
   development specialists.  The aim is to translate complicated
   scientific research into easy to understand language.  We want
   to explain what is going on in each of the important stages of
   birth-to-three development.  We want to educate parents on things
   they can do to keep their child safe and healthy in general.  We
   want to teach caregivers the things they can do to simulate
   development processes in the brain.  These are not just general
   tips.  They are timed to coordinate with the brain development
   processes going on during each critical period.
  7.   Jock Walker (left) and Ernest Bortner
       ( right)shown presenting a $1000 contribution to the Charity
  The Dorcas Outreach Center for Kids (DOCK) is a drop-in
  community centerin the Booker T. Washington neighborhood of
  Melbourne, Florida that serves children aged 5-18 after school and
  during the summer. Up to 50 children a day find a structured,
  nurturing environment where they can get a healthy snack, receive
  help with their homework, play outside in a big shaded yard, learn
  music, do arts and crafts, and socialize with their friends. Positive
  choices affecting health, behavior, and attitudes are modeled by
  caring staff and volunteers
  The goal at The DOCK  is to enable children to compete more
  effectively with their peers today and provide them with critical
  skills and knowledge they need for future success. The DOCK
  also serves as a gathering place for the neighborhood. The
  Golden Agers – a group of seniors – meets twice weekly for a
  game of bingo, socializing, and a hot lunch. Neighborhood
  residents make use of the computer lab, and there are
  community events throughout the year.

   That is a brief summary of our current activities and we will
   report on others as they are pursued.  We thank our members
   and the community for supporting our programs.

Don't Quit
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

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