The first social event of the 2017-2018 year was held last night at the Mercato. Social Committee co- chairs Anne Towers and Robbie Selby did a great job planning and organizing this. Thanks to both of you. Attendance was 14, including two spouses and one new prospective club member who will be sponsored by Secretary Mikael Groendahl. We took the opportunity to recognize and congratulate the 2016- 2017 Rotary Board Member of the Year, Jon Titus, who was presented with a pin and the award for organizing the most successful Paintball event ever. Thanks Jon, for being engaged and your support.
We supported two of our participating venues for the upcoming Hallowine 2017 event, BURN and Naples Flatbread. Hallowine Event Chair and President Elect Mel Drury discussed some of the sponsor acquisition activities and ideas to expand sponsorship participation. All ideas and any sponsor candidates should be sent to Mel ASAP. Two raffle sponsor gifts were collected from two Mercato venues, McCormick & Schmick’s and Hand & Stone. We now have four sponsor gifts in hand. Our target is at least 12. Tony Powers is working on securing raffle sponsors from non restaurant venues at the Mercato, Dan Herrington is contacting new management at The Silver Spot to remain as a Venue participant and sponsor, and Olga Schulz is putting the finishing touches on Wicked Wicker’s showpiece furniture raffle prize.
Remind all your friends, Facebook contacts,relatives ,etc. that tickets are now on sale for Hallowine 2017 at the Eventbrite website.
Mark you calendars, unless otherwise stated, all our meetings are at the Hyatt House Naples:
Thurs. Evening, August 24, 6:00PM: Club Assembly- Hallowine 2017
Thurs. Evening, August 31, 6:00PM: TBDWed. Morning, Sept 6, Breakfast 7:30 AM: Penny Taylor -Collier County Board of Commissioners