Monday, November 29, 2021

New Business Members Join the Rotary Club of Marco Island Noontime

Submitted Photo | Captains Mike and Deborah at the helm.

Michael and Deborah Passero, owners of Paradise Cycle Boat Tours, hail from Michigan where the Restaurant and Catering Business was their calling. Michael was even made an Honorary Member of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Rotary Club in recognition of the exceptional catered lunches he provided for their meetings. In addition, they honored him with the Community Service Award in 1990.

Michael and Deborah have been full-time residents of Marco Island for the past 6 years and they have continued that tradition of community volunteering. They have been leaders in raising money for various charities through organizing 5K+ races. Deborah recently retired as the Fitness and Membership Director for the YMCA of South Collier. They are both active members of the Family Church of Marco Island and involved in several church ministries including being the Family Church Hospitality Leader.

Their six-month-old business, Paradise Cycle Boat Cruises, is a dream come true for Michael and Deborah. Based at Rose Marina on Marco, the new cycle boat is a beautiful, pristine, patriotic red, white, and blue 35-foot pontoon boat that allows cruisers to take an active part in the cruise and get some exercise or just relax and enjoy the time on the water. Fun is always had by all!

Water safety is a passion for Michael and Deborah. Five percent of the total proceeds of Paradise Cycle Boat Cruises are donated to the YMCA Children’s Learn to Swim Program. “Teaching children to swim, particularly in Florida, said Michael, saves lives.” Michael and Deborah are offering two free tickets to a cruise on Paradise Cycle Boat to all Front Line Workers.

In between volunteering in the community and Captaining Paradise Cycle Boat, their priorities include healthy cooking and teaching, Bible discipleship, family time, biking and golfing.

The Rotary Club of Marco Island Noontime is delighted to welcome Michael and Deborah into our Rotary family. The Passero’s exemplify the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

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