Rotary Club of Pensacola Suburban West

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The Rotary Club of Pensacola Suburban West is a Rotary Club located in southwest Escambia County, Florida. The club was established in 1957, and has made significant contributions to the community.

Origins[edit]

On November 15, 1956, a group of business and professional men met with Crawford Rainwater, President of the Rotary Club of Pensacola, and Eugene Smith, Chairman of the club's Rotary Extension Committee. With the help of these “founding fathers” this organizational meeting led to the establishment of The Rotary Club of Pensacola Suburban West.

The club was admitted into Rotary International (District 242) on March 4, 1957. On April 23, the charter was presented to Harold Rose, the club president, in a gala dinner meeting at the San Carlos Hotel. More than 100 Rotarians and Rotary Ann’s attended the installation meeting. The featured speaker was Roy D. Hickman, an outstanding Rotarian from Birmingham, Alabama, who would serve as President of Rotary International in 1972-73 and as Chairman of the Rotary Foundation Trustees in 1977. Attending were District Governor Al Nelson, three past District Governors and many presidents of other Rotary Clubs. One of these was Eric Ericson, then a charter member and first President of the Fort Walton Beach Rotary club, who has contributed so much to the club's vigor since moving to Pensacola and becoming a member of the club. There were twenty-three charter members of the club. Martine's Restaurant become the meeting place for the club for some seventeen years.

Rotary Years 1956-57 thru 1959-60[edit]

When the club was chartered, Rotary International had 448,000 members in 9,840 clubs scattered among 99 nations. Typically, the 1956-57 term of Harold Rose was primarily concerned with the many details of formation and the usual problems in new clubs of maintaining attendance and membership levels. The first author of this history, J. Harry Stump, joined the club in June 1957. During this Rotary year, District 242 became District 694, later to become District 6940. During Jim Marks’ term as president (1957-58), a “buddy system” and a system of fines were instituted to improve attendance. These were nominal and included fines of 10 cents and 25 cents, respectively when members’ names or pictures appeared in the local press. The Blue Angels became a symbol of the club and for many years their Commanding Officer was an honorary member of the club. Annually, the group attended one or more meetings, frequently presenting the program. Jim and Christine Marks initiated their practice of inviting the club members and wives to enjoy the beauty of Marlane Farms in early April. The first interclub meeting with the Cantonment, Florida club was held at Marlane on June 12, 1958. In order to have this outing, the club had to have a 100% attendance meeting which was accomplished on May 22, 1958. The outing consisted of a barbecue and interclub softball game. These and other weekly activities were faithfully reported by bulletin editor, Charles Schuster. Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... The United States Navys Blue Angels (or Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron), formed in 1946, is the worlds first officially sanctioned military aerial demonstration team. ... Cantonment, Florida is a suburb north of Pensacola, Florida. ...


To further spur attendance, membership and Rotary indoctrination, a series of monthly “fireside meetings” was held during Huntley Johnson’s 1958-59 term of office. By January 1, 1959, membership had grown to 33. At that time Rotary Foundation spending for international scholarships was $340,000 per year and there were twenty-three Paul Harris Fellows. It is a measure of the success of that program that by 1979 spending was more than eight million dollars and the number of Paul Harris Fellows worldwide had risen to almost 45,000. The club established a scholarship fund at Pensacola Junior College and Howard Mitchell coordinated a joint club/school board program on youth counseling. The club participated in a joint meeting and Ladies Night with the local Rotary Clubs. Bill Maloy won the post-Christmas “loud tie” contest and during the joint meeting at Marlane’s in May, the club beat Cantonment 18-10. Bill Frizell and his 1959-60 board continued the battle to maintain and improve attendance and membership in a mobile society. The reputation for good fellowship which had become widely recognized had already been established and the bulletin editors Gordy Glenz and Marvin James refer to various members of “the Tank.” Vince Whibbs served as President of Junior Achievement and Ferd Roundy won the "loud tie” contest. The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. ... Pensacola Junior College (usually shortened to PJC) is the name for an umbrella of multiple community colleges in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Rotary Years 1960-61 thru 1964-65[edit]

Ben Goodman became president for the Rotary year of 1960-61. During the year, Ben composed an “Orientation and Indoctrination Course” and “Induction Service” that were used for many years in the club and in many other clubs as far away as Bhavnagar, India. The boundaries of the Pensacola, Cantonment and SubWest clubs were established and a Scholarship Fund was begun by recognition of members’ birthdays and anniversaries (“birthaversaries”). Howard Mitchell was the song leader and the celebrant had to not only pay up but also listen to less than Robert Shaw renditions. During this year loans to Pensacola Junior College students totaled $480. Jack Tidwell took over as bulletin editor and Jim Marks served as President of the Florida Restaurant Association. Besides the annual softball competition at Marlane with Cantonment, the club participated in golf tournaments with Optimists and Kiwanians. The major thrust under Bill Manning during 1961-62 was on membership. From a low of 28 members of January 1, 1961, membership increased to 41 during this term, not reaching the goal of 50. In addition to the Pensacola Junior College loan fund, the club also donated $100 to the Association for Retarded children. For a number of years the umpire for the softball games at Marlane was Justin Weddell, a small, gentle but feisty man with defiantly flaring eyebrows. He came in many garbs, including one time as a blind man complete with seeing eye dog. This year he was formal, in morning coat, striped trousers, pearl-grey waistcoat, spats with ranch-style straw hat and umbrella. By the end of the game (won by Suburban West 6-5), most of the formal accoutrements had been shed. The 1962-63 term of Charles Schuster is the first record found of what was to become a major thrust of the club involvement in international concerns. The club donated to the People to People program and two of it's members, Jim Larkin and Vince Whibbs, were on their board. The club also provided half of the money for a student from the Netherlands to attend Escambia High School, under the American Field Service's program. Vince Whibbs was also serving as City Councilman, Jim Marks as Chairman of the Florida Tourism Council and Gordy Glenz as President of the Pensacola Sports Association. In the interclub golf tournament, Gordy (now a PGA official) was low man and we also had Tay Green, Bud Wanek, Bob Clemons and Gordy Tyrrell as flight winners. The club lost to Cantonment 8-5. Huntley Johnson took over as song leader but it was obvious that Howard Mitchell would be back. In the outside world, Perdido Bay Country Club was being put together and the first communications satellite, Telstar, went aloft. Pensacola Junior College (usually shortened to PJC) is the name for an umbrella of multiple community colleges in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... Pensacola Junior College (usually shortened to PJC) is the name for an umbrella of multiple community colleges in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... People to People can refer to a number of things: People to People International, a non-profit group and recipient of the Knight of Peace Award. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Escambia High School is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... AFS Logo AFS was established in 1915 by A. Piatt Andrew, a political economics professor at Harvard University and a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury as the American Field Service. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The original Telstar had a roughly spherical shape. ...


The club broke the 50 member barrier in 1963-64 under Bill Wesanen. With Tay Green and John Webb, he spurred the organization of the Rotary Interact Club at Escambia High School. Harry McGill was the counselor and Bill Bell its first president. The club also participated in a joint program with Escambia High School to reduce the number of “drop-outs”. The club banner was redesigned. By the end of this term the club had donated 30 scholarships to Pensacola Junior College and had provided over $7,300 in student loans, of which $7,200 had been repaid. Cantonment went down to defeat in softball and Roy Hess flew the beaches as "spotter" for the annual Cobia Tournament. During Jim Larkin’s tour as president in 1964-65, the club received national and international recognition. Captain Harold Grow, who had just joined the club, was the prime moving force in the People to People program and the club jumped in with both feet. Adopting Chimbote, Peru as the sister city, the club assisted in the establishment of an athletic field, library and clinic. Medical equipment was acquired from Escambia County and was packed and sent to Peru on freighters which brought fish meal to this port and returned Alight”. A large group of Pensacolians (not club members) went to Peru and traveled the entire country. After returning, several hundred pounds of Peruvian artifacts were obtained from friends made on the trip and was auctioned to provide additional funds for Peruvian assistance. This program continued for many years and has been widely hailed as perhaps the most outstanding International Service program on record for a small club. Bill Wesanen served this year as the District Governor’s special representative for N.W. Florida and the Pensacola clubs sponsored the District Conference. “Fritz” Fritz was welcomed aboard as the first civilian in from the Pensacola Naval Air Station to join a Rotary club. The official Interact club logo Rotary Interact (commonly shortened to Interact, short for International Action) is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ... Escambia High School is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... Escambia High School is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... Pensacola Junior College (usually shortened to PJC) is the name for an umbrella of multiple community colleges in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... Cobia is also a municipality in Dambovita county, Romania; See: Cobia, Romania Binomial name Rachycentron canadum Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) - also known as black kingfish, black salmon, ling, lemonfish, crabeaters, etc. ... People to People can refer to a number of things: People to People International, a non-profit group and recipient of the Knight of Peace Award. ... Chimbote is the largest city in the Ancash Region of Peru. ... Naval Air Station Pensacola, The Cradle of Naval Aviation, is a United States Navy base located in Warrington, Florida, a community southwest of the Pensacola city limits. ...


