The Naples Sunset Rotary Meeting of July 29, 2010 was a Ladies Night and was called to order by President Carl Thome. After the invocation and pledge dinner was served. President Thome introduced Rotarian Brady Young who delivered a report on The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Meeting last Saturday in Cape Coral. The District meeting was attended by 200 plus Rotarians.
President Thome then inducted our newest member Charles Ashback sponsored by Past President and current Assistant Governor Zillman.
Our program was introduced by Past President Zillman introducing Naples Sunset Rotary's Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Jimmie Shubert who gave the club an excellent presentation on his previous year's activities including setting up a computer center in Ghana, Africa. Jimmie will be attending his PhD studies in New Zealand starting in June of 2011.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Naples Sunset Rotary Meeting of July 22, 2010 was called to order by President Carl Thome with innvocation and pledge alligance. Dinner was served with a general discussion on Rotary activities.
This Saturday we will be attending The Rotary Foundation Meeting in Cape Coral for all clubs in District 6960 and will give a report on the meeting in an upcoming blog posting.
When our Rotary International President, Ray Klinginsmith, selected his theme for 2010-2011, he arrived at his theme after reviewing all the RI themes of years past. President Ray decided he wanted a brief theme that would fulfill two objectives – explaining Rotary to non-Rotarians and validating the work of Rotarians. The words he selected to describe Rotary’s current mission and highlight our achievements are what we do best: “Building Communities, Bridging Continents”. The below video highlights his speech covering his 2010-2011 Theme for Rotary International:
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The Naples Sunset Rotary Meeting was called to order by our 2010-2011 President Carl Thome. Carl had just returned from San Diego, California and mentioned his visit to various Rotary Clubs in that area. President Carl also discussed the additional use of Sgt-of-Arms activities and advised all members to not forget to wear their Rotary pins as well as to read the latest issue of Rotary Magazine. Our program was introduced by Rotarian Adoni Kokkinos and included Collier County Public Schools Gifted Department Supervisor Irene Benfatti discussing the mission of the Gifted Department. Their mission is to provide an educational program which encourages intellectual development, nurtures curiosity, stimulates a passion for rigor and challenge, and develop throughout the student’s academic career the desire to become a responsible, contributing citizen of the multicultural world. She also discussed the philosophy of the Gifted program. Gifted individuals exhibit abilities, talents, and interests which indicate exceptional potential. As students they require an educational program which is differentiated to accommodate their special strengths and skills. She also introduced two teachers who were actively participating in the delivery of the current Gifted program in elementary, middle and high schools. Additional information about the Collier County Public School's Gifted Programs are available by clicking here.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Naples Sunset Rotary Meeting for July 8, 2010; was called to order by President Elect Herb Buck and followed by Invocation and the Pledge Allegiance. The meeting then continued to dinner followed by a general round table discussion among members. The meeting adjourned at 8:00pm .
Thursday, July 1, 2010
The Naples Sunset Rotary meeting for July 1, 2010 was not observed due to the holiday period. The next meeting Thursday July 8, 2010 will be at the Collier Athletic Club and will feature comments on club activities and goals for 2010 - 2011 year.