Calendar of Events

March 22, 2016

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

Welcome Ed Burr, Jacksonville Civic Council, Chrm.
Ed Burr is president and chief executive officer of GreenPointe Holdings, LLC, a diversified holding company that brings together the necessary disciplines to create sustainable, high-value communities throughout the Southeastern United States. Burr is widely considered a leader in the real estate industry for his ability to analyze real estate potential and to lead companies that create unparalleled communities known for their recreational, residential and commercial value.

Prior to leading GreenPointe Holdings, Burr founded the LandMar Group LLC in 1987 and led the company's creation of master-planned, award-winning communities in Florida and coastal Georgia. Burr's career started as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand working in Miami and New York City. Burr also founded Hampton Golf & Lifestyles Management with former PGA of America President M.G. Orender in 1998 to develop and manage golf courses and community recreational facilities across the country.

Throughout his career, Burr has been actively involved in business, civic and community organizations. He currently serves as Chairman of Jacksonville Civic Council (JCC) and has served as the Chairman of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce and as the Government Affairs Committee Chair for the Chamber Board of Directors. Burr was named Developer of the Year by his peers and accepted a gubernatorial appointment to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority serving as Chairman in 2012 and 2013. Actively involved in several national and regional development organizations, he also serves on the Florida State University Board of Trustees, the Board at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Fresh Ministries, Urban Land Institute and is a past board member of Northeast Florida Builders Association and the University of North Florida Foundation. A longtime advocate for bettering the lives of children, Burr is founder of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, a foundation committed to the prevention of bullying and child abuse.

The JCC is a non-partisan group of 70 prominent Jacksonville, Florida business leaders whose goal is to help resolve community issues by studying a problem, proposing one or more solutions, advocating for change, and providing resources and support.  The entity is akin to a brain trust or think tank, but with influence and resources available.

The JCC was incorporated on May 17, 2000 with Hugh Greene, John Delaney, Lynn Pappas, Pete Rummell and Steven Halverson listed as officers, but was inactive until December 2009. The JCC is a 501(c) entity which is a non-profit, tax exempt group like a chamber of commerce. Membership requires a minimum commitment of three years with mandatory meeting attendance, and an invitation from one of the officers. The JCC is funded by dues based on the size of the member's business, with a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $15,000.

Trivia Questions of the Week:
1.  What is the name of the massive, 250 year-old tree at Jessie Ball DuPont Park in downtown
2.  What is top employer in Jacksonville based on the size of their workforce?
3.  What type of music is played at one the largest festivals of its kind each year in Jacksonville?
4.  Which classic American rock band hails from Jacksonville with the hit 'Sweet Home Alabama'?
5.  Jacksonville was named after which President of the United States?
 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.

For more info visit our Facebook Site:  Rotary Satellite Club of South Jacksonville

Rotarians in Action...

Last week we prepared the Easter Baskets for delivery.   The baskets are for the children in Ms. Penny's class at San Jose elementary school. 

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!

Stay Tuned... more service events coming soon!

Week 37 Rotary Minute... Our District Governor's Message:  

Discounted registration for the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul Korea ends March 31st. Close to 50 of your fellow District Rotarians plan to attend and join over 40,000 Rotarians worldwide at this year’s convention.

Rotary is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Rotary Peace Fellowship. The spike in regional and local conflicts around the globe has boosted the need for professionals skilled in waging peace. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship increases the capacity of current and emerging peace leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience, and professional networking. Applications are due by May 31st.

Information about registering for the International Convention and the 2017-18 Rotary Peace Fellowship can be found on our District website,, under the “Opportunities” tab.


March 30, 2016:  Global Grant Scholarship Application Deadline
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.  Treaty Oak  2.  NAS Jacksonville  3.  Jazz  4.  Lynyrd Skynyrd  5.  Andrew Jackson