Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Past President
Treasurer
President Elect
Community Service
Director - Club Foundation
Vocational Services
Co-Director - Club Membership
Co-Director - Club Membership
Director - Fundraising
Bulletin Editor
Director- Youth Service
Club Director - Public Relations
Club Director - Administration
Club Director- Programs
Report A Make-up Meeting
Co-Attendance Administrator
Interact Club FBHS
Executive Secretary
Interact Club YHS
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Service
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Photo Journals
 
 
Club Information

Come visit the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach, doing good things since 1926!

Fernandina Beach

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Story and Song Bookstore Bistro
(self-serve lunch begins 11:30)
1430 Park Avenue - Second Floor
Fernandina Beach, FL  32034
United States of America
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
LatestPublishedBulletin
Bulletins
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
Home Page Stories
Author Greg Knapp M.A.
"Do Less and Achieve More on Purpose"

image

"Do Less and Achieve More on Purpose"

 

Please excuse my absence (in WV on business) as I have no notes from Greg's presentation this past week. I know he was awesome!  Sorry! FG

 

Greg started studying personal growth and motivation 24 years ago when he was getting his master’s in counseling psychology. He has literally read hundreds of books on the subject. In fact, he has lost count of all the videos he's watched, books he's listened to in the car and seminars he's attended. Greg can’t get enough of it. He loves this stuff and is fascinated at how people change their lives. Greg uses what he talks and writes about in his life every day and it has served him well.

 

His Purpose:

 

For Individuals: Greg helps people find and pursue their Passionate Purpose so they can live out extraordinary lives

.

As a Leadership Keynote Speaker and Author, Greg Knapp helps leaders and organizations get crystal clear on their purpose in and out of the workplace, so they can be more engaged, happy, productive, and successful. He helps people live a life of significance and make a real difference. That’s what his book, Go! How to Find and Pursue Your Passionate Purpose, is all about.

 

Greg has used his degrees in counseling psychology, two decades of research, and his experiences creating three small businesses to become an expert in the field. He’s been in radio for over 20 years, winning awards and high ratings that led him to achieving his ultimate radio goal – becoming a nationally syndicated talk show host. His thousands of hours “on the air” are why his speaking events are so entertaining and transformative.

 

Greg’s previous work history helps him understand and relate to all kinds of team members. He’s dug ditches, worked construction, waited tables, spent some time as a felony probation and parole officer, counseled children, families, and adults, and taught executive team building classes at outdoor retreats – including climbing and rappelling techniques.

 

Greg has given his expert opinion as a guest on CNBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, Fox Business, 41 Action News, KCTV5, and more. He has penned opinion columns for The Washington Examiner, The Dallas Morning News, Human Events, and Big Government.

 

He has an amazing wife and two daughters who are a ton of fun. The family enjoys living near the beach in Florida.

Let's Go!

www.gregorybknapp.com


Greg Knapp M.A.

Author of GO!
Speaker, Coach, Talk Show Host

Free eBook, 5 Steps to Finding Your Passionate Purpose
www.gregorybknapp.com

President Ron Heymann called the meeting to order.  

 

Dr. Page lead the club singing a patriotic song: (I did not receive this information. Sorry)

 

Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"

 

Followed with an excellent invocation by Rotarian Joe Hastey

 

Secretary, John McAfee Report:

In attendance were 34 Club Members.   total attended the meeting.

 

Honorary Rotarian Members in attendance - Frank Ridley & Jim Hicks

 

Visiting Rotarians:  Joe Gullo from Gatlinburg, TN and Stan Jackson from Aiken, SC

 

Visiting Guests: Guest of Rotarian Larry Melnick was Peter Turnbill

 

50/50 Jack Pot:  @$100  - Rotarian  Joe Gullo had the drawn ticket and drew the 6 of Clubs! 47 cards remaining.

