WELCOME COLE PEPPER
Cole Pepper has spent the last 20 years working in sports and media. A veteran of the Jacksonville sports media scene, Pepper began his career in Kansas City covering the Royals, Chiefs and Kansas Jayhawks as well as working with his father’s advertising agency, Pepper & Associates.
Pepper has worked in Jacksonville since 1996 spending 15 seasons as the studio host of the Jaguars Radio Network. He has also called play-by-play for the Jacksonville Sharks, Jacksonville Suns, Jacksonville Tomcats and Jacksonville University. He has also appeared on First Coast News and WJXT Channel 4 as a sports anchor and on WOKV AM/FM and 1010 XL radio as a host, anchor and reporter. This fall, he will begin his second season calling the play-by-play for Bolles Bulldogs football.
Pepper’s experience isn’t related to performing in front of the camera or mic. Off air he has helped to develop campaigns for numerous clients and has crafted the message for local businesses in print, on radio and on television. In 2013, he co-founded WhitePepper Sports Marketing, a division of Client Focused Media, a Jacksonville-based integrated marketing firm.
Pepper is active in the community, annually emceeing dozens of events and serving on the board of trustees for Daniel, the oldest child service agency in Florida, having served as the Vice Chairman of the Board. Every spring, he and his in-laws host the Jacksonville Backyard BBQ Championships, a fundraiser for the Glyn Cook Memorial Scholarship for Daniel Kids. In six years, the event has raised over $180,000.
Pepper and his wife Emily, a Jacksonville native, live in Avondale with the world’s cutest and most spoiled dachshund, Penny.
Minutarian Update, Week 2
Greetings District 6970 Rotarians, are you ready for some football??!! No, not the World Cup soccer-style football, we're talking about the American style football we all know and love. This season marks our 11th year of partnering with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. The purpose of this partnership is to raise money for our clubs and the Foundation by selling tickets to Jaguar home football games. Early this week, team captains from each club in our District were invited to tour the newly renovated EverBank field-home of the Jaugars. Thanks to a major investment by Jaguar's owner, Shad Kahn, EverBank Field will be THE VENUE for NFL Football in 2014-featuring the leagues' largest jumbo-trons in both the north and south end zones, in-stadium swimming pools and a lot more. The stadium itself will be well worth the price of admission. And your club will be the direct beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold. So let's get the spirit, suit up for the game and sell some tickets! Go Jags!!
Changing subject, here are a couple of "mark your calendar" items for this summer:
- On Saturday, August 2, it's the annual Rotary Youth Exchange Welcome Home Dinner for our outbound students who are returning from all around the globe after a year abroad. This year's welcome home dinner takes place at Riverside PResbyterian Church in Jacksonville. All Rotarians are invited to attend and listen to our exchange students as they share their life-changing experiences made possible by the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Look for details on our District's website - www.rotary6970.org
- On saturday, August 16, it's our District's Light Up Rotary Seminar. Sound boring? It's not! Come to the Thrasher-Horned Conference Center in Orange Park to get informed, inspired and ready to see Rotary in a whole new light. That's right; we're gonna Light Up Rotary with your help. So plan to be here. By the way for many years this event was known to most as the Foundation Seminar; and last year it was expanded to be the Foundation/Membership Seminar. But this year, it's the Light Up Rotary Seminar, which will encompass all elements of Rotary International's brand visioning process. Details about the various sessions will be available soon on our District website.
District Governor Percy
President Bill Jaycox
We will have the results from our interesting survey soon~everyone seemed to enjoy the process and the answers were rewarding!