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The Lakeland Rotary Club was founded in 1918, the sixth club in Florida. For the past 105 years, this club has served this community and others throughout the world in need; growing to its current membership of over 180 members, one of the largest in the state. The Lakeland Rotary Club has a proud tradition and a continuing commitment to “Service above Self”.

Rotary is  the oldest service organization in the world; an institution begun in 1905 by Paul Harris and three other businessmen in Chicago. Today, Rotarians number 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries.

 

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All meetings are in Central Time.

Please visit our Calendar page to see all upcoming events.

Lakeland Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: Chief Sammy Taylor
Topic: Lakeland Police Department Update

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Lakeland Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: James Edwards
Topic: Lakeland's Redevelopment Efforts Since the 1950's

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The Lakeland Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting

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Newsletter

District Announcements

. Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs. We help deserving high school students with scholarships for college. We also have a great opportunity with the Rotary S4TL program coming up in June at Florida Southern. That is Students For Tomorrow's Leaders...

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Weekly Meeting, December 12, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Larry Rankin then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Steph Colon introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Reba Coil. Larry Becker introduced a fun rotary story activity “Rotary Rewinds”. Larry began by telling the story of...

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Weekly Meeting, December 5, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Fred Oeters then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Blair Allen introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Our guests were Carol Phillipson (Rick Maxey), Carole Philipson (Lyle Philipson), Sarah Clamis (Trey Harden), Scott Folsom (Amanda Walls), and Sam Carlton (John Fullerton)....

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Weekly Meeting, November 28, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Ron Denney then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Marsha Leap introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Our guests were Carole Philipson (Lyle Philipson), CJ McKellen (Ryan McKellen), and Colin Parody (Stephanie Colon). Happy Dollars were collected by Trey Harden. Mike...

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Weekly Meeting, November 14, 2023

This week's program was on the Rotary Foundation. Ron Denney, Bryce Philpot, and Irma Cole presented how the foundation works and how to contribute.   Ron Denney, Foundation Committee Chair, indicated that of the $17,076 donated to the Annual Fund three years ago, 25% was available this year for a local project and 25% for a global project...

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Weekly Meeting, November 7, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Greg Robinson then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Meldoy Rider introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Our guests were Rebecca Knowles (Trey Harden), Joe Lesniewicz (James Ring), and Scott Folsom (Amanda Walls), Judy New (Marcia Leap) and Mark Miller introduced...

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Weekly Meeting, October 31, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Bill Mutz then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Jason Wyatt introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Our guests were Carole Philipson (Lyle Philipson), Mike McGee (Kathy McGee), Judi New (Blair Allen), Gracie Wakefield (James Ring), and Colin Parody (Steph Colon)....

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Weekly Meeting, October 24, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Fred Oeters then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Ron Denney introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Melody Rider. Jason Wyatt began announcements by recapping the golf tournament. He thanked everyone who participated, all the volunteers...

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Weekly Meeting, October 17, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Fred Oeters then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Melody Rider introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians: Sarah Clemis (Kim Brunson), Glenn Folsom (Lakeland), & Dennis & Dolores Digamon (Plant City). Happy Dollars were collected by Tammi Crotteau. Reba Coil began...

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Weekly Meeting, October 10, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Larry Rankin & Irma Cole then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Blair Allen introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians (none were in attendance). Happy Dollars were collected by Scott LaRonde. Reba Coil began announcements by discussing the upcoming Pints for...

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Weekly Meeting, September 12, 2023

By Tuesday, September 12, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Larry Rankin then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test.   Karen Albert Warren introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Ashley Troutman was a guest of Linda Wiggs. Braxton Wiggs was a guest of Howard Wiggs. Joe Tedder was a guest of Janice Jones. Jena Davis was a guest...

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Weekly Meeting, September 5, 2023

By Tuesday, September 5, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Don Selvage then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test.   Pam Craven introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Michelle Emerson-Lewis. Mike Loudon then led the Club in singing.   President Julie then installed the following new members: Mark Miller, sponsored by Michael Huff and Beth Ann Noles sponsored by Matt...

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Weekly Meeting, August 29, 2023

By Tuesday, August 29, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. John Fullerton then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test.   Steph Colon introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Beth Ann Noles was a guest of Matt Brown. Lana Howe was a guest of Rich Howe. Mark Miller was a guest of Michael Huff. Craig Leckie was a guest of Amanda...

