Clubs and organizations briefs for Southwest Florida for the week of Oct. 14-20.
ABATE of Florida — Estero River Chapter
American Bikers Aiming Towards Education (ABATE) is a motorcyclists rights organization promoting safety and awareness. Public is welcome. Information: Jerilyn Walker at (239) 994-3182.
Alienated Grandparents Anonymous
Our mission is to provide information and support to grandparents that feel alienated and/or estranged from access to their grandchildren. Meetings take place at Saint John the Evangelist, 625 111th Ave. N., Naples on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Information: www.aga-fl.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance for the Arts Book Club
Join fellow Alliance for the Arts members in the Main Gallery to explore literature — both fiction and non-fiction — revolving around art, artists, art history, and art appreciation. Participate in thoughtful group discussions that will expand your appreciation and knowledge of the world of art. The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Club members are responsible for purchasing their own copy of each month’s selection. Discussion guides are available at www.artinlee.org. Registration is encouraged. Information: (239) 939-2787.
Alpha Chi Omega
The Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Club is open to alumnae of Alpha Chi Omega chapters across the country. Information: (239) 594-9401 or email email@example.com.
Alfa Romeo Club
The group is a chapter of the National Alfa Romeo Owners Club. Members are Alfa Romeo car owners. Information: Bob Lombardo at (239) 676-9598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alligator Amblers chapter includes Florida Trail members in Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties. The group plans hiking and paddling excursions and trail development and maintenance activities for members and the public. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month. Information: Chuck Wilson at (239) 398-3820.
American Legion 303
American Legion 303, 27678 Imperial Shores Blvd., Bonita Springs is open daily at 8 a.m. with lunch served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinners are at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights with music to follow. A spaghetti dinner is held the first and third Monday at 5:30 p.m. Pizza by Sal on the second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Bingo at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays. Moola at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The legion meeting is the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Information: (239) 992-2422.
Antique Car Club
The local chapter of the Antique Auto Club of America is the Naples Marco Island group, which meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Road N., Naples. Information: (239) 352-7648.
Blind Sailing Unlimited
The mission of Blind Sailing Unlimited (BSU) is first, promoting and organize day sailing, coastal cruising, and offshore passage opportunities for individuals who are legally blind or visually impaired; second, to allow individuals who are blind or visually impaired to compete with sighted individuals on an even playing field, and third, to educate the general public regarding the capabilities of sailors who are visually impaired. Information: Kris Scheppe at (239) 206-3451.
Bonita Bridge at Wiggins
Open games are offered Monday through Saturday. The social and competitive world of bridge awaits you through lessons offered at the Bonita Bridge Club, 13510 U.S. 41 N., Ste. 6, Naples. Enjoy beginner games, chat games with free mini-lesson and bridge lessons. ACBL-Affiliated. Information: (239) 260-5495 or www.bonitabridge.com.
The Bonita/Estero Elks, 3231 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs is open to members and qualified guests. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m. Karaoke every Tuesday and Thursday evening with varied entertainment and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. Singles dance every Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m. Bingo and Sunday dances are open to the public. Information: (239) 248-7734.
Bonita/Estero Woodcarvers Club
Experienced and beginners welcome. Free classes start every week. It is a creative and relaxing fun hobby for men and women. Information: (239) 947-5844.
Bonita Genealogy Club
The group meets in the Bonita Springs Library, 26876 Pine Ave., on the second Thursday of each month. Members and guest welcome. Information: (239) 947-6332.
Bonita Shores Club
Bonita Shores Club, 315 West Ave., has a friendly duplicate bridge game for you and your bridge partner. We meet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 12:45 p.m. We do not give master points. Information: (239) 992-8888.
Bonita Springs Estero Christian Women’s Connection
Join the BSECWC on Friday, Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a luncheon at The Club of Grandezza, 11484 Grande Oak Blvd., Estero. The luncheon will feature the owner of Naples Soap Company Deanna Renda and guest speaker Joyce Shchneider. Cost: $22. Reservations required by Nov. 4. Information: Judy at (239) 821-5443. The group holds a weekly 90-minute bible study for all ages. Information: Phyllis at (239) 495-6362. The group also holds a prayer connection on the first Wednesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. Information: Dee at (239) 495-0127.
Bonita Springs Eagles 4002
The Eagles Nest Grill serves lunch Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Happy Hour is on Monday through Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 4 p.m. Ladies Night is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Taco buffet and frozen margaritas are available on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Pasta night starts Thursday at 5 p.m. The fish and shrimp fry is available all day Friday. Enjoy chef specials on Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The kitchen is closed on Saturdays until October. Show Me The Eagle is on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Ace of Spades is on Sundays at 5 p.m. Bingo is on Mondays and Thursdays starting at 4 p.m. Euchre is on Mondays and Thursdays at noon. Enjoy karaoke on Fridays. Information: (239) 498-9599 or www.4002.foe.com.
