provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff is honored to announce the next Thankful Tuesday – the bank’s ongoing event series supporting our island community’s continuing recovery and resilient spirit after Hurricane Ian.
“For Thankful Tuesday on the 23rd, we are mindful of the approaching recognition of Memorial Day,” said Roepstorff. “It’s such an important time to remember those who gave the greatest gift by laying down their lives in defense of our country.”
To mark this Thankful Tuesday, Bank of the Islands will be offering flag lapel pins, including those with special designations for veterans, as well as small American flags. Bank staffers will also provide ice water, coffee and doughnuts and they look forward to greeting customers and island neighbors.
Thankful Tuesday will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 23 at the Bank’s Sanibel office, 1699 Periwinkle Way, with giveaways being offered while supplies last. And Bank of the Islands staffers will be distributing We Love Our Islands vehicle decals.
“We have just crossed the $100,000 threshold in this program that lets a winning islander choose which non-profit will receive the bank’s next donation,” said Roepstorff. “We hope all islanders will come in to pick up a new We Love Our Islands vehicle decal to help us support our island non-profits. After that, you can check weekly at our office or on our website to see if you have the winning tag number. It’s just another way of showing how proud we are to support our islands.”
The Thankful Tuesdays program started in early November, with Bank of the Islands inviting neighbors and customers to visit the Sanibel office for refreshment and renewal. Previous offerings of support have included coffee, doughnuts, boxed lunches, 4,000 pounds of bagged ice, stocking stuffers, stress-relieving seated massages, Valentine’s chocolates and roses, vegetation recycling bags and shredding services to assist in safe document disposal. Last month’s giveaway featured golden Easter eggs, some containing $100 bills.
The Bank of the Islands’ offices, including ATM operations, have both reopened after the hurricane. The Captiva office, 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office, is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, with a half-hour lunch closure at noon.
The bank’s Sanibel office is offering banking services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday out of its temporary on-site operation on premise. In addition, the Edison National Bank offices in Fort Myers, 13000 S. Cleveland Ave., and the River District office, 2105 First St., will continue to welcome all of the bank’s island customers.
As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on Sanibel and Captiva, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of more than 50 “Best of the Islands” awards over two decades.