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Welcome Eric Mann, YMCA

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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

Meet Eric Mann
President & CEO YMCA
Florida's First Coast

Eric Mann has served as the President and CEO of the YMCA of Florida's First cost in Jacksonville, Florida since July 2011.  Prior to his arrival in Jacksonville, Eric's YMCA experience began in 1981 and includes the following:
  • President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Senior Vice President and COO of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte
  • Vice President of Operations/Special Services of the YMCA Greater Charlotte
  • Associate Vice President for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Branch Executive at the Westchester YMCA in Los Angeles
  • Associate Executive Director of the Weingart Urban Center in Los Angeles
  • Senior Director of the New Haven Central YMCA in Connecticut
  • Youth Director of the Market Street YMCA in Asheville, North Carolina
Eric obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation with a minor in Psychology from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, North Carolina. His civic activities includes: Board of Directors Baptist Medical Center (Downtown Jacksonville), Board or Directors Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Jacksonville Civic Council, Committee Member of the Gator Bowl Association, Jax Chamber Trustee, Board of Trustees for YMCA  Retirement Fund New York, Chair of the South African YMCA Coalition, the National Association of Corporate Directors, Timuquana Country Club, Gamma Beta Boule and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Eric is married to Branita Thompson Mann and they have one daughter, Erica, who is a student at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York.

Rotary Family News

Chris Bouton's son, Shawn Gray (of Salisbury, Maryland) married his sweetheart of 4 years, Megan Curtis (of Princess Anne, Maryland) on May 25th, 2013. The beautiful wedding was held in Princess Anne, Maryland.  Two hundred and fifty friends and family gathered at Princess Anne Baptist Church to witness a beautiful traditional church wedding.  The reception was held at the Grand Ballroom of Pocomoke Community  Center in Pocomoke, Maryland. 

Casey Martin has been mountain climbing in Tanzania. A group of 18 set out to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in early June  that proved to be the most difficult  climb he has ever experienced.  They were on the mountain for 6 days (4 1/2 days up, 1 1/2 down).   They started at 6046' elevation and summited at 19,341'.   They spent the night in hut camps along the way. Of the 18 who started 6 made the summit.  He was proud to be one who did. The final climb to the top took 22 hours.

Congratulations Toula Wooten!  Toula has received national recognition for her contributions to caregivers!  She hosts a weekly radio show, Toula's Tips for Caregivers, every Saturday at 11 a.m. on 600 AM WBOB.

 Thank You
Hi my name is Alaura Lucas and out of hundreds of students you chose to sponsor me. Therefore I would like to Thank You from the bottom of my heart because this truly was an amazing experience. I have been to a lot of Leadership Conferences and this was by far the most influential and most impacting of them all. I know for a fact that I will continue with RYLA, so that I can continue into ROTARACT, so that I can ultimately become a Rotarian like you. So Thank You again for giving me the chance to experience such a wonderful event. You've blessed me and I'll always remember that.

Minutarian Update

1.  Did you Know we have a new District Website.  It is first class, designed and maintained by web master and fellow Rotarian Howard Kelly.  The site is the GoTo place for just about everything concerning Rotary.
2.  Rotary has  No, it's not really radio, but a webcast with neat stuff, like live interviews with Paul Harris.
3.  Next Rotary Leadership Institute is August 3, however, if you plan on attending, you will need to travel.  The closest one listed on their web site is Tallahassee.
4.  Membership and Foundation Seminar is scheduled for August 17.  This combined seminar is for updates on all things Foundation and Grants, and Foundation related awards.  They will NOT be talking about recruiting members.

Mark Your Calendar
  • July 30 - Weekly meeting will be in the evening - Bring a guest!
  • August 22 - Sulzbacher Project
  • August 27 - Blood Mobile