Calendar of Events

October 20, 2015

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

Welcome Penny Kievet

City Rescue Mission has promoted Penny Kievet, who previously served as development officer, to development director.   Kievet has been employed with the nonprofit for over a year.

"Penny is a wonderful employee and an asset to our organization," said Patrick Hayle, executive director, City Rescue Mission. "She is an inspirational, hard-working woman. Her tenacity is reflected in her work; because of her efforts, Penny has built and maintained numerous superlative relationships with our major donors."

Kievet came to the City Rescue Mission as a development officer in June 2009. Prior to joining CRM, she spent 17 years with the American Management Association New York as a trainer, outside sales manager and sales executive. Kievet has also served as a teacher, principal and college professor in the Kansas City, Mo. area. 
Kievet holds a master's degree in organizational communication.
In her new role with City Rescue Mission, Kievet will oversee the Development Department and serve on the leadership team.

City Rescue Mission is a non-profit, faith-based organization in Jacksonville that has provided help to the homeless and needy in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida since 1946. In addition to providing emergency services for the homeless, they offer life-changing programs like the New Day Workforce and LifeBuilders to help homeless people get off the streets and back on their feet.

*** Save the Date!! ***

Please save the date for November 5th from 5:30-730 at the River City Brewing Company.  The Rotary Club of South Jacksonville and the Speech Committee invite you to the official launch party for the 2016 Rotary Oratory Competition!

This will also be an historical event as it will be the first opportunity for fellowship among all three groups: the Lunch Club, the Satellite Committee and the Rotaract Club.  Spouses and guests are welcome and we encourage their attendance as well.

There will be a cash bar and complimentary Hors d’ oeuvres, entertainment and  prizes will be included.  Please RSVP to Jacqueline Rudloff as soon as possible at or 512-947-1003. 

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:
October 30th -                               Annual Oyster Roast at San Jose Country Club
November 10 -                              Sponsor lunch for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
November 19, 7:30 am -              Gingerbread set-up project
Mid December -                           Delivering Dictionaries to 3rd graders
February 6th from 9am - 12p      Dignity U Wear Event
February 18, 2016 -                     Final event for the Rotary Oratory Competition

Satellite Club News!

Our Rotary Satellite Club of South Jacksonville meets every 2nd and 4th Monday, 
upstairs at San Marco Indochine.  5:30 social time and 6:00 meeting.  
This is an additional time and place for our members to enjoy Rotary fellowship.
  • The club's next meeting - is Monday,October 26th
  • Come and meet some of the newest members

    Satellite Club Officers: 
    Chair                                                  Julie Pyburn
    Vice Chair                                         Dave Armentrout   
    Director of Communications        Andrea Hartley-Myers
    Director of Finance                        Amanda Watson

Annual Oyster Roast October 30th San Jose Country Club

Lots of good food, beer, good band. 
 Any extras......other adult beverages, etc. can be paid at the time by credit card.  
It'll be a fun time for anyone wishing to attend.  We didn't have much interest last year but it's always a big event, so let's get a big Rotary crowd for this year! 
 Should be easy for South Jax members to sit together if desired, or spend the evening wandering around, pigging out, running into friends, dancing, etc. 
$47.50 per person after adding service and tax.
 Interested members are to contact Barry at or call him at 287-6222. 

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******** Several Upcoming Service Events ********
Sign up for with the project Coordinator

Below are some events that the Social Committee and Community Service Committee lined up for us.   Please sign up with the Project Coordinator listed:

  • Gingerbread set-up project - November 19, 7:30 am
    • Project Coordinator is PP Mike Darragh

  • Delivering Dictionaries to 3rd graders
    • Project Coordinator is Stevan Jones


  • Sponsor a lunch on November 10th for the "Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation" 
    •  Project Coordinator is PP Odette Struys



  • Volunteer opportunity at Dignity U Wear on Saturday, February 6th from 9am - 12pm.  They can accommodate 8 volunteers.  Look for sign-up sheets and additional details later this year.

Our District Governor's Message:

Week 15 Rotary Minute

Our district is a member of Rotary International Zones 33-34 encompassing 29 districts in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States and the Caribbean.  Because our Zone encompasses Caribbean District 7000, impacted by Hurricane Joaquin, and South Carolina District 7770, impacted by flooding, your district’s disaster relief committee has been activated. The committee is currently communicating with those districts to formulate how our district can best support their recovery needs. Please refer to our district website for the most up to date support instructions if your club or members are interested in contributing to the disaster relief effort.

On December 1st, we will conduct the raffle ticket drawing for use of a luxury suite at the December 20th Jaguars vs. Falcons game. Suite includes 20 tickets to the game, six parking passes, four additional passes for game day guests and $500 credit for game day menu and bar. Raffle tickets are $100 each with only 600 raffle tickets being sold for the event. Please check our website for purchasing instructions.

October 24th: World Polio Day 
November 1, 2015: Nomination forms due for our 2017-2018 District Governor

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