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Please Welcome James M. Chansler, COO, JEA

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lunch Begins at Noon ~ Meeting Begins at 12:30 pm
                                 “Economic Uncertainty and Utility Rates”

Dr. James M. Chansler, P.E. is Chief Operating Officer at JEA where he has been employed since June, 1997. He has worked in City and County Government for 38 years in various capacities ranging from Assistant City Manager and Department Head to Laboratory Technician and Utilities Plant Operator. He also taught Engineering Technology at Western Kentucky University for eight years. 

Dr. Chansler is a Registered Professional Engineer in two states and holds degrees in public administration, urban and regional planning, and earth sciences…and has written numerous articles on utility engineering and organizational leadership. He is an active member of various organizations including the Large Public Power Council, the Water Environment Federation, and Rotary International. 

Come and join your fellow Rotary members for an evening of Holiday tradition with a special performance of A Christmas Carole  at the new Alhambra Dinner Theatre.  Ticket prices are $100 each, $150 per couple, $40 for children 16 years of age and under. 

Members are purchasing tickets at a brisk rate and including their friends and neighbors.  Tickets are available for sale to anyone you would like to bring...maybe an office staff party idea or a potential member of Rotary.  Please designate your table and let us know if you would like to purchase multiple tables so we can seat all parties together.

Corporate sponsorships are available ~ please contact Jason Burnet at 904-596-0284 or

Gingerbread-A Sweet Success!

As the holidays approach, we can be proud of our leadership within our community.  Our wonderful Gingerbread fundraiser was handed over to the Jacksonville Historical Society this year and they had excellent turnout for their first event.  A total of 36 homes were brought in for display and some of our members turned out to assist with building the display and helping to insure their success.  We hope that you will take time to go over and see the Gingerbread Extravaganza and support all of their fine efforts.

Annual Club Elections

The following members have been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the Club for the term July 1, 2012-June 30, 2014.

Skip Booth, Neil McGuinness, Chris Bouton, Juan Gutierrez,
Brendan Bledsoe, Mary Goldsmith, Ron Raymond

The annual business meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec 6 during our regular lunch meeting.  Voting will take place at that time.