Next Meeting: Monday, July 28, 2014
Lunch Noon | Meeting 12:30 p.m. | Omni Hotel
Community Foundation for NE Florida
Nina Waters has led Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation since 2005. During her tenure, the Foundation’s assets and annual grantmaking have quadrupled, with total assets of $295 million and annual grants to the community of $36 million at the end of 2013. Nina’s accomplishments include the launch of a ten-year Quality Education for All Initiative and the development of the Foundation’s first giving circle, the Women’s Giving Alliance.
Nina currently serves on the board of The National Center for Family Philanthropy (Washington, DC) and the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute. She is a member of the Jacksonville Civic Council and the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2001. She is the immediate past chairman of the Southeastern Council of Foundations (an association of grantmakers serving 11 states in the Southeast), former President of Community Foundations of Florida, founding member of the Women’s Giving Alliance, former President of Uptown Civitan Club, and former Trustee of Jacksonville University. She is the 2014 recipient of the President’s Citation from OneJax Institute and won the 2013 Florida Times-Union EVE Award for Employment.
WEEK 4 | To quote the late playwright, George Bernard Shaw: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has actually taken place.” That said, in regard to the District 6970 Weekly Minute, I am planning to make every 4th issue a recap of the notices and events from the immediate three previous issues. In doing so I hope that we can avoid the single biggest problem in communication...the illusion that it’s actually taken place.
Recapping Week 1: On July 1st we extended a welcome to our new RI Director Robert Hall from the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia to be a part of our Light Up Rotary Seminar next month. He succeeded RI Director Anne Matthews, the first woman to serve as the VP of RI. As you may recall, our District 6970 is one of eight Rotary Districts in Florida. When our eight Florida districts are combined with the three Georgia districts and three Caribbean districts they collectively make up Zone 34.
Recapping Week 2: Are you ready for some football? Let’s hope so because it’s game on! Our partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars is set and it’s time for all clubs to get busy selling tickets to raise money for their projects and to help support our Foundation. Disatrict Webmaster Howard Kelley has done an amazing job of making this program simple and online. All you have to do is go to our District’s website www.rotary6970.org to get started. Huddle-up with your club’s Rotary-Jaguar team captain and start moving us toward the goal line.
Recapping Week 3: What’s the best way to really Light Up Rotary? Start planning now for your club’s Rotary Days event – a signature initiative from RI President Gary C.K. Huang. There is a brochure available to help you plan the perfect Rotary Day. It’s an opportunity to share our passion for service and fellowship with people, businesses and other associations in the community around us. Several clubs are already in gear for their Rotary Days events. Our district is planning a big Rotary Week event starting October 20 and culminating October 26 at EverBank Field for the Rotary Jaguar game day.
On Saturday, August 2nd, it’s the annual Rotary Youth Exchange Welcome Home Dinner which takes place at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville. All Rotarians are invited
On Saturday, August 16th, it’s our District’s Light Up Rotary Seminar at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center in Orange Park. RI Director Robert Hall will be our keynote speaker at lunch that day.
- On Saturday, October 11th, the Rotary Leadership Institute will hold its first sessions for the year at the Orange Park Campus of St. Johns River State College. Details and sign-up for all events can be found on our District’s website, www.rotary6970.org, under the Events section on the home page.
Yours in service to Rotary,