Sunday, September 20, 2020

Kingfishers Support Clubfoot Project

Kingfishers (from left) Front row: Cheryl Duey, Durell Buzzini, Patricia Lloyd and Sue Haviland; Back row: Marly Rydson, Brian Knudson, Tom Lippert, Kevin Holloway, JohnMariotti, Charles Strasser and Mark Hagen. Submitted Photo

Kingfishers (from left) Front row: Cheryl Duey, Durell Buzzini, Patricia Lloyd and Sue Haviland; Back row: Marly Rydson, Brian Knudson, Tom Lippert, Kevin Holloway, JohnMariotti, Charles Strasser and Mark Hagen. Submitted Photo

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On March 17, 2016, the Marco Island Noontime Rotary Club was treated to a very special meeting, one that was organized and run by the club’s “Kingfisher” members. The Kingfishers are Rotarians who are members of Rotary Clubs other than the Marco Island Noontime Club, but spend significant time here on Marco during season. “The Kingfishers are such an important part of our Rotary Club,” said Lynne Minozzi, Noontime Rotary Club president. “We look forward to their return every year.”

In addition to a delightful program with a definite Irish flair, the Kingfishers presented Lynne Minozzi with a generous gift. John Buchanan of the Iowa City, Iowa Rotary Club handed Lynne a check in the amount of $4,250 raised by the Kingfishers and their friends. This donation will directly benefit the Rotarian Action Group formed to provide global leadership to eliminate clubfoot disability.

The Rotarian Action Group encourages Rotarians around the world to provide financial support, logistical support, and nighttime braces, create public awareness and advocate to provide the facilities and resources to treat this deformity. The contribution made by the Noontime Rotary Kingfishers will go to train 29 orthopedic surgeons in Mexico, and Rotary International will match the donated funds.

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