Former Governor Bob Martinez at next I.V. lunch

Former Florida Governor Bob Martinez will be the guest speaker at the next Irreverent View lunch on Thursday, June 13 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Datz Deli on S. MacDill Ave. in Tampa. Martinez served as Florida’s Governor from 1987 to 1991. He previously had served as Mayor of Tampa, and later served as the nation’s “Drug Czar” under President George H.W. Bush.

Former Florida Governor Bob Martinez will be the guest speaker at the next Irreverent View lunch on Thursday, June 13 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Datz Deli on S. MacDill Ave. in Tampa. Martinez served as Florida’s Governor from 1987 to 1991. He previously had served as Mayor of Tampa, and later served as the nation’s “Drug Czar” under President George H.W. Bush.

Former Governor Bob Martinez
Former Governor Bob Martinez

 

If you would like to attend the lunch, please send an email to Chris@IrreverentView.com, prior to June 11. There is no charge to attend, just pay for your own lunch.

We’re proud to be back at Datz! With their recent acquisition of the property next door, there is now more parking. We will meet in the dining room on the second floor.

About Rotary

The Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” gives us extraordinary joy, lasting friendships, roots within the community and it solidifies the integrity and strength of our businesses and organizations.

Rotary

As Rotarians, we live a life of service every day. We serve our communities, our countries, our neighbors, our businesses and the world at large.

The Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” gives us extraordinary joy, lasting friendships, roots within the community and it solidifies the integrity and strength of our businesses and organizations.

For more information about the Rotary and the Downtown Tampa Rotary Club, visit the club’s website at: http://www.rotarycluboftampa.org/

If you are interested in attending a Rotary Club meeting, or learning more about Rotary click here: http://www.rotarycluboftampa.org/contact-us

Rotary Club honors four for service

The club, along with The Tampa Tribune, presented the prizes Tuesday during the rotary’s weekly meeting at the Glazer Children’s Museum.

“Our mission as human beings is not just to give, but to give back,” said an emotional Morsani during his acceptance speech. The Service Above Self award reflects the rotary club’s motto and is a fitting description for Morsani’s contributions, which include donating about $40 million to the University of South Florida.

“This was never in the script,” Morsani said after describing his humble beginnings in Oklahoma. “It’s been a great ride.”

By John Ceballos   Tribune Staff Published: May 28, 2013

TAMPA – The day after Memorial Day proved to be a fitting time to honor some of the area’s unsung heroes.

“Yesterday, we took a few moments to honor the brave men and women who served our country,” said Rolfe Arnhym, chairman of the award committee for the Rotary Club of Tampa. “Today is in a little different vein as we honor those who have served in our community.”

Frank Morsani received the Service Above Self award, while Tampa Police Department officer Ricky Wade, along with Steve and Emily Kundrat, received the first Unsung Heroes awards.

“We hadn’t given out the Service Above Self Award for a few years, so when I became chair about five years ago, we brought it back,” Arnhym said. “This is the first time we added the Unsung Heroes awards.”

The club, along with The Tampa Tribune, presented the prizes Tuesday during the rotary’s weekly meeting at the Glazer Children’s Museum. Continue reading “Rotary Club honors four for service”

Marco and the Road Runner

Just how different the concerns and interests of Cubans compared to Mexicans are is evident in how differently they are treated by our government.

The so-called “wet-foot, dry-foot” immigration policy of the United States is a perfect example. It says any Cuban who illegally enters the country and sets their foot on dry land is automatically entitled to a fast track to permanent residency.

 By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune
May 18, 2013

Having Sen. Marco Rubio as the champion of the immigration reform bill Congress is considering is akin to asking the Road Runner to be in charge of speed limits. Here’s why: Rubio is Cuban. Being Cuban means he is Hispanic. Republicans have a huge problem in appealing to Hispanics. Ergo, Rubio is the savior of the party who will help it win the Hispanic vote.

Problem is, although Rubio is Continue reading “Marco and the Road Runner”