Calendar of Events

Welcome Neil McGuiness, Businessman & Author

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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

Neil McGuiness, Author of
"The Beaches: A History and Tour"

Neil McGuiness moved to Jacksonville with his parents at age 17.  He attended Jacksonville University and graduated from the University of Florida. After serving three years as a Marine Corps officer, he earned his MBA in Finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Neil has had a varied career ranging from owning and operating a 250 passenger paddlewheel riverboat on the St. Johns River to being assistant to the Chairman and CEO of IBM. Neil moved from the technology industry to the investment industry and was President of Fidelity Investments Employer Services Company and later Corporate Senior Vice President of the Prudential  Insurance Company of America in Newark, NJ. Currently Neil is a board member and Chairman of the SEI Private Trust Company, a national thrift in Philadelphia and is a full time business broker and merger and acquisition specialist here in Jacksonville. He owns the First Coast office of Murphy Business and Financial Services in Jacksonville.

Neil is the author of "The Beaches: A History and Tour".  The book is a history and a tour of the 37 mile-long island in North Florida which includes Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, the Guana Preserve and Vilano Beach. 

Rotary Night at the Jacksonville Symphony 

Cirque de la Symphony

Thursday April 26, 2012 7:30pm
Jacoby Symphony Hall
Rotary Special discount tickets: $40
$10 of each ticket will support  
Rotary’s Polio Eradication Program
credited to your club
Ticket includes Pops Concert and Symphony hosted beverage reception at 6:45pm for Rotarians and guests in the Davis Gallery
To make reservations and purchase tickets call Bill Cosnotti at 356-0426 or
Fidelity National Financial Pops Series    Concert Sponsor: SunTrust

Suns Baseball Event for South Jacksonville Rotary

Tuesday April 10, 2012 5:45pm
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
$16.95 per person – kids under 3 get in free
The ticket includes group seating in section #101
Includes Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Popcorn and Sodas
Sign-up sheets on the table at weekly meetings 

Mark Your Calenders

  • Our "Books-A-Go-Go" drive will be during the month of April.
  • Suns Baseball Event - April 10th.
  • Rotary Night at the Jacksonville Symphony - April 26th.
  • Rotary Alhambra Event - May 22nd.
Pictures from March 13th Meeting

Board Action
At the Board meeting this past week, the following actions occurred:  Approved for your consideration into membership - Dr. Leandra Dopazo, sponsor is Rick Mullens and the classification is Dentistry-Orthodontics; Lynn Betros, sponsor is P Odette Struys and the classification is Non-Profit Development.  Anyone having an objection, please submit it in writing within ten (10) days.