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Welcome Sarah Boone, Executive Director of Theatre Jacksonville

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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

Meet Sarah Boone
Executive Director of Theatre Jacksonville

Sarah Boone has had a diverse career in television, radio and theatre across the country as a performer, director, producer and manager.  She graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Theatre and continued her theatrical training in NYC studying acting with HB Studio founder Herbert Berghof and musical theatre with Tony award-winning actress Donna McKechnie.  

Following a Rotary Foundation graduate scholarship in Scotland, Sarah was honored to win a theatre teaching fellowship at American University in Washington, DC where she earned an MA in Arts Management and Communications.  She has held management positions at LA’s Geffen Playhouse and New York's Westside Theatre off-Broadway and has overseen the production of more than 70 plays, musicals and concerts over the past 15 years.  In addition to her producing credits, she has enjoyed continued success as a cabaret artist with appearances in Florida (including the Happily Red concert series she created at Theatre Jacksonville), Los Angeles (First and Hope Supper Club) and in New York (The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, The Triad, The Metropolitan Room).   

Sarah is currently the Executive Director of Theatre Jacksonville and has been a Consulting Producer with the California International Theatre Festival since 2008.

New Members’ Service Project!
Our Club appreciates our new Members (and Sponsors) for Rotary Year 2012-13!
As we’ve done in the past, the Club is planning a “PET workday” on Saturday, April 27. The volunteer effort has been specially arranged for our new members and their sponsors, and anyone else interested is more than welcome to join the group for our 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. visit to the Penny Farms workshop & warehouse. 

What is a PET? Most of us never give it a second thought. However, for more than 20,000,000 people in developing countries who are unable to walk, it is a major concern. These individuals have suffered the loss of mobility because of landmine explosions, illness, birth defects, disease, or accidents. The three-wheeled, hand-powered PET wheelchairs, manufactured by PET-Florida (and other PET affiliates), provide a means for these physically challenged individuals to achieve the “gift of mobility”. And you have an opportunity to help provide that gift!
A PET vehicle in Honduras

So whatever your skill level, if you want to build “wheelchairs on steroids,” send James Chansler an email ( ) to sign up and for carpooling information. We will be leaving around 8:00 a.m. and returning at 12:30 p.m. Thank you for being  South Jacksonville Rotarians!

Photos from PP Mike Darragh's Visit to Russian Rotary Club

Recap Of the April 9th Meeting
Greeters:  Christine Goldsmith, Ryan Maloney, Robyn Watson, Sandi Christiansen, Mike Manuele,  Cheryl Robitzsch & Rick Hartley
The Pledge & Prayer: Dinkins Grange
Blue Badge Recipients: Ryan Maloney, Travis Peters, Robyin Watson & Cheryl Robitzsch
Presentation of Russian Club Banner: PP Mike Darragh
Wolfson's Rotaract Update:  PP Vicki-lynne Gloger
Foundation Update: President Jim Lanahan
Introduction of Visitors & Guests: PP Jay Plotkin
Introduction of Guest Speaker:  David Bissell
 Guest Speaker: Matthew Rapp, Executive Director of TPC

Past Meeting Photos