Bonita Springs Lions Club
The Bonita Springs Lions Club meets the first and third Monday each month for a 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting at the Lions Center, 10370 Pennsylvania Ave., Bonita Springs. Members and guests welcome as long accompanied by Lions. Dinner is $10. Reservations must include name and phone number. Information: (239) 992-4011 or www.bonitalions.org.
Bonita Springs Men’s Club
The Bonita Springs Men’s Club hold monthly meetings at the Bonita Springs/Estero Elks Club, 3231 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. Lunch is available for $10. Information: Email Doug Thompson at email@example.com.
Bonita Springs Moose Lodge 1454
Breakfast served from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 8 a.m. until noon Sunday. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Monday is build a burger and “Show Me The Money.” Thursday is chicken wings and “Show Me The Money.” Friday night is shrimp or fried fish or baked chicken dinner. Saturday is bingo at 1 p.m., free pool or darts, steak dinner and entertainment. Wednesday night is spaghetti, darts and entertainment. Open to members and qualified guests. Location: 25101 Old U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 947-5666.
Bonita Springs Newcomers Club
Club offers women an opportunity to meet other women, develop friendships and share common interests. Open to women who reside in Bonita Springs and surrounding communities. Club luncheons are held the third Thursday of the month at local country clubs. A wide variety of other activities are organized and directed by club members. Registration required. Information: (239) 949-0089 or www.bonitaspringsnewcomersclub.com.
Bonita Springs Shell Club
The club meets every Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bonita Beach and Tennis Club, 5800 Bonita Beach Road. Members create shell art from local and nonlocal shells and the creations are sold at our yearly show/sale. All the profits are donated to local beach related environmental groups. Group enjoys a few outings and social events throughout the year. Information: (239) 495-6172 or (239) 498-5896.
Bonita Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Its vision is to empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams through its member clubs by improving communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. The club meets at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Dr., Bonita Springs at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Information: Pamela House at (239) 214-355-6069 or www.toastmasters.org.
Bonita VFW Post 4254
Full breakfast menu available on Sundays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with daily specials. Karaoke is at 7 p.m. Sundays. Bingo is played on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Shuffleboard at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Members and guests welcome. Information: (239) 992-0023.
Bonita Village Band
Bonita’s String Band meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the community center on Old U.S. 41. Membership is free and the group welcomes players of tenor sax, violin, accordion, banjo, as well as singers. Information: (239) 495-1206.
Group members meet Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero. Membership is free, and the club is open to all levels of carving abilities. The group also provides a free lunch each month. Information: (239) 947-5844.
Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida
Judy Gore, a founding member of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, will be the featured speaker at the Saturday, Oct. 19 meeting. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. and will be held at 6281 Metro Plantation Road, Fort Myers. Information: Jim Bremer at (239) 482-7543 or www.bonsaiswfl.org. The society will be presenting its 32nd annual Bonsai Show and Sale on Nov. 16-17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lee County Election Center, 13801 S. Cleveland Ave. Information: Jim Gehring at (239) 772-1411.
Bridge Club of Naples
Bridge Club of Naples offers duplicate games Mondays through Thursdays year round at 1 p.m., with computer remote scoring. The club is easily accessible at the Greek Orthodox Church in Naples. All games are ACBL sanctioned and directed by Guy Germer. Complimentary hospitality table is offered. Information: Guy at (239) 910-4205 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chess club at Moorings
A new chess club has been formed in conjunction with Moorings Park. The chess club meets each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. All invited, no fees, casual chess. To attend, come to Moorings Park on Goodlette-Frank just south of Pine Ridge. At the gate you will receive instructions to the building. Information: Wade Keller at (239) 389-2525.
Collier Communique Club
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Its vision is to empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams through its member clubs by improving communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. The club meets at Moorings Professional Building, 2335 Tamiami Trail N. Ste. 206, Naples at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Information: Robert Rizzo at (407) 493-8584 or http://4392.toastmastersclubs.org.
Collier County Solo Singles
Solo Singles has been part of Naples for more than 20 years. The club creates, promotes and provides recreational, cultural, charitable and social activities for people who are single, divorced or widowed. Group helps individuals achieve a fuller and better life socially, emotionally and intellectually. New members welcome. The club hosts an event the first Friday of each month at Under the Shady Palm Pub, 210 U.S. 41 N., Naples starting with happy hour at 5 p.m. Information: (239) 262-0278.
Collier Fruit Growers
Want to learn about, taste and discuss tropical fruit? The Collier Fruit Growers meet the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples. The group’s mission is to share information about growing and propagating tropical fruit trees and plants with the Collier County community. New members welcome.
The Contemporaries, a diverse membership group of young professionals interested in the growth and preservation of the arts, gather monthly for social and educational events in an effort to support The United Arts Council of Collier County. Information: (239) 263-8242 or http://uaccollier.com.
Cool Cruisers of Southwest Florida
The Cool Cruisers meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. The Cool Cruisers of Southwest Florida is a nonprofit corporation licensed with the State of Florida to raise funds for local children’s charities. Information: (239) 592-9215 or www.coolcruisersofsouthwestflorida.com.
