Calendar of Events

January 13, 2015


Welcome Senator Aaron Bean

Senator Aaron Bean was born January 25, 1967 in Fernandina Beach and attended Jacksonville University.  Aaron received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Jacksonville University, and was the city president of Compass Bank for 10 years (1998-2008). Aaron and his wife, Abby, reside in Fernandina Beach, Fla., with their three sons, where they attend Memorial United Methodist Church.
Aaron Bean currently represents Florida Senate District 4, which includes Duval and Nassau Counties.
Aaron Bean currently works for Shands Jacksonville as the relationship development officer and is the co-owner of 8 Flags Insurance Company, and he owns and operates Putt-Putt of Fernandina Beach.
Aaron served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives, including a term as elected chairman of the Duval County Legislative Delegation in 2008. During his tenure in the Florida House, Aaron received numerous awards and recognitions for his effective, conservative leadership and additionally was trusted by then-House Speaker Marco Rubio to serve as the chairman of the House Health Care Council, which handled all health care policy in addition to the appropriations of about one-third of the state budget.
Prior to being elected to the Florida House, Aaron served as a Commissioner and Mayor of Fernandina Beach. Aaron’s extensive record of public service includes serving on the First Coast YMCA Board of Directors, Big Brothers & Big Sisters and the United Way.

Rotary of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events Calendar
January 20 - Speech Contest
January 29 - Wine Tasting Event
Feb 7 - Rotary Leadership Institute 
Feb 12 - Speech Contest at UNF
May 8-10 - District Conference and Assembly 

(see printed events list for detailed information)

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.

Rotary of South Jacksonville Delivering Dictionaries to Kindergarten Classes
Thanks to all who participated in this project!

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 - 1-904-307-3806

Minutarian Minute Week 26

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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