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Weekly Meeting, August 15, 2023

By Tuesday, August 15, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Irma Cole then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test.   Carol Hornsby introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Rebecca Fortier and Brenda Alvarez were guests of Marsha Leap,  Allison Burt was a guest of member Gina Tullio,  Joe Parker was a guest of James Ring, Melissa Kelly and Danielle were guests...

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Weekly Meeting, August 8, 2023

By Tuesday, August 8, 2023

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Bill Mutz then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test.     Billy Strickland introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Rebecca Fortier was a guest of Scott LaRonde,  Ella Walls was a guest of member Amanda Walls, Brenda Alvarez was a guest of Marsha Leap,  Emma Mutz was a guest of Bill Mutz,...

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Rotary Anniversary Dinner & Weekly Bulletin

Thank you to everyone who attended the Rotary Anniversary Dinner last week. It was a wonderful event - congratulations to all who were recognized. Below are a few of the highlights. To view all of the pictures from this event, please use the link that follows at the end. For...

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Weekly Meeting, June 18, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Bill Mutz then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Kim Brunson introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Annette Davies. Irma Cole presented about Rotary Fellowships, which are groups of any interested individuals who connect to explore...

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Weekly Meeting, May 28, 2024

Amanda Walls presided over the meeting for President Julie Townsend, who was out sick. Scott LaRonde did the opening thoughts. Tom Conger did the introduction of guests and visiting Rotarians: Kathy Abels brought her husband Bruce Abels Lyle Philipson brought his wife Carole Philipson No visiting Rotarians Linda Wiggs did Happy...

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Weekly Meeting, May 14, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Greg Robinson then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Tamara Roberts introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Michelle Harvey. Announcements began with Jessica Kirby  who provided a Spring Obsession update. In our 21st year doing the...

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Weekly Meeting, May 7, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Irma Cole then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Ron Denney introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Tammi Crotteau. Announcements began with Dan Hill announcing that he is looking for program committee members for the upcoming...

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Weekly Meeting, April 23, 2024

Past President Amanda Walls called the meeting to order. Karen Warren then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Irma Cole introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Kim Brunson. Announcements began with a reminder that Tuesday April 30th is Flight to Honor event. The flight...

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Weekly Meeting, April 2, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Greg Robinson then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Melody Rider introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Larry Becker. Vince Jones announced we raised $20,000 from the Rotary Twilight 5k for the City of Lakeland Common...

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Weekly Meeting, April 9, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Kristen Hathcock then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Carol Catanzarite introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Melody Rider. Marsha Leap mentioned the Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leader’s program this summer at FSC. We need to send...

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Weekly Meeting, March 26, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Scott LaRonde then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Meggie Hoeft introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Melody Rider. Don Selvage began announcements by mentioning that March 29th is Vietnam War Veterans Day and on Saturday,...

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Weekly Meeting, March 19, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Dan Hill then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Steph Colon introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Richard Widick. President Julie reminded the club to go sign up for volunteer roles for upcoming Rotary Programs. We...

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Weekly Meeting, February 27, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Greg Robinson then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Steph Colon introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Scott LaRonde. Mike Loudon led us in singing, Matt Schichtel announced the fantasy football winners for the past year (Josie Hill &...

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Weekly Meeting, February 20, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Scott LaRonde then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Tammi Crotteau introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Dawn Lyons. Mike Loudon led us in singing “You Are My Sunshine.” Reba Coil began announcements by mentioning that...

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Weekly Meeting, February 13, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Irma Cole then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. She also introduced the group going on the Honduras trip. Xuchitl Coso introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Scott Katz. Mike Loudon led us in singing “Let...

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Weekly Meeting, February 6, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Larry Rankin then led the invocation, pledge, and  Four-Way Test. Ron Denney introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Meggie Hoeft. Mike Loudon led us in singing “Smile and the World Smiles Back at You.” Jessica Kirby reminded...

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Weekly Meeting, January 16, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Don Selvage then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Scott LaRonde introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Beth Ann Noles. Reba Coil began announcements by mentioning that we are having a Cocktails & Conversation event on...

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Weekly Meeting, January 16, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Linda Jezard then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Linda Wiggs introduced the guests and Visiting Rotarians. Happy Dollars were collected by Frances Hadley Ervin. President Julie reminded everyone of the items needed for the Honduras trip – please check your...

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Weekly Meeting, January 9, 2024

President Julie Townsend called the meeting to order. Irma Cole then led the invocation, pledge, and Four-Way Test. Steph Colon introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians and collected Happy Dollars. President Julie then welcomed new members to our club and presented their Blue Badges to make them official. Congrats to...

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