Next Meeting: Monday, September 22, 2014
Lunch Noon | Meeting 12:30 p.m. | Omni Jacksonville Hotel
New Website in Development
A new club website is in development and will go online in the next couple of weeks. In addition to having a new graphical look, the site will utilize a number of new technologies such as smartphone screen reformating. In fact, the site will automatically reformat itself depending on the user's device such as desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Additional performance and security improvements will also be included in the site upgrade.
William C. Rupp, M.D.
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Dr. William C. “Bill” Rupp is a medical oncologist and health care administrator. He is a recognized expert in quality, safety and process improvement. He has led Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals in the Midwest, and has led Mayo in Jacksonville since 2009.
His wife, Janice Clarke, is a retired cardiologist. He has two children; daughter Allison who is in nursing school, and son Chris who works in IT.
Dr. Rupp is the current chair of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and recently announced his retirement from Mayo Clinic at the end of the year.
Buy Your Jaguars Tickets Here; Help Our Club Charity Foundation at the Same Time
This is the place to buy your tickets for all Jaguars home games. And, with every ticket purchased through this website $10 goes directly into the club's charity foundation.
Not only can members of the club buy these discounted tickets using our website, you can invite your friends and family members to come to this website and click on the Jaguars promotion on the upper right and begin the order process. You will be asked for the special Rotary Club of Jacksonville promo code and that number code is Rotary28 (no space). There is no limit to the tickets you can buy and it is for all home games and not just the Rotary-Jaguars Special Charity game with the Miami Dolphins on October 26.
Clubs in our district are actively buying blocks as well as individual tickets. Some Rotarians are purchasing tickets in bulk as promotional giveaways for their businesses. One of the newest clubs -- Bartram Trail -- is leading the way with 82. Thus far our club has purchased 6. A target of 2,500 tickets has been set for this year's program by the District. Thus far, 416 tickets have been sold in the District.
OUR LAST MEETING
Director, Player Development
Before coming to Jacksonville to work with the Jaguars, Pollard played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons over a fourteen-year period, despite never having played college football. In his current role with the Jaguars, Pollard works with players to help them achieve success both on and off the field, assisting with everything from home buying and healthcare to adjusting mentally to challenges of playing in the NFL.
Considering himself a “coach of success,” he advises players to treat success and adversity the same way, staying focused and moving forward. Pollard believes in giving back to the community and went back to his high school and volunteered as an offensive line coach so that he could reach out to young athletes to help them succeed. Pollard talked about teaching coaches how to train young athletes to tackle properly to avoid serious injury, and answered questions from the club regarding the Jaguars team, individual players and the last game against the Washington Redskins.
Reporter Heather Duncan