In the fall of 2014 a helicopter, SWAT car and a bevy of law enforcement vehicles converged in downtown Fort Myers—not for an emergency or training drill, but for the Law and Order Ball, an elegant evening to recognize the everyday heroes of our law enforcement agencies. Even more surprises are in store for this year’s event, to be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, at Harborside Event Center. All proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation and Lee County law enforcement youth programs.
The inaugural Law and Order Ball was such a success that its original sponsors have already stepped up their commitment for this year, with a goal of exceeding the $84,000 raised the first time around. This black tie-optional evening will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a sumptuous dinner, entertainment, a silent and live auction, VIP sponsor reception and much more.
Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is proud to name Creighton Construction and Development and Ada’s Natural Market as Title Sponsor. Other sponsors who have returned without hesitation to support this successful and important event include LeeSar, Survival Armor, Edison National Bank, which has increased its commitment as a Major Sponsor, CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing andThe Eventful Company.
In 2014 more than 400 local dignitaries, law enforcement representatives, business owners and residents gathered for this gala affair to thank the individuals and agencies who keep us safe and enable us to build our businesses and thrive as a community.
The agencies to be recognized are: Cape Coral Police Department, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department, Florida SouthWestern State College Police Department, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Port Authority Police, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Sanibel Police Department. Nominations from each agency for the “Officer of the Year” award, to be presented at the event, will be accepted. One special hero will be awarded and receive a custom designed piece by Rotarian Mark Loren of Mark Loren Designs.
Rotary Club of Fort Myers South
Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has more than 130 members who are among the 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide. Service Above Self is the motto of Rotary International, which has contributed more than $1.2 billion and tens of thousands of volunteer hours toward polio eradication in addition to projects such as water quality, world peace and literacy. Meetings are held each Monday at 12:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive. For more information, visit www.rotarysouth.org.