Week of 8/24/15

The President’s Corner

Thank to everyone that came out to our Meet & Greet last week.  It was a great opportunity to meet the members of First Coast Rotaract & mingle with the guests that attended.  We look forward to see you at our Membership Meeting this Thursday, August 27th at High Tide Burrito in San Marco.

Our speaker at our meeting will be Paul & Allison Frase of the Joshua Frase Foundation. Their foundation is an organization that is seeking to find a cure or treatment for myotubular myopathy & to support families whose lives are affected by congenital myopathies.

Click on their photos for their linkedin bios – it’s better than me paraphrasing.   You’re not going to want to miss this so I’ll see you on Thursday.

At the Rotary District Seminar two weekends ago, First Coast Rotaract was awarded a Presidential Citation.  Congratulations to all of our members that have made our club a success!

Don’t forget to like our facebook page so keep up with what’s going on with our club!  Also, sign-up for Halloween Doors & More now – see the information below.  See you on Thursday!

– Jen Suharmadji

First Coast Rotaract meets at Hightide Burrtito Co. the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Join us for networking & socializing at 5:30pm, followed by our meeting at 6:15pm. Guests are always welcome at our meetings, service, and social events.
Check out our Calendar, Follow us on Facebook, or Look for our Meet Up events!
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!

Community Service


We volunteer at this event every year as our October Service event. You must sign up for it NOW in order to participate.  Volunteer shifts will close. The event is Saturday, October 17th.  It’s at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds, Downtown.  When you fill out the volunteer form say that you are with First Coast Rotaract.  Also, RSVP to our facebook event so we know you’re going to be there.

For our next service event, we will be volunteering at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Kickoff for a Cure event on Sunday, September 27th.  It is a ticketed tailgate event and will begin at noon onwards.  We will be assisting vendors, greeting attendees, being wayfinders. This will be a fun event.  RSVP to our facebook event.


Our next social event is Saturday, September 19th when we will go rock climbing!  Here is the facebook event for it. Please RSVP if you are going so we can get a head count. The cost is $12.  You will need to sign a waiver one week before the event.  We’ll have waivers to sign at the coming meeting.


Event Logo
Our first sports event for the year is Purples Strides, an event hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  It is on Saturday, September 26th Here is the facebook event for it.  This was our service event last year when we raised support to find a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Click here to sign up for the event.

Member Spotlight

Sara Brown,
At-Large Board Member

Connect with Sara on
Facebook & LinkedIn 

Sara is a long-time member of First Coast Rotaract having served as Sports Chair, Community Service Chair and currently as an At-Large.  Sara’s favorite memory in Rotaract was an unofficial Rotaract glamping trip to Tennessee that included white-water rafting.  We rented a huge cabin and every night was spent around the campfire playing guitar and making smores.

Sara is currently a Marketing Assistant with Far East Brokers.  She has a degree in communications with a focus on media production from Flagler College.  She spends her days doing research, development, & implementation of speaker programs, event planning & execution, database management and website maintenance.
If she wasn’t doing this for a living, she would be traveling the world or working with children. For fun she likes going to the beach, watching movies, trivia and game nights, reading, and exploring new places.  One of such places was ‘spring break’  which is also a nickname she was given while she interned at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Who’s that Rotaractor…
in that swanky new Polo??

Our polos are in!  Please pay your $30 to Patrick and claim your polo from Jen.

Yours truly made an ordering error.  So if you would still like a polo I’m placing another order.  First Coast Rotaract's photo.

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