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Welcome to our boardroom

Scroll below to meet our board members as well as view our current agenda 

Our board members

Derrick Botana

President

Bonnie Whittemore

Vice President

Mike Long

Treasurer

Randi Newbery

Secretary

Jacque James

Director

Antonio Correia

Director

Suzanne Masters

Director

Carol Leone

Director

Bob Newbery

Director

Bill Simon

Director

Martha Simon

Director

Barbara Bachman    Director

Ashley Piper

Director

Carla Worth

Director

Chris Griffith

Director

Jerry Sanford

Director

Current Agenda

Previous board meeting took place on 09/27/2023. All board meetings are scheduled on the last Wednesday of the month.  

Public comments:

  • No public comments were made.  

 Marketing and Communications

  • The historic McSwain Home & Garden is now featured on Kayak's Travel Guide.

The McSwain Home & Gardens

  • The proposed final landscape plans were approved.

Memberships

  • New membership benefits have been approved. Updated benefits are now reflected on membership page of our website. 

  • Empty Director seats were filled. We welcome Carla Worth, Chris Griffith, and Jerry Sanford to our Board of Directors.  

 

Events

  • The upcoming Biergarten will be held next February 1-3, 2024 at Riverside Park. We will need volunteers to work at the event, and are in the process of finding sponsorships.

  • We are participating in this year's Halloween event in Riverside Park on October 21,

  • 2023, hosted by the City of Bonita Springs.

  • On October 31, 2023 “Trick or Treat Downtown Bonita Springs will be held by the

  • Downtown Business Alliance from 5 – 9 p.m. The McSwain Home will be open for trick or treaters. 

Become a member, help support our local history 

The Bonita Springs Historical Society was formed in 1984 by a small and dedicated group of individuals who shared an interest in discovering and preserving the unique heritage of the area. The Society strives to build enthusiasm about Bonita Springs, and to share historical knowledge with the community. 

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