Calendar of Events

April 21, 2015

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

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Time is NOW for Fun, Fellowship and Entertainment!

April 23rd On 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.

The BUS is on-board and tied down for the Voyage...

Oor Rotary Mobile Health Clinic Bus on a Crowley cargo ship bound for Haiti!  How Cool! 

The Rotary Club of South Jacksonville extends deep gratitude and thanks to Crowley Maritime, especially to Dick Dooley and LaSonya Hill for helping with the cost-free shipment of our bus to Zanmi Lasante in Haiti. Our bus sailed as cargo on April 5 and arrived into Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on April 10.  The bold Rotary logo is proudly visible on the bus thanks to Rebecca Walden of First Coast Signs Jacksonville who donated all Zanmi Lasante and Rotary logos.

Save the Date...  April 28, 2015 - We need You!

 Low Supply Header 

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.

Rotary Minute

Week 41. Rotary Minute for week beginning
April 13, 2015.

The Weekly Minute – turns out it’s more than a minute! Last week I attended the first anniversary meeting of our newest club in the District, the Rotary Club of Interlachen and Lakes Area. It was a good meeting and a celebration to a good start for this emerging club – almost 25 members strong. The Interlachen and Lakes Area club is one of many clubs with a Minutarian who routinely reads the Weekly Minute to club members during the meeting. So I got to listen to one of my Weekly Minutes. As most or you already know, it took that Minutarian bit longer than a minute to read it in full. So calling it the Weekly Minute is a tad misleading. Oh well, I just want all Rotarians in District 6970 to know what’s happening and why everyone should be proud to be part of one the best Rotary Districts in the world. And if that takes more than a minute – so be it – you’re worth it.
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

Last Weeks' Guess Who Answered!  
Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer at the Masters