Thursday, May 26, 2011
The May 26, 2011 Naples Sunset Rotary Club meeting was called to order by President Carl Thome followed by the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. The speaker David Tetzlaff- Director of the Naples Zoo gave the club an excellent Power-Point Presentation of the present and future direction of the Naples Zoo. He was assisted by his Director of Operations-Doug Rickenbach. President Carl presented David a framed photograph the he took of David’s parents in 1962 in Ohio when they were still doing private parties. David mentioned he was only 2 months old when the photo was taken! Meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm .
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The May 19, 2011 Naples Sunset Rotary Meeting was called to order by President Carl Thome at 6:50pm with the Invocation and Pledge Allegiance. Following dinner President Carl reviewed a number of happenings including a successful 1,000,000 meal+ event and the fact that our club was number one in Area 2 for Rotary Foundation Giving at the 80% level. Past President Herb Buck introduced our speaker, Yasim Saad Avola, who discussed her activities with the Mexico Mission trip of the First Presbyterian Church. This is the 10th annual trip to Mexico and the high school youngsters will build 4 homes during the mission. Yasim has been involved with the project for a number of years and described it as one of her true passions. After her presentation there were a number of questions from club members. The club adjourned at 8:00pm.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The May 12, 2011 Naples Sunset Rotary Meeting was called to order by President Carl with the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. Following dinner President Carl discussed a number of upcoming club happenings and events as well as meeting location changes. Past President George Leamon introduced the speaker, Jeremy Frantz, Conservation Associate from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Jeremy discussed SB 2156 Growth Management, SB 2142 Legislative Control of Water Management District Budgets, HB 993 Rulemaking, and HB 421 Agriculture Exemptions. These are all bills that the Conservancy of Southwest Florida consider bad bills. Questions and answers followed Jeremy's presentation. The club adjourned at 8pm.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The May 5, 2011 Naples Sunset Rotary Meeting was called to order by President Carl Thome with the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. Following dinner President Thome discussed the various upcoming projects and events of District 6960. The speaker Paul Mattausch, Director of the Water Department, Collier County Public Utilities Division, was introduced by Naples Sunset Rotary member Gary Blaine. Paul's presentation covered all the latest happenings at the Collier County Water Department and discussed a number of current programs that will be improving the system. Numerous questions were asked by club members and all enjoyed the excellent presentation. Following adjournment the Naples Sunset Rotary Board of Directors meeting was called to order for a discussion of upcoming club meeting sites and times and will be brought to the entire club at the Mat 12, 2011 meeting.