Rotary Years 1965-66 thru 1969-70[edit]

The next two years, 1965-66, under Gordy Tyrrell and 1966-67 under George Gillette, are periods for which there is a paucity, indeed almost a lack of records. The emphasis on international affairs continued and the duties as program chairman were spread by using monthly chairmen. George also became concerned about the effect of advancing age and increased affluence on the waistlines of club members and instituted a "weight" losing program. Such records as we have indicate that Ron Eckerlein and Roy Hess had the hardest time in the "Battle of the Bulge”. John Webb won the 4H Award for work with rural youth in 1967 and Jim Marks built his new home at Marlane on the site of the softball diamond, ending the annual competition with the Cantonment, Florida Club. Near the end of George’s term, his son Ron and Blaine Fritz departed on a student exchange program to Chimbote, Peru, returning during the next term. Roy Hess served as our peripatetic president in 1967-68, later to be challenged in this title by Vince Whibbs. With “Fritz” Fritz as ramrod, a new Rotary Interact Club was formed at Woodham High School. Bill Wesanen again served as the District Governor’s special representative for N. W. Florida and also served as chairman for the 1968 District Conference which was sponsored by the Pensacola Clubs. In addition to the continuing projects, the club underwrote provision of $5,000 for rebuilding of the 90 and 9 Boy’s Ranch. Cantonment, Florida is a suburb north of Pensacola, Florida. ... Chimbote is the largest city in the Ancash Region of Peru. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The official Interact club logo Rotary Interact (commonly shortened to Interact, short for International Action) is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ... Name Woodham High School Address 150 East Burgess Road Town Pensacola, Florida 32503 Established 1965 Type Public secondary Religion Secular Students Coeducational Grades 9 to 12 Accreditation Florida State Department of Education District Escambia County School District Mascot Titans Colors Columbia Blue and White Yearbook Mnemosyne Website Link Woodham High... Pensacola is the name of several cities as well as other things: Pensacola (tribe), a group of Native Americans A number of places in the U.S. state of Florida: Pensacola, Florida An area airport, see Pensacola Regional Airport. ...


Again the records are sparse for Bill Hual’s 1968-69 tenure in office. The club maintained the committed program of help for the 90 and 9 Ranch reconstruction as well as the other continuing programs. Roy Hess and Gordy Tyrrell were elected to the state legislature, quite a plum for a club of this size. And Harvey Cotten, our member -at-large from the Rotary Club of Pensacola, served as District Governor. At this time Harvey had 10-l/2 years of perfect attendance at our club. The backlash against campus agitators and dissidents came to a head during the 1969-70 term of Ray Leskovec. Infuriated by an anti-American speech to the club by a University of West Florida faculty member (later dismissed by the University, largely as a result of this uproar), the club set up a community-wide “Operation America”, providing and promoting flag decals, dialogs, speakers, etc. Too many members were active to recognize them by name here and the community responded enthusiastically. Doug Howie, Jim Loudermilk and Monte Barrow were leaders in the United Fund Drive which was made more real this year by the devastation of the Mississippi coast by Hurricane Camille. “Founding Father” Eugene Smith, who had been an honorary member for many years, was voted the honor for life and Rotary International reached 13,901 clubs with 675,000 members in the 146 countries. The Pensacola Sports Association honored Bill Barkley and Bill Bond. The Rotary International convention was held in Atlanta and President Elect, J. Harry Stump, had to miss it. He was "locked-in” driving a fork-lift truck during a strike at his plant. The Rotary Club of Pensacola is a Rotary Club located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The University of West Florida is a public university, located in Pensacola, Florida. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lowest pressure ≤905 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $1. ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Rotary Years 1970-71 thru 1974-75[edit]

Politics were the order of the day during Harry Stump's 1970-71 term. Roy Hess and Gordy Tyrrell were re-elected as legislators and Pensacola native Reubin Askew was elected Governor of the State of Florida. There was hot interest in city-county consolidation and George Gillette’s Freeholder’s Association was instrumental in its demise. The club suffered a wrenching loss in the death of Dr. Al Stebbins who served as the club's “sunshine man” for many years. Al had a hat that he “brought back” many times from other members to the credit of the scholarship fund. He was replaced by Bill Hual who served as “Mr. Sunshine” and also as a member of DeLuna’s Court. Charlie Cox did an outstanding job in raising attendance percentages as did “Fritz” Fritz in coping with Rotary Interact during severe racial problems in the schools. The club contributed $1,000 to Chimbote, Peru for reconstruction of classrooms after an earthquake and Harold Grow received an honorary doctorate from the University of West Florida. The club also provided support to Escambia Residences (Home for Girls). Bill Spain took over the bulletin for a year and Sam Sparks replaced Gene Tomlinson on the board when he was transferred. A new committee organization was installed as being more responsive to our situation than the standard Rotary structure. The club received a number of awards during Ron Mitchell’s tenure in office-1971-72. The club became the only 700% club Rotary Foundation in the District, the Escambia High School Rotary Interact Club was voted the best north of Orlando, the club won the attendance prize at the District Conference in Walt Disney World and the club's continuing relationship with Chimbote, Peru received the Reader’s Digest “Town Affiliation Award” for the third straight year, the fifth time in all. The club heard for the firsst time “Fun and Fame, Sin and Shame-our New York number is Murray Hill 8-9933” from Paul Condon when he took over from Marv Courtney, a performance that has become the “Woolybooger” tradition in the club. Gordy Tyrrell won the “loud-blanket” contest and we elected our first Paul Harris Fellow, Harold Grow. Pensacola is the name of several cities as well as other things: Pensacola (tribe), a group of Native Americans A number of places in the U.S. state of Florida: Pensacola, Florida An area airport, see Pensacola Regional Airport. ... Reubin ODonovan Askew (born September 11, 1928) is an American politician. ... The official Interact club logo Rotary Interact (commonly shortened to Interact, short for International Action) is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ... Chimbote is the largest city in the Ancash Region of Peru. ... The University of West Florida is a public university, located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. ... Escambia High School is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The official Interact club logo Rotary Interact (commonly shortened to Interact, short for International Action) is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ... // Orlando may refer to: The Italian form of the name Roland Orlando (character), the subject of several works: The Song of Roland, the oldest major work of French literature Orlando furioso, an epic poem written by Ludovico Ariosto Orlando innamorato, an epic poem written by Matteo Maria Boiardo Orlando: A... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Chimbote is the largest city in the Ancash Region of Peru. ...


During 1972-73, under Andy Hinton’s leadership, the club continued its pattern of involvement and service. Bill Wesanen served this period as District Governor and the club hosted the District Conference at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. With Roger Mott as chief organizer, the club sponsored and staffed the Career Day Fair at Cordova Mall to provide vocational guidance to high school students. The club also had a doughnut booth (spearheaded by Henry Newell) at An Evening in Old Seville Square, which produced more fun than money for the club. The club raised about $1,000 for Pensacola Junior College scholarships through the annual auction and Bill Wesanen became the club's second Paul Harris Fellow. On the fun side, the club had the continuing Dave Johnson-Harvey Cotten Road Show at meetings, a joint picnic with the Cantonment club at Scenic Hills Country Club and a club outing at Perdido Bay, in addition to the annual outing at Marlane Farms and a Christmas egg-nog party provided by Jim and Christine Marks. A high point of the year was the visit by Rotary International President Roy Hickman, who had been featured speaker at the club's charter dinner. This was the first visit to Pensacola by a Rotary International President. The club also returned to the standard Rotary organizational structure. The racial unrest which had been building in the community reached a head at Escambia High School during this school year. It escalated to the point that officers had to remain on assignment at the school and our Roger Mott, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, had to personally take over direction of the school. During 1973-74, the club changed its meeting place from Martine’s to Bartel’s. Bill Bond and a dynamic group of officers and directors continued old activities and struck out in new directions. The club contributed to school construction in Chimbote, Peru and sent an exchange student from Monrovia, Liberia to an International Youth forum in New York. With the help of Rotarian Hank Newell, the club displayed the Four-Way Test on large billboards throughout the community. With the guidance of Wallace King and the help of many of the troops, the club initiated the Safety Town program for pre-school children that program became a continuing community service. A community-wide clean-up program let by Sam Sparks and Aubrey Gomillion resulted in over 200 truckloads of trash being taken to the dump. With Dick Monish advising the Rotary Interact Club, a Rotaract Club was formed at Pensacola Junior College under “Tam” Tamburello’s guidance. Unfortunately it did not survive. Eric’s club bulletin won another of his Best in District Award. Howard Mitchell was made a Paul Harris Fellow and Harold Grow received the Grand Officer metal, Peru’s highest honor. The “loud-tie” contest, which had deteriorated badly over the years, was dealt its death blow by a tie with Christmas lights worn by Dave Kury. And the now familiar noises from OPEC were heard in the land. One of our best programs of indoctrination and induction of new members took place during Sam Sparks presidency, 1974-75. It obviously paid off as we reached membership of 88. Sam also donated the movie screen which we used and he insisted on Rotary Ann Days at least once a quarter. Planning began on the purchase of a bloodmobile, which came to fruition during the next term. Vince Whibbs, who was President of the Chamber of Commerce at the time, received the Distinguished Community Service Award for our Safety Town program. 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The District Conference was in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and the club joined seven other clubs in hosting the Rotary International President, Bill Robbins, only the second time that an active president had been to the area. Doug Howie was very active in helping Sam with the indoctrination program, but his attendance wasn’t all that good. In fact, his wife Frazier brought him to the Marlane outing in handcuffs. And, after vain promises over the years from other program chairmen to provide Dancing Girls, Bill Spain did so - a belly-dancer. Fort Walton Beach is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ...


