Week of 10-12-15

The President’s Corner


Many thanks to Dr. Wayne Wood for being our speaker at our last meeting. He shared with us his passion and history of downtown Jacksonville,  the creation of organizations like RAP, RAM and the Friends of Hemming Park, and to get involved by volunteering or showing up to special events to support our community.

Dinner with Rotaractors post-meeting.
We have a very full Rotaract weekend ahead of us!  We have our social event on Friday night & our service event on Saturday.  It is sure to be a fun-filled weekend & you won’t want to miss out.  We hope to see you at our Halloween Party on Friday & at Halloween Doors & More on Saturday.

Our next meeting, next week on October 22th will be at Cathedral Arts Project.  CAP was the beneficiary to our Black Tie & Blue Jeans gala in May.  They are located at 207 N. Laura Street.  The entrance is from Laura Street & they are on the third floor.  Parking after 5pm downtown should not be a problem – there is usually parking on Adams street between Laura and Ocean.

We will also be inducting 5 new members at this meeting: Andrew Brinson, Lauren Brockmiller, Brittany Cogger, Lauren Lodato & Jonny Taylor.

– Jen Suharmadji

Club Social
Our next club social is our annual Halloween party this
Friday, October 16th!  

It will be at David’s house (Thank David!).  Contact Tatty, Social Chair, for directions and food sign up. The main food dish and a punch will be provided.  Sign up or bring a side dish or dessert & BYOB.  There is also a facebook event for it so be sure to RSVP!

Community Service

We are volunteering this Saturday at Halloween Doors & More.  It benefits Community Hospice Peds Care.  By now you should have received your volunteer position from the organization.  If you wanted to volunteer there is a waitlist!  See everyone on the 17th!

Member Spotlight

Jordan Hollis
New Member

Connect with her on Instagram
joflo89

Jordan is one of our new members.  She is originally from Jacksonville. She relocated to Jacksonville after attending Clemson University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Business Administration.  She has a certificate in teaching from UNF’s Preparation Institute.  She is currently a teacher at Jacksonville Country Day School in the 4th, 5th and 6th grade extended care program.  She plans daily activities for students which includes seasonal crafts, science experiment projects and group games.  She also assists in the Pre-K 4 classroom.

Her current goal is to become a full-time teacher at an elementary school. If Jordan wasn’t teaching, she’d love to be a professional hostess or event planner (hmm, have we found our next gala chair??).  She loves to plan and organize events.  Take a look at her planner – it’s next level of organization.

Her favorite Rotaract memory is the karaoke social.  Karaoke is one of Jordan’s favorite things and she says it was fun getting to know the other Rotaractors.  She also enjoys anything Clemson related, sports, traveling, spending time with family and friends. dancing,/working out, reading and cooking.

Her nickname is joflo – since she’s had since middle school.  You can see it’s apart of her IG handle.  Also, if she was a drink she would be a Pink Umbrella because she loves all things pink, tropical and girly but it would be strong due to her Irish heritage.  If you haven’t met Jordan you should!  Welcome to the club, Jordan!!

Mentorship Program with South Jax Rotary

As Rotaractors, we have the privilege of having a Rotary club as a sponsors and specifically South Jax Rotary as our sponsoring Rotary club.   We have the opportunity to kick-off a mentoring program with the Rotarians of South Jax.

We are sending the list to the Rotaract Rotarian Chair this week so if you haven’t signed up for a mentor do so now!

Please fill out the google form so we can send it to Lee.  We’ll do one last email hurrah so be look out for the form via email.

Calendar
Friday, October 16th           Club Social: Halloween Party!
Saturday, October 17th       Service:  Halloween Doors & More
Thursday, October 22nd      Membership Meeting at Cathedral Arts Project
Thursday, November 12th   Membership Meeting
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Jacksonville’s finest young professionals striving to enhance our community through the common bonds of service, friendship and professional development.
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