Posted by Frank Gagnier on Mar 22, 2019

President Ron Heymann called the meeting to order.  


Dr. Page lead the club singing a patriotic song "God Bless America"


Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"


Followed by: Guest Singer Mary Alello

Mary Alello


Another excellent invocation by Rotarian Joe Hastey


Secretary, John McAfee Report:

In attendance were 32 Club Members. 36 total attended the meeting.


Honorary Rotarian Members in attendance -Larry Myers, Frank Ridley and Jim Hicks


Visiting Rotarians: Rotarians Bob Ward from the Ada, Ohio; Bill Eisley from Bar Harbor, Maine; Bruce Heggenstaller and Jody Henson from the Sunrise Club of Amelia Island


Visiting Guests

Mary Alello, guest of Rotarian Bonnie Ridley; Harrison Pollack, guest of Rotarian John McAfee; Heta Patal, guest of Rotarian Dr. McClane


50/50 Jack Pot:  @$ 221 - Rotarian Dr. David Page had the drawn ticket and pulled the "Ace of Clubs"  ! 39 cards remaining.


Boy Scouts: $40

Shelter Box: $51



Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick:

No Report - But Great Baseball Trivia!



President-Elect, Antoinette Richter:       

Antoinette wowed us with her President-Elect Training information and what some of her plans are for the coming year!


John Howard, Community Services Report:

Waiting on John to give us an update on the Blood Drive Results from this past Wednesday at the Nassau Health Food Store.



John Boylan, Director of Youth Services Report:

We have filled the needs to house all the visiting Exchange Students from Northeast Florida so thanks to all who stepped up to the plate to help out. some more help:

Dr. Page has agreed to  host Friday nights gathering at his home. Thank you Dr. Page!!!


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

2    Volunteer Recognition Breakfast Collateral Materials are available.


Barbara Gingher, Fundraising Report:

Nothing new to report


Pam Crouser, Club Membership Report:

No Report


Nick Klein, Club Social Events Report:

Talked about teaming up with the Sunrise Club to attend a Jumbo Shrimp game in a booth to celebrate Rotary, make new friends and show unity in our vision.  More information forthcoming!



President Ron Heymann, Club Report:

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION BREAKFASTApril 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 am at the Atlantic Rec Center 2500 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach-brief update:


We have at least 8-10 table commitments as of this writing, with more coming in.  We could easily see 20+ tables as word continues to spread.  First Federal Bank, Rayonier Advanced Materials, MacArthur YMCA, Synovus, Advance Rehab, Nassau County, City of Fernandina Beach, Boys and Girls Club are among the early commitments. (I'm sure I missed a few....)


There are 4 bids for breakfast service - we will decide who will cater on Friday

Advertising is being promoted through various channels - the Chamber of Commerce, community organizations, and online.  We anticipate approximately 200  - 250 attendees.


There are will be a need for approximately 15-20 volunteers during the day of the event - to help direct, seat, and break down the event.  I am working with both Interact clubs to provide help, but the 12th is a school day - most of the students will not be able to miss class.  We'll be reaching out to the other Rotary Clubs (Sunrise and Yulee Satellite) for assistance - more to come on that.


More updates to follow -


Debra Connelly, Club Foundation Report:

Deb has reached out to the club looking for volunteers to join he Club Foundation Committee.  Please see Deb if you are interested in helping her out if you are not already on a committee. Looking for some support. Thanks