Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Meeting

On Thursday September 22nd, Jon Titus gave the invocation and pledge followed by introduction of the guests of John Roheder and Dan Herrington and then happy bucks by Rob Samouce.  

Our guest speaker was Cecilia St. Arnold, National Program Manager-Florida and Executive Director of our club sponsored charity Blessings in a Backpack SWFL.  Cecilia told us how the organization is in 12 Cities throughout the US and Southwest Florida is in the top 4 cities in how many children are being served.  Basically the organization, working though Sysco Foods, provides a package of nutritious food that goes in needy children’s back-packs at school on Friday afternoon to serve the child’s family for the weekend. The food that does not need to be cooked as many of the children do not have adults around at home to cook.   Food is also distributed on Holidays and in the Summer.  The need is surprisingly great in Southwest Florida (40% of the children in the Marco Island public schools for instance-about the same on Sanibel Island-service worker children).  

Tickets are now on sale for the October 27 Hallowine Walk at Mercato.  Please invite all your friends. They can get tickets at:

Next Thursday evening, September 29th, our Speaker will be Niccole Howard from our sponsored charity Collier Childcare Resources Inc. (CCCR).   

Mark your calendars,  unless otherwise stated, all our meetings are now at Hyatt House Naples.

Thurs. Evening,  Sep 29, 5:30 p.m.     Collier Childcare Resources Inc. (CCCR) Speaker Niccole Howard
Wed.  Morning,  Oct 5, 7:30 a.m.       Human Trafficking Speaker
Wed.  Morning,  Oct 12, 7:30 a.m.     Story Tellers Speaker
Thurs. Evening,  Oct 20, 5:30 p.m.     Speaker Naples Chamber of Commerce
Thurs. Evening,  Oct 27, 5:00 p.m.     Hallowine Walk at Mercato