Calendar of Events

Welcome Jerry Mallot, President of JAXUSA Partnership

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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

Meet Jerry Mallot
 President of JAXUSA Partnership

Jerry M. Mallot is executive vice president of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce and president of JAXUSA Partnership, formerly Cornerstone. Mallot directs a staff of 12 in the areas of Business Development, International, Workforce and Research.  He led the formation of a seven-country economic development program to expand high wage jobs in northeast Florida.  During his tenure, Jacksonville has seen its greatest number of new and expanded companies, as well as new jobs created, in the city’s history.

Mallot serves on the Board of the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities and is president of Leadership Jacksonville.  He is past president of the Florida Economic Development Council and World Trade Center Association of Florida.  Mallot has served on various Boards including Enterprise Florida, Visit Jacksonville and the World Affairs Council.  He has been named the Professional Economic Developer of the Year in both Florida and Kansas.

Prior to coming to Jacksonville in January of 1994, Mallot was senior vice president of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and executive director of the Tampa Bay Partnership, a six-county regional economic development program.

Mallot, with his wife Janet, spent the majority of his life in Wichita, Kansas where he served as president of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce and led economic development for 19 years. 

He received a Bachelor’s Degree in business and a Master’s Degree in economics from Wichita State University.  Mallot has earned the Certified Economic Developer and Certified Chamber Executive designations, the top professional certifications in these fields.   

Mallot enjoys golf and outdoor activities, has six grandchildren and serves as a big brother in the Big Brother, Big Sister Program.
Celebration of 100 Years of Rotary In Florida 

You are invited to the 100th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon on February 13, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 224 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL.   The keynote speaker is our 2011-12 Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee.  Doors open at noon and the meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.   The South Jacksonville Club will cover the cost for their members to attend.  There is a $5 parking fee.  

Salvation Army Bell Ringing
The club raised $1,057.25 during the holiday season ringing the bell for the Salvation Army!  Thank you to all who participated!

Blood Drive
Thank you to Harlan Bost, Richard Dow, William Dufresne, Christine Goldsmith, Ted Johnson, Jim Lanahan, Miguel Mariano, Charlie Sheppard and Victor Zambetti for donating blood!

 Pictures from January 31 Meeting

Bill Jaycox, Rick Morales, Jane Upton, Ben Warner, Mary Alice Phelan
Joe Miller welcomes his guests!
Our exchange student, Rex Fan Chiang, providing an update.
Jane Upton ending the meeting with a quote!