Posted by Frank Gagnier

President Ron Heymann About to call the meeting to order. 


District 6970 Governor Jeanette Loftus (left standing), Area Governor Sandy Rogers (in red), & Club President Ron Heymann


Dr. Page lead the club singing a patriotic song: "God Bless America" followed by "Country Roads" & "Rotary Bonds"


Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"


Followed with an invocation by Rotarian Ray Whitehead


Secretary, John McAfee Report:

In attendance were 39 Club Members.  44 total attended the meeting.



Honorary Rotarian Members in attendance - Frank Ridley


Visiting Rotarians:  Michael Ellerbrock from George Town, TX (now living here on the Island) guest of Dennie Pendergrass.  


Visiting Guests: Maggie Calder, guest of Rotarian Roy Benson - Jillianne Wojay, guest of Rotarian Deb Connelly. 




50/50 Jack Pot:  @$170  - Rotarian Kris Meyer had the drawn ticket and drew the ACE OF SPADES!! WINS THE POT! smiley


Boy Scouts: $52

Shelter Box: $64


Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick:

Rotarian Larry Melnick had some great preparatory trivia and information for our upcoming Annual Trivia Contest with Senator and Rotarian Aaron Bean in a few weeks.



President-Elect, Antoinette Richter:       

No Report


John Howard, Community Services Report:

The Blood Drive is temporarily on hold until further notice.  They are having maintenance issues with their busses and they have been taken off the road for now.  John will announce when they will be back on line.


John Boylan, Director of Youth Services Report:

Our exchange student Simon Varnauskas is a starter for the FBHS Basketball team.  Here is his schedule for those who wish to go watch him play:

Other upcoming home games or close by games...
Tuesday, Dec 4 at Yulee 7pm
Friday, December 14th at home against Ridgeview 7pm
Thursday & Friday, December 20th/21st at home against JT Smith...time TBA
Friday, Jan 11 at home against West Nassau 7pm
Friday, Jan 18th at home against Middleburg 7pm
Tuesday, Jan 22nd at home against Bolles 7pm
Friday, Jan 25th at home against Baldwin 7pm
Tuesday, Jan 29th at home against Hilliard 7pm
Friday, Feb 1st at home against Yulee 7pm
Monday, Feb 4th at home against University Christian 7pm
Districts are the week of Feb 11, most likely nit at FBHS but I believe that depends on how well they do.
(Coach knows Simon will miss for Disney and Sea Camp, no matter what)


Kris Meyer, Public Relations Report:

Save the Date for Scholarship Luncheon:  Feb 7, 2019.  Collateral materials in progress. Expected articles for News Leader and other Media will be timed so as not to overlap.

Save the Date for Volunteer Recognition Breakfast: April 12, 2019. Cards for Save-the-Date and Volunteer nominations expected by end of December.

Holiday Adopt a Family:  It appears Panhandle needs are being met.  If no need arises within the next week, we will not plan to do that.  


Barbara Gingher, Fundraising Report:

Barbara and Ray are having our first meeting in two weeks to turn our focus on the February Scholarship Luncheon Event.  Time forthcoming but most likely to be around 11am before our normal Wednesday meeting on the 5th of December just to get things started.  Specific details soon.


Pam Crouser, Club Membership Report:

All is going well for our club! smiley



Nick Klein, Club Social Events Report:

December 15th, Rotary will be ringing the bell at Publix.  A sign up sheet was distributed for "teaming up" with another fellow Rotarian.  


President Ron Heymann, Club Report:

President Ron wants us all to turn our focus towards the Luncheon on February 7th, 2019 at the FBHS.  With the Taste of Amelia behind us now, we are in great shape to add a significant amount to our Scholarship Fund.  


Debra Connelly, Club Foundation Report:

We are submitting to Wells Fargo Bank and Rayonier for a Grant to cover the expenses for the Dictionary.


Dear 2018-19 club presidents, secretaries, treasurers, membership chairs, and Rotary Foundation chairs:

We have launched Rotary’s redesigned Learning Center, and your new club officer courses are now ready.

First steps
If you don’t have a My Rotary account, learn how to create one. If you do have an account, sign in and:

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  3. Search for the learning plan for your role:
  4. Club Administration Committee Basics 
  5. Club Service Projects Committee Basics
  6. Club Public Image Committee Basics
  7. Club Rotary Foundation Committee Basics
  8. Club Membership Committee Basics
  9. Club Treasurer Basics
  10. Club Secretary Basics
  11. Club President Basics

Note: If you were already signed in to My Rotary, you may need to sign out and sign back in to see the new Learning Center. 

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Learning & Development