On Wednesday morning October 4, Membership Chair Robbie Selby led the club in a moving invocation and pledge. Sgt. at Arms Olga Schulz collected happy bucks. Olga then introduced guest Ricardo Ferrer, a prospective club member. President Jim Juliano introduced visitig Rotarian Sandy Harter,who, along with club members Jon Kukk and Tony Powers participated in Hurricane Irma disaster tree clearing relief efforts in Everglades City last week. Jim then introduced two visiting Rotarians from Illinois and Missouri ,Christopher White and Charles Pinkston who have been in Naples for two weeks with the Salvation Army helping with Irma disaster relief efforts in Collier County. Chris and Charles described their their efforts to provide relief for hurricane victims in detail. They will be here for a few more weeks. Thanks to all the Rotarians who demonstrated true "Service before Self” Rotarian Spirit. Our community is grateful to them. Members attendance - 10.
Hallowine Chair Mel Drury, then updated the club on the status of Hallowine 2017 fund raising efforts. We have secured 10 restaurant venues to participate this year and collected over 20 items from raffle sponsors, a record number to be used to generate additional revenues. Mel then handed out posters to members to be used to promote sales and reported that over 90 tickets have been sold already, toward our goal of 350. A great start to this years major fundraiser for our club. An "all hands on deck" effort to use for ticket sales will be implemented during the next 20 days. Thanks to all Hallowine Committee and club members engaged in this effort.
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 11, 7:30 AM Cecilia St Arnold Blessings in a Backpack
Friday evening Oct 6, 5:00PM - Club Social at The Pub - a participating Wine walk venue
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