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Fernandina Beach

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Florida House Inn
(self-serve lunch begins 11:30)
22 South 3rd Street/Meeting Room on 4th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL  32034
United States
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President Ron Heymann and Chip Kirkpatrick
 
"THE GREAT FINDS OF THE AMATUER METAL DETECTOR"
 
Metal detecting is his passion!
 

Chip noted a find a few months back and asked, “Any Scots among us?

While metal detecting, he found what he thought was a can lid. It was caked in hard dried mud and tarnished. But before tossing it in the recycling bin I noticed the “handle” and started cleaning it. When he saw engraving, he started some serious cleaning. An hour later, he saw he had a thin silver disc, a little larger than a silver dollar.

Definitely Scottish in origin. There is a lion, thistle, heather and a sword engraved along with the Scottish National Slogan, “None Shall Provoke Me With Impunity” and the Gaelic phrase “I Mak Sicher” (I Make Sure).

There is a date of August 23, 1299 with the initials WW engraved below.  Chip can’t find anything significant about that date BUT August 23, 1304 is the date of William Wallace’s brutal execution. Coincidence?

Maybe a watch fob. Maybe a kilt decoration. He wishes he knew.  Anyone out there know?

 
 
"THE LAKESIDE AT AMELIA ISLAND"
 
Kelli Allen
 

Kelli is the Director of Business Development for The Lakeside at Amelia Island and will transition to the Executive Director of Independent Living closer to the completion of the construction.

Kelli has more than 25 years of clinical and operational experience in the healthcare industry.   She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science Degree from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Kelli is a Speech Language Pathologist licensed in Florida and certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association.  Most recently she obtained her Six Sigma Green Belt Certification through the University of Central Florida. 

Kelli is an enthusiastic relational leader that loves learning, listening to others and serving with passion.  She believes “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart.”  (recently quoted by Tony Robbins)

Kelli had a very close relationship with her grandparents growing up and knew from a very early age that she wanted a career serving seniors and their families.   Kelli chose to join The Arbor Company and The Lakeside at Amelia Island because she believes this will be a Signature Community, not only bringing luxury living but creating deep connections by engaging and enriching the lives of residents and their families. 

Kelli, her husband Doug and six-month-old son, Aaron, native Oklahomans, first moved to Fernandina Beach in 1993 for Doug to serve as the Worship Leader at First Baptist Church.  Their second son, Zac was born during their time on the island.  Although, she and her family moved in 1997, their love for this community and the deep connections they made with the people never changed.  Thankfully, they began their journey back to Fernandina Beach in 2012. 

Kelli has often been asked if her face hurts since she is known to smile so much!  She happily traded the Oklahoma tornadoes for the salty air, sunshine and sand between her toes.  Kelli loves laughter and spending quality time with family and friends.  She enjoys walking on the beach, shopping and lots of “bling”.  

 

Melissa Sloper
 

General Manager

Melissa graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science.  She spent the early portion of her career teaching Kindergarten and as an executive with Sylvan Learning Centers.

Since 2000 Melissa has worked in the Senior Living industry in Sales, Marketing, as an Executive Director and a Regional Director of Operations.  She has worked for several large senior living providers before joining the Arbor Company family of communities.  Seniors stole her heart.

Melissa’s role at The Lakeside at Amelia Island as General Manager will involve directing the operations of the entire campus.

She is passionate about issues relating to seniors and has advocated for many of the charities that support Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, and Healthy Lifestyles for Seniors.

Melissa has served on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s association, The Chamber of Commerce Women in Business, The Caregiver Coalition and The American Cancer Society.  She was named as a Woman to Watch in 2003.

Melissa relocated to Fernandina Beach from Seattle, Washington with her husband, teen daughter, granddaughter, two cats, and her favorite dog in the world Porter.  The drive was brutal!  She has four children, 3 girls, 1 boy.  She has four grandchildren, 3 girls, and 1 boy.  Family time is so precious to Melissa.

Melissa loves hiking, kayaking, sunshine and fabulous shoes.

We look forward to their talk with us!

Since I was not there last week, The information below was given to me by President Ron and Vince Cavallo who also sat in for Secretary John McAfee.
 

Secretary, John McAfee Report:  John was absent so Vince Cavallo filled in.

