Rotarians live by the 4-Way Test and the motto, “Service Above Self.” Founded in 1922, the Rotary Club of Fort Meyers is the oldest club in Southwest Florida. In 2008, District Governor Paul Musler sponsored Progressive Design Build’s owner and president, Mike Spreckelmeier, into the club. Mike started volunteering right away. His first event was Italian Fest, and he’s been involved every year since. After 3 short years, Mike was elected to the Board of Directors. He is now serving a 2-year term as Treasurer and the recipient of several awards.
As an active member, Mike Spreckelmeier and Progressive Design Build have sponsored The Rotary Cup, Italian Fest, Screaming Orphans, Breakfast with Santa, the “Rotary Has Heart” event, and more. Over the last 6 years, the Rotary Club has helped fund international water projects, assistance for Haiti earthquake victims, and other local sponsorships.
Additionally, Progressive Design Build has filled a table at the annual Screaming Orphans outdoor benefit concert for two years running. Long-time supporters of the Rotary Club, the popular Irish band is committed to raising money for local non-profit organizations. Since partnering with the Screaming Orphans, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers trust fund has been able to provide over $180,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations.