Former Superintendent of U.S. Military Academy to Speak
Lt. General F. L. "Buster" Hagenbeck (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Franklin "Buster" L. Hagenbeck, highly decorated and former superintendent of the United States Military Academy is today president of his consulting firm based in Jacksonville from where also serves as an expert on leadership and national security issues.
Gen. Hagenbeck graduated from West Point in 1971. He holds a Master of Science degree from Florida State University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Long Island University. He also attended the Maxwell School National Security Program at Syracuse University. His military education includes the Army War College, Army Command and General Staff College, and the Infantry Officer Advanced Course.
The Rotary Club of Jacksonville joined six other clubs in the district being named a Premier Club of the year in the large club category. The ceremony was part of the District 6970 Conference & Assembly held last weekend at Flagler College in St. Augustine.
Joining RCJ in the spotlight was DeLand, Daytona Beach, Flagler County, Ponte Vedra Beach, South Jacksonville and West Jacksonville.
Our club also won a Presidential Citation along with 22 other clubs in the 61-club district.
The three year old RCJ sponsored Rotaract club — Downtown Jacksonville Rotaract — also received a Zone 34 Rotaract club award.
All of the awards were presented by District Governor Percy Rosenbloom, a 36 year member of our club and former president. For more about the conference and assembly Percy's Minutarian below.
Last week was a great week for Rotarians here in District 6970. Our District Conference and Assembly brought many of us together for good information, fellowship and fun. But the past few weeks have been horrific for our Rotarian brothers and sisters in Nepal. Two major earthquakes have wreaked havoc in that country.
To assist the victims of this disaster, please consider an individual or club contribution to our District’s Disaster Relief Fund. Make checks payable to Rotary District 6970; under remark indicate “Nepal Disaster”. Mail your check to our District office: P.O. Box 47195, Jacksonville, FL 32247. We will deposit the funds over the next week and send 50% of the amount collected directly to ShelterBox; and the other 50% direct to Disaster Aid USA. In both cases all funds we send will be designated exclusively for aid to Nepal.
For more on these and all other events in District 6970, keep an eye on the District website.
Yours in service to Rotary,
USO Day June 1
Salute to Admiral Kevin Delaney
Sponsor a military guest and join us for USO Day on Monday, June 1st. It's an opportunity to celebrate and honor our military. At this meeting we will have guests from all branches of military service. The cost to sponsor a guest is $25 per person. As a convenience, your contribution will be charged to your club account.
This year's salute to the USO will also include a special recognition of our late member and past president Rear Admiral Kevin Delaney, one of the Navy's most highly decorated members.
Dr. Steven Stack
American Medical Association
In keeping with our club’s long standing tradition, today’s speaker was the President Elect of the American Medical Association (AMA). Steven J. Stack, MD is the second youngest physician to take the reins of the AMA since 1854. Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Stack currently practices in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Stack shared the AMA’s strategic focus to improve the health of our nation by working to provide access to higher quality healthcare at affordable prices for all patients. Politics aside, the AMA remains a bold champion of coverage and believes that the Affordable Care Act has been the most profound step taken to change our health care delivery system. However, the current legislation poses challenges both politically and professionally and is not the final solution.
As the new health care delivery system continues to evolve, the AMA is dedicated to helping physicians navigate the environment successfully, by promoting sustainable practices that can result in improved outcomes for patients and greater professional satisfaction. It is a tragic loss for doctors nation-wide to not want to promote their profession and passion to the next generation.
The AMA is committed to accelerating change in medical education content and curriculum to keep pace with our rapidly changing society. Over eleven million dollars in resources have been committed to assist eleven medical schools over five years. Locally, The Mayo Clinic is one of the recipients of this financial contribution.
The AMA is also striving to improve outcomes in the diagnosis of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes. By 2050, one in three Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes, adding over one trillion in health care costs annually. The AMA has partnered with the Center for Disease Control and the YMCA to establish a diabetes prevention program. Proper intervention can dramatically reduce the effects of these conditions and reduce health care spending.
Reporter: Karen Phillips
Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck (ret)
Florida Blue Retail Center - Town Center
Class: HEALTH CARE: Retail
Sponsor: Pierre Allaire
Rotary International Convention
São Paulo, Brazil
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Univ. North Florida
Zone 34 Regional Seminar
Hyatt Hotel Jacksonville
|District 6970 clubs||61|
|Members in the District||3,417|
|Average club size||51|
|Median club size||31|
Three Smallest Clubs
DacDB Member Report - April 1, 2015
Source: Rotary International, January 1, 2015