Calendar of Events

July 21, 2015

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

Meet Charles McBurney Jr.   Jacksonville Attorney

Charles McBurney is a native of Orlando, Florida. He has lived in Jacksonville since receiving his law degree from the University of Florida in 1982. He graduated from the University of Florida with high honors in 1979.

McBurney is active in the Commercial Law League of America where he has held several positions. He is a past officer and director of the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association and has served as Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association. McBurney has achieved an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the Bar Register of Prominent lawyers. McBurney has been a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education regarding bankruptcy and commercial law. He is also a member of the Florida House of Representatives where, among other committees, he is Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, which is the House Committee overseeing changes to civil and criminal law.

McBurney is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar and the Jacksonville Bar Association. He is admitted to all Florida courts, the U.S. Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Eleventh Circuit. His achievements have been published in Who's Who in America, as well as Who's Who in American Law.

Awards - Charles W Mc Burney Jr
•Distinguished Legislator Award 2012 - Florida Bar Business Law Section

•2012 Outstanding Citizen Award - Florida Council on Social Studies
•Distinguished Legislative Service Award - Florida Bar 2009
•Civic Education Advocacy Award, Florida Law Related Education Association
•House Legislator of the Year, Florida Clerk's and Comptroller's Association, 2013
•Florida Bar Legislative Award, 2013, 2014
•Legislative Leadership Award, 2014 – Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
•Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice, 2014 – Appointed by Chief Justice of Florida Supreme Court

Candid Lunch Shots...Don't Miss Out!
Our New member - Marcus Haile - Welcome!

Some of the handsome men in the club :)
Past President Vicki-lynne Gloger
Enjoying Lunch and conversation with fellow members

 Our Club in Action!
July 14th Speaker - Judge David Gooding
from Family Court and the Guardian Ad Litem program
 Inducting a New Member - Past President Dean Scott gives the charge

Skip & Bridget Booth's son -
Palmer Booth, attending classes at Georgia Tech’s campus in France this summer, decided to dive into the culture by participating in the Running of the Bulls at Pamplona, Spain on Sunday July 12, 2015!
As you can imagine, anxious parents were relieved to receive a text message saying his run went well.  WOW!

Rotary Minute for week beginning July 13, 2015.
Your district team is busy developing and preparing for our upcoming Be a Gift to the World seminar. The seminar will be held on August 15th at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park starting at 8:00am. A continental breakfast will be served from 7:00am-8:00am. 

Some of the exciting breakouts include
- How To Make Your Club Stronger:   LISTEN
- Grant Management Process
- How To Engage Rotary Alumni
- Alternative Club Formats
- Building Media Relationships
- Club Websites Tutor
- Interactive Working Rotaract Sessions and much more!

To register, send our District executive Secretary Patti Chapman, an email at or call her at 904-994-7355. For DACdb users, you can register online via the calendar function.
Having Fun with Instagram!
Sharing your Rotary pride on Instagram with a simple photo could win you a $25 Outback gift card and more! Each month the best captured moment shared via Instagram will automatically be entered into a District-wide competition. So start tagging your Instagram photos with #Rotary6970 now! (All entries will be judged on the 25th of each month). Good luck!

Morning of August 1st: Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) will take place at the Daytona State College Palm Coast Campus. Registration is open for all Rotarians for Parts 1, 2, 3 and a Graduate Class. See our District website for registration instructions.
Evening of August 1st: Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) “Welcome Home Dinner”.  Hear from the high school students themselves about the impact RYE has had on their lives after a year of study and living in another country. Reservations are available on the website under About RYE Florida... click on District 6970.

August 15th: Be a Gift to the World seminar at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park.  For more on these and all other events in District 6970, please go to

Yours in service to Rotary,
 Fred “Fel” Lee
District Governor 2015-2016
Rotary International District 6970