THE ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH FORT MYERS was chartered on June 14, 1973, by our Charter President, Richard “Dick” McConville. We...Read More
WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RETURN TO “FACE TO FACE” MEETINGS AS FOLLOWS:
We meet every Thursday, 8:00 AM, at the Three Fisherman Seafood Restaurant – 13021 North Cleveland Avenue. On the north side of the Caloosahatchee River, on the west side of North Cleveland Avenue (also known as US-41 or N Tamiami Trail), located at the Best Western Hotel. (map)
Visiting Rotarians are always welcome!
The Rotary Club of North Fort Myers
is part of the worldwide organization of Rotary International
Our motto is “Service Above Self” and we strive to assist various charitable groups in our community and in the worldwide organization of Rotary.
We strive to live by our 4-Way Test:
1. First, Is it the Truth ?
2. Second, Is it Fair to All Concerned ?
3. Third, Will it Build Goodwill and Better Friendships ?
4. Fourth, Will it be Beneficial to All Concerned ?
OF COURSE IT WILL, NOW GO OUT AND LIVE IT !!!
District Governor Official Club Visit:
District Governor Darryl Keys and Area Governor Suzanne Vasbinder made their official club visit on October 15th. President David presented DG Darryl with a certificate showing our club had donated a “Wheelchair” from the Wheelchair Foundation in his name in recognition of his service to Rotary.
With the virus effect, we were finally able to officially have the changeover of our officers on July 9th. Incoming President David Rice presented outgoing President Bill Thomas with his Past-President Gavel plaque, pin, and name badge. Even with the virus, we had a rewarding Rotary year and look forward to the new year.
Rotarian of the Year – 2020
John Mina was recognized as our Rotarian of the Year. President Bill presented John with a plaque and a Paul Harris Fellow award on June 18th.
Golf Tournament Charity Recipient:
This year, Valerie’s House was the charity selected to receive our golf tournament charity donation. Valeries’s House provides children who have lost a loved one a place where they can connect with others their own age, grieve together, and learn that their loss doesn’t have to limit their dreams. On June 5th, 2020, our check was presented.
Left: President Bill Thomas and Rotarian Jean Sinko hold our $2,000 donation check.
Right: President Bill presents our check to Angela Melvin, CEO and Founder – Valerie’s House
Always a Great Day when a new Rotarian is brought into our club. Jean Sinko was in ducted on January 22nd and Christina Schwinn was induced on January 29th.
Left: Jean and her sponsor, husband George along with President Bill and Inductor Norm.
Right: Christina with her sponsor President Bill and Inductor Norm.
Holiday Toy Project:
We had our Holiday Toy Project (District Grant Project) for J Colin English Elementary School Head Start Students. We were able to provide holiday gifts for over 80 students:
Our club participated in the District wide project to provide dictionaries to all public school third graders. Our Rotarians along with students from the North Fort Myers Interact Club participated in providing dictionaries to four schools in our area.
ROTARY’S POLIO PLUS:
Rotary’s Polio Plus, started in 1979, has raised over $1.7 billion, performed countless hours of volunteer time, and has inoculated over 2.5 billion children around the world. Polio cases have been reduced by 99+ % since 1988 (350,000 cases worldwide) to 22 cases reported in 2017. This January 2019, our own David Rice volunteered to volunteer to go to India as part of a Rotary Polio Plus Inoculation Team and administer the vaccine.