Welcome to the 2019-20 Roosevelt Dads Club

Welcome new Roosevelt dads and welcome back our previous members. 

Mission Statement:  Involving Dads in the Student experience…Academically. Physically. Emotionally.

Dad’s Club members serve as attendants at school events.  We work together with the PTA at their events when needed. We assist with student tutoring and mentoring, school grounds clean-up days, special projects, and other general support as requested by the school. The RDC provides a means to meet your neighbors. We have monthly meetings throughout the year that allow for fellowship among members as well as providing the status of projects within the club. There is no obligation to attend all club meetings and events. Participate at your convenience and as your schedule permits.

Teddy’s Café Cookout:  Teddy’s Cafe is our major program where each teacher recognizes a student for excellence in their classroom on a monthly basis.  The student is awarded Teddy’s Cafe and provided a special hot dog lunch in the courtyard with their family. Dad’s Club members cook and serve the lunches to the students.  Monthly we serve over 300 hot dogs.

Spring Golf Tournament:  This event sells out each year and provides funding for school projects at the request of the Principal and Teachers. This years event will be held February 28th at the  MacDill AFB golf course. Last year we raised close to $15,000. Past projects include Dad’s Club Pavillion, AV Equipment for the Auditorium, and the RDC Paver Courtyard. We added Fence Mesh Signage and new picnic tables which was a joint project with the PTA.  Our current projects include the purchase of new instruments for the music department at Roosevelt and sports equipment for the PE department.

We also hold several other exciting events.  Back to School Picnic, The John Aaron Memorial Sporting Clay Tournament, Holiday Bowl, Movie Night, Donuts with Dad and a Fishing Tournament.

The John Aaron Memorial Sporting Clay Tournament was a huge success.  The Clay Tournament and Golf Tournament contributed $2,250 for the John Aaron Children Education Fund. John Aaron was a past President and dedicated member of the Roosevelt Dads Club that passed away unexpectedly in 2017.

 We encourage you to join us for multiple events during the  year, whether it’s grilling up lunch on a Friday, golfing, sporting clays, movie night, or our monthly meeting at a local watering hole.

Membership: Membership dues are $30 annually.  Your club dues pay for the Teddy’s Cafe lunches for the kids.  There are several ways to join, online and in person.

Online Registration Instructions: To join using our online portal, visit join.rooseveltdadsclub.com, complete the form and pay for membership dues.

Physical Registration Instructions: To join, please fill in the form available on the website and turn in with a check, payable to “Roosevelt Elementary Dads Club”, for annual membership dues. You can mail the form and dues to the address shown below, drop off the form at the Roosevelt School Office, send it through your child’s classroom, or submit at any REDC event. Please make checks payable to “Roosevelt Elementary Dads Club”

Mailing address: Roosevelt Elementary Dads Club  | 3205 S. Ferdinand Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33629

Here is a quick look at our first four events:

  • Friday, August 16 – Welcome Back to School Picnic 5:30-7:30 at Roosevelt Elementary School. 
  • Thursday, August 29 – RDC Kindergarten and New Dads Information Meeting at The Patio located at 421 S MacDill Ave beginning at 7:30pm.  
  • Friday, August 30 – first Teddy’s Cafe 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. Come take a little time to help us cook some hot dogs for the kids. We will send out a sign-up genius for each Teddy’s Cafe every month and we ask that everyone try to at least make it out once during the school year.
  • Thursday, September 5th 8:00 pm RDC Kickoff the school year meeting @ The Patio, 421 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33609 Please come out for the Roosevelt Dads Club Kickoff Meeting! This is your chance to learn more about what the Dads Club is all about. Bring your questions, suggestions, friends, and neighbors – be ready to have a good time.

Say Y.E.S., Volunteer! If you would like to attend a Teddy’s Cafe or volunteer at school this year in any capacity such as reading in the classroom, tutoring or chaperoning a field trip, you are required to apply online with the school district before you are able to volunteer. If you are returning as a volunteer from last year, you can reactivate last year’s volunteer application. Since it can take a few days for background checks to be completed, get a head start and fill out your application today

On the Web: http://rooseveltdadsclub.com/

Facebook (please like us!): https://www.facebook.com/RooseveltDadsClubTampa/

Link to our google calendar for future events