Lakewood Ranch Rotary Club
8374 MARKET STREET NO 449
LAKEWOOD RANCH FL 34202-5137
Mission

To develop and implement educational, humanitarian and vocational projects that address demonstrated needs in the local community, within the district and/or other districts and countries of Rotary.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Steve Bordes
Board Chair Affiliation Employment
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2002
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2018
State Registration Yes May 2018
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
Books for Kids has over 75 trained volunteers working in seven schools in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. We are presently helping over 1500 second and third grade boys and girls and distributing 1500 books a month. These boks are a gift, a gift that we all take for granted, a gift that is in our homes but not necessarily in their homes. In low income homes, the ratio of books to children is one age appropriate book for 300 children. But it's not just the distribution of the books that is important. These readers are helping with the reading comprehension skills, critical thinking character development, career education and helping to convey the joy of reading to these children. 
Needs Statement
Specific Objectives:
  1. Purchase and distribute over $15,000.00 books next school year and raise over $35,000.00
  2. Readers-We will need over 90 readers
  3. Large site for the thousands of books that we have.
  4. Part Time Coordinator
  5. Parent Literacy Program-$5000.00
Background Statement

The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch was chartered on April 20, 2001. Since that time, the club has grown from 26 members to over 80 members. The club is involved in numerous projects in our community and around the world and have given more than $1.5 million to support various charitable organizations

The Books For Kids mission is to raise the reading levels of elementary school students by helping with reading comprehension and by providing "Books For Kids". We will also engage parents and guardians in literacy based activities so that the entire family can become involved.

 
Literacy Problems continue to grow and we are trying to spread the word that literacy matters. It matters to the 37 million American adults that are functionally illiterate, it matters to the 1.1 million students who drop out of our schools every year, it matters to 64% of the boys and girls in the state of Florida who are below grade level in reading in Manatee County. 


Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch is on a mission to make a difference in the lives of children. To do this, the Books For Kids, Promoting Literacy Program was developed and implemented. The purpose is to help raise the reading level of the boys and girls. The program begins with the knowledge that we need to get books into the hands of boys and girls, books that they can treasure and that they can bring home and begin to build their own libraries.

Since initiating Books For Kids last year, it has grown to include 75 readers, 25 of whom are Rotarians.

This year, Books For Kids distributed 11,000 books, If you add the 6300 books that we distributed last year , we will have distributed over 17,000 books in two years.

Our goal is to have over 90 readers next school year and distribute over 15,000 books. Books For Kids makes a difference. 

Christopher Morley wrote,” When you give someone a book, you don’t just give him paper, ink and glue. You give him a whole new life.”
Programs
Description
Books For Kids is a program that brings books into the schools. This program serves elementary school students. To adopt a classroom for the year the cost is $1500. 
Budget $15,000
Category Education, General/Other Literacy
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Minorities At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

42 volunteers are going into five schools and reaching out to 900 boys and girls. Each trained volunteer is given a Read Aloud book and questions related to the book. These questions are designed to help students with reading and listening comprehension skills. Each book also has a theme that is also reinforced by the volunteer. When this is completed, the volunteer will have varied books so that each boy and girl will receive a book. By the end of the year, each child will now have eight different books that they can bring home.

Long Term Success

Over 10,000 books have been distributed in less than two years.

Program Success Monitoring We measure the amount of books distributed to each school. We also measure the amount of volunteers engaged with the program. 
Program Success Examples

“I am writing to express my thankfulness for the Books For Kids Program and the impact it has on my students. Many of my students come from households where books are not readily available, A day when our guest reader arrives is a HAPPY day for all of us. My students are so excited that they are on the edge of their seats as they wait for our reader, and their new friend, to walk through the door. It is evident that he has chosen a book with care and has prepared meaningful discussion afterwards. My students eagerly listen to the new story and enjoy the follow up discussion for deeper comprehension. After the read aloud comes their favorite part of the day. Each of my students gets to choose a brand new book to keep. The excitement on their faces and in their hearts is evident. They hold on to these books as treasures and can't wait for time to look at them and read them. Most often, when our guest reader departs, I allow my students time to buddy read and dive into their new books. They are too excited to concentrate on anything else. I sincerely hope that this valuable resource will continue in the future. The experience of having a dependable role model share a favorite book and a gift of a new book will certainly leave a lasting impression on my students.” M. Overby

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 90
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
We partner with several agencies in Manatee and Sarasota counties.Our partnerships include but are not limited to: All Faith Food Banks, Bashaw Parent Teachers Organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Child Protection Center, EasterSeals of Southwest Florida, Florida Center for Early Childhood, Family Partnership Center, Foundation for Dreams, Junior League of Manatee, Rotary Camp Florida, Tidewell Hospital, Van Wezel Foundation, and Yummy Stuff Club. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Steve Bordes
Company Affiliation Employment
Board Term June 2017 to May 2018
Board Chair Email rsbordes@yahoo.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Laura Adcock VP
Scott Andritt Community Volunteer
Steve Bordes Community Volunteer
Vonda Johnson Retired
Kenneth Kaplan Community Volunteer
Ted Lindenburg Retired
Jim McDaniel Executive Director St Josephs
Preston Olinger Retired
Bill Porter Recruiter
Rick Schendel Community Volunteer
Sally Waldo Retired
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 8
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 84
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Education
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month July
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month June
Fiscal Year End Day 30
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $98,370.00
Projected Expenses $96,260.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
9902016
9902015
9902014
9902013
Form 9902012
Form 9902011
Form 9902010
Form 9902009
Form 9902008
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$147,883$62,632$169,255
Administration Expense$4,865$3,269$1,468
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.071.240.69
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%95%99%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$250,962$176,299$90,333
Current Assets$250,962$176,299$90,333
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$222,682$158,730$87,723
Total Net Assets$28,280$17,569$2,610
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $91,880Meetings & Social Functions $53,245Fundraising $54,754
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMeetings and Social Functions $57,125Membership Dues $12,423Meetings & Social Functions $45,688
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $13,500Fundraising $11,425Membership Dues $9,670
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.131.111.03
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990.  Contributions may include foundation and corporate support as they are not separately stated.
Nonprofit Lakewood Ranch Rotary Club
Address 8374 MARKET STREET NO 449
LAKEWOOD RANCH , FL 5137
Phone 941 870-0002

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