BUSINESS LIFE: Michael W. Kesti is President & CEO of NET MARKETING, LLC. and HEALTH VENTURES, Inc., a consulting firm based in Miami. He is also Chairman of GOVERNMENT RELATIONS GROUP, LLC.
Michael attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) as a Chemistry & Biology Major and Villanova University. He pursued his MBA at Villanova University and at The Wharton School of Business. At SMU, he was the first freshman appointed College Senator and was an active member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Michael has been active in his communities having assisted in various fund raising efforts for the community serving as Chairman, CEO, & Board Member of many. He was the founder of the first HealthCorp/AmeriCorp Program in Florida and was the Founder of the 911 Family Fund, formed to assist the families of the September 11th Events. For his efforts, he has received many awards and recognitions, including the “Heroes In The Fight” Award, the Presidents Volunteer Service Award, and the Health Care Heroes Award to name a few. A few years ago, Michael was recognized by numerous communities and government officials for his assistance of the Anti-Corruption Efforts of federal government, including planning and participating in Covert Operations. Among the honors presented to Michael were Recognition of the US Senate and the special recognitions by the United Nations, Interpol, Federal Agencies, and International Agencies. Michael also served as Chairman – Advisory Council for the Armed Forces Service Center in Miami, Florida.
His ROTARY EXPERIENCE includes being the Founder and Chairman of Rotary Marlins Night, Rotary Panther Night, Rotary Dolphin Day, and Rotary Heat Night, in addition to serving in many positions for Rotary International District 6990, including Assistant Governor, Special Assistant to the Governor to Charter the Rotary Club of Miami MetroZoo, Governor’s Representative to The Rotary Club of Pinecrest, District Disaster Committee, Co-Chair of District Communications Committee, and President of The Rotary Club of Perrine-Cutler Ridge/Palmetto Bay. With his wife, Maria, (a past Club Past President, past Assistant Governor, past Area Governor, and Past District Secretary, they have attended 11 Rotary International Conventions, hosted an Rotary Exchange Student in their home, organized and chaperoned RYLA, sent their daughter on a Rotary Exchange Program to Germany, are multiple Paul Harris Fellows, members of the Rotary Bequest Society and Rotary Major Donors. He led a special project for his club resulting in his club receiving a PEACE THROUGH SERVICE AWARD at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, presented to only nine clubs in the world! Michael was featured in the February 2019 Issue of the ROTARIAN Magazine. .He created the RI District 6990 Foundation Corporate Funding Program, which he now is Co-Chair. He is currently on the Rotary International Caribbean Disaster Committee and the Rotary Haiti Earthquake Recovery Team. He now serves as District Governor for Rotary Year 2022-23 for Rotary International District 6990.
Michael currently resides in Palmetto Bay with his wife, Maria, and they have four grown children.
|MESSAGE FROM OUR GOVERNOR MICHAEL KESTI, DISTRICT 6990
ROTARY - TURKEY/SYRIA EARTHQUAKE DISASTER RECOVERY EFFORTS
As Rotarians our hearts go out to those in need following the devastation from the recent Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria! As a District we will be collecting funds as well as supporting and participating in Rotary Disaster Grants in this effort. Additionally, we have the opportunity to provide some hands-on volunteer efforts.
To donate and request donations, please utilize the following link to our District Foundation Account for this Disaster: Donate Now!
Also, for those that want to provide hands-on assistance, we are coordinating dates and times to volunteer at Global Empowerment Mission. They need assistance packing and sorting supplies in their Florida Headquarters in Doral.
GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT MISSION
Address: 1850 NW 84th Ave, Suite 100, Doral, Florida 33126
A schedule and additional information will follow shortly and we’ll update it as additional opportunities for volunteering are available.
|FRI., MARCH 3RD @ 6PM-7PM
ROTARY MIAMI AIRPORT / CALLS OF HOPE MEETING
Call Us to RSVP: Imelda @ (786) 728-0428 or Lalita - (305) 609-6660
Location: Private Residence
Address: 9310 SW 71st Ave, Pinecrest, FL 33156
|WED-MON., MARCH 8-13TH
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY WITH ROTARY
Join Rotary International March 8-13 to take part in our virtual, multi-day observance that seeks to raise awareness about the barriers that women around the world face as professional and local leaders and to build a supportive community to take collective action for change.
Reserve a Spot: Online
Date/Time: Wed, Mar 8, 2023, 9:00 AM CST – Mon, Mar 13, 2023, 7:00 PM CST
Website: See other events using #IWD2023
|SAT/SUN MARCH 4-5TH @ 6PM-9PM
THE ROTARY CLUB OF HOMESTEAD STONE CRAB AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Location: Homestead Sports Complex
Address: 1601 SE 28th Ave, Homestead, FL 33035
Website: Homestead Seafood Festival
|SAT., MARCH 18TH - RLI (ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE) @ 7:30 AM
KEISER UNIVERSITY FTL CAMPUS (IN PERSON)
At RLI, our purpose is to give you the necessary tools and skills to be better Rotarians. As in every endeavor, the more you know about anything, the more interesting it becomes. Rotary is most assuredly one of those areas that the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. RLI can make that possible for you. Graduates of RLI are more likely to remain in, and be a bigger part of Rotary, than any other demographic. Register NOW for RLI - Fort Lauderdale- 6990.
No 'walk-ins' allowed, so you must register on DACdb.
DACdb Website: Register Now!
Location: Keiser University FTL Campus
Address: 1500 NW 49th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309