In attendance were 21 Club Members.  There were 7 of us at the FBHS interviewing applicants for our scholarships

4 Honorary Members - Roger Ganzel, Frank Ridley, Larry Myers and Jim Hicks

 

Visiting Rotarians: Bill Eisele from Bah-Ha-Bah, Maine

 

Visiting Guests of the Club:  Guest of Mary Ruark was Ray Whitehead from Hazlehurst, GA (originally from Amelia Island). Guest of Phil Belt was Brady Bean of Fernandina Beach. Guest of Nick Klein was Rick Camapna and Antoinette Richter's guest was her son Colt.

 

50/50 Jack Pot:  $485  - Sean McGill drew the 4 of spades ...30 cards left.

 

Boy Scouts: $ Was not told-Sorry

Shelter Box: $ Was not told-Sorry

 

John Boylan, Director of Youth Services Report:

As a reminder, host families are still needed for our 22 Exchange Students from Northeast Florida that will be coming to Fernandina Beach, FL, on Friday, May 18th thru Sunday, May 20th.
The commitment is to provide a bed for two nights, and dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday/Sunday.   For the most part on Saturday, the students will be doing a service project, downtown, and on the Cumberland Island boat ride, and on Sunday, participating at the District 6970 Rotary Conference at the Omni.
If you have the time and space, please contact John Boylan at the contact information listed below.  THANKS for considering it!

John S. Boylan

Senior Reliability Engineer

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North 8th Street | Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

T 904.491.7071 | M 570.499.6949

john.boylan@westrock.com | www.westrock.com

 

Phyllis Davis, SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS:

On Wednesday April 4th, the Interview Board (7 of us) met at Fernandina Beach High School to interview 17 chosen applicants.  The day began at 7:30am and we finished up around 5:15pm.  The only break we had was 30 minutes to have a quick eat in lunch that our club paid for and Phyllis was so kind to go get it for us.

 

Left to right: Rick Keffer, Frank Gagnier, Roy Benson, Barbara Gingher, John Howard, Pam Brenner & Phyllis Davis

 

It was a very long day but it seemed to go by rather quickly, for me at least.  We interviewed some amazing young adults who continued to "Wow" us every 30 minutes.  It was a difficult decision in the end to make the list of recipients to a reasonable count.  Phyllis kept us on time and "on point" if you will, during the long day.  It's so easy to just get involved with a conversation with these young bright adults that you almost forget where you are and what you're suppose to be doing....but we had Phyllis to reel us back in quickly. smiley  In support, President Ron was with us for most of the day except when he had to leave to attend our regular meeting and then returned to finish up with us.

I was honored to sit on the board with some of our amazing fellow members and I can't wait until next year to do it again.

President Ron was our Photographer smiley

On going 2018, 100% attendance.

Here are the 100% attendees to date:  STILL 5-

Roy Benson, Frank Gagnier, Joe Hastey, David Page and Roger Ganzel

President Ron Heymann called the meeting to order- 

Dr. Page lead the club singing "God Bless America"

Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"

Followed by singing "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" and "Take Me Out to The Ball Game"

 

Secretary, John McAfee Report:  John was absent so Vince Cavallo filled in.

In attendance were 31 Club Members

3 Honorary Members - Roger Ganzel, Frank Ridley and Jim Hicks

 

Visiting Rotarians: For the first time that I can remember, there were no visiting Rotarians this week.  Wow!

 

Visiting Guests of the Club:  Guest of Mary Ruark was Ray Whitehead from Hazlehurst, GA (originally from Amelia Island). Guest of Phil Belt was Brady Bean of Fernandina Beach. Guest of Dr. John McClane was Dr. Jessica Ward who is going to be a Captain in the Army. Guest of Kris Meyer was her husband Fay, a published Author.
 

50/50 Jack Pot:  $462  - Jim Hook had the drawn ticket and drew the Jack of Diamonds....31 cards left.

 

Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick:

Having fun again with Trivia!  Larry mentioned that every night on the HQ Game at 9pm there is a winner take all trivia and the pot gets to $50,000.  I'm sure that if it's that much money in the pot, there is no way I have a chance at it...I can't even win a Lollipop from Larry! angry

 

Boy Scouts: $27

Shelter Box: $41 

 

John Howard, Community Services Report:

Another successful Blood Drive!  13 Donors gave.  John thanked Joe, Barb and Pam for their assistance in making this all happen.  Great job ALL!

