Causes & Clubs

Girl Up Club: Empowering Self & Others


Girl Up is an international organization created by the United Nations (UN) to fortify and empower women and girls, especially in third world countries, by advocating for their rights. These liberations include the right to be educated, healthy, safe from violence, leaders and advocates for their own environment, and documented. They execute these goals worldwide by campaigning for policy changes, […]

The Quest for Tribal Superiority – Marco Style


The teams of intrepid souls boarded boats and traveled one hour away before rendezvousing to determine which would emerge victorious in a five-challenge contest that tested their members’ physically and mentally. At stake wasn’t some monetary reward, but rather bragging rights among the contestants in just another of the fun excursions for members of the Marco Bay Yacht Club (MBYC). […]

Sunrise Rotary Seeks Nominations for Unsung Hero Award


The Sunrise Rotary Club of Marco Island is seeking nominations for its quarterly “Unsung Hero” program. 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 […]

Lions Club to Hold Pancake Breakfast


The Marco Island Lions Club, a chapter of the highly recognizable nationally branded organization, has announced their annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to be held on Saturday, February 23rd at the United Church of Marco Island, 320 North Barfield Drive, from 8 until 11 AM. The breakfast historically has fed over 300 Marco Island residents and visitors on this one Saturday […]

Lunch With Our Friends Over 60


Calling all friends over 60! Join us (the Marco Island YMCA and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry) for a free lunch the third Wednesday of each month at the Marco Lutheran Church on Collier.  The monthly luncheons are a collaboration between the Marco Island YMCA and the Family Church Our Daily Bread Food Pantry and co-sponsored by the Marco Lutheran Church.  With the support of […]

Gardening Expo Planned by Garden Club & Center for the Arts


Sandy Wallen, President of Calusa Garden Club, Sara Wolf, Chair of the Gardening Expo, and Hyla Crane, Executive Director of Marco Island Center for the Arts met recently to plan for the day-long Calusa Garden Club Gardening Expo and Flower Arranging Classes to be held on March 2, 2019 at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. […]

Looking Back at Looking Forward

Former Marco YMCA presidents reminisce during reunion function

Nostalgia and pride were the overriding emotions recently when the Greater Marco Family YMCA hosted a reunion of past board presidents. Ten former presidents were able to attend the function, which included a luncheon and tour of the campus to view all the recent upgrades. A highlight was the presence of former president Mel Ollman, whose 100th birthday celebrations coincided […]

American Cancer Society 2019 Imagination Ball

A Magical Night to Finish the Fight

American Cancer Society volunteers donning red scarves recently welcomed 357 exquisitely dressed guests, while ushering them through the JW Marriott to the beautifully transformed “Arabian Nights” Banyan Ballroom for the 2019 Imagination Ball. The magical evening was filled with hope, fun, and more than a few tears. The evening’s festivities included: tables of silent auction items, a photo booth, a […]

Noontime Rotary Announces Spirit of Marco Honorees


The Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island is proud to announce that Jim Richards, Joe Swaja, Joy of Giving Organization and Paul Tateo were selected as the recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Marco Island Award. Jim Richards was taken by complete surprise at a recent Marco Island Center for the Arts event when a group of Rotarians from the […]

Treasures in the Trunk Returns


On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the San Marco Columbiettes will host a Treasures in the Trunk Sale Fundraiser in the parking lot of the San Marco Parish Center from 8 AM to 12 noon. Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your new, used or antique treasures from the trunk of your vehicle. The cost will be $20 per vehicle parking […]


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