Barry Rassin | Rotary Club of East Nassau
District 6960 Governor
Sandra Hemstead | Rotary Club of Bonita Springs
Area 2 Assistant Governor
Alfred Gal, Jr. | Rotary Club of Bonita Beach Sunset
The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs
2018-2019 Club Officers
Claudie Feeney, President
Chris Riesen, President Elect
Bob Lombardo, 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, Joe Murgalo
Kae Moore, Gary Price, Ray Faubion
Donna Marcotte, Frank Mazzeo, Mary Saunders
Adam Botana, Jon Shaw, Vince Modarelli
Trustees of The Foundation
Jason Dolle, President; Stephanie Kissinger, Secretary;
Mark McCaw, Treasurer;
Jim Dati, Rex Sims, Steven Slachta
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster (1) the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; (2) high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; (3) the application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; and (4) the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Rotarians are a diverse group of business, professional, and civic leaders who take an active role in the communities they serve. Chartered in 1978, The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs is the preeminent business networking and service organization in Bonita Springs. Our members support a number of local community and civic projects, as well as international projects that bring needed capital improvements to some of the most impoverished parts of the world.
Our club is composed of business, community and professional leaders reflecting a wide cross-section of our community. We Rotarians desire to improve the lives of those less fortunate, make the world a better place, and we are committed to fulfilling Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” If you do business in the greater Bonita Springs area, 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 $75,000 in annual donations that have a direct impact in our local community and across the world. Close to home, we support Wounded Warriors amputee softball league; we distribute dictionaries in local schools; promote water safety for young children, we recognize the best and the brightest through Estero High School student scholarships; we feed the hungry through support of the Bonita Springs Assistance Office and we support our local Habitat For Humanity with both dollars to purchase appliances as well as “sweat equity”, volunteering on site, doing what needs to be done.
Internationally, we literally save lives through the “Gift of Life” program; support Rotary International’s efforts to rid the world of polio, and we partner with Central and South American Rotary Clubs to deliver clean water. We have provided disaster relief to Haiti and Nepal, distributed wheelchairs in Belize, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and the Bahamas, and funded an ambulance in Chile. If you would like to learn more about our Rotary club, we like to say the best way to get to know us is to attend one of our club meetings every Wednesday morning at 7:30 am (directions and meeting information here). If you are interested in learning about Rotary International of which our club is a member, please click here.
The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs
The 4-Way Test
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Nov 28 | Steve Aronson, Bonita Bay Veterans’ Council
Dec 9 | Santa in the Sand, Lovers’ Key Gazebo
Dec 11 | Rotaract Fundraiser, FGCU
Dec 12 | Deborah Voorhees-Welcome and Discovery Center at Lovers Key State Park
Dec 18 | Holiday Party, Don Manley’s house
Dec. 19 | Sandra Hemstead-District Governor
Dec 26 | No meeting
January 25, 26, 27 | Lovers Key Boat Show, Market & Seafood Fest
Dave Langendorfer | Nov 24