Cypress Masonic Lodge No. 295, F. & A.M.
Freemasonry is an organization dedicated to self-improvement and community involvement. Meetings are the second and fourth Thursday of each month (except Holidays) at the Masonic Temple, 5850 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Traveling brethren are welcome. Information: (239) 597-3030.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Barefoot Beach Chapter, Bonita Springs
Any woman who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) membership. This chapter meets for lunch on the second Wednesday of every month. Reservations are necessary. Information: (239) 337-2557 or (239) 947-0830.
Democratic Club of Bonita Springs and South Lee County
The Democratic Club of Bonita Springs and South Lee County monthly meetings will be the third Tuesday of every month in the backroom of Perkins at 27941 Crown Lake Blvd in Bonita Springs. Information: Steven Blumrosen at (858) 683-3362 or email email@example.com.
Democratic Party of Lee County
Local Democrats are encouraged to participate with the party and are welcome to contact our headquarters, 10051 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 101, Fort Myers. Information: (239) 939-2866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Camera Club
The Digital Camera Club meets monthly every second Thursday at the Edison College Conference Center, Bldg. J, Lely Cultural Drive, Naples. New members welcome. Information: www.DPI-SIG.org.
East Naples Civic Association
The general membership of ENCA meets on the third Thursday of the month, at the Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club in Naples. A buffet lunch is served in the club’s dining room, followed by the presentation by a guest speaker. Meeting activities typically end by 1 p.m. Public is welcome. Lunch is $18 for members, $20 for prospective members. Reservations required. Information: (239) 434-1967.
Estero Historical Society
At 5 p.m. on Oct. 14, the Estero Historical Society will present a program honoring the late Evelyn Horne. The program will include sampling of entrees, appetizers biscuits and desserts found in Evelyn’s cookbook, “Recipes and Memories of Evelyn Luettich Horne. An Estero Legend.” The food will be prepared by members of the society. The society’s program will be held on the large outdoor deck between the two historic buildings in the Estero Community Park. Space is limited to approximately 50. Cost: $10 donation. Information: Jean Pryal at (239) 498-5296 or visit the office on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Estero River Chapter of ABATE of Florida
American Bikers Aiming Toward Education is a motorcyclist rights organization promoting safety and awareness. Special events are held for fundraising and charitable causes. Members meet the third Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. at the San Carlos Country Club, 19137 U.S. 41 S., Fort Myers. Public is welcome. Information: (239) 994-3182.
Families Anonymous Naples Group 135
This is a support group for family/friends with an addictive loved one. The group meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in the upstairs room at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbor Dr., Naples. Information: (239) 595-1938.
Fishing Ladies In Paradise
Quarterly meetings and fishing trips are held monthly. The next meeting is being held at Calistoga at Airport and Vanderbilt from 9 to 10 a.m. in the meeting room. New members welcome. Information: Cathy at (239) 250-0553.
Fort Myers Beach Shrine Club
It’s Bingo time again at the Fort Myers Beach Shrine Club, 19717 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers Beach. Bingo at the Club is played every Friday. Early bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. with regular bingo at 7 p.m., with three jackpots of up to $250 each. Everyone is welcome to play. Coffee and donuts are available. The snack bar opens at 5:50 p.m. Hamburgers, hotdogs and other snack items are available. Information: Art at (239) 992-7766.
Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club
The Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club is a family orientated, fun club with about 100 memberships. Members are dedicated anglers who believe in conservation; no Tarpon is ever killed. Meetings are held at Bonita Bills Restaurant in Fort Myers on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. during Tarpon season. Group hosts a tackle clinic in the spring, picnic in the summer and an awards banquet in November. No expensive offshore boats or equipment is needed; a small but seaworthy craft is all you need. Information: www.fmbth.com.
Fort Myers Republican Women’s Club
Congressman Trey Radel will be the featured speaker at the monthly luncheon of the Fort Myers Republican Women’s Club on Tuesday, Oct. 15. He will discuss actions taken and pending in the U.S. Congress. A question-and-answer session will be held following Radel’s prepared remarks. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and program follow. Cost: $16. Reservations required by Thursday, Oct. 10. Information: Tina Laurie at (239) 489-4701.
Gamma Phi Beta
The Naples Area Alumnae Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta meets on the second Monday every month for lunch at Brio Ristorante in the Waterside Shops in Naples. All Gamma Phi Betas welcome. Information: (239) 594-8420.
Genealogical Society of Collier County
The Genealogical Society of Collier County and the Collier County Public Library System are offering free beginners genealogy classes on three consecutive Tuesdays, Nov. 5, 12, and 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue. Marie Overman will be the instructor. Class one will focus on organizing material and where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial, cemetery records. Class two will feature census records, city and farm directories and class three will consist of immigration, naturalization, and military records plus a preview at one of the genealogy programs for organizing material. Registrations required. Information: (239) 263-7768.
