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Welcome Paul Anderson Chief Executive Officer Jacksonville Port Authority

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lunch begins at Noon - Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.

Welcome Paul Anderson
Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Port Authority

Paul Anderson joined the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) as Chief Executive Officer in January 2011 after holding a series of high-profile leadership positions in the public and private sectors over the last three decades.

Nominated to the Federal Maritime Commission by President George W. Bush, Mr. Anderson served a five-year term ending in 2008.  A highlight of Anderson’s service included his appointment to the Committee on Marine Transportation, a cabinet-level strategy group responsible for the nation’s seaports and reporting directly to the president.

Most recently, Mr. Anderson worked as a senior fellow in the U.S House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  Prior to that he, was president of International Oil and Shipping Company of Boca Raton and spent 10 years with JM Family Enterprises. He also served as an advisor to the last two former Florida governors and has been working closely with current Governor Rick Scott on issues and opportunities facing the states’ seaports.

A California native, Mr. Anderson held numerous community leadership positions in the Fort Lauderdale area where he lived for most of the past 25 year before relocating with his wife and son to Jacksonville.

Paul Anderson is a graduate of the University of Florida and completed the Senior Managers in Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  

Tribute to Past President George Linville
Navy League (Jacksonville Council) Event
Salute to Veterans
Honors Dinner &
George Linville 
Memorial Prize Drawing

The event will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Florida Yacht Club, 5210 Yacht Club Road 32210.  Tickets are $40 each.  George's wife Jo Ann will be the guest of honor.  All of George's friends are encouraged to attend. 

Besides the tribute to George, we will be honoring Veterans with short address by former Jacksonville Chief of Military Affairs and Veterans Services Bob Buehn and a Veterans-only drawing (ticket included with dinner price).   Then we will hold the Linville Grand Drawing for 25-30 prizes worth roughly $25,000 total.  Tickets for that drawing are on sale for $10 each, 6 for $50, or 13 for $100. Maximum tickets in the drawing: 5000.  Participation on the Linville Drawing is completely optional, but you could win an 11-day trip for 2 to Europe (you get to choice the cities), $1000 in cash, 50" HDTV, 1 of 2 iPADs, an Amelia Island Golf weekend, etc., etc., etc.  Tickets will be on sale at the event. 

All of George's friends are encouraged to attend and are welcome, especially spouses.  Many non-Veterans will be on hand as well.  Any friend of George is a friend of the Navy League's!

Dinner Menu
Filet of beef tenderloin
herb roasted new potato - rolls
house salad - seasonal vegetable
dessert - iced tea and coffee
Per person $40, Cash bar

RSVP by Nov. 4 to 425-5691. Pay at the door.  Checks payable to Navy League Jacksonville Council or cash. 

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

A call to service.  Help support those in need by signing up the ring the Salvation Army bell.  Salvation Army bell ringing-sign up sheets will be on the tables.  Time slots still available are 2pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm, 6pm-8pm. Dale Malloy is Chair.
Last Week.... 
President Odette & Dan Hicken

Memorial Skeet Shoot

The Dan Appelo memorial Skeet Shoot will benefit the Appelo Children's Scholarship fund and will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011,  Registration begins at 8 am and the Shoot gets started at 9 am.  Lunch and prizes will be available at noon.  The event will be held at the WW Sporting Clays located at 1445 Otis Road.  The event will also include a raffle and a live auction.  Registration forms are available at our check-in table each week at lunch.  This event is being hosted by Coastal Construction Products, Inc. and sponsorships are available.