Calendar of Events

October 27, 2015

Joint luncheon with Mandarin Club
 Lunch is served at Noon, Meeting begins at 12:30p 

Welcome Richard Miller, local sportscaster (Miller on Sports)
......who happens to be the son of SJR Member - Joe Miller

Also joining us are:  
Jeff Chandler (former UF Kicker) and Chris McCranie (Former UGA kick returner)

 As a Jacksonville native, Richard Miller attended local schools: Bishop Kenny High School and the University of North Florida. At UNF, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and graduated with Honors. While attending UNF, he produced his own unique sports talk radio show for two and a half years and gained over 200 hours of on-air radio experience as well as directing and production experience. In stints with two other local sports talk radio stations, Miller helped produce numerous top-rated sports talk shows.
In 2009, he became the Sports Columnist for The Jacksonville Observer. Several of his intriguing stories have been ranked number one in the sports category by Google News search engine. For the past three seasons, Miller has covered the Jacksonville Jaguars from the press box at EverBank Field.
In 2009, Miller  also began collaborating with nationally well-known sports talk radio personality and legend David Lamm. Together, they have compiled a variety of stories that may eventually culminate into a book.
Miller has spent multiple seasons in the press box at EverBank Stadium. First, he was presenting national "LIVE" updates for Sporting News and more recently performing a similar duty for Yahoo Sports. He enjoys the time in the Jaguars locker room interviewing the players and coaches.

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:
October 30th -                                                                    Annual Oyster Roast at San Jose Country Club
November 5 -  5:30pm -7:30pm                                                             Launch Party for Oratory Contest
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

Official launch party for the 2016 Rotary Oratory Competition!
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 historic 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.

***Please watch for a special message on November 4th for instructions on how you can be a part of  the online campaign for this year’s Rotary Oratory Contest!***

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. This is 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.

PDG Cynde Covington published in Rotarian Magazine for earning a Citation for Meritorious Service from The Rotary Foundation!

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Our Club In action.......

President David Bissell gets the meeting started

October 20th Speaker Penny Kievet, City Rescue Mission


 The Head Table at last week's meeting

Induction of New Satellite Members 
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,November 9.
The speaker that evening is Elton Revis.
  • Satellite Club Officers:
  • Chair                                                                   Julie Pyburn
  • Vice Chair                                                          Dave Armentrout
  • Director of Communications                         Andrea Hartley-Myers
  • Director of Finance                                          Amanda Watson

 ******** 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 16 Rotary Minute

This is the final call to submit a nomination 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,
I am proud to announce our new District 6970 Rotaract Website. Please take a moment to explore all the information and maybe even find a great Rotaract club you could visit for your next makeup. The new website can be found at 
If you or your club is looking for an opportunity to serve, you might find that opportunity under the “Affiliates”, “Opportunity Center”, or “Speakers Bureau” sections on our district web site.

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