Community Service or Service Projects

(Stevan Jones, Director)

Avenue Charge - This Avenue will be responsible for all community, national and international service projects including fundraising and distribution of charitable grants. 

Community Service Projects –