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Hollywood Rotary Club celebrates 90 years of community service; annual auction set for May 5-7

Dr. Fred Duda has been a member of the Hollywood Rotary Club for 53 years and has never missed a weekly meeting.

“I like that we are all about service. I love being a member of Hollywood Rotary Club. I like helping young people in the community,” said Duda, a dentist.

Mara Giulianti, a former Hollywood mayor and the first female member of the Hollywood is also a long time member. “I am a Rotarian and this Club is an important part of my life. I love helping people and enjoy the fellowship of the Hollywood Rotary Club.”

They were among many Hollywood Rotary Club members who are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Hollywood Rotary Club. They recently held their annual event all the Hollywood service clubs were invited to the Rotary Clubhouse for lunch.

“We have more than 30 members with 20 year or more in the Hollywood Rotary Club,” said Bruce Mark, the Club’s president. “We love helping the community. We have grown up with Hollywood and have our own clubhouse.”

Victor DeBianchi, a Kiwanis Club of Hollywood member enjoyed attending the lunch. “We were glad to be here. We are all about service,” he said.

The Hollywood Rotary Foundation will hold their annual Hollywood Rotary Foundation Auction May 5, 6 and 7 at the Clubhouse. The money raised will go to pay for scholarships for graduates of Hollywood high schools, dictionaries for all Hollywood public school third graders and other service activities. There will be more than 1,000 items available for auction including gift certificates, trips, sporting goods, collectibles, toys, tools, bicycles and more.

Members of the Hollywood Rotary Club are celebrating their 90th Birthday. They invited other Hollywood service clubs to their meeting on April 19.


The Hollywood Rotary Club held a birthday celebration for its 90 years in Hollywood. They invited all the other service clubs in Hollywood to its clubhouse. These are some of the members of the various service clubs in Hollywood. The Hollywood Rotary Club is one of the few Rotary Clubs that has its own clubhouse. Most Rotary clubs meet in restaurant venues.

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.


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