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Worldwide, there are approximately 1.4 million Rotarians worldwide. Worldwide, there are approximately 46,000 clubs of varying sizes, depending on where you are from. Here on Marco Island there are two very active clubs working together to achieve the active goals of the organization and working together to accomplish them.

Last weekend the annual golf outing was hosted by the two clubs at Hammock Bay Golf and Country Club as players came together to raise money for their annual philanthropic donation which the two clubs make during the weekend. ‘year. The money supports things like local schools, Gift of Life which supports heart surgeries for poor children, Meals of Hope, “Dictionaries for Children” at Manatee Middle School to support literacy programs, Christmas Island Style, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, American Cancer Society, Unsung Hero Award, donation to fund the District Disaster Trailer Program, Local Scholarship Program, Rotary Seminar 4 Tomorrow’s Leaders Program which enables two or three students to participate in this valuable leadership program held annually at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida… These are just a few of the wonderful programs that both Rotary clubs support throughout the year.

Rotarians have also been the driving force behind efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis here and around the world through extensive educational efforts and funding of ongoing medical research over the past 35 years.

Another area that has seen great strides made by Rotarians over the years is in efforts to provide safe drinking water in third world countries. For those of us who are used to just turning on a tap and seeing what we take for granted pour out is considered a miracle in the eyes of many in the world.

Marco Island Rotarians can be proud that one of their own has risen to the position of local leader as district governor for reaching out to 50 local Southwest Florida Rotary/Interact clubs in District 6960. The Rotarian local Neil Snyder most recently assumed the role in July of this year at the annual Installation Dinner held at Ft. Myers, Florida.

“If you are a leader in your community, you cannot afford not to be a Rotarian, because Rotary is made up of the most successful businessmen and women in our communities who are committed to making our place to live is a place for everyone,” Snyder said, addressing potential members in his district.

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First place winners from left: Mitch Rivenburg, Nick Rivenburg, Carlos Mendiola and Jason Nebrat of Paramount Asphalt and Sealcoating.

First place winners of Paramount Asphalt and Sealcoating at 17 under par

** They generously donated their winnings to charity

  • Mitch Rivenburg
  • Nick Rivenburg
  • CJ Mendiola
  • Jason Nebrat

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Second place team left to right: Neil Spoerlein, Scott Murphy, Corey Bannister and Chris Heflin.

Second-place team of Woodward, Pires and Lombardo at 11 under par

  • Nick Spoerlein
  • Chris Heflin
  • Cory Ramp
  • Scott Murphy

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Third place team from left: Dave Yadinernia, Hunter Nichol, Brian Gilmore and Bryan Berryman.

Third place team at 10 under par

** They generously donated their winnings to charity

  • Brian Berryman
  • Hunter Nicholl
  • Brian Gilmore
  • Dave Yadinernia

If you are interested in becoming a Rotary member, please contact the Noontime Club by emailing club president [email protected] or Sunrise Rotary by calling Membership Chairman Arne Sandberg at 414-736-2652.

Joseph K. Bennett