In honor of the Jacksonville Shark's recent visit to our club. The football club is inviting all who can attend to their last game of season this Saturday night.
The team is offering great discount ticket prices. Join Pres. Bryan and our Rotaract club members for this end of season opportunity.
Remember our focus this year is supporting businesses in our community and doing good in the world celebrating our 100th year of The Rotary Foundation. Pres. Pryan says he excited to bring more choices and events to you as members of Rotary's First Club in Florida.
Included in the $16 per Ticket Price
To purchase your Rotary discounted tickets contact David Gleeson at 904-900-2060 x702
The Other Pro Sports. Good Times...Good Investment?
There is much more to professional sports in Jacksonville than the NFL's Jaguars. There are other venues and opportunities for sports entertainment and a good night out. Monday's meeting features executive director of the Jacksonville Sports Council, Alan Verlander, moderating a discussion with the new owner of the Double-A baseball team Jacksonville Suns, Ken Babby, and the managing partner of the newest pro sports team Jeff Bouchy of the AFL's Jacksonville Sharks.
Verlander is the former athletic director of Jacksonville University.
Synergistic Opportunity Has Pay Back for Two RCJ Charitable Projects
An opportunity to bring together the missions of two of our club's charitable projects produced more than just synergistic results this summer.
Our club teamed up with Communities in Schools at Matthew Gilbert Middle School and STARBASE Florida to support the afterschool STEM program. The club through its charitable foundation provided funding and member expertise to support the students.
After-school programs such as FIRST Robotics, MATHCOUNTS, science and information technology clubs are essential elements to accelerate the growth of STEM2 education in Jacksonville. After-school programs have a positive impact on developing students’ interest in STEM subjects, students’ learning trajectories, student’s learning outcomes, as well as facilitate the development of individual/team competitiveness.
Founded in 1994, STARBASE Florida is a non-profit organization hosted by the 125th Fighter Wing of the Florida Air National Guard. The organization provides quality, hands-on Science, Math and Technology program to schools in Duval County.
There are many examples on the positive impact on developing student’s interest in STEM2 through after school clubs, including FIRST Robotic. African American alumni are twice, and females four times as likely to study STEM2 subjects in college as a result of FIRST. FIRST alumni are close to seven times more likely to major in engineering. That translates in producing students twice as likely to study computer science verses the national average.
Past-pres. John Fryer and Jim Agee introduced Communities in Schools children to an incredible opportunity with STARBASE. Below is the letter from the CIS After School Director to Greg Stritch at STARBASE:
Not sure what you did to our Woodland Acres Elementary school youth in attendance today at the STARBASE but they absolutely loved their time with you.
I was told by the staff that the youth stated this was the best field trip they had all summer. This message was also communicated to our principal.
I hope to join you on Wednesday for the last day but I wanted to reach out and say thank you for doing all that you have done to ensure that this partnership has been a meaningful partnership.
The experience today did not involve water parks, thrill rides, etc., but it did involve staff from the STARBASE who are passionate about sharing with youth. Thank you once again for all that you do which includes opening doors of opportunity for youth.
Eric Daniel Johnson, Director
After School Division
Communities In Schools of Jacksonville, Inc.
On Saturday, July 23, I spent the evening with the future of Rotary. I started at the Youth Exchange Welcome Home Dinner where we heard the life changing stories of the 2015-16 outbound exchange students. I wrapped up the evening at the Annual Downtown Rotaract Jax Summer Party where school supplies were collected for needy students and a good time was had by all. Many of the young professionals I met were not yet members of Rotaract but very impressed and ready to join. The future of Rotary is bright!
August is Membership Month in Rotary. All clubs in District 6970 are encouraged to Bring A Friend to a club meeting, service project or a special social event, with appropriate programs to inspire and introduce your friends to your fellowship. This will be a great opportunity to showcase your Club, as well as what it does in the community and the values we share. Of course, you may want to pre-emptively check your club’s schedule to see if the District Governor is making a visit to your club and plan accordingly using the 4-Way Test as your guide.
Rotary Night at the Suns
Vice Adm. Sean Pybus
U.S. Special Operations
Pres., Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County
Just Say No to Pension Sales Tax
Tickets: $20 ea | Includes game ticket, box suite, food and drink
Special thanks to Beaver Street Foods and W.W. Gay Mechanical Contracting
Committee assignments for the new Rotary year are now posted online and can be found under the Officers-Directors menu item above. Or, you can use this shortcut now and see the current listing: NEW COMMITTEES.
There are a few committee positions not yet assigned. If you have an interest in being assigned to one of those vacancies, send your request to Pres. Cooksey (See Contact Us).
It is easy to print or email the list. Just click the icon in the upper right corner of the page and make a selection.
One of the easiest e-clubs for you to attend is the e-Club of Northeast Florida which is the official e-club of District 6970. Its weekly meeting lasts from 6 pm Saturday to 6 pm Friday (24/7). The attendance fee is $5.00.
Check here for a directory of all district clubs and their meeting days and times.