Week of 03/16/15

The President’s Corner

Thank you to our speaker Matt Rapp. Mr. Rapp is the Director of the Players Championship, and talked to us about this signature event of the first coast. His enthusiasm for this event is contagious and has me looking forward to May.

We also had the pleasure to induct two new members into our club. We are excited that both Joe and Tatty decided to join our club and look forward to their future in Rotaract.

To help keep up with all that is going on you can always check out our calendar, follow us on Facebook, or look for our Meet Up events.

– Lucas Hildebrand

Rotaract meets at Hightide Burrtito Co. the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Join us for networking and socializing at 5:30pm, followed by our meeting at 6:15pm. Guests are welcome at our meetings, service, and social events.

Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala

First Coast Rotaract is pleased to announce the Cathedral Arts Project as the beneficiary of the 12th Biennial Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala. The event is a charity fundraiser put on by First Coast Rotaract and sponsored by Black Knight Financial.

Cathedral Arts Project’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida by unleashing the creative spirit of children in the local community. Rotaract’s goal is to supply over 200 of their visual arts students with art backpacks.

Over the past 12 years, the gala has raised more than $160,000 for various organizations, including Big Fun Box, JLG Brain Cancer Foundation, and the Ronald McDonald House.

Attendees sporting a mix of black tie and blue jeans attire will enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live music, and raffle items. Tickets can be purchased in advance for only $50 per person and can be purchased either online or from any First Coast Rotaract member.

Community Service

Our next service event will be March 17th. We will be helping out with the 20th annual St. Johms River Cleanup and Celebration. Check out the event on Facebook for more details and to RSVP.

If you have any questions about community service please contact Sara Brown.


Thanks to everyone who made it out to game night and thank you Brett for hosting.

Our next sports event will be Saturday March 28th. Please come join us for some fun on the driving range. A few people may actually know what they are doing but the rest of us can have fun in our futile attempt to hit a ball sitting at our feet. Details and RSVP on our Facebook page.

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