Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Meeting

On Thursday evening September 28th, 2017, President Jim Juliano  led the club in the invocation and pledge.  Sgt. at Arms Olga Schulz collected happy bucks ( a large response from members about hurricane Irma experiences and recovery efforts. Olga then introduced guest Steve Mastrangelo  a prospective club member. Mel  Drury updated the club the planning efforts  for   Hallowine 2017 as we move to the ticket sales promotion phase. Total member attendance 10.

President Jim Juliano introduced guest speaker Deb Logan, Executive Director Blue Zones Project -SouthWest Florida. Deb gave an outstanding Power Point presentation on its mission. Sponsored by NCH, Blue Zones has a long term program to become  a part of transforming well being so the healthy choices become easy for individuals, companies and your community. She outlined a POWER 9  set of principles focused on having people live longer by applying these mental and physical principles learned from people in areas of the world that have lived the longest ( Blue Zones). Global studies have proven that lifestyle choices have 80% impact on healthy living  and longevity, as opposed to  genetic and inherited makeup factors. People in communities and organizations are encouraged to  take actions via a personal pledge that helps them achieve the following promises: a) Live Longer; b) Have more energy and  become healthier; c)Meet new people  and nurture supportive  friendships; d) Discover your purpose and put it to work; and e) Be the change makes your community a better place to live

Blue Zones Project  will participate in our annual Hallowine Event by manning a table and handing out information on their organization's efforts to  have everyone LIVE LONGER BETTER. Hallowine  participants will be exposed to a POWER 9  principle called  Wine@ Five, among others, which states: "Enjoy a glass  wine with friends each day.”

Deb Logan was presented  with one of our Club banner flags, to reinforce that our Rotary club  and Blue Zones Project  will continue to mutually support this health initiative in the future. She then led the club in closing with our Four Way Test.

Mark your calendars, unless otherwise noted, all our meetings are at the Hyatt House Naples

October is Economic  and Community Development Month

Wed Morning Oct 4 7:30 AM: TBD
Wed Morning Oct 11 7:30 AM Cecilia St Arnold Blessings in a Backpack
Thursday Evening October 19, TBD - Final Hallowine 2017 Committee meeting
Wednesday Evening October 25,  6:00PM- 9:00PM Hallowine  2017 at the Mercato
Thursday Evening October 26 6:00PM TBD First  Hallowine 2018 Committee meeting SPONSORS


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017 Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Meeting

On Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017 7:30 Breakfast meeting, President Jim Juliano led the invocation and pledge. Sargent at Arms Olga Schulz took attendance and introduced her her guest Steve Mastrangelo, a prospective new member. Total attendance was three members.

President Jim Juliano introduced guest speaker Penny Taylor - Chair of the Collier County Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Taylor gave a  timely presentation on Collier County flood zones and the need to remedy the situation in the future. Rapid growth and development has exacerbated flood prone areas and streets. The County has not funded the necessary projects to prevent future flooding incidents and  this will  be recommended in funding requests later this year. She cited one case where attempts to remedy flooding on Central Ave and US 41 had failed this year, after spending millions. 

Commissioner Taylor fielded questions on how Rotary can serve community needs  from  the County Commissions perspective and she recommended serving the children of Collier County.
With respect to any tree planting Rotary initiative, she indicated Baker Park might be a great place for Rotary to consider. Commissioner Taylor led the club in the 4 way test and the meeting was closed.

The Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary club expresses its appreciation  to and and respect for  Commissioner Taylor  who took the time to address our club despite having an  emergency Hurricane Irma Commission meeting scheduled  later that morning. We are  grateful to her for sharing her thoughts on  serving community needs in Collier County .
Mark your calendars, unless otherwise stated all are meetings  are at Hyatt House Naples( Expected to reopen  Sept 19)