German Treffpunkt Mozart
The group meets at The House of Mozart, 151 S. Barfield Dr., Marco Island for lunch and German conversation at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month. Those interested will order off the menu and have separate checks. Notify the restaurant at least two days in advance. New members welcome. Information: (239) 642-5220 or email email@example.com.
Golden Gate Kiwanis
Golden Gate Kiwanis has been part of Golden Gate area for 46 years. Kiwanis International is a Global Organization of volunteers dedicate to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Golden Gate Kiwanis meet the first and third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at T.A Fitzgerald’s Restaurant, Quality Inn at 4100 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples and the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples. Information: (239) 272-6719 or email Kiwanisggn@gmail.com.
Golden Gate Women’s Club
The Golden Gate Women’s Club was organized July 13, 1965 and was the first organization in Golden Gate. Information: (239) 455-1475.
Harvard Club of Lee County
The Harvard Club of Lee County is open to anyone with a Harvard connection. Membership forms can be printed from www.harvardclubofleecounty.org. Information: (239) 676-9819.
Ikebana International Naples Chapter #160
The Nov. 6 meeting will feature the Ohara School with teacher Mah Tavallali who will lead the group in a workshop featuring Ohara landscape designs. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples. Registration required. Cost: $5. Information: www.ikebananaples.com.
Inbetweeners is a group of singles between ages 40-65 who meet in Naples. Information: www.inbetweeners.org.
Jewish Family and Community Services
Jewish Family and Community Services of Southwest Florida is a private, non-sectarian, human service agency providing counseling and case management services to individuals and families. JFCS has several programs directed toward assisting older adults. Prior to incorporating in 2011, the agency operated for many years as a division of the Jewish Federation of Collier County. Information: (239) 325-4444.
Jewish Genealogy SIG
The purpose of the group is to share information in how to get started and/or continue to explore the world of Jewish genealogy. Meetings are open to anyone interested in the subject. No experience is necessary. Reservations required. Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jolly Roger Crossword Puzzle Club
Bring your nearly-completed New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle to discuss and chat with people who enjoy the same hobby. Information: Marceil at (239) 394-2722 or Mel at (239) 394-1335.
Kappa Kappa Gamma
All Kappa Kappa Gamma members are invited to celebrate Founder’s Day on Nov. 9 at the Naples Beach Hotel. Social time is at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch. Cost: $25. Reservations required. Information: (239) 403-3012.
Kiwi Club Southwest Florida chapter
The Kiwi Club is a social and charitable organization of current and former flight attendants of American Airlines, TWA and other airlines acquired by or merged with American Airlines. New members welcome. The local chapter supports Pace Center for Girls of Collier and Immokalee as well as the Collier County Hunger and Homeless Coalition.
Latin Master Network
This is a group of independent Spanish speaking business professionals. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Calistoga restaurant in Naples. The Latin Master Network offers openings in the group to only one professional per business. The goal is to pass referrals in a structured and organized manner. There is no fee for visitors. Reservations required. Information: Zeineff Horton at (239) 961-6373 or email email@example.com.
Lee Community Youth Chorus
Lee Community Youth Chorus is a multicultural music education and performance program for youth that fosters talent, confidence and community. The chorus is open to all students who are older than 8 years old and will combine all levels of singing abilities. Singers will be taught to sing in two-part harmony and will experience a wide variety of musical styles. Weekly rehearsals are held Mondays, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers. Cost: $25 annually. Information: Debby Dorr at (941) 866-1710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literacy Council Gulf Coast
Become a volunteer tutor to a local resident who wants to learn English. No foreign language or teaching experience is necessary, only the desire to help and the ability to commit an hour twice a week. Location: 27308 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 676-5202, www.literacygulfcoast.com or email email@example.com.
Lupus Support Group
Meetings are open to all lupus patients, their families, friends and/or caregivers and are intended to provide a warm and caring environment in which people with lupus can share their experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with the chronic illness. The support group also offers current and accurate information about lupus and related issues and appropriate community resources. Meetings are held the third Saturday of the month at Physicians Regional Medical Center, palm dining room 10:30 a.m. to noon. Information: Marilyn (239) 398-4800 or Jan (239) 389-2749.
Marco Island Corvette and Muscle Car Club
The Marco Island Corvette and Muscle Car Club meets every Friday at 8 p.m. in the Marco Town Center parking lot on North Collier Boulevard in front of Susie’s Diner. All Corvette, muscle car, hot rod and exotic car owners and anyone with an interest in cars is welcome to attend. The meetings are very informal. Information: www.marcoislandcorvettes.com or email Tony Costa at vettedoc0@lycos.
Marco Island Lions Club
Meetings held the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Yacht Club on Collier Boulevard. Visiting Lions and guests are invited. New members are needed to help with programs. Information: Bill Horton at (239) 642-8928.
Marco Island Men’s Club
The club meets at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Mackle Park Community Center. Members socialize, listen to presentations by guest speakers and learn more about upcoming social events that include coed dinners, dances, cruises, lunches and a variety of other fun events. MMC is open to residents of Marco Island, Goodland and The Isle of Capri. Information: Randle Grossman at (239) 389-6424 or Bill Sullivan at (239) 642-8877 or www.marcomensclub.com.
