Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017 Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Meeting

On Thursday evening, November 16, 2017 President Elect Melvin Drury 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.  It’s always a pleasure seeing and hearing from our visiting Rotarians. 

The Hallowine attendee results were reviewed and discussed among the members with great ideas for improvement in 2018.  We are asking anyone who would like to participant as Hallowine Chair next year and set on the committee to contact Melvin Drury.  More importantly, we are already in the hunt for 2018 main sponsor, so please submit any suggestions to Melvin Drury.  We are looking to fill the sponsorship by the end of the year.  This is our club’s signature fundraiser and involvement is very rewarding, so please show your Rotarian spirit and volunteer!

In an effort to help improve your club experience, Melvin Drury presented a presentation from the Atlanta Rotary International Convention on “Flexibility & Change” centered towards Rotary clubs and meeting formats.  Members present were very engaged and optimistic with some great ideas and solutions to position our club on the path of future success.  A special committee will be formed to assist with the development and implementation of a future successful plan.  Everyone is encouraged to call or email Melvin Drury with any member’s suggestions.

With all that great fellowship, we extended our time slightly and then Walter Douglas 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.

Upcoming Speaker Leslie Dean will be November 30th.  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.  Come hear how Leslie positively impacts veterans’ lives.

Calendar Events
November 22     -  Farm City BBQ at Cambier Park
November 23     - Thanksgiving Day (no meeting)
November 30     - 6:00pm on Thursday – Speaker Leslie Dean, VA Accredited Attorney and Financial Advisor
December 2        - 5:00pm at Mercato (starting at Cavo, then Capital Grille and Burn) – Christmas 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, Hepatitis Zero
December 13     - 7:30am on Wednesday – Speaker TBD
December 15     - Salvation Army Bell Ringing Service Project