Speaker's Information

Thanks for visiting the Palmetto Rotary Club and speaking at out meeting.


We meet every Tuesday at noon at the Bradenton Yacht Club, which is not actually located in Bradenton but on Snead Island.  Their address is 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto, FL 34221, their phone 941-722-5936, their web site is www.BradentonYachtClub.com.  Below is a map:

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Meeting Agenda

You will be speaking from about 12:30 to 12:55 or thereabouts. The usual winter attendance is around 20 people. In the summer months we often have a few less. Most members usually arrive between 11:45 and noon. Dress is Florida casual. You are welcome to come up to an hour earlier should you feel you need the time to set up.

Our meeting normally follows the following schedule:

11:45 - 12:15 Buffet lunch served
12:15 - 12:30 Business meeting (We open with an Invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.)
12:30 - 12:55 Featured speaker
12:55 - 01:00 50-50 drawing, closing notes, meeting wrap-up

We usually ask our speaker to draw the ticket for the 50-50 drawing just before closing the meeting.

Powerpoint or Other Presentations

We have a 60 inch LCD TV set our speakers can use to present slides and videos. The TV has a VGA input as well as an HDMI input so you can connect your laptop. We have cables for both types of connections. If you have a Mac, you may need to bring an HDMI adapter. We also have a 3.5mm mini plug cable that leads to the TV's audio input. If you prefer to use your own projector, we can set up a screen for you. If you have an Apple computer and wish to connect, please make sure you have an HDMI adapter.



Internet Access

We have Internet access but it's not always reliable. If you'd like to show a video, please bring a local copy on your hard drive since access to YouTube and other sights may sketchy.


Questions and Contact

If you have any questions not answered here, please contact Bart Huitema at via email at barthuitema@gmail.com or on his cell at 941-807-0057.