 

John Boylan, Director of Youth Services Report:

As a reminder, host families are still needed for our 22 Exchange Students from Northeast Florida that will be coming to Fernandina Beach, FL, on Friday, May 18th thru Sunday, May 20th.
The commitment is to provide a bed for two nights, and dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday/Sunday.   For the most part on Saturday, the students will be doing a service project, downtown, and on the Cumberland Island boat ride, and on Sunday, participating at the District 6970 Rotary Conference at the Omni.
If you have the time and space, please contact John Boylan at the contact information listed below.  THANKS for considering it!

John S. Boylan

Senior Reliability Engineer

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North 8th Street | Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

T 904.491.7071 | M 570.499.6949

john.boylan@westrock.com | www.westrock.com

 

Phyllis Davis, SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS: 

The Interview Board has received the TOP 17 applications from Phyllis's counts. Coordinated by Phyllis, we will interview all 17 Applicants all day this Wednesday at the Fernandina Beach High School from 7:30 till the task is completed (last year ended @ 5:30pm).  After the interviews are completed, Phyllis will then lead the board into the discussion segment to see who will be the selected few to receive a scholarship and how much. The decisions will be final and Phyllis will carry out our wishes and notify who the select Applicants are.  Phyllis and the Interview Board members (Roy Benson, Frank Gagnier, Rick Keffer, Barb Gingher, John Howard and Pam Brenner) will not be at the regular meeting being held Wednesday.  It will be a long day without a break and an interesting day for sure!

On going 2018, 100% attendance.

Here are the 100% attendees to date:  STILL 5-

Roy Benson, Frank Gagnier, Joe Hastey, David Page and Roger Ganzel
 
 
 
Chip Kirkpatrick
"The Great Finds of The Amateur Metal Detector"

 

Metal detecting is his passion!  He will be discussing his great finds over the years.

 

Chip Kirkpatrick was born in Jacksonville and lived there all his life until 2001, when he and his wife, Grace, bought their retirement home on Lofton Creek in Yulee, FL. They have been married 41 years and have one son, Chad.

 

Kirkpatrick worked for Bellsouth /AT&T for 32 years as Lead Sales Trainer for the Southeast. He has been retired for 5 years.

 

In addition to metal detecting, he enjoys fishing, gardening and poker.

 

This will all be very interesting.

CRAFT TALKS from our own members.
 
 
Bonnie Ridley, our top notch pianist was our first speaker: 
She was born in Alma, Georgia, deep in the Bible Belt,  and lived there until going off to college.  Music in all its forms was her life—dancing, singing, piano.  In fact, she took piano lessons from grade one through senior year.  Mostly, sang in a trio, church choirs and accompanied glee clubs, choruses, and soloists.  When Bonnie was around ten or eleven, her dance teacher entered her in a Georgia/Florida Talent Contest.  Singing and dancing to: “Toot, Toot, Tootsie” winning 3rd place and that was held right her in Fernandina Beach, FL. 
After high school, Bonnie went to Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, a girls’ school , oldest chartered women’s college in the U.S.  However, one year, she went to Emory in Atlanta, GA and there she met her husband Frank (also a club member and Past President.  They were just friends for a couple of years, then , sweethearts.  The both graduated college on June 5th and married on June 25th.  After a very interesting trip up the Inland Waterway to New York City, they went to Europe for six weeks, visiting eight countries, a wonderful wedding present from Frank’s grandmother. 
During that trip, the Berlin Wall Crisis developed and while in Rome, Frank wired his acceptance to OCS back to the States.  When they returned home, their fate was cast. 
While in the Navy, Bonnie and Frank lived in Rhode Island, Illinois, California and London.  Their first son was born at Great Lakes Naval Air Station, and their second son was born during the three years in London. 
When they returned to the states, they ended up back in Atlanta as they began their civilian life and soon after, their daughter was born.  Presently they have, seven grandchildren. 
Frank worked for the FDIC for several years, closing failed banks and savings and loans.  There was lots of moving around during that time.
When they retired in 1992, they moved to Fernandina Beach.  Frank continued in banking and Bonnie ran a condo rental office and soon got her Real Estate license.  She loved selling real estate, was Rookie of the year and became a member of the million dollar club every year there after.  Life was good for them.
Having moved about at least twelve times, they are pleased to say that Amelia Island is their forever home.  It is here that Bonnier and Frank found Rotary and have been a part of all the good things it does in this community and the world. 
Lots of volunteer work has been given during their 57 years of marriage, but Rotary is at the top of the avenues they have taken. 
What a great story line!!  We are honored and pleased you two are members of our club!!  Thank you!
 
