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

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Today we celebrate and thank our veterans for their service to our country

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs is at Trianon Bonita Bay Hotel.

Great turn out for our 1st Thursday Social tonight. We had close to 50 people present. Lots of fun! Thank you Bob and Theresa Lombardo for hosting this month.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Wonderful meeting this morning. Great to have Président Susan Bridges from The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs is at HeadPinz Ft Myers.

Thank you Adam Botana for organizing our bowling social on Friday. It was a great time, regardless of the score!

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Club received so many thank you notes from 3rd graders after receiving their dictionaries. This one wants to join Rotary!

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

When your regular song leader is out and the Sgt at Arms fills in with an Ohio State song......

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

This week we celebrate our youth! Thank you to Estero High School and Bonita Springs High School Interact Clubs for your many hours of service in our community!

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Happy Birthday wishes to Susan Schmitt (11/3) and Dave Shellenbarger (11/3)

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Our speaker this week is Susan Bridges, President of The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. For the past 13 years, she has been the creative force behind the center, overseeing a capital campaign, new programs and over 140 summer camps for kids. She has accomplished all of this with one thing in mind, “To know that if there’s any person out there who wants the arts, regardless of economic ability, the arts are there for them. Wow! Join us Wed Nov 6 at 7:15 AM at Bonita Bay Club.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Congratulations to Neil Snyder who was selected to be our DG by the nominating committee. He will follow Andy Lyman.

Congratulations to Neil Snyder of Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club on his selection as District Governor Nominee Designate for 2022-23.
Neil is past president of his club, served as AG for Area 1 clubs, and now serves on the District Foundation Committee. Shown here with PDG and Nominating Committee chair, Steve Schlueter.

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

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
Jan 15 | National Immunization Day, India Trip, deposits due Nov 15, 2019
May 16, 2020 | Bob Lombardo Installation Banquet

 

 

Birthdays

Susan Schmitt, Nov 3
Dave Shellenbarger, Nov 3

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?

 

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October’s winning numbers are as follows:

  • $500 Winner ~ #0436 Brian O

  • $250 Winner~  #0549 Wendy F

  • $100 Winner~ #0212 Rich M