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Next Meeting January 22
Lunch: Noon  | Meeting: 12:20 pm
Omni Jacksonville Hotel

High School Oratory Competition Returns for Another Year;
You Be the Judge!

oratoryoratory logoMembers will again be asked to participate in a high school oratory competition again this year. Five high school students representing their respective schools will formally address club members Monday. Members will receive scoring sheets and judging instructions prior to the start of the competition.

When the last student steps away from the podium, the tallying begins and the ranking will be announced.

The student with the highest score will go on to a county-wide competition in February.

Also on Monday's program Sergeant First Class Aderia Belford and Staff Sergeant Andrew Perez  will briefly discuss today's US Army, it's strategies,and recruiting efforts. 


Ribault H.S. Tyrell Murray
Fletcher H.S. Alexander Boyd
Providence H.S. Shaina Varghese
Douglas Anderson School Arts Molly Lantinberg
Stanton Preparatory School Maanasi Garg

Incoming RI Pres. Barry Rassin Wants Rotary Members to
Be the Inspiration

2018 2019 theme logoRotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.

Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “I want you to inspire in your clubs, your Rotarians, that desire for something greater. The drive to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us.”

Rassin stressed the power of Rotary’s new vision statement, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” This describes the Rotary that leaders must help build, he said.

To achieve this vision, the president-elect said, Rotarians must take care of the organization: “We are a membership organization first. And if we want to be able to serve, if we want to succeed in our goals — we have to take care of our members first.”


Governor Honors the President
Not That One; Our President

David Boree Cited for Regional Job Growth

BoreeDavid gov awardCongratulations to club President David Boree for receiving the Governor's Business Ambassador Award from Florida Governor Rick Scott. Pres. David is president of WW Gay Mechanical Contractor. The company has grown their workforce by 20% over the last two years.

The company was founded in 1962 by Rotarian W. W. Gay and has grown into one of the state's largest commercial, industrial and engineering contracting services.


Coastal St. Johns Past Pres. to be District Governor

Rich TurnbullRichard “Rich” Turnbull as been named as our District 6970 Governor for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year. Rich joined Rotary in 2003.  Both he and his wife Marie are members of the Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns. Rich is a charter member of the club and served as president 2010-2011.

Rich as served on the Paul Harris Society Committee and the Funds and Procedures Committee at the District level. Both he and Marie are Paul Harris Fellows, members of the Bequest Society Level IV and Major Donors Level III.

RI Convention 2018
Join us at the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto - June 22-27, 2018. District 6970 recommends the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel. The time to make your plans and reservations is now! For more information about registration and hotel accommodations go to RiConvention.org.

Programs & Events

January 22
High School Oratory Competition

January 29
CEO, Web.com
Passion and Purpose Creates a Billion Dollar Business

Board of Directors Meeting - 1:30 pm

February 5
Dual Enrollment | Career Academies
Early College

February 12
VP and Chief Pilot
Delta Airlines
Middle East Carriers Threat;
and Deltas impact on JIA

February 19
President's Day Observance

February 26
Clay Shoot
Details TBA

March 17
Rotary Leadership Institute
Parts 1, 2, 3 and a special Graduate Class
Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville

Meeting & Parking Directions

Rotary News Network
RNN returns to the airwaves via the Jax Rotary YouTube Channel. See periodic member interviews by Margie Seaman. If you would like to be interviewed for the program, contact Margie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

►Intv 7 - John Chappelear

►Intv 6 -
Steve DeSorbo

►Intv 5 - Nelson Bruton

►Intv 4 - Gerry Kelley

►Intv 3 - Pres-elect David Boree

►Intv 2 - F L "Buster" Hagenbeck

►Intv 1 - Pres. Bryan Cooksey III


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How to Set Up Your Phone and Computer

Looking for a member's phone number or email address? Want to update your personal profile?. Go mobile. That information and much more is now available using a smartphone or computer. Log-in with your email address and password and information is at your fingertips using a connection to DACdb, a subscription service available from our club.


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6 pm  | 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAY
JESSE BALL duPONT CENTER  |  40 East Adams St.

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