Editorial: Stars, nuts, dollars and spurs

Honoring their own

A bittersweet starfish to the Naples Lions Club.

The organization dedicated to vision and eye health has established the Joel Feinson Memorial Scholarship, named for a loyal member killed by an alleged drunk driver near an Immokalee health fair sponsored by the club last month. Proceeds will fortify an existing Lions scholarship program for nursing students at Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Edison State College.

Tax-deductible donations are accepted at the Naples Lions Club Foundation, Box 110474, Naples, 34108.A starfish to "building bridges of friendship."

That is the mission of the International Men's Club of America, a group based in Naples celebrating its 20th anniversary.

It boasts more than 180 members from 25 countries. All are dedicated to building friendships among the nationalities represented in Southwest Florida, and further diversity is encouraged. For more information, go online to www.imcofa.com.

The club is a companion organization of Welcome to Florida International, a local women's group of more than 200 members with similiarly global objectives and interests.

The club features a distinguished speakers series and programs on nature and books, and discussion groups.

For more information, call Hal Drake at 239-682-6553 or 239-949-8516 or email harolddrake@comcast.net.A coconut to motorcyclists who put themselves and others on the road at risk.

You know the ones. They weave in and out of heavy traffic at high speed — and usually are not wearing a helmet.

One guy hurtling west on Pine Ridge Road last Saturday morning would have been a goner if the slightest thing had gone wrong.A sand spur to litter pickup volunteers who fail to do the job.

How often do we see garbage in canals and on sidewalks of roads that have signs with the names of helpful businesses or clubs that handle the cleanup chores?

They should either do the work and earn the notoriety or step aside and let someone else actually do it.A starfish to donors of new or used fancy dresses, tuxedoes, shoes and accessories to Project Prom Dress 2013 in Collier County.

Items for local high school students who cannot afford them can be dropped through March 20 at:

n Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road

n Marco Island Eagle, 579 Elkcam Circle

n Platinum Total Fabricare cleaners at Park Shore Center, 3633 U.S. 41 N., Naples, and 2741 Bay Landing Drive, Bay Landing Shops, Bonita Springs

Additional drop-off spots will be announced as volunteer Inez Edmonson and her team make further progress.

There will be two "giveaway" days on the eve of prom season, March 23 and April 13, when prom-goers can pick and try on their clothes. Storefront space at River Reach Shopping Center on Airport-Pulling Road has been donated by Angelo Arena of Area Realty of Florida and arranged by his agent, Chip Olson of Colonial Square Realty in Naples.

For more information or to help, email Edmonson at ccvolunteer50@gmail.com.

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