Week of 05-31-16

The President’s Corner

May 31, 2016

Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend!  Much thanks to Christopher Register, Director of Rowing at Stanton Riverbank Rowing (SRB Rowing), for being our guest speaker at our last meeting.

  

At this meeting, Tony Brazell, the 2016-2017 incoming President, announced the new board for 2016-2017.
Congratulations to the incoming board:


If you didn’t make the board this year, remember there will be many opportunities to contribute to our club and to participate in a leadership role for the upcoming gala. Our board meetings are also open to any of our members to contribute ideas for our club.

This weekend we also had our Monthly service event.  We volunteered at Daniel’s Kids.  Thanks to all of those that came out !

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. Social is 6pm, Dinner is 7pm, and Show is at 8pm.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.

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.
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Community Service


Save the Date: Saturday, June 11th
Our June service event is Dreams Come True, an event put on by PRI Productions. The event is on Saturday, June 11, 2016. We will be doing the second shift where we will be helping out with game stations, food, and other activities.

All volunteers need to sign up. I went ahead and reserved 10 spots for our group. So the first ten members to comment in this post that they are interested will be given those spots. If you have indicated you will be present and are one of the ten to have said so, please email Andrea(andrea@dreamscometrue.org) and let her know you are with First Coast Rotaract and give her your shirt size. Andrea will email you a volunteer application which MUST be completed prior to the event.

Once ten spots are filled, additionals volunteer will have to sign up on this link (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba5ac2ea1fe3-dream4).

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.  We will meet in St. Augustine at 11am for The San Sebastian Winery, 1pm for Whetstone Chocolate, and 2pm the Ice Plant. LET TATTY KNOW BY THIS FRIDAY IF YOU WILL ATTEND SO SHE CAN MAKE A RESERVATION AT THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
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!
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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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