Marco Island Newcomers Club
Women meet for lunch and socializing at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday each month at the Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. Information: Janet Dickens at (239) 682-1010 or Peg Nugent at (727) 204-2224.
Marco Island Toastmasters
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Its vision is to empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams through its member clubs by improving communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. The club meets at Centennial Bank, 645 Elkcam Circle, Marco Island at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Information: Chris Pritchard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marco Meetup Group
The group is a social activities club for adult couples and singles. There are no dues or fees. The group plans to organize a couple of fundraisers a year for St. Matthew’s Association and the Humane Society. Information: (239) 595-4661 or email email@example.com.
Marco Writers group
Meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the study room at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island. Information: Joanne Tailele at (239) 784-2637 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Mercedes-Benz Club of America/Southwest Florida Section
The Southwest Florida Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America meets in Naples the fourth Saturday of every month for a breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Perkins Restaurant, 3585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. This 25-year-old group of Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts who meet to discuss their love for automobiles. Public is welcome and all Mercedes-Benz owners are encouraged to attend. Information: Tom Harruff at (239) 591-8049, email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.southwestflorida.mbca.org.
Military Officers Association of Southwest Florida
The Military Officers Association of Southwest Florida hosts its dinner meeting on the third Saturday of each month at various area clubs at 6 p.m. The spouses lunch is held every third Friday of the month. Information: (239) 298-2724.
Naples Advanced Toastmasters
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Its vision is to empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams through its member clubs by improving communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. The club meets at North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples at 7 p.m. the third and fourth Monday of the month. Information: Christine Cargoni at email@example.com or www.naplesadvancedtoastmasters.com.
Naples Aphasia Support Group
The group meets every first and third Thursday of the month at the North Naples Methodist Church in the church parlor, 6000 Goodlette Frank Road, Naples. The group offers information and support to individuals with Aphasia and their caregivers. Information: Anne at (239) 591-6641 or email a.loughridgeSLP@comcast.net.
Naples Bridge Center
The Naples Bridge Center is a nonprofit, member-owned organization sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League that offers duplicate bridge games and bridge lessons at all levels. The center hosts open duplicate games everyday at 1 p.m. and games for less experienced players Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 9 a.m. The morning games are preceded by a free lesson at 8:20 a.m. There are limited games for players with fewer than 99 points on Tuesday and Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. There are evening games at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September through May. Information: (239) 455-4445, www.naplesbridge.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naples Elks Lodge No. 2010
The Naples Elks Lodge #2010, 11250 Tamiami Trail E., Naples is holding a charity fundraising breakfast on Sunday, Oct 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the Elks National Foundation. Breakfast will consist pancakes, eggs, sausage and coffee or tea. Elks National Foundation is the nationwide charity arm of the Elks. It supports youth activities, awards scholarships to high school seniors, honors veterans and helps to meet the needs of the community by supporting local schools and charities. Cost: $7 donation. Information: Ray Honan at (239) 438-8601.
Naples Iowa Club
Friends and alumni of the University of Iowa are welcome at all of our weekly game watch events. Information: Michael Eovino at (319) 431-8845 or email email@example.com.
Naples Jewish Social Club
In addition to regular monthly events, the group offers bridge and Mahjongg. Bridge games which include social and duplicate are played respectively on the first and third Sunday of the month at Sterling Oaks Clubhouse. Games begin at 6 p.m. Coffee and cookies are served. Cost: $8 per couple. Reservations are required. Information: Tilda Ellis at (239) 949-9913. The Mahjongg game is played weekly at Long Shore Lake Clubhouse every Thursday. Lunch is available at the clubhouse followed by a fast-paced game for experienced players. Be there for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and continue with play ending at 4 p.m. Information: Pauline Taxman at (239) 775-1632 or Sondra Greer at (239) 353-4468.
Naples Model Yacht Club
If you’re interested in sailing remote control model yachts, come to see us compete. Times and locations of sailings can be found at www.orgsites.com/fl/nmyc. Information: Laura Novak at (239) 254-8220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naples Newcomers Club
Naples Newcomers Club is designated for women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years. Designed to develop friendships with others new to Naples, the club holds a luncheon meeting on the second Thursday of each month, at area country clubs. An orientation coffee, for prospective members, is held the first Thursday of each month. Information: (239) 298-4083 or www.naplesnewcomers.com.
Naples Nites Lions Club
The Naples Nites Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday at the Perkins on Pine Ridge Road at 6 p.m. The Naples Nites Lions were chartered in 1969, making it one of the counties oldest service organizations. The Naples Nites serve Collier County by assisting the visually handicapped with eye exams and glasses. Other projects include dogs for the handicapped and the Florida Lions Eye bank.
