Calendar of Events

Welcome Brian Pippin, Conservation & Efficiency Specialist, JEA

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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

Meet Brian Pippin
Conservation & Efficiency Specialist, JEA

Brian has a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Memphis.  He has worked with JEA for six years; the past four as a Conservation & Efficiency Specialist tasked with educating JEA customers about energy and water conservation techniques and products.
Brian has earned the following credentials recognized in the “green” community: 
  • Class 1 HERS Rater from the Residential Energy Services Network and the Florida Solar Energy Center 
  • Building Analyst (BA) designation from the Building Performance Institute 
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) from the Association of Energy Engineers 
  • Certifying agent for the Florida Green Building Coalition’s “Green Home” designation 
  • Florida Water Star Apprentice Inspector from the St. Johns River Water Management District 
  • Irrigation Site Manager from the Florida Irrigation Society
He has completed numerous continuing education courses in building science fundamentals, building and remodeling “green” and general energy and water conservation efforts.

He is married to his lovely wife, Jennifer, of twelve years and has a precocious five year old son and a new baby boy on the way!

Club Activities

Blood drive is set for Tuesday, January 31.  Please be sure to sign-up on line or at the next two meetings.

Books-A-Go-Go - we will be gearing up for another book drive soon, so gather those books and put them aside for this community event.

Lenny Curry on MSNBC

Lenny Curry was on MSNBC to disucss the Florida primary.  The YouTube clip of the broadcast can be found at

Bill Warner Quoted In Motor Authority
A reprint of an article that appeared in Motor Authority appeared in CBS New, mentioning the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Bill Warner, and Natalie Wood's Pink Mercedes-Benz 300SL.  The article can be found at

Neil McGuinness Speaking Ponte Vedra Woman's Club

St., under their Living/Community section announced "Author Neil McGuinness will be speaker at 10 a.m. Monday for the meeting of the Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club at Sawgrass Country Club..."  The page can be viewed at

Board Action
At the Board meeting this past week, the following actions occurred:
Approved for your consideration into membership - Charlie Sheppard, sponsor is PP Hobart Joost.  Charlie is a past member of Southpoint Rotary and would like to continue his Rotary membership with the South Jacksonville club.  If anyone objects, please notify the Board in writing within ten (10) days.

The event at the Alhambra was well received.  A second social will be offered in the Spring-so stay tuned to see what show we will be selecting.  

Roger Painter has resigned.  He is retiring from WW GAY and will be enjoying some relaxation and travel.  We wish him well.

The Board approved funding for a water project in Haiti, headed up by our own, John McCarthy; and funds for an educational project in Brazil.  Contacts for that project were made through our former exchange student, Shannon Jaycox.

We are pleased to welcome back to membership Terry Pasket.  Terry is with Merrill Lynch and will be chairing our upcoming blood drive-let's all get to work!!

Congratulations to Ron Patrick.  Ron is our newest member and joined us last week.  Ron is Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch and a graduate of Princeton University.  Ron is married to Kim who is employed at CSX as a Manager in Transportation.  Be sure to greet Ron at the door for the next few weeks.

A basket of "Get Well Wishes" for our President, Odette, who is at home with pneumonia.  We wish her the best and hope she will be back with us in a couple of weeks.