Pam Brenner:
Pamela Brenner was born in Fort White Florida and grew up in the small town of Samsula which is just west of New Smyrna Beach.  Although poor, she didn’t realize she was poor as her family was large and loving.  Unfortunately, she lost her mother as a young girl and became largely responsible for helping to raise her siblings as her father conducted his auction business. 

At 19 she moved to Charleston, South Carolina and met her future husband who was in the Naval Submarine Service.  She  traveled with him to Virginia and then onto New England where she raised her two children.

During this time she started working for a small town in NH in the tax office.  Ultimately, she ran for elected office and became the tax collector.  After a few years she went to College and received her BA in Political Science and her MBA both from Franklin Pierce College in NH.  She served as Town Manager for over thirty years serving three communities the longest being in Peterborough, NH where she served for over twenty years. 

Her relationship with Rotary started over twenty years ago and during that time she has been involved in  many community service projects, met many business owners and built friendships that have lasted a lifetime. 

She now resides in Fernandina Beach having bought a home on the island nine years ago.  She splits her time between here and that of Maine where she spends the summers (another Mainer). 

In her retirement years, she and her husband run a small antique business; P-B-Antiques.  They sell online and throughout New England during the summer at antique shows in the region.

Pam did start out with a joke she shared with us and one at the end of her speech.  Two good ones but I couldn't deliver them as well as she did for sure.
 

Frank Gagnier:
I was born in Millinocket, Maine.  It was a mill town pretty much like Fernandina Beach.  Other than support businesses, almost everyone worked for the Great Northern Paper Company.  Millinocket (pronounced mill-in-ocket) was one of the richest "towns" in the state of Maine and the town was thriving. Then disaster began to hit in the 90's and soon after, the Mill closed down, and now, there Ain't no Mill-in-Ocket. sad
I joined the Air Force in 1969 and spent 8 years serving my country.  I had two different career titles during my 8 years.  In the later part, I participated in the secret "Bullet Shot" operation that started Christmas week, 1972, when we began bombing Hanoi and Haiphong for 12 days straight flying hundreds of sorties with B-52's out of Guam and U Taphao that caused Hanoi to go back to the negotiation table.  By the end of January of 1973, POW's were released a little at a time over the next 4 months to the Philippines.  Finally, by July of 73', all the POW's were out of Vietnam , so Hanoi told us anyways, safe and we were allowed to go home as well. 
I got out of the Air Force in 1977 while in Sacramento, CA where I took a position with a new Wendy's franchise under the owner of Dr. Charlie Ogle.  It took 8 years for me to open 16 restaurants in Sacramento, CA and one in Minden, LA.  Charlie sold the franchise to a conglomerate in 1985 and I was rifted.  I left CA and moved my family to Virginia Beach, VA to start a new restaurant chain that was to be a health food chain and idea came from Herschel Walker.  After about a year with a few properties in escrow, disaster struck.  Charlie Ogle was also a race car driver.  He crashed his car at the Daytona Speedway and died of trauma to the brain in December 1985. The irony in this is that Charlie Ogle was one of the top Trauma to the Brain doctors in the world; the very thing he died of.
I left the company forfeiting my ownership in it and decided to finally live a dream teaching children Taekwondo martial arts.  I had been training for years and was already a Certified Instructor so why not?!  Finally I was living a dream and ended up marrying the woman of my dreams, Susan.  I trained Sue to 4th degree black belt and all our children to 2nd and 3rd degree black belts as well. 
After National Championships, Grand Nationals and a World Championship under my belt (5th degree in two art forms) and had some training in Gracie Jujitsu by the Gracie family, Grand Master Lee forced me to retire from competition mostly because of some ongoing injuries.  Additionally, I trained some Seal Team 6 and 8 members Martial Arts and was humbled...many times.
In 1995, I sold the schools and Sue and I moved to Cocoa Beach, FL where we lived on the Ocean and became the Executive Vice President, COO of Sun & Skin Care Research, Inc. dba Ocean Potion Suncare.  My Best friend at the time, Gary DeAngelo, started the company in Virginia Beach in 1989 when he asked me if I would take over operations if he got the company to where I was needed....of course, I said sure.
After several years running operations, in 1998, I chose to move in to Sales where I developed a sales force of 47 Territory Managers, 9 District Managers and 6 Regional Managers driving 30 million in sales in all classes of trade. Sue and I moved to Amelia Island where Sue really wanted to live and I traveled weekly from there. 
In 2008 we bought out No Ad Suncare brand.  In 2011, we bought out Bull Frog and in 2012, I launched Margaretville Parrot Head Suncare for Jimmy Buffet over a span of 20+ years.
I was semi retired When Rotary came into my life.  I Always wanted to give back but just didn't have the time.  John Howard invited me to a meeting and he became my sponsor.....thanks John!!
Our club is amazing to me.  I've taken over the responsibility as Editor of our Weekly News Bulletin where I'm enjoying writing about our club and the amazing members we have.
Presently, Sue and I have started our own Publishing Company where Sue is now an Author with one published book and 4 more in design.  You can check out our web site at www.gagnierenterprises.com   Our first book "A Dog Named Cowboy" is non fiction and available on Amazon or locally at The Book Loft.  Real life stories.  
 