 

Boy Scouts: $30

Shelter Box: $56

image

 

(I did not receive any report information this week. Sorry) FG

 

 

Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick:

No Report

 

President-Elect, Antoinette Richter:       

No report

 

John Howard, Community Services Report:

Finally, our next upcoming Blood Drive will be on January 23, 2019 at the Nassau Health Food Store like we did the last time we had one.  Please see John to sign up to donate this meeting coming.  Much appreciated!

 

John Boylan, Director of Youth Services Report:

No report 

Upcoming home games of Simon at FBHS (Exchange Student)…

Friday, Jan 18th at home against Middleburg 7pm

Tuesday, Jan 22nd at home against Boles 7pm

Friday, Jan 25th at home against Baldwin 7pm

Tuesday, Jan 29th at home against Hilliard 7pm

Friday, Feb 1st at home against Yulee 7pm

Monday, Feb 4th at home against University Christian 7pm

 

Kris Meyer, Public Relations Report:

Public Image Report:  Scholarship Luncheon Publicity largely done.  Rick Keffer's column on the effort ran in the NL.  Still have social media to do once event page has been modified to allow for donations.  Bradley Bean to do in cooperation with Antoinette Richter. Bids are being sought for Volunteer Breakfast.  Prices and pre-event publicity will follow, once cost of tickets is locked down.

 

CALL TO ACTION:

EACH MEMBER should approach a minimum of two businesses (not restaurants) and request support for the program.

 

We can all do this....the result will be worth it! Everyone can do this part whether you are going to the event or not....Let's do this!!  FG

 

 

Barbara Gingher, Fundraising Report:

Everyone should be involved with the Luncheon whether or not you're on the committee or not! 1 month to go!.

Scholarship committee meeting before our regular meeting

Our next meeting will be Wednesday January 16th at 10:45am at the Story & Song Book Store just before our regular meeting to continue our focus on the February Scholarship Luncheon Event.  Please attend if you are interested in sitting on this committee or just helping out in any way! We are in full swing to the Luncheon!!!

 

Pam Crouser, Club Membership Report:

No Report

 

Nick Klein, Club Social Events Report:

No Report

 

President Ron Heymann, Club Report:

 

 

Debra Connelly, Club Foundation Report:

Jeni Kardinal our Rotarian on the ground in Nawa Kerti, Bali Indonesia; will be sending a presentation/status update for us this coming month.  We were hoping to have Jeni present to our Club during December 2018 but our schedule of presenters was too booked for the month of December.  Our Bali water project will provide clean water to over 3,000 members of the Datah village and toilets/hygiene training for 125 students/staff at the Sekolah Dasar Negeri School in the village of Nawa Kerti. This project was originally initiated with a $5,000 contribution by one of our Club Rotarians and contributions from clubs in Sweden, Tarpon Springs, Long Island New York and Bali.

 

Thomas Sanger
Talk about his new historical novel "Without Warning"

Author, Thomas Sanger

Tom Sanger has been a writer for most of his adult life. After earning a journalism degree, he worked in Los Angeles as a news writer at KABC radio and a reporter at the Associated Press. During a tour of duty in Vietnam, he served as an information specialist, writing hometown news releases and stories for Stars & Stripes, the military newspaper. In Sydney, Australia, he researched and wrote documentary scripts for two years at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, before starting a 22-year career in corporate public relations in southern California. Tom wrote newsletters, speeches, annual reports, and employee publications and supervised communications departments. With his wife, he has written freelance travel articles and a guidebook published in 1990 by Clarkson N. Potter titled Southern California for Kids. In 2010, Tom ghost-wrote Shepherd: Memories of an Interfering Man, a biography for a doctor in Australia. He presently lives in San Diego with his wife, Kay.
 
