Next Meeting: Monday, September 29, 2014
Lunch Noon | Meeting 12:30 p.m. | Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Club Dues Increase $10 per Quarter
Our club dues have gone unchanged for three years but rising meal and operating costs have forced the board to raise the quarterly dues. Beginning with your second quarter (Rotary year October - December) statement dues will be increased by $10 to $275 per quarter.
Terrorism In The Name of Islam
Parvez Ahmed, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor of Finance
Coggin College of Business – UNF
The public spotlight has often shown on Dr. Parvez Ahmed who has been at the center of oversight of Jacksonville's human rights policies in recent years in his role as a member of the city's Human Rights Commission. Dr. Ahmen is also this year's recepient of the Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award by OneJax
Parvez Ahmed is director of UNF's Center for Sustainable Business Practices. In 2009 he was named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Prior to joining UNF he taught at Penn State University – Harrisburg and University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Buy Your Jaguars Tickets Here; Help Our Club Charity Foundation at the Same Time
This is the place to buy your tickets for all Jaguars home games. And, with every ticket purchased through this website $10 goes directly into the club's charity foundation.
Not only can members of the club buy these discounted tickets using our website, you can invite your friends and family members to come to this website and click on the Jaguars promotion on the upper right and begin the order process. You will be asked for the special Rotary Club of Jacksonville promo code and that number code is Rotary28 (no space). There is no limit to the tickets you can buy and it is for all home games and not just the Rotary-Jaguars Special Charity game with the Miami Dolphins on October 26.
OUR LAST MEETING
Dr. William Rupp
CEO, Mayo Clinic of Florida
The Rotary Club was honored to have Dr. Bill Rupp, CEO, Mayo Clinic as our speaker last week. Mayo Clinic is celebrating its 150th year and has been in Jacksonville since 2009. Mayo’s three shields represent education, research and practice, with a focus on providing knowledge through to delivery. Mayo’s economic impact in Northeast Florida is approximately $1.2 billion, with healthcare being the second largest contributor to the economy after the military. There is a 100-year plan for the expansion of the location at San Pablo. While the Jacksonville location will not be selected for a Mayo medical school due to the number of existing medical schools and shortage of residency positions, a significant number of third and fourth year students will be studying locally.
Week 13. Rotary Minute for week beginning September 29, 2014.
Last week’s Rotary Minute, #12, was supposed to be a recap of the previous three weeks. But due to the timeliness of the call for District Governor nominations last week, the recap for weeks 9, 10, 11 and 12 will be included in this week’s Minute #13.
Recap WEEK 9: Our District’s two Rotary Days events are now official. First, on Monday, October 20th, all Rotarians are invited to a special luncheon at the Jacksonville Omni Hotel to hear the latest update on Rotary’s epic project to end Polio worldwide. The message will be delivered by two outstanding international speakers. Second, on Sunday, October 26th, we’ll culminate our District’s Rotary Days events at EverBank Field when the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Miami Dolphins.
Recap WEEK 10: September is New Generations month, referring to the youngest generation in the family of Rotary. This includes Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE). Others are service-minded young people involved in Rotary club and district activities. We are increasing the number of Rotaract and Interact clubs across the district; and both our RYE and RYLA programs are the envy of the Rotary world. Through New Generations, Rotary in District 6970 is growing younger every day! Reminder there will be a District Interact Summit on October 4th in St. Augustine at the St. Joseph Academy.
Recap WEEK 11: RotaryRoster.org is the place where you can find contact info and photos for every member of your club; and potentially for all of the other clubs in District 6970. Each club needs to find that special Rotarian who has what it takes to be a Rostertarian. The Rostertarian is responsible for entering and updating their club members in rotaryroster.org. Each club that has its members entered into rotaryroster.org on or before 1 December 2014 will be recognized with a special award.