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Come visit the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach, doing good things since 1926!
Fernandina Beach
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Story and Song Bookstore Bistro
(self-serve lunch begins 11:30)
1430 Park Avenue - Second Floor
Fernandina Beach, FL  32034
United States
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Coach Benson
August 1
Rick Campana
August 1
John McClane
August 6
Dorothy Lord
August 15
Foy Maloy
August 28
Spouse Birthdays
Dick Connelly
August 7
Darrell Holcomb
August 12
Aaron Bean
August 22
C. Buck
Dolly Buck
August 24
Join Date
John McClane
August 1, 1981
38 years
Mary Ruark
August 2, 2017
2 years
Dorothy Lord
August 4, 2010
9 years
Rick Campana
August 8, 2018
1 year
Rick Keffer
August 8, 2007
12 years
Timothy Flanagan
August 15, 2018
1 year
Laureen Pagel
August 19, 2009
10 years
Russell Hampton
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This Weeks Speaker
Mr. Mike Mullin, Nassau County Manager
"Tallahassee's Impact on Nassau County"

Mr. Mike Mullin graduated from Stetson College of Law in 1980 and has been practicing law ever since.

He has served as the County Attorney off and on for 29 years. Mr. Mullin has worked in the private practice as an attorney for Rogers Towers. He likes to read and run in his free time. The people that work with Mr. Mullin haven't figured out when he has free time since it appears he's always at the office working!

Anyone that knows Mike Mullin would say he has a great sense of humor and tells really great stories!

Last Weeks Speaker
Mary Ann Blackall, Lifestyle Advisor, Osprey Village
Mary Ann Blackall was born in Hope Mills, North Carolina and raised on the South side of Chicago. 
She will tell you that she had the best of both worlds while growing up; the excitement and culture of the big city, and the peaceful and character-building time she spent on her grandparents North Carolina farm in the summers!
School took Mary Ann to Michigan, and she fell in love with the state.  She stayed and lived in Holland, Michigan until moving to Fernandina Beach in 2005.
Some Career Highlights:
While living in Michigan, Mary Ann was enjoying her role as a Domestic Engineer, when one Sunday in church, she was approached by the Dean of a local private University who encouraged her to investigate an open position at the school.  That conversation led her to accepting the position as Director of Admissions for the University. 
After several years in college administration, she decided she wanted to try her hand in the business world, which led her to accepting a position as Director of Marketing & Business Development for a National, Commercial Construction Company, headquartered in Holland. 
Eventually, the hard hats and sledge hammer environment gave way to her desire for a role where she was again, helping people reach their potential, and she returned to college administration at a Private, Christian University in MI. 
When Mary Ann decided to make the move to Florida, she intended to explore what retirement would feel like.  She quickly discovered, she didn’t care for it!  Again as chance would have it in church one Sunday, a friend approached her about a position she should investigate.  That led to her accepting the position as Program Director for the Barnabas Center.
For seven years she handled managerial oversight of the Barnabas’s, Financial Assistance Program, Medical Clinic, Dental Clinic, Food Pantry & Volunteer Program. 
These days, she can be found at Osprey Village, where she enjoys helping people work through the various stages of transitioning to Senior, Retirement Living.
Mary Ann holds a Bachelor of Business Management Degree, with a concentration in Leadership from Davenport University, and various certifications and achievement awards, which she asserts are totally immaterial to today’s discussion; therefore, no need to mention them 😊
Last Weeks Meeting Highlights

President Ron Heymann called the meeting to order.  



Dr. Page lead the club singing a patriotic song!



Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"


Followed by singing: 


An excellent invocation by Rotarian Joe Hastey


Secretary, John McAfee Report:

In attendance were 34 Club Members.  42 total attended the meeting.


Honorary Rotarian Members in attendance -Larry Myers and Frank Ridley


Visiting Rotarians:  Bruce Heggenstaller, Art Shuster, and Greg Holding from Amelia Island Sunrise Club.


Visiting Guests: Dr. Tim Rawls, guest of Dr. Page and Chip Ridley, guest of  his parents Frank & Bonnie Ridley.

 Our exchange student, Simon, was also present.


50/50 Jack Pot:  @$ 316 - Rotarian Art Shuster had the drawn ticket and pulled the "6 of Spades"  ! 33 cards remaining?


Boy Scouts: $21

Shelter Box: $37



Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick:

No Report -


President-Elect, Antoinette Richter:       

No Report -



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:

No report -


Pam Crouser, Club Membership Report:

No Report -


Nick Klein, Club Social Events Report:

No Report -


President Ron Heymann, Club Report:


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