Fort Pierce Rotary honors business leaders

The Fort Pierce Rotary Club recently organized a Business Leaders Luncheon at the Pelican Yacht Club on Seaway Drive. The event was attended by 85 local business leaders and 40 Rotarians. The event's purpose was to recognize the contributions of the business leaders in making Fort Pierce/St. Lucie County what it is today and to encourage them to continue giving back to the community.

The guests at the event included a diverse range of professionals such as entrepreneurs, retirees, government officials, law enforcement officers, attorneys, real estate agents, ranchers, mortgage brokers, education professionals, the Fort Pierce Mayor and more. The gathering provided an excellent opportunity for networking and exchanging ideas with like-minded individuals from various sectors of the community.

The event was organized by a team of seven led by the Past President of the club, Rick Haisley. The team worked hard to ensure that the event was a success, and it was well received by all attendees.

The luncheon provided a platform for business leaders to come together, share their experiences, and inspire one another to give back to the community.

During the meeting, President Ryan Abernethy presented Fort Pierce Chief of Police Diane Hobley Burney with a check for $3,000 for their new program called “Have a Heart”. For years, local Police officers have contributed daily to the growing financial concerns of local citizens, and Have a Heart will provide the officers with much needed gift cards that can be provided to those in our community in need of just a little something to get them by. This was an example of Rotary in Action, as the club donated half the funds while 5 generous members contributed the remaining half.

Overall, the Business Leaders Luncheon organized by the Fort Pierce Rotary Club was a great success. It highlighted the importance of collaboration and networking among business leaders in the community. It was an excellent opportunity for business leaders to connect with other like-minded individuals and gain insights into how they can continue to make a positive impact in their community.



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