Category Archives: Rotary Sponsored Events

Winners Four Way Test Contest

Every year the SanCap Rotary Club asks the local school to have students prepare an essay about what the 4-Way Test means to them.  This year’s winners were:Julia Dry, Alyssa Perez, and Arabella Lilleslatten.  There essays are attached:

Three winning essays 5-5-17

Scholarship Awarded Kallie Greten

Ksllie was raised on Sanibel and attended The Sanibel School Kindergarten- 8th grade
She attended Bishop Verot Catholic High School and graduated 2013
She is currently in her 3rd year at FGCU,studying nursing (Dean’s list every semester)
Prior to attending FGCU, Kallie worked at Bahama Breeze for almost three years.

Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum- Anniversary

At Friday’s meeting, Rotary Club President, Chris DeCosta, Rotary of Sanibel-Captiva Trust Fund Chair John Grey, and Trust Fund member, Lee Almas presented to the museum’s Executive Director, Dorrie Hipschman a $2,000 check for this very special event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Bailey-Mathew’s Museum.

Shell Museum Donation

Sanibel-Captiva Rotary sponsors Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Free Admission Day

Saturday, November 14th from 10am-5pm

The Anniversary day, (November 14t),  will be filled with family-friendly activities including scavenger hunts, hourly live-tank demonstrations, and arts and crafts projects.  Birthday cake by Bailey’s General Store will be served beginning at 11:30 until it runs out! And, each visiting family will receive a special birthday gift to take home (while supplies last).

For our birthday we’ve decided to give a gift back to our community – we’re grateful for the support of our many friends who make everything we do possible. Let’s take some time before “season” arrives to celebrate the past and envision the future” – Dorrie Hipschman, Executive Director.,,,Satellite parking and shuttle will be available at SCCF for this event.

Pigs in Paradise

San-Cap Rotarians suggest you join the Parents and Staff of the Children’s Education Center of the Islands at a delicious Pig Roast.

Pigs In Paradise Poster Family-Friendly

FISH 10K Race

Volunteer to help at FISH’s 10K race.   Volunteers will be stationed at all driveways and cross roads throughout the course.  The course starts at Community House, and then Periwinkle to Casa Ybel, Middle Gulf to Tarpon Bay, then up Island Inn Rd and double back to Tarpon Bay, to Periwinkle and end at Community House.  The race starts at 7:30am.  Volunteers have to be at their stations by 6:45am.  The police check the route and if all stations are not manned, the race will not start.

Lee Almas forward the names of our Rotary volunteers names to FISH.  They will then give Lee Almas the station assignment list by name..  When he receives the list, he’ll advise the volunteers. On race morning Lee will personally check all of the Rotary stations to be ensure they all are manned.   Race  t-shirts will be available at Friday’s meeting October 16.  Volunteers will receive a make-up for their participation, plus a BIG 100 service credits toward a Paul Harris award

Volunteers are free to leave their station when the last runner or walker has passed their station.  At the end of the group there is a car with P.A. system announcing that this is the end.

After the race is over, volunteers should go to Community House and watch the remaining runners come across the finish line and then for awards festivities plus drink and snack.


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