November 28: ANNUAL HOLIDAY MIXER! Our annual Holiday Mixer promises to be the most memorable ever! In tune with the season, Inspiration and gratitude will be conveyed in our presentations at the beautifully renovated JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Come see the resort's magnificent new additions, hear our esteemed speaker and learn exciting news about CCLTA developments that benefit our members and the tourism community. Our speaker is Donovan Smith, owner of NGALA Wildlife Preserve, a wildlife sanctuary also utilized as an offsite special events venue. NGALA provides environmental education through unique, innovative, and often a hands-on approach. Donovan will share his widely-publicized experience of being severely burned in a wildfire saving the preserve's White Rhinoceros, resulting in skin grafts on more than 20 percent of his body. The experience resulted in his creating The Living Wild Foundation that helps rehabilitate soldiers, first responders and children who have been severely burned and require reconstructive surgery. It is an uplifting story of courage and perseverance. Join us for holiday fun! If you are registering for more than one person, please send the names of your party to Beth@PreddyPR.com.