Week of 11-09-15

The President’s Corner

November 9, 2015


Happy Monday!  The Launch Party last week Thursday with South Jax Lunch & Satellite Club was a great success.  It was a nice time of fellowship & the gofundme page for the the South Jax’s Speech Contest got well underway.

This week we will be back at our usual meeting place, High Tide Burrito.  Our speaker this week will be Vivian M. Senior, NCC.  She is an Associate Director at the University of North Florida.  She will be speaking about resumes.


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!

 

South Jax Rotary’s Speech Contest Fundraiser
  

As stated above, we had a great time with the fellow Rotarians at the Launch Party for their Oratory Competition.  Their contest is held in February and a worthy high school student will be the winner.

Here is their GoFundMe page if you are inclinded to share it.  At the Launch Party, we raised close to $1100 when the kick off just started a week before!

Club Social


This 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
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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