Calendar of Events

August 25, 2015

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

Lois-Anne Isabelle, RN - Professional Education Coordinator
Community Hospice Northeast Florida

As a professional education coordinator at Community Hospice, Lois Isabelle provides a variety of in-services on end-of-life issues to physician offices, nursing homes, hospitals and other medical facilities.

Lois joined Community Hospice in 1991 and has served as a PRN nurse, assessment/admission nurse, marketing representative, and education coordinator for health care professionals and the community at large. Before joining Community Hospice, she was a relief supervisor at Jacksonville Medical Center and served in a variety of staff and supervisory nursing positions at Cohoes Memorial Hospital, Upstate Medical Center and Meyers Community Hospital in New York State.

Lois received her nursing degree from St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing in Albany, N.Y. In July 2015 she retired as House Supervisor from Baptist Medical Center Beaches, where she had been a nursing supervisor for 29 years. In 2011, she was named one of the Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida.

Help Raise Scholarship Funds For the Rotary Oratory Competition Through Our GoFundMe Account

The Rotary Oratory Competition committee has been working hard to conduct another outstanding event for our area high school seniors. The final event will be held February 18, 2016. We are currently in the stage of raising funds to pay for the scholarships. We would like to encourage your friends, family and business associates to make a tax-deductible donation for the project by going to the link above.. You can also help generate scholarship funds by going on to your Linkedin account and sending out a message about the GoFundMe donation. We already have a message you can just cut and paste into your Linkedin message box. Just email Bill Langley at and he will send you the message.

At Last Week's meeting, Mayor Lenny Curry presented the City Budget and fielded questions

Mayor Lenny Curry and President David Bissell.

A warm Rotary Welcome for Mayor Curry!

Candid Lunch Shots...Don't Miss Out!

PP Odette Struys takes a selfie with Mayor Curry in the background!!  President Bissell photo bombs the selfie.  Also, Mayor Curry, thanks for being a great sport as this will make Odette's selfie wall of fame!!

The BOLD.....

 The OLD.....but young at heart.  This is the cost of wisdom...

 The GOLD.....

 and the rest of us.....

Another Informative and Fun Meeting!!

Enjoying Lunch and conversation with fellow members

From the Board
 Leslie Redd has been approved for your consideration into membership by the Board.  She is being sponsored by PP Vicki-lynne Gloger and her classification is Non-Profit-Healthcare.  Anyone having an objection, please submit it in writing to the Board within ten (10) days.

 Our Club in Action!

********  Rotary International 2015 Citation Awards  ******** 
Our Club is in Rotary District 6970 in Zone 34. And, we do GREAT work!

This past weekend, Rotary District 6970 met for a Seminar in Orange Park with about 200 Rotarians from around the District. The Rotary Club of South Jacksonville had a strong showing and also won some Rotary International awards including the Presidential Citation and the Public Relations Award.  PP Odette picked up awards for our Rotary Club of South Jacksonville.

It's good to know, of the 532 zones worldwide, our Zone #34 (Georgia/Florida/All Caribbean Islands) ranks 4th in the whole world!!! Our district went over a million Dollars for giving for the first time with a total giving of $1,067,309. We can all be proud!
PP Barry Covington (Presidential Rotaract Citation)
PP Odette Struys (Public Image Citation)

PP Dean Scott (Presidential Citation)

South Jax Rotary 2015-16 Rotary Oratory Competition Sponnsorships

There are several ways to sponsor: 
Through Our GoFundMe Account  .........
Rotary Oratory Competition $20,000 Title Co-Sponsorship 
Rotary Oratory Competition $1000/$500 Scholarship Sponsor
Rotary Oratory Competition $3,000 Regional Sponsor

Make check payable to Rotary Club of South Jacksonville Charities, Inc.; P.O. Box 47546; Jacksonville, FL 32247. Funds will be used for scholarships, charity donations and related costs. For more information, contact Rotary project chair Les Loggins at (904) 699-6578 or email

Last Speech Competition Finals at UNF (Feb, 2015)

Our Governor's Message:

Week 7 Rotary Minute

Our time for District Governor succession planning is upon us. This is the first call for nominations for our 2017-2018 District Governor. Nomination forms must be sent to our District's Nominating Committee Chair, PDG Clint Dawkins by 5:00pm Sunday November 1, 2015. For instructions and more information on submitting nominations for District Governor, please refer to our district's website,

Looking to combine some traveling, learning and Rotary all in one fun event?  Then make your plans to attend one of five Presidential Conferences starting in January 2016. Five conferences will be held around the world, each focusing on Rotary’s Areas of Focus. For more information, look at the new “Opportunity Center” section of our district website. 

Don’t forget to share your Rotary pride on Instagram with a simple photo and you can win a $25 Outback gift card and more! Start tagging your snaps with #Rotary6970 now! Also, if you are a Facebook user, make sure you have “liked” our District 6970 Facebook page! 

Thank you to the more than 200 Rotarians who attended this past weekend’s Be a Gift to the World seminar. I hope you learned more about our great organization and were inspired by our keynote speaker Ramesh Ferris to keep up the good fight to eradicate Polio from our world.

October 10th: Interact Summit
November 22nd:  2015 National Immunization Day Tour

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