Calendar of Events

November 12, 2013

Lunch begins at noon - Meeting begins at 12:30pm

  Wounded Warrior Project Program

The Wounded Warrior Project is a veterans’ service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of 9/11/2001. It operates as a nonprofit organization with a mission to "honor and empower Wounded Warriors" of the United States Armed Forces.

Our Speakers 
 Jeff Robertson, Dean of Students 
After graduating high school in Palm Coast in 2000, Jeff joined the Marine Corps. During his tenure, he was deployed to Turkey for Operation Northern Watch in 2002, and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2005.  After being honorably discharged he attended the University of Florida where he earned a BA in English and a Master’s degree in management. He has served as  the Dean of Students at Wounded Warrior Project since September 12 th,   2011.
Chris Rick, Track Manager 
 Chris retired from the Navy, as a Master Chief, after 21 years of service in June 2003. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration degree and is currently enrolled in a graduate program at UNF in nonprofit management. He helped to develop the Wounded Warrior Project TRACK program, when he was hired in July 2008, as the dean of students. He was promoted to TRACK manager in April 2011 

 Our Two Wounded Warrior Guests 
Specialist Bill Schnarr 
Bill served as an Infantryman in the US Army from 12/2009 – 3/2013.  He was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 12/2009 – 12/2010, for which he received the Army Commendation Medal.  He comes from Montgomery City, Missouri. 
PFC Kevin Crowder 
Kevin is a Jacksonville native and retired Artilleryman from the US Army, which he served in from 1/2008 – 10/2012.  He was deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, for which he received the Army Commendation Medal. 

Supporting our Foundation thru Amazon
A simple way to help our club! 
On-line shoppers who use Amazon can designate a (very) small percentage of the proceeds from their purchases to a 501(c)3 of their choice. Simply shop thru instead of Amazon; select Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville Charities Inc from a list of charities, and 0.5% of the purchase price will be donated to the Foundation.  It may not seem like much, but the cumulative effect might be considerable, especially with holiday shopping underway.

Interact Minute 
The Wolfson HS Interact Club is up and running.  The club has exploded in numbers and there are more than fifty students who have paid their dues for the year.  They meet twice a month and have an incredible faculty advisor, Gwen Hoza. 
Their first service project is collecting gently worn clothing for the Clara White mission. The project will last the entire month of November. They are planning a winter festival as a fund raiser and will be looking to our club for some volunteer help.
They meet at 2 pm the first and third Monday of each month at Wolfson.  Attending their meetings does constitute a make up!

Minutarian Update, Week 19

 November is Foundation Month. Remember, we can’t do good in the world with the money contributed by our members, until your club sends it in. If you are in need of a Foundation Speaker this month, please go to the District Website, Speakers Bureau Tab.

Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)

Student interviews - Nov 16th & 17th 
November is also exciting for Youth Exchange. We need your help to interview over 40 candidates for a position in our Outbound roster for the Rotary year 2014-2015. We will be accepting 20-25 students from District 6970. All Rotarians are invited to participate in the student interviews, Saturday & Sunday, November 16, 17. The interviews will be held at St Johns River State College in St. Augustine. For further information, times, and registration information, please check the District website.

We need as many volunteers as we can get. Please be sure that you are there to help us select next years outbound students.

 Volunteers can log onto the website and sign up for when they can help. 
Once on the site open up District 6970, Under the November 2013 Calendar.. open the link to sign up to volunteer to help us.