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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

Jacque James

Vice President

Mike Long

Treasurer

Randi Newbery

Secretary

Ashley Piper

Director

Antonio Correia

Director

Suzanne Masters

Director

Carol Leone

Director

Bob Newbery

Director

Carla Worth

Director

Chris Griffith

Director

Barbara Bachman    Director

Jerry Sanford

Director

Current Agenda

General Assembly Meeting took place on 11/28/2023. All board meetings are scheduled on the last Monday of the month.  

Public comments:

  • Question regarding the history library once at the Liles Hotel was brought up. The board of directors has decided, following public comments, to explore relocating the history book collection to McSwain Home if space permits.

 Marketing and Communications

  • The 2023-2024 strategic plan was shared to the members. 

The McSwain Home & Gardens

  • Members received a tour of the McSwain Home and our newly installed gardens.

  • The head of the landscape committee, Jacque James, outlined the plans and objectives for the newly installed gardens. 

  • Late Suzy Valentine and her Family were recognized for their generous donation to our gardens. 

Memberships

  • The reciprocal membership with the Estero Historical Society was shared to our members. 

  • The amended bylaws were adopted by vote of our members. 

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.

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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