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Welcome Richard Catlett

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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

Meet Richard Catlett
President of the Gator Bowl Association

Richard Catlett has resided in Jacksonville since the age of two.  Over the past 35 years, Catlett has held three jobs.  He spent twelve years as a Senior Administrative Aide under two different mayors.  Then for three years, he was the Executive Vice President of Touchdown Jacksonville which was the ownership group that acquired the Jacksonville Jaguars.  For the past 20 years, he has served as the President of the Gator Bowl Association.

During his tenure at the Gator Bowl, Catlett served on the Executive Committee of the Football Bowl Association for twelve years.  He served as the Chairman for two consecutive years.

Catlett has served on numerous Boards and Commissions during his professional career including the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and is currently on the Board of Dreams Come True and the Board of Visit Jacksonville.  Additionally, he serves on THE PLAYERS Council.

Catlett is married to Carol Regas Catlett who retired from the Duval County School System after 35 years of teaching.  They have two children and two grandchildren.  Rachel, 35, is married to John Hill, a Florida State Trooper and they reside in Winter Springs, Florida with their four-year-old son, Joshua and two-year-old daughter, Gabrielle.  Brian, 34, is a Lieutenant Commander and a Pilot in the United States Navy.

 Brew At The Zoo Update

South Jacksonville Rotarians joined in the fellowship during the North Jacksonville Rotary Club's "Brew at the Zoo" event on October 6th.  Taking part in the fun and fellowship were Past President Odette Struys, President Jim and Marian Lanahan, and Christine Goldsmith.

Recap of the October 9th Meeting
Greeter:  Roy Neal
The Prayer:  Jane Upton
The Pledge of Allegiance:  Bea Fore
Introduction of Visitors & Guests:  Ken Weiss
Sports Update:  Jeremy Miller
Guest Speaker Introduction:  David Bissell
Speaker:  Chief  Grady Carrick

Chief Grady Carrick spoke to the South Jacksonville Rotary Club about the past, present and future Florida Highway Patrol.