Rotary Years 1975-76 thru 1979-80[edit]

In 1975-76, the chair passed from Navy to Marines. Under Dave Kury, the club continued its ongoing projects - Safety Town, 4-Way test billboards, Pensacola Junior College loan programs, etc. It had provided $7,000 toward purchase of a bloodmobile for the city. Then, under “Tam” Tamburello, it initiated a fund to help Cambodian pilots who were here in training when their country fell, and, with Aubrey Gomillion’s leadership, served as host club for a Philippine Group Exchange. Recognition for activity in “Action 76" program was received. Efforts by Henry Newell raised the year's attendance average by 10% and Bill Frizell and Jim Marks were named Paul Harris Fellows. The club reached the 1200% plateau in support of Rotary Foundation and Rotary International has grown to 16,603 clubs with 774,500 members in 151 countries. All were saddened by the deaths of “founding father” Eugene Smith and Ferd Roundy, the club's long time treasurer. Spearheading the American Cancer Society fund drive, Howard Mitchell initiated the Cadillac Ball (door prize - a new Caddy), which continued for several years as an annual event. Admiral Dick Nauman was one of the four physicians nominated to Surgeon General of the United States. A committee headed by Sam Sparks worked with the District Governor to establish a new club in Milton, but could not generate enough local support to proceed. Dave Kury also initiated the S. O. B. Table for the “Slip Out Boys”. The club lost it's Murray Hill connection during the 1976-77 Rotary year when Paul Condon gave up the Woollybooger Act" to serve as president. The scholarship fund did not suffer, however, since Jim Hooper and Ed Kelley continued to raise money. The club's concern for the international scene continued with Dennis Warren, sponsored by our club, being chosen under the Group Study Exchange program. Harold Grow, through "People to People” brought us another Sister City - San Nin Chiu, Kaosiung, Taiwan. One of the year's highlights was a “This is Your Life” program by Vince Whibbs, Charles Schuster and Sam Sparks, honoring Harold Grow. At one point, the club reached 91.5% attendance for the month; one of the few times the club has led all of the Pensacola clubs in that category. A new program on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was initiated by Stan Totten and many members took the course. Chuck Long, Vince Whibbs and Bill Bond received awards from Action 76. Howard Mitchell was Man of the Year (Kiwanis) and Eric Ericson became our newest Paul Harris Fellow. Dave Kury and son, John Paul, represented the club in the Walkathon. All were saddened by the death of Jack Tidwell who served many years as club secretary. Pensacola Junior College (usually shortened to PJC) is the name for an umbrella of multiple community colleges in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a medical organization with a corporate attitude in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pensacola is the name of several cities as well as other things: Pensacola (tribe), a group of Native Americans A number of places in the U.S. state of Florida: Pensacola, Florida An area airport, see Pensacola Regional Airport. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


It was hard to keep up with fast-moving Vince Whibbs during his 1977-78 term, but the club forged ahead. Glenn Lambert and Stan Totten directed the usual outstanding Safety Town and Don Whitman was the Rotary Interact chair. Garbage disposal had become the hot community issue and Sam Sparks was right in the middle of it. The club became a 1300% club in Rotary Foundation and paid half of the fare of a local student’s trip to Denmark. A grant was also made to George Gillett’s continuing boxing program, a good way to get the kids off the streets. There was, with some question, first celebration of Norse Independence Day with “squareheads” Ericson, Hual, Johnson and Totten doing the honors. Under Henry Newell’s leadership in 1978-79, the club continued its support of the scholarship fund, Rotary Foundation, boxing program and Safety Town (358 children this year). New support was afforded to the American Field Service youth exchange program spurred by Bob Spilman. For the first time, with the able assistance of Bob Stone, the club was incorporated as a non-profit organization. At the end of the year, J.Harry Stump became the latest Paul Harris Fellow. The 1979-80 term under “Tam” Tamburello met very high standards. The Safety Town program continued under the leadership of Stan Totten. Al Johnson received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts and the Escambia High School Rotary Interact Club, living up to expectations of Dennis Warren, our Committee Chairman, was selected as the outstanding Club of the district with 248 of 250 possible votes! The club became the first local club to give 100% support to the Rotary International program of "Health, Hunger and Humanity". Two nominees from our club, Roy Buffington, our interact sponsor at Escambia High School, and Lt. Greg Samples, a member of Phil Ryan’s Navy Schools Command, were selected by the District to participate in an India exchange program. The club also supported George Gillett’s Boxing Club, the American Field Service exchange program and we bought eye charts for the Myrtle Grove Elementary School so that children can be screened on a regular basis. Membership had increased 9% to a total of 95 members. Jim Baroco and Gator Estes had took the honors of "most often present" from other local clubs - welcome! The club attained 100% attendance the week of February 14, in honor of the 75th Rotary International birthday anniversary, which was celebrated in conjunction with the regular Valentine’s Day Rotary Ann day. Over the years, interest in the Rotary Foundation had brought the club to a 1300% club and the club contributed a total of nearly $12,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Rotary International had now grown to 853,000 members in 18,410 clubs in 158 countries. 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Rotary Years 1980-81 thru 1984-85[edit]

The 1980-81 term of Bob Stone was a busy one. Early on, Paul Parks and John Brick as chief honchos on Safety Town managed to get it set up while Gayfers was unloading several trucks of furniture, using the same space and elevator. A garage sale headed by Mark Mitchell netted $500 and a rummage sale headed by Charles Boyd netted $700. Huntley Johnson received the Silver Beaver Award and Mark Mitchell headed the fund-raising drive for the Boy Scouts of America. Bob Crumpton led an attendance drive that resulted in better attendance than the Rotary Club of Pensacola, Pensacola North and Gulf Breeze in attendance contests, tying Cantonment, Florida at 100%. There was good news and bad news. We had a great crop of Paul Harris Fellows; Paul Condon, Ray Tipton, Lola Bruington, Bill Bond, Vince Whibbs and Andy Hinton. But the club lost Harold Grow and Howard Mitchell after long, hard battles. Information was sparse for the 1981-82 term of Bob Spilman. Admiral Tuttle was our latest recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America and new Paul Harris Fellows were Bob Stone, Bill Spain, Olen Giles, Christine Marks and Mark Mitchell. Charles Boyd headed our "flea market” fund raiser and club members led by Carl Leahy hosted a fish fry for an International Cross Country at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Rotary International now had over 900,000 members in 19,572 clubs in 157 countries. Mark Mitchell’s 1982-83 term saw the club pass the 2700% mark for Rotary Foundation. Joe Chodkiewicz and Joe Pinnell led Safety Town (240 children) with much help from the Escambia High School and Pensacola Catholic High School Rotary Interact Clubs. Bill Spain organized the SubWest Rotary Gourmet Club. Ernie Pennell headed a drive to provide 12 baskets of food for the Salvation Army and Dave Kury tackled the job of providing a Club Directory complete with pictures, personal data, etc. George Gillette, H. A. Brosnaham, Jr., Dennis Warren and Sam Sparks became Paul Harris Fellows. Bill Frizell, a charter member with 25 years of perfect attendance, and Bill Wesanen, our “Mr. Rotary” and past District Governor both passed away during this Rotary year. Our “Matt Dillon”, Paul Parks presided over the 1983-84 term. Bill Bond received national recognition for his leadership at Pensacola Naval Air Station, receiving the Civil Service National Distinguished Service Award. Charles Schuster, a Charter Member of the club, a past president and one of the club's earliest Paul Harris Fellows, was chosen as District Governor for 1984-85, thanks to a strong recommendation from our club President Paul Parks and with the combined approval and recommendations of all of the local club presidents. President Paul was cited by our District Governor as “one of the strongest presidents I have in the District”. A new first for our club was the attainment of 90.39% average attendance during the year. A new International Service Project was started with the "adoption" of the foreign students at Pensacola Junior College - an effort to show them the interesting parts of Pensacola. The students were taken to the "With People” show, a trip to the zoo and took part in their International programs at their school. Membership in the club was increased by a total of l6, bringing membership to 101. The club received a Presidential Citation from Rotary International for outstanding service to Rotary for the year. Ira Francis received an award at the annual conference for his many years of sustained service to the club. Gayfers was a regional department store chain in the Southern U.S . ... For the Boy Scout program within the BSA, see Boy Scouts (Boy Scouts of America). ... The Rotary Club of Pensacola is a Rotary Club located in Pensacola, Florida. ... Gulf Breeze is a city located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... Cantonment, Florida is a suburb north of Pensacola, Florida. ... 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The club's Rotary Interact Clubs assisted with Safety Town and also in helping clean up parks. Tam Tamburello continued to contribute through the Senior Citizen Recognition Program and Dave Kury finally got the members to get in photos and personal data for the club directory. Tam Tamburello, Ernie Pennell and Huntley Johnson were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. One additional item was added to the club's opening ceremony at each meeting - the reciting of the Four Way Test. Visitors from other clubs soon carried this idea back to their clubs and soon the practice of repeating the "Four Way Test" at each meeting became a standard practice throughout the district. Dave Kury and Aubrey Gomillion were given the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Ray Tipton became president for the 1984-85 Rotary year and his goal was to bring more Paul Harris Fellows into the club. He was very successful in attaining his goal as Glenn Lambert, Ron Mitchell, Dick Nauman, “Tut” Tuttle, Charles Hass, Bob Spilman, Paul Parks, Jerry Bullard and Bill Hual all became Paul Harris Fellows. President Ray was always eager to use his own private airplane to fly himself and other Rotarians to Rotary meetings within the district. The official Interact club logo Rotary Interact (commonly shortened to Interact, short for International Action) is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ...


