Week of 04/13/15

The President’s Corner

Thank you to our speaker Jennifer Cook. It was a pleasure to hear about the Katie Caples Foundation and their efforts to raise awareness for organ donations. This coming Saturday is their annual Katie Ride, which is their signature event. If you are interested in biking or volunteering, please check it out.

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

Thank you to the Rotaract members who made it out to the University of North Florida’s Rotaract Club’s Light Up the World Festival (LUTWF).

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. You can check out the Facebook event for more details.

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