1. Sunrise Rotary accepting nominations
The Sunrise Rotary Club of Marco Island is accepting nominations for its quarterly “Unsung Hero” program. According to the organization’s press release, “The Unsung Hero has gone above and beyond the call of duty. He or she will be a special person who has done extra special things for the Marco Island community without receiving pay or expecting praise or recognition.”
The club’s board of directors will vote on the award, but the nominee cannot be a Rotarian. The recipient will be a person who in terms of the Rotary motto “Put service above self.”
The nominee must either reside in Marco Island, Florida at least six months or be employed and working in such employment on Marco Island at least 30 hours per week or be nominated for service provided on Marco Island.
Chairman Bill Morris stated, “Our recipients epitomize unselfish service to our community. We are excited to present this award to another worthy person.”
The Unsung Hero will be recognized by award of a plaque, a $100donation by the Sunrise Rotary to a charity of the Unsung Hero’s choice and 20 polio vaccines to Rotary International.
Nomination forms may be obtained from Sunrise Rotary at marcosunriserotary.org.
2. City Council seeking solutions
The Marco Island City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, in the community room, 51 Bald Eagle Drive.
Council will discuss three resolutions, including one to create a water-sewer options committee; one to issue a request for proposal for a staff organizational climate survey; and one creating an ad hoc parking solutions committee.
Council will also receive an update from the Bicycle Pathways Committee.
3. Bicyclist injured; update on pedestrian death
A bicyclist suffered serious injuries following a crash in East Naples Wednesday afternoon.
Kevin F. Tower, 54, of Collier County, was taken to NCH Baker Hospital Downtown to be treated.
The driver of a 2015 Land Rover exiting a business at the 2400th block of Tamiami Trail East struck Tower on his left side as he rode a bike east on the north sidewalk along the highway around 1:53 p.m., according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver, Cesar de Leon, 47, faces a charge of failing to yield from a driveway or sidewalk, according to an FHP report.
Update: Authorities on Tuesday identified a woman who was struck and killed walking across U.S. 41 in East Naples over the weekend.
Krystal Colleen Curll, 32, of East Naples, was hit by a car near the Thomasson Lane intersection around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Curll was walking from the north shoulder toward the south shoulder when a Honda Civic drove into the intersection. The driver is identified, Mary Marin, 48, of Ave Maria.