Rotary Years 1985-86 thru 1989-90[edit]

Jim Hooper followed Ray Tipton into the presidential slot for the Rotary year of 1985-86. Jim led a large contingent of SubWest Rotarians and Rotary Ann’s (now known as partners) to the District 6940 conference held at the the San Destin Beach Resort in April 1986. Our honorary member and former charter member, Charles Schuster, was the District Governor for the Rotary year of 1985-86. President Jim also led a large group of Rotarians to the annual Jim and Christine Marks Marlane Farms outing. The azaleas were in full bloom and area Rotarians and guests enjoyed the Colonel Sanders Kentucky Fried Chicken with all the extra trimmings. Our former President, Vince Whibbs, was present as was the “He Coon” himself, Congressman Robert L. F. Sikes. Five new Paul Harris Fellows were added during Jim Hooper’s reign - Joe Driver, Sam (that’s SIAM) Smith, Ed Kelley, Gordon Tyrrell and Jim Hooper. The club had the honor of sponsoring a young graduate student as an Ambassadorial Scholar to Oxford. Dennis Warren was president for the 1986-87 Rotary year. Dennis devoted a great deal of time to improve the Safety Town program. The cars needed repairs and the miniature buildings needed repairs and repainting. President Dennis Warren was the same Dennis Warren that the club had sponsored as a member of the Group Study Exchange team to visit the Philippines for a month back in the 1976-77 Rotary year. Additional Paul Harris Fellows were added to our PHF board - Jim Marks, Jr., Al Godwin and Roger Mott. Roger Mott served during 1986-87 as president of the club. One of the first official duties was to represent our club at the Rotary International Convention held in Munich, Germany. The attendance of over 26,900 Rotarians from 114 countries greatly exceeded expectation. Past Rotary International President Dr. Carlos Canseco, gave a moving and challenging speech in which POLIO-PLUS was introduced as a mission for Rotary International to eradicate Polio from the nations of the world. Incoming President, Charles Keller, stated that he hoped to announce the achievement of raising US $121 million in pledges by the time of the Philadelphia convention in 1988. Rotary exceeded that amount by raising over US $240 million. The club raised a total of $17,523 over a three-year period. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ...


It was at the 1987 Munich convention that the possibility of admitting women into Rotary service was first mentioned from the convention platform. Past President Caparas pointed out that the constitution of Rotary International provides for Rotary to operate within the laws of each country, which for the United States included a recent Supreme Court ruling which stated in essence that Rotary is an organization of professional and business persons. Women are indeed a part of that described framework. Under the skillful guidance of President Mott, the club assisted the Rotary Club of Gulf Breeze in collecting medical supplies and equipment surplus to area hospitals for shipment to the Rotary Club of Nairobi, Kenya, which would then distribute it to areas in urgent need of basic supplies. Mike Henderson coordinated the club's effort in this project. The club won the district best bulletin award and this award was presented to our faithful scribe, Eric Ericson, who edited the bulletin for many years. Tam Tamburello continued his Senior Citizen Award program and made the presentation to a very young senior citizen, Rick Dye. Two Paul Harris Fellows were added - Charlie Cox and Don Lehman. The club was saddened by the loss of Len Slesser. Don Lehman took over the reins as president during the Rotary year of 1988-89. The club continued to contribute to many worthwhile projects. Some of the more notable were support to the City/County Drug Abuse Commission, Volunteer Pensacola, Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts of America, National Museum of Naval Aviation and Project Graduation. During the first few weeks of Lehman’s reign, some one would request permission to tell a funny story. It soon became the opening for each week’s meeting and given the name of “groaner.” This procedure has continued as the club's opener to this date. Avenue "B” Director, Ferdie Salomon, successfully expanded the Employment Issues Seminar and on the 18th of October 1988, we invited Professor William McHugh from Florida State University to come and lead a seminar entitled “Aids in the Workplace.” The meeting was held at the Pensacola Hilton Hotel and was well attended. The club hosted six business men from Chile who were in Pensacola from 22 October to 26 October 1988. The visitors from Chile were transported to various businesses in the area to aid them in getting first hand knowledge on the way American businesses are run. A new sound system was installed in Bartels, the club's regular meeting place since leaving the Martine’s Restaurant in 1974 (after 17 years) and a video tape was made of our Safety Town program to be shown at the district conference. In June 1989, the board approved the transfer of $6,000 to create a scholarship fund that would be separate from our operating fund. Seven new Paul Harris Fellows were added to the club during Lehman’s regime - Mike Woods, Harry Huelsbeck, Bob Crumpton, Dick Olsen, Wayne Etheredge, John Brick and Beryl Miller. A new feature in our Safety Town program was the addition of a Volkswagen named “Blinky” which, with the help of a city policeman, would call out the names of the graduating pre-school students and be presented with their certificate of graduation. Earlier in September, we had hosted a GSE team from Chile. Later in the year, Tam Tamburello led a GSE team to Chile. Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... For the Boy Scout program within the BSA, see Boy Scouts (Boy Scouts of America). ... The National Museum of Naval Aviation is located at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. ... The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[4] is a public research university located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. ...


Next in the barrel as president was Wayne Etheredge, whose stories always began with the remark, “this is the truth and if it isn’t the truth, it should be.” Wayne would begin his meetings with the phrase, “Welcome to the best hour of the week brought to you this week by the Rotary Club of Pensacola Suburban West.” The club sponsored Wayne to attend the Rotary International Conference in Seoul, Korea. Under Wayne’s guidance, during the 1989-90 Rotary year, the club entered into an agreement with Pensacola Junior College for the continuation of the local SubWest Rotary Scholarship Program. Funds were set aside to sponsor this program. An article was submitted and printed in the Rotarian magazine based on the club's “Employee of the Year” program. The International theme for the 1989-90 year was “Enjoy Rotary.” New Paul Harris Fellows were: Preston Baswell, Franklin R. (Fritz) Fritz, George Harley, Milt Grimwood and Darby Kenniff. Under Wayne’s command, the “Woolly Four-Way-Test” was written for jokes, roasts and character assassinations. It read as follows: 1. Is it believable? 2. Is it equally unfair to all concerned? 3. Will it get laughs and cause embarrassment? 4. Will it benefit the education fund? Pensacola Junior College (usually shortened to PJC) is the name for an umbrella of multiple community colleges in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, Florida. ...


Rotary Years 1990-91 thru 1994-95[edit]

John Brick was president for the 1990-91 Rotary year. Wilson Gilliat served as International Service Director. Paul Harris Fellow contributions of $2,000 were earmarked to purchase clinical and surgical equipment to support the Lighthouse for Christ Eye Center in Mombasa, Kenya. This project was proposed by Dr. Walter Pascall, a former member of the club. Tam Tamburello proposed that the club send a gift of $200 to the Rotary Club in Lota, Chile to purchase school books. The club helped to sponsor and entertain two Group Study Exchange teams, one from Brazil and one from Australia. Strong support was also given to the foreign students at Pensacola Junior College. Three Paul Harris Fellows were added: Mac Parker, Ed Holt and Mary Lou Condon. The change of command from John Brick to Al Godwin took place at the Pensacola Country Club on June 27, 1991. After Al and his staff had been introduced, Al was heard to say, “I’ll do my best with the staff you have given me.” His was indeed a year of “fun and fame, sin and shame” and his tongue-in-cheek roasting of fellow Rotarians was masterful. The club awarded a lifetime membership to our long time scribe and bulletin editor, Eric Ericson. The first lady Rotarian, Helen Chalk, was admitted to the club and three Youth Exchange Students from Australia were hosted by the club. The club was saddened by the death of our Chief Woolybooger and Past President, Paul Condon. The Rotary Foundation allowed clubs that had contributed money to the Polio-Plus campaign to use that money to make extra Paul Harris Fellowship Awards. This being the case, the following Paul Harris Fellow's were installed: Harry A. Stump (the younger), Al Johnson, Kirk Ball, Ferd Salomon, Mike Henderson, Al Swan, Bob Trotter, Skip Dennis, Stan Totten, Terry Halverson, Bill Henderson, Ken Pfieffer, Mo Hayes and Mike Pugh. The next change of command took place at the Braden Ball estate, farm and sand-green golf course. The first Paul Condon Award to a Rotarian who “best exemplifies the dedication, love and spirit of Rotary” was presented to Al Godwin at the change of command ceremony. bumbasa is the second largest city in Kenya, lying on the Indian Ocean. ... Lota is a city located in the center of the Republic of Chile on the Gulf of Arauco. ... Pensacola Junior College (usually shortened to PJC) is the name for an umbrella of multiple community colleges in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, Florida. ...


