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Next Meeting July 24
12 Noon Lunch  | 12:20 pm Meeting
Omni Hotel Jacksonville


President, bestbet Jacksonville

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Jamie Shelton serves as President of bestbet Jacksonville. bestbet Jacksonville is a poker, racing simulcast, and dog racing wagering venue located in Arlington and Orange Park. The Orange Park rack track was formerly known as the Orange Park Kennel Club. His presentation on the gaming industry in Northeast Florida comes in the midst of national attention about doping of greyhound racing dogs at the company's Orange Park track by independent dog  trainers.

Jamie Shelton, bestbest Jacksonville PresidentJamie SheltonShelton joined the organization in 2009 as the Chief Financial Officer. Previously, He was was vice president of real estate accounting and risk management for Jacksonville-based Regency Centers.

Shelton currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Jacksonville University and the Board of Directors of the JAX Chamber and the Jacksonville Sports Council. He is also a member of the Jacksonville Civic Council. He was appointed to JAXPORT’s Board of Directors in August 2016. Shelton will head the Gator Bowl Association in 2018.


In Rememberance

James E. Cousar, III
Past President

Member since: 1959
Died: July 15, 2017

James Cousar III

Jack "Que" Quaritius
Past Director

Member since: 1965
Died: July 11, 2017


Programs & Events

July 24
DALE LEWIS, Retired CSX Exec.
Another View: Economic Impact of Dredging the St. Johns River
(Includes audience Q&A)

July 31
Jerry Mallot
President, Jax USA, Inc.
New Business: Look What's Coming to Jax

August 7
District Governor Brent Coates
State of District 6970
The Story of RYLA Success

August 14
Duval Sheriff Mike Williams
St. Johns Sheriff Daniel Shoar

Up to the minute on Law Enforcement and Opioid Crisis Response


August 21 - 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
vs. Birmingham Barons
$20 per person includes admittance,  food & drink.
First come first served 
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August 28 
Kenneth F. Hackett 
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See

Meeting & Parking Directions

District and Area Events

July 29-30 - Rotary Zone 34 Regional Seminar, Jacksonville
August 12 - Rotary Making A Difference Seminar, Orange Park
August 26 - Rotary Leadership Institute, Palm Coast

New Member Orientation Schedule

  • August 7 - Part 2
  • September 11 - Part 1
  • October 2 - Part 2
  • November 6 - Part 1
  • December 4 - Part 2

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

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  Century of Doing Good

Be inspired to join us in celebrating the centennial year of The Rotary Foundation and meeting humanity's greatest challenges.

Contact Us

Rotary Club of Jacksonville, Inc.
P.O. Box 37028
Jacksonville, FL 32236
Tel 904-353-6789
Fax 904-783-6857
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