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Welcome to our Club!
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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Executives & Directors
President
 
Secretary
 
Past President
 
Treasurer
 
Community Service
 
Director - Club Foundation
 
Co-Director - Club Membership
 
Director - Fundraising
 
Sergeant at Arms
 
Bulletin Editor
 
Director- Youth Service
 
Club Director - Public Relations
 
Club Director - Administration
 
Report A Make-up Meeting
 
Co-Attendance Administrator
 
Interact Club
 
Webmaster
 
Scholarships
 
executive secretary
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kris Meyer
January 1
 
Clyde Davis
January 2
 
Dennie Pendergrass
January 4
 
Val Schwec
January 11
 
Aaron Bean
January 25
 
Happy Myers
January 29
 
Mary Ann Blackall
January 30
 
Anniversaries
Pam Brenner
Barry Brenner
January 17
 
Join Date
Jim Hicks
January 1, 2010
8 years
 
Roger Ganzel
January 1, 1974
44 years
 
Chris Bouton
January 8, 2009
9 years
 
Barbara Gingher
January 9, 2013
5 years
 
Jim Hook
January 11, 2006
12 years
 
Pam Brenner
January 14, 1995
23 years
 
Larry Melnick
January 20, 2016
2 years
 
Dawn Karpel
January 23, 2006
12 years
 
John Howard
January 31, 2007
11 years
 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach Scholarship Lunch
Fernandina Beach High School Library
Feb 08, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Francesco Attesti Concert
St Peter's Episcopal Church
Feb 11, 2018
 
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach Board Meeting
Patio Place Bistro
Feb 21, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
 
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach Board Meeting
Patio Place Bistro
Mar 21, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
 
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach Board Meeting
Patio Place Bistro
Apr 18, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
 
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach Board Meeting
Patio Place Bistro
May 16, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
 
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach Board Meeting
Patio Place Bistro
Jun 20, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
 
Rotary International Convention - Toronto
Toronto Metro Convention Center
Jun 22, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
 
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach Board Meeting
Patio Place Bistro
Jul 18, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
 
Speakers
Jan 24, 2018 12:00 PM
"The Art of Wood"
Jan 31, 2018
Diving for Megalodon Teeth
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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Stories
This Weeks Speakers
Membership Craft Talks
Come learn a little bit more about our fellow Club members - we'll be having Craft Talks, featuring stories and presentations from some of our newer members!
 
LAST WEEKS SPEAKER
NAN VOIT, CPRP
Director of Parks & Recreation, City of Fernandina Beach
 
Man it was cold inside!  We were moved to the main building due to the very cold and raining weather.  No one that I saw, removed their coats for sure.  Nan weathered the cold inside the restaurant to give us an update on the Parks and Recreation Department.
There are seven divisions within the Department:
     Aquatics, Cemetery, Downtown, Martin Luther King, Jr., Peck, Recreation and the Youth Program
There is a total of 471.5 acres of land on Amelia Island that is maintained and managed by the city of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation.  The largest area is Egans Creek Greenway, a conservancy, with 316 acres with a 2.2 acre Egans Creek Park area.  Also managed is all the beach access area's we see all along Fletcher Ave.
There are 50 programs that are managed by the Department ranging from Camps to Senior Trips and all sports activities.  Additionally, there are 6 other programs provided by other non-profit groups through an agreement for use of City Facilities such as Little League Baseball, Youth Soccer, Swim Teams, etc.
Nan capped the presentation off with showing us slides of all the different type of animals that can be seen along the Egans Creek Greenway.
Thanks Nan, for putting up with the cold and taking the time out of your busy day to speak to us Rotarians. It was appreciated!
 
Last Weeks Meeting Highlights

Dr. Page started the club out singing God Bless America.

Our Pledge of Allegiance

Followed by Auld Lang Syne.

President Ron opened the meeting expediting our reports because, Baby its Cold Inside!

50/50:  There was no 50/50 this meeting

Shelter Box Barometer:  $39

Troop 89$17

Scholarship Pledges:  Currently about $15,000 and growing by the day

Visiting Rotarians:  Jerry Nussbaum from Alameda, CA and Bill Chapin from Watertown, NY

Guests of the ClubNo guests this week

Members Present: 17 (Larry Myers informed me that all present have PERFECT attendance for 2018!)   :-)

Honorary Members present3

Club members are encouraged to get out and sell the two Fundraising Brochures they were given.  This is going to be a great year for us to reach our goals.  Rick Keffer had reminded us all that most of the monies raised always comes from "Individuals" not businesses.  He also issued a challenge for everyone:  For anyone who brings two sponsors to the luncheon, he will buy your luncheon ticket. Keeping that simple statement in mind makes finding people to join us for a great Luncheon not as difficult as one might think!  How cool is that!