The Rotary year of 1992-93, with Mac Parker as president, began with an outdoor, lake side change of command party and golf tournament at the Braden Ball private estate at Woodbine Springs. The first years’ event was highlighted by a large- mouth bass being accidentally caught by Jerry Bullard and by Moe Hayes making a world class trick golf shot. As Moe started his wind up with a four wood drive on a very hard-packed tee, his golf ball fell off the tee and began to roll straight away from him. Moe called upon all of his skills as a former Navy jet fighter pilot and simply stepped forward with his left foot as he began to make his down swing and reaching forward at the same time, hit a blistering line drive down a very narrow and long fairway about 170 yards up and onto a very small sand green. Moe said that he was better at hitting a moving target as a former fighter pilot. During the year, the club helped to construct the first and second Habitat for Humanity house. One particularly unique program was a 10-piece Japanese Drum Band, which had difficulty in getting through the doors at Bartels' restaurant. The club held a Tut Tuttle Day in October 1992 to honor member, Rear Admiral Tut Tuttle. Ken Karadin and the Christ Church Youth Choir entertained the club at Christmas. Many of trusted Rotarians turned out in March of 1993 to clean up the area around Bartels, add a new ceiling in the dining room and to build a new walkway outside the rear entrance, bordered by 20 new azalea bushes. It was an all-hands endeavor and one that brought Rotarians together in a "helping others" situation. Back in October 1992, three German tourists were robbed of all of their belongings at a local motel. We passed the hat at our Rotary meeting, collected $350 to give them and Huntley Johnson took them for a free trip to the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Bill Mancil, Jinny Parks (wife of our Past President, Paul Parks), and Kenny Morgan were awarded Paul Harris Fellowships. Dick Nauman was awarded the second Paul Condon Award. Two other Christmas projects were completed by the club - the Angel Tree project for gifts for the needy children and the Salvation Army bell ringing at Gayfers department store. One most memorable event took place at the change of command from Mac Parker to incoming President Ed Holt. Bob Trotter, one of our beloved members who was hospitalized with cancer, persuaded his wife to get him out of bed and to bring him to one more Rotary meeting. His wife and family were with him and many will never forget when Bob took over the microphone to thank all of Suburban West Rotary for our friendship and the good times we had had together. Incoming President Ed Holt and his wife, Cyndi, attended the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia, as did incoming District 6940 Governor Paul and Jinny Parks. At the International Friendship dinner, he and Cyndi sat with an Australian veterinarian, an American hospital administrator from California, an Engineer from Finland and two South Africans who farm and ranch in Botswana. The National Museum of Naval Aviation is located at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. ... Gayfers was a regional department store chain in the Southern U.S . ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central...


The International Rotary theme for the 1993-94 year under International President, Robert R. Barth, was “Believe in What You Do - Do What You Believe In. Club President Ed began his year by adopting a personal club slogan called Growth in Rotary. He stressed three principles in this slogan, Growth in the spirit of Rotary, Growth in the Fellowship and Community of Rotary and Growth in the Meaning of Rotary. He asked the club to endorse and abide by these principles. His We Care program for Rotary greatly enhanced club activities by making members feel appreciated and missed, if absent. Two new projects were added - a Careers Day was held at Escambia High School, under the guidance of Tina Bankston and a Four-Way Test Essay Contest under the guidance of Ferdie Salomon. Junior and Senior high school students prepared an essay on the topic of “The importance of and the need for the Rotary International Four-Way Test in our lives today.” The winner of the contest received a check for $1,000 and his school received $500. The best essay contestant from each school received $100 plus a plaque. District Governor Paul Parks held his district conference at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City, Florida. The club was the host club and Kirk Ball was the conference chairman. The Rotary International representative was Dato James Peter Chin, a traveling Rotarian from Malaysia. He was addressed as Dato because he had been knighted not once but twice by the Sultan of Malaysia. He and his wife, Datin Mai, were hits of the conference. Rotarian Chin had been a Rotary Scholar to the University of Missouri many years ago. Dato James Peter Chin is now a Director in Rotary International. Other programs accomplished during the year were the Safety Town program, with the helping had of Cyndi Holt, Angel Tree, a Service Above Self Award (Rotary’s highest award) to our world traveling dentist Arnold Babcock, and a Paul Harris Fellowship dinner for all of the club’s PHFs. And we must not forget the Employee of the Year Award and Secretaries Day. Wayne Hamilton was added as a Paul Harris Fellow. On June 30, 1994, Kirk Ball took over the presidential reins of the club from Ed Holt. His first action was to thank Ed and Cyndi Holt for their outstanding service to Rotary for the previous year. He stated that Ed and his Board of Directors had focused their collective efforts on the club internally through the club goal of “Growth in Rotary” and had enhanced that goal by strengthening our convictions, our fellowship and our Rotary service. He presented Ed with a Rotary plaque. President Kirk asked Martha Trotter to come forward and to receive the Paul Condon Award being presented posthumously to her husband, Dr. Bob Trotter, who was our friend and fellow Rotarian. Escambia High School is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area - City 69. ...


Many programs were produced during the 1994-95 Rotary year under the guidance of President Kirk Ball. International Avenue Director Arnold Babcock completed three missions of mercy to third world countries by providing much needed dental services to Vietnamese boat people at the Tai Ah Chau detention center in Hong Kong; to villages around Santarem, Brazil and to the people living in the vicinity of Kilimambogo mountain nestled in the jungles outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Arnold had brought great honor to himself and SubWest when he was awarded the Service Above Self Award which had been presented to him in Tallahassee by incoming Rotary International President Herb Brown. Only 94 Rotarians out of 1.2 million worldwide received this most prestigious during the Rotary year of 1993-94. Two such awards were given to members of our District 6940, under the guidance of District Governor, Paul Parks. Randy Spencer of the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club developed a plan to convert four real estate trailers into medical/dental trailers, complete with air conditioning, medical and dental chairs and with other medical equipment and delivered them to a Rotary club in Costa Rica for use throughout Costa Rica. These trailers were delivered to Costa Rica in January 1995. For this World Community Service project, Randy also received the Service Above Self Award. Past President Wayne Etheredge took an idea that was over 2,000 years old and successfully completed the “Good and Faithful Servant” fundraiser. As a result of the club’s generosity and support, the project generated over $3,700 to be used for our Four-Way Test essay contest and for Safety Town renovations. SubWest received some great publicity in the December 1994 issue of Pensacola Magazine and in the June 1995 issue of The Rotarian. President-Elect Kenny Morgan and Community Service Avenue Director, Wayne Hamilton presented Safety Town at the Family Expo on September 10, 1994 after ten Rotarians spent a Saturday morning setting up the Safety Town equipment. Over 200 children from age four to six years old learned about safety during the ten hour session. This was a joint project between SubWest Rotary, the Escambia High School Rotary Interact Club and the Junior League of Pensacola. The Safety Town program has now been reduced from a two-weeks program to a one-day affair. Another World Community project undertaken and completed by the Rotary Club of Pensacola Suburban West provided medical equipment and supplies to a Rotary Club in Peru. The project developed from a conversation between two Rotarians attending the RI convention in Orlando, Florida in June 1992, Bob Spilman of SubWest and Carlos Castrillon Leon of Chiclayo Norte, Peru. Having recently completed a new Paul Harris Medical Clinic building, the Rotary Club of Chiclayo Norte needed help in obtaining the many kinds of equipment and supplies required to equip and operate their facility. Based on the identification of need and commitment to help between two Rotarians, extensive research found the project was ideally suited to qualify for receipt of surplus Department of Defense equipment and supplies under a worldwide Humanitarian Assistance Program. The next two years of correspondence and coordination were exceedingly tedious and complex both in the US and in Peru. The final result coordinated by the two Rotary Clubs enlisted participation of both Peruvian authorities and the Departments of State and Defense to deliver an eight ton shipment of modern medical equipment and supplies valued at some $300,000. The Paul Harris Clinic directly serves more than 18,000 inhabitants in the immediate area. The Rotary Club of Chiclayo Norte is coordinating the sharing of resources to meet critical needs of other medical facilities throughout the surrounding District and Province. The formal transfer and acceptance of the donated equipment and supplies was accomplished at a ceremony in Chiclayo on February 2, 1995. Categories: Africa geography stubs | Capitals in Africa | Kenya ... Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, a state of the United States of America. ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... Escambia High School is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The official Interact club logo Rotary Interact (commonly shortened to Interact, short for International Action) is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ...


The club made important contributions to the District Conference when both our fundraising idea and our Four-Way Test Essay Contest were presented. The club walked away with the First Place Award for Club Bulletins for the 1993-94 year. The club added $2,000 to the Pensacola Junior College Foundation in support of scholarships. Seventeen new members joined the club during the year and the club helped to build another Habitat for Humanity house. Vocational Avenue Director Tina Bankston organized a second Career Day at Escambia High School. This year’s theme was "All Eyes on the Future.” Display booths for more than 50 different career areas of opportunity were made available to the students. WEAR TV provided great coverage for this event which was a joint project between club and the Escambia High School Rotary Interact Club. Vice President Ferd Salomon and his committee conducted the club's Rotary Four-Way Test Essay Contest with 149 students from nine area high schools participating. The grand prize winner was presented $1,000 and his language arts teacher received $500. All other winners from each high school received $100 each. Two Paul Harris Fellows were added to the club: Bill Blasingame and Tom Johnson. Ira Frances, Olen Giles and Charlie Hass received their second Paul Harris Fellows pins. The club celebrated Secretary’s Day on April 27, 1995 and fellow Rotarian Melba Powell gave a talk about the assistance secretaries provide in the world of business. On June 8, President Kirk announced that he had been approached by Mrs. Martha Trotter with a generous offer to fund the grand prize in the SubWest Rotary Four-Way Test Essay Contest over the next five years in loving memory of her husband and the club's friend Bob Trotter. The club's Employee of the Year winner was Ms. Cheri Miller of Chief of Naval Education and Training staff. The club received the Presidential Citation Award. for the year 1994-95 Pensacola Junior College (usually shortened to PJC) is the name for an umbrella of multiple community colleges in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... Escambia High School is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... Escambia High School is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The official Interact club logo Rotary Interact (commonly shortened to Interact, short for International Action) is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ...


