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By Staff | Nov 24, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Robbie Roepstorff

Informational event on MA, CNA careers

Several FutureMakers Coalition partners are teaming up to hold an online informational event where participants can learn about essential careers as medical assistants or certified nursing assistants.

The free event will be held on Dec. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. via Zoom.

Participating partners include Cypress Cove, Hope Healthcare, Lee Health, NCH Healthcare System, Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida, Shell Point Retirement Community, Cape Coral Technical College, Fort Myers Technical College, iTECH — Immokalee Technical College, Lorenzo Walker Technical College and Career Source SWFL.

Representatives and recruiters will be online to discuss MA and CNA qualifications, tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities with prospective candidates.


The event is open to current high school students who meet eligibility requirements.

To register, visit https://events.blackthorn.io/36ojFe6/4a4H1RlxEw.

Governor appoints Roepstorff to FGCU board

Sanibel resident Robbie Roepstorff, president and director of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, was appointed to Florida Gulf Coast University’s Board of Trustees by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

She was first appointed as a trustee in 2010 and was elected to serve as its chair in 2012.

In her appointment announcement from the Governor’s Office, Roepstorff’s positions as board chair for the Community Foundation of Southwest Florida and Lee County Port Authority were noted. It also highlighted her work with the Lee County Industrial Development Authority, Horizon Council and foundation, Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

VIP Realty welcomes new agent

Island Realtor Shannon Reeves recently joined the VIP Realty Group.

She moved to Southwest Florida eight years ago from a small town near Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Reeves lives on Sanibel and shares her love of island life with her partner, their six children and two fur babies. Prior to starting her real estate career, she spent 15 years in the healthcare industry.

Being a real estate investor herself, Reeves brings a wealth of transactional knowledge and personal insights that ensure the highest level of results for her clients. Her Midwest values are rooted in hard work, love for family and a genuine caring spirit. Her passion for real estate is apparent through her warm, friendly approach and successful referral business.

Historical village releases Annual Report

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village’s 2020 Annual Report is available on its Website.

It provides an overview of last season, as well as a look ahead to the coming season, all of which has changed since the coronavirus came on the scene.

The report includes a summary introduction outlining village’s status “before and after” its coronavirus closure, a list of safety measures in place as work goes forward with the ongoing pandemic and an appeal from Executive Director Emilie Alfino. Read about the events and successes of last season and look at the calendar for the upcoming season, some of which is tentative.

To view the report, visit “http://www.sanibelmuseum.org”>www.sanibelmuseum.org and click on “About Us,” then “Annual Report.