Home' Island Sun : ISN 091115 Contents ISLAND SUN - SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
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Not quite the
official end of
but it certainly is
beginning to feel that
way. Gearing up for
season starts now.
Rotary has begun regular planning ses-
sions regarding next February’s Rotary
Arts and Crafts Fair. The Rotary Club
of Sanibel-Captiva Trust Foundation is
engaged in selecting the projects and
organizations our club will sponsor and
support this Rotary year July 1, 2015 to
June 30, 2016 and, of course, exploring
new ideas regarding membership par-
ticipation and fellowship opportunities.
That all out on the drawing board, it was
the perfect occasion to welcome our
Rotary District #6960 Governor Cyndi
Doragh – Rotary Club of South Fort
Myers – to introduce herself to club mem-
bers and focus in on a significant message
from Rotary International President K.R.
“Ravi” Ravindran-Rotary Club of Colomo,
Sri Lanka. Each year, our Rotary
International President selects a motto
for their year of service leading over 1.2
million Rotarians around the globe and
trying to focus on what Rotarians can
accomplish by working on projects to
better this world. President Ravindran’s
motto is Be A Gift To The World. What
does that mean? Governor Doragh wants
us all to take the motto personally. Ask
yourself, “What gift do I have to give to
Rotary?” Then, she pushed a little further
stating, “Everyone is gifted in their own
way, use your gift to help Rotary change
lives. Our time on earth is finite; make
the best of the time you are given.”
Doragh gave us some simple examples
of people that weren’t sure of how they
could contribute their talents to support
Rotary causes. She had a friend who,
although not wealthy, was a fantastic
cook. Her friend decided she would throw
dinner parties and put a bowl on the table
for donations to support the House of
Friendship at Rotary International’s annu-
al conventions. That one gesture started
a chain of events were people around
the globe and restaurants followed her
lead. Now, Rotary International’s House
of Friendship has become an essential
and vital element at our annual conven-
tions, a place where ideas are exchanged,
information is distributed, and all sorts of
goods are made available to attendees.
The House of Friendship is a gather-
ing place for Rotarians around the globe
to meet other Rotarians, observe their
individual project goals, and form partner-
ships with other Rotary clubs to work on
projects dealing with clean water, women
and children’s health issues, literacy, dis-
ease prevention and treatment, economic
and community development, and peace
and conflict resolution.
About two years ago, Sanibel-Captiva
Rotary had a perfect example: Rotarian
and Senior Pastor of Sanibel Community
Church, John Danner, made a decision to
celebrate his 60th birthday by challenging
himself and riding his bike from Miami
to Key West, and challenging his friends
to sponsor that ride, with all proceeds
going to Rotary’s Wheelchair Foundation.
These contributions were then matched
by a very special private donor and
Sanibel-Captiva Rotary. The total amount
raised was $20,000.
Another of Doragh’s examples was
about a women she met at the Rotary
International Convention in Brazil. The
women had brought a beautiful hand-
crafted African folk doll with her. Why?
When she visited Kenya, she was made
aware of the fact that many women of
the village she visited had to prostitute
themselves to support their children. This
Rotarian wanted to help these women
change their lives. She taught them how
to make folk dolls and now helps them
sell those dolls around the globe.
“If you do nothing, there will be no
result. If you do something, there is a
chance.” – Anonymous
Doragh has been a Rotarian for 21
years; she tells us she eats, sleeps and
breathes Rotary. She admits, she has
drunk the Kool Aid and it’s not just her,
it’s her husband too, Immediate Past
District #6960 Governor Pete Doragh.
They are the first Rotary couple in the
world that has served as Rotary District
“Rotary has taught us how to serve.
Rotary has taught us the Power of One.
Rotary has taught us the power of a
giving spirit, so recognize your gift, and
use it toward making your time on earth
Hallelujah, I believe, pass the Kool
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meets at
7 a.m., Friday mornings at The
Community House, 2173 Perwinkle
Way. Guests are always welcomed.
Rotary District #6960 Gov. Cyndi Doragh
Nursery And Preschool Care
Coordinator Named At Church
Laurie Marshall joined the Family and Children min-
istry staff at Sanibel Community Church on August
31. Marshall is the new Nursery and Preschool Care
Coordinator in charge of curriculum, training and oversight of
volunteer teams in those areas. She is a certified teacher with
experience in both elementary and early education.
A meet-and-greet gathering for Marshall will be held on
Sunday, September 20 at 10:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Stop by and find out about this important ministry to our pre-
cious little ones.
Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle
Way (next to Jerry’s Market).
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Teens Celebrate Night
Of Joy At Disney World
Sanibel Community Church’s H20 Student Ministries will be headed to Disney
World’s Magic Kingdom on Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September
13 for Night of Joy, Florida’s biggest Christian music festival.
Appearing for two nights will be 15 of the most exciting bands in Christian rock,
including Toby Mac, Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp, Colton Dixon, Big Daddy Weave,
Francesca Battistelli, Rend Collective, I Am They, Josh Wilson, Skillet, Lecrae, for
KING & COUNTRY, Mandisa, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, 7eventh Time Down, and
H2O Student Ministries is for sixth grade through 12th grade young men and
women. H2O meets on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. for middle school stu-
dents and from 6 to 8 p.m. for high school students, and on Sunday mornings at 11
a.m . All students are welcome to attend.
Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerry’s
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