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Welcome Michael D. Aubin, Hospital President of Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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

Michael D. Aubin, FACHE
Hospital President, Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Michael D. Aubin, FACHE, is Hospital President of Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, the region’s pediatric referral center and the only hospital just for kids. Before joining Wolfson Children’s in January 2011, Mr. Aubin served as the founding administrator/chief operating officer of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa, a 184-bed, faith-based pediatric referral center within the non-profit, multi-hospital BayCare Health System. Mr. Aubin helped re-establish St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in 1990 after a 23-year hiatus.

Mr. Aubin holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also is a summa cum laude graduate of Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration.

Mr. Aubin is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. A longtime child advocate, he has served as Board President for the Florida Association of Children’s Hospitals (FACH) and is a member of the Board of Directors. He was Co-Chair of the Florida Hospital Association’s Committee on the Uninsured for four years and currently serves as Chair of the Medical Committee of Help Brings Hope for Haiti, Inc., and as a member of their Board of Directors.

Mr. Aubin also serves on the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Steering Committee for the Care of Medically Complex Children and the Executive Exchange Steering Committee and he is a JAX USA Partnership Trustee.

For his work in children’s health, Mr. Aubin received the International Humanitarian Award from the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club and Rotary Gift of Life of Florida, Inc. in 2006.

Mr. Aubin is married to Hillary, director of medical services for a non-governmental agency called Help Brings Hope for Haiti, Inc. He and his wife have four children.

Mark Your Calendars - Service Project

PET Mobility Project! We need 10 people to help Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Penny Farms to build scooters!!! The gift of mobility to millions of people in developing countries who are unable to walk! We will be building three-wheeled, hand powered scooters for physically challenged individuals who have lost mobility due to landmine explosions, illness, birth defects, disease or accidents!

Volunteer to build PET parts on Saturday, October 12th from 9am - 12pm.

Come far we have the following volunteers signed up: 
  • Mary Alice Phelan
  • Jay Plotkin (3)
  • Dinkins Grange
  • Robyn Watson
  • Dan and Rosemary Robie
  • Chris Bouton
  • Stevan Jones
  • Cheryl Robitzsch
  • Sandi Christiansen (3)
  • Bill Langley 
  • Peter and Bea Fore
  • Yuka Yoshizawa
Mark Your Calendars - Service Project
Please Participate in the Second Harvest Can Food Drive!!
Don't forget to bring in 3 to 5 can goods or non perishable food items!! 
Club goal is 300 items!! For those who what to make check donation, please make checks payable to Second Harvest (EIN# 59-1965600) so you get your IRS filing credit. 
Thank you!!

Mark Your Calendars - Rotary Fall Social Event
What: FL-GA Oyster Roast (dinner, live band)
When: 6:30PM, Fri., Nov. 1 (night before the game!)
Where: San Jose Country Club
How much: $50 per person, inclusive
Dress: Casual, long pants for gentlemen and your school colors!

It is the best party you could possibly attend the evening before the big game with great food and entertainment!

Minutarian Update, Week 14

DG Art announces he has completed a visit to each of the 59 clubs in our district, and has gained 10 pounds. He is taking a week off, and then he will start his round of visiting each club again. 

He also mentioned he is amazed at all the things each club gets done within its respective local community, and throughout the world; money raised and shared, work done, meals packed, books donated, mentoring, hosting students, and the incredible amount of time Rotarians are willingly give to get the job done. You are responsible for millions of children being able to live in a polio free world.

October is Vocational Service month on the Rotary Calendar.