Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch
Dedicated To Serving Our Community
The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch was established in April 2001 and currently has 70 members from the business and professional community. The Rotary International motto, “Service Above Self“, is the driving force behind the annual Suncoast Food & Wine Festival. Each of us volunteers our time to make this event a huge success for our attendees, sponsors, restaurants, and wine distributors. But most of all, our objective is to raise money for charity. In the first fourteen years of this annual event, the Suncoast Food & Wine Festival netted over $1,300,000, all of which has been donated to charity. Each year more than 85% of the net proceeds are donated to area charities in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The balance is donated to International Rotary projects including Polio Plus (dedicated to eradicating polio from the world), and Clean Water projects.
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Board of Directors for 2015-2016:
President: William Porter / Past-President: Susan Courter / President Elect: Steven Bordes
Vice President: Kenneth B Kaplan / Treasurer: Sally Waldo / Secretary: Vonda Johnson
Directors: Laura Adcock, Judith Berlow, Ted Lindenberg, Preston Olinger, Scott Antritt, James McDaniel