Calendar of Events

May 24, 2016

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

Welcome Honorable Cheryl Grymes
Duval County School Board
The Honorable Cheryl Grymes is a Jacksonville native who is passionate about our community and public education. For more than 25 years, she has been involved in public schools from many perspectives and believes significant change and reform are needed to assure a quality education for all students. Ms. Grymes is a graduate of Wolfson High School and received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of North Florida and an executive nonprofit management certificate from Georgetown University. She became involved in the public school system as the mother of four daughters who graduated from public schools. She served as the district’s PTA president and was elected to the School Board in 1992 for two terms, where she served as chairman and vice-chairman. As the executive director of the Alliance for World Class Education, she worked with top-level business executives to assist with developing leaders and improving efficiency within the business operations of the district. Ms. Grymes also helped transition the Alliance into the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. Currently, she is the vice president of development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, an organization that places caring adult mentors in the lives of children facing adversity. Over the past years, Ms. Grymes has served on numerous boards and commissions. Her current volunteer activities include serving on the Jacksonville Chamber Education & Workforce Development Committee and the Education Practices Commission. She serves as a community coach through the Nonprofit Center and provides mentoring and resources to nonprofits within the community. Her favorite volunteer activity is being with her little sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters. She lives with her husband Warren, and they have four daughters, two sons and two grandsons.

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 
Monday, May 23 ~ Sally Suslak - Owner, Traditions Realty; Past President of NE FL Realtors & Brokers Association

 Satellite Project:
 May Project - Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive
Please bring in jars of Peanut Butter and Jelly to support this exciting project.

PB&J Update Status

51 - jars of Peanut Butter
31 - jars of Jelly
  8 - jars of Mixed 
  5 - cans of Tuna
  1 - crackers
We need all you can bring this month! This is the final week of collection for this project.

May 20, 2016 Happy Birthday Tayla!

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:
June 1, 2016 - Alhambra Dinner Theatre Event - 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!   Book your table now!

Week 46  Rotary Minute... Our District Governor's Message:  

I am going to focus this week’s Rotary minute on giving kudos to Rotarians throughout our District. This past weekend was a busy time for our District with many clubs conducting fundraising events, our 2016 District Conference & Assembly, Stop Hunger Now event and the Rotary Charity of the Day at the Players Championship.
Yes, I am going to say it, we had Fun, Food & Fellowship along with some great training at the conference & assembly. Thanks to each Rotarian involved with the conference & assembly, you each made a large impact on the success of the weekend.
Thank you to all the Rotarians, Rotaractors, Rotexes, Interactors and guests that helped pack over 50,000 meals for our District-wide Interact Stop Hunger Now initiative.
Last, I am grateful for the 40 Rotarians, including some of our Satellite club members, who spent the entire day on Friday decked out in Rotary gear to provide tournament attendees with information about Rotary and our District. Over 25,000 pieces of information were provided.

For additional Rotary information and events visit the district website at

May 28 – June 1: Rotary International Convention in Seoul, Korea
June 16-19: RYLA @ University of North Florida

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