Tuesday, June 19, 2012
WE MEET AT RIVER CITY BREWING COMPANY
Lunch begins at noon - Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.
Meet Bill Mason
President Emeritus & Member of the Board of Baptist Health
Our speaker on Tuesday, June 19th, is William C. (Bill) Mason, President Emeritus and Member of the Board of Baptist Health. Mr. Mason has enjoyed a long career in hospital administration both at home and abroad. He began his career as a Foreign Service Officer in the US State Department serving as an Officer in the US Agency for International Development building hospitals and medical schools through the American Embassies in several nations, including one three year tour at the US Embassy in Saigon from 1966 through 1969. He also served a four year term as CEO of the Baptist Medical Centers in Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa and another four year term as the CEO of the new Baptist Medical Center in Bangalore, India. Mr. Mason began his Jacksonville responsibilities at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville in 1978.
Mr. Mason has had an active life of public service in Jacksonville, having served as Board Chairman of several organizations including the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Jacksonville Port Authority, the Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI), the Baptist/St. Vincent’s Health System, the Board of Deacons at the Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, and Treasurer of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission. He has been the recipient of awards for his community service including the Humanitarian Award of One Jax, the Distinguished Business Leader/Prime Osborne Award of the UNF College of Business and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Jacksonville Business Journal. Bill is the incoming President Elect of the Downtown Rotary Club.
Bill Mason and his wife Julie reside on Greenridge Road in San Marco in the home built in 1938 by our own Ken Guernsey, President of Rotary International in 1947-48. Paul Harris also slept there when visiting the Guernseys in Jacksonville.
Tyrie Boyer on the Florida Times Union
Tyrie Boyer was recently quoted in the Florida Times Union regarding the old courthouse. "Everybody thought it was so modern, and it was modern. I mean, terrazzo floors compared to the other courthouse". The entire article can be found at http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-06-11/story/7-duval-county-judges-remember-courthouse-they-have-finally-left-after
Receives the Dorothy Hansen Award
Dale Malloy received the Dorothy Hansen Award on Thursday night at the Florida Association of Blood Banks 66th annual conference in Gainesville. The entire article can be found at http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2012-06-09/story/jacksonville-journal-beach-chapel-will-change-locations
Mark your calendar to attend the "Hale & Farewell" event on June 26th at the River City Brewing Company at 6:00 p.m. The party is free, includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and a drink ticket! Please RSVP the June 19th meeting.
Hale & Farewell Event
Pictures from the June 12th Meeting