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Christmas 2012 & New Year's Day 2013

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December 25, 2012
January 1, 2013

2012 Holiday Meeting

The South Jacksonville Rotary Club held the holiday meeting on December 18, 2012.  Many members brought family and friends to share in the festivities.
President Jim Lanahan & Dean Hinson

President Jim Lanahan called the meeting to order.  Mary Goldsmith lead the club with Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer.  Patrick Victor introduced visitors and guests.  Among the many visitors and guests was Dean Hinson of the Salvation Army.  Dean gave an update on the donations that were made during the club's "Bell Ringing" event on November 21, 2012.  We collected nearly $700 during our service day.

Past President Ted Johnson introduced the guest speaker, Father Nicholas Lou.  Father Lou is the Pastor of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, Florida.  Past President Ted Johnson is a member of Father Lou's church.  Past President Ted shared with the club his respect and appreciation for Father Lou as a Spiritual Leader and Father.  
Father Nicholas Lou
Father Lou began with remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  He used science and biology to illustrate how alike but yet how different we all are.  He encouraged us to make and difference with kindness and he challenged each of us to be a miracle worker.
Also Past President Mike Darragh coordinated and lead a special musical event for the holiday meeting.  Several Christmas carols were performed.  The entertainers for the event were Anna Zimmermann, Darron Mitchell, Dayna Osan, Palmer Booth and Past President Mike Darragh.  

Anna Zimmermann was the vocalist.  She attends Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and is South Jacksonville Rotary Club's 2012 - 2013 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student.  

PP Mike, Darron, Dayna, Palmer & Anna
Darron Mitchell played the drums.  He is a student at First Coast and Past President Mike is his mentor.  

Dayna Osan played the violin.  She is a student at the University of North Florida and she is President Jim Lanahan's violin teacher.  

Palmer Booth was on the keyboard.  He is a student at Georgia Tech and he is Ed Booth's son.  

Past President Mike played the keyboard, trumpet and flugel horn. 

Merry Christmas & Happy Yew Year!

Additional Photographs From the Holiday Meeting