Annual Shell Point Gala Celebrates Community Culture

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( February 12, 2015) –  More than 1,000 Shell Point residents gathered on Jan. 30, 2015 for Shell Point Retirement Community’s annual Gala event, which celebrated Shell Point’s 47th anniversary and continued success. Themed “Possible,” the event examined what Shell Point has made possible in the lives of its residents, considered possibilities for future success, and recognized the achievements of 2014.

During the program, Shell Point President Peter Dys shared his reflections on Shell Point’s culture of generosity and thanked residents for sharing their time, treasure, and talents with the community. Dys then surprised David Moreland, vice president of sales and marketing, with a Lifetime Achievement Award to honor Moreland’s 31 years of service to Shell Point.

Fourteen-year-old piano prodigy Ethan Bortnik entertained guests with his uplifting and memorable collection of melodies. The talented young musician even composed a special song about Shell Point and performed it during the evening

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Above: Shirley Moreland and David Moreland, vice president of sales and marketing, display the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Moreland on Jan. 30, 2015.

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Above: President Peter Dys shares his reflections on Shell Point’s culture of generosity during the Shell Point Gala on Jan. 30, 2015. (Troy Wells/Shell Point Retirement Community)

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Above: Fourteen-year-old piano prodigy Ethan Bortnik performs a composition written in honor of Shell Point on Jan. 30, 2015. (Troy Wells/Shell Point Retirement Community)

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Above: More than 1,000 residents attend Shell Point’s annual Gala on Jan. 30, 2015. Left to right: Sylvia Raia, Ruth McGuire, and Willie Demarest. (Troy Wells/Shell Point Retirement Community)

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Above: Britta Johnson, Janet Smith, and Catherine Stafford gather with friends to celebrate Shell Point’s continued success on Jan 30, 2015. (Troy Wells/Shell Point Retirement Community)

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Above: Jean and Fritz Knox enjoy complimentary desserts sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust. (Troy Wells/Shell Point Retirement Community)

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