Naples Parrot Head Club
The Naples Parrot Head Club get together every first and third Thursday of every month in Naples and Bonita Springs. The Naples Parrot Head Club is Southwest Florida’s premier Jimmy Buffett fan club, serving Marco, Naples, Bonita and Estero. This nonprofit group hosts several major charity events a year. Members support American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association and several local charities. New members welcome. Information: (239) 821-5016 or www.Naplesparrotheadclub.com.
Naples Photo Club
The Digital Photography Imaging — Special Interest Group meets the second Thursday of each month at Edison State College-Collier Campus, Bldg. J Conference Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Guest lectures, slideshows, discussions in all aspects of digital photography. Meetings are free to the public. Information: Sharon Yanish at (239) 642-2017 or www.dpi-sig.org.
Naples Scrabble Club #614
Naples Scrabble Club, the only official, nationally sanctioned Scrabble Club in Naples, meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble at Waterside Shops in Naples. Players at all levels invited. Information: Gerry at (239) 304-5444 or email email@example.com.
Naples Ship Modelers
Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. We enjoy sharing our skills, knowledge and ship building techniques with each other. As a group, we meet twice each month on Saturday morning and welcome new members who have an interest in the hobby. Information: Dick Ritchie at (239) 594-0868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naples Stock Options Trading Club
Enhance your yield on an existing portfolio, or acquire new stocks at a discount. Make your money work for you. Some trading experience desirable. No fees. Information: (239) 213-0957.
Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Its vision is to empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams through its member clubs by improving communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. The club meets at Moss Hall in Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr., Naples at 7:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month. Information: Steve McCann at (239) 777-8851 or email email@example.com.
Naples Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Its vision is to empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams through its member clubs by improving communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. The club meets in the conference room at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Dr. N., Naples at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday. Information: Mike Dal Lago at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.naplestoastmasters.org.
Naples Walking Club
The club meets at 7 a.m. in the employee parking lot of the Physicians Regional Medical Center off Pine Ridge Road. The club walks through the Vineyards community. Information: www.napleswalkingclub.org
National Association for Active and Retired Federal Employees
The Greater Naples Chapter 1107 meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Perkins Restaurant, 3585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. Chapter president David Ross extends an invitation to all active and retired federal employees from the Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, and Everglades City areas to attend an upcoming monthly luncheon meeting. Information: Cindy Place at (239) 331-4623.
Naples Garden Club
The Naples Garden Club is announcing its 2012-13 Provisional Member Class: Jane Borchers, Kay Bork, Lindsey Clark, Pat Fosberg, Carol Giegerich, Louella McAloose, Marilyn Murphy, Harriet Schweitzer, Michele Seass, DeAnn Tschantz and Sharon Voorhees. They will study horticulture and design and fulfill service requirements to become active members.
Naples Porcelain Artists
The group meets every second Friday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooringline Dr., Naples. Interested China painters welcome. Information: (239) 947-1075.
Naples Base U.S. Submarine Veterans
Member meetings are held at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at American Legion Post #303, 27678 Imperial Shores Blvd., Bonita Springs. Information: John Dykhuis at (239) 691-3006.
The New Chorale of Southwest Florida
The chorale will resume rehearsals on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. If you love to sing, please join us. Men and women, SATB parts needed. Information: Wiley at (239) 221-7636 or email email@example.com; Annette at (239) 597-7649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida
The Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida watches football games at Ron Dao’s Pizzeria and Sports Bar, 15320 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. You don’t have to be a Notre Dame graduate or club member to attend. An annual family membership is $30. Information: Dick Schweers at (239) 495-6263.
Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples
Buckeye Heisman Trophy Recipient, Eddie George, will be the Honorary Chair for the annual Buckeyes in Paradise Gala on March 8, 2014 at the Hilton Naples. In addition to having been a premier NFL running back and only the second player to gain 10,000 yards while never missing a start, George is an accomplished businessman, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. Information: (239) 495-3393, www.naplesbuckeyes.com or email email@example.com.
Optimist Club of Naples
Since 1965 the Optimist Club of Naples has been providing activities such as soccer, basketball, volleyball and golf to the youth of this great community. We also provide youth appreciation programs, essay and oratorical contests and scholarships. The club meets the first and third Thursday of the month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Country Club of Naples, 185 Burning Tree Drive. New members welcome. Information: (239) 877-2667 or (239) 598-1992.
Organizing for Action — Naples
The group is the local arm of Organizing for Action, a nonprofit nonpartisan social advocacy group dedicated to advancing policies the American people voted for in 2012. Current policy areas of focus include gun violence prevention, comprehensive immigration reform and affordable health care for all citizens. The group holds monthly dinner meetings with an educational component related to a current advocacy issue. Information: (239) 513-1595 or www.facebook.com/ofanaples.
Penn State Alumni Club
The Penn State Alumni Chapter of Naples will be meeting at Bokamper’s Sports Bar and Grill in Naples for all Penn State football games. All Penn Staters and friends are welcome to come cheer the team to victory. No reservations are needed.
Personal Computer Business Users Group
PCBUG meets at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Rees Meeting Room of the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Guests are welcome. Information: Larry A. Wasserman at (239) 591-1957 or www.pcbug.org.
