Calendar of Events

March 29, 2016

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

 Welcome Mobeen Rathore, MD, CPE, FAAP, FIDSA, FSHEA, FPIDS, FACPE

Dr. Rathore will present the Zika Virus during our lunch meeting  Dr. Rahtore is a native of Pakistan where he went to medical school. After completing his medical training in Ohio and Missouri he has been living in Jacksonville for 25 years with his wife who is also a physician and two sons. Dr. Rathore is a tenured Professor and Associate Chair of Pediatrics at University of Florida and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. He is the Founding Director of the UF Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Service and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship program. He is the Immediate Past President of Duval County Medical Society and the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He has served on the boards of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, HIV Medicine Association and Medical Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Rathore has received Rebecca Denison Award from the US government and Red Ribbon Award from AIDS Institute in recognition of his services in prevention of mother to Child transmission of HIV. He also received Community Service Award and Clyde Collins Humanitarian Award from Duval County Medical Society and Health Care Heroes Awards from Jacksonville Business Journal.

He serves on the boards of Leadership Jacksonville, OneJax, and Islamic Center of Northeast Florida and is the Founding Chair of board of Muslim American Social Services, Inc a non-profit free clinic for the uninsured. He is also Mayors appointee to the Environmental Protection Board and previously to the HIV Advisory Council. He has previously served on the Medical Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, HIV Medicine Association, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and Duval County Medical Society.

Zika Virus Facts: 
1. The Zika virus is carried by mosquitoes and people, but usually spread by mosquitoes.
2. Symptoms of Zika virus infection are usually mild.
3. Unborn babies are most at risk from Zika virus complications. W
4. There's no vaccine to protect against the Zika virus.
5. Zika began in Africa and spread rapidly.
6. Zika has reached Puerto Rico’s mosquitoes and may keep traveling north.
7. U.S. travelers are bringing the viral disease back with them.
8. Travelers probably won’t bring infected mosquitoes along with them.
9. You can help prevent Zika infection by using insect repellents.
10. Mosquito control can help prevent Zika.

Trivia Questions of the Week: 
1.  In what US state was the first case of brain damage linked to the Zika virus reported?
2.  The Pan American Health Organization believes that the Zika virus will spread locally in every country in the Americas except what two?
3.  The first National Basketball Association game was played in which of these years: 1926, 1936, or 1946?
4.  At least how old is "three-star" brandy: three years, five years or fifty years?
5.  Although this musical instrument has 20 strings, only 6 or 7 of them are plucked. The other 13 or 14 simply vibrate to give resonance. What instrument is this?
 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. 

Next Meeting: Monday, March 28.  The program will be comprised of each Satellite members' craft talk.  This will is an excellent opportunity to engage our Satelliters in a casual environment and get to know them better.

Hope to see a good turnout from our lunch members.  
For more info visit our Facebook Site:  Rotary Satellite Club of South Jacksonville

The Social Scene

Spotted at a recent neighborhood oyster roast, PP Dean Scott, Bill Langley and Ryan Maloney are all smiles for the roving photographer.  
Word has it the Trio is available to liven up any party with just a few moment's notice.

Now you know who to ask about fun!

Rotarians in Action...

Thanks to South Jax Rotary from Dignity U Wear:

"We appreciate your Club's gift of 299 units of undergarments to Dignity U Wear's annual UNDIE Campaign. Your donation ensures the most vulnerable in our communities have access to basic clothing needs. And thank you for selecting Dignity U Wear for a day of service. We would not be as successful without our devoted volunteers.  2016 marks the 10th UNDIE Campaign. Thank you for helping Dignity U Wear fulfill its mission — New Clothes. New Life."

With kind regards,
Barbara Truncellito
Executive Director 

From the Board
The following candidates have been approved for your consideration into membership:  Mark Matthews-sponsor is William Harrell and the classification is Finance/Banking-Management; Benford Samuels-sponsor is Tom Ranney, Jr. and the classification is Law-Worker's Comp.  Anyone having an objection, please submit it in writing to the Board within ten (10) days.

HERE COMES our newest JUDGE...
Judge Gary already at work!

Gov. Rick Scott appointed Jacksonville attorney Gary Wilkinson to become a circuit court judge.
“Throughout his career, Gary has demonstrated a strong understanding of the law," Scott said in a news release. "I am confident he will do a great job on the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court.”

The Fourth Circuit is comprised of Clay, Duval and Nassau counties. Wilkinson fills the vacancy created when Judge David Wiggins resigned effective July 31. Wiggins had been serving as a judge since 1988.  Wilkinson was among six applicants recommended to Scott by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

A Jacksonville native, he is currently a member of the Bledsoe, Jacobson, Schmidt, Wright, Wilkinson & Sussman firm.  Wilkinson was an Army JAG Officer from 1986 to 1989. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris |Doctorate from Emory University.
Congratulations to Judge Gary Wilkinson

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 38 Rotary Minute... Our District Governor's Message:  

Don’t forget to register for the 2016 District Conference and Assembly. Some of the great topics and activities include:

-The Art of Storytelling to Enrich the Lives Around You
-Making Social Media Success Easy and Effective
-Doc, is it Dementia or even….. Alzheimer’s
-Human Trafficking, Rotary Action Group Against Child Slavery
-Rotary Business Networking event
-Dine arounds with fellow Rotarians
-Training for club leadership
-Districtwide Interact Stop Hunger Now event
-15th Anniversary Celebration of District 6970 Rotary Youth Exchange

You can view all registration options along with the promotional flyer on our district web siteRegister by April 1st to take advantage of discounted rates!


March 30, 2016:  Global Grant Scholarship Application Deadline
April 30, 2016: Deadline to submit 2016-2017 District Grant Applications
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.  Hawaii  2.  Canada and Chile  3.  1946  4.  Five years  5.  Sitar