WE MEET AT RIVER CITY BREWING COMPANY
Lunch begins at noon - Meeting begins at 12:30pm
E. Zimmermann "Zim" Boulos
World Cup Soccer
Zim Boulos is the owner of Office Environments and Services (OES), a provider of business furniture since 1981. OES is a $15 million business with 27 employees, based in Jacksonville, Florida. Zim is also a past chairman of the City of Jacksonville Economic Development Council.
Zim is a board member of Greenscape of Jacksonville, a nonprofit tree planting organization. More than 25 years ago, he founded the annual flowering tree sale, a spring event that sells thousands of small trees at huge discounts to the public. He was the force behind the renovation of San Marco Square, a neighborhood business district near downtown Jacksonville that has become a crown jewel in the rebirth of an aging neighborhood.
Zim is a retired International FIFA soccer official, having refereed in the preliminary rounds of the 1994 and 1998 World Cups and 1996 Olympics. He graduated from Jacksonville University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Zim is married and has one daughter.
Student Speech Contest and Dinner
Be sure to mark your calendars for January 21. We will not have lunch that day, but will instead be meeting for a special event that evening. The student speech contest will feature a student from each school: Bishop Kenny, Douglas Anderson, Bolles, Episcopal, Wolfson and Stanton. First prize is a $2,000 scholarship. Second prize is a $1,000 scholarship and each of the other participants will receive a $500 scholarship. The competition involves a five minute speech on the topic of Rotary International's theme for the year: Engage Rotary Change Lives.
Minutarian Update, Week 27
It’s another short week for many of our Rotary Clubs, with New Years Day a Wednesday. Family, friends, celebrations, and football will fill the week. Many will reflect on this past year, and ponder what can be for the coming one.
New Years marks the half way point on the Rotary Calendar. We have done so much, but have so much yet to do. Please take the time to recharge, and let’s make the next six months, even better than the first.
Please stay safe out there! Happy New Year!
Engage Rotary, Change Lives