Calendar of Events

February 16, 2016

No Lunch meeting this week.   
Please attend the Oratory Speech Competition Finals - February 18th

The Regional Rotary Oratory Regional Competitions concluded on February 2nd with 5 outstanding competitors looking to take home the title.  It was a great presentation by all the speakers but Sean Morrison from Atlantic Coast High School received the Regional Title.  Congratulations to Sean.  BUT it is not over.... and the BEST is yet to come!

This year's Rotary Oratory Competition included seniors from public and private high schools throughout the First Coast to participate in researching, writing and presenting a speech about Jacksonville’s greatest assets.  The Regional winners will compete for the Grand Prize at the final event being held on February 18 at the Adam Herbert UNF Conference Center. Dinner begins at 6 pm; visitors and guests are welcome. There is no charge.

Club President David congratulates Southside Regional Winner Sean Morrison from Atlantic Coast High School.
Rotaract News!   
Rotaract meets at River City Brewing Company on the second and fourth Thursdays.

Satellite Club News!
Satellite meets the second and fourth Mondays
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Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:
Social Opportunity...

South Jacksonville Rotary Club and Satellite Club Social
Irish Whiskey, Bourbon and Scotch tasting  

WHEN: Thursday February 25th.
TIME: 5:30 arrivals, 6:15 start tasting
WHERE: The Blind Rabbit ---- 901 King St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Irish Whiskey, Bourbon and Scotch tasting.  Three of each types of the drinks mentioned will be displayed and talked about by the vendors. They will provide homemade chips for the group and we can add additional appetizers.   The cost is $25. 

RSVP to Randy Gordon at

Remember to bring the NEW Undies for the Undie Campaign

February Service Opportunity...

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!

Upcoming Events:
 March 5, 2016 from 9am - 12p Dignity U Wear Event 
Jun 1, 2016 - Alhambra Dinner Theatre
Shots from the meeting last week:

Bea Fore Introduces New Satellite Member - Khendys Gordon

Speaker on Feb 9th - Mary Anne Jacobs, CEO, Girl Scouts

PE Jason and his lovely wife Leslie with PP Hobart

PP Ted introducing visitors and guests.. Frank Sherman style

Les updates on the Oratory Final

Did you know..... 
Monday, Feb 9, marked the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey!

Week 32 Rotary Minute... Our District Governor's Message:  

Final reminder, Tuesday is the cutoff date to register for the upcoming District 6970 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI). The training will be held on Saturday, February 20th in Orange Park Florida. See district web site for registration information.

The project known as Rotary Has Heart is using Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016, as a day to promote your club’s signature projects and publicize Rotary’s accomplishments. Go tell your “Club’s Story” and let your community know the impact of your club members. 

 Two new sections have been added to our district website to assist clubs in promoting upcoming events, projects, and opportunities to share or partner with other clubs or Rotarians. You can view the information by selecting the Projects and Opportunities tab on the home page of our district web site.  

February 20, 2016: Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – St. Johns River College - Orange Park
February 23, 2016: Rotary's Anniversary (RI Founded February 23, 1905)
May 13-14, 2016: District Conference and District Assembly in St. Augustine

Yours in service to Rotary,

Fred“Fel” Lee
District Governor 2015-2016