Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Thursday, November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017 Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club Meeting

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

Calendar Events

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 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