Monday, December 11, 2017
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
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
DECEMBER IS DISEASE AND PREVENTION MONTH
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 25 -Christmas Day - NO CLUB EVENT - MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MEMBERS AND YOUR FAMILIES
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