Bob Clendenin







Bob Clendenin








Rotary International began nearly one hundred years ago in Chicago.  At first, growth spread West and North, but eventually Rotary found its way to Florida.



  Rotary Honor Flight for WW II Veterans flew from Fort Myers to Washington on June 9, 2012.   

To read recent issues of The Conquistador, the Official Publication of The Rotary Club of Charlotte Harbor, click here.


  District 3600, Korean GSE Team visits Southwest Florida  

In May 2011 the Rotary Convention is held in New Orleans.


  The 2010 Rotary International Convention was held in Montreal.  

Founded on April 15, 1980, Harbor Rotary celebrates its 30th year with a dinner, dance and glance at the past.


  On February 20, 2010 The Rotary Club of Charlotte Harbor spends the night at home, three homes actually, for a Progressive Dinner.  


The Rotary Club of Punta Gorda formed in 1929 and chartered Charlotte Harbor Rotary in 1980.  Click on Ponce, for a history of adventures until retirement in June 2009.


Traveling from Rotary International District 3040 in India, a Group Study Exchange team of six visited Southwest Florida in April of 2009.


  Charlotte Harbor Rotary celebrates the season with party and gift exchange at Charlotte Harbor Yacht club.  

The Rotary International Convention in Los Angeles.


  President Steve hands The Gavel to President Elect Bonnie as scholarships and Paul Harris Fellows are awarded at our 2008 Installation Dinner.  

My turn to be a Group Study Exchange Team Leader happens from April 12 to May 11, 2008 for a Rotary GSE trip to the Caribbean.


  In November 2007 we received the privilege of becoming the hosts for Claude Theard, Leader of the GSE Team visiting Florida from Brittany.  

Click on Team Leader Pat Salomone for pictures of the GSE Team from District 2110.





  The first Harbor Rotary social function of 2007 is a Progressive Dinner thanks to
Don and Carlene, Steve and Nancy, and Sherry.
Click on Drew's martini for pictures.

On December 12, Harbor Rotary had it's traditional Christmas Party and gift exchange.  And, this year a new member was inducted.


  Arriving May 6, the Norse GSE Team from District 2260 stayed in Area Five homes for a week.  Click on the Norway Flag for pictures.  

The 2005 Charlotte Harbor Rotary Christmas party, held at the Cultural Center included fun, food and a gift exchange.  Click on the cheesecake for pictures.


  Applause for Paws 2005 was held at Port Charlotte Cultural Center.  Click on Past President Danielle for more information.  

Celebrating 100 years of Rotary, the International Convention in Chicago was the largest ever.  Click on the parade at right for the pictures.


  A Rotary District 6960 Conference at sea is not a new idea, but this one brought club representatives together for fellowship and fun.  We suspect another cruise is in our future.  

On April the fifth, 2005 Charlotte Harbor Rotary celebrated their first 25 years of service.  Food and friendship unlimited, many Rotary dignitaries were present.



  Weather couldn't have been better for many great shows.  Blue Angels were flying F/A-18 Hornets.  Harbor Rotary managed to put a few dollars in our foundation for scholarships and local charities.  Click on the prop for the pictures.  
  South Seas Plantation was the venue for the District Conference 2004.  Click on Governor Jerry Hearn for the pictures.    

  For one week in May and June 1998, Area Five Rotarians became hosts for a GSE Team from District 3870 in the Philippines.  





Click on RI President Jonathan Majiyagbe Literacy Logo for the trip to Macon Georga.


While he may not look exactly like his cousin Ponce, Josť put a lot of work into the recent Rotary pick-a-nick.  Click on Josť for more pictures.


For pictures of the first Rotary Leadership Institute ever held in Southwest Florida, click on this distinguished collection of Rotarians from Area Five.



Rotary District 6960, under Governor Jim Henry boasts 54 clubs.  Click on Jim for pictures of Hal Atzingen's District Conference.






Charlotte Harbor Rotary members participate in many community activities such as the annual International Air Show.


  There have been no end to the accolades for PDG John Smarge including this full page picture inside the back cover of The Rotarian.  


Bob Clendenin