Calendar of Events

May 13, 2014

Lunch served at 12:00pm - Meeting starts at 12:30pm

Welcome Ryan O'Halloran, Sports Reporter
NFL Draft Review & Jags Outlook

Ryan O'Halloran - Florida Times Union
Ryan O'Halloran is entering his 11th season covering the NFL and third covering the Jacksonville Jaguars for the Florida Times-Union. 

A native of West Fargo, North Dakota, he graduated from Kansas State University in 1997.  He has worked at newspapers in Manhattan, Kansas, Glens Falls, N.Y., Newport News, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. 

Prior to Jacksonville, he spent eight years on the Redskins beat for the Washington Times and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Some of his career highlights are covering the Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby, NHL playoffs, Final Four and 2008 Beijing Olympics. 

With the Florida Times-Union, he is responsible for leading a Jaguars coverage team of three writers and serving as coordinator for the weekly and daily plan in print and online.

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 Rolls 
Wait 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:
Martha Bogdan

Harlan Bost & Guest
Mike Darragh & Guest
Leandra Dopazo & Guest
Bea Fore & Guest
Stevan Jones
Bill Langley & Guest
Bob Massey & Guest
Mary Alice Phelan
Connie Stophel & Guest
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 45

Every three years, the Rotary Council on Legislation meets. Every District in the world has a representative at the meeting. They consider changes to all things Rotary. Suggested changes are submitted for review and consideration from clubs and members around the globe. Any club looking for more information on the Council or how to submit proposed legislation, please email me.  

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What's 23 years old and going strong, that would be the Wild Game Feast ably prepared by the Deland Breakfast Club. Well over 1000 attendees and $80,000 raised for their local projects and charities. A great evening, enjoyed by everyone.

Conference registration is looking great. Don't be left out, sign up soon!

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

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