District Training Assembly

District Governor Elect Jeanette and her leadership team are holding the District Training Assembly on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the St. Johns River State College Palatka Campus.    5001 St Johns Ave, Palatka, FL 32177 St. Johns River State College - Palatka, FL

Each of the District’s Clubs should send their President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Chairs specifically for Foundation, Membership, Public Image and others, new members and members who just want to learn more about Rotary.

Not sure if this event is for you? It is! Here is the agenda in short:

                     Should leave the Island by 5:45 am at the latest

Registration & Breakfast                          7:30-8:30   

General Session # 1                                    8:30-9:50  

     Breakout Session #1                             10:05-10:50

     Breakout Session #2                             11:05-11:50 

General Session # 2                                    12:05-1:15

     Lunch - BBQ by The Foundation Fryers    1:15-2:15

HOME BY 4PM

 

Aldo Morell

"3-D Printing for Fun and Profit"

 

This week’s presentation was billed as “3D Printing for Fun and Profit,” however, our guest speaker clarified that from his experience, 3D printing is more fun than profit.

Aldo Morell is a retired engineer who uses his 3D printer to make useful plastic items for his home and model boat building hobby. A 3D printer is a useful tool, analogous to a table saw, lathe, or drill press. The printer builds items by adding material from the bottom up, instead of the traditional method of removing excess material from a stock. The cost of 3D printers range from just $700 to $30,000.  This can be a very expensive hobby indeed!

Making a 3D printed part starts with drawing a digital model using computer aided design software. Then another program converts the designed model to instructions that a 3D printer uses to build the part from the bottom up, one 0.1mm layer at a time. Obviously, a hobby that takes up a lot of time and much patients!!

Our speaker has used his printer to make many useful things including model boat parts, household items, check valves and fidget spinner toys.

 

A few samples he showed us. The top red & blue piece is a well designed buoy to go with his boats.

Aldo gave a great presentation and passed around some of the items he has developed and printed.  The most common materials used to build are ABS, PLA rigid plastics and flexible plastics called "Elastomers."  There are printers, obviously the most expensive ones, can use wood (suspended in resin) and some metals.

For some additional background on 3D printing:  (Not Aldo's video....)

 

President Ron Heymann called the meeting to order- 

Dr. Page lead the club singing "My Country Tis of Thee"

Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"

Followed by singing "Frère Jacques

Bonnie was missing on the piano so Dr. Page led half the room in singing the English version and since we had visiting Rotarians from France (Dick and Carol along with Pierre), they led the other half of the room in the French version (I had that part down).  We all had some fun it!!

Dick and Carol Stevenson, Center, from France

 

Secretary, John McAfee Report:

In attendance were 28 Club Members

2 Honorary Members - Roger Ganzel and Larry Myers

 

Visiting Rotarians: Bob Ward, Ada, OH, Dick and Carol Stevenson from France, BILL FROM BAHABAH, ME, Joe Gullo from Gatlinburg, TN (Joe will be leaving us for TN but will be back next year..we wish you well Joe), Pat Kinney from James Town, NY.

 

Visiting Guests of the Club:  Gertrude Baumgaerter, Eero Lahtinen, our exchange student from Finland.  Guest of Coach Roy Benson was Katie Combs - assistant Cross Country Coach at FBHS.

