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

Bob Lombardo,, President 2020-2021, Rotary Club of Bonita SpringsWELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF BONITA SPRINGS!

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs has been known for good works in the community, nationally and internationally for over 40 years. Formed by a group of young entrepreneurs and professionals in 1978, through their vision and guidance, the club has endeavored to champion many needs and challenges.

Our club members were on the front line during Hurricane Irma, saving homes and restoring lives. As I write this, while we suffer the effects of the pandemic, we are providing assistance to food pantries in the community with financial and hands on help. Additional assistance to the community is being provided through a financial grant from our Foundation.

We are supportive of our youth through yearly scholarships provided to local graduating seniors and exceptional college students. We sponsor Interact clubs at Estero and Bonita Springs High Schools and a local Rotaract Club based at Florida Gulf Coast University. We also provide every third grader with their own dictionary and kindergarteners with I Like Me books.

In our international space, we have provided many thousands of inoculations assisting Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. Partnering with the Gates Foundation, Rotary has all but eradicated Polio worldwide.

We have saved the lives of numerous young children from third world countries who suffer from life threatening heart defects. Our Gift of Life program provides life saving corrective heart surgery at no cost to their families and allows the children to experience full healthy lives.

Partnering with the Wheelchair Foundation our club has provided hundreds of wheelchairs to those in need in the most impoverished countries. We have also participated in global grants providing clean water, schools, closed stoves and various other needs and services throughout the world.

We are known in the community for our Christmas Tree Sales, our Nautical Market Boat Show and Seafood Fest as well as the place to purchase the best Poinsettias in town.

To say I am proud to be a member of The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs is a huge understatement. I have experienced the satisfaction of good works, the smiles of healed children and the tears of grateful recipients of our efforts. I have also gained many enduring friendships and think of our club as an extension of my family.

I am humbled to have been chosen as this year’s President and will endeavor to help make this a productive, successful and above all enjoyable Rotary year.

Yours in Rotary Service,
Bob Lombardo
President

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs meets every Wednesday for breakfast , fellowship and great speakers at 7:00 AM at the Bonita Bay Club.
If you are interested in joining our club, please contact our Membership Chairperson, Eileen Tasso eileentasso@gmail.com , (412) 508-4022.

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Come see us tonight at The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Christmas Tree Tent.

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The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Guess what time of the year it is!! November 27th - December 15th!

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Wintrust is an official food donation partner of Harry Chapin of SWFL. We are collecting nonperishable side items (canned beans, corn, cranberries, stuffing, gravy, and instant mashed potatoes) for Thanksgiving until November 25. The Naples Branch will also be donating turkeys, for the Food Bank to giveaway to those in need.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Rotarians enjoying one another's company - in person this time!

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Still meeting via Zoom with our youngest member doing the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance!

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

This is how we have our BOD meetings these days.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

EZCA$H Drawing for The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs with The Wendy’s!!!

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs still meeting via Zoom!

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

President Bob Lombardo invited us to a Zoom Social tonight. He promised us a surprise. Indeed a good one. Daniel Ericks, a talented singer song-writer gave us almost an hour of music for our enjoyment. A much appreciated interlude.

Rotary International President

Holger Knaack, Rotary Club of Herzogtum
Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany

District 6960 Governor

Darryl Keys, Charlotte Harbor Sunset RC

Area 2 Assistant Governor

 

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs
2020-2021 Club Officers

President: Bob Lombardo
President-Elect: Kae Moore
Secretary: Eileen Tasso
Treasurer: John Flammang
Sergeant-at-Arms: Roger Brunswick
Asst. Sgt-at-Arms: Adam Botana

Members of the Board
Chris Riesen, Bob Lombardo, Kae Moore, Eileen Tasso, John Flammang

2018-2021
Adam Botana, Len Eckert, Donna Flammang

2019-2022
Brad Piotrowski, Mary Saunders, Jon Shaw

2020-2023
Rick Barber, Rob Cooper, Paul Messino

Trustees of The Foundation
Stephanie Kissinger, President
Ray Faubion, Secretary
Mark McCaw, Treasurer
Claudie Delgado, Gary Price, Nancy Ross, Rex Sims, Steven Slachta, Trustees

Meet the rest of our Club Organization

 

Calendar

12/2 | Dr. Steven Goldberg, Ortho Surgeon who created a new shoulder replacement
12/3 | December Social
12/9 | Dr. Brad P
12/16 | Captain Ryan Marquette, Three Military Tours
12/23 | Stephanie Kissinger, Waste Management
12/25 | Merry Christmas!
12/30 | Adam Botana Tallahassee update

 

 

Birthdays

Richard Garner | Nov 29
Carl Bals | Dec 2
Brad Piotrowski | Dec 4

 

Rotarian of the Month

Chris Riesen – October
Donna Marcotte – September
Scott Gerrish – August
John Flammang – July

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

July

  • $100 Ann B Ticket # 2389
  • $250 Mary S Ticket # 2600
  • $500 Ruth A Ticket # 2006

August

  • $100 Dan F Ticket # 2451
  • $250 Steve K Ticket # 2273
  • $500 Elizabeth C Ticket # 2045

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