Rotary Years 1995-96 thru 1999-2000[edit]

Kenny Morgan became club president for the 1995-96 Rotary year. One of his first duties was to cancel the August 3rd meeting due to the approach of Hurricane Erin. The club's long time meeting place at Bartel’s restaurant was was due to close so a new meeting place was needed. Through the efforts of Kenny and Ferdie Salomon, the change was made to the Pensacola Country Club. After 21 years at Bartels, the club moved to Pensacola Country Club. The first scheduled meeting at Pensacola Country Club was canceled due to approach of Hurricane Opal. The Rotary Club of Navarre Beach was chartered on December 19, 1995 and club President Kenny presented them with their Four-Way-Test banner. Mike Pugh, a former member of the club became the first president of the Navarre Beach Club. The club celebrated it's Christmas meeting on December 21st with the talents of members Wilson Gilliat and Melba Powell, who along with Skip Dennis’ sister, Jeanette, on the piano, helped usher in the season with traditional and favorite Christmas songs. Vivian Babcock was given the Paul Harris Fellow Award. She and her husband Arnold continued to serve Rotary Interntional regularly in third world countries with his dental expertise and social skills. On January 11, 1996, the club collected used coats and jackets for the homeless and delivered them to the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen for further distribution.


Over 425 junior and senior high school students submitted essays in the club's Four-Way-Test Essay Contest. Awards were made at our club meeting on February 15, 1996 with the winner receiving a $1,000 check and a $500 check was presented to the Language Arts Department of his school. Other school winners received a check for $100 plus a plaque. Special recognition was given to Ms. Linda Thompson, the Language Arts Director of the Escambia County School District and to Mr. Sherman Robinson, Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Ferdie Salomon introduced a special guest, Martha Trotter. Mrs. Trotter has donated $5,000 to the club to fund the grand prize winner of the Four Way Test Essay Contest for the next 5 years. This prize became known as the Robert W. Trotter Memorial Award. The club held a Valentines' Day performance for all Rotarians and their partners on February 29. Another "Career Day" program was held at Escambia High School and it was well attended by students. The change of command took place on June 13, 1996. Special guest was Paul Harris, alias Dr. James Young of Fullerton, California. Jim was Past Governor of District 5320 and Professor Emeritus at California State University. He is best known as the alter ego of Paul Harris. Speaking in first person and dressed in 1905 costume, he talked about the founding of Rotary, it's history to date and Rotary’s prospects for the future. Glenda Hass was given the Paul Harris Fellow Award and Paul Parks was presented with his third Paul Harris Fellow Award, courtesy of Arnold and Vivian Babcock. Henry Baggett and Jim Holifield also were given the Paul Harris Fellow award during the year. The club added 13 new members during the year, however, the club lost two Rotarians, Charley Cox and Rudy Yarbourgh. The Paul Condon Award was presented to Ferdie Salomon. One of President Kenny’s concluding thoughts was: “Success in life comes not from holding a good hand but in playing a poor hand well.” The club did another Habitat for Humanity project on February 24, 1996 with Rotarian Bobbye Carroll in charge with hammer and nails in hand. The club was assisted by the Escambia High School Rotary Interact students. Ferdie Salomon became president for the 1996-97 Rotary year. Many projects were carried out under his leadership, including the Four- Way Test Essay Contest and a Habitat for Humanity house. The club increased the number of Rotarians contributing to the Rotary Foundation through their birthday contributions. The club held a Christmas silent auction party which raised many needed dollars for our programs. The club made financial contributions to the USO, the district Youth Exchange Program and to HRS for gifts to the Pensacola Health Care Facility nursing home. A new program called “Core Values” was begun under the leadership of Steve Del Gallo and Mike Perkins. Each high school in the area was asked to nominate one member of their senior class who best exemplifies leadership in the basic core values of life in their school and home. Each designated student attended a "Cores Value" luncheon at our Rotary club and was asked to bring one or two of their "significant other" adults in their lives and to tell us how core values have impacted their lives and relationships with others. Each student received a personalized plaque and a copy of William Bennet’s book, A Book of Virtues. This program was well received by our Rotary Club and by the schools. Escambia High School is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... Escambia High School is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The official Interact club logo Rotary Interact (commonly shortened to Interact, short for International Action) is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ... The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. ...


