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Rotary Club of N. Fort Myers Membership Drive

November 23, 2011 - Danielle Hall
Rotary is an international organization of volunteers. Worldwide there are 1.2 million business and professional leaders that are united to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. There are about 32,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Each club has service projects to help locally and internationally. Some of the challenges addressed are illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water and environmental concerns.

PolioPlus is Rotary's flagship program. By the time polio is eradicated, Rotary club members will have contributed US$850 million and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. The Bill Gates Foundation has also contributed significant amounts of money to Rotary to support the challenge of eradicating polio.

Locally the Rotary Club of N. Fort Myers completes several projects. To date this year we have donated backpacks for needy students to Suncoast Community Task force and Tropic Isles Elementary school. We have given dictionaries to all of the 3rd graders in N. Fort Myers. Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium has received $2000.00 as primary beneficiaries of our Charity Golf Tournament.

Currently, we have sponsored and decorated a Christmas tree for Goodwill’s Festival of Trees at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. (This is a must attend event to get into the holiday spirit!! ) On December 10, 2011 and December 17, 2011, you will see us at Wal-Mart in N. Fort Myers ringing the bells for Salvation Army. And next week we leave on a “Cruise for a Cause”. We are cruising via Royal Caribbean to Nassau, Bahamas. Funds raised from the cruise will be used to upgrade the computers in a school in Nassau. In addition, while on the island we will be delivering quality used text books to the school.

Annually we also provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors and we assist the City of Cape Coral by selling adult beverages at bike nights and during the Coconut Festival.

The projects we complete only scratch the surface of the work that we could accomplish if we had more members.

We have kicked off our membership drive at this time. We are looking for enthusiastic, community minded business and professional leaders to join us in this rewarding mission. If you are interested in joining us at a meeting, please give me a call at (239) 810-1602.

Thanks for reading. I hope to hear from you soon!! Danielle Hall President, Rotary Club of N. Fort Myers


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