Calendar of Events

January 19, 2016

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

Welcome Julie Shafer, Healthy Living Centers

Julie Schafer is a manager at Baptist Health and oversees the Y Healthy Living Centers and the Jewish Community Alliance's Wellness Connexion.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio in Exercise Science and Health Studies, and a Master of Public Health degree from University of North Florida. 

Prior to joining the Baptist Health team in 2014, she spent eight years with Brooks Rehabilitation, one of the leading rehabilitation networks in the U.S. She established an award-winning Stroke Wellness Program during her tenure at Brooks, which was operational in eight YMCA facilities in four counties and replicated for persons living with brain injury and Parkinson’s in Northeast Florida. Julie also has extensive experience in care coordination initiatives, health education, corporate wellness, and has taught as an adjunct professor in the Brooks College of Health at University of North Florida for four years. 

Rotaract News-Change of Meeting Location
Rotaract will be meeting back at River City Brewing Company (NOT Hightide Burrito) on the second and fourth Thursdays starting with the meeting of January 14, 2016

Satellite Club News!

Satellite meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month!

The next meeting will be held on January 25th at Indochine in San Marco.
The speaker will be Robin Watson from Year-Up

Year Up seeks to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. We achieve this mission through a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships.

  • The satellite speaker on Feb 8 will be Rotary 6970 DG Fel Lee

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

The Undie Campaign
Dignity U Wear provided brand new clothing to over 200,000 people in need last year. Underwear is the most requested item. To provide more people with basic human dignity and to meet the incredible need, Dignity created The Undie Campaign.

DONATION REQUEST: During the month of February 2016, please bring BRAND NEW socks and underwear to any meeting. We will collect and donate them to Dignity U Wear for those who need them most!

SERVICE EVENT: In addition, we have an opportunity for nine (9) club members to volunteer to sort clothing: Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9am – 12pm.

Contact Robyn Watson if you are interested in volunteering!

Stay Tuned... more service events coming soon!
February 18, 2016 Final event for the Rotary Oratory Competition
March 5, 2016 from 9am - 12p Dignity U Wear Event

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:
January 21, 2016
The Lost Art of the Induction - Membership Seminar  6:30p
To register:

Our Club Members In Action....

Rotary readers Colleen Lanahan Foy, Jim Lanahan and Marian Lanahan starting the week off at San Jose Elementary School

Week 28Rotary Minute... Our District Governor's Message:  

Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko recently announced a service partnership agreement between Rotary and Peace Corps to help enhance our club and district service activities locally and around the world.  By working together with active and returned Peace Corps Volunteers, we can continue addressing Rotary’s six areas of focus while enhancing goodwill, international understanding, and building capacity to address the most pressing community concerns. More information can be found under our district website’s “Opportunity Center.”

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) will take place again this year on the University of North Florida’s Campus. The event will be held from June 16th through June 19th. Make sure your club sponsors at least one, and preferably two, aspiring high school leaders who will be entering their junior or senior year at the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Pledge commitments from clubs are due on January 30th.

January 30, 2016: RYLA Pledge Commitments Due From Clubs

February 20, 2016: Rotary Leadership Institute – St. Johns River College - Orange Park

May 13-15, 2016: District Conference and District Assembly in St. Augustine
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