Wayne Hamilton made an appeal at Christmas time on behalf of a very needy family. Club members made individual contributions and raised $467 to give to this worthy cause. The club entertained a Group Study Exchange team from Mexico, a Rotarian male leader and four young business and professional ladies. President Ferdie presented the Rotary International President’s Golden Century Citation to our Past District Governor Paul Parks. This Presidential Citation Award was the only one given in our District 6940 for the 1996-1997 Rotary year. Bill Spain received the Paul Condon Award and the club added three new Paul Harris Fellows to our list, Ann "Scib" Salomon, Jerry Butterworth and Priscilla Spilman. The club again received the District 6940 Presidential Citation Award for the year. As of June 30, 1997 there were 1,213,748 Rotarians in 28,736 Rotary Clubs in 521 districts, in 159 countries and 35 geographical areas. There are now 89,300 women in Rotary and 1,900 women club presidents. The Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation budget for the 1997-1998 Rotary year is $160 million. Bobby Crumpton, the "Beaver", suited up as club president for the 1997-1998 year. He was well prepared for his continuing great works in Rotary, but soon after taking office, he became ill with cancer and soon had to tender his resignation. Past President Ferdie Salomon, was reinstated to serve out Bob's term. Ferdie presented Bob with his own Past President's pin. All of our club members paid high tribute to Bob Crumpton. His long-time friend, Bob Stone said, "In our lifetime, we meet few men like Bob Crumpton". On Tuesday January 6, 1998, Bob Crumpton died after a six-month's bout with cancer. He is remembered as a quick-witted club president or as the club's consummate Woolly booger. Rotarian Kirk Ball added thoughts that we were shared by many, “It is evident that Bob lived by the Four-Way-Test and that he always placed service above self. But more importantly, Bob represented the essence of the 1994 Rotary International theme, ‘Be a Friend’. Bob Crumpton was a dear friend to all of us and he will be greatly missed.” The club's annual Secretaries Appreciation Day took place on April 23rd and the second annual Core Values Awards were presented on May 7, 1998. This year’s Chairman Bill Spain, was assisted by Carl Gindl and Huntley Johnson. The ten honorees received a personalized plaque from Rotary, a $50 gift certificate from Books-A-Million and a copy of William Bennett’s new book, On Our Honor. Rotarian Steve Del Gallo presented a $100 gift to the students after they completely read the book and answered questions to his satisfaction. The club once again received the district Presidential Citation. Four students at Pensacola Junior College received cash awards from our Pensacola Junior College scholarship fund. The "Rotarian of the Year" plaque went to the club's editor, Jerry Butterworth, for his work as bulletin editor. Greg Threadgill received the Paul Condon Award and the club added four more Paul Harris Fellows, Fran Crumpton, John Stein, Bobbye Carroll and Romesh Canekeratne. The club now have 108 members. In the Rotary year of 1998-99, Mike Woods was ushered in as club president. He had filled in many times for Bob Crumpton and was well prepared for the job. One of his first duties before being installed as president was to attend the Rotary International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on 14-17 June 1998. He and his wife, Betty were very impressed with the convention activities and he brought back inspirational material from the convention to show the club. The change of command took place on July 2, 1998, and Bob Spilman was installed as District Governor at the same meeting. Mike’s first words as president were, “Thank you for this opportunity to serve Rotary and this club.” He outlined two of many objectives that he has in mind for this year, one is that raucous, loud, fun-loving fellowship where everyone is happy will be one of the main goals for each meeting, and two, a quote from Albert Schweizer: AI don’t know what your destiny will be, but of one thing I am certain, the only ones of you who will ever be happy are those who seek and find how to serve.” On August 17, 1998 the club lost one long-time member and bulletin editor, Eric Ericson. “Ol Eric” was a charter member of the tank crew, where he entertained the crew with many of his flying stories, both as a World War II Navy pilot and as a TWA flight captain. Second Vice President Bobbye Carroll arranged a bus tour for club members to view the famous Russian Nicholas and Alexandra exhibit in Mobile, Alabama. President elect, Mike Perkins initiated a new Rotary badge routine for new members. The new member wore a red badge until he/she has visited each table in the dining room and had served as a greeter. The new member then received a permanent name badge. There were six high school winners of the Four Way Essay contest. The first-place winner was Derek Stephens of Pine Forest. He received $1,000 and the English Department of his school received $500. All of the other winners received the usual $100. The club honored 15 teachers in our "Teacher of the Year" program. Hurricane Georges came to our area in October 1998. Rotarians in the Englewood Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary club in Englewood, Florida (30 miles south of Sarasota) began to collect a truck load of emergency supplies-clothing, food, bottled water and $10 gift certificates from Winn Dixie, blankets, etc. in anticipation of the storms arrival. Georges gave them little damage, so they delivered the "goodies" to Pensacola. One Rotarian, Greg Threadgill took charge and delivered all of the supplies to the Salvation Army, who then distributed the supplies to some 40 hurricane victims in Harold, Florida (located about 10 miles east of Milton.). A letter was received by our District Governor, Bob Spilman from the Santa Rosa county Salvation Army which stated, "May God bless you and the members of Rotary International as you come to the aid of people who have disasters in their life". The club received an engraved tray from the Rotary Club of Marada-Bada, India, club #3100. This was in recognition of the financial aid that the club had sent to the school in Marada-Bada for library books, water fountains, toilet facilities and chemical laboratory equipment. The BOBBY R. CRUMPTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established to provide scholarships in honor of Bobby Crumpton, deceased Past President. A stipend not to exceed $2,000 was used at any institution of higher learning or vocational school. 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The club presented some 92 pairs of ultra-violet sunglasses to the fishermen on the Amazon River in Santarém,_Brazil, courtesy of Dr. Arnold Babcock. The Rotary Club ofSantarém,_Brazil honored Dr. Babcock for his continued dental work at the Clinica Esperanca in the Amazon Jungles. The Rotary Club of Pensacola Suburban West received four awards at the 1998-1999 District 6940 Rotary conference at the Marriott Bay Point Resort in Panama City, Florida. The awards were: 1. Most club members attending the conference. 2. The best large club exhibit. 3. The best club bulletin. 4. The Presidential Citation award for the year. The Paul Condon award was given to Kenney Morgan. Three new Paul Harris Fellows were added: Wilson Gilliat, Mike Miragliotta and Steve DelGallo. Ted Kirrcharr was named the "Rotarian of the Year". The club started to send prescription eyeglasses to a small town in Baja, California via Dr. Arnold Babcock when he makes his Rotary International sponsored trips south of the border to Mulege, Mexico. The glasses have been properly neutralized and tagged by a member of the club, Dr. Milt Grimwood. Five members of the club died during the year. In addition to Eric Ericson, mentioned previously, the club lost Rear Admiral Magruder Tuttle, Tam Tamburello, Ernie Pennell and Bill Mancil. Another "Mike", Mike Perkins took the reins of leadership as President for the 1999-2000 Rotary year. At his last meeting in the change of command ceremony, Mike summed up his year in a rap session, saying, "We did all the normal great things that we usually do, and added a new wrinkle or two". The projects completed during the year included the Core Values program, with 10 students being awarded gifts, Habitat for Humanity building assistance, scholarship dollars to two Rotary Interact student leaders, the Four Way Test Essay contest for high school students, coloring books distributed to elementary school children, "Secretary's Day" recognition program and ringing the bells at Christmastime for the Salvation Army. The club started a new project called "Project Read". Our eager Rotarian Lanan Clark spearheaded this reading and book giving to the 3rd grade students at the Allie Yniestra Elementary School. This program ran for 15 weeks and each student was given 17 books. Dr. Arnold Babcock and wife Vivian made their 4th trip south of the border to Mulege, Mexico carrying with them many pairs of eyeglasses suitably tagged by Dr. Milt Grimwood. To date, the club has donated over 1,000 pairs of glasses. District 6940 raised money during the year in order to purchase insulin for the treatment of diabetes in Peru. Each of the district's 42 clubs were given a large piggy bank into which members were to deposit their spare change at the end of each meeting. The club raised some $500. Each piggy was fashionably dressed and taken to the District conference. Prizes were given for the best attired pig. Thanks to the efforts of Lyne Dennis the club won the contest. The club entertained a Group Study Exchange team from Sydney, Australia. Past District Governor Charlie Schuster and Past District Governor Paul Parks gave them tours of Pensacola and hosted a farewell dinner. The team also visited the Rotary Club of Pensacola. Santarém is a town in the state of Pará in Brazil. ... Santarém is a town in the state of Pará in Brazil. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area - City 69. ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... Photo taken from the Mulegé Mission Mulegé is a town in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, situated at the mouth of the Río Santa Rosalía. ... The official Interact club logo Rotary Interact (commonly shortened to Interact, short for International Action) is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ... Shield of The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a non-military evangelical Christian organization founded in 1865 by one time Methodist minister William Booth. ... Photo taken from the Mulegé Mission Mulegé is a town in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, situated at the mouth of the Río Santa Rosalía. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... Pensacola is the name of several cities as well as other things: Pensacola (tribe), a group of Native Americans A number of places in the U.S. state of Florida: Pensacola, Florida An area airport, see Pensacola Regional Airport. ...


A contribution was made to Favor House on behalf of each visiting speaker to our club during the year. A total of $250 was given to Marcia Travis , a member of the staff of Favor House. The club gained six new members during the year for a total of 111 and awarded 5 new Paul Harris Fellows. They were: Mike Marshall, Irvin McWilson, Sr., Ted Kirchharr, Lyne Dennis and a second Paul Harris Fellow to Milt Grimwood. Once again, the club received the District Presidential Citation. Huntley Johnson received the Paul Condon award, Lanan Clark was named the club "Rotarian of the Year" and Bill Sheffield was named the "New member of the year". District Governor Bob Spilman was awarded a special Rotary Service Recognition award and Past District Governor Paul Parks was awarded the Rotary International "Four Avenues of Service Citation For Individual Rotarians" for outstanding efforts in the Four Avenues of Service. President Mike Perkins last rap session words were: "I move from the front and fade out of sight, I say to you: Happy New Rotary Year to all, and to all a new MIKE". Mike III, Mike Henderson received his President's pin and assumed the presidency of the club for the Rotary year of 2000-2001. Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ...


Rotary Years 2000-01 thru 2006-07[edit]

Another Mike (Mike Henderson) took over the helm as the President of the Rotary Club of Pensacola Suburban West for the year 2000-2001. President Mike gave the club full report of his trip to the Rotary International Convention in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His story was printed in the Reflections bulletin. He encouraged the club to attend a Rotary International Convention so as to gain the real flavor of Rotary. As of August 30, 2001 the club had sent a total of 1,474 pairs of glasses to the Rotary clinic in Mulege, Baja Mexico, where Rotarian Arnold Babcock does his dental work. Dr. Ken Tuttle and Dr. Milton Grimwood were instrumental in collecting and shipping the glasses. The club also purchased an eyeglasses automatic lens analyzer and sent it to Mulege. Rotarian E. Wayne Etheredge was nominated to become District 6940 Governor for the year 2003-2004 and he was confirmed at the district conference which was held in Panama City, Florida on April 20-22, 2001. At the change of command which ended the reign of President Mike, Rotarian Milt Grimwood was awarded the "Rotarian of the Year" plaque, Bill Spain received the Paul Condon award and Greg Threadgill was given a Paul Harris Fellow award. President Mike pinned the incoming President, Bobbye Carroll, with a President's pin and she in turn gave Mike a Past-President's pin. Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... Photo taken from the Mulegé Mission Mulegé is a town in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, situated at the mouth of the Río Santa Rosalía. ... Photo taken from the Mulegé Mission Mulegé is a town in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, situated at the mouth of the Río Santa Rosalía. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area - City 69. ...


Bobbye Carroll, our first woman President, gave the club a detailed report about the Rotary International Convention that was held in San Antonio, Texas on June 24-27, 2001. Her two page report was included in the July issue of Reflections. Bobbye reported that there were 27,000 Rotarians in attendance at the convention. Rotary International President, Richard D. King, set an ambitious agenda for his year as President in which he asked each club to do four things: 1. Grow membership. 2. Increase community awareness. 3. Identify new leaders. 4. Increase service in their community and abroad. The requirements for the Distinguished Club Citation (the new name for the Presidential Citation, which the Club had won for the past several years) were designed to accomplish these goals. The Club had already set in motion our most ambitious agenda to start a major fund-raising campaign in the form of a used boat show. This project was three years in the planning stage. Instead of having a dozen members show up to work on a Habitat for Humanity house, the club had a dozen committee heads each with their own committees working toward the same goal. One of the club's major community project was Project Read. Members delivered booklets and read to the 3rd grade students at the Allie Yniestra Elementary School. Greg Threadgill was in charge of this project. Rotary International sent Arnold Babcock and his wife Vivian to do emergency dental care in Madras, India. One day Arnold and Vivian visited a camp of 200 or more abandoned children, infants to 24 years in age, all orphans. While Arnold provided dental care, Vivian taught the children to sing American songs from a primary grade song book she had taken with her. She played a keyboard and taught them a number of songs. Club members continue to make annual birthday contributions to the Rotary Foundation and many members became sustaining members by contributing $100.00 or more annually. The District 6940 conference was held at the Marriott Bay Point Resort in Panama City, Florida on April 19-21, 2002. The club received the best all-around prize for club bulletins. At a club meeting in late May, the Assistant Governor, John Tice, gave praise to the club for earning the difficult Distinguish Club citation. The club continued to be very active in the following community projects: 1. The Four-Way essay contest for high school students. 2. The Secretary appreciation day. 3. Teacher appreciation day. 4. Student Core Values program. Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... “Madras� redirects here. ... The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area - City 69. ...


