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

Thank you Principal Rob Cooper for your leadership at this first mobile pantry at Bonita Springs Elementary. You represent our club so well! Great partnership between three Bonita clubs and Meals of Hope.

Working on the Meals of Hope Pantry Truck we served 104 Bonita families this afternoon

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

We are working with Our Mothers Home to provide birthday parties and baby showers for teen moms and babies, starting this month. It’s going to be fun!

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

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs is with Debbie Voorhees and Stephanie Kissinger.

Rotary jam packed celebration of students from Estero and Bonita Springs High Schools, district grant to equip a classroom at the new Lovers Key Discovery Center, and celebrating our clubs foundation giving

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

A thank you from Meals of Hope

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.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Reminder: Bring unused birthday celebration items. For example, wrapping paper, gift bags, streamers, party plates, cups, napkins, etc... that could be used for celebrations at Our Mothers Home. Please keep in mind are age groups are 1-18 yrs. Bring items to Charles Johnson, Lori Johnson or Sandra Hemstead at this weeks Rotary meeting.

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs PDG duo! Great volunteering with Bobbi Bird

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Happy Birthday Scott Anderson (10/13)

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

This week, learn more about Lovers Key State Park and our club’s partnership with their new Discovery Center. Join us Wed 10/16 at 7:15 AM at Bonita Bay Club

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs is with Sandra Hemstead and Bobbi Bird.

Beautiful day for Roar Off Shore and Rotary beer sales! Great group of people out on the Ft Myers Beach Pier.

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

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 

 

 

Birthdays

Scott Anderson | Oct 13

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

September’s winning numbers are as follows:

  • $500 Winner ~ #0701 Susie S

  • $250 Winner~ #0072 Ed B

  • $100 Winner~ #0542 Andy G