 

50/50 Jack Pot:  $400  - Wally Messer had the drawn ticket and drew the 4 of diamonds....so close Wally cheeky

 

Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick was away in Atlanta with family so President Ron Asked Eero if he would be our Sergeant at Arms for the meeting and of course, Eero stepped up to the plate and did very well with some Finland Trivia surprise  Money raised from Eero as Sergeant at Arms:

Boy Scouts: $32

Shelter Box: $50 

 

John Howard, Community Services Report:

Next Blood Drive is scheduled for this Wednesdays meeting so those of you who are donating blood, come a little early as the process can be a bit lengthy.  John is also asking for anyone's assistance in walking up and down Centre Street getting people to visit the buss and donate blood.  Please come early and meet with John to get the signs.  Thanks in advance!!!!

 

John Boylan, Director of Youth Services Report:

It is again that time of year when host families are needed for our 22 Exchange Students from Northeast Florida that will be coming to Fernandina Beach, FL, on Friday, May 18th thru Sunday, May 20th.
The commitment is to provide a bed for two nights, and dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday/Sunday.   For the most part on Saturday, the students will be doing a service project, downtown, and on the Cumberland Island boat ride, and on Sunday, participating at the District 6970 Rotary Conference at the Omni.
If you have the time and space, please contact John Boylan at the contact information listed below.  THANKS for considering it!

John S. Boylan

Senior Reliability Engineer

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North 8th Street | Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

T 904.491.7071 | M 570.499.6949

john.boylan@westrock.com | www.westrock.com

 

Phillis Davis, SHCOLARSHIPS:

The dead line for scholarship applications to be turned in has now passed.  The interview board will be getting all the applications to review and select the top 16 candidates for interview.  The Board will meet at Fernandina Beach HS on Wednesday, April 4th.  It will be a long day from 8 to five with non stop interviewing so there will be a working lunch provided by the our club.  I'm looking forward to being a part of that process again this year.  Exciting!

 

Brent Coates, District Governor 2017-18

Rotary International District 6970

Al Watson Memorial Award

Qualifying Requirements - In 2008 - 2009 District 6970 initiated the Al Watson Memorial Award to recognize a Rotarian who has demonstrated the values of Rotary and community over a significant period of time.

The guidelines for the selection emphasizes that the individual should emulate the values and commitment demonstrated by Al Watson to Rotary, his community, and the creation of a better future. 

Al and his wife were successful in the grocery business largely due to a combination of hard work, common sense and an engaging personality. Al and his wife worked tirelessly and donated significantly with little or no fanfare to open the doors of opportunity to community youth through access to education, to improving the quality of care for others, and for his beloved Rotary Foundation.

Rotarians who have lived the same principles as Al Watson are eligible to be recognized with this award. Someone who works out of the spotlight , someone who helps build community, someone who does this work with joy, year after year.

Criteria:

Minimum of 10 years in Rotary

  1. Based upon multiple years of service not just one year.
  2. Must have exemplary service in at least two areas of Rotary, with emphasis on helping others.
  3. Cannot be in the Governor’s String or having been DG within the immediate past three years.
  4. May receive this award only once.
  5. Active member in good standing of a Rotary Club in District 6970.

Nomination procedures

  1. Nominations are made by a club president on behalf of club to current District Governor.
  2. Presentation made at the District Conference or at a time determined by the current District Governor.
  3. Be received by the Selection Committee within a time frame determined by the Chair of the Selection Committee.

We have quite a few members who would qualify for this award so President Ron is looking into submitting some names.

On going 2018, 100% attendance.

It's a new year and Larry Myers and I decided we would take note of all members who are at 100% attendance for 2018 to see who would be left standing at the end of the year or until everyone drops off before the year ends.  One thing I need to make clear though, its based on our clubs physical attendance.....NO make ups will be counted on this list of names.  So, if you did not "weather the cold" on our first 2018 meeting, you are already out of the picture. That said....her are the 100% attendees to date:  STILL 5-

Roy Benson, Frank Gagnier, Joe Hastey, David Page and Roger Ganzel



 
 
Michele Manzie, RD
 
Michele is originally from Fernandina Beach FL. She attended UNF in Jacksonville FL where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Nutrition. She has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian since 2009 and has worked with both WIC and the YMCA since then. She is very passionate about helping people lead their best and healthiest lives.  I am confident Michele will have something to say about our lunches! wink
 
 
 
Speakers
Margaret Kirkland
Apr 25, 2018
TBD
Dana McCoy
May 02, 2018
"Home Health Care"
TBA
May 09, 2018
TBD
TBA
May 16, 2018
TBD
Jennifer Mitchell
May 23, 2018
TBD
 

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