Rotary Club of
North Fort Myers

About

THE ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH FORT MYERS was chartered on June 14, 1973, by our Charter President, Richard “Dick” McConville.  We...

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Rotary Intl

WHAT IS ROTARY INTERNATIONAL? Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high...

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Gator Tails

Our weekly publication with information on our club happenings this week, including information on our program speaker, and upcoming events...

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Golf Tournament

Our annual Rotary Masters Charity Golf Tournament was held on April 23rd, 2022 at Magnolia Landing Golf Club in North...

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Our Rotary Masters Charity Golf Tournament was held on April 23rd.  See ————————>

SUPER BOWL SPIRITS BOOZE RAFFLE WAS WON BY HELEN HAYNES OF NORTH FORT MYERS.  THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR RAFFLE AND HELPED US RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHARITY PROJECTS.

LATEST NEWS:

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 !!!

Rotarian of the Year – 2022
Dick Marshall was recognized as our Rotarian of the Year by President Wendy on May 12, 2022.  Dick was presented with a plaque and a Paul Harris Fellowship award.

New Member:
Always a great day when we can welcome another new member to our club.  Margie Hill was inducted on March 10th.  Margie (center) with Norm (inductor-right) and Dwight (left) Margie’s sponsor.

New Member:
Always a great day when we can welcome a new member to our club.  Mary Havener-Christensen was inducted on February 3rd.  Mary (center) with Norm (inductor – left) and Terry (right) Mary’s sponsor.

New Member:
Always a great day when we can welcome a new member to our club.  Hugh McWhirter was inducted on December 9th.  Hugh (center) with Norm (inductor – right) and David (left) Hugh’s sponsor.

New Member:
Always a great day when we can welcome a new member to our club.  Debra Norris was inducted on November 4th.  Debra (center) with Norm (inductor) and Fran Debra’s sponsor.

 

District Governor Official Club Visit
District Governor Andy Lyman and Area Governor Suzanne Vasbinder made their annual club visit on October 28th.  President Wendy presented DG Andy with a certificate that our club had donated a “Wheelchair” from the Wheelchair foundation in his name in recognition of his sevice to Rotary.

 Boy Scout Community Support:
President David along with John present a check to Scoutmaster Charlie Krebs, Boy Scout Troop #110 with a check for $1,000 to help with their summer camping.


Officer Changeover:
Incoming President Wendy Murray presented outgoing President David Rice with his Past-President Gavel plaque, pin, and name badge on May 15th.  Even with the virus, we had a rewarding Rotary year and look forward to the new year.

Rotarian of the Year – 2021
Will Barnes was recognized as our Rotarian of the Year.  President David presented Will with a plaque and a Paul Harris Fellow award on May 15th.

Rotary Master’s Golf Tournament  – Fun and Success
Our tournament was held on April 17th and everyone was ready to play after being off the course with Covid.  We had a good turnout and were able to raise over $5,500 for our charitable and scholarship efforts in our community.  Valerie’s House was our Golf Tournament Charity: President David and Golf Tournament Chair Terry present Angela Melvin, Founder, with a check for $2,000.

Wheelbarrow Full of Booze Raffle – Great Success

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Wheelbarrow Full of Booze Raffle.  Ron Beecroft from North Fort Myers was our winner.  We raised over $6,000 for our charitable projects.

 

 

Holiday Toy Project – A District Grant Project:

Under difficult Covid circumstances we were still able to have our Holiday Toy Project for the J Colin English Head Start Students.  We were able to provide each of 84 students with two toys, a pair of shoes, and an outfit, all were placed in bags for each family.  Since we couldn’t have Santa and Mrs. Claus come to the school, Zoom sessions were held with the students talking with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

 

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.