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Amazing Grace by Judy Collins
Updated:2018-01-06 08:20 by
This is one of the oldest hymns I remember learning at First Congregational Church on 4th Street and 3rd Avenue North in St. Petersburg. The stone building is still there but the church closed: http://www.stpete.org/historic_preservation/historic_landmarks/local_landmarks/docs/First_Congregational_Church.pdf The hymn was written by Anglican Preist John Newton in 1767: I did lay reading and became Sr. Patrol Leader of the Boy Scout Troop #407 that met there. I used to ride the bus downtown to the evening meetings, and spent summers at Camp Soule in Tarpon Springs. And here is the Skinner Organ built in 1924: https://organhistoricalsociety.net/aeolianskinner/Specs/Op00541.html The minister Dr. Aron Meckel had weekly radio program on WSUN when we started in 1950.
Updated:2018-02-26 10:54 by
Abert Einstein had a brilliant mind capable of solving complex space, time, matter, and energy mathmatical relationships leading to E = Mc**2 where E = energy, M = mass, and c = the speed of light. He also developed the theory of relativity
Updated:2017-12-27 07:45 by
In 1905, Paul Harris started Rotary by inviting other business owners in Chicago to meet each week rotating between their businesses and jointly working on community issues. Rotary has since become the world's largest international service organization with over 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries. Here are Rotary Guiding Principles: https://my.rotary.org/en/guiding-principles The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service. The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings: Of the things we think, say or do 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? When I joined the Rotary Club of Pinellas Park, I received a plaque for my office desk with the Four Way Test, and I do try to follow it. I wish politicians and everyone else would. Rotary International holds a conference once a year rotating between countries with Rotary clubs. Charlotte and I have attended 3 Rotary International Conferences: 1. 2001 San Antonio - Rotary International President (RIP) Frank Devlyn attended ROTI dinner to thank ROTI members including myself who helped develop websites for his global projects including Avoidable Blindness to help people by providing free cataract surgery in multiple countries. 2. 2003 Brisbane Australia - Charlotte and I signed up but had to cancel at last minute due to family emergency. 3. 2011 New Orleans - Charlotte and I along with Rotaractor Mary Katheryn Delodder setup and manned the first ROSNF booth in the House of Friendship where we sold buttons with Facebook Like ROSNF on them. 4. 2017 Atlanta Georgia - Charlotte and I heard Bill Gates give update on 30+ year effort to eradicate polio and how we are down to just 3 countries and a dozen or so cases with expectation to finish in the next few years.
Updated:2017-12-26 20:52 by
During the past 100 years, the Rotary Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. In 1979, the foundation started the project to eradicate polio world-wide. At the start there were millions of children suffering from polio in India and many other countries where the Salk vaccine was not widely available. After 30 years of effort by volunteers from Rotary, World Health Organization, and many others plus billions of dollars in donations from Rotary Foundation and partners such as Bill and Melinda Gates and others, we are down to less than 20 cases per year worldwide in 3 countries and hope to finish the eradication in the next few years: https://my.rotary.org/en/document/rotary-and-polio One of the primary ways Rotarians donate to the Rotary Foundation is through the Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) program where any Rotarian who donates $1,000 to the foundation, can desigate person to receive the PHF award. The Rotary Club of Pinellas Park where I belong currently holds a fundraiser every quarter and presents PFH awards.
Updated:2018-02-26 11:04 by
Carl Sagan was an astronomer, cosmologist, and supporter of SETI. I loved his book titled, "Dragans of Eden" which shows man as very much a late comer to life on earth with much to learn about the universe. I also loved his 1985 book, "Contact" later made into a move staring Jody Foster.
Dr. John Ehrman the Father of IBM High Level Assembler
Updated:2018-03-16 13:55 by
John will indeed be missed! John led the team supporting IBM High Level Assembler (HLASM) and the Assembler Project at SHARE. I met him a number of times at SHARE and he introduced me when I made presentations on the z390 Portable Mainframe Assembler.
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Research
Updated:2018-01-04 10:25 by
The NASA Jet Propulsion Lab at the California Institute of Technology publishes updates on all its research including work on preparing for the next Rover mission to Mars in 2020: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/mars-2020/
Updated:2018-04-13 06:14 by
Paul Slosberg is one of my Rotary heros. He will be greatly missed. I met him at the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg West and worked with him on a number of Rotary projects and Rotary Foundation fund raisers. When Paul was President of the club, we did a joint project with the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg Russia to help women there who were dying of AIDS and needed medications. Paul and others helped get donations from US drug companies and get them hand delivered by members of the club.
Updated:2018-03-16 12:50 by
Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics
Charlottetown Childhood Home
Charlottetown Childhood Home 29 Villa Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI, CA
Updated:2018-04-14 13:22 by
I lived at 29 Villa Avene, Charlottetwon, PEI, Canada from 1945 to 1950. before my mother and I moved to St. Petersburg Florida after my 7 year old sister Janet died.
John Von Neuman Inventor of Stored Program Computing
Updated:2018-02-26 11:10 by
John Von Neuman invented the comcept of a stored program computer which vastly increased the power of computers with limited memory to solve complex problems.
Updated:2017-12-27 05:28 by
Keywords:Facebook Married to my best friend Charlotte since 1969 Father of Heather Disler and Holly Carter Grandfather of Katelyn, Blake, Lily, and Luke Retired IT Director and system software developer Project member on Florida Power client server customer system http://don-higgins.net/images/css.htm Author of PC370 and z390 mainframe assemblers and emulators: http://don-higgins.net/pc370.htm Member of Pinellas Park Rotary Club http://www.rotarypinellaspark.org/ Member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church http://www.stthomasstpete.org/ Member of Bardmoor YMCA https://www.stpeteymca.org/locations/wellness-centers/bardmoor-ymca/
Updated:2018-01-17 07:05 by
My native language is English.
Charlotte Turano Higgins
Updated:2017-12-17 06:25 by
Keywords:Facebook family x Wife and mother of two children Heather and Holly
Don and Janet Higgins
Updated:2018-01-03 07:52 by
This is the last picture with my sister Janet taken where we lived at 29 Villa Avenue, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada in about 1949. Janet was born in 1943 and died in 1950 due to a rapidly spreading throat infection the same day she was out ice skating earlier. That year we moved to Florida where doctors thought I would be healthier as I also got sick a lot each winter. Since I was only 5 when Janet died, I do not really remember her well. But I do dearly miss not getting to grow up with her. Both Charlotte and I are essentially only children and did not have the opportunity to be part of a larger family.
How Much is That Doggie in the Window
Updated:2018-01-05 11:15 by
One of the first sogns I remember at Shorecrest Elementary was, "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?" which I sang with my first grade girl friend, Lila Davis.
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