2010 Gala beneficiary to speak at Thursday's meeting

Laura Brock, Jean Barnes and Elaine Shott of Morning Star School will be our guest speakers this Thursday, December 10. Laura, the Development Director, Jean, the Principal, and Elaine, the Assistant Principal will give us an overview of Morning Star, our 2010 Rotaract Black Tie, Blue Jeans Gala beneficiary.

Laura Heimerl Brock was born in Rock Island, Illinois, but has lived in Jacksonville, FL since 1988. She graduated from Stanton College Preparatory with the International Baccalaureate Diploma in 2002. A huge Gator fan, she went on to graduate with a BA in English from the University of Florida. Before finding her niche at Morning Star School, Laura worked in both the advertising and healthcare fields. Employed as Development Director at MSS since the summer of 2008, Laura oversees all grant writing and fundraising for the school. Laura is married to Daniel Brock, a Jacksonville CPA; they are expecting their first child in February.

Susan Elaine Shott was born in Jacksonville, Florida.  She graduated from Flagler College with a BA in Business Administration and obtained a Certification in Education from the State of Florida from the University of North Florida.  Elaine joined the Morning Star staff as a Junior High teacher in 1997, teaching American History and Literature for 10 years.  In 2007 she was promoted to the Assistant Principal’s position.  Elaine is in the processing of acquiring her master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

After our guests speak, Laura Wharen will provide our member craft talk.

Anyone is welcome to attend our membership meetings. We look forward to seeing and introducing ourselves to guests. We meet at the Haskell building in Riverside at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

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