Bonita Beach Sunset Rotary holds the 2nd annual Get Down and Derby FundraiserWednesday, March 30, 2022 By: Sandra P. Hemstead
The Bonita Beach Sunset Rotarians hosted their 2nd annual Get Down and Derby Fundraiser on Saturday May 7 at RipTide Brewery in Bonita Springs. Attendees showed up in Derby style and enjoyed live music, food and drink. The best part is the funds raised for community service projects of the Rotary Club. Share
Bonita Beach Sunset Supports Pediatric Cardiac Surgeries in RomaniaWednesday, March 30, 2022 By: Sandra P. Hemstead
The Rotary Club of Bonita Beach Sunset generously donated to a global grant to provide life-saving cardiac surgeries for Romanian children with congenital heart disease.
We partnered with Gift of Life International, an organization developed by Rotarians, that has saved the lives of over 40,000 children since its inception. This critical partnership was supported by many Rotary Clubs, Districts and The Rotary Foundation. Please see the letter and pictorial report(link) received today from Gift of Life.
On behalf of Gift of Life International, we wish to thank you for your partnership in healing little Romanian Hearts through Rotary Global Grant GG2119940.
Director of Operations
Gift of Life International
Vocational Award Winner 2021By: Kelsey Mitchell
Nicole McBride is a second grade teacher at Pinewoods Elementary School. Nicole has stood out as a leader and advocate for children in our community during a time that has been unlike any other. Being a teacher is extremely hard, but being a teacher in a pandemic is unmanageable for so many yet here they are supporting and teaching our children not only the curriculum but also how to adapt to this crazy new world we are living in. Now go ahead and add child who has a medical condition that affects her physically, emotionally and cognitively. That takes a truly special person to take on. One child's parents are who nominated Nicole for this award. Nicole McBride is an asset to our community and to our children's future which is why we are proud to honor her with this years Vocational Service Award.Share
Literacy Council Receives GiftsSaturday, December 5, 2020 By: Robyn S. DeZego
We’re on a roll! After a successful End Polio Now FUNdraiser, our Sunset Rotary Club hosted another Social and FUNdraiser on November 24th. We all brought books and supplies to donate to the Literacy Council Gulf Coast that teaches young children to read, and English as a second language for adults.
It was a fun evening seeing everyone. We all took turns sharing what we were grateful for this Thanksgiving. Then Susan Holman Schad, President /CEO of the Literacy Council Gulf Coast told the club about the good programs they offer and their need for more tutors, especially seniors, to read to children and adults to learn English.
Can I Use My Dictionary For The Spelling Test?By:
On October 4, 2019, The Rotary Club Of Bonita Beach Sunset participated in a district wide effort to delivery a dictionary to every 3rd grade student. Member of the club handed out Dictionaries to 7 Third Grade Classrooms at Rayma C Page Elementary School.
The distribution of the dictionaries is a part of the Dictionary Project’s (www.dictionaryproject.org) mission which is: “… to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary.”
During the delivery, Rotary members helped children understand what a dictionary is and how to use it.
The dictionary contains: a complete dictionary of words; information about the U.S. Presidents, Maps of the seven continents, information about the 50 states, Weights and Measures, Sign language, and much more.
Upon passing out the books in one of the classrooms one of the children excitedly exclaimed, “Oh Cool! Can we use these during our spelling test today?”
Our club is pleased to be a part of this Literacy Program and we know that the dictionaries are appreciated and used. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the community, check out our club, we meet the 2nd and the 4th Tuesdays of each month fro 5:30 to 7:30 at Backwater Jacks - In Bonita Bay 276598 Marina Pointe Dr. Bonita Springs, FL 34134. You can find out more about us on https://bonitabeachsunsetrotary.com