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
The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs
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Do you know the story of Our Mother’s Home? It started when foster parent Helen Coppage saw the need for a program that would allow teenage foster mothers and their babies to remain together as mother and child. Read more to find out how it became a reality. http://bitly.com/2LOsCxu
Meals of Hope working with Global Empowerment Mission and Bahamas Relief Foundation as they distribute food throughout the Bahamas. Thank you to all of our partners who have made this possible. Please consider donating to Meals of Hope so that we can continue to pack meals for people throughout SWFL and the Bahamas.
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
Donna Marcotte, Frank Mazzeo, Mary Saunders
Adam Botana, Jon Shaw, Vince Modarelli
Eileen Tasso, Brad Piotrowski, Len Eckert
Trustees of The Foundation
Stephanie Kissinger, President
Ray Faubion, Secretary
Mark McCaw, Treasurer
Jim Dati, Rex Sims, Steven Slachta, Trustees
Oct 21 | Clewiston Water/Sugar Tour
Oct 23 | Dave McKay, David Lawrence Center
Oct 24 | Pints for Polio, 5-9 pm Pints for Polio flyer
Oct 30 | DG Rich Kirschner
Nov 1 | Bowling at Headpinz
Nov 6 | Susan Bridges, President, Center for the Arts Bonita Springs
Nov 7 | Club Social, Trianon
Nov 13 | Dee Harris, Owner, D-Signed Nutrition
Nov 14 | District Foundation Celebration
Nov 20 | Lee Greenwood, Lee Health, Bonita Center
Nov 27 | Lee Bellamy, General Manager, Shangri La
May 16, 2020 | Bob Lombardo Installation Banquet
Scott Anderson | Oct 13
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$500 Winner ~ #0701 Susie S
$250 Winner~ #0072 Ed B
$100 Winner~ #0542 Andy G