Calendar of Events

Welcome Wayne Ezell, Times-Union Editorial Writer

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Lunch begins at Noon - Meeting begins at 12:30 pm
 Meet Wayne Ezell
Wayne Ezell recently became an editorial writer at the Times-Union and was Business Editor at the Times-Union for three years. Prior to that he served as the newspaper’s Reader Advocate (or ombudsman) for three years.

Before joining the Times-Union, he served as publisher of the Winter Haven News Chief, a Central Florida daily then owned by Morris Communications, the parent company of the Times-Union.

Earlier in his career Ezell was editor of the Boca Raton News, deputy managing editor of the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader, city editor of the Tallahassee Democrat and capital bureau chief for Gannett’s Florida newspapers in Tallahassee.

He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and received an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and formerly active in Rotary.

He and his wife Pat live in Jacksonville.

October 11th Blood Drive Pictures
Skip Booth and David Bissell fill out their paperwork as they 
prepare to donate as phlebotomist Sherri
 keeps things under control!
Joel donating with moral support from our blood Chairperson Lauren as 
phlebotomist, Don, looks on. 
Vic Zambetti getting his free physical before donating blood.
Rotary Literacy Project

Reminder that during the month of October, the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville is partnering with Books A Go Go to provide books to disadvantaged children.  A box for donations will be near the entrance of our meeting area each week in October.  Please donate  new or gently used books. Monetary gifts are also welcome.

Service Project for Rotary Youth Exchange

Help support our Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Rex, as he participates in a service project packaging toiletries for the St. Augustine Shelter. You can help women and children who are victims of violence by donating toiletries such as shampoo, soap, lotion, hair products and sanitizer for these victims.  They can be full sized or the products provided in hotels as long as they are unopened.  Please bring your donation to our October 18th meeting.

A Thank You & Update from Rita Reagin, Film Making in Jacksonville

Since speaking at our October 4th meeting, Rita has followed-up with links for anyone interested in additional information.  Below are the links

 The Maury Pilver Challenge for October 25th

Don't forget the Maury Pilver Challenge!  All retired or semi-retired members, you are being challenged to bring a guest (the person who took your place when you retired or the person who may be taking your place once you retire) to lunch on October 25th.  The sports theme day is a perfect time to invite others to share in good fellowship!   So accept the challenge and bring a guest.

Welcome Our Newest Member 

Meet Greg Anderson!  Greg is the Market Leader at EverBank.  He also serves our community as a member of the City Council.  Greg and Beville live on Iroquois Ave.  Stop by and say hi at next week's meeting.