Calendar of Events

September 30, 2014


Welcome  Percy Rosenbloom, Rotary District Governor 2014-2015 

Percy serves as President and CEO of SaniGLAZE International, LLC, a position he has held since 2000. SaniGLAZE International (SGI), headquartered in Jacksonville, is the franchisor of a commercial tile and grout restoration and maintenance program. SGI provides technology, products and marketing support to its 100+ SaniGLAZE franchise units located in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and parts of Canada. Prior to that Percy worked in his family’s janitorial contracting business, Royal Services, Inc., as well as in many of its subsidiary companies.

Percy first became acquainted with Rotary through his father-in-law, Ralph Hoyt, who was and still remains a member of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville. Percy first joined Rotary in 1977 when he was invited to become a member of the Rotary Club of Harriman (TN), where he was working at the time. He and his family moved back to his hometown of Jacksonville in 1978. Shortly thereafter he transferred his membership to the Rotary Club of Jacksonville where he has been a member ever since. He served as club president in 1998-1999; as GSE District Chair 2000-2003; as Area Governor 2005-2008; and on the District Fund and Procedures Committee 2009-2011.

Percy is married to Nancy “Betty” Hoyt Rosenbloom, who is a very strong Rotary advocate and has helped to support Percy in his various roles within Rotary. They have three married children – a daughter and two boys: Christine and Robert Lyons; Hoyt and Holly Rosenbloom; and Carter and Leigh Rosenbloom. They have five grandchildren and another due to arrive in October 2014. Percy and Betty attend Riverside Presbyterian Church where they have both served as deacons and elders.

Percy attended public schools in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. He has an AA degree from Santa Fe Community College. During and following his college years, Percy served in the 146th Signal Battalion of the Florida Army National Guard.

Percy is an active cyclist and participates in charity bike rides, especially those sponsored by our District’s Rotary Clubs. He is also an active scuba diver and enjoys lobster hunting and spear fishing in the Florida Keys. He serves on the Executive Committee of the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and is an active supporter of the Florida First Coast YMCA.

    Our Club has an opportunity to serve at the Sulzbacher Center.  We are set for Monday October 13th to serve.  If you have students that need community hours, this is an excellent opportunity to get them involved.  Please contact Meredith Porter at to be included!

  Jaguar Fund Raising Opportunity
 The Jaguars and the Rotary have joined together again to bring you this special fund raising opportunity to support your club's charity projects.  Go to the Rotary District website ( and click on the Jaguar logo in the left hand column. Be sure to let your friends and family know about this-everyone can go to the site and order tickets for any game!

Select (click) your club's name, then input the Promo Code "Rotary53" and purchase tickets to support your Rotary club today!  For each ticket purchased, our club receives $9.25.
•   No minimum number of tickets required for purchase -Available for all Home games
•   FREE Shipping on all orders
•   In 2014, we have created specific Rotary Seating Sections. These sections are Sections 231, 436, and 433 allowing Rotarians from all Clubs throughout District 6970 the ability to sit together. Click on the section and then select the seats to see the pricing for the seats being selected.  Ticket prices are $45, $50 and $55 per ticket, depending on location and availability.  South Jacksonville's promo code is Rotary53
For more information contact Brad Fain @  (904) 633-6534 or email
Make sure you are in attendance to support this year's Rotary game on October. 26 vs. the Miami Dolphins.  

 Rotaract Mentoring Program
PP Hobart Joost and PP Jay Plotkin along with Will Torres have begun a program that will partner our members with a Rotaractor in the same profession.  These young professionals are the future of our city and our businesses.   This program offers the opportunity to meet with them once a month perhaps at lunch or after work (or a time that is mutually agreed upon) to discuss the issues they are facing as they work their way through today's corporate environment.  If you are interested in participating in this program, sign up at the next meeting.    
Minutarian Minute Week 13

Last week’s minute, #12, was supposed to be a recap of the previous three weeks. But due to the timeliness of the call for District Governor nominations last week, the recap for weeks 9, 10, 11 and 12 will be included in this week’s Minute #13.

Recap for week 9: Our District’s two Rotary Days events are now official. First, on Monday, October 20th, all Rotarians are invited to a special luncheon at the Jacksonville Omni Hotel to hear the latest update on Rotary’s epic project to end Polio worldwide. The message will be delivered by two outstanding international speakers. Second, on Sunday, October 26th, we’ll culminate our District’s Rotary Days events at EverBank Field when the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Miami Dolphins.

Recap for week 10: September is New Generations month, referring to the youngest generation in the family of Rotary.  This includes Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE). Others are service-minded young people involved in Rotary club and district activities. We are increasing the number of Rotaract and Interact clubs across the district; and both our RYE and RYLA programs are the envy of the Rotary world. Through New Generations, Rotary in District 6970 is growing younger every day! Reminder there will be a District Interact Summit on October 4th in St. Augustine at the St. Joseph Academy.

Recap for week 11: is the place where you can find contact info and photos for every member of your club; and potentially for all of the other clubs in District 6970. Each club needs to find that special Rotarian who has what it takes to be a Rostertarian. The Rostertarian is responsible for entering and updating their club members in Each club that has its members entered into on or before 1 December 2014 will be recognized with a special award.

Recap for week 12: Now is the time for each club in our District to nominate that Past President who would make a great District Governor to serve in the 2017-2018 Rotary year. All of the information you need to nominate can be found on our District website, The deadline for nominations is November 1.

Event Reminders:
*Saturday, October 4th (9:00am to 1:30pm) – 2014 Interact Leadership Summit, which
includes lunch, will take place at St. Joseph Academy, 155 State Road 207, St. Augustine.
Five Interact members per club (especially officers) plus faculty advisor and Rotary Club
sponsor rep.
*Saturday, October 11th – The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) will hold its first
sessions for the year at the Orange Park Campus of St. Johns River State College;
breakfast and lunch included.
*Monday, October 20th – all Rotarians in district 6970 are invited to a special luncheon
to hear the latest update on Rotary’s epic project to end Polio worldwide. RI President
Nominee John Germ and Pakistan’s National PolioPlus Chairman Aziz Memon will be
the presenters.
*Sunday, October 26th – Rotary/Jaguar Game Day at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.

Information about all events can be found at

Yours in service to Rotary,                

District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970


Our International Exchange Student - Pierre Vidal 
Please remember to include Pierre in local activities and events while he is here.
 You can call, text and communicate with our exchange student at 1-904-307-3806

Congratulations to our Perfect Attendance Members
Emory Meek       51 years
Marcus Drewa    45 years
Ted Johnson        39 years
Jerry Hanks         36 years
Larry Cavallaro    31 years
Robert Meek       29 years
Skip Booth          23 years
Mary Alice Phelan    21 years
Mike Darragh      20 years
Lee Mercier        19 years
Bob Massey, Jr. 18  years
Tyrie Boyer         14 years
Robert Harris      14 years
Gary Wilkinson    12 years
Jim Lanahan        10 years
Ed Morales         10 years
Vicki-lynne Gloger   7 years

Joe Ripley and Paul Mori also have more than 50 years of service to our club and Rotary-thanks to all!