Calendar of Events

October 7, 2014

Welcome Keith Van Der Leest, SMG 
for an overview of new stadium amenities

Keith Van Der Leest
 Keith Van Der Leest, director of facilities with SMG-Jacksonville, a venue management company whose local operations include the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

  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!

 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.   

  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.  

Minutarian Minute Week 14

October is Vocational Service month for the Rotary world. It’s a good reminder that the origin of our Rotary organization was based on the power of good business and professional people to come together to do good in our communities and the world. We do this by becoming acquainted with one another through our weekly Rotary meetings.

In these meetings we fulfill the mission of Rotary by:

1.    Joining business and professional leaders in our community.
2.    Exchanging ideas on how we can best serve.
3.    Taking action on these ideas both locally and globally.

Exactly what Paul Harris had in mind when the “Fab Four” first gathered in a small Chicago office back in 1905.

Is there any better or simpler message that we can share with our New Generations through Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange and RYLA? I don’t think so. Let’s take this message to heart and light up Rotary through young and old by sharing our passion for doing good.

Event Reminders:
•    Saturday, October 11th – The Rotary Leadership Institute 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 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 RI President Nominee John Germ and Pakistan’s National PolioPlus Chair Aziz Memom.
•    Sunday, October 26th – we’ll culminate our District’s Rotary Days events with Rotary Day at EverBank Field when the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Miami Dolphins. Game starts at 1pm.

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