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Service Above Self

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DeBary Golf & Country Club
300 Plantation Club Drive
DeBary, FL  32713
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Dear Floridians, 

Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, prompting one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history. 

This massive storm affected every part of our state. And as we now begin the process of cleaning up and rebuilding, I encourage every Floridian affected by this storm to apply for assistance with FEMA as soon as possible. You may be eligible for financial help or even direct assistance for things such as: clean-up, temporary housing, medical, moving expenses and more. 

If you’re eligible, it’s important that you get your FEMA claim in as soon as possible, without delay

To apply for FEMA assistance visit: or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585. 

Please take a few minutes to review the information provided below. You may be eligible for other temporary assistance and benefits. 

As I travel around our state, I am heartened by the stories I am hearing over and over again of Floridians helping Floridians. And I encourage you to share this information with your friends and neighbors as we work together to rebuild our state. 

If you need any additional help, please don’t hesitate to contact our office by e-mail at:, by phone toll free in Florida at 1-888-671-4091, or by stopping by one of our regional offices listed below. 


If you need emergency help call 9-1-1. 

If you know of a senior who needs assistance call 9-1-1 and contact the Florida Department of Elder Affairs hotline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). To report elder abuse, call 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873). 

If you need supplies, such as food, water, or ice, please contact your county emergency management at: or by phone at (850) 815-4001 for the location of the nearest distribution center. Your county emergency management can provide up–to-date information about shelters and local distribution centers for food and supplies. 

Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma should apply for assistance with FEMA as soon as their county is granted Individual Assistance. Financial help and direct services may be available from FEMA for clean-up, temporary housing, medical, moving expenses, and more.

To apply visit: or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585. For a list of counties approved for Individual Assistance visit:

Veterans needing assistance or medication can contact the Veteran Disaster Hotline at 1-800-507-4571 or go to any VA medical facility for assistance. 

To find a dialysis center in your area visit: Patients of DaVita Dialysis may contact 1-800-400-8331 to find the nearest Dialysis Center. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress please call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained counselor. You may also visit: for more information about managing stress after a disaster and talking with children about traumatic events. 

Floridians in counties granted Individual Assistance may be eligible for tax relief from the IRS. To learn more about IRS assistance for victims of Hurricane Irma visit:

The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing various disaster loans to qualifying Floridians in several counties. For more information about SBA disaster loans visit:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides loans and assistance to qualifying individuals, businesses, and communities after disasters. For more information visit:, or contact the USDA office in Florida at: (352) 338-3400. 

Floridians who are unemployed as a result of the disaster are encouraged to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) through the U.S. Department of Labor. For additional information about DUA visit: or contact the U.S. Department of Labor by phone at 1-866-487-2365. 

To find out if you qualify for temporary mortgage relief such as a suspension of mortgage payments for up to 12 months, or suspension of late fees, visit the Freddie Mac website at: For additional information visit the Fannie Mae website at: or by phone at 1-800-2FANNIE (800-232-6643). 

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hiring a variety of temporary positions located throughout Florida now through December 31, 2017. For more information visit: 

For in-person assistance with storm related questions, or to apply for benefits you may visit your local FEMA Disaster Recovery Center. For a list of Centers in your area visit: 


3416 South University Drive 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328 
Phone: 954-693-4851

Ft. Myers 
2000 Main Street 
Suite 801 
Fort Myers, FL 33901 
Phone: 239-334-7760 

1301 Riverplace Blvd. 
Suite 2010 
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-346-4500 

2555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard 
Suite 610 
Coral Gables, FL 33134 
Phone: 305-536-5999 

225 East Robinson Street 
Suite 410 
Orlando, FL 32801 
Phone: 407-872-7161 

111 North Adams Street 
Tallahassee, FL 32301 
Phone: 850-942-8415 

801 N. Florida Ave. 
4th Floor 
Tampa, FL 33602 
Phone: 813-225-7040 

West Palm Beach 
413 Clematis Street 
Suite 210 
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-514-0189
Look for additional Club pictures in President Joe's Album.
We will be coming back from Germany to our DeBary home very soon!
RICHARD “Dick” EDWIN PEARCE – RETIRED LIEUTENANT COLONIAL - U. S. ARMY, age 83, of Whitman, Massachusetts and Orange City Florida passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. 

