Our meeting is held at Gecko's Restaurant near the corner of Clark Road and HonoreAve (5585 Palmer Crossing) in Sarasota. Our meetings are held on Mondays with a social time of 5:30pm and the meeting starting at 6:00pm. The meeting will end at 6:45pm. Appetizers are served. We welcome all guests. There is a $5 fee to attend our meetings which is to help offset the costs of the food.
Founded in 2010, we are one of the newer Rotary clubs in the district. We wanted to create an environment for like-minded professionals to be able to get together to give back to community. We set our meeting time to be after work hours in order to attract younger members to the club. Our members believe in the Rotary philosophy of Service Above Self.
Some of the charitable groups that we support as a club
Rotary International’s President for 2017-2018 is Ian Riseley from Australia. His theme for this year is Rotary: making a difference.
As Rotarians we choose to serve, our motto being Service Above Self.
President Riseley has said the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people, to become ambitious in ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.
For 112 years Rotary has made a difference in more lives, in more ways than we will ever be able to count. President Riseley, being an accountant by profession, believes that one way to demonstrate Rotary’s impact is to quantify it. All clubs will begin this year to log all of their volunteer hours for the year and turn in to Rotary International.
I am particularly excited at this prospect because I have known since becoming a founding member of Sarasota Southside Rotary that our club participates in an incredible number of service projects, both in our community and internationally. Our members give selflessly of their time, treasure, and talent. We can be proud that we are truly making a difference, and having fun together doing so!
President - Sally Marrs
President Elect - Bob Case
Treasurer - John Buzilow
Secretary - Susan Phelps
Past President - Mary Ann Vollrath
Sergeant of Arms- Christina Bowman
Director at Large - Justin Crobak
Director at Large - Linda Thomas
Director at Large - Herb Jones
Director at Large - Frank Hulbert
Director at Large - Dale Vollrath
Webmaster - Mark Jones
As part of the Rotary International Club, we support the worldwide missions supported by over 1.2 million members.
We are an active club. We have expectations that all of our members will take an active role in the club in mission, service, and fellowship