John was privileged to read the book Strictly No Elephants to the Voluntary Pre-K (4 year old) class at My Little Red Schoolhouse today during Florida Literacy Week. Strictly No Elephants is about a little boy who had a pet elephant that was not allowed to attend pet club socials because elephants were excluded. Being excluded because his friend was different made him sad, but he found new friends and formed a club that welcomed all. Be a friend today!
Congratulations to Pinemount Elementry for winning the 2020 Rotary Math Bee. John was honored to serve on the panel of judges, but don’t let that fool you. The fourth graders were the stars, answering complicated word problems in less the 20 seconds. Fort White, Columbia City and Belmont also made an outstanding showing. We are proud of our local schools
We are sponsoring the $10,000 hole-in-one prize on hole #17 at the 2020 Lake City-Columbia Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on January 31, 2020. There is still room for individual players and teams. It is a fun time to network with fellow business people who care about our community. Click to learn more. We are sharing the a video of the luckiest golf shots ever to get you in the mood.
Reading a text while driving consumes five seconds of a drivers attention. During thise five seconds, your car can travel more than a football field in distance. Beginning today, texting is no longer a secodary offense. You can be pulled over in Florida and ticketed by law enforcement. Join us in turning your phone on Do Not Disturb while driving in 2020.
We congratulate the Lake City Humane Society on breaking ground today on the James Montgomery Wellness Center. The center will streamline pet adoption and provide low cost pet wellness services to the public. Today is a great day for our furry friends
The Lion Inside
Today, members of the Rotary Club of Lake City will visit 22 Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) learning centers in Columbia County to read the book, The Lion Inside. With a grant from The Rotary Foundation, one thousand books have been purchased and will be given to every 4 year old. Rotary believes that literacy is a key anecdote to poverty and leads to success in life.
Our message is simple: You don’t have to be BIG and BRAVE to find your ROAR. The Lion Inside story illustrates opposing feelings we all experience from time to time. Sometimes we feel small and afraid like a little mouse, and other times we feel big and brave like a lion. Even the smallest among us can have the heart of a lion.