Calendar of Events

December 3, 2013

Welcome Kevin Hyde
Speaking on Jacksonville Pension Issues

Mr. Hyde and his wife, Kathi, are long time residents of Jacksonville.  He is a Florida native.  He is the father of two daughters – Virginia, and Michal (pronounced Michael).
Membership Update
What a Connected Group! If you look at the boards at the entrance to the weekly Rotary Luncheon, you may have noticed that about half of the Companies /Organizations have a member's initials or name next to it. This means that one of our fellow Rotarians knows someone at that company who may be a good Rotary candidate. It is impressive to us that our members are so connected with the broader community that we have possible Rotary candidates at about half of the company names on the board.

As you arrive for lunch each week, please focus your attention on those Companies where we have not yet identified a potential Rotary Candidate. We would love to see a Rotarian's initials next to EVERY COMPANY /ORGANIZATION on the board. Now that would really be a feat! Please give it some thought and fill in the blanks.

Christine Goldsmith. Co-Chair, Membership Committee
Neil McGuinness, Co – Chair, Membership Committee
Proposed Board Slate for 2014-16

Tom Ranney, Jr, Dean Scott, Robert Harris, Jeremy Miller, Pepe Hill
There will also be some by-laws changes presented for your consideration.

December 15th is the Jacksonville Jaguars / Rotary Game Day 
We are excited about celebrating our ten year anniversary with the Jaguar/Rotary relationship. The Jaguars are going to be making a special announcement game day about all the money this partnership has raised. The Jaguars are committed to making this a win/win relationship for Rotary and the Team.
We need to do our part to keep this relationship going and that means selling tickets. Remember our club gets $15.00 of every ticket purchased through our District Website. 
Tickets are $55 each. It is a great way to enjoy the game and fellowship while supporting your club!
Please join your fellow members at the game against the Buffalo Bills!
Please reply by Thursday December 5th
to Patti and President Harlan with the desired number of tickets.  President Harlan will place the call with the Jags office so that all tickets will be together.

The Jaguars were the first to agree to an arrangement like this with Rotary and got the NFL to approve the sale of tickets to their games allowing us to keep $15.00 of each ticket. At the time, this had never been done; we need to continue to sell tickets so that we can maintain this unique relationship. We have raised well over $100,000 while enjoying fellowship at the football games.

A SuiteJaguar Invitation / Auction
Owner Shad Khan has given us two seats in the owner's suite to auction off for the December 15th Jaguar/Rotary Game Day!
Have the football experience of a lifetime when you and a guest receive tickets for a Jaguars home game experience in the Owners' Suite at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium December 15th, 2013. Your invitation includes two owners suite tickets, VIP parking pass and two pre-game field passes. All guests must be 18 years or older. This unique experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that any football fan is sure to love! Surprise a loved one or splurge on yourself. All proceeds will be sent to The Rotary Foundation for the End Polio Campaign in the name of the winning bidder; your contribution will also count towards Paul Harris Fellowships. The Silent Auction begins NOW and ends Midnight, December 6th. Send your bid to, the winning bidder will be contacted on December 7th.

Minutarian Update, Week 22

The National Immunization Day (NID) trip to India is in the planning stages for the 3rd week of February. If you have interest, please contact Cynde Covington or DG Art. 

Foundation Month  DG Art thanked the Rotary Clubs of St Augustine and Palatka Sunrise for allowing him to be a part of their Foundation Month celebrations, which included the presentation of numerous Paul Harris, Paul Harris Society and Bequest Society commitments.

Rotaract   He recently visited with the Rotaract Clubs of Daytona State, First Coast, Beaches and the Flagler College; you can’t imagine what they are accomplishing in their communities. Sponsoring clubs are encouraged to engage our Rotaractors.

Thanks so much,
Engage Rotary, Change Lives

December Dictionary Distribution

Bell Ringing Fun!