Current officer, Foundation Administrator, and Past President (2Xs), Edward Ludovici (a 25 year Rotary member) was surprised to receive a visit from an official earlier this week who asked him for information on a permit for the sign which has stood for 50 years at its now former location. Permit? After 50 years? Information exists that a permit does in fact exist, but regardless, the sign was removed. Note that as another historical aside, Mr. Ludovici Is a member of the Ludovici & Ludovici law firm, a law practice that traces its local roots back to 1959 with Philip Ludovici.
|Ed Ludovici & Dr. James Thomas|
with offending signs. Gone after 50 years
The local club, initially called the Rotary Club of Perrine/Cutler Ridge, is presently known as the Rotary Club of Perrine-Cutler Ridge/Palmetto Bay. The name “Palmetto Bay” was inserted approximately 10 years ago to honor the new municipality. It is a shame that this appears to be yet another example of one-sided decorum in Palmetto Bay under current leadership. More information can be found regarding this club on its website: http://www.pcrpbrotary.org/
I am researching this status this situation and will update reports as they become available.
It is unfortunate that Palmetto Bay’s official relationships have deteriorated under the present Mayor with local Church groups, private education facilities, business & economic development groups and now a worldwide group such as Rotary International. This is another nail in the community relationship coffin. Governments should be looking to foster solid working relationships to make us a true community. This is a big step in the wrong direction.
It is my goal that the sign be returned to its historic location, reestablishing a 50 year landmark. Quality towns provide for community organization informational gateway signs so travelers become aware of what groups meet in the community. This is small town America, something Palmetto Bay wants to be. Palmetto Bay certainly is not too large for Rotary international.