President’s Corner 1.29.18

This past week, we had to do some last minute changes in our guest speaker. We were fortunate enough to have Jennifer Mackinday from Wounded Warriors come visit our club. Jennifer is a Warriors Speak spokesperson and she shared her unique story about being a caregiver to her brother who had been injured in action.

Beaches Rotaract stopped by our meeting to inform us of their current fundraising event: La Esperanza Water Challenge. It is a really great cause and I hope you take the time to look into it.

Lastly, former member Joe Jones was selected as one of NAIFA- Greater Washington, DC’s four under 40. We are so proud of you, Joe!

Our next meeting will be February 8, 2018 at Hightide Burrito at 6:30pm.

Stay warm, Sara Corrigan

Rotaract meets at Hightide Burrito the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, mingling starting at 5:30 in the back room and meeting beginning at 6:30pm.. Guests are welcome at our meetings, service, and social events.

Club Social:

February 24: Jacksonville Zoo

We are going for a walk on the wild side! Come hang out with us at the zoo on Saturday, February 24. If you have ever wanted to learn even more about the animals, we even have a zoologist on our leadership team who can provide you with animal trivia throughout the day.

Community Service: 

Recap: Habijax

Ten rotaractors made their way out early Saturday morning to help with a home build. Everyone had a great time working together and making a difference in our community! Look at this gorgeous house they helped with!

February 10: JASMYN Grounds & Garden Work Day

The club will be coming together to help JASMYN on some of their grounds projects. Come ready to rake, weed, bag, plant, mulch, and make the outdoor public space shine. There is a Facebook event created with more information.

Looking Ahead:

February 10: JASMYN Grounds & Garden Work Day

February 22: First Coast Rotaract Informational Meeting

February 24: Zoo Social

March 10: Rotaract’s 50th Birthday Bash!

April 20: South Jax Rotary’s Gala


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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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