Join us this Thursday for happy hour at the Hollander Hotel! We will be meeting up in the hotel lobby around 630pm for drinks and fellowship. There is also trivia in the The Tap Room starting at 630pm. So, if that floats your boat, come a little early and be prepared to compete!
The Hollander is located at 421 4th Avenue North, St Petersburg, FL 33701.
This week we will be meeting at the Hilton. We will be joined by speaker Lauren Ruiz, Executive Director of St. Pete’s Grand Central District. The mission of the Grand Central District is to create a sense of identity within a mixed-use community and provide on-going economic development.
This week on the Sunset Club calendar is a Saturday service project with Surfers for Autism:
4th Annual Bay Area Surfers For Autism Beach Festival
Saturday, July 12th
Pass-a-Grille Beach, St. Petersburg
The Surfers For Autism mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research.
At their beach events, like the one we are volunteering at, the surfers are provided a safe, fun, judgement free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. Surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire engine tours and much more.
This project is a club favorite and we are all very excited to get out to the beach on Saturday! Click here to SIGN UP and join us!
Thursday, July 3rd
Happy Fourth of July!
Saturday, July 12th
SERVICE PROJECT, 9A-4P
Surfers for Autism @ Pass-a-Grille Beach
Volunteer Sign Up Required (see link above)
Thursday, July 17th
MEETING @ HILTON, 6-730P
Speaker: Lauren Ruiz, Grand Central District
Thursday, July 24th
HAPPY HOUR SOCIAL
Meet up in hotel lobby around 630P
Thursday, July 31st
CLUB ASSEMBLY @ HILTON, 6-730P
Discussion of Club Business and New Member Induction Ceremony
Rotary celebrates the beginning of a new year today! With the new year comes a new format at the Sunset Club!
In an effort to better utilize our time together and maximize the positive impact in members’ lives and in our community, we are trying a new weekly schedule effective immediately.
In a nutshell, a typical month for the Sunset Club will now consist of:
- Two (2) engaging speaker meetings at the Hilton, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.
- A service project, usually falling sometime during the 2nd week of each month.
- A social get together, usually falling sometime during the 4th week of each month.
Service projects and social locations will change each month, so the best way to keep up with this new format is going to be to follow along on our club calendar or Facebook page.
You can find our July Schedule here.
Cheers to a new Rotary year, and an exciting new format! Come check it out!
Our speaker this week will be Jason Spears, the current Chair of SPYP: St. Pete Young Professionals.
SPYP’s mission is threefold:
- Attract and identify the next generation of community leaders.
- Connect young professionals with the surrounding community through unique opportunities in the areas of service, leadership and advocacy.
- Engage young professionals in local corporate, community, and cultural settings.
The Sunset Club has a particular affinity for SPYP, after working alongside them to plan our recent Engage St. Pete event. We [heart] SPYP!
Join us Thursday at 6pm to find out more about this great group!
There will be no meeting at the Hilton this Thursday (June 12th). Instead, the Sunset Club will be celebrating the end of the Rotary Year at our 4th Annual Installation Dinner. The evening will include the installation of club officers, announcement of Sunset Award recipients, and a celebration of the year’s accomplishments.
Loved ones, guests and fellow Rotarians are welcome to join us. Advance tickets are required.
For more information, please email us at
This week we will be joined by Sean Kennedy, manager of the Greenhouse (formerly Business Assistance Center or BAC), a collaboration between the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of St. Petersburg. It is St. Pete’s one-stop facility for starting or growing a local business. They provide business counseling, training, networking, growth or specialized assistance and access to capital and credit for startups.
Learn more about this amazing resource for growing businesses in our community at our meeting on Thursday at 6pm!
Our speaker this week is Engage St. Pete panelist, Amanda Taylor, Co-Chair of the Waterfront Planning Committee. We are looking forward to getting more in depth on this popular topic, and invite anyone who’d like to stay plugged into the Engage energy to join us Thursday at 6pm!