Calendar of Events

March 8, 2016

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

Welcome Harold Craw, Jacksonville Suns GM

Harold Craw was named the General Manager of the Jacksonville Suns on Sept. 17, 2015, when Fast Forward Sports Group, LLC, led by Ken Babby, officially took ownership of the Southern League club.

With 14 seasons of Minor League Baseball experience, Craw oversees marketing and sales,
community engagement, game-day experience, and all other operational aspects of the organization at the dawn of a new era of affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Craw graduated from Emory and Henry College (Va.) with a bachelor's degree in physical education, and he earned a Master's Degree in Sport Management from East Tennessee State University in 2001. He started his Minor League Baseball career in 2002 with the Johnson City (Tenn.) Cardinals as its director of stadium operations. Craw spent more than 10 seasons with the Charleston (S.C.) River Dogs from 2003 to 2012, twice being recognized by the South Atlantic League as Sales Executive of the Year and for community relations. Craw was the general manager of the Quad Cities River Bandits and a senior corporate sales executive, and later assistant general manager, of the Chattanooga Lookouts before being hired by Fast Forward Sports Group to lead the Suns.
In each community he has lived, Craw has been an active volunteer, including co-founding and co-chairing the Charleston RBI Baseball League. 

He and his wife, Angie, have relocated to Jacksonville with their daughters, Cameron and Jasmine.

Trivia Questions of the Week:
1.  Who has the most at-bats in baseball history with 14,053?
2.  Which MLB Team won the first World Series in 1903?
3.  In 1943, French underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau helped create an invention designed for underwater breathing, and 60's British rock group Jethro Tull named an album after it. What is it?
4.  What is the largest island in the United States?
5.  A theater has 32 rows with 24 seats in each row. If 75% of the seats are occupied, how many seats are empty?
 Answers at the bottom. 

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 of each month! Upstairs at San Marco Indochine.  5:30pm social and 6:00pm meeting.

  •  The March 14th meeting will be a club assembly.  No guest speaker this meeting.
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Rotary Satellite Club of South Jacksonville

Satellite Spotlight shines on... Khendys Gordon

Khendys is originally from Belize City, Belize and moved to Jacksonville in 1998 after receiving an academic scholarship to the University of North Florida.  After graduating college with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science he remained in Jacksonville and worked in various capacities within the IT industry, including software developer, technical lead, solutions architect, and enterprise architect.

He met his beautiful wife, Gina, in Belize in 1997 and she joined him at UNF in 1999.  After some convincing, she finally relented and married him in 2009 and they now have two rambunctious children, Mason - 4 and Gabrielle - 1.  In his spare time Khendys enjoys playing and watching most sports, trying new craft beers, attending whiskey tastings, and spending quality time with the family.

Rotarians in Action for a Lifetime...

UF Health Jacksonville CEO Russ Armistead, left, presents former hospital CEO Marcus E. Drewa with a token of appreciation for the leadership he's provided over the years to UF Health and the rest of the Northeast Florida medical community.

UF Health Jacksonville honored one of Northeast Florida’s longtime leaders in the medical community Feb. 25, naming the atrium of the medical office complex at UF Health North after former hospital CEO Marcus E. Drewa. Drewa led what was then known as Brewster Methodist Hospital for three decades, beginning in 1966, and took the organization from the brink of bankruptcy to one of the region’s most respected medical facilities. His vision, drive and passion formed the firm foundation of Methodist Medical Center, what became known as “The Miracle on Eighth Street,” and eventually became part of one of the premier academic health systems in the Southeast, UF Health.
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PP Jim Lanahan was captured in the pages of Goodwill Industries Magazine.  Celebrating 75 years of Good Work, Good Deeds and Goodwill. 

Keep up the great work and outstanding service!.

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:

Jun 1, 2016 - Alhambra Dinner Theatre - choose your seats now!

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!

Stay Tuned... more service events coming soon!

Week 35 Rotary Minute... Our District Governor's Message:  

Your District 6970 RYLA team has updated their website to make it more informative, easier to use and mobile friendly! 
Visit today!  Please make sure that you check out their social media links to Friend them on Facebook or Talk to them on Twitter.  Let the RYLA team know what you think!

Registration is now open for our 2016 District Conference and Assembly on May 13th-14th. For the second year in a row, both events have been combined into one exciting weekend on the campus of Flagler College in historic St. Augustine. All events will be held at the Ringhaver Student Center on the campus of Flagler College except for Friday’s Recognition and Awards luncheon which will be held in the Ponce de Leon dining hall.

This year we have provided the ability to register online for all conference and assembly events. Register early to take advantage of discounted rates! Early registration ends April 1st.

You can view all registration options along with our promotional flyer on our district web site.


May 13-14, 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

Trivia Questions Answers:
1.  Pete Rose  2.  Boston Americans  3.  Aqualung  4.  Big Island of Hawaii, even larger than Alaska  5.  192 seats