PFLAG Fort Myers
The Fort Myers chapter of Parents Families and friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) holds support meetings with speakers the third Tuesday every month. PFLAG is a parent and family based support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members. The next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.
PFLAG Naples meets on the third Thursday of each month. PFLAG (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a parent and family-based support group for families with gay or transgender members. Information: (239) 513-4568.
The event of stand-up and speak-out is held the first Thursday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Marco YMCA in the gym. Those interested may join at no cost. Moderator Wade Keller will present the topic and layout the pros and cons. Then it is your challenge to speak-out. Perhaps you listen and your paradigm might shift just a bit. Or perhaps you rise to the challenge and lead the audience into new understanding. New members welcome. Information: Wade at (239) 389-2525.
If you like antiques/historical preservation you’ll love the club Questers. The club meets the second Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at private homes. Information: (239) 566-8919.
Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon
The club meets each Thursday at 11:45 a.m. for lunch at Spanish Wells Country Club in Bonita Springs. We welcome visiting Rotarians and invited guests. The group is part of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations and promoting goodwill and peace throughout the world. Information: Mary Shallies at (239) 331-1432 or www.bonitaspringsnoonrotary.org.
Rotary Club of Estero
The club meets weekly on Tuesdays at noon for lunch at the Spring Run Club House in Spring Run off Coconut Road in the Brooks. Information: (239) 949-0769
Rotary Club of Fort Myers
Chartered in 1922, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers is the oldest Rotary Club in southwest Florida. Its a chapter of Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization, which claims 1.2 million members worldwide in more than 33,000 clubs. The Fort Myers club is comprised of more than 185 professional and business leaders who are committed to high ethical standards, building goodwill and peace in our community and around the world. Information: (239) 332-8158 or www.rotaryfortmyers.org.
San Carlos Park-Estero Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of San Carlos Park-Estero meets for breakfast at 7:15 a.m. every Thursday at Beef O’Brady’s, 18911 U.S. 41 S., San Carlos Park. Members also help with the cleanup of the Island Park Road one day a month. Information: (239) 267-9777 or (239) 267-7525.
Ladies, are you interested in social activities and raising money for local charities? Sandpipers, in Bonita Springs meets for lunch the first Thursday of each month. During season, the group hosts monthly activities such as playing cards, games and dining out. Information: (239) 498-1416.
Sons of Norway Scandia Lodge 3-617
The organization represents SWFL from Marco to Bonita and meets on the third Friday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Longshore County Club in Naples. Information and reservations: (239) 774-3664.
SFFRW members meet the first wednesday of every month at the clubhouse of Arbor Trace, 1000 Arbor Lake Drive, Naples. Members meet socially at 11:30 a.m. and the program starts at noon. Cost: $18. Reservations required. Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Alumnae of the social collegiate sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma, meet on a monthly basis in the Fort Myers area. Meetings are held at various locations on the first Thursday of the month, rotating between noon and evening times. Light meals are followed by a business meeting and program. All alumnae are invited to attend. The chapter participates in a variety of charity organizations, including the Lee Memorial Hospital Military Support, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Children’s Home Society, Interfaith Care Givers and several other military support groups. Information: (239) 332-1140 or email at email@example.com.
Solo Singles has been a part of Naples and Collier County for more than 21 years. The purpose of the club is to create, promote and provide recreational, cultural, charitable and social activities for people who are single, divorced or widowed as a means toward helping individuals achieve a fuller and better life socially, emotionally and intellectually. New members welcome. The club hosts an event the first Friday each month at Under the Shady Palm Pub, 210 U.S.41 N., Naples. Information: Carey Hughes at (239) 262-0278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sons of Norway Gulf Coast vikings 3-683
For individuals of Scandinavian descent. The group will be meeting Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share. Cost: $5. Information: Maxine at (239) 405-4026.
Southwest Florida Chess Club
The club meets every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Ages 14 to adult are welcome. There is a $10 one-time fee to join the Estero Recreation Center. The first visit to the chess club is free. To join members must pay $5 for ages 14 to adult and $10 a year for adults and seniors. Information: email email@example.com or www.swfloridachessclub.com.
Southwest Florida Gator Club
The University of Florida Alumni Association has honored the Southwest Florida Gator Club with a Clubbie Award for its members efforts and commitment in strengthening “Gator Nation” during the past year. Clubbie Awards recognize the best clubs and individuals of alumni affiliate Gator Clubs across the country. One of the club’s significant accomplishments this year was the second annual Tour de Chomp event that raised $10,000 to support its college scholarship fund. Information: www.swflorida.gatorclub.com.
Southwest Florida Spearfishing Club
The club meets the second Tuesday of every month. Learn how to be a better diver, hunter and boater. Information: Charlie at (239) 872-6907.
Tides Club of Naples
The club meets on the third Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at Cypress Woods Country Club, 3525 Northbrooke Dr., Naples. Throughout the year we have many different types of events scheduled such as mystery dinners, book clubs, and various monthly activities. Information: (239) 596-9558.
