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Three new web pages have been added to the Foundation section of this site. Learn more about what we have financially contributed and what we have granted to worthy projects and organizations.
Monday's program focuses on the club's support of its two Rotary charity foundations — The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and the club's own local area foundation the Rotary Charity Foundation (RCF). TRF is the primary charitable arm of Rotary International which financially supports its work in global and district-level humanitarian projects. RCF is unique to our club. Its mission is to provide financial support through grants to worthy non-profit organizations.
The presentation will be moderated by President-elect John Fryer. TRF chair Michelle Baker will bring members up to date on the club's financial support of the TRF mission as well as plans for seeking district and global grants for projects to be instituted by the club.
Gerry Kelley, chair of RCF's Project and Screening committee will report on the recommendations for this year's three grant recipients — Hubbard House, Vision Is Priceless, Inc., and the North Florida School of Special Education. This will be Hubbard House's fifth grant from the club since 1997. The RCF will also announce the winner of the 2015 Willis Page Music Award which is given to an outstanding music teacher.
In addition, to these programs the club also has other special charitable projects that are funded outside of these programs.
Saturday, April 18, newly minted Rotary Club members teamed up with Northeast Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross volunteers and other partners to install smoke alarms in a Jacksonville neighborhood. It was their first hands-on community project and an intended requirement of all new members in the future. Their first target neighborhood was Eureka Garden Apartments.
They were led by veteran member Pat Shea who briefed the team members about their mission: preventing deaths caused by residential fires.
See more photos on our Facebook photo album.
Our next club Fellowship Luncheon will be on Thursday, April 30th at District Governor Percy Rosenblum’s office at 4526 Lenox Avenue between Edgewood Ave. and Luna Street (almost directly across the street from Goodwill.) There is parking behind the building. Percy is thinking of cooking hamburgers and hot dogs!
Here is an opportunity in a less formal environment to get to know better your fellow Rotarians.
Seating is limited so it is necessary for you to RSVP Traci Jenks about your plans to attend.
These periodic luncheons have been well attended by new members to the club as well as veterans. The luncheon is open to all club members.
On Friday afternoon, May 15, members of our Hands-on Projects Committee will be in the kitchen and on the serving line at the Sulzbacher Center, the city's premier homeless center. You can roll up your sleeves and join them too and represent our club.
Between 3 and 5 p.m. our team will be preparing the evening meal. We’re limited to 12 volunteers.
For more information, download this information sheet.
2014 EAGLE SCOUT CLASS HONORS
OUR SPEAKER: WAYNE BROCK
CHIEF SCOUT EXECUTIVE
Boy Scouts of America
A gathering of Eagles at our meeting of April 13. See more about our honorees on our Facebook page.
See a complete listing of all area Eagles as published in the Florida Times-Union.
After individually recognizing and honoring all the Eagle Scouts present from the Class of 2014, Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, was welcomed as our keynote speaker. For 43 years, Brock has served in many leadership roles for the Boy Scouts of America organization, and is currently serving as the 12th Chief Scout Executive. He shared with us why Scouting is more crucial today than ever before in the development of boys into young men: "Scouting provides a sense of purpose for boys by providing solid role models, strong core values, and a sense of purpose in an era when 48% of first born boys are born out of wedlock."
The District Conference and Assembly weekend is almost here. Registrations are pouring in and it’s shaping up to be one great big informative and fun event, featuring a whole lot of good Rotary fellowship. If you haven’t yet registered to attend, don’t worry, there is still time to do so – but not for long! Register today by visiting our District’s ultra-fantastic website, www.rotary6970.org, and clicking on the Rotary sailboat in the middle of the homepage. Get your ticket to set sail on a real Rotary adventure!
When registering, you’ll have the option of signing up for the whole weekend or just those segments you’d like to attend. So you can either dip your toe in the water or take a dive into the deep-end. Just don’t be left out of the fun and fellowship at this year’s Conference and Assembly.
Change jobs? Move? Get married recently? Have you told our club secretary about the change and have you checked your listing in the Rotary Roster?
The Rotary Roster is a simple way to locate club members and Rotarians within the district.
If it's your first time you can quickly set up your password-protected account and go from there.
Go to RotaryRoster.org.
√ Click on Activate My Account at the bottom of the log-in window on the left. Then follow the instructions.
It's important to check your listing to make sure we have all of the information about you is correct and up-to-date. And, if your photo is missing or out-of-date, send us a new one.
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