Dick was the beloved husband of his wife of 29 years, Leslie (Birtwell) Pearce recently of Whitman, Massachusetts and Orange City, Florida and is survived by his two sons, Greg Pearce of Manchester, New Hampshire and Richard Pearce Jr. of DeBary, Florida and his daughter, Sarah Conroy of Hanover, Massachusetts.
He was the loving grandfather of Eoin Houlihan of Hanover, Massachusetts. He is predeceased by his parents, Paul and Blanche Pye Pearce and his two brothers James Pearce, Walter Pearce and his sister Doris Palin. 

Richard was born in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, graduated from Weymouth High School in 1952 where he was a Weymouth High Football Alumni 1948-1952 before graduating from Boston College in the Class of 1956 and played on the Boston College Football Team from 1952-1956. 

He served his country with honor in the US Army, retiring after 20 years as Lt. Colonial where he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
He later worked in Automotive Finance in Massachusetts and Florida. Dick was elected as a Commissioner to the West Volusia Florida Hospital Authority in 2000.
He served on the City of Deltona, Florida Comprehensive Plan Committee.  
He is a former member of,  the Sons of Italy Deltona, Florida; DeBary, Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8093 and Whitman, Massachusetts VFW Post 697,  and the Four Townes Rotary Club - Orange City, Florida.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Memorial Service in honor of Dick, on Saturday, September 23 at 10 AM in the Holy Nativity Church located at 8 Nevin Rd. S. Weymouth, MA. 

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Dick’s memory to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief, Hurricane Irma Operation, P.O. Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301. Please put Richard Pearce, 134 Pleasant St. S. Weymouth, MA 02190 on check or online donations so the family is contacted about your donation. 
On September 15 a call to action was made seeking volunteers to pack hundreds of breakfast and lunches for families in our community affected by Hurricane Irma. 
Needless to say, dozens of volunteers answered the call. My Pine Ridge Health Academy students and members of my Deltona-DeBary-Orange City Rotary Club were on hand to serve our neighbors. Krispy Kreme delivered 20 dozen donuts, which nobody was expecting.  
Hundreds of families were served and additional packaged meals were delivered to areas heavily affected, senior centers, and door to door. 
Special thanks to Mrs. Raimundo and her staff for opening the doors of her school to serve those in need.  Today was truly a clear reflection of the strength of our community. "Service Above Self."
Ruben Colon
Cindy, our Rotary Youth Exchange Student spoke about her upcoming year in South Korea. Cindy is in the center of the picture below.
Jess from Pine Ridge High School and Hunter from University High School spoke about Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). RYLA is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year thousands of young people participate in this program. Rotary make a difference in the lives of our youth! It surely was a fun morning.
Our club's Rotary Youth Exchange student, Eliott Simon  from Belgium arrived on Friday, August 4th at 5:50 p.m.  at Orlando International Airport --- and we were there!
At the June 27th Club Meeting our Guest Speakers were Skylar and Caleb. Also in the above photo are their mothers and Dr. Dennis Robinson, Headmaster of Deltona Trinity Academy. Skylar and Caleb gave a presentation on the Interact Club and RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).
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Club members, please open and read the weekly eBulletin sent to you. Log in to the website so you can go to the section with your information. Please add any missing information, such as birthdays and changes in addresses and phone numbers. If you change an email address and you don't notify me you will not be receiving the eBulletin. You can even change your picture. If you want something put on the website please contact Sherwood "Sher" Weisman at .
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Every member should feel empowered to shape our club's future and make it outstanding. Sponsor a new member and mentor him or her. Every member of our Club can attend our Board of Directors Meetings. If you need anything please contact me.
Thank You.

