Week of 04/06/15

The President’s Corner

Please join us this Thursday to hear all about the upcoming Katie Ride.Our speaker will be Jennifer Cook who will provide all the details on this great event used to raise awareness about the impact of Organ Donation.

Thanks to everyone who helped promote the gala at Art Walk last Wednesday. 

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 – TONIGHT!

On April 6th from 5 PM -9PM the University of North Florida’s Rotaract Club will host the Light Up the World Festival (LUTWF). LUTWF is a multi-faceted event including an arts market with live performances, calligraphy demonstrations, a documentary screening, and dancing. The mission of the event is to provide an evening of fun through uniting artists, vendors, performers, and participants while raising awareness for our spotlight charity of the year. This event will benefit Alenah’s Home which is a foster home for orphans with special needs and other disadvantaged children in Beijing, China.

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


Come join us at the Katie Ride for our combination service and social event.  You can participate by riding in the event or volunteer and support the event activities. Afterwards we will spend some time in Amelia Island and have lunch. More details to come on the social but you can check out this Facebook event to ride or volunteer.

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