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The theme for 2021-22 Rotary Year
This week we'll learn all about "Seasonings of Life,"  from Chef Amadeus. Tune up your taste buds:  the chef will have a seasoning available for each Sunrise Rotarian.
Chef Amadeus was born and reared in Jacksonville.  His grandmother from Puerto Rico and mother from Philadelphia ignited his love for cooking.  He is a Navy veteran and has lots of accomplishments ranging from winning the Food Network's Extreme Chef "Mexican Showdown," to being the former president of the American Culinary Federation First Coast Chapter.  Chef Amadeus enjoys mentoring high school culinary students and contributes time to non-profits such as the Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville and many other organizations. 
Turn Out the Lights, The Party's Over!
But it wasn't over until these 19 Rotarians and guests had their fill of food and drink at the Key's Piano Bar and Grill in Celebration Point.  Don't look now, but they were were standing in front of a huge scarecrow which is behind Larry Christian, who stood in front of it at the last minute.  Thanks again to Bobbie Robinson for organizing this fun event.  Bobbie learned all about digital finance at the morning meeting before the party.  She was last seen trying to pay the waiter, Murray, for the appetizers with bitcoin; don't know how that came out!
Sunriser Dave Moxley is on the Mend.
This note comes from Laura Quilici, Dave's sister.  “Hold my beer!”  Popular Florida Man Dave Moxley was hospitalized September 29 after a low-scoring acrobatic stunt in his home. Word on the street is that an office chair and vacuum cleaner were involved.  He suffered three broken ribs and a punctured lung and experienced a couple of complications as well.  He is not in serious danger now, but it will take some time before he bounces back completely.  He sends his best wishes and regrets to all his friends and looks forward to returning to Rotary.  But, good news!  It appears Dave is getting released this week, maybe about the time you read this, but will need some time at home to convalesce. President Darleen will be organizing our members to provide some food service to Dave to insure that he recovers rapidly.
Breaking News:  Fast moving cold fronts hitting Sunrise Rotary.
Has anyone noticed?  For the last few weeks, fast moving cold fronts have been hitting Sunrise Rotary.  They usually start around 7am, then move through Gainesville quickly, usually gone about 8am.  Maybe we could get the sergeant-at-arms to request from Hilton that a wall be constructed on the north side of the room, to keep the cold fronts out.  But wait, maybe it would be easier if the Hilton management would just turn up the air conditioner a bit.
This week's traveling Sunriser was the newsletter editor, Jim Cato.  A trip to Crystal River by Rotary Sunrise's one-man fishing team (with assistant Chuck) produced a nice catch of fish.
Redfish:  Both 26.5 inches (upper slot in fish terms).  Under 17 or over 27 inches, they must be released.
A nice catch of redfish and spotted seatrout.  Our limit of three redfish, all upper slot, plus six trout.  Three other legal redfish fish were released.
One-man fishing team in action.
Service Above Self:  A Reminder.  For three weeks, we'll get a reminder about why we are in Rotary:  Week 3 of 3--Rotarian Code of Conduct.
As a Rotarian, I will:
1.  Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life;
2.  Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect;
3.  Use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those with special needs and improve people's quality of life in my community and the world;
4.  Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians;
5.  Help maintain a harassment-free environment in Rotary meetings, report any suspected harassment and help ensure non-retaliation to those individuals that report harassment.

Vibrant Club Seminar / District 6970 All-Flamingo Celebration is now open!

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Conference Kick-off Party:  Friday, November 5th @ 6:00 p.m.
Vibrant Club Seminar Saturday, November 6th @ 9:00 a.m.
District Conference Celebration, Saturday November 6th @ 6:00 p.m.

Renaissance World Golf Village Resort
500 South Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32092

World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort for $149 / night
Book your group rate for Rotary District 6970 – 2021 District Conference

Event Summary: A Flamingo Celebration of Rotary Year 2020-21!
Start Date: Friday, November 5th
End Date: Sunday, November 7th
Last Day to Book: Thursday, October 21st
Please join us at the upcoming Major Donor Reception to be held immediately preceding the District Conference Celebration on November 6th. We will meet outside on the terrace at the Renaissance at World Golf Village for food, refreshments, and fellowship as we recognize and show appreciation to our newest Major Donors and Arch Klumph Society members. We will also hear from inspirational guest speaker, PDG Wayne Nomura, who is the Rotary Foundation's Technical Coordinator Chair of Cadres in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Register on-line for the Major Donor Reception and/or the District Conference Celebration at  Or, if you prefer, email PDG Ken Baker at by Oct. 25th to RSVP to the Major Donor Event only.

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