The 2016-17 RYE Outbound students from District 6970 have returned from a year of unprecedented challenges, exciting adventures, and incredible opportunities in their Host Countries.

Why consider membership in any Rotary Club?

With a global network of over 1.3 million community volunteers, Rotary members are business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  Over 33,000 local Rotary clubs worldwide in more than 200 countries and geographical areas initiate service projects to address today’s challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns. Rotary International’s major initiative is PolioPlus, an ambitious program to immunize the world’s children against polio in partnership with the Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF.  Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.”  

William A. Ottinger went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2017.
Bill was born in Red Bank, NJ on April 3, 1933. After attending public schools in Red Bank, he attended Drew University in Madison, NJ, where he played varsity basketball and baseball.
Bill joined the Army, went to Officer Candidate School, and was commissioned an Infantry Officer.
After four and a half years in the Army, he was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant, and came to Florida, to attend Stetson University College of Law, in St. Petersburg, graduating in 1962.
Bill moved to West Volusia County in 1963 where he practiced law. He was appointed Judge of Industrial Claims (Workers Compensation), by then Governor Claude Kirk, in 1968, and served a four-year term.
In 1972, Bill joined Landis, Graham, and French, to establish their Deltona Office, where he served as resident partner until 2010.
He served as the last city judge in Deland, and probably the only City Judge in the history of Orange City, in the mid-1970s, until the Florida constitution abolished municipal courts.
Bill was a member of the Florida Bar, the Volusia County Bar Association (recognized for 50 years of service), and the American Bar Association. He was admitted to practice law in all of the state and federal courts, including the US Supreme Court.
Over the years, Bill was active in many civic, fraternal, charitable, and service organizations.
He was a town councilman for the City of Orange City; a former member and past president of the Orange City Lions Club; past President of the West Volusia Men's Republican Club; a charter officer and director of the West Volusia YMCA; member and past Exalted Ruler of the Deland Elks Lodge; and in 1968, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Deland Jaycees.
Since moving to Deltona, he was a charter member and officer of the Deltona Area Chamber of Commerce, after previously serving as president of the Greater Orange City Area Chamber of Commerce.
Bill was a member, and past president of the Debary-Deltona Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.
He has served on several school advisory boards, and several Volusia County School Board committees. Bill was quite active in the First United Methodist Church, Deltona, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Chairman of the Administrative Board, Chairman of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, and on several other boards or committees.
Bill was a former member of the Deland Country Club and Deltona Hills Country Club where he enjoyed playing tennis and golf. Bill was an avid fly fisherman, with a passion for literally traveling around the world, fly-fishing for bonefish. He was also an avid, and longtime, Stetson baseball and basketball fan, dating back to the early 1970s.
Bill enjoyed snow skiing after learning to ski while being stationed in Alaska while in the army. Bill could often be spotted spending time on Lake McGarity, where he lived for about 30 years, tooling around on his Sea-Doo.
After Bill's retirement in 2010, he and his wife, Ginger, of 42 years, moved to Jacksonville and have attended Mandarin Presbyterian Church. Bill enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Bill is survived by his wife, Ginger; daughters, Mindy Steinard (Scott), Allison Walter (Joe); grandchildren, Steven Steinard, Adley Walter, Barrett Walter, and Amelia Walter; sister, Nancy Angeles; mother-in-law, Ann Penny Beck; brother-in-law Jerry Penny (Joanne); sister-in-law Marylyn Dance (John); brother-in-law Chris Penny (Donna); and lots of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Frances Ottinger; father-in-law, Gerald Penny; brother, Edward Ottinger; sisters-in-law, JoAnn Valenti, Carol Smith.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 12 at 11 am at Mandarin Presbyterian Church (904-680-9944), 11844 Mandarin Road in Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice and Palliative Care at 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257, attn.: Community Hospice Foundation.
Bill Ottinger, Judy Stark, Ginger Ottinger, and Past President Dennis Stark
 Bill with Stetson University Head Baseball Coach Pete Dunn. Pete spoke about Bill at the Memorial Service.
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