Sep 22

Welcome Back!

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Dear Roosevelt Dads Club Members,
On behalf of the Roosevelt Dad’s Club Board of Directors, thank you all for joining the Dads Club for the 2015/16 school year. We are excited to say that this year we have broken the record for club membership. At this time we are at 154 members and growing!

Roosevelt Elementary Dads Club’s (REDC) main objective is to support our students academically – by helping our children succeed in school, physically – by volunteering and maintaining a presence on campus, and emotionally – by supporting positive learning habits on a daily basis.

One facet of REDC that I personally think is important and often glossed over is the opportunities provided to meet your neighbors and make new friends. Along with events throughout the year, we have monthly meetings that provide the status of club projects and allow for fellowship amongst members. Participate as your schedule permits. REDC offers an array of support to Roosevelt Elementary. From Teddy’s Café, our monthly student award cookout, to sponsoring major fundraising efforts such as the Dads Club Annual Golf Tournament. Our calendar of events is available on our website at RooseveltDadsClub.com and updates can be found on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/RooseveltDadsClubTampa.

2015/16 Events:
– We will have 2 moring meetings “Donuts with Dads Club” on Nov. 3rd and Feb. 2nd. This is a great chance to spend a little time with our kids before school. We plan to have drawings for prizes for the kids.

– Teddy’s Cafe starts Sept. 25th. This is our monthly opportunity to have a presence on campus and show both the faculty and our hard working students how important Roosevelt and their education is to us as dads. Come out and have lunch with your child and take a little time to help us cook some hot dogs. We will send out a sign-up genius for each Teddy’s Cafe and we ask that everyone try to at least make it out once.

– On Sept. 25th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM is the Roosevelt Old Fashioned Back-to-School Picnic. Co-sponsored with PTA there will be a DJ as well as a food truck.

– Friday afternoon Nov. 13th is the Roosevelt Dads Club Clay Shoot. Take a half day off and join some fellow dads for a fun afternoon. Believe me, it is a “blast.”

– Dec. 12th is the Roosevelt Dads Club Holiday Bowl. Bring your kids bowling and give mom an opportunity to get in some holiday shopping. This is always a fun event for the kids and fills up fast so keep an eye out for the sign up!

– We’ve brought back Roosevelt Dads Club “Night at the Movies.” This year it will be held Friday Jan. 22nd from 6:30
PM to 8:30 PM. Bring the entire family for a movie in the school courtyard under the stars.

– Again this year we plan to attend the Gasparilla run as a water station serving water and Gatorade. This raises
$1,000 annually and is a good time.

– Our final event is our 10th Annual Dads Club Golf Tournament on Friday, February 26th. Mark your calendar! This is our fund raiser for our club and we need your participation. The past 2 years we have raised close to $30,000. Ask around, this event is a great time! We have lots of great raffle prizes including our Big Green Egg raffle.

One request I would like to make this year is please wear your Dads Club shirt to all school related events and activities. This is the best way for our school family to see our presence on campus!

Keep your eye out for event reminders and sign-ups. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact myself or any board member.

Finally, if you haven’t signed up as a member yet, please do so by logging on to join.rooseveltdadsclub.com.


Chip Stites

Roosevelt Dads Club Officers
Chip Stites, President: president@rooseveltdadsclub.com
Eric Scott, Vice President: vicepresident@rooseveltdadsclub.com
Eric Turman, Treasurer: treasurer@rooseveltdadsclub.com
Robert Lucas, Secretary: secretary@rooseveltdadsclub.com