Category Archives: Board of Directors

Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

Pursuant to the bylaws of the Naples Free-Net the Nominations Committee hereby calls for nominations of candidates for election to the Naples Free-Net Board of Directors.
Any member in good standing of the Naples Free-Net may nominate a candidate for the election, after first determining the candidate’s willingness to serve. Candidates need not be members of the Naples Free-Net. Nominations shall be transmitted by electronic mail to: Nominations must include full contact information for the candidate including:

  • Full Name
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • E-mail address if available

The Nominator must fully identify self in the e-mail with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Nominator’s valid Naples Free-Net account ID

Nominations must be received by midnight Friday, February 7, 2010.

The bylaws of the Naples Free-Net may be found here
The Annual General Meeting will be the evening of March 10th, 2014.
Naples Free-Net Current Board and Org Chart
Naples Free-Net Org-Chart 2014
Org-Chart 2014

Annual Meeting 2014 on March 10th

 Annual Meeting, March 10, 2014  7:00pm

Annual Meeting Notification

The Naples Free-Net Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Fleischman Park Community Center. All NFN members are invited to attend.

The Annual General Meeting includes

  • President’s report,
  • a Treasurer’s report,
  • election of NFN board members, and
  • volunteer recognition ceremonies.

If you plan to attend will you please advise by return email to, as a headcount would be helpful. An agenda will be published closer to the meeting date.


Happy New Year 2014

Naples Free-Net volunteers wish all members a Happy New Year!

Education Schedule updated

List of scheduled computer classes at the libary, the meetings of the two special interest groups, DPi-SIG and 501TechClub SWFL, and the NFN4Good walking clinics. Education chair, James McDonald and his team are working on the NFN computer lab schedule right now.

Volunteer Awards

Nominate your most treasured NFN volunteer for the Naples Free-Net Distinguished Service Award

2014 Annual Meeting  March 10, 2014

Save the date and watch the space for updates and details.

2013 Board of Directors

Directors & Officers

  • Warren Anderson (
  • William R.(Bill) Coakley (
  •  Roger Kastel (, President *
  • Bob Luparello (, Treasurer *
  • Birgit Pauli-Haack (, Past-President *
  • George Santos (, Vice-President *
  • Sonny(H.J.) Saunders (  Secretary *
  • Charles Smallwood (
  • Dennis “Duke” Vasey (
  • Marv Weisberg (
  • Benno Eidus (
  • Al Martinez (

* Executive Committee

Director Emeritus: Melody Hainsworth (

Total: 12 Members | Quorum: 7 Members.

Meetings are every second Monday of the month.
Unless otherwise noted, Board meetings are held at the Naples Free -Net Headquarters, 5035 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34113

New Education Chair

Within our mission “serving an electronically-connected community”, we also try to keep you informed and up-to-date on latest technology development. With the technology world expanding to netbools, Tablets, iPads, & smartphone, having a way to access data from any device becomes a necessity. Google provides us a whole set of free web and office products such as text processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and contacts management in the cloud, so to speak, having access to your information through the web. Learn more about principles behind it and how you can use it in your daily life.

Our newly recruited instructor, James McDonald, has developed a very well thought out on Google Apps. During the first test run of the class among our volunteer crew, James enlighted us with great ideas how to solve common problems with Google’s customizable homepage, Email and contacts. With the help of spreadsheet and documents, he taught us how to share sharing contact lists, family birthday calendars among far away family members and friends.

We have scheduled another introductory class for November 29 at 6pm – 8pm at the Naples Free-Net Office. The class is free, however seats are limited, so registration is required