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.
Historical Perspectives on Jacksonville: Where the Past Meets the Future
Dr. Wayne Wood
Monday's program featureD an illustrated presentation by one of Jacksonville's best known authors and historians who took us on an entertaining trip through this city's architectual history. It included some surprising details about the events, people, and buildings that have given us a rich heritage.
Dr. Wayne Wood, a retired optometrist has been called “the undisputed godfather of historic preservation in Jacksonville,” as well as an “arts agitator.” He has published thirteen books, including the 424-page classic, Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage: Landmarks for the Future.
Downtown Rotaract's Summer Party was designed not only to have fun and fellowship also to raise cash and collect school supplies for the upcoming opening of schools. The party achieved both....successfully. The downtown evening was held at Spliff's Gastropub.
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.
The first gathering of the Rotary Means Business Fellowship 6970 exceeded expectations, according to its leader Mark Vickers. "We had 33 Rotarians and three guests at our inaugural meeting. They represented 15 clubs, two Rotaract clubs and one a Satellite club." Mark reports also points out there was also representation from St. Augustine and Ormond Beach.
RMB6970 is a district-wide fellowship which promotes Rotarians establishing business relationships with one another. Meetings are held regionally within the 12 county District 6970.
The next event in the Jacksonville area (D6970 North Region) is now scheduled. The meeting is planned for Monday August 8th, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. There is no cost to attend but reservations are highly encouraged.
For more information and to make a reservation for the next meeting go to RMB6970.com
Owner, Jacksonville Suns
Owner, Jacksonville Sharks
Board of Directors Meeting
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.