Week of 3-28-16

The President’s Corner

March 27, 2016

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We had a fantastic week of Rotaract this past week.  At our last membership meeting we heard from fellow Daytona State College Rotaract President Michael Tirpak.  He shared with us the Bottle School Project that he has participated in and raising awareness and funding.  He gave an excellent presentation opening with his passion for the project and asking everyone at the meeting what they were passionate about.

As a club, we donated to the cause.  If you are so inclined to make a donation, you can send it to:

Rotary District 6970 York Foundation, Inc
PO Box 47195
Jacksonville, FL 32247
(In the memo line include: Rotaract 6970 Bottle School)


A big thank you to Michael & their president-elect Alyssa for making the trip to our meeting & sharing this project!

At our meeting, we also had fellow Rotarian Les Loggins.  He shared with us the upcoming Rotary fundraiser at the Alhambra Theater on Wednesday, June 1st.  He has donated 4 tickets to us Rotaractors.  We are going to have a drawing for these tickets so stay tuned for the winners!

He also donated 4 tickets to the San Marco theater, in which our Sergeant-at-Arms drew names from attendees at the meeting.  The winners are:

Shari Collins, Angela Wells, Andrew Smith & Rachel Starford
Congrats & you can collect your ticket at the next Rotaract meeting!

This past Saturday, we had our monthly social event.  We participated in the Easter Keg Hunt, a scavenger hunt in downtown Jacksonville.  We had a wonderful time running through downtown solving clues to find these painted kegs.  Thanks to everyone that came out for this social!

Have a great week!
– Jen Suharmadji

Community Service

Save the date for Saturday, April 2nd

Our next service event is the Stand Up & Stride Event supporting Hubbard House on
Saturday, April 2nd
For our April service event, we will be helping out with Hubbard House Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Saturday, April 2 at 9:00 a.m. till 10:30 a.m.

As Hubbard House’s signature event, the Domestic Violence Awareness Walk raises much-needed awareness and funds each year to help victims of domestic violence and their children. The walk is a fun, free, family-friendly event that includes music, activities and more. This year’s walk will be at Unity Plaza.
Unity Plaza in Riverside
220 Riverside Avenue

During the event, we will be at the water station handing out water and also cheering on the participants. There are other station for volunteers, including the family fun zone and helping with route guide.

Members can also participate in the walk if they like.

For more information, visit: http://hubbardhouse.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1150152&lis=1&kntae1150152=9F2E7680CDA24F44A88CD85DD50DBF4B

RSVP on our facebook page.

Club Social

Save the date for Wednesday, April 6th


Let’s Eat, Drink, & Play Games!

This month’s social with be at Dave & Busters on a Wednesday night when every Wednesdy, games are 1/2 price.

There are 2 Happy Hours
After Work
4:30-7pm
Late Night
9:00pm-midnight

Specials
1/2 Price cocktails, $1 off 22oz Drafts, $1 off Wine Glasses, $3 off Wine Bottles

RSVP to the facebook page.

Calendar

Saturday, April 2nd- Club Service – Stand Up & Stride
Tuesday, April 5th – Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 6th – Club Social – Dave & Busters
Thursday, April 14th – Membership Meeting

Saturday, April 16th – Relay for Life UNF
Thursday, April 28th – Membership Meeting

Other Events

Last summer one of our speakers was Ms. Marie Volger where she talked about the creation and implementation of the event she started in memory of her co-worker and athletic training partner.  The event is the Mt. Acosta Classic and will be held on Sunday, April 2nd.  If you are inclinded to participate more information can be found here.
The Rotary Clubs of West Jacksonville & San Marco are holding their annual fundraiser Dirty Martinis for Clean Water on Friday, April 8th at the Haskell building in the evening.  The young professional (under 35) ticket is $35. Stay tuned for more details!

On Saturday, April 16th from 6pm to 6am is Relay for Life at UNF.  Please see Andrew Smith to sign up for a Relay Shift.

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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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