Posted by Frank Gagnier on Feb 23, 2019

President Ron Heymanncalled the meeting to order.  


Dr. Page lead the club singing a patriotic song. 


Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"


Followed with an excellent invocation by Rotarian Joe Hastey


Secretary, John McAfee Report:

In attendance were  Club attended the meeting.


Honorary Rotarian Members in attendance - Frank Ridley


Visiting Rotarians: 


Visiting Guests: 


50/50 Jack Pot:  @$  -Rotarian  had the drawn ticket and drew the  ! 41 cards remaining.


Boy Scouts: $

Shelter Box: $



Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick:

No Report -


Again, due to my absence, there was very little information  shared with me for this weeks News Bulletin.  If  topics are blank, there was no report given.

Frank Gagnier, Editor


President-Elect, Antoinette Richter:       

Antoinette announced that she will be collecting Toiletries to bring with her to the March 7-9, 2019 - President-Elect Training in Orlando.  Please contact Antoinette for further information about donating.  


John Howard, Community Services Report:

Next Blood Drive is scheduled for March 20th.


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, March 29th thru Sunday, March 31st.
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, enjoying our beach at Amelia Island on Main Beach.

If you have the time and space, please contact John Boylan at the contact information listed below.  THANKS for considering!

John S. Boylan

Senior Reliability Engineer


North 8th Street | Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

T  904-491-7071 | M  570-499-6949



Kris Meyer, Public Relations Report:

1    Oratory Contest coverage (with photo) and Scholarship Luncheon Coverage have gone to NL.

2    Scholarship application availability is being published in the NL.

3    Blood Drive dates and info will go to NL at end of Feb.

4    Volunteer Recognition Breakfast Prices are Locked:  Single seat: $15;  full table of 8: $100; half table of 4:  $50.

5    Volunteer Recognition Breakfast Collateral Materials will be available in 1-2 weeks.


Barbara Gingher, Fundraising Report:

No report


Pam Crouser, Club Membership Report:

No Report


Nick Klein, Club Social Events Report:

No Report


President Ron Heymann, Club Report:

President Ron attended a speech contest held at the Patio Place this past Wednesday night.  Katie Slaughter was there practicing for the Rotary Oratory Contest....she placed 2nd. Thursday night was the Oratory Contest but I have no info on the results as yet.  We will announce in the next News Bulletin.


Due to a scheduling conflict with Story and Song, there will be no meeting next Wednesday (February 27. Mark and Donna have a bi-annual workshop scheduled for most of the week. I will accept full Presidential responsibility for the oversight!   We are working on a possible alternate location or possible social, but at this time our next meeting will occur on March 6th at the regular time and date.


Thank you to Sean McGill and the Katie Ride for your flexibility - we'll see you on the podium soon!





Debra Connelly, Club Foundation Report:

No Report