A brief on his Story:
Tom’s particular interest in the Athenia tragedy stems from his grandmother, Rhoda Thomas, who was a passenger on the ship. She survived the torpedoing and later wrote an account of her experiences.  Her personal recollections were so vivid that they inspired Tom to tell this story through the eyes of the people who lived it. Nearly 78 years after Athenia sank, there are several people still alive who were aboard that ship on Sept. 3, 1939, and who have vivid memories of those events.
Telling the story of the attack on the passenger ship Athenia required six years and a great deal of research. The first two years, Tom read contemporary newspaper accounts from 1939 about the incident and familiarized myself with the political and social environment in which it took place; reviewed affidavits given by many of Athenia’s passengers and crew members regarding their experiences; and studied the British government’s official inquiry into the ship’s sinking. He also read about German U-boat operations and torpedo technology at the start of World War II.
Because he wanted to tell the human side of the sinking, he identified a number of individuals aboard Athenia and the U-boat whose stories would allow readers to experience these events first-hand in order to bring this history to life. Getting to know these people, either through their writings or by meeting their descendants turned out to be the most rewarding part of the research.
On September 3, 1939, the first day of World War II, the British passenger ship Athenia was steaming 250 miles northwest of Ireland, bound for Canada. Many of the 1,100 passengers on board believed they had outrun the danger of a submarine attack, but they were wrong. As dusk fell that Sunday night, a young German U-boat commander fired the first torpedo of the war at what he thought was an armed merchant ship. It was a colossal mistake. Without Warning tells the story of eight people – six passengers, Athenia’s chief officer and the U-boat commander – whose lives were dramatically upended by the mistaken torpedo attack.
Taco Pope and Adrienne Burke
Nassau County Planning and Economic Opportunity Department

Taco E. Pope, AICP Director

Adrienne Burke, Assistant Director

Update with the Nassau County Planning and Economic Opportunity Department

Taco E. Pope, AICP (Director, Nassau County Planning and Economic Opportunity Department)

Taco is a Florida native with more than twelve years of professional planning experience in the public sector serving as both a technical practitioner and administrator in the realm of community planning for local government in the State of Florida. Taco currently serves as the Planning and Economic Opportunity Director for Nassau County, FL where he has been instrumental in fostering a collaborative approach to community planning through meaningful public engagement, transparency and the nurturing of active networks. His passion is to facilitate community formation through the creation of dynamic places that instigate day-to-day social engagement; places that inspire personal connections with the built environment and interpersonal connections amongst members of the community.   

 

Adrienne Burke, Esq., MSAS (Assistant Director, Nassau County Planning and Economic Opportunity Department)

Adrienne is Assistant Director with the Planning and Economic Opportunity Department in Nassau County, Florida and works on long-range strategic planning initiatives. She previously worked for Riverside Avondale Preservation, a nonprofit preservation advocacy organization in Jacksonville. Prior to joining RAP, she worked for the City of Fernandina Beach as the Community Development Director. Adrienne’s expertise is in cultural and natural resource policy, as well as land development code and comprehensive plan management. Adrienne holds degrees from the University of Virginia and University of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar, and on the Florida Public Archaeology Network Board of Directors.

 

 

 

Our Rotary District 6970 Governor, Jeanette Loftus

 

Area Governor Sandy Rogers introducing District Governor Jeanette Loftus
 
Governor Jeanette Loftus
 
After welcoming introductions, Governor Loftus started things out with mentioning some of our clubs successes and recognitions.  First up, the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.  
Paul Percy Harris was a Chicago, Illinois, attorney. He founded Rotary International in 1905
He passed away in 1947 at the age of 78. It was in 1957 that a Mr. Al Brush of the Rotary Club of Laurel, Mississippi was recognized as the first Paul Harris Fellow.  In 2006, Over 1 million Paul Harris Fellowships had been recognized and thousands more since.
 
