2016-06-22 / Business Briefs

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South honors four business executives

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South presented four local business executives awards at its June 6 luncheon.

Jonathan Romine and Jeanne Sweeney were presented with Rotary’s 4-Way Test honor. Rotary’s 4-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test acknowledges truth, fairness, goodwill and benefit for all concerned. It is the standard by which a Rotarian’s highest level of conduct is measured. The two 4-Way Test awards went to a Rotary member and a nonmember.

Rotary member Mr. Romine is the owner of EnSite Inc., and his passion is making a positive impact on the community in which he lives, works, learns and plays. He has spent more than a decade serving the Southwest Florida community with organizations such as the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, The Imaginarium Science Center, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, FutureMakers Coalition, Healthy Lee Steering Committee and Rotary Club of Fort Myers South.

Ms. Sweeney is the CEO and founder of the Above Board Chamber of Florida. With more than 18 years’ experience working in chambers of commerce, her mission at the Above Board Chamber is to discover small businesses and make them visible in the community, thereby helping them grow. She also invites nonprofit organizations to set up a free table at the chamber’s monthly meetings in Lee and Collier counties.

Jack Pohlman and Sam Galloway Jr. (award accepted on his behalf by Brian Tidwell) were presented with Rotary’s Vocational Service Leadership awards. The award recognizes those who have made a significant impact in advancing vocational service. This award went to a Rotary member and non-member.

Rotarian Mr. Pohlman is a certified public accountant and a shareholder, treasurer and member of the board of directors of Wiltshire Whitley Richardson & English P.A.

He uses his vocational talent to benefit community organizations, including the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida, St. Michael Lutheran Church and its foundation, Rotary District 6960 and Rotary Club of Fort Myers South.

Sam Galloway Jr. is president of Sam Galloway Ford Lincoln. His family got started in the Fort Myers auto business more than 80 years ago, and at the age of 26, he bought the business from his father and became the youngest Ford dealer in the nation.

A respected business leader, Mr. Galloway helped found the CCMI Soup Kitchen, which provides 14,000 meals each month, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks of food to more than 2,500 local children.

He hosts CCMI’s annual benefit, and was instrumental in launching the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Foundation.

He has served the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Edison Pageant of Light and the 100 Club of Lee County and was on the advisory committee to the mayor of Fort Myers.

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has more than 144 members who are among the 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide.

Meetings are held at noon each Monday at the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive.

For more information, see rotarysouth.org. ¦

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