Outgoing president John Fryer passed the gavel of club leadership to president-elect Bryan Cooksey III who will take charge of the club on July 1. The annual Presidents' Party took place at the Timuquana Country Club June 21.
The casual and lighthearted affair included exchange of mementos, the diamond president's pin, and hearty good wishes of 13 past club presidents. The Cooksey family, with a long tradition of family membership in club, joined the festivities. Our Rotaract affiliate also recognized Pres. John's support of Rotaract with a bouquet of flowers presented by its president Megan Madrid.
Pres. Cooksey will address the club in his inaugural meeting on July 11, our next scheduled meeting.
The newly chartered Rotary Means Business Fellowship by District 6970 has announced plans for its first meeting. RMB is a business networking fellowship designed to bring Rotarians together to enhance their business relationships through an interchange with other Rotarians in the district.
The first event is scheduled for Jacksonville but the invitation is all 61 clubs within the 12 county northeast Florida district. RMB6970 is subdivided into regions.
For more information, visit our website at RMB6970.com
The first District 6970 - North Region Event will be held:
There are only 40 spots available so please reserve early by using this link: RMB RESERVATION
IMPORTANT: Each Rotarian may bring ONE non-Rotarian guest. To bring a guest please book two spots for the event.
Upcoming events in Gainesville/Ocala, Daytona/Ormond, and St. Augustine/Palatka regions are being planned.
Week 52 beginning June 27
This will be my last Rotary minute as your District Governor. Serving as your District Governor during the 2015-1016 Rotary year has been a once in a lifetime opportunity. What an honor to serve the Rotarians of District 6970, the greatest district in the Rotary world!
Just a few of the many accomplishments you achieved this year include raising
$230,000 to eradicate Polio, giving over $455,000 to the Rotary Foundation and growing membership within our district. Once again, you have showed why District 6970 consistently ranks as one of the top districts in the Rotary world!
As District Governor Elect (DGE) Marshall takes the leadership reins on July 1st, I ask you give him and his leadership team your full support. DGE Marshall is prepared to lead our district to the greatest height ever achieved!
I will not be too far away as I plan to serve on DGE Marshall’s leadership team and continue my service to our great district. Signing off until will meet again at the next Rotary event!
Yours in service to Rotary,
Fred “Fel” Lee
District Governor 2015-2016
Rotary International District 6970
Independence Day Holiday
President J. Bryan Cooksey, III
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Class: CONSULTING - Consulting International Security
J. BRENT ALLEN
Saalfield Shad, PA, Attorney
Class: LAW -Medical Malpractice-Defense
Sponsor: PP Bob Coyler (father)
Tickets: $20 ea | Includes game ticket, box suite, food and drink
Special thanks to Beaver Street Foods and W.W. Gay Mechanical Contracting