 
Rotarian Mary Ruark receiving her Paul Harris Fellow recognition from District 6970 Governor, Jeanette Loftus
 
The Paul Harris Fellow Award is the first "recognition of exceptional service" in Rotary. To achieve this level of recognition, one must have donated $1,000 or more to the Rotary International Foundation.  For this achievement, you receive a certificate and a medallion:
 
 
Also, in 1957, Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the Paul Harris Fellow recognition, for a gift made in 1953.
This is a great achievement for Mary having been with us a short time and yet gives back so much.  Since, Mary has sponsored a new Rotarian and has assisted on several committees in her short time with us.  Mary has definitely earned the title Rotarian, a Paul Harris Fellowship Rotarian.  Congratulations Mary!!!!
 
 
NEXT UP:
 
Rotarian and Past President John Boylan with Governor Loftus
 
John Boylan, an Engineer with WestRock, was recognized for the 6th, Paul Harris Fellowship by Governor Loftus.  This is an amazing achievement and it's recognition so worthy! This means that Rotarian John Boylan has achieved the Paul Harris Fellow recognition 6 times.  Wow....amazing!  John is 100% dedicated to Rotary and our Fernandina Beach Club.  We are so fortunate to have leaders in our community like John Boylan.  For this recognition, there is a special Pin for this level and it's awesome as it should be.
 
 
Rotarian John Boylan explaining how to achieve this incredible level of recognition
 
John seen here explaining how he got to this level and how it can be done with a plan and action.
 
 
NEXT UP:
President Elect Antoinette Richter with Governor Jeanette Loftus
 
A "little surprise" but a "big deal!"  A special award was given to Rotarian and President Elect Antoinette Richter a VP with Synovus Bank.  Since Antoinette became a Rotarian a little more than a year and a half ago, she has accomplished much, given a lot and threw herself into every committee and responsibility she could handle.  And now from Treasurer to President Elect, being at every meeting, taking lead on many committee's, volunteering her time and energy having a big job, raising two handsome young boys, she is being recognized by her District 6970 peers, Club President Ron Heymann and Governor Jeanette Loftus.
Awarded a pin that represents all those things mentioned above and this award affords her attendance to all District 6970 functions including our District Conference, District Training Assembly May 17 & 18 2019 at the Daytona International Speedway all at the expense of our District.  Additionally, Antoinette will be having lunch with Rotary International President Barry Rassin at the World Golf Village Renaissance Hotel Ballroom on February 15th, 2019.....again, paid for by District 6970.
The club is proud and "not surprised" that Antoinette received such an honor.  Congratulations President Elect Antoinette Richter cool
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Governor Jeanette Loftus and Club President Ron Heymann
 
 
Governor Jeanette, President Elect Antoinette and President Ron Heymann
 
After Awards and Recognitions were done, District Governor Jeanette Loftus spoke with us explaining what the Rotary Wheel represents.
 
 
The Wheel is also  referred to as "The Mark of Excellence".
Started out as a simple wagon wheel representing dust and motion to the present day Rotary International Wheel with 24 teeth, 6 spokes and a key way.  
 
 
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made (1905) by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization, Movement and Service work in action." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads.
 
The gear teeth around the outside represent the fact that work is to be done. The six spokes represent the inner direction and path of our Vocational Service, through the representation of our membership via the classification system. Similarly, these same spokes represent an outward distribution path of Rotary's ideals of service and the Four Way Test… going out toward the community, vocations and businesses that our members represent.
 
A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923, the keyway was added to signify the wheel was a "worker and not an idler". The keyway in the center of the hub is of great significance, because it represents the individual Rotarian member, who is the key factor in every club. Quality members are the keys, needed for the hub to engage with the shaft and turn, putting the energy into motion and creating the power for the gears to do their work.
 
At the 1929 Rotary International Convention, it was determined that blue and gold would be the official colors of the organization, so the wheel was designed with these colors. The four blue bands within the outer radius of the gear represent our four avenues of service. And the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.
 
Thank you Governor Jeanette Loftus for your inspiration, kind words and your time to visit our club. Thank you!
 
 

President Ron Heymann About to call the meeting to order. 

