September 18, 2023

Director’s Note

It’s been just shy of a year since Hurricane Ian caused such devastation and destruction to Pine Island. While we were knocked down, we certainly were not knocked out, and the strength and resilience that I’ve seen in the past year has made me truly proud to call this community my home. At GPIA, we continue to move forward to help with rebuilding efforts and help develop even more resiliency resources for islanders.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please visit this page of our website to help us begin the process of getting you the resources you need to recover.

There’s no doubt that Ian’s anniversary will be a sad and somber day for for us, especially those who have been hit the hardest. Please know that in times of need, this community will always rally and that we’re here to help.

Erin Lollar-Lambert
Executive Director

Please Join Us Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, for our Next Meeting

  • When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Where: Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, 10360 Stringfellow Road, St. James City, 33956

Meeting Agenda

  • Treasurer’s Report — Dave Connor, GPIA Treasurer
  • General GPIA Updates and Meet new board member Nicole Lauber-McQuade and new Case Manager Tracey Wentz — GPIA Co-Chairs Jay Sanderson and Aaron Barreda
  • Project updates, including temporary storage containers, Lion’s Club International building materials give-away and other new initiatives under way

Additional updates from:

  • Nancy Buthman, Director, Beacon of Hope
  • American Red Cross
  • Lee County District 1 Commissioner Kevin Ruane, who is heading up Resilient Lee recovery efforts
  • GPIA Donations Coordinator Julia Gaylor, Matalacha Hookers

June 2024 Meeting Minutes

June 28, 2024|Comments Off on June 2024 Meeting Minutes

Minutes | GPIA Monthly Meeting | 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | Pine Island Community Church Call to Order Aaron Barreda, Co-Chair Survivor Testimonial Robert Mann & Jodi Dahl shared their story [...]

April 2024 Meeting Minutes

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Minutes | GPIA Monthly Meeting | 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | Pine Island Community Church Call to Order Erin Lollar-Lambert, Executive Director Partner Presentation Rhett Huffaker, Ledgewood Roofing and Construction Ledgewood Roofing [...]

February 2024 Meeting Minutes

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Minutes | GPIA Monthly Meeting | 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 | Pine Island Community Church Call to order Erin Lollar Lambert, Executive Director GPIA State of the Union Aaron Barreda, GPIA Board [...]