Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Installs New Officers

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

Past President Roger Mercado pins new President Rebecca Goff

Past President Roger Mercado pins new President Rebecca Goff

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South installed its new officers and Board of Directors at its annual dinner on June 28, 2014. Immediate Past President Roger Mercado presented a year in review of this active chapter of Rotary International, whose motto is “Service Above Self.” Mercado then introduced the club’s new president, Rebecca Goff, who highlighted her goals and opportunities for the club to do even more in the year ahead.

The officers serving along side Goff for 2014-2015 include President Elect John Doramus, President Elect Nominee Gerry Poppe, Treasurer John Kozak, Assistant Treasurer Mark Rupolo and Secretary Steve Wassman. The club also welcomed new Board Members Greg Blurton, Tracie Bagans and Gerry Poppe and recognized returning Board Members Cliff Parker, Jeff Kircher and Kimberley Christian.

Over the past year, Rotary Club of Fort Myers South donated thousands of dollars for numerous causes such as The Heights Foundation, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Southwest Florida Symphony and Good Wheels. Club members also volunteered hundreds of hours of their time for events such as the quarterly Adopt-a-Road Cleanup, the annual Scholar Athlete Banquet and Dictionary Day. Fort Myers South was pleased to collaborate with several other local clubs on projects such as Blessings in a Backpack, which provides student backpacks filled with groceries to help families feed their children over the weekends.