Calendar of Events

January 6, 2015


Welcome Ron Tittle
Public Information Officer
Florida Dept of Transportation

Since last May, Ron Tittle has served as the Public Information Officer for the Florida Department of Transportation.  At the DOT, Ron creates and maintains cooperative working relationships with representatives from the media, elected officials and the public.  He is the spokesperson for the department primarily in Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties where he plans, coordinates and hosts media and marketing events to help ensure maximum efforts to keep the public informed.  Ron is the conduit with the public to address transportation plans and progress.

Prior to joining the DOT, Ron directed the Florida Army and Air National Guard public affairs for nearly ten years.  There, he was responsible for command information, media relations, and community relations.  As Florida. National Guard and Florida. Department of Military Affairs Communications Director, Ron was the primary organization spokesperson.  He guided public affairs operations during crises such as mass federal deployments shortly after Sept. 11,2001 through 2011.  He also directed crisis communications for the Florida National Guard during unprecedented hurricanes in 2004 and 2005 throughout the state of Florida and the southeast region.

Ron has also served as the Commander of Security Police for the Florida Air National Guard's 125th Figher Wing. For more than 2 years, Ron commanded the security forces unit including law enforcement, security operations, investigations and plans, to ensure protection of priority/non-priority resources as well as base populace, interfacing with inter-agency intelligence, law enforcement and security professionals

In 1990, Ron began serving what would be nearly10 years, directing and supplying equipment maintenance, aircraft load plans, finance and budget, strategic and operations plans, security training, medical readiness, disaster preparedness and all support requirements for a rapid deployable heavy engineering unit with the Florida Air National Guard (US Air Force), 202nd RED HORSE Squadron. 

Following retirement from the U.S. Air Force and Florida Air National Guard, February 2011, Ron was hired with the State of Florida to be a public affairs adviser to assist in the transition of the Public Affairs Director. He has advised on matters pertaining to public affairs, strategic communications, tactical public affairs, plans and policy, emergency management and response, community relations, media relations, external affairs, journalism, leadership, internal and external communications; supervised federal, state and contractor public affairs team in addition to advising leadership. 

Rotary of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events Calendar
(see printed events list for detailed information)

January 29 - Wine Tasting Event
Feb 12 - Speech Contest at UNF
Please sign up for the Wine Tasting Event on January 29th.  You are sure to have wonderful fellowship with your fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors
YOU MUST REGISTER AND PRE-PAY (your account will be billed)* FOR THIS EVENT!

Sign-up sheet available at the door

WHEN:  Thursday, January 29th from 6:00 – 8:00PM

WHERE:  The River Club

  1 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202

COST:  $25 per person, includes wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres

  Rotary Members may bring a guest (prospective member,   spouse)

WHAT:  Wine Tasting, Food & Fellowship

  Wait staff will assist with other drinks at the expense of   each attendee other than water which will be available at   no charge.

Toys For Tots 2014 December Project 
We collected  lots of toys at our holiday luncheon!  Thanks to all who donated and participated in this project.

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             Mobile Health Clinic

 The Mobile Health Clinic Bus Committee continues to meet and is making progress
 towards its end goal - of getting a Bloodmobile to Haiti.

Our International Exchange Student - Pierre Vidal 
Please  include Pierre in local activities and events while he is here.
You can reach Pierre at 1-904-307-3806

Minutarian Minute Week 25

Event Reminders:

February 7: Our second Rotary Leadership Institute will be conducted at the Orange Park Campus of St. Johns River State College.

May 8-10: District Conference and Assembly at the Flagler College campus in St. Augustine.

For more on these and all other events in District 6970, please go to


Yours in service to Rotary,
District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970