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Business Leader, Dr. Terry Tucker to speak about Rotary and the Rotary Club of N. Fort Myers at Chamber Luncheon
January 10, 2012 - Danielle Hall
Date: Wed, Jan. 18, 2012 Location: Bianca's Ristorante Italiano 16251 N. Cleveland Ave North Fort Myers FL 33903 Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that Dr. Terry Tucker will be speaking at their monthly Business Leaders Luncheon regarding the importance of Rotary in our community and around the world. The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Bianca’s Ristorante Italiano in North Fort Myers.
Dr. Tucker has been a member of the Rotary Club of North Fort Myers for 25 years. He served as president of the club in 1991-92 and again in 2010-11. He was awarded Rotarian of the Year in 1995-96. He is a current board member and has served on the board of directors on several occasions.
Rotary was founded in 1905. It is the oldest and largest networking and service organization. It is an international volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace between countries. There are about 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries. Each club has projects that address challenges of today – these challenges include illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water and environmental concerns.
Rotary is the largest provider of international scholarships and has taken on the challenge of eradication polio worldwide. To date Rotary members have contributed $850 million dollars and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2 billion children in 122 countries.
Locally the Rotary Club of North Fort Myers has raised and distributed back into the community more than $750,000.00. In just the last 6 months, they have supplied dictionaries to all of the 3rd graders in North Fort Myers, donated backpacks, school supplies and Christmas gifts for needy children in Suncoast and at Tropic Isles elementary, provided funds to help Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium and sponsored a children’s soccer team. For the last two years, they have donated ornaments and decorated a Christmas tree for Goodwill’s Festival of Trees.
On the international level, the Rotary Club of North Fort Myers has donated and delivered textbooks to a school in the Bahamas and are raising funds to help replace the computers at the school.
For additional information about the Rotary Club of North Fort Myers please visit www.rotarynftmyers.org
The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce welcomes Chamber members and non-members to this very special luncheon. Please RSVP at (239) 997-9111.
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