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