Calendar of Events

February 24, 2015

Lunch is served at Noon, Meeting begins at 12:30p

Welcome Rick Mullaney

Rick Mullaney attended the University of Florida on a George Smathers Debate Scholarship, receiving a BA in Political Science and graduating Phi Beta Kappa and first in the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1980, serving as Executive Editor of the Law Review. After working as a business lawyer for Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith, and Cutler, then the state’s largest law firm, Mr. Mullaney was a prosecutor and was named Prosecutor of the Year for the state of Florida in 1991. 
While a prosecutor, he taught business law in the MBA program at the University of North Florida. He subsequently worked for nearly 20 years on diverse public policy issues, including economic development, municipal finance, healthcare, education, and infrastructure development as legal counsel and public policy advisor to the City of Jacksonville and former mayors Ed Austin, John Delaney and John Peyton. During this time, he served as Head of the City’s Tort Litigation Department, Chief of Staff to former Mayor John Delaney, and General Counsel to Jacksonville’s $5 billion a year consolidated government. In 2003, he received the Lawyer of the Year Award at the annual Jacksonville Bar Association Law Day Luncheon.
Mr. Mullaney currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Gateway Community Services. He is past Chairman of the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Foundation, serving on the board since 2004, and has served on the Board of Directors for the St. Vincent’s Healthcare since 2005. He is a member of Leadership Jacksonville (1988) and Leadership Florida (2001) and ran for Mayor of Jacksonville in 2011.
Mr. Mullaney became the Founding Director of the JU Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University in 2012.

Rotary of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events Calendar

March 7 - Fellowship Event  1:15pm - 4:00pm at Anheuser - Busch Brewery
March 31 - Easter Basket project-prior to regular lunch meeting 
April 23 - Alhambra Fundraising event-Reserve your table!!!
May 8-10 - District Conference and Assembly

March 7  - Beermaster Tour

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  Rotary Club of South Jacksonville is hosting a blood drive! 

There is always a need for blood, and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community.  Nationwide, someone needs blood every 2 to 3 seconds, and most of us will need blood at some point in our lifetime.

Please click the link below to make an appointment to saves lives in our community through your generous gift of blood donation!
Rotary Club of South Jacksonville
Tuesday, March 3rd (01:00 pm - 03:00 pm)
835 Museum Circle
River City Brewing Company - Bloodmobile
Jacksonville, FL 32207


Rotary Foundation

Jersey Mike’s “Month of Giving” Campaign 2015 

March 25 - Jersey Mike’s Subs locations will promote Day of Giving

Since 2010, our devoted franchisees and team members throughout the country, supported by our generous customers, have raised nearly $10 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 1 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. 

One of our most successful fundraiser's is Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving.  Last year we raised nearly $2.1 million for 100 different charities nationwide.  Now in its 5th year, we are looking forward to making the program bigger than ever.

From coast to coast, more than 120 charity partners have been chosen, from hospitals to youth organizations, which are excited to join with us on this initiative.  The 31 days of “Month of Giving 2015” will peak with “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 25.   On that day, 100 percent of sales will be donated to our partner charities.

There’s a lot we can do locally to get the best possible fundraising results for those who will benefit, so below you will find helpful tools and ideas for getting the word out.


Program Summary

Jersey Mike’s Subs stores will offer fundraising support in several ways during the month of March:
·         Month-long fundraising campaign contributions.  Month of Giving is intended to raise money throughout March. Customers can select $1, $3 or $5 donation tear off sheets located near the cash register.
·         Day of Giving.  Nationwide, Jersey Mike’s Subs locations will promote Day of Giving (March 25), encouraging customers to contribute to a local charity, including your chosen charity, raising significant funds in one day.  Each restaurant will donate 100 percent of that day’s sales to the chosen charity.  Our Chosen Charity is End Polio Now
   Donations from local Jersey Mike’s restaurants.  As always, our franchisees are known for their generosity and many organizations will also benefit from their direct contributions.
SAVE THE DATE - April 23rd for the Alhambra Dinner Event

Shop on Amazon - help raise money for our club! 
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Our International Exchange Student - Pierre Vidal
             Please include Pierre in local activities and events while he is here - 1-904-307-3806

This week it’s a two message Minute! Here we go…..

Is your club hoping to be standing in the award circle at this year’s District Conference? Then beat a path to the Awards page on to our District website. Webmaster Wizard, Howard Kelly, and this year’s District Award Chair, Theresa Shuster, have posted all pertinent award docs. Totally my fault that it’s taken this long to get everything up to date, but there is still plenty of time to get those applications completed and mailed. Most of the awards and recognitions have March 31 deadlines. Please read each set of instructions carefully before sending award applications to us for evaluation.

Thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville and the participation of the Rotary Clubs of Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville Oceanside, St. Augustine, Orange Park and West Jacksonville, six outstanding high school students competed in an oratory competition on the subject of financial literacy. The competition included 24 high schools and over 100 students covering a four county area. The winner took home a $4,000 scholarship! The runner-up a $2,000 scholarship; and all six finalists received $500 scholarship stipends for making it to the final round. I make mention of this event because Doug Matthews, the South Jacksonville Rotarian who coordinates it, would like to expand the competition throughout our District. If your club has an interest, please contact Doug Matthews at (904) 296-0212 x224 or email him at No doubt there is an aspiring young orator in your area who would like to win a scholarship.

Event Reminders:

March 5-7: Florida Multi-District President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) in Orlando, FL. Presidents-Elect – have you entered your goals in Rotary Club Central?

May 8-10: District Conference and Assembly at the Flagler College campus. Mark your calendar for a weekend of interesting, informative and inspirational sessions, and a lot of fun Rotary fellowship.

 June 18-21: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) will take place again this year on the University of North Florida’s campus. Make sure your club sponsors at least one, and preferably two, aspiring high school leaders who will be entering their junior or senior years at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

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

You will soon be able to catch PP Odette on WJCT,  hosting a special from the 
Florida Theatre about an upcoming performance by Brit Floyd, 
a band that pays tribute to 50 years of Pink Floyd music. 

You may notice that PP Odette always proudly wears her Rotary pin!