Former U.S. Ambassador James Smith
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Janet Breslin-Smith
President, Crosswinds International Consulting
A husband and wife team takes the podium of our meeting Monday in a discussion about the critical role Saudi Arabia plays on the world stage and especially in the Middle East.
Former U.S. Ambassador James Smith and his wife, Dr. Janet Breslin-Smith bring their individual perspectives to their experience in wealthy kingdom of of 32-million muslims.
While her husband worked the palace halls of government in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Breslin-Smith worked with women leaders in that country in the fields of higher education, medicine and entrepreneurship.
The Smiths will offer their observations in a discussion moderated by Past President Jonathan Howe (USN Admiral ret.). Adm. Howe is a former Deputy National Security Advisor to the White House.
Dr. Jay Mehta, M.D., Ph.D.
Dir. of Molecular Cardiology and Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Dr. Jay Mehta, M.D., Ph.D. shared a story of inspiration with club members Monday. It was a story of his life's journey. He is an internationally recognized Rotary Scholar. He spoke to his time as a child in India and the challenges, that both he and his family faced throughout his childhood having traveled and lived in the most unimaginable conditions.Dr. Mehta was introduced to the Amristar, Rotary Club as a young man seeking to find purpose and education. This Rotary Club was able to provide scholarship money that allowed Dr. Mehta to continue his education. This supported 10% of funds needed to allow him to move forward in his studies. Dr. Mehta understood his passion in life at a young age and desired to become a doctor. His goal: “help others and live out the Rotary Vision of service before self.”
John Cooksey (r) presents the Major Donor crystal and pins for The Rotary Foundation to his parents, Past President Brian Cooksey, Jr. and Jane Cooksey.
Also enjoying the moment was Bryan Cooksey, III, the club's president-elect.
Rotary is a family tradition in the Cooksey household.
John and Carol Fryer joined Howard and Nancy Dale at the Wine Cellar for an evening of family and Rotary reflections. Fryer: "We were delighted to have this opportunity to spend some time with a former Coral Gables classmate — Howard, Carol and myself — before the Dales began their fall trip to Yellowstone. These get-togethers really build the bonds of Rotary."
President John Fryer has issued a President's Challenge to encourage members to get to know other members by an invitation to dinner with their spouse or partner.
Be sure to take a photo and post to our Facebook page along with a brief note about who, what, where and when.
A book is at the registration table each Monday so be sure to sign in acknowledging you have accepted and completed the President's Challenge and mark the names off in the book.
Jeanette Loftus, from the Rotary Club of Flagler County, has been selected by the District Nominating Committee to serve as District Governor during the 2018-2019 Rotary year. Jeanette has served our District in many capacities and currently serves as our District Trainer. According to our District's By-Laws, any club which had submitted a candidate in accordance with the procedure specified may nominate its candidate from the floor at the ensuing Annual District Conference, provided that such club notifies the District Governor of its intentions to do so within fifteen days of November 18, 2015. If a notice is not received, Jeanette will officially become our District Governor Nominee Designate. I would like to thank PDG Clint Dawkins, who chaired our Nominating Committee, and the members of the Nominating Committee for their dedicated service.
For more than five decades members of our club have rung the bell for the Salvation Army toi raise holiday funds to support the needy.
We will take up our station for two days at the Publix at Riverside, 2033 Riverside Ave. in Five-Points — Tuesday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 15 - 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Reserve your time early. The sign-up form is located at the club mdeeting registration. Or, you can email your first and second preferred time (one-hour increments).
It's a great time to promote Rotary and share fellowship with other club members and the public.
We are a club of many traditions especially during this time of year. On Monday, December 14, the usual luncheon meeting is transformed into a family affair. It's time to bring your children, grandchildren or even great grandchildren to lunch and share the holiday season at our annual Rotary Family Christmas Party.
Enjoy Christmas carols, great fellowship and meet our special guest Santa Claus, who is reputed to be a seasonal honorary member of the club.
It's very very important to RSVP your attendance and for us to know the names and age of your guests (spouses and partners excluded from the age requirement). Grandparents are always welcome to attend.
We have a special program planned. Be sure to save your seat today!
ASHLEY SMITH JUAREZ
NE Regional Dir. The Clinton Foundation
Class. ASSOCIATIONS -
Sponsor: Charles Jimerson
Sales Exec, AON Risk Solutions
Class: INSURANCE – Commercial Casualty
Sponsor: Chris Verlander
MAJOR ROB VINCENT
Area Commander, Salvation Army
Sponsor: PP Steve Bacalis
President, Reliance Supply
Class: MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT –
Sponsor: PP Steve Bacalis
Rotary Foundation Month
National Immunization Day Tour
Disease Prevention & Treatment Month
Vocational Service Month
|District 6970 clubs||61|
|Members in the District||3,396|
|Average club size||51|
|Median club size||32|
Three Smallest Clubs
DacDB Member Report - Nov 15, 2015
Source: Rotary International, July 6, 2015