Week of 10/02/2015

The President’s Corner

Hope everyone had a great Florida-Georgia weekend and enjoyed that extra hour of daylight savings!

This isn’t a meeting week but we have the Launch Party with the Rotary Lunch Club and Satellite Club on Thursday, November 5th at River City Brewing Company.  Please see the details below.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 12th and we’ll be back at our usual meeting place, High Tide Burrito.

Also, be sure to save the date for our upcoming social on Saturday, November 14th & our upcoming service on Saturday, November 21st!

Have a great week & we’ll 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!

Launch Party with Rotary 
November 5th 5:30-7:30  

We have been invited to join our sponsoring Rotary club & the new Satellite Club on Thursday, November 5th from 5:30-730 at River City Brewing Company.
The Rotary Club of South Jacksonville and the Speech Committee invite you to the official launch party for the 2016 Rotary Oratory Competition!
They will be fundraising for their Speech contest but all they want from us Rotaractors is to show up.  So SHOW UP!!  Invite a friend, a significant other or a potential member! Here is the facebook page so you can RSVP. 

This will also be an historical event as it will be the first opportunity for fellowship among all three groups: the Lunch Club, the Satellite Committee and us the Rotaract Club.  Spouses and guests are welcome and we encourage their attendance as well.

There will be a cash bar and complimentary Hors d’ oeuvres, entertainment and  prizes will be included.  If you don’t have facebook you can RSVP to Rotarian Jacqueline Rudloff at Jacqueline.rudloff@db.com.

They are also looking for a few volunteers to greet people at check in, show Rotarians how to use their go-fund-me page via ipad.  If you have an extra ipad you can let us use for this event please let us know!
Club Social


Save the date for Friday, November 14th when we will go to  Catty Shack Ranch.
Meow! Meow! Meow! Let’s go on a guided tour and see all the big kitty cats (Siberian tigers, lions, cougars, black leopards, a bobcat, a coatimundi and foxes) at the sanctuary! Tours begin at 6:00 PM and leave approximately every 15 minutes. Tours last about 45 minutes.

But the most exciting part is feeding time. They suggest everyone arrive at the ranch by 7:00 PM to allow for adequate time for check-in and walking to the feeding point. At 7:30 PM, we will get to watch over 600 pounds of meat distributed throughout the sanctuary! Get ready to see their “wild” side – there’s sure to be plenty of roaring!

Gates open at 6:00 PM.
Feeding begins at 7:30 PM.

Admission:
Adults: $15!

RSVP to the facebook page.

Community Service

Save the date for Saturday, November 21st for our next service event.  We will be helping FarmShare (a food bank) with one of their community distribution.
Volunteers are expected to arrive at 7:30 a.m. at Pearl Plaza Shopping Center. From there, we will be assigned to help bag produce, milk, tea, meat, bread, and water. FarmShare wants to bag as many of these items as possible.

The distribution will start at 9:00 a.m. They expect to serve around 400 people that day. Some volunteers will be helping distribute the bags, others will help people load the items to their car, and others will continue to bag the items.

Here is the facebook event or RSVP to jaxrotaract@gmail.com
Speed Friending with Downtown Rotaract

We have been invited to Downtown Rotaract’s Speed Friending event.  See their facebook page to RSVP or just show up. 

Are you looking to meet new people around Jax?
Kinda shy and need some help getting the conversation started?
Are you tired of being bored on a Wednesday night and looking for something to do?
Or maybe you are interested in Rotaract and want to get to know us better?

Come join Downtown Rotaract Jax’s Speed Friending event at Dos Gatos. Bring a friend and make some new ones!

$10 suggested donation which will go toward the hurricane relief fund for our Rotary/Rotaract clubs impacted by the recent storm in the Bahamas. Let’s band together and help them out!!

Calendar
Thursday, November 5th            Launch Party with Rotary
Wednesday, November 11th      Speed Friending with Downtown Rotaract
Thursday, November 12th           Membership Meeting
Saturday, November 14th           Social Event: Catty Shack Ranch
Saturday, November 21st           Service Event: Farm Share
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About First Coast Rotaract

Jacksonville’s finest young professionals striving to enhance our community through the common bonds of service, friendship and professional development.
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