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Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in News |

Fort Myers South Rotary Honors Gwendolyn Howard With the 4 Way Test Award

Fort Myers South Rotary Honors Gwendolyn Howard  With the 4 Way Test Award

Fort Myers South Rotary is pleased to announce that Gwendolyn Howard, owner of Gwendolyn’s Café and Catering Co., was awarded the Rotary International 4 Way Test Award at their June 24th meeting, taking place at the Crown Plaza Bell Tower.

This prestigious award recognizes individuals in the community who exemplify Rotary values in their personal and business lives. These recipients emphasize service above self and conduct their lives and business in line with the four tenets of the Rotary Club: Is it truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Does it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Howard is the owner of Gwendolyn’s Café and Catering Co. located on 2400 1st Street in downtown Fort Myers. She has been in the Hospitality Industry for over 25 years. She earned her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and has worked in every level of food service from delivering food at a Sonic Drive-In to planning and staging extravagant weddings at Florida Resorts as an event planner. She previously owned Metro Deli & Café in Fort Myers.

In addition to her merits as a business owner, Howard also works to help others in her community by giving those who have made mistakes in the past a second chance. She often hires people in addiction recovery programs, those that other businesses may pass by, giving them an opportunity to get their lives back on track. She offers her café to the recovery community after hours by holding recovery support meetings, as well as, community awareness and social events that offer those in addiction recovery a safe space.

In addition to Gwendolyn Howard, this year’s recipient, the nominees included: Lori Moreau, the director of De LaSalle Academy (8871 De LaSalle Academy Way), an institute which offers individualized education and support for students with special needs; Christine Cobie, a counselor with ACT Abuse Counseling and Treatment, a facility offering services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; Kurt Maurillo,  CFP, a financial advisor with Wells Fargo (12140 Carissa Commerce Ct., Suite 100); and Brett Shannon, DO, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon practicing at Pediatric Orthopedics of Southwest Florida, a multi-office practice.

About Fort Myers South Rotary

Fort Myers South Rotary is part of the Fort Myers community located in tropical southwest Florida on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. We invite you to visit our site for information about our club and all our activities.Meetings are held each Monday at 12:00 PM at the Bell Crowne Plaza Select located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive. Visit our website at http://www.rotarysouthftmyers.org/