Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Social August 17, 2017

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: TBD
Wed. Morning, Sept 6, Breakfast 7:30 AM: Penny Taylor -Collier County Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August 9, 2017 Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Meeting

On Wednesday morning August 9, 2017, President Jim Juliano led the club in the invocation and pledge. Sgt. at Arms Olga Schulz collected Happy Bucks and introduced visiting Rotarian Sandy Harter from the Pelican Bay Club. Club member attendance was eight (8).

A few items from the Atlanta International meeting were reviewed with attendees. An autographed book on Rotary Peace Fellows titled “A String of Pearls by Rotarian David C. Forward, which was introduced to 20,000 Rotarians in Atlanta, was acquired by the club and will be auctioned off at a future meeting, A Rotarian Action Group ( RAG) has been established with a mission to eradicate the world  from Hepatitis. Over 500 million people worldwide are carrying the virus and they show no signs of the condition until late stages.

President Jim Juliano then introduced Guest Speaker Keith Maples, Chief Development Officer for the Neighborhood Health Clinic. The organization was started in 1999 with a vision of its founders Nancy and Dr. Bill Lascheid. Their mission was to “make a difference” in the lives of needy Collier County residents by providing quality medical  and dental  care to low income, working adults, with a professional staff of volunteer doctors and dentists. The Clinic is completely funded by private philanthropy- No government funding. In 2016, 90% of every income dollar went to patient services. Also in 2016, almost 10,000 patient visits took place and 27,000 procedures were performed on patients. Keith showed a brief PP Presentation on the organization and two short videos on their doctors and dentists. The service provided by the Neighborhood Clinic is truly amazing and demonstrates the “Service before Self” approach of its founders and volunteers.

Reminder: August is Membership and New Club Development Month on the RI calendar

Mark your Calendars, unless otherwise stated, all our meetings are at the Hyatt House Naples

Thursday Evening Aug 17 – No Meeting – Club Social at The Mercato venue Burn
Thursday Evening August 24,Dinner 6:00PM TBD
Thursday Evening August 31,Dinner 6:00PM TBD
Wednesday Morning 7:30 AM Penny Taylor - Collier County Board of Commissioners

Thursday, August 3, 2017

August 2, 2017 Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Meeting

On Wednesday morning,  August 2, 2017 Walter Douglas led the Club in the invocation and the pledge. Sgt. At Arms, Olga Schulz, collected happy bucks. and introduced a guest Rotarian from Denmark, Bent Frigaard Rasmussen,who is Assistant  District Director for his District in Sweden. John Roeder asked that at an upcoming club assembly, we review the highlights of our  participation at the RI convention in Atlanta this past June. An excellent suggestion and we will do this. Seven ( 7 ) members and one guest attended this meeting.
Jim Juliano then introduced our very first speaker  for new Rotary  year, Julie Pedretti, Assistant District Governor for Area 1 , District 6960, under  new DG Bobbie Bird. Julie has six Naples  Rotary Clubs in her area ( Naples/Marco Island) , coordinating the efforts of over 300 local Rotarian members. Nothing new  for Julie who once served  as  President of a 400 member Rotary  Club in Milwaukee WI.  She presented  a slide show on  the new RI initiatives for 2017-2108  and showed two short videos,  one of our new RI President  emphasizing the  “  Rotary, making a difference”  slogan for the new year and one introducing the District 6960  conference to be held at the Hyatt  Resort in Coconut Point in May 2018 as a opportunity for all District 6960 club members. She also discussed a joint area club project being discussed to achieve the goal of planting one tree for every Rotarian in  District 6960 during this Rotary Year as a focus on increasing  humanitarian service.

August is Membership and New Club Development Month  on the Rotary International Calendar
Mark your calendars, unless otherwise stated, all our meetings are at Hyatt House Naples

Wed. Morning August 9,  Breakfast 7:30 AM - Keith Maples Neighborhood Health Clinic
Thurs. Evening August 17,  Dinner 6:00PM TBD
Thurs. Evening August 24,  Dinner 6:00PM TBD
Thurs. Evening  August 31, Dinner 6:00PM TBD
Wed. Morning Sept 6, Breakfast 7:30 AM Penny Taylor -Collier County Board of Commissioners