On Thursday evening, November 30, 2017, President Jim Juliano led the club in the invocation and pledge. Sgt at Arms Olga Schulz collected Happy Bucks and introduced our frequent Rotarian guest from England, Syd Horsfield. Doug Haughey then introduced two guests /prospective new members Carol Franciosi and David Johnson and gave a brief summary of our service volunteer efforts at the recent CME golf event. Treasurer Jim Davidson introduced his guest, a prospective Rotaract candidate and his spouse Kim. Attendance total 11; club members 6.
President Elect Mel Drury presented a PP draft of the new Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club website being developed and asked for input from all members on ideas/suggestions to enhance its effectiveness as a communications tool for our club and a PR/ image builder for Rotary as well.
President Elect Mel Drury then introduced guest Speaker Leslie Dean Drury. Leslie is a VA Accredited Attorney & Financial Advisor assisting Veterans with appeals in the federal courts and the little known VA benefit called “Aid & Attendance” which provides veterans (or their surviving spouse) a tax-free monthly benefit of up to $2,800, making a gigantic difference in their lives. She handed out literature/application forms and presented a video of the American Association of Wartime Veterans mission and accomplishments.
Since 2002, AAWV has obtained $145,000,000 fo needy and deserving veterans by working through the Federal VA veteran appeals system. Leslie provides her services pro bono to veterans or their surviving spouse/child and urged any member who knows someone who may need help and believes they are eligible to receive these tax free improved pension benefits, to contact her office. Her service is not limited to veterans with a Florida residence, as she can provide help to veterans residing anywhere in the USA.
Our guest speaker Leslie , then led the club in the Four Way Test to conclude the meeting.
Below is the calendar schedule of upcoming events and club meetings. unless otherwise stated, all club meetings are at the Hyatt House
DECEMBER IS DISEASE AND PREVENTION MONTH
December 2 - 5:00PM at Mercato starting at Cavo ( 5-6PM), then Capital Grille 6-7:30PM and Burn(7:45 PM-?) – Christmas/Holiday Party
December 4 - 5:30PM Board Meeting at Rob Samouce’s office (Officers and members only)
December 6 - 7:30AM on Wednesday - Speaker Adams Roberts,CEO Rotary Action Group- Hepatitis Zero
December 13 - 7:30AM on Wednesday – TBD
December 15 - on Friday- Salvation Army Bell Ringing Service Project ( Jon Titus coordinating - Wynn’s market
December 16 - 0n Saturday -Meals of Hope volunteer Rotary food packing event- Ritz Carlton Naples Beach - 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Register on line
December 21 - 6:00PM on Thursday - Speaker - Octagon CME volunteer group ( not confirmed)
December 25 -Christmas Day - NO CLUB EVENTS - MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MEMBERS AND YOUR FAMILIES
December 28 - Thursday 6:00PM SCHEDULED MEETING CANCELLED - NO MEETING
March 18 - Colors of Hope fund raising dinner Naples Sailing and Yacht Club - SAVE THE DATE