New Golf Pro Joins Shell Point

Shell Point Golf Club a Coveted Destination
FORT MYERS, FL – In southwest Florida, golf is a year-round obsession. At the Shell Point Golf Club, the love of a clean swing and a fast green is as strong as ever this winter.

A new addition this year is Jim Carpenter (at right, with Shell Point’s director of golf Mike Mongoven), Shell Point’s new PGA-certified class A1 head professional. A graduate of Indiana State University, where he earned a full baseball scholarship, Jim has been serving golf courses in southwest Florida for several years. “He’s a great teacher,” said Mongoven, “and a heck of a golfer.”

In November, the Shell Point Golf Club celebrated its first year of being open to the public. “It’s been great to know our members and residents who visit us regularly,” said Mongoven, “as well as our seasonal visitors from up north and our year-round golfers in Lee County. We’ve had tournaments, exciting weekly league action, parties and events, and even a few holes-in-one!”

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Peter Dys Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Shell Point

FORT MYERS – Shell Point’s president Peter Dys celebrated his 20th anniversary as a Shell Point employee on August 1, 2005.

Peter began working within the field of aging services and the nursing home industry in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. He was also very involved in the Christian & Missionary Alliance, which led him to join Shell Point’s Board of Directors in 1981.  When Shell Point’s executive director at the time, Bernard King, pondered retirement, the board requested that Dys consider accepting the position of administrator of Shell Point Village for one year, under Dr. King, and then become the executive director.  He formally accepted this position on August 1, 1985 at age 40.

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Dr. Bernard King Goes To Be With the Lord

Shell Point Continues as “King’s Crown”

Dr. Bernard S. King
March 30, 1913 – July 12, 2001
Treasurer of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (1952-1977), First Treasurer of the Alliance Development Association (1963), Member of Shell Point’s Board of Directors (1963-1977), Shell Point’s Executive Director (1977-1985), Shell Point Resident (1986-2001) More than just a wise steward of God’s resources…
More than just a God-fearing leader…
Dr. King was indeed the very image of Shell Point.

His wisdom and hard work brought Shell Point to financial stability.
He instituted the Resident Quarterly Meetings, ensuring that management and residents would function hand-in-hand.

His unconditional commitment to Shell Point became clear whenever he spoke, while his humility and dedication to the one true King shone through his actions.

Let it be known that Shell Point is truly a Crown to the King.

President Peter Dys Recognized With Business Award

Shell Point a Leader in the Community

FORT MYERS, FL (December 14, 1999) – Peter Dys, executive vice president of Shell Point Retirement Community, was recently selected as one of six finalists for the Chamber of Southwest Florida’s Business Leadership Award.

Dys was among good company. The list of finalists included Sam Galloway, Jr., a prominent Fort Myers businessman; William Valenti, senior vice president of Fifth Third Bank; Dr. Kenneth Walker, president of Edison Community College; Richard Botthof, recently affiliated with First Union National Bank; and the eventual award winner James F. Garner III, partner in the law firm Pavese Garner Haverfield Dalton Harrison & Jensen. Garner was among local community leaders who helped organize the Business Development Corporation (BDC), a forerunner of the Horizon Council economic development advisory group.

Dys was recognized as a finalist for his ongoing contribution to the business environment of Lee County through his management of Shell Point for more than the past 15 years. However, it was his pivotal role in the recent expansion plan of Shell Point that put him at the forefront of the business leaders in our area.

For 31 years, Shell Point has provided residential and health care services to seniors in Southwest Florida. The community has prospered to become one of the largest in the nation and one of the most financially sound through conservative fiscal management and prudent administration. It would have been easy for the management team, led by Dys, to continue with “business as usual.” However national statistics indicated unprecedented upcoming growth in the senior market that Shell Point serves, which would create a demand for new and expanded services.

Without planned growth, current senior services in Southwest Florida would not be adequate to meet the oncoming demand.

Based on Shell Point’s experience in the senior health care industry and effective, pro-active leadership, Shell Point embarked on an aggressive 10-year expansion plan which will provide state-of-the-art health care services for area seniors. During the expansion, Shell Point continues to deliver nationally-celebrated services to its existing population of 1,400.