Calendar of Events

April 29, 2014 Evening Meeting

Welcome Aundra Wallace  
Chief Executive Officer, Downtown Investment Authority

 Aundra Wallace, CEO Downtown Investment Authority

Aundra Wallace is the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority.  He has served in this capacity since August 2013.  

Prior to coming to Jacksonville, Mr. Wallace spent three years as Executive Director of the Detroit Land Bank Authority, with previous experience as the Senior Vice President for Commercial Real Estate at the North Carolina Community Development Initiative, as well as holding several positions managing community, economic and housing development initiatives over twelve years with Miami-Dade County Government.  

Mr. Wallace holds a Masters of Public Administration from Clark Atlanta University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Georgia Southern University.  He is a Certified Housing Development Finance Professional and a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional.

April 29 is a Membership & Fellowship Evening Meeting
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
Rotaract and Rotary members will have a joint wine tasting event on Wednesday, May 14th from 5:30 to 7:00pm on the patio of Corner Bistro.  

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 14th - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

WHERE:        Corner Bistro Wine Bar - Outdoor Covered Patio
                         9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Jacksonville, FL  32246
                         North of Butler Blvd off Southside Blvd, near Tinseltown
Cost is $25 per person, includes wine and appetizers.  Rotary Members may bring a guest (prospective member, spouse).
Wine Tasting:  Six  tastes of approximately 2 ounces each to be chosen from three different Pinot Noir and three different Chardonnay.
The wine distributor for Corner Bistro will provide someone to serve as sommelier to describe the wines that we will be tasting.Appetizers:  Chicken Skewers, Shrimp Flatbread and Vegetable Spring RollsWait staff will assist with other drinks at the expense of each attendee, other than water which will be available at no charge.

Join your friends at the event: 
Harlan Bost & Guest
Barry Covington
Mike Darragh & Guest
Leandra Dopazo & Guest
Bea Fore & Guest
Vicki-lynne Gloger & Guest
Christine Goldsmith
Bill Langley & Guest
Bob Massey & Guest
Mary Alice Phelan
Robyn Watson & Guest 

** If you signed up and your name is not on the list please contact - Patti Chapman at 
Note:  Walk ups the night of the event will not be permitted and those members signed up as of noon on Monday, May 12th will not be refunded.  All payments will be billed to your Rotary account.

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."

Minutarian Update, Week 43

A quick refresher this week on the First Object of Rotary; 
The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.

To me it's a reminder, that we are not necessarily a service organization. We are in fact an organization of members that believe in and perform service. We use our Rotary Clubs, as the vehicle for that service. You, the members, the customers of Rotary, are our most valuable commodity. Thank you for being a Rotarian.

District conference is growing near. Remember, if you can only make lunch, sign up just for lunch. Dinner only, sign up just for dinner. How about just a breakout or two, that also works. We start at 10:00am on Friday, May 16th at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. Registrations are coming in early this year. We will sell out, so don't be left out.  
Remember, clubs considering submission of a District Grant Application, must do so by April 30th. Don't miss the date, don't be late.

Keep doing those wonderful things you do! 

Have a great week!
Engage Rotary, Change Lives

Robyn Watson  presented Yuka a photo book of her birthday celebration

Thank you cards from San Jose Elementary Kindergarten Class for the Easter Baskets