Calendar of Events

April 15, 2014

Welcome Brian Taylor, JAXPORT Chief Executive Officer


Meet Brian W. Taylor

Brian W. Taylor joined JAXPORT as Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. Taylor is a senior transportation leader with a track record of building high-performance teams and leading complex organizations.

He began his maritime career with Sealand and went on to assume a variety of high-profile positions within the Horizon Lines network. Horizon Lines is one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics companies.

Most recently, Taylor was Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations for New Breed Logistics in High Point, North Carolina.

Taylor has served around the world during his 30-year career and holds a Master of Business Administration in Economics and Financial Management from Concordia University in Montreal.

Save the Date

Alhambra Fund Raising Event - June 5th! 

Social Security starring Barbara Eden
"When a well-known art gallery owner and her husband receive a visit from her mother, all seems to be going smoothly until they find out the visit may not end. Panic and mayhem ensue as life takes a crazy turn in this hilarious comedy starring the always enchanting Barbara Eden." 

Rotary Fellowship at Aardwolf
Please join your fellow Rotary Club of South Jacksonville members for a casual evening of conversation and libations. 

What:                    Happy Hour (or Two Hours)!

Where:                 Aardwolf Brewing Company
                                1461 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

When:                  Thursday, April 24th
                                5:30 – 7:30PM

Membership & Fellowship Evening Meeting

On Tuesday, April 29th, our regular club meeting will be held in the evening at River City Brewing Company.  Our speaker is Aundra Wallace, CEO of the City of Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority.  This is a great opportunity for members to socialize and network – with current club members and guests.  
To encourage all members to bring guests – a coworker, a business partner/colleague, prospective member, spouse – there will be no guest fee for this meeting.
Meeting Details:
5:00pm – 6:00pm             Fellowship & Networking
6:00pm – 6:45pm             Club Meeting with Speaker Presentation
6:45pm - ???                      Fellowship & Networking

There will be an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres available during the fellowship hour, with a cash bar available during and after the meeting.  Please join us for a fantastic evening! 
Wine Tasting Event - May 14, 2014 
Rotoract and Rotary members will have a joint wine tasting event on Wednesday, May 14th from 5:30 to 7:00 on the patio of the Corner Bistro  

 Corner Bistro and Wine Bar ---- Outdoor Covered Patio

9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Jax, 32246


North of Butler Blvd off of Southside Blvd in Tapestry Park, which is near Three Forks and Tinseltown

40 slots for Rotarians and their guests and 40 slots for Rotaractors and their guests

$25 per Rotarian or their guests includes wine and appetizers.

Wine to be served will be 6 tastes of approximately 2 ounces each to be chosen from three different Pinot Noir and three different Chardonnay.

Appetizers to be served will include Chicken Skewers, Shrimp Flatbread and Vegetable Spring Rolls.

The wine distributor for Corner Bistro will provide someone to serve as sommelier to describe the wines that we will be tasting.

Wait staff will assist with other drinks at the expense of each attendee other than water which will be at no charge.

Consider staying for dinner at Corner Bistro! 

Minutarian Update, Week 41
Rotarians of 6970,

It is with great pleasure I announce the addition of a new club in District 6970; The Rotary Club of Interlachen/Lakes Area. They are being sponsored by The Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise, and current Sunrise member, Danny Hemphill will be the club's Charter President. Many thanks, indeed special thanks to Danny, PDG Russ Miller, Area Governor Brent Coates, member Larry Harvey and many others, for their commitment to making this happen. I look forward to personally thanking the near 30 new Rotarians, during the upcoming charter ceremonies. More to come on that in a future Rotary Minute, as Rotarians throughout the District will be invited to participate in this wonderful event. Welcome, club number 60, to our great District.

This past week I got to spend a day in the woods west of Bunnell. I realize some of our more humorous Minutarians may choose to stop reading at that point, but please continue on. I joined a crew of perhaps 30 guys, cutting swamp cabbage for the annual Catfish Festival. There were young, and not as young. Some like me doing it for the first time, and others having done it in support of the Rotary Club and community of Crescent City for over 35 years. If you are ever searching for the description of the Family of Rotary, this day offers just that.

Keep doing those wonderful things you do! Have a great week!

Engage Rotary, Change Lives

District Governor Art

Rotary Club of South Jacksonville
Prepares Easter Baskets for 
San Jose Elementary School Kindergarten Class