 

District 6970 Governor Jeanette Loftus (left standing), Area Governor Sandy Rogers (in red), & Club President Ron Heymann

 

Dr. Page lead the club singing a patriotic song: "God Bless America" followed by "Country Roads" & "Rotary Bonds"

 

Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"

 

Followed with an invocation by Rotarian Ray Whitehead

 

Secretary, John McAfee Report:

In attendance were 39 Club Members.  44 total attended the meeting.

 

 

Honorary Rotarian Members in attendance - Frank Ridley

 

Visiting Rotarians:  Michael Ellerbrock from George Town, TX (now living here on the Island) guest of Dennie Pendergrass.  

 

Visiting Guests: Maggie Calder, guest of Rotarian Roy Benson - Jillianne Wojay, guest of Rotarian Deb Connelly. 

 

 

 

50/50 Jack Pot:  @$170  - Rotarian Kris Meyer had the drawn ticket and drew the ACE OF SPADES!! WINS THE POT! smiley

 

Boy Scouts: $52

Shelter Box: $64

 

Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick:

Rotarian Larry Melnick had some great preparatory trivia and information for our upcoming Annual Trivia Contest with Senator and Rotarian Aaron Bean in a few weeks.

 

 

President-Elect, Antoinette Richter:       

No Report

 

John Howard, Community Services Report:

The Blood Drive is temporarily on hold until further notice.  They are having maintenance issues with their busses and they have been taken off the road for now.  John will announce when they will be back on line.

 

John Boylan, Director of Youth Services Report:

Our exchange student Simon Varnauskas is a starter for the FBHS Basketball team.  Here is his schedule for those who wish to go watch him play:

Other upcoming home games or close by games...
Tuesday, Dec 4 at Yulee 7pm
Friday, December 14th at home against Ridgeview 7pm
Thursday & Friday, December 20th/21st at home against JT Smith...time TBA
Friday, Jan 11 at home against West Nassau 7pm
Friday, Jan 18th at home against Middleburg 7pm
Tuesday, Jan 22nd at home against Bolles 7pm
Friday, Jan 25th at home against Baldwin 7pm
Tuesday, Jan 29th at home against Hilliard 7pm
Friday, Feb 1st at home against Yulee 7pm
Monday, Feb 4th at home against University Christian 7pm
 
Districts are the week of Feb 11, most likely nit at FBHS but I believe that depends on how well they do.
(Coach knows Simon will miss for Disney and Sea Camp, no matter what)

 

Kris Meyer, Public Relations Report:

Save the Date for Scholarship Luncheon:  Feb 7, 2019.  Collateral materials in progress. Expected articles for News Leader and other Media will be timed so as not to overlap.

Save the Date for Volunteer Recognition Breakfast: April 12, 2019. Cards for Save-the-Date and Volunteer nominations expected by end of December.

Holiday Adopt a Family:  It appears Panhandle needs are being met.  If no need arises within the next week, we will not plan to do that.  

 

Barbara Gingher, Fundraising Report:

Barbara and Ray are having our first meeting in two weeks to turn our focus on the February Scholarship Luncheon Event.  Time forthcoming but most likely to be around 11am before our normal Wednesday meeting on the 5th of December just to get things started.  Specific details soon.

 

Pam Crouser, Club Membership Report:

All is going well for our club! smiley

 

 

Nick Klein, Club Social Events Report:

December 15th, Rotary will be ringing the bell at Publix.  A sign up sheet was distributed for "teaming up" with another fellow Rotarian.  

 

President Ron Heymann, Club Report:

President Ron wants us all to turn our focus towards the Luncheon on February 7th, 2019 at the FBHS.  With the Taste of Amelia behind us now, we are in great shape to add a significant amount to our Scholarship Fund.  

  

Debra Connelly, Club Foundation Report:

We are submitting to Wells Fargo Bank and Rayonier for a Grant to cover the expenses for the Dictionary.
 
