Calendar of Events

December 8, 2015

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

Please Welcome, John Delaney, UNF President

John A. Delaney became the University of North Florida's fifth president in 2003. In that capacity, he oversees a campus of more than 16,000 students, 600 faculty and more than 1,000 staff. The 1,381 acre campus in Northeast Florida is considered a driver in the region, with an annual economic impact of nearly $1 billion. Each year, 4,000 students graduate from the university's six colleges: the Brooks College of Health, the Coggin College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, College of Education and Human Services, and the Hicks Honors College.
John A. Delaney’s presidency continues a distinguished career as a public servant. He served two terms as mayor of Jacksonville, the country’s 13th largest city, spearheading major initiatives including The Better Jacksonville Plan, a $2.2 billion improvement plan that gave the city new public facilities and other amenities. He also created the Preservation Project, a massive land conservation program giving Jacksonville the distinction of having the largest urban park system in the United States. Prior to that, he served as the chief assistant state attorney, the number two prosecutor for Northeast Florida and as the general counsel for the City of Jacksonville. He has served on numerous non-profit and corporate boards.
He and his wife Gena have four children and three grandchildren.

** Social Time...Tuesday, December 8 6:00-7:00pm **
Wine and Cheese Social Event at Ameris Bank. Hosted by Meredith Porter at Ameris Bank, 4835 Town Center Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32246.

Do you recall that in 1905 when Rotary was just beginning, members met at one another's place of business (rotating to a different place each time-thus the term, Rotary). To honor Rotary's original intent, we would like to schedule an after-hours social each month to help everyone get connected with their fellow Rotarians and learn more about their businesses. If you are interested in hosting a social event at your office, please contact Jacqueline Rudloff at

...and the Suite Winner is...

It is official, we have a winner of the raffle ticket drawing for use of a luxury suite at the December 20th Jaguars vs. Falcons game.  The winner is Jim Van Horn, a member of the Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary Club. Congratulations Jim !
Peter Racine drew the winning ticket on 12/1/15 at Everbank Field.
In the photo is DGE Marshall Butler, Past District Governor and District Foundation Chair Cynde Covington, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation President Peter Racine and District Governor Fel Lee.

South Jax Rotarians in Action!

Salvation Army Bell Ringing...

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:
December 8, 6-7pm Wine & Cheese Event @ Ameris Bank

December 8-15th - Delivering Dictionaries to 3rd graders
February 6, 2016 from 9am - 12p Dignity U Wear Event
February 18, 2016 Final event for the Rotary Oratory Competition

Satellite Club News!
The next meeting will be held on December 14th!

The speaker that evening is Michelle Clowe, World Relief Jacksonville Refugee Services Coordinator and recipient of the FBI's 2013 Director's Community Leadership Award for her work with the Human Trafficking Task Force of Northeast Florida. She will be speaking towards the experience of refugees, their contributions to the local community and the ongoing crisis.

For more information - Visit the new Facebook Site:
Rotary Satellite Club of South Jacksonville

Satellite Club Officers:

•Chair Julie Pyburn
•Vice Chair Dave Armentrout
•Director of Communications Andrea Hartley-Myers
•Director of Finance Amanda Watson

Satellite Club Spotlight is on Beth Briand this week!

Beth is a pharmacist at Baptist Medical Center on the inpatient adult service.  She completed her pharmacy training at Samford University followed by residency in Savannah, Georgia.  After residency, she moved to Jacksonville and has been practicing for over 7 years at Baptist and has been working with the University of Florida's College of Pharmacy precepting student pharmacists.  Beth was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Alabama.  Beth is involved with the Junior League of Jacksonville and St. John's Cathedral.  She also enjoys volunteering and meeting with her Daughters of the American Revolution chapter.  In her free time, Beth enjoys traveling, crafting, visiting the theater and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
                                                  Last week's speaker Kristin Keen
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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:

•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 early next year.

Our District Governor's Message:

Week 22 Rotary Minute

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment month. Rotary’s top priority is the eradication of polio, but disease prevention and treatment take on many forms, from supporting studies to help immunize people, to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. District Rotarians and clubs are drilling deep wells, designing and building water filtration systems and developing sanitation projects in places such as Nicaragua, Bali, Haiti and many other areas to ensure those communities have clean drinking water and sanitation. Locally, many clubs are tackling a disease affecting so many of their fellow Rotarians, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, through a Zone 33/34 partnership called CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust).

As we start hosting special holiday meetings or events, if appropriate, consider inviting Interact and Rotaract members to attend. Not only will you be extending a warm Rotary welcome to increasingly vital members of the Family of Rotary, but you’ll also be spicing up your meeting or event for all concerned.


December 13, 2015: Rotary Game Day – Jaguars vs. Colts
December 16, 2015: Rotary Youth Exchange Big Reveal Country Announcements