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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 6, 2017
Bank Makes Two December Gifts
Bank of the Islands (BOTI) ended 2016 with two more non-profit donations through
its We Love Our Islands program. The lucky winners were Mabel Beerman and
Linda Yoder. Each was spotted with a We Love Our Islands decal on their vehicles,
winning them the right to select which local non-profit group would receive a charitable
contribution from Bank of the Islands. Beerman chose to donate her winnings of $200
to FISH of SanCap while Yoder directed her $100 winnings to Sanibel Community
“We really hope the We Love Our islands program will continue to showcase the
organizations, like FISH and the Community Church, that contribute so much to the
fabric of our community,” said Willy Ocasio, Bank of the Islands’ assistant vice president
and Sanibel-Captiva office manager. “We Love Our Islands has a big milestone to
celebrate that we’ll be announcing shortly. The program continues to be such a great
way to show how much we appreciate being your island bank.”
All islanders are invited to stop by the bank’s Sanibel and Captiva offices to get a free
We Love Our Islands decal and details on how you and your favorite charity can become
our next lucky winners. Bank of the Islands is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the
corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive,
next to the Captiva Post Office.
From left, WLOI winner Mabel Beerman, Bank of the Islands’ Vicky Bowers and Darrin
Grotrian, and Maggie Goldsmith of FISH of SanCap
photos courtesy BOTI
Winner Linda Yoder, center, with Bank of the Islands’ Darrin Grotrian and Natacha St.
Sanibel Captiva Lions Club Awards
Two Francis Bailey Scholarships
Last week, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club awarded its Francis Bailey Scholarship to
Andrea Berrian and Lauren Lockard.
“Andrea and Lauren are young islanders with bright futures ahead of them and
we, the Lions Club, are honored to help them succeed,” said Lion Bill Sadd, a longtime
member of the scholarship committee.
Berrian, a sophomore at the University of Florida, is double majoring in international
studies (Europe) and anthropology. She is focusing on migration studies (particularly
pertinent in Europe) and shifts in morphology through the evolution of the genus Homo,
some of which have occurred directly as a result of migration.
“The Lions Club scholarship has provided me with amazing opportunities that would
be otherwise inaccessible to me,” said Berrian. “With going to college in the first place
being the most incredible, as well as having the ability to study sustainability politics in
Europe this past summer. I am extremely grateful to the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, and
am forever thankful to be a recipient of the scholarship.”
Lockard is a freshman at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire,
where she is majoring in biology and plays on the women’s lacrosse team. After her four
years at Saint Anselm, she will attend physicians assistant school for two additional years.
Lockard wants to be a PA in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
“The Lions Club scholarship means a lot to me,” Lockard said. “It shows me
that people in my community care about my future and hope to see me excel. This
scholarship furthers my drive to succeed on the athletic field and in the classroom. I am
very grateful for this scholarship.”
The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has been awarding the Francis Bailey Lions
Scholarship to eligible youth since 1992. Eligibility is determined each school year.
For more information on Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, visit sanibelcaptivalions.org or
find the club on Facebook at SanCapLions. The club meets on first and third Wednesdays
at George & Wendy’s Seafood Grill. Visiting Lions are always welcome.
Sanibel Captiva Lions, back row from left, Bill Sartoris, Jim Graham, David Stigler and Bill
Sadd; front row, Francis Bailey Lions Scholarship winner Andrea Berrain, Lions President Debi
Almeida and scholarship winner Lauren Lockard
photo courtesy San-Cap Lions Club
Series At BIG ARTS Continues
BIG ARTS and the Zonta Club of
Sanibel-Captiva will premiere Part
II of their three-part Women’s
Empowerment Series on Thursday,
January 5. The opening event was met
with enthusiasm by an attentive crowd
that included a presentation on Thistle
Farms’ executive director and CNN Hero
of the Year 2016 nominee, the Reverend
Becca Stevens. Her powerful message
of cooperation and unity in the face of
adversity was an engaging and inspiring
BIG ARTS and Zonta bring ther series
momentum into the next program offering,
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives,
Creating Opportunity. In this segment,
audiences will screen a portion of the
documentary A Path Appears by Pulitzer
Prize-winning husband and wife team
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, Kristof and WuDunn explore how
altruism affects us, what are the markers for success, and how to avoid the pitfalls. In
their recounting of astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress, we see the
compelling, inspiring truth of how real people have changed the world.
The film features contributions by actors and advocates such as Mia Farrow, Eva
Longoria, Malin Akerman and Regina Hall. Through heartrending, inspiring storytelling,
A Path Appears takes viewers on a journey across the country, and the globe, to drive
home the universality of gender inequality and the roots of vulnerability and leads viewers
to a deeper understanding of these critical issues, as well as identifying proven methods of
bringing about change.
Following this, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Sarah Owen will moderate a panel discussion and question-and-answer session between
two survivors who wish to bring their story of success to light. The panel seeks to give
audiences a look in to the lives of those in our commujity who have risen to triump over
challenges and the organizations that made their success possible.
A Path Forward: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities begins at 7 p.m . in
BIG ARTS Schein Hall. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more information and to purchase
tickets. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 395-0900 .
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
photo courtesy BIG ARTS
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