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 shared Rotary International's live video.

In case you missed it, here’s RI President Mark Maloney on FB Live as he responds to questions about the United Nations, Rotary Membership, World Polio Day and more.

We are live with Rotary President Mark Maloney learning about his first couple months as president and his goals for the year.

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The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

TBT- 2007-When PP Fred Partin asked then new member Sandra Hemstead to lead a water project for our club, here’s what happened!

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The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Another awesome Rotary meeting is in the books. Thank you CEO Karen Watson of Our Mother’s Home for a heartfelt message about your work to support teenage mothers in our community.
Learn more: https://www.ourmothershome.com/

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Hear from RI President Mark Maloney this Thursday at noon eastern time.

Join me on August 22 at 11:10 a.m. (Chicago time) for a Facebook Live chat on how we can grow Rotary together. Looking forward to chatting with everyone and updating you on the first couple months of my presidential year.

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The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

This week at Rotary: Learn more about Our Mother’s Home from Executive Director Karen Watson. Wed Aug 21, 7:15AM at Bonita Bay Club

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The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Where memories are made. RI convention. June 6-10, 2020

Register using the link below
http://www.riconvention.org/en

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The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

A message from District Governor Rich Kirschner

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The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Happy Friday! Thank you teachers for a great first week of school!

Tired of bad news? The little guy in blue will change your mood!

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, Vince Modarelli

2019-2022
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

Meet the rest of our Club Organization

 

Calendar

August 21 | Karen Watson Executive Director, Our Mother’s Home
August 28 | Julie Pedretti, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Sept 4 | Dr. Gregory Adkins, Lee County Schools Superintendent
Sept 5 | Club Social, Trianon Hotel. 6 pm
Sept 11 | Carolyn Gallagher, her experience in DC during the 9/11 terrorist attack
Sept 18 | Tommy Doyle, Lee County Supervisor of Elections
Sept 25 | Teri Lamaine, CEO Bonita Springs Assistance Office

 

 

Birthdays

Ken Lahey | Aug 18

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’s winning numbers are as follows:

  • $500 Winner ~ #0632 Brian B

  • $250 Winner~ #0351 Mark M

  • $100 Winner~ #0072 Ed B