The change of command ceremony was held on July 11. 2002. Paul Harris awards were presented to Arnold Babcock, Mike Perkins, Jerold Hall, Ken Tuttle and Rose Marie Tyrrell. Lyne Dennis, wife of Rotarian Ship Dennis, was make an Honorary member of the club. Arnold and Vivian Babcock were awarded Certificates of Appreciation for their world-wide dental work. Jon Davies, our bulletin editor, was given the "New Rotarian of the Year" award. Wilson Gilliatt received the Paul Condon award and Skip Dennis was given the Rotarian of the Year award. The club's original charter (lost in 1960) was found and given to the one remaining charter member, Huntley Johnson, for safe keeping. Ted Kirchharr was President for the Rotary year of 2002-2003. Ted gave the club a detailed report of his year in the saddle. He began by saying that "it was hard to believe that my year as Vice-President was over and here I am facing my year as President. The way our club works is that you start as Vice-President and spend the year trying to get programs, dealing with last minute cancellations, finding speakers and the worst part is finding speakers that the club members would like. Vice-President is probably the hardest job in the club. As Vice-President you really focus on membership, doing the Fireside Chats and trying to figure out what the heck your are going to do when it's your turn". Ted reported that his year really began with the trip to the Rotary International Convention in Barcelona, Spain. Ted added "what a terrific experience it was to be among so many Rotarians from around the world who share our ideas of service and work to make the world safer, cleaner, more educated and polio free." New members were added to the club and a new membership club was formed. With energy and enthusiasm they motivated the club to pitch in and help Lakeview with their foster family to provide Christmas for some young children who had been removed from their parents on Christmas Eve. Under President Ted's leadership, the club continued some long-standing programs such as the Mexico eyeglass project, an outstanding Four Way Test Essay Contest, Core Values Recognition. The club also continued to honor Teachers of the year. Perhaps the highlight of the year was the Boat Show and the club's Polio Plus efforts. Rotary International asked the club to donate a total of $18,700 over a three-year period. The success of the Boat Show moved the club toward it's Polio Plus goal but it was not quite enough. The Board decided to make the club's full commitment in one year, so a check was written for the full amount of the pledge. President Ted served as President of the Combined Rotary of Pensacola was instrumental in starting the first annual Ethics in Business Award, given by the Combined Rotary of Pensacola and the University of West Florida. Skip Dennis became President for the Rotary year of 2003-2004. Rotarian Trisha Woodburn began collecting computer supplies and monitors for the Lupus Foundation. She also collected used clothing, toys and other infant items for the Lakeview Foster Families Program. The meeting on July 17, 2003 marked the change of command of District 6940 Governors. Wayne Etheredge's "coronation" started with inspirational words from President Skip. All Suburban West Past Presidents, the Assistant District Governor as well as Past District Governors from the area were asked to stand and help pass the crown. The immediate Past District Governor, Bill Lyford, performed the honor of passing the District 6940 Governor's pin to Wayne. Wayne thanked all individuals who had helped him along the path to becoming the District Governor. He then awarded his wife, Nelda, the Paul Harris award. Past President, Bobbye Carroll, introduced Megan Bromert, the club's Ambassadorial Scholar. Megan had just returned from nine months in China where she taught English. She went to Chile in March, 2004 as an Ambassadorial Scholar. Community service programs were continued under President Skip as well as an increase in contributions made to The Rotary Foundation by birthday gifts. The new member club continued to give support to the Lakeview Center. The next annual change of command took place on the last Thursday in June, 2004. Outgoing President Skip presented the President's pin to incoming President Greg Threadgill and received his Past President's pin. Andy Hinton received the Paul Condon award, Tim Couch was awarded the Rotarian of the Year award and Sandy Starr received the new Rotarian of the year award. Paul Harris awards were given to Tim Couch, Christine Isham, Jean Johnson, Mike Marshall, Melba Powell, Roland Smith and Patricia Woodburn. Highlights of President Greg's 2004-2005 year included a very successful Boat Show, the crowning of high school students for the Four Way Essay Contest, Core Values presentations the School Teacher and Secretary appreciation day. The club lost it's Groaner Emeritus, Wilson Gilliat who died during this Rotary year. Hurricane Ivan came to Pensacola on September 15-16, 2004 and the club's meeting place at the Pensacola Country Club was completed demolished. The club lost it's badges, Rotary flags and other Rotary paraphernalia. The club began meeting at Pensacola Yacht Club. Mike Marshall was installed as President at the change of command meeting held at the Pensacola Museum of Art on June 30, 2005. Presidential pins were exchanged between the outgoing President and the incoming President. Rotarian of the Year award was presented to Greg Gontarskik and the new member of the year award was presented to Mac Wilson. The Paul Condon award was given to Jerry Butterworth. Paul Harris Awards were given to Greg Gontarski, Lumon May, Sandy Starr, Reed Eubanks, Jill Stein and Cyndi Holt. Highlighting the evening was an impressive painting of Past President Mike Woods, hanging behind the podium, painted by his wife, Betty Woods. In his weekly news letters, President Marshall started off with a high note of praise for the club and his staff. However, the August 4th meeting started with a more serious note as the club remembered Dick Warfield who died the week before. "Service Above Self", Rotary International's motto is more than words to Pensacola Suburban West Rotarians. On September 10, 2005, along with members of the Rotary Interact Club from the West Florida High School of Advanced Technology, Subwest Rotarians built a 20 by 30 foot gazebo and erected park benches to help beautify storm damaged Dickson Park in west Pensacola. The club had donated $12,000 to help Rebuild Northwest Florida in addition to the $4,600 donated to purchase materials to rebuild Dickson Park with money raised from our annual Boat Show. The Escambia County Board of Commissions presented the club with a certificate of appreciation for the club's generous gift to Dickson Park. During the rebuilding of Dickson Park Rotarian Kenny Morgan, President for the years 1995-1996, got a large splinter in his arm. The splinter could not be removed by the members present, so Kenny drove himself to the Sacred Heart Hospital to have it removed. The 2005 annual boat and RV show raised some $15,000. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi and Louisiana coastal area. Our Rotarian, Vice-President Jerold Hall made several trips to assist the Rotary Club of Belle Chasse in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana to help outfit as many FEMA trailers as possible with dishes, towels, cleaners, mops, brooms and bug spray. Water and canned goods had already been provided. The club's efforts were coordinated by Rotarian Dr. Stuart Guey of the Rotary Club of Belle Chasse. The Belle Chasse club invited the club to join them in their project to furnish the children's section of the Belle Chasse library. All three Plaquemines libraries were a total loss for their collections, but Belle Chasse had a building that was standing. Hurricane Rita destroyed their books after Katrina damaged the roof. They needed to raise $80,000 to complete the project. Suburban West raised $10,000 from boat show proceeds. Past President Mike Marshall secured an additional $15,000 from the District 6940 Katrina fund and a check was delivered on May 26, 2006. The Belle Chasse club leveraged the Suburban West funds, their funds and Rotary International funds they received to grow their effort to well over $100,000. Jerold Hall attended the library dedication on November 28, 2006. The club also contributed $4,000 to Gulfport, Mississippi to help rebuild houses. Under President Mike Marshall the club continued to sponsor the Four-Way essay contest for high school students, the Secretary Appreciation Day, the Teacher Appreciation Day , Student Core Values program, the coloring books for second grade students and once again the club received the Presidential Citation award. Four new Paul Harris Fellows were added; Betty Wasson, Fred Sitten, Mike Woods and Kevin Ryan. George William (Bill aka Coldfingers) Spain became the 51st President of the Rotary Club of Pensacola Suburban West for the Rotary year 2006-2007 on July 1, 2006. (Hallelujah). Bill joined the club on July 24, 1969. 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Lowest pressure 910 mbar (hPa) Damage $19. ... Pensacola is the name of several cities as well as other things: Pensacola (tribe), a group of Native Americans A number of places in the U.S. state of Florida: Pensacola, Florida An area airport, see Pensacola Regional Airport. ... The Pensacola Museum of Art is the only art museum in the city of Pensacola, Florida. ... The official Interact club logo Rotary Interact (commonly shortened to Interact, short for International Action) is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ... Address 2400 Longleaf Drive Town Pensacola, Florida 32526 Grades 9 to 12 District Escambia County School District Mascot Jaguars Colors Red and black Website Link West Florida High School of Advanced Technology is a high school located in Pensacola, Florida. ... Pensacola is the name of several cities as well as other things: Pensacola (tribe), a group of Native Americans A number of places in the U.S. state of Florida: Pensacola, Florida An area airport, see Pensacola Regional Airport. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... Belle Chasse is a census-designated place located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. ... Plaquemines Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Belle Chasse is a census-designated place located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. ... Belle Chasse is a census-designated place located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. ... Belle Chasse is a census-designated place located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. ... Belle Chasse is a census-designated place located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. ... Lowest pressure 895 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $10 billion (2005 USD)[1] Fatalities 7 direct, 113 indirect Areas affected Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Rita is the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most... Belle Chasse is a census-designated place located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. ... Rotary International is an organization of Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world (more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas). ... Gulfport, Mississippi city flag. ...


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  • Parks, Paul and Virginia 1995 Rotary in the Piney Woods of Florida Pensacola, FL Elite Priniting Company