Posted by Frank Gagnier

Past President Kim Boylan called our meeting to order- President Ron Heymann is on vacation.


Dr. Page lead the club singing a patriotic song: "My Country Tis of Thee"

Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"

We sang two other songs: "Rotary Bonds" - "You Are My Sunshine"


Followed by Rotarian Joe Hastey leading the club in an awesome prayer!


Secretary John McAfee and his grandson Harrison Pollack


Secretary, John McAfee Report:

In attendance were 27 Club Members.  35 total attended the meeting!


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


Visiting Rotarians:  Rotarian Greg Holding from the Sunrise Club.


Visiting Guests of the Club:  Rotarian and President Elect Antoinette Richter had one guest - Karen Clark (her third visit).  Rotarian John McAfee had his grandson Harrison Pollack as his guest.  Rotarian & Past President Kim Boylan residing over our meeting this day had one guest - her daughter Hanna.


50/50 Jack Pot:  @$162  - Coach Roy Benson had the drawn ticket and drew the Queen of Spades.... 44 cards left.


Boy Scouts: $30

Shelter Box: $29 


President-Elect, Antoinette Richter:

Antoinette announced that from July 2 through July 26, Barnabas Center will be coordinating the annual GoKids School Supply collection drive in partnership with the Nassau County Public Schools, WestRock, Florida Public Utilities and Amelia National Golf & Country Club. This donation drive provides schools with supplies to distribute to students in need for the upcoming school year. All school supplies are needed, including: backpacks, notebooks, paper, glue sticks, crayons, #2 pencils, scissors, pocket folders, etc.

Two of the drop off sites are:

    SYNOVUS Bank on 14th Street and Pineland Bank on Centre Street in Fernandina Beach.



Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick:

Rotarian Larry Melnick is back from being with his kids and grandkids for a few weeks...had a fantastic time.  Lollipops back in play with trivia!


Club Foundation Report, Debra Connelly:

Debra has been asked to take the lead on the Clubs Foundation and she has accepted....THANK YOU Debra

She mentioned at the meeting that we are on track to provide clean water to 600 Bali villagers. In total, the project amounts to $33k.  (If you recall, our originally planned Bali water project scheduled for 2016-2017 execution was assumed by the Balinese government, to be funded by their investment.). Hence, we transferred our funding and focus to another village and will be teaming with seven other Rotary clubs including Tarpon Springs.  More to follow in the months ahead.  We are also developing a historical Fernandina patch for the Girl Scouts that will be submitted to the Jacksonville Gateway Council for their review and approval in the coming months.  One other thing Debra mentioned to me was the fact that we await status of the scholarship for Cara Tupps which is being reviewed by Rotary International.  If approved, Cara will attend the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as sponsored by the two Fernandina Rotary Clubs. 


John Howard, Community Services Report:

No Report


John Boylan, Director of Youth Services Report:

No Report


Kris Meyer, Public Relations Report:

No Report


Barbara Gingher, Fundraising Report:

Working on Volunteer Luncheon. 


Pam Crouser, Club Membership Report:

No Report


Nick Klein, Club Social Events Report:

No Report


President Ron Heymann, Club Report:

Via email, President Ron canceled our Board Meeting until his return from vacation.

Rotarian Coach Roy Benson announcing our guest speakers, Kim Geib and Emily Cason