President’s Corner 2.19.18

The President’s Corner 2.19.18

Hi everyone,

It’s a meeting week! This Thursday, we are excited to welcome Dr. Jeff Michelman as our guest speaker. Dr. Michelman is a fellow Rotarian and past Rotary liaison between University of North Florida’s Rotaract and Oceanside Rotary. We are looking forward to hearing him discuss the impact of Rotary and also his bike ride to end polio!

Cheers!
Jordan Hollis

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

Our next meeting will be this Thursday, February 22 at Hightide Burrito at 6:30pm.

Club Social

Recap: February 15: Rotary’s Oratory Competition
Last Thursday, a few members attended Rotary’s Oratory Competition. Thank you, Rotary Club of South Jacksonville, for inviting us and thank you, Ali Brin, Brett Bell, Jordan Hollis and Matt Hieronimus for attending.

Upcoming: February 24: Jacksonville Zoo
We are going for a walk on the wild side this weekend! 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.

March 10: Rotaract’s 50th Birthday Bash:
Come join us Saturday, March 10th, at Atlantic Beach Brewing Company from 7-10 pm to celebrate all of the amazing things that Rotaract has accomplished since it first started! All current members, past members, guests, and Rotarians are invited!

Community Service

Recap: February 10: JASMYN Grounds & Garden Work Day
Thanks so much to JASMYN for welcoming us into their garden makeover!! Their front gardens are ready to welcome the community now! Thanks to those that made it out and worked extra hard on their Saturday– Members: Ali Brin, Andrew Smith, Brett Bell, Jonny Taylor, Jordan Hollis, Lacey Clayton; Guest: Sam Walker; UNF Rotaract member: Jessica Worzel.

Upcoming: March: To be announced

Looking Ahead
February 22: 2nd General Membership Meeting of February
February 24: February Social: Jacksonville Zoo
March 8: 1st General Membership Meeting of March

March 10: Rotaract’s 50th Birthday Bash at Atlantic Beach Brewing Company
April 20: South Jax Rotary’s Gala

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President’s Corner 2.12.18

The President’s Corner 2.12.18

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend! Shoutout to anyone who participated in some way with The Donna-it was awesome to see our community come out for such a great cause.

Last week, we heard from Marie Perry of Coca-Cola Refreshments about her beliefs and culture as a corporate leader. Thank you for joining us, Marie!

Cheers!
Jordan Hollis

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

Our next meeting will be February 22, 2018 at Hightide Burrito at 6:30pm.

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.

March 10: Rotaract’s 50th Birthday Bash:
Come join us Saturday, March 10th, at Atlantic Beach Brewing Company from 7-10 pm to celebrate all of the amazing things that Rotaract has accomplished since it first started! All current members, past members, guests, and Rotarians are invited!

Community Service

Recap: February 10: JASMYN Grounds & Garden Work Day
Thanks so much to JASMYN for welcoming us into their garden makeover!! Their front gardens are ready to welcome the community now! Thanks to those that made it out and worked extra hard on their Saturday- Members: Ali Brin, Andrew Smith, Brett Bell, Jonny Taylor, Jordan Hollis, Lacey Clayton; Guest: Sam Walker; UNF Rotaract member: Jessica Worzel.

Looking Ahead
February 22: 2nd General Membership Meeting of February
February 24: Zoo Social

March 10: Rotaract’s 50th Birthday Bash at Atlantic Beach Brewing Company
April 20: South Jax Rotary’s Gala

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President’s Corner 2.5.18

The President’s Corner 2.5.18

Hi everyone!

Jordan Hollis, you’re President Elect, here to give you the latest!

As most of you know, our awesome President, Sara Corrigan, had to take her maternity leave a bit earlier than expected due to some minor complications. I will be filling in until she’s able to come back. Baby Patrick and Sara are fine, but they are just being closely monitored at the hospital through delivery to make sure it stays that way.

This week, Thursday, February 8th, we have our First General Meeting of February and Marie Perry will be our speaker. Marie works in Sales and Operations for Coca-Cola Refreshments. She looks forward to speaking with us about leadership in a corporate setting. Dinner will follow the meeting at Hightide.

Cheers!
Jordan Hollis

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

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

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

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.

 

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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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Week of 4.3.17

The President’s Corner

April 03, 2017

Hello Rotaract and Friends! April is here and the Black Tie Blue Jeans Gala is just around the corner. It is time to get your tickets, remind your boss about donating to a great cause, and contact your committee chair about Gala Scouting.

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Our second Membership Meeting of March at Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails was fantastic! It is always a great thing to hear from local business owners. Their stories and advice are a large part of what this club is about. We were even visited by the Beaches Rotaract!

Beaches Rotaract

-Tony B.

Community Service

Thanks to all who came out to the Chipotle Fundraiser in the Town Center.

Chipotle Pic

 

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Week of 3.27.2017

The President’s Corner

March 27, 2017

Hello Rotaract and Friends! Only twenty-six days until the Black Tie Blue Jeans Gala. It is time to get your tickets, remind your boss about donating to a great cause, and contact your committee chair about Gala Scouting.

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I would like to take the opportunity to thank a few of our sponsors:

  • Black Knight Financial Services – Once again, BKFS has supported the gala and proven their commitment to Jacksonville and surrounding communities.
  • Pajcic and Pajcic – An unexpected sponsor, but no less appreciated!
  • Blackfinn Ameripub – One of our in-kind sponsors that has kindly agreed to provide hors d’oeuvres.
  • BRIO Tuscan Grill – Everyone likes Italian food…everyone. Come to the gala and BRIO will give you some!

-Tony B.

Community Service

-Save the date: Gala Fundraiser at Chipotle in the Town Center March 29, 2017 5 PM to 9 PM

50% of proceeds go towards the gala.

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Social

-90’s Bar Crawl March 25, 2017 in Jacksonville Beach. Did you miss it!?

Crawl

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Week of 03.13.2017

The President’s Corner

March 13, 2017

Hello Rotaract and Friends! A huge thank you to Brentley Stead of GastroJax for speaking with us last Thursday. Rotaract will be volunteering with GastroJax’s signature event, GastroFest, this weekend. Check them out here!

A special thank you to all who came out to support the Gala at BJ’s Brew House. It was great to see such a large crowd! Don’t forget to save the date for our other events at Chipotle and Jason’s Deli. More information below.

Don’t forget, the Black Tie Blue Jeans Gala is quickly approaching. Over the next three weekends, we are asking each of of members (and anyone else of course) to start ‘gala scouting.’ We need you to pound the pavement and ask local businesses to donate items for the silent auction and food for the hors d’oeuvres. Contact your committee chair or Sara Corrigan for more info or to sign up for a time/location. If you think this is an impossible task, check out all of the great items Katie, Ali, Jonny, and Andrew picked up in a single day:

Gala Scout 1

Gala Scout 2

Excited to see what everyone else can accomplish, and keep selling tickets!

-Tony B.

Community Service

-Save the date: Gastrofest March 18, 2017

More information here
Volunteer sign up here

-Save the date: Gala Fundraiser at Jason’s Deli March 23, 2017 6 PM to 10 PM

15% of proceeds go towards the gala. More information here

-Save the date: Gala Fundraiser at Chipotle in the Town Center March 29, 2017 5 PM to 9 PM

50% of proceeds go towards the gala.

Social

– Save the date: 90’s Bar Crawl March 25, 2017 in Jacksonville Beach.

More information here

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