Current Projects & Happenings

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.


Golf Tournament Charity – 2020
On June 5, 2o2o, our club donated $2,000 to Valerie’s House as our golf tournament charity recipient.  Valerie’s House provides children who have lost a loved one, a place to 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 the left, President Bill and Rotarian Jean hold the check in front of Valerie’s House.  On the right, Bill presents our check to Angela Melvin, CEO and Founder of Valerie’s House.


Dictionary Distribution Day – 2019: Rotary gives dictionaries to all 3rd graders in Lee County
Jack Hess talks with students about the dictionaries they will receive.  The Interact Club from North
Fort Myers High assisted Jack in the distribution of the books at Tropic Isles elementary.
Ken Swanson and Dwight Sedgwick explain the book and how they can use it to students at Littleton Elementary.

Dictionary Labeling Day – 2019
Mike Fahnlander, Jack Hess. Ken Swanson, Fran Smith, and Dick Marshall labeled our dictionaries for our District Dictionary Day Project.  The dictionaries will be distributed on October 4th


Every three to four months members clean-up Hancock Bridge Parkway from Moody River Road to Orange Grove Blvd.

On April 28, 2018, members Bill Thomas, Ken Swanson, Mike Fahnlander, Tim Eckert, Fran Smith, Terry Tucker, Dick Marshall, George Sinko, and Morrill Dunn are shown decked out in their orange glow vests.  Not shown, but in action was David Rice who took the picture.











On Saturday, April 7th, Ed Shumate, David Rice, Bill Thomas, Nate Smith, and John Gardner (taking the picture) installed a new WELCOME TO NORTH FORT MYERS sign on North US 41 near the Lee/Charlotte county line.  The sign is made to stand up to our climate and uses highly reflective material so it will be easily seen at night.