May 25th Guest Speaker: Debra Kent Faulk, VP of Community Affairs – W. Florida, Wells Fargo

Debra Faulk headshotJoin us Wednesday May 25th and hear from Debra Kent Faulk, VP, Community Affairs, West Florida at Wells Fargo Bank. Debra has served the Tampa Bay community for more than 20 years.

As vice president of Community Affairs, West Florida at Wells Fargo, Debra is a consultant, trusted advisor and coach to senior leaders and multiple stakeholders across a large and complex geography for strategic philanthropy, volunteerism, community leadership and reputation management. She serves as liaison to more than 300 Wells Fargo grantees supported through a $2 million foundation budget, leads a $1 million workplace giving campaign, is the driving force behind one of the company’s Top 10 volunteer groups, and founded and currently co-chairs a regional Women’s Team Member Network, the company’s largest employee resource group in Florida.

May 21st: Service Project with Keep Pinellas Beautiful


Join Sunset Rotary and Keep Pinellas Beautiful at Lake Maggiore Park for a Saturday morning clean-up event on May 21st! This site is considered a “hot spot zone” by KPB due to its downstream location in the county. We are hoping for 20 volunteers, so bring friends and family!

Engage St Pete participants, we hope to see you there too!

Please SIGN UP at:

Don’t forget a water bottle and appropriate footwear! Meet us at Shelter #1 at Lake Maggiore Park.

But the fun doesn’t end at noon! Please join us afterwards for lunch and beverages at Fish Tales (1500 2nd Street South).

Wednesday May 11th: Speaker and Mini Service Project



Sam Fallenbaun, President of the Rotary Club of the Gulf Beaches, will be discussing the Rotary Global Rewards Program. Rotary Global Rewards offers discounts on vehicle rentals, hotels, dining, and entertainment.

Mini-May Service Project to support the St Pete Free Clinic!

During a portion of our meeting at the Hilton, members and guests will be assembling Hope Totes for Toddlers. These totes will include items like diapers, onesies and sippy cups.

Please sponsor a bag (or two!) by donating at this link:

Our goal is to assemble 48 Hope Totes on Wednesday.

April 27th: Engage St. Pete

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Engage St. Pete is here!  Join us this week!

Engage St Pete, lead by St Pete Sunset Rotary Club and St Pete Young Professionals, provides an opportunity for the young professionals of St. Petersburg to connect with community leaders.

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This year’s breakout sessions are: Art, Education, Civic Engagement, Urban Development and Entrepreneurship.

You can still get tickets at:

Give Day Tampa Bay and Sunset Rotary Foundation


Donate to Sunset Rotary Foundation through Give Day Tampa Bay on May 3rd! You can give online here:

The Sunset Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by the St. Petersburg Sunset Rotary Club to offer meaningful help to a range of local-to-international causes. The Foundation has provided thousands of service hours, and raised and donated tens of thousands of dollars in funds and goods for many local philanthropic organizations, as well as a few select national and international projects. Two main principals guide our giving: we identify micro-targeted causes where we are capable of making a genuine impact with our time and funds; and we thoroughly vet beneficiaries with focus on such areas as measurable results, approach, accountability, credibility, and feasibility of the project.

April 21st Guest Speakers: Sean Kennedy and Jessica Eilerman, Greenhouse


Sean Kennedy is the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Manager and Greenhouse Manager. Jessica Eilerman is the Small Business Liaison in the Mayor’s Office and Greenhouse Manager.

The Greenhouse is a collaboration between the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of St. Petersburg. It is your one-stop facility for starting or growing your local business. We provide business counseling, training, networking, growth or specialized assistance and access to capital and credit for startups.