Week of 8/3/15

The President’s Corner

This weekend several First Coast Rotaractors (along with a few not pictured above) attended Downtown Rotaract’s Summer Bash, a summer social where they collected backpacks for a local elementary school.  Congrats to Downtown on a successful event!

We’ll see you at our next Rotaract Meeting on next week’s Thursday, August 13th where we’ll have Mary Jury, Director of Development for BASCA, Inc. rescheduled from earlier this summer.

 BASCA, Inc.  is an organization that helps to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.Save the date for Thursday, October 22nd when our membership meeting will be held at Cathedral Arts Project‘s new offices at 207 N. Laura Street.  More details will follow but you won’t want to miss this special meeting!

– Jen Suharmadji

First Coast 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.

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.

Community Service

Our next service event will be Saturday, August 29th & we will be assisting with a Special Olympics Bowling Tournament at the Jax Lanes Grove Park.  Hopefully, you signed up for the event because the volunteer slots are now full.  Here’s our facebook page with more info.


Save the Date for Friday, August 14th for our next club social event. Love to sing? Afraid of what strangers will think? Good. Jacksonville has their very only private karaoke room bar so you can sing in front of all your new rotaractor friends. Song lists are updated every month. Cost is $5 per hour per person.  We will sing our hearts out at Austin Karaoke.  RSVP to the facebook event.

Save the Date for our September Social when we’ll go rock climbing!

Member Spotlight

Lucas Hildebrand, Immediate Past President

Connect with Lucas
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Lucas is a local Osprey having received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of North Florida.  He is a Corporate Account Tax Manager at Gate Petroleum.  He’s a CPA and is currently in the MBA program at UNF.   When he’s not buried in books, he can be found sampling the latest brews in Riverside.  A fun tidbit, his favorite show growing up was Saved by the Bell.  He also has amazing balance as he is a former tight rope walker expert.
He is also the past recipient of the Scot Amos Award, Rotaractor of the Year, in 2013. His favorite Rotaract Memory is when Kathy gave him a Superman cape to go along with the award.
Lucas resides in Riverside with his beautiful wife Amanda and their two dogs.  They also used to own a cat, but they adopted it off to the current president of this club.

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