Calendar of Events

April 14, 2015

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

Jerry Sinclair began as a youth-sports director at a local church. He also served two years with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

In 1997 Jerry and his wife started Faithful & True of Jacksonville, a Christ centered, Bible-based support program for men with an ongoing problem of sexual sin in their lives.  Their mission is equipping churches, volunteers and donors in the ministry of restoring sexually broken men and their families to a sacred place in their home and community.

More than 1300 local men have taken advantage of this confidential program to save their marriages and their lives.  The only requirement for participation is the desire to bring an end to sinful sexual behavior.  There are currently seven weekly meetings for men and two meetings for wives.

Jerry will speak to the plague of infidelity and other sexual sins that are destroying families, marriages and lives in Jacksonville.  His program discreetly offers hope to shattered lives.  You will want to know about this confidential resource for men in your church, business and social circle.

You gotta Believe! 

Time Draws closer as we need to Draw some Blood: 4/28/2015

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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
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.
From The Board
The Board is pleased to announce the following member candidate for your consideration into membership:
John Pope-sponsor is PP Lee Mercier, classification is Finance/Banking-Financial Advisor.  Anyone having an objection should submit it in writing to the Board within ten (10) days.

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.

Cocktails and Social hour begin at 6 pm; dinner begins at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.

Rotary Minute

Week 40. Rotary Minute for week beginning
April 6, 2015.

Recap Time!

Week 37: What’s the difference between a District Conference and a District Assembly? The District Conference is more focused on advancing and celebrating the object and mission of Rotary, while the District Assembly is more focused on club and district leadership training, while informing club members about events and functions that take place within our District. The Conference and Assembly are intended for all Rotarians regardless of their positions within their clubs and regardless of whether they are brand new or long-time members. Both events will increase your knowledge of and passion for Rotary; both take place May 8-10 at Flagler College in St. Augustine.

Week 38: The Rotary International Convention is where the world of Rotary comes together in one place for almost four days to hear inspirational, internationally-known speakers and to attend highly informative and interesting sessions covering every aspect of the Rotary experience. You leave an RI convention more convinced than ever that you are part of the solution and that your decision to join Rotary was the right choice. If you have already registered or are planning to attend the 2015 RI Convention taking place June 6-9 in festive Sao Paulo Brazil, make sure you let DGE Fel ( or DGN Marshall ( know today so you’ll know what’s up and can stay connected with other Rotarians from D6970 while you’re there.

Week 39: At this point in the 2014-2015 Rotary year, all clubs should be preparing for a smooth transition into the 2015-2016 Rotary year. The annual leadership transition in the world of Rotary is a healthy thing, but it also presents a challenge. When the challenge is managed wisely, a club grows stronger. Therefore, preparing and planning for the inevitable transition is important. 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.

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

We will have the prize for the winner next week!

Answers for Pierre on the move, again!

Known best for beating Carolina while playing 
for Duke, NBA all-star Christian Laettner

Former Florida Gator and Chicago Bulls NBA
 player Chris Richards

NBA Hall of Famer from JU, Artis Gilmore stands tall at 7 feet 2"

This Weeks' Guess Who!  
Tell Patti who we are!  The where is pretty easy.