Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Monday, December 11, 2017

Welcome to Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club

Welcome to the Official Blog of the Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club, Naples, Florida. This blog will be updated frequently giving the latest meeting information and speakers as well as highlighting the important functions of Rotary both on the local level as well as the international level. Feel free to eMail us at anytime by clicking here. Our postal mail address is P.O. Box 352, Naples, Florida 34106 and telephone contact is 239-435-6308 Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club was chartered in July 1, 2015 with Naples Sunset Rotary Club and Gulf Shore Rotary Club merging. It meets the first and second Wednesdays at the Hyatt House Naples, 1345 Fifth Avenue S., Naples, Florida at 7:30am and the third and fourth Thursdays at 5:30pm.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017 Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Cliub Meeting

On Wednesday morning, December 6, 2017, Walter Douglas led  the club invocation and pledge.  Sgt at Arms Olga Schulz collected Happy Bucks. Assistant District Governor - Area 1, Julie Pedretti and  guest Rotarian Sandy Harter were also introduced. John Kukk introduced his guest, potentilal new member Wayne Medland . Thanks to all our  guests and fellow Rotarians for participating .Attendance total  14; club members 10.
Guest Rotarian Sandy Harter gave an update on the the Doppenberg Center of Hope Project in Guatemala and  reviewed  future funding requirments. He also  updated us on his  efforts with Hurricane Irma relief efforts ongoing in Eveeglades City. Foundation Chair Jon Kukk  informed the club of an upcoming  Tumaini “ Colors of Hope “fund  raising  event in March ,2018

President Jim Juliano then introduced  guest speaker Adam M. Roberts, CEO of the Rotary Action Group (RAG) for Hepatitis Eradication. Adam gave a PP slide  presentation on the global efforts his organization has launched called   "Hepatitis Zero”. Since its inception in Brazil a few years  ago, inspired  by a local Rotarian who had  contracted  Hepatitis C., the program has grown significantly with the dedicated  support  of Rotary International and other key partners,  The organization is dedicated to helping test and treat hundreds  of mllions of vulnerable people around the globe for Hepatitis  A, B, and C. By partnering with Rotary ,Drug  companies, CDC and others. "Hepatits  Zero" has joined the WHO effort with global governments  to eliminate Hepatitis  by 2030.  A similar program to the Polio  Free global initiative  is ennvisioned. Adam’s presentation was timely, since Rotary’s theme for the month of December Diease and Prevention. 

President Jim Juliano recognized  two club members, Jon Kukk and Robbie Selby who have achieved Paul Harris Fellow Benefactor status in recognition of of their giving to The Rotary Foundation and PHS program.  Jon Kukk was presented with his PHF +4 recognition pin, which was long overdue as he has achieved PHF+5 status  as of October 2017. Congratulations to Jon  and Robbie.

Guest Speaker Adam Roberts 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 13     -  7:30 AM On Wednesday - Club assembly   Octagon team to present Service  award to Club   for volunteer  efforts at CME event     
December 15     -  Friday- Salvation Army Bell Ringing Service Project ( Jon Titus coordinating ) - Wynn’s market
December 16     -   Saturday -Meals of Hope volunteer  Rotary  food packing event- Ritz Carlton Naples Beach - 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Register  on line
December 21      -  Thursday 6:00 PM -  Club assembly  Discussion of  Membership satisfaction survey results 2017
December 28      - Thursday 6:00PM  SCHEDULED MEETING CANCELLED - NO MEETING
January 2, 2018  -  Area 1 and 2 Club Presidents meeting with DG Bobbi Bird  and Assistant DG’s  South Street City Grill
 March 18             - Sunday- Tumaini "Colors of Hope" fund raising  dinner  Naples Sailing  and Yacht Club  - SAVE THE DATE