Next Meeting: Monday, December 1, 2014
Lunch NOON | Meeting 12:30 pm | Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Our Monday Meeting
ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS - 2016-2017
DAWN EMERICK, Ed.D
Founder and Principal
Impact Partners, LLC
The Psychology of a City
Dr. Dawn Emerick, a recent member of our club, came to Jacksonville in 1991 from the metro DC/Maryland area following graduating from Frostburg State University in Cumberland, Maryland. A year later, she began her career as a chronic disease health educator with the Duval County Health Department. She crafted skills inleadership, evaluation, and health communication at various non-profit organizations as well as the private sector where she served as the senior public affairs consultant for First Coast Service Options, Florida’s Medicare administrator and subsidiary of Florida Blue.
Dawn retired from her role as the president & CEO of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida earlier this year for an entrepreneurial opportunity to create Impact Partners, a consulting firm focuses on inspiring people, communities, and businesses to prepare for the new quality of life-based economy.
HELP THE OLD MAN OUT!
18 Years Anchoring the Rotary News Network
Durkee Retires; Seaman Steps In
Ken Durkee who has hosted more than 200 editions of the Rotary News Network on Comcast Cable was honored by the club at its November 17th meeting.
For 18 years Ken has interviewed scores of Rotarians and people who have been affected through the service of Rotary. Ken has been a member of our club for 27 years.
Week 21. Rotary Minute for week of November 24, 2014.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR NAMED FOR 2017-2018
First, congratulations to Brent Coates who was selected last week by our District Nominating Committee to serve as District Governor-designee for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. Brent is a member of the Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise. He has served in a number of district positions and currently serves as our district’s sergeant-at-arms. He also served as assistant and area governor from July 2011 through June 2014. For those interested in our district’s process for selecting our district governors, you can find that information in the D6970 Manual of Procedure. The manual can be accessed on this website under the Goals and Procedures tab at the top of the homepage screen.
GETTING ON WITH GETS
This past week several of our district leaders attended the Governor-elect Training Seminar (GETS) and Zone 33/34 Institute in Asheville, North Carolina. It was an inspiring and informative event featuring sessions on membership, the Foundation, New Generations, the End Polio Now!campaign and more. As with any event like this, the best part was connecting and networking with our peers from the 28 other districts that make up Zones 33 and 34 – stretching from the Caribbean to West Virginia. Needless to say, there was much to absorb. And, yes, we will be bringing back a ton of ideas to share with each Rotarian in District 6970 and a thousand volts of enthusiasm to help us Light Up Rotary!
Final word – a big shout-out to all of the volunteers who helped interview our Rotary Youth Exchange outbound applicants recently in St. Augustine. Your participation is what makes the selection process work as well as it does. Selecting 20 outbound students from the 40+ applicants was not easy, but it was a rewarding experience. So thanks to all who were there to help us make sure we send our best to study abroad in the 2015-2016 school year.
Our Last Meeting
Jennifer Contin, M.D.
Community Palliative Consultants
Dr. Jennifer Contin, Medical Director for Community Palliative Consultants spoke at our last meeting on November 17th. Community Palliative Consultants was established in 2010 and is a program of Community Hospice. Dr. Contin explained that palliative care is about helping patients and their loved ones find relief from pain in all forms and make important decisions about their future care. This is an interdisciplinary process involving many others on the team including nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains.