Calendar of Events

April 12, 2016

Lunch is served at noon, Meeting begins at 12:30p

Welcome Larry J. Cook, DMD, MS, FACD, FICD

Larry Cook is a 1979 graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Larry has been in general restorative dental practice since 1980 in a small rural town in NW Florida, Marianna, Florida. He received his undergraduate education at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Larry was able to attend ORU by receiving a baseball scholarship and playing for the Titans for four years. His undergraduate degree was in Business Administration. He worked on his MBA in International Marketing at Youngstown State University prior to leaving the business world and entering dental education. He began dental school at the University of Florida College in 1976 and graduated with the Class of 1980.
Larry is the Past President of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, the University of Florida College of Dentistry Alumni Association and serves as Advisor to the Executive Council for the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration. He has been a teaching assistant at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Higher Dental Education, Key Biscayne, Florida.
For many years Larry has served the Florida Section of the American College of Dentists as the Ethics Chair for the Section. He has directed ethical dilemma workshops, ethics essay forums, ethics discussion forums and providing ethics and professionalism lectures for the students at the dental schools and residents at the AEGD residencies in Florida. The last ten years his teaching in ethics has expanded to include lectures and workshops at national dental meetings involving his peers in the profession. Larry completed his Masters Degree in Healthcare Ethics from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2011.
In the summer of 2013 Larry began teaching clinical dentistry on a part time basis at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Within just a few months Larry knew that teaching would become his third career. In February 2014 his dental practice of 34 years was fully transitioned to his former associate. Larry currently teaches full-time in the Restorative Dental Sciences Department as well as the Ethics and Professionalism curriculum at UFCD.

From the Board- The Board of Directors has approved the following candidate for yoru consideration into membership:  Tom Signorello.  Tom's sponsor is John Pope and his classification is Construction-Outdoor Lighting.  Anyone having an objection, please submit it in writing to the Board within ten (10) days.

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! 
                             Next meeting April 18
Upstairs at San Marco Indochine.  5:30pm social and 6:00pm meeting. 

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

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:

May 4, 2016Marcus Haile has graciously agreed to host our next Craft Social on the evening of May 4th.  Marcus invites all Rotarians and guests to visit Cathedral Arts Project at 207 North Laura Street, Suite 300 (corner of North Laura and West Adams) to enjoy an exhibit of work from Jacksonville University faculty.  This promises to be an exciting evening as our Craft Social will be concurrent with First Wednesday Art Walk.  More details to follow.  Please save the date!
May 10-15 - join us at the TPC. Get your tickets-see info below

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

Stay Tuned... more service events coming soon!

TPC Stadium Passes to Benefit Rotary Charity
We now have TPC Stadium passes (daily) available to everyone.  The cost is $45 per ticket and there is no limit on how many you can purchase.  $25 of every ticket comes back to the Club for OUR Charity fund. This is an excellent deal and a good way to enhance the Club's charity contributions. See Patti to have the tickets added to your Rotary bill.

Week 40 Rotary Minute... Our District Governor's Message:  
“Don’t worry. We will help you.”
“I’m from Rotary. I want to help you.”
These words were spoken by a German couple just days after the tsunami hit Southeast Asia in 2004.  While on a peaceful vacation in Sri Lanka, this German Rotary couple soon made an impact on the community they were visiting when disaster stuck. Read about this “Service Above Self” couple in the April edition of The Rotarian and how their quick actions impacted a generation of children.
If you are not currently receiving a copy of The Rotarian, please speak with your club leadership. The Rotarian is a great source of information about how your fellow Rotarians are impacting communities throughout the world.

April 2016: Maternal and Child Health Month
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