 
 
Our District 6970 Governor
Jeanette Loftus
 
image
 
 
Posted by Frank Gagnier on Oct 06, 2018
image
image
Rotary District Governor, Jeanette Loftus
 
Our District Governor will update the club on Rotary News
Support our club and be there to meet her.  She's an outstanding speaker and passionate about Rotary and our District 6970.
 
Meet our District Governor:
image
Jeanette Loftus
Rotary Club of Flagler County
Jeanette joined the Rotary Club of Flagler County in 2004 after relocating with her family from Forked River, NJ where she became a Rotarian in 1997. Jeanette was club president in 2009-10 and began serving District 6970 in a variety of positions including District Secretary, District Trainer, Area Governor, District Grants Chair, in a number of committees. She has also served as PETS Trainer and remains a Rotary Leadership Institute Discussion Leader for the Sunshine Division where she has served as District Director and Faculty Coordinator.  Her passion is Rotary education and believes an educated Rotarian is a Rotary valuable asset.
 
In January 2017, Jeanette traveled to India and had a once in a lifetime opportunity of participating in a National Immunization Day just outside of New Delhi. The Loftus family has had the pleasure of serving as hosts for Rotary Youth Exchange on three occasions and has been enriched by hosting several GSE Team members. Jeanette is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society and the Bequest Society.
 
Jeanette spent much of her life growing up at the Jersey Shore where she met her husband of 34 years, Tracy at the age of 9.  After participating in Rotary events for over 15 years, Tracy himself became a Rotarian and is the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Flagler County.  Jeanette and Tracy have been blessed with two children, Timothy and Zachary and two granddaughters.  Both boys have served Rotary alongside of their parents throughout the years.  Timothy was a Charter member of the Rotaract Club of Flagler County and Zachary is Past President of his Interact Club, has attended RYLA and is currently enrolled as a Sophomore at Valdosta State University.  And, four-year-old granddaughter Emma Grace participated in her first Rotary service project this past year.  Rotary’s ethics and values run deep in the Loftus family.
 
Jeanette is a Realtor® with Palm Coast Real Estate where interestingly and not by coincidence, her business partner, Bill Lyon is also a Rotarian and Past President. Prior to a career in real estate, Jeanette spent much of her professional life in the banking industry where she specialized in new branch openings, business expansion and staff development. In her childhood years, Jeanette was a Girl Scout earning the highest rank of First Class Scout and went on to serve Girl Scouting as President of the Ocean County Girl Scout Council for three years and remains a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouting. Jeanette is currently a member of the Flagler County Association of Realtors, the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and serves the community in a variety of other capacities whenever possible. The entire Loftus family are founding members of Beachside Community Church in Palm Coast.
 
The Loftus’ cherish their time with family whether it be boating on their pontoon, sharing a Sunday family dinner or participating at a Rotary function. Family time is their most precious commodity. When not busy with family and Rotary, Jeanette’s hobbies include boating, cooking and travel.

President Ron Heymann About to call the meeting to order. 

 

President Ron Heymann

 

Dr. Page lead the club singing a patriotic song: "God Bless America" - "I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover" & "Bill Bailey"

 

Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"

 

Followed by an invocation by Rotarian Joe Hastey

 

Secretary, John McAfee Report:

In attendance were 29 Club Members.  34 total attended the meeting.

Rotarians Vince Cavallo, John McAfee and Rick Campana

 

Honorary Members in attendance - Larry Myers

 

Visiting Rotarians:  Greg Holding from the Sunrise Club 

 

Visiting Guests: Linda Mills, guest of Rotarian Vince Cavallo - James Piper, guest of Rotarian Eric Belley and Eric's wife Bonnie Belley

 

 

 

50/50 Jack Pot:  @$146  - Pierre Guite had the drawn ticket and drew the 3 of clubs.  42 cards left

 

Boy Scouts: $18

Shelter Box: $60

 

Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick:

Rotarian Larry Melnick had some great trivia and information for us this week.

