Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club Meeting

On Wednesday mornring, October 11, 2017 President Jim Juliano led the club in the invocation and pledge.Visitor introduction of guest Rotarian Sandy Harter( Pelican Bay Club). Sandy discussed ongoing  Hurricane Irma relief efforts  by Rotary  clubs in  our district being  coordinated bySandy Hempstead  at District 6960. A brief Hallowine planning update followed.

Jim then introduced guest speaker, Cecilia St. Arnold, the Executve Director of Blessings in a Backpack. Cecilia presented an update of Blessings in a Backpack efforts to provide elementary school children in Collier County who are on Federal Free and Reduced lunch programs, with a pre-pack of food to take home every Friday.She gave updated statistics on how the number of elementary school children in the program since Hurricane Irma has increased from 3,200 to 4,000 in Collier County alone. 16 elementary schools in Collier/Lee Counties are in the program.  The total potential for providing  these meals  in Collier  County is 31,000 children. Blessings in a Backpack coordinates efforts in Collier County with Meals of Hope and other organizations to increase their services in the aftermath of Irma. 

Cecilia committed to provide at least 15 college students to volunteer at Hallowine 2017. Her volunteers will man participant venue locations to stamp passports and assist in the many raffle prize ticket sales during the evening. They will arrive early on the day of the event and be assigned locations and given brief training on  their duties. The Club is  grateful to Ceeilia and Blessings in a BackPack for providing this support.

She then led the Club in the Four Way Test to conclude the meeting.

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

Thurs. Evening October 19, 6:00PM: Club Assembly  - Final  planning session for Halllowine 2017
Wed Evening October 25,6:00PM- 9:00PM: Halliwine  2017 event  Mercato
Thurs Evening October 26,2017 6:00PM  - Digital Operating Systems for Small and Medium Size Business - Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.
Wed Morning November 1,7:30 AM : Collier County Leadership -   JR Philp