Calendar of Events

April 28, 2015

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

Welcome,  Dave Rich

 CSX Technical Director, Applications

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.

Overall, the CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.

CSX serves major markets in the eastern United States and has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The company also has access to Pacific ports through alliances with western railroads.

CSX moves a broad portfolio of products across the country in a way that minimizes the effect on the environment, takes traffic off an already congested highway system, and minimizes fuel consumption and transportation costs.

The Bloodmobile will be at RCBC on 4/28/15 and we need you for a limited Time!

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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.  Our goal for 8 pints and with your help we can achieve this goal.

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 42. Rotary Minute for week beginning
April 20, 2015.

This week let’s give a big shout-out to all of the Rotarians in District 6970 who have taken our Youth Services programs to the upper echelons of the 14 Districts in Zone 34 – and the whole Rotary world for that matter! Youth Services, sometimes referred to as New Generations, consists of several programs: Rotaract, Interact, EarlyAct, Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). We are fortunate to have great leaders and dedicated Rotarians serving these programs. Many of them have served their respective programs for several years, which is one of the big reasons our youth and young adult programs rank among the top tier.

But as good as these programs and their leaders are it is the support of the Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in our District that is essential to their success. So let’s give another big shout-out to all of the clubs in our District who step-up to support our Youth Services programs. Through great leadership and club support we are planting the seeds and cultivating the sprouts to grow a strong crop of future Rotarians who will Light Up Rotary for the generations that follow!
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

Keep doing those wonderful things you do! Make it a great week!