SAA Rotarian Larry Melnick

 

President-Elect, Antoinette Richter:       

No Report

 

John Howard, Community Services Report:

The Blood Mobile that was scheduled for this Wednesday has been canceled.  They are having maintenance issues with their busses and they have been taken off the road for now.  John will announce when they will be back on line.  Thanks

 

John Boylan, Director of Youth Services Report:

Our exchange student Simon Varnauskas was in attendance and doing well....having a great time!

 

Kris Meyer, Public Relations Report:

Kris announced that all the food left over from our social last week was all donated the next day to the "Hope House" and it was surely appreciated. Kris also told us that the write up was issued on the Taste Of  Amelia last Friday: (Pictures were posted in the bulletin of few weeks ago)

Pocket Park on Centre Street was converted into the gathering and registration area for the 33rd Annual Taste of Amelia last Saturday, Nov. 3. This year's event was re-formatted by its new host, the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach, to a "Culinary Crawl," taking participants to the venues whose offerings they were tasting.   Pictured (above/below), club members (l-4) Dana McCoy, Eric Belley, Ray Whitehead and Nick Klein, set up registration and directions to the 20+ participating restaurants.  Also pictured (above/below) at the BBQ station run by club president Ron Heymann and set up outside Marlin & Barrel, is club member Tony Baia and a few of the hundreds of participants who tasted the offerings at the participating restaurants, including Marlin & Barrel.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Club's Foundation and scholarship awards for local public high school seniors.  

A meeting will be arranged for everyone to get together soon and talk about what we can do better, different, etc. for next years Taste of Amelia.  Next years event is being scheduled for the middle of October.

Rotarian Larry Myers announced that he had received excellent feedback about our event and that we have raised the bar on bringing back the Taste of Amelia back to a local major event moving forward.  President Ron announced that maybe Larry should Chair the event for next year! surprise We agree!! smiley

 

Rotarian Kris Meyer

 

Barbara Gingher, Fundraising Report:

Barbara and Ray are having our first meeting in two weeks to turn our focus on the February Scholarship Luncheon Event.  Time forthcoming but most likely to be around 11am before our normal Wednesday meeting on the 5th of December just to get things started.  Specific details soon.

 

Pam Crouser, Club Membership Report:

No Report

 

Nick Klein, Club Social Events Report:

December 15th, Rotary will be ringing the bell at Publix.  A sign up sheet was distributed for "teaming up" with another fellow Rotarian.  Please see Nick to sign up.....thank you!

 

President Ron Heymann, Club Report:

For anyone who took some wine at the social, please make a small donation to the Clubs Foundation.  Honor system.  Also.....for anyone who took a Rotary Shirt, please pay for them at the next meeting.  Really appreciate that!

A Happy Thanksgiving to All you Rotarians!!!!

  

Debra Connelly, Club Foundation Report:

Deb announced that we will be submitting for a Grant with Wells Fargo to cover the expenses for the Dictionary Project. No word yet.

 
 
Speakers
Professor Eric Johnson, UNF
Jan 23, 2019
"Threats to Sea Life from Invasive Species"
Hank Hurst, CPA
Jan 30, 2019
"Impacts of the New Tax Laws"
Selected Students from Nassau County
Feb 06, 2019
2019 District 6970 Regional Rotary Oratory Contest
Jim Monahan, M.Ed ACHE, Vice President Education
Mar 13, 2019
Community Hospice & Palliative Care
 

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

 
RSS
Connecting the world

2019-20 RI president announces his presidential

After the storm

A year after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, local Rotary members continue to rebuild homes and

Rotary peace fellow helps refugees fleeing Myanmar

Resources for refugeesRotary peace fellow helps refugees fleeing

Rotary honors UK Prime Minister Theresa May

Rotary recognizes UK Prime Minister Theresa May with polio champion

5 reasons to give to Rotary on Giving Tuesday 2018

5 reasons to give to Rotary on Giving