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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The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Vanessa Santiago will be providing our program on Wed Dec 18 about Jr Achievement of Lee County. Join us at Bonita Bay Club at 7:15 AM

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Final 2 days of the Christmas Tree Sale. We still have most sizes and a good selection. Open 10AM -8PM Sat/Sun. Sunshine Plaza on Bonita Beach Rd

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs is attending an event at North Naples Middle School.

Great service from our club! In total our club packed 2,592 meals of Hope, provided 42 service hours and club/foundation donated $2,000.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Happy Birthday John Mathes (12/10) and Sandra Hemstead (12/11)

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Five of our Estero High School Interact Club members traveled to the Ronald MacDonald House and prepared dinner for the families of patients staying there.
Pictured with Ronald: Jared Olitsky, Logan Brinkworth, Tony Bosh- njaku, Dejnita Dedjar, Dejui Coku.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Join us Wed Dec 11 at 7:15AM to hear Drew Nicolello speak about Crisis Aid International. “Today Crisis Aid concentrates efforts in East Africa and the United States serving children and families who are in crisis situations. Whether it be famine, disease, natural disaster, or sex trafficking, Crisis Aid is there.”

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Today Rotary partnered with Friends of Lovers Key to hold the 3rd Annual Santa on the Sand event. So much fun to see the smiling little children with Santa.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Another successful night at our Christmas Tree tent!! All to benefit our Rotary Club projects in SW Florida!!

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Lots of activity at the Christmas Tree Tent. Come tonight before 8PM to get your tree.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Live Christmas Tree Sale. Open 9AM-8PM today. Grateful for our many return customers. Bring the whole family to choose your special tree! All profits go to Rotary Club service projects.
Located at Sunshine Ace Hardware

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

Nov 29-Dec 15 | Christmas Tree Sales
Dec 14 | Holidays Without Hunger, North Naples Middle School
Dec 17 | Christmas Party, Don Manley’s Crib
Dec 18 | Vanessa Santiago, Lee County Jr. Achievement
Jan 15 | National Immunization Day, India Trip, deposits due Nov 15, 2019
Mar 6-8 | Wheelchair Mission Trip, Nassau
May 16, 2020 | Club Installation Banquet

 

 

Birthdays

John Mathes (not Adams) | Dec 10
Sandra Hemstead | Dec 11

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?

 

EZ Cash

November’s winning numbers:

  • $500 Winner ~ #0339 Frank M
  • $250 Winner ~ #0529 Don R
  • $100 Winner ~ #0287 Olivia L