Calendar of Events

March 15, 2016

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

Welcome Vicki Coppen, RN
Vicki Coppen currently serves as the Stroke Awareness Program Coordinator for the University of  Florida Health Center in Jacksonville.  She became a registered nurse in 1982. Since then she has served a Flight Nurse for TraumaOne in 1985 and again from 1991 through 2008.  Ms. Coppen has also managed an emergency room for two years, was a poison center educator for two years and served as Radiation Oncology Nurse for three years.

According to the American Stroke Association, someone in America has a stroke every 45 seconds. Every 3 minutes, someone dies of one. Stroke is the nation's third leading cause of death, ranking just behind heart disease and all forms of cancer, and is the leading cause of long-term adult disability in the US.

A stroke is an interruption or blockage of blood flow to the brain that can cause a variety of physical problems. Some of the most common symptoms are difficulty with speech, partial or total loss of use on one side of a person's body, visual disturbances, coma and even death.

Spotted Around Town.....

Champions for Children got together at Episcopal Children's Services Golden Gala last week. The San Marco Resident photographed our own, Dr. Warner Webb and his wife Sherrie, along with Rosemary (Dr. Dan) Robie (left), all ultimate champions of children in our community!

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

Taken just seconds after being inducted as 2016-2017 presidents

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:
Jun 1, 2016 - Alhambra Dinner Theatre - choose your seats now!

Club Service Event ...   BREAKING NEWS-NEW DATE  

The Social Committee is planning an event prior to the meeting THIS Tuesday, March 15th to put together Easter baskets- at 11:30am (prior to regular meeting).  We need everyone to come and lend a hand to help out with this simple project.

The baskets are for the children in Ms. Penny's class at San Jose elementary school.

They will also need a few volunteers to deliver the baskets on Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday or Thursday of this week
Recent Club Service ...

The Undie Campaign
March 5th a group of Rotary members and their guests worked sorting clothes for Dignity You Wear.. Thank you!

Week 36 Rotary Minute... Our District Governor's Message:  

March is Water and Sanitation month. Water and Sanitation is one of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus. There are 2.5 billion people in the world that lack access to improved sanitation and 748 million people that don’t have clean drinking water. Nearly 1400 children die each day from diseases caused by lack of sanitation and unsafe water.
This past Friday and Saturday, your incoming club president attended President-Elect training in Orlando. They are another step closer in their preparation to take your club’s leadership reins on July 1st. Make sure you say “Thank You” for their time and willingness to serve as your next club president. 
Registration is now open for our 2016 District Conference and Assembly on May 13th-14th.
You can view all registration options along with the promotional flyer on our district web site.

Register by April 1st to take advantage of discounted rates!

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