Calendar of Events

April 7, 2015

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

Kevin English joined One Call Care Management in May 2013 as the Chief Financial Officer. English has over 21 years of experience in financial management and senior leadership positions, including 17 years with PSS World Medical, Inc.  During his long tenure with PSS World Medical, English served in senior leadership positions in both Sourcing and Finance. As the Chief Sourcing Officer, English led the planning and execution of the global sourcing initiative and as the Senior Vice President of Finance, he implemented and led several strategic shared services functions. English began his professional career with four years in the audit practice for Deloitte and Touche, LLP. English holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kevin has volunteered at The Players for 7 years and will serve as the Vice Chairman for Player Services during 2015.   Kevin and his wife, Debbie, have 3 children – Morgan, Brooke and JP.    Kevin is an avid outdoorsman and he loves to spend time fishing, hunting and playing golf.

English has lived and worked in the Jacksonville area since the fall of 1992. He founded an annual fishing tournament in St. Augustine benefiting Cystic Fibrosis research and has chaired the event for the last 10 years. He also serves on the board of advisors for the Center for Supply Chain Management in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. In addition, English helps coach youth sports in the Ponte Vedra area and is an active member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic church in Ponte Vedra Beach.

The Legendary Hole Calls Again!

We Challenge YOU to give like we did!  Be a PINT Hero!! RCBC on 4/28/2015

We are looking for Pint Size Superheroes!!

Established in 1942, The Blood Alliance (TBA) is the sole provider of blood to all Northeast Florida hospitals. It depends on its community for help. If you are already a donor, thank you!  If not, please consider joining its Pint Size Superheroes (hey, it’s all in the bag!), or if you yourself cannot donate, be an Ambassador and bring someone who can donate on your behalf! 

Here are some reasons why TBA needs the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville to help donate blood:

Blood supply:

It only takes about an hour to donate a pint of blood and you can save up to three lives.

The Blood Alliance must collect blood from about 300 donors every day to keep up with current hospital demands.

Of the roughly 40% of healthy Americans who can donate life-saving blood, less than 10% do.  If donors donated two times a year, blood shortages could be prevented.

If you have a recent tattoo from a licensed facility or artist in FL, GA or SC, you can now come in sooner and donate once your tattoo is healed (in the past, you would have had to wait a one year deferral period).

Donors can schedule an appointment and register online to avoid waiting: or call 888.99.TBA.HERO (888.998.2243).

A Message From The Board
The following candidate has been approved by the Board for your consideration into membership: Jacqueline Rudloff, classification is Law-Corporate Counsel-Banking.  Her sponsor is Bob Massey.  Anyone with an objection will need to submit it in writing to the Board within ten (10) days.

In case you missed it last week...
PP Bobby Purser Honored and Remembered...

Paul McElroy captivated the crowd... He delivered Water and Power and even took out the Sewage for us all!

RYLA Applications Now Available

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is sponsoring this year’s 4 day event at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville from June 18 – 21st.  Participation is open to any high school junior or senior, and, as in the past, our club has sponsored two scholarships. 

More information is at, including application forms, which must be notarized and returned by May 15 and will become available online on April 1.  Review of applications by the RYLA committee will follow.  For more information contact Kristi Kinsey, Executive Director, at /,  or at 904-826-7819. 

RYLA accomplishes what its name implies, the augmentation of leadership skills among high school leaders in a powerful, well-constructed retreat setting.  Please consider shepherding your favorite high school leader through the application process for a rewarding experience.

Coming Events!



April 23rdOn Golden Pond:

Mike Farrell of MASH stars in On Golden Pond, the Tony Award winning play by Ernest Thompson. The play explores the often turbulent relationship of a young woman and her father, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

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  Rotary Club of South Jacksonville is hosting a blood drive! 

April 28th! 
 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.

Rotary Club of South Jacksonville
Tuesday, April 28th (12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
835 Museum Circle
River City Brewing Company - Bloodmobile
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Rotary Minute

Week 39. Rotary Minute for week beginning
March 30, 2015.

With only three months to go in this Rotary year, all clubs should be focused on preparing for a smooth transition into the 2015-2016 Rotary year. This not only includes planning and communication between the current Presidents and Presidents-Elect, but also committee chairs and even District leaders. The annual leadership transition in the world of Rotary is a healthy thing, but it presents a challenge.

When the challenge is managed wisely, a club grows stronger. Since no club intentionally wants to become weaker each passing year, preparing and planning for the inevitable transition is important and should be on everyone’s radar screen. So I encourage each club to take the steps to make for a smooth and productive transition. Doing so makes for a better member experience and relieves a lot of stress on incoming officers and committee chairs.

One other facet to consider in regard to the yearly transition is the Area and Assistant Governor string. As you know, each of our 13 areas within District 6970 has three AGs. Each AG serves a three year term. The terms of each AG within an area are staggered. Therefore, each year a new AG comes on board and one rotates out. These AGs are a vital club resource. So including them in your transition planning can be extremely helpful to your club.

One good place to start or polish-up your transition planning is at the District Conference and Assembly taking place May 8-10 at Flagler College in St. Augustine. I hope that several members from each club will register to attend this event. Doing so will be beneficial to all concerned.

Event Reminders:

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. Each club should sponsor at least one, and preferably two, aspiring high school leaders to attend this life changing event.

June 26-28: Zone 34 Regional Seminar at the Hyatt Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. All District and Club leaders are encouraged to attend. Look for more details soon on our District website.

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

Pierre on the move, again!  Guess With Who??

Guess who the tall one is and win..Tell Patti at Rotary.
Guess who the tall one is and win..Tell Patti at Rotary.
Guess who the tall one is and win..Tell Patti at Rotary.