Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Honors 4-Way Test Award Winners

Posted on Jul 18, 2014

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Honors 4-Way Test Award Winners

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce Lori Riti and Connie Ramos-Williams were each awarded the 2014 4-Way Test Award at the club’s July 6 meeting. Riti is Director of De LaSalle Academy, and was awarded as the club’s non-Rotarian Community Winner. Ramos-Williams is President and CEO of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing and was awarded as the club’s Rotarian Winner.

This prestigious award recognizes individuals in the community who exemplify Rotary values in their personal and business lives. These recipients emphasize service above self and conduct their lives and business in line with the four tenets of Rotary International: Is it truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Does it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Community and Rotarian runners-up were Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success of Southwest Florida, and Jennifer Nettles, General Manager of Bell Tower Shops, respectively.

Riti has served as a school administrator in Southwest Florida since 2002. Her mission since 1993 has been to serve children with special needs. In 2012, she teamed with other caring professionals and community members to open De LaSalle Academy to provide individualized and comprehensive services for children with special needs, including mild to moderate learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD and high functioning autism (Asperger’s Syndrome). Recently, De LaSalle Academy moved to a new, larger location on Plantation Road in South Fort Myers.

Ramos Williams 4 Way Test

Connie Ramos-Williams accepts the 4-Way Test (Member) Award from Rotary South, pictured with Cliff Parker, Cyndi Doragh and John Doramus.

Ramos-Williams, in addition to overseeing the business development and operations of her award-winning full-service public relations, advertising, marketing and publishing agency, serves as a director or advisor for many community organizations, including Dress for Success of Southwest Florida, Multicultural Centre of SWFL, Above Board Chamber of Commerce.She serves as a mentor and advocate for women in business, budding entrepreneurs and students in pursuit of a career in marketing. For the past 14-years she has served as the project director and media chair for the Multicultural Centre of SWFL’s BIG Backpack Event, which provides support for students and families in need, as well as celebrates diversity in our community. To date more than 30,000 school age children have received free backpacks, school supplies, food and other giveaways thanks to this event. In 2014 Ramos-Williams has donated more than $100,000 in time, talent and treasure back to the community.