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Its vision is to empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams through its member clubs by improving communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. The club meets at North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Information: R. Sunde at (239) 594-3828 or www.toastmasteracademy.org.
Toast of the Coast Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Its vision is to empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams through its member clubs by improving communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. The club meets at Stantec, 3200 Bailey Lane, Naples at noon the second and fourth Friday of the month. Information: Kathy Feinstein at (239) 594-0900 or www.toastofthecoast.org.
Transcendental Meditation Group
Those who practice Transcendental Meditation in Collier and Lee counties are invited to join a group meditation. Information: email rnewell@TM.org.
Voice of the Faithful of Southwest Florida
Voice of the Faithful of Southwest Florida began as a spontaneous reaction to the Clerical Sexual Abuse Crisis in Boston in 2002. This group is a local affiliate of an international organization devoted to Catholicism and the survivors of sexual abuse. Information: (239) 417-3077.
Walking Club of Naples-Bonita
Celebrate health, fun and the social benefits of walking by providing a variety of walking and social events. Regular walks are on Saturday mornings. Members meet at Physicians Regional Medical Center employee parking lot off Pine Ridge Road at 7 a.m. for a 3.1 mile walk at your own speed; some members are fast race walkers but others are more leisurely. Or if you want to do the whole walk, it would be a little over 4.5 miles. Information: www.napleswalkingclub.org.
Widows and Widowers of SWFL
This group is open to individuals who have lost their loved one and want to share friendship and fun together. Information: (239) 643-4703 or (239) 254-0102.
Wine Tasters of Naples
Wine Tasters of Naples will hold its third annual golf outing for charity on Oct. 19 at Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club. Cost: $85. Information: John Groneman at (239) 963-6237. Wine Tasters of Naples activities include weekly happy hours, frequent wine tastings and dinners at various local restaurants and businesses, and monthly dinner/wine tasting parties at private homes hosted by members. The club also has a volunteer outreach component, and members contribute hours of volunteer time to our local community. Since 2010, Wine Tasters of Naples has contributed more than $300,000 funds to local charities. The club has just over 500 members and a waiting list. Non-members are welcome to attend events as guests of members. Information: Dan Leaman at (239) 404-0254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are the wife of an active or retired commercial airline pilot, come have lunch with us. Information: Deborah at (239) 642-7201.
Women’s Council of Realtors Bonita Springs Estero chapter
The Bonita-Estero Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors is dedicated to being the premier business presence, providing leadership opportunities and helping all members to acquire new skills to meet the challenges of the future with success. Information: (239) 948-4331 or www.wcrbonitaestero.com.
Women’s Cultural Alliance
The Women’s Cultural Alliance will have a Welcome Back Luncheon on Nov. 14 at Grey Oaks Country Club. The guest speaker is Peggy Post who is the great grand-daughter of Emily Post. WCA has almost 1000 members and 500 program offerings for 2013-14. CCC-Corkscrew Corridor Consortium is a special branch for members living in Estero, Bonita Springs, Miromar Lakes and South Fort Myers. New members welcome. Information: Jane Hersch at (239) 948-0003 or www.WomensCulturalAlliance.com.
Women Marines Association
The Women Marines Association invites all women marines to a monthly luncheon/business meeting. Information: (239) 872-5143.
The Uncommon Friends Foundation’s mission is to promote character-building in schools, provide educational assistance to college students who are pursuing dreams and recognize business leaders who demonstrate exceptional ethics. Information: (239) 337-9505 or www.uncommonfriends.org.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 96 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach in a non-law enforcement function. Duties include vessel safety checks, public education courses, and on-water safety patrols. Prospective members are invited. Information: email email@example.com.
University of Virginia Alumni
The club holds a luncheon on the second Tuesday of the month during season. Information: Crawley Joyner at (239) 514-3070.
Unsanctioned duplicate bridge on Marco
Meetings are held at 12:15 p.m. each Tuesday. Must have a partner. Cost: $1 to play. Information: Sandy at (815) 877-9660.
VFW Department Florida Golden Gate Post
The post serves breakfast every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. Open to the public, you can enjoy omelets with the works, eggs your way, bacon, sausage links or patties, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, toast and coffee. You can order any or all of the items for $5. Information: www.vfwwebcom.org/fl/post7721.
Zonta Club of Bonita Springs
This service club of professional women is dedicated to improving the status of women, locally as well as nationally and globally. Service projects and fundraisers benefit women’s health, education, and violence/safety issues. Information: (239) 434-5134.
Zonta Club of Naples
The Zonta Club of Naples was chartered in 1973 and has been serving women and girls in Collier County and worldwide ever since. In recent years, the efforts of our members have provided funds and mentoring to the students at the Naples and Immokalee Teenage Parenting Programs and PACE Center for Girls, Immokalee. Local scholarships have been provided for Young Women in Public Affairs, Youth Leadership Collier and the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology. Information: Erica Vanover at (239) 449-3114 or www.zonta-naples.org.
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