Thank you to the Sponsors of the 5th Annual Lovers Key Boat Show, Market & Seafood Fest

Chris Riesen, President 2019-20Welcome

Chartered in 1978, The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs is the preeminent business networking and service organization in Bonita Springs.  Our club offers you an opportunity to network with people who operate their business affairs on the highest level of integrity and ethics.

Our club foundation distributes nearly $50,000 in annual donations that have a direct impact in our local community and across the world.

Locally, we distribute dictionaries in local schools; promote “Josh the Otter” water safety program for young children; recognize the best and brightest students from Bonita and Estero high schools and feed the hungry through Meals of Hope and the Bonita Springs Assistance Office.

We also support the local efforts of Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, our club participates in a Rotary ​“10 Million Meal Challenge” ​food and fund drive competition to coincide with Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month.

Internationally, we save lives through the “Gift of Life” program; support Rotary International’s efforts to end polio and have partnered with Central and South American Rotary Clubs to deliver clean water.

We have provided disaster relief to Haiti and Nepal. Plus, distributed wheelchairs in Belize, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and the Bahamas.

We are returning to the Bahamas in March of 2020 assisting in the delivery of another 280 wheelchairs!

We Rotarians are committed to fulfilling Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”

If you would like to learn more about our Rotary club, attend one of our club meetings every Wednesday morning at 7:30 am, (7:00 breakfast) (directions and meeting information here).

Christopher L. Riesen
President
The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

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“Rotary is not just a club that you join, it is an invitation to endless opportunities. Therefore, the theme for our year is -- Rotary Opens Opportunities.” – President-elect Holger Knaack

Read more about the theme: https://on.rotary.org/2020theme

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Curious? Let’s hear from RI President Elect Holger Knaack today at 2:10 eastern time via FB Live.

Join President-elect Holger Knaack on 21 January at 1:10 p.m. Chicago time for a Facebook Live chat to learn more about his theme and goals for the 2020-2021 Rotary year.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Our talented exchange student Natene from Uganda decorated the birthday cake for a party on Sunday at Our Mother’s Home, where a teen mom can raise her baby while finishing high school. Thank you Bobbi Bird, Charles Johnson, Lori Johnson, and Rex Sims for donating your time and talent to give these birthday parties.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Today we honor Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Happy Birthday Bob Rosier (1/19), Marjorie Rubacky (1/19), and Mike Poff (1/25)

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Rotarian Erik Elsea of Cape Coral is speaking this week at our meeting about his trip down the Mississippi River and why he chose to support ShelterBox. Join us Wed 7:15AM at Bonita Bay Club.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Any way you can, get to the Lovers Key Boat Show, Market & Seafood Fest next weekend, January 24, 25, & 26 at Lovers Key State Park in Fort Myers Beach! Stop by the Rotary booth and have a beer.
https://loverskeynauticalmarket.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/2441684226116891/
#loverskeyboatshow

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

A dozen Estero High School Interact Club members rose up early Saturday morning to join the Harry Chapin walk to end hunger. Congratulations world, your future is in good hands. Dr. Mc

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Thank you Nancy Ross for being speaker chair for the month of January.

Rotary International

Mark Daniel Maloney | Rotary Club of Decatur, AL

District 6960 Governor

Rich Kirschner | Rotary Club of Naples

Area 2 Assistant Governor

Jon McLeod | Bonita Beach Sunset Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs
2019-2020 Club Officers

Christopher L. Riesen, President
Bob Lombardo, President Elect
Kae Moore, Secretary
Joe Murgalo, Treasurer
Roger Brunswick, Sergeant-at-Arms
Adam Botana, Asst. Sergeant-at-Arms

Members of the Board
Claudie Delgado, Chris Riesen, Bob Lombardo, Kae Moore, Joe Murgalo

2017-2020
Donna Marcotte, Frank Mazzeo, Mary Saunders

2018-2021
Adam Botana, Jon Shaw, Donna Flammang

2019-2022
Eileen Tasso, Brad Piotrowski, Len Eckert

Trustees of The Foundation
Stephanie Kissinger, President
Ray Faubion, Secretary
Mark McCaw, Treasurer
Claudie Delgado, Jason Dolle, Rex Sims, Steven Slachta, Trustees

Meet the rest of our Club Organization

 

Calendar

Jan 15 | National Immunization Day, India Trip, deposits due Nov 15, 2019
Jan 22 | Erik Elsea
Jan 24, 25 & 26 | Lovers Key Boat Show, Market & Seafood Fest
Jan 29 | Steve Agius, Wheelchair Project
Mar 6-8 | Wheelchair Mission Trip, Nassau
May 16, 2020 | Club Installation Banquet

 

 

Birthdays

Bob Rosier, Jan 19
Marjorie Rubacky, Jan 19
Mike Poff, Jan 25

The 4-Way Test

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

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