Thursday, May 27, 2010
The May 27, 2010 Naples Sunset Rotary meeting was one of our very casual meetings prior to the Memorial Day holiday. Members enjoyed a wonderful filet meal while discussing the latest happenings both locally, nationally and internationally. The meeting adjourned at 7:50pm. There will be a board meeting at 5:00pm next Thursday June 3, 2010 directly before our regularly scheduled meeting.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The May 20, 2010 Naples Sunset Rotary meeting featured Dr. Helena Sturnick introduced by club president Marcus P. Zillman. Dr. Sturnick is a leadership and transition specialist who has been the turn-around President for five universities and colleges, a Vice President for the American Council on Education and Director of a national office for leadership development in Washington, D.C. . Recipient of numerous global and national leadership awards, she has presented seminars and keynote addresses in nine countries, cofounded a major leadership development program in Sweden and consulted with the United Nations on global leadership issues. She is the cofounder of the recently founded Entrepreneurial Society of Naples (ESON). Dr. Sturnick discussed the many facets of successful thinking in today's new economy and described in detail the steps required to accomplish successful thinking. She also used a number of excellent examples including detailed scientific verification of results that can be achieved through successful thinking. Her PowerPoint presentation concluded with question and answers from Club members. All members enjoyed her presentation very much knowing that positive thoughts in today's economic environment is one of the major keys to a successful business.
An upcoming Naples Sunset Rotary board meeting was announced that will take place on June 3, 2010 at 5pm at Collier Athletic Club prior to our regularly scheduled meeting.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
May 13 - 15, 2010 was our Rotary International District 6960 Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Tradewinds Resort. The conference was very exciting with many new opportunities and statistics about Rotary's growth in the involvement in local communities throughout the world. Numerous projects were discussed and examples from throughout the world were shown. The Russian GSE Team gave an excellent presentation. We also witnessed numerous excellent speeches and presentations. The higlight of the conference for Naples Sunset Rotary was the receipt of the Governor's Award of Merit for 2009-2010 as well as the 2009-2010 Presidential Citation Award.
The May 13, 2010 Naples Sunset Rotary meeting featured speaker was Pam Fultz, Director of Community Relations of The Terraces at Bonita Springs. This to be constructed in Bonita Springs, Florida lifecare retirement community by SantaFe Senior Living, will be offering all the conveniences you want and the protection for the future that you will need. Complete with Mediterranean inspired residences, a host of premium services and amenties, and the estate preservation of lifecare. Pam showed us a powerpoint presentation giving statistics and very interesting facts about lifecare in general and The Terraces in specific. Construction of The Terraces, which will feature maintenance-free, independent living in 150 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, is anticipated to start in 2011. A number of questions were asked after her presentation which was enjoyed by all. Additional information is available by clicking here.
Friday, May 7, 2010
The May 6, 2010 Naples Sunset Rotary Meeting fatured speaker Officer William J. Gonsalves, Naples Police and Emergency Services and Police Coordinator with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Officer Gonsalves was introduced by Naples Sunset Rotary Member and Member of CERT Robert Short. C.E.R. T. is a group of concerned citizens that is organized and receives seven weeks of training that enhances their ability to recognize, respond to, and recover from a major emergency or disaster. Previous emergency experience is not required. The seven-week course is free with all books and materials provided. Officer Gonsalves discussed CERT and that participants received specialized training in the following areas: a) Fire Safety and Suppression, b) Disaster Medical OPerations, c) Light Search and Rescue Operations, d) Team Organization, e) Incident Command System, f) Disaster Psychology and g) Terrorism. The club enjoyed the presentation and a number of questions were asked. Additional information is available by clicking here.