Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch
Dedicated To Serving Our Community
The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch was established in April 2001 and currently has 80 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 sixteen years of this annual event, the Suncoast Food & Wine Festival netted over $1,600,000, 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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Lakewood Ranch Rotary Club Leadership:
President: Ken Kaplan / President Elect: Jim McDaniel / Vice President: Laura Adcock
Immediate Past-President: Steve Bordes / Treasurer: John Bodenburg / Secretary: Francine Deimer
Directors: Bethany Carr, LaVerne Green, Paul Hoenle, Jennifer Grondahl, Ted Lindenberg, Preston Olinger