Calendar of Events

June 7, 2016

Lunch is served at Noon, Meeting begins at 12:30pm
Welcome Mike Balanky
President and CEO of Chase Properties Inc.

Chase Properties Inc. is a company that specializes in the Brokerage, Acquisition and Development of income producing properties. Chase Properties' exceptional portfolio includes a diversified mix of multi-family communities, modern and upscale retail and other mixed-use commercial products.

Mr. Balanky has a strong background in land development, land acquisition, and construction. By combining the knowledge obtained from retail, commercial and residential developments Chase Properties has created a company that prides itself on incomparable success by carefully selecting only the best locations to develop. All of the properties that have the Chase Properties name attached to them are Class A land locations.

Some of Chase Properties developments include Deerwood Lake at Tinsletown, San Marco Place Condominiums, Kings Avenue Station, Palm Cove Marina and many others.

Michael is a “Third Generation” Jacksonville native with strong ties in both the business and non-profit community. He is a frequent speaker on the real estate circuit and a founding member of the Jacksonville chapter of the Urban Land Institute.

In addition, Michael is Principal and Co-Founder of Triage Management Services, Inc. This company is a Third Party Administrator that manages a national network of the finest credentialed contractors who perform restoration services for insurance companies and their insured’s. 

Trivia Questions of the Week!
1. Which are there more of in the United States: people, or house pets?
2. Can you name three sports in which the participants move backwards most of the time in attempting to win?
3. Who was the first female justice on the US Supreme court, and which U.S. President appointed her to that position?
4. One of the world's greatest athletes, this Olympic winner was known for her outlandish running clothes. Her 1998 death was unexpected. Who was she?
5. She is the best-selling female recording artist in history. Ten #1 pop hits and over 60 million albums sold highlight her career. What is her name?
Answers at the bottom.

Rotaract News!  - Rotaract meets at River City Brewing Company on the second and fourth Thursdays.

The First Coast Rotaract Club has selected their new board for the 2016-17 year. Welcome Tony Brazil as the new president and thank Jennifer Suharmadji, outgoing president, for a job well done.

Rotaract has had interesting programs throughout the year. The latest featured Chris Register who is the Director of Rowing for the Stanton Riverbank Rowing organization. It offers high school students an opporunitity to learn about rowing and to compete for college scholarships in the sport.

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 

June Speakers
Monday, June 13 – Ju'Coby Pittman - Clara White Mission

Monday, June 27 -- 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.

Satellite Project:
May Project Summary - Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive - A Great Success

Final PB&J Drive Total

100 - jars of Peanut Butter
64 - jars of Jelly
  8 - jars of Mixed 

Great Job-thanks to everyone who participated!

Club Happenings!

Alhambra Dinner Theatre Night!

A fun night of fellowship, great dinner and entertainment.  A great opportunity to socialize with other members and to also meet potential new members.  

Excellent representation by our Rotaractors and Satelliters.  We appreciate the great support they showed for this event!

Many Thanks to Craig and his great staff for ensuring an enjoyable night and show!

Graduation Time!
Congratulations to PP Dean and Laurie Scott on Emily Ann's Graduation.  She is off to Seminole Territory in Tallahassee.  Definitely another Divided House...

Tayla's Year with us is Ending - Come and meet us for the Send Off at JIA!

July 6th - come for the send off!

We will meet at JIA around 10:00am on July 6th to say goodbye to Tayla.  It has been a fast and fun year and we will all miss her!  More details to follow.

Rotary Club Of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events:
June 28, 2016 - Hail & Fairwell party- Epping Forest

Week 48 Rotary Minute... Our District Governor's Message: 

June is Rotary Fellowships month. There are over 60 Fellowships such as wine, cooking, cycling, flying, golf, motorcycling, photographers and even beer. Each year at the Rotary International Convention these Rotary Fellowships meet and socialize at their booth within the House of Friendship. 

So expand your Rotary world by joining a Fellowship and start making your plans to meet members of your Fellowship at the next convention in Atlanta on June 10-14, 2017. Registration for the 2017 All Star Conference and Rotary International Convention is now open. The convention in Atlanta will be one of the largest, if not the largest, conventions in the history of our organization.  Complete details about the packages and a link to register can be found on our District website or on the All Star Conference website,

Special early bird rates are being offered but you must register before June 6 in order to maximize your savings as a result of the fantastic promotion being offered by Rotary.

Conference Notes:
•    2017 District 6970 All Star Conference will be held in Atlanta on Thursday and Friday prior to the International Convention. We are the only District in the Rotary world to combine conference and convention.
•    A limited number of hotel rooms have been set aside for District 6970 at the Atlanta Sheraton (Downtown), the location of the All Star Conference.

•    Registration opened May 28th.  The price for both the conference and convention will be $525 through June 6th, at 6 pm, when the price will go up $75.
• Find all the details regarding the fun and festivities scheduled for June 8-14, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.  at the All Star Conference website,
•  Still have questions?  Send an email to

June 16-19: RYLA @ University of North Florida
June 30: All remaining contributions to The Rotary Foundation are due for 2015-2016 Rotary year

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) About 20% more pets than people (2) Tug Of War, Backstroke, Rowing or Crew (3)  Sandra Day O'Connor (appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1981) (4)  Florence Griffth Joyner (5)  Whitney Houston