Calendar of Events

May 10, 2016

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

Welcome Lori Boyer, City Council

Lori was born in rural South Dakota, attended public schools, and worked at the local Dairy Queen throughout high school. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and law degree from the University of Florida Law School. She began her legal career practicing primarily in land use and environmental law. In the early '90s, she left private practice to work for several real estate investment and management companies. In 1993, Lori became President of those entities which at the time had holdings from Massachusetts to Florida. In that capacity she gained significant experience in finance and construction management as she continued to use her expertise in real estate, contracts and negotiation. 
 In 2011, Lori was elected to Jacksonville City Council and was recently re-elected for her second term. She has served on every standing committee of the Council and two years as chair of the Land Use and Zoning Committee. In 2013, Lori received the Charles Webb Award for Outstanding Service to the Council, and in 2014 chaired the year-long review of Jacksonville’s Consolidated Government. Most recently she has chaired the Special Committee on the Capital Improvement Program which has conducted an in depth review of capital accounts and borrowing practices.
 Lori was chosen Elected Official of the Year by Northeast Florida Realtors Association in 2013, and the Florida Elected Official of the Year for 2014 by the American Planning Association. Most recently, she was named the Financial News and Daily Record 2015 Lawyer of the Year at the Jacksonville Bar Association’s annual Law Day Luncheon.
 A resident of San Marco since 1987, Lori became active in San Marco Preservation Society immediately upon moving to the neighborhood. Among her accomplishments are construction of the tennis complex at Southside Park, relocation of Preservation Hall to Fletcher Park, and construction of Balis Community Center. Lori was named an Eve Award finalist in 2004 for her work on the creation and adoption of the San Marco zoning overlay. Lori’s commitment to our City has reached well beyond her neighborhood. She has been active in Boy Scouts for over a decade, is a trained Red Cross shelter volunteer, and has served on the Board of the Jacksonville Historical Society and Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, among others. Professionally, she is a member of Southside Businessmen’ Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Jacksonville Bar Association. A member of Church of the Redeemer, Lori also serves on the advisory board for the Institute of Worship Studies.
 She is married to Circuit Judge Tyrie W. Boyer and together they share a blended family of one son, (R. J. Nemeyer) three daughters, (Quinn Nemeyer Carlson, Kimberly Boyer Hellmuth, and Kelley Boyer Waldo) and four grandsons.

Our Rotary District 6970 is honored to have been selected to be the Players Championship Charity of the Day on Friday, May 13th.  This means, among other things, that we Rotarians have the opportunity to promote Rotary by distributing Rotary information and an End Polio Now lapel pin at the entrances to the Stadium Course.  DG Fel Lee has chosen our Satellite member Meghan Hotchkiss to coordinate volunteers.

Volunteers willing to commit to 3 1/2 to 4 hours for a morning or afternoon shift will be admitted free to the Players that day. So, work part of the day and enjoy the tournament the rest of the day.  This opportunity is limited to a total of 30 volunteers; so, if you are interested, don't delay committing. We must have firm commitments.  Feel free to contact Satelliter Meghan Hotchkiss at or Bob Massey at

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

SPEAKER FOR Monday, May 23 --
Senator Aaron Bean – Florida Senate District 4
Aaron Bean was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012, re-elected without opposition in 2014, and is currently serving his second appointment as chair of the Health Policy Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Commerce and Tourism, Fiscal Policy, Judiciary, Regulated Industries, and Joint Administrative Procedures Committee.

Before being elected to the Florida Senate, he served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives, including a term as chairman of the Duval County Legislative Delegation in 2008. During his tenure in the Florida House, Aaron received numerous awards and recognitions for his effective, conservative leadership. He was tapped by then-Speaker Marco Rubio to chair the House Health Care Committee, which oversaw all health care policy and the appropriations for approximately one-third of the state budget. Prior to being elected to the Florida House in 2000, Aaron served as a commissioner and mayor of his hometown of Fernandina Beach.

In 2014, Aaron was named “Senator of the Year” by The ABLE Trust for an unprecedented second year in a row for his dedication to Floridians with disabilities. He has also been named “Legislative Champion” by the Florida Sheriffs Association and a “Distinguished Advocate” by the Florida Chamber.

Aaron received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Jacksonville University and is currently the relationship development officer at UF Health Jacksonville. He also owns and operates the High Energy Auction Company. He and his wife Abby reside in Fernandina Beach with their three sons Bradley, Gray, and Walker. They attend Memorial United Methodist Church.

Satellite Project:

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:

June 1, 2016 - Alhambra Dinner Theatre - Blithe Spirit!

Blithe Spirit - This Broadway and West End favorite comedy follows the tale of socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites an eccentric medium and clairvoyant, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost. Written by Noël Coward, this is a funny and endearing show! 

Week 44  Rotary Minute... Our District Governor's Message:  

Since July of last year, a dedicated group of District 6970 Rotarians have been working on a new and exciting network and fellowship opportunity for the Rotary World. I am pleased to officially announce the formation of Rotary’s newest fellowship “Rotary on Pins Fellowship” designed to engage new generations and Rotary youth programs via Rotary pins and memorabilia. The effort was led by Past President Ed Book (Downtown Gainesville) and supported by Past District Governor Wes Eubank.

There are currently over 60 fellowships within Rotary. A list can be found on Information about this new fellowship and other fun programs will be available at our District Conference & Assembly House of Friendship.

Our 2016 District Conference and Assembly is less than two weeks away. All registration information, event brochure and program lineup can be found on the home page of our district website

First Week of May - Satisfaction Survey sent to all District Rotarians
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