Rotary club of naples bay

2019/2020 officers and directors

Haris Domond | Club President, Director

Beverly Dahlstrom | Club President Elect, Director
Dee Dee Fuller | Club Past President, Director
Janet Waidelich | Club Secretary, Director
Joel Miller | Club Treasurer, Director
Tim Miller | Club Foundation Chairperson, Director
Darryl Young | Club Membership Chairperson, Director
Beverly Dahlstrom | Club Public Image Chairperson, Director
Roger Dick | Director at Large
Bill Jones | Director at Large

Wayne Dahlstrom | Director at Large

All officers are directors.

Leadership Positions

Kicks for Kids Sneaker Project | Wayne Dahlstrom. Andrea Koch, and Emery Smith
Sergeant-at-Arms | Joel Miller and Haris Domond

the rotary club of naples bay foundation

2019/2020 officers and directors

 Dee Dee Fuller | President, Director

Haris Domond | President-Elect, Director

Janet Waidelich | Secretary, Director

Joel Miller | Treasurer, Director
Tim Miller | District Foundation Chairperson, Director
Wayne Dahlstrom | Director at Large
Roger Dick | Director at Large
Larry Wright | Director at Large

All officers are directors.

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Rotary international

 President: Mark Daniel Maloney | Rotary: Rotary Connects the World http:/rotary.org
Club: The Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama 

6960 District

 Governor: Richard Kirschner
Club: The Rotary Club of Naples
Email: rdkirshchner@gmail.com 


Area 1 Assistant Governor: Jane Wingate
Club: Rotary Club of Naples
Email: jane@gcmnaples.com

our history

The rotary club of naples bay...

The Rotary Club of Naples Bay is part of Rotary International, a worldwide service organization headquartered in Evanston, Illinois. The first Rotary Club was organized and founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1905 by Paul Harris, a young attorney with three other businessmen.


Our club was founded as the Rotary Club of Naples East on March 10, 1973. The territorial limit of the club was all of the area to the east of the western shore of Naples Bay. Today, Rotary no longer has territorial boundaries.

 

The Rotary Clubs of Naples and North Naples were the sponsoring clubs and charged with the original formation of our club. About twenty two local professionals and businessmen were among the original members. The Flaming Fountain Café served as the initial meeting place. A Charter Night was held at the Golden Gate Inn on April 17, 1973 and the charter was presented by the District Governor Joe Seldon, Jr. of District 696. The club was then on its own to forge forward and become a successful service organization in our community.

 

Fred Gartz, a local investment broker, was the Charter President. Other officers were: VP- E.T. Wainwright, Secretary- Mark Rasmussen, Treasurer- Millard Younkers and Sergeant at Arms- Richard Redenbaugh.

 

During the last 35 years, the club has met at numerous local establishments including the old Elks Club (demolished) in downtown Naples, Elks Club on Airport Road, Glades Country Club, Naples Bath & Tennis Club, Mirabelle & Villa Versailles Restaurants at the Gordon River Bridge, the Elks Club and presently back to the Naples Bath & Tennis Club at Airport Road. The club name was changed from the Rotary Club of Naples East to the Rotary Club of Naples Bay on January 1, 1998 and ratified by the Board of Directors of Rotary International on October 3, 2001.

 

Some of the early charitable endeavors by the club were contributions to the United Way, Youth Haven, scholarships to Lely High School seniors, restoring the playground at Bayfront Park, distributing tooth brushes and teaching dental hygiene to villagers in South America and raising disaster funds for cyclone and earthquake victims in India, etc.


The club’s main fundraisers have been golf tournaments, an annual Christmas Auction and celebrity Roasts (Tax Collector Guy Carlton, Bob Moates, Sheriff Don Hunter, State Representative Dudley Goodlette etc.). The majority of the proceeds were used for scholarships to deserving students from Lely High School.

 

Every year the club has held several social events such as soft ball games, cookouts, boat rides, visits to the dinner theatre, annual Christmas parties etc.

 

The club has an annual election of officers in December of each year. In addition to a President, President Elect/Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President, there is a Board of Directors. The Directors usually head up the Four Avenues of Service which include Club Service, Community Service, International Service and Vocational Service.

 

A mission statement was established on July 1, 2004 which highlighted the above and set the course for the future

mission statement

our mission statement

 The Rotary Club of Naples Bay is an organization of business and professional persons, part of a worldwide network of Rotary Clubs, defined by the ideal of humanitarian service. The Rotarians of Naples Bay are committed to the universal application of tolerance, friendliness, and humanitarian service in all aspects of their lives, both as club members and on an individual basis. The club provides direct services to various organizations in the Greater Naples community and raises funds for philanthropic purposes, supporting both local and worldwide projects.