Week of 5-23-16

The President’s Corner

May 23, 2016

This week at our membership meeting we will be hearing from the Stanton Riverbank Rowing organization (SRB Rowing), a local non-profit whose mission is to help children establish strong character, learn life skills and develop physically and emotionally through the sport of rowing.

At this meeting, Tony Brazell, the 2016-2017 incoming President, will announce the new board for 2016-2017.  Voting closes today; if you have not voted do so ASAP!  Also, we will be starting to plan for the 2017 Black Tie & Blue Jean gala.  If you have a charity that you think we should support, please bring it forward.

Congratulations to our club!  We were recognized with the Distinguished Presidential Citation and a Rotary Zone 24 Award.  Congratulations to our members & board for continuing to have an excellent club!

Don’t forget to VOTE!
Please vote for our Rotaract Club’s video on facebook.  We are part of Rotary Zone 33/34 video contests.
The contest is to showcase how your club represents this year’s Rotary theme “Be a Gift to the World”
Our video was assembled by fellow Rotaractor Quang Ly.
Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/33and34video/timeline
Vote for First Coast Rotaract!

Rotary Charity Event at Alhambra – June 1st
Members, if you are interested in attending Rotary’s annual fundraiser at the Alhambra on Wednesday, June 1st ~ they have extra comp tickets for us Rotaractors.  Please email jaxrotaract@gmail.com & we’ll get you in touch with the right people.

Fundraiser for Bottle School Project – June 16th
Beaches Rotaract is hosting a fundraiser with funds going to Hug It Forward & the Bottle School Project.  We heard about this project back in March from the Daytona State Rotaract President.  We donated to the project as a club, but this is another way we can also support this project.  The event is on Thursday, June 16th from 5:30-7 at Table 1 in Ponte Vedra. It’s a wine tasting with small bites.  It’s $25 with $20 of that twenty-five going towards the project.  You can purchase tickets through eventbrite on their facebook event page.

Have a great week!
– Jen Suharmadji

First Coast Rotaract meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at River City Brewing Company. 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.
Follow us on Facebook, or Look for our Meet Up events!

Sports & Social

Jacksonville Rotaract Games 2016
This past Saturday was the Jacksonville Rotaract Games.  A huge thank you to Social Chair Tatty Chavez & Downtown Rotaract President Megan Kinhofer for organizing and coordinating this event. A good time was had by all!

Community Service


Saturday, May 28th 1pm-3pm

Save-the-Date for our next service event.  We will be volunteering with Daniel’s Kids 
We will be participating in their “Play Day Open House.” We will team up with the kids to play some kickball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, ect.  If you plan to volunteer, you will need to fill out a form of Good Moral Character – notarized.  These will be available at our next meeting & Community Service Chair Quang Ly will notarize them.

Please RSVP to the facebook page.

On May 24th at Mandarin High School – a special event needs assistance with grading Math Exams in the evening from 5pm-7pm – you can come earlier if available.  No advanced math skills needed.

Save the Date: Saturday, June 11th
This will be the date for next month’s service event.  We’ll be volunteering with PRI productions for their event that benefits Dreams Come True.  Stay tuned for more details!

Social

Save the Date for Saturday, June 18th
We will be headed to St. Augustine for our June social.  We will be touring the Ice Plant, the winery and a chocolate factory.  Total cost is $8.  More details to follow.
Save the Date for August 5th – 7th
Our club will be heading to New Smyrna Beach for our annual Hail & Farewell.  This is a members only (plus significant others) event.  Total hotel cost is estimated between $35-$70.  More details will follow.  If you are not yet a member, attend two meetings and a service event to join!

Special Events

Monday, May23rd – Event for Rotary Club of East Arlington
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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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