Committee of the Islands

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March 19, 2010

Public Invited To COTI Annual Meeting Wednesday , March 31 The Committee of the Islands has invited the general public to its Annual Meeting next Wednesday , March 31 , to be held at the Sanibel Community House , 2173 Periwinkle Way . Coffee and donuts will be served at 9 : 00 AM followed by a Guest Speaker presentation at 9 : 30 . COTI''s Guest Speaker this year will be Maggi Feiner , President of Friends In Service Here ( F.I.S.H . ) . The COTI Board chose her to speak in view of the extraordi nary efforts by F.I.S.H . to provide food and financial assistance to families and individuals here on Sanibel , particularly those who have been severely affected by the economic downturn . In addition to its Food Pantry , which last year distributed over 31,000 pounds of food , F.I.S.H . also provides emergency financial assistance to those in need , including assistance with rent and mortgage payments , utilities , and medical and dental services . FISH serves over 600 people here on Sanibel , including 75 fa milies and individuals who in the past year have received emergency assistance totaling $ 74,000.00 . After the presentation , COTI will conduct a meeting of its membership and elect directors to the Board .

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