Calendar of Events

November 10, 2015

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

 Please Welcome Sarah Cramer and Eric Heineman

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
My father, Paul Enno Cramer, died on March 3rd, 2001 in a training accident. I was 10 years old. He had left from Virginia to go to Florida for a two week training course with the Air National Guard. While flying back to Virginia, the plane, carrying 21 men, ended up tragically crashing to the ground in Unadilla, Georgia. There were no survivors.

I will never forget the night that two men dressed in uniform showed up at my house to tell my family and I about the death of my father. Not a day goes by that I do not think about my dad, but it is through the healing hand of God and the strength and encouragement of my family and friends that I have been able to move forward from this life-shattering day.

Eventually, I began to attend college at Liberty University, but was overwhelmed with the price of school. I still remember the day I found out about Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. It is because of Fallen Patriots that I was able to graduate from college debt free. I am forever grateful to Children of Fallen Patriots for the indescribable support they have been to me, and am proud to honor my father by giving back and serving alongside this incredible foundation.

*** Special Notification ***
Thanksgiving Meeting - November 17, 2015
All members are encouraged to bring family members to this meeting as it will be a Thanksgiving theme and we all have so much to be thankful for. Please let Patti know your anticipated number of guests by Monday, November 16th. It will be fun, fellowship and a great time unless you are a Turkey!

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:
November 19, 7:30 am -                     Gingerbread set-up project

Mid December - TBD                          Delivering Dictionaries to 3rd graders

February 6th from 9am - 12p            Dignity U Wear Event

February 18, 2016 -                             Final event for the Rotary Oratory Competition

AmazonSmile Foundation Donation Disbursement
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Satellite Club News!
Each week, we will highlight one of our Satelliters so everyone can get familiar with this great group of up-and-comers!
Meet Dave Armentrout:
Dave has been married to Tiffany for 6 years (together for 9 years) and they have a 4 year old daughter Lilly, who loves horses. 

He has been working for CareSpot for 7 years and is the Regional Sales Manager for North Florida. Dave has an addiction to golf and a love-hate relationship to that sport. 

Dave is in a local band called Sonic Thieves (check them out on Facebook). On the family's down time they love the beach, Disney World and anywhere that has water. 

 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 all our members to enjoy Rotary fellowship.

This is a fantastic opportunity opportunity for everyone to invite their 32-45 year old leaders to come see what Satellite Rotary is all about and to hear a great One Spark presentation.

Meeting:  Monday,November 9.
Speaker:  Elton Rivas, Founder of One Spark.
Topic:  One Spark and the JAX startup ecosystem.

Satellite Club Officers:
  • Chair Julie Pyburn
  • Vice Chair Dave Armentrout
  • Director of Communications Andrea Hartley-Myers
  • Director of Finance Amanda Watson
From The Board
The following candidates have been approved by the Board for your consideration into membership:  Karen Hughes, sponsor is Martha Bogdan and her classification is Satellite; Marie O'Keefe, sponsor is Christy King and her classification is Satellite.
Anyone having an objection, please notify the Board in writing within ten (10) days.

** Opportunity to Serve as a Finalist Judge for RYE - 11/14 and 11/15 **

On behalf of the Rotary Youth Exchange Committee, we wish to thank the Rotary Club Presidents and their team members for their quick response in completing their Club Home Interviews. Note, 48 hours ahead of the scheduled deadline.  This was an outstanding performance by all of the Rotarians!

Our next step in the Rotary Youth Exchange District 6970 Interview process will be the actual "Final RYE District 6970 Interviews" that are scheduled on Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th. 

The "Final RYE District 6970 Interviews" will be held at:
St. Johns River State College
Criminal Justice Building                                                                                                  
2990 College Drive (off SR-16)
St. Augustine, FL 32084                  

We wish to direct all Rotarians and Volunteers to the link below to be able to register as Judges at the "Final RYE District 6970 Interviews".   Specific details are on the link page with requested sign up session times and registration information. We need 20 Rotarian / Volunteers per the 3 sessions each day.

Sign Up at:

Thank you in advance to all the Rotarians & Volunteers that are assisting... "To work towards peace and understanding in the world".   --Jeff Hart--

******** 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

  • 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 18 Rotary Minute
“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results is achieves” – Paul Harris. Rotary set out with the “purpose of doing good in the world.” This vision became The Rotary Foundation.

And because of you, we are having an impact on some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs through our...

    Six Areas of Focus                
                Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
                Disease prevention and treatment
                Water and sanitation
                Maternal and child health
                Basic education and literacy
                Economic and community development

November is Rotary Foundation month. Your personal support through our Foundation ensures we continue to “Do Good in the World.” 

December 1, 2015: Jaguars/Polio Partnership Raffle Ticket Drawing

For more on all other events in District 6970, please go to

Yours in service to Rotary,

Fred “Fel” Lee
District Governor 2015-2016