Calendar of Events

June 17, 2014

Lunch begins at noon - Meeting starts at 12:30 p.m.

Welcome Steven Grossman
CEO Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Steven J. Grossman graduated from Michigan State University in 1977 with a Masters Degree in Urban Planning.

Steve assumed the CEO/Executive Director role of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority in September 2009 and oversees the operation, maintenance, development and marketing of all Authority assets, which include Jacksonville International Airport, Cecil Airport, Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport and Herlong Recreational Airport.  He provides policy recommendations to the JAA Board of Directors and serves as the primary Authority representative to the community.

Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Grossman served as Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland for 17 years.  In this role, he was responsible for the operation, management and marketing of the aviation program for the Port of Oakland.

Mr. Grossman has been a member of the Airports Council International World Governing Board and is a past chairman of Airports Council International-North America, the association which represents airports all across North America.  He currently is a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, the United Way Board of Directors and serves on the Campaign Cabinet, and the Jacksonville University Aviation Advisory Board of Directors.

Mark Your Calendar - June 24th 

The Board of Directors of the
Rotary Club of South Jacksonville
cordially invites you and a guest to the
Annual Hail & Farewell Celebration
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Social Hour begins at 6:00 pm with beer & wine
Heavy hors d’oeuvres
A short program will begin at 7:00 pm

San Jose Country Club
7529 San Jose Blvd

Attire is business casual

RSVP    By Friday, June 20th             
PH:      994-7355

News From The Board 

The Board has approved the following candidate for your consideration into membership: Ian Davies-classification is Employment Staffing/Technology.  Ian is sponsored by Randy Gordon.  Anyone having an objection to this candidate, please submit it in writing to the Board within ten (10) days.

In further news, the following charities have been awarded this year and will be presented at this week's meeting:
Sanctuary on 8th Street                   PET                                YMCA of Florida's First Coast
BASCA                                                                                 Family Promise of Jacksonville
Allison Brundick Haramis Foundation                                     Downtown Ecumenical Services Council

Thank you to PP Lee Mercier and his committee for their consideration to all of our charities!

Minutarian Update, Week 50
Rotarians of 6970, 

To all those Dads out there, Happy Father's Day!

Many of our members have just returned and are not yet over their jet lag from Sydney. Grab 'em while their groggy and make them the speaker, while the experience is fresh in their minds. I wish every Rotarian could experience an International Convention. However, since that may not happen, allow your club members to share their pictures, the fellowship and the inspiration that is a convention, with you.
I put a test in the Minute last week. I listed the next International Convention as Seoul, followed by Sao Paulo. It's actually reversed, Sao Paulo is in 2015 and Seoul in 2016. I want to thank the hundreds, perhaps thousands of our members that emailed and called me pointing this out. It proves that you do read the Minute! Like I said, 'just testing'. 

This week you may see a survey invitation. It may even come from me, but may come from a different member of the governor corp. It is the same survey some received a few weeks ago. If you've already taken it, great, please don't take it again. If you haven't, please fill it out. It is to help us serve you.
There is still time to get those Foundation donations submitted. If you have questions or need help, please reach out to me or anyone in District Leadership for assistance. If they don't know the answer, they know who to ask. 

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

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District Governor Art