On Thursday evening, April 27, 2017, President Elect Jim Juliano led the invocation and pledge. Sgt-at- Arms elect Olga Schultz collected happy bucks. President Elect, Jim Juliano introduced our speakers; Amy Lane, Director of Development Major Gifts for the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Naples and Dr. Candace Ellis one of Bascom Palmer’s Naples based optometrists. They gave slide show presentations on who BPEI is and what their specialties areas are. Bascom Palmer is a world class eye research based organization, ranked #1 in Ophthalmology based on reputation, by US News and World Report 15 times since 1990. They are affiliated with the University of Miami University and have 5 Florida locations. They have been in Naples since 2001 at the request of NCH, to serve patient needs in the Naples community. The 21,00 sq-ft vision care and ambulatory surgical center is located on Rt 41 in Naples. BPEI partnered with the Naples Children Education Foundation ( Wine Festival of Naples) to screen 20,000 Collier County children last year for eye disorders and treated 100 with challenging eye disorders beyond just needing glasses. Some of their other world class services include, the world’s first orbital vision research center in Miami to find novel treatments for orbital disease, the world’s first center dedicated to pediatric glaucoma helping young children see, and The Florida Lions eye bank that provides human corneas and other eye tissues to patients needing transplant surgery. BPEI does not advertise, is privately funded by donations, and will hold two fundraising events . A "For Your Eyes for Only" luncheon for women” in October 2017 and a gala reception at their Naples HQ in January 2018.
Mark your calendars, unless otherwise stated, all meetings are at the Hyatt House Hotel Naples
Wed morning May 3, 7:30 AM: Newborns in Need- Liane Sanson - Founder
Wed morning May10, 7:30 AM: Collier County Sheriff’s Dept- Sgt Leslie Weidenhammer , mental health unit coordinator
Friday evening May 12, 530 PM :RI Atlanta convention meeting- Home of of Robbie Selby
Thursday evening May 18,6:00PM: Co Founding member Bob Hatter
Thursday evening May 25,6:00PM: Co Founding member George Leamon
Saturday morning, June 3: Paintball Tournament- In the Estates
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