Calendar of Events

Welcome William D. Brinton, Attorney

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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

Meet William Brinton

William Brinton is an attorney and shareholder at Rogers Towers, P.A.  William earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Florida.  He has been active in professional and civic life in Jacksonville, having served as president of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Leadership Jacksonville, Inc., and JCCI, and as well as Chair of the (former) Jacksonville Landscape Commission. William is currently Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation in Jacksonville.

He is known locally for citizen advocacy and he was the co-author of three amendments to the Jacksonville City Charter passed through citizen initiatives.  William served on the national Board of Directors of Scenic America, Inc. for many years and has assisted in the formation of scenic organizations throughout the United States.  His practice involves the representation of local governments in constitutional and other challenges to their sign regulations, and he has represented clients in more than thirty federal appellate proceedings across the country.  Today, William is recognized as one the nation’s foremost authorities on the federal Highway Beautification Act and on the issues of land use, property rights, and the First Amendment as they relate to sign control matters.  He claims that it all started with his participation in the 1984-85 JCCI Study on Visual Pollution, chaired by Doug Milne, a Westside Rotarian for 40 years.

South Jacksonville Rotary Event 
Jacksonville Suns Baseball Game
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Food & fun 5:45 p.m. , game time 7:05 p.m.
Includes All You Can Eat Pre-game Buffet $16.95

Germany Trip

PP Vicki-lynne Gloger just recently returned from Germany.  She was  in Berlin visiting her stepson, Jared.

Rotaract New Home
 Rotaract is getting a new "home"!  Beginning June 13, Rotaract will hold their meetings at River City Brewing!  The meeting is still on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.
Recap of the May 14th Meeting
Greeters:   Mike Manuele & Stevan Jones
The Pledge & Prayer:  Mike Manuele
Blue Badge Recipient: Mike Manuele
Family of Rotary Update: Mary Alice Phelan 
District Update:  PP James Chansler
Water Project Update:  PP James Chansler
  Baseball Event Update:  Skip Booth
Next Year Committee Membership Update: PE Harlan Bost
Introduction of Visitors & Guests: Alex Leon
Introduction of Guest Speaker:  PP Odette Struys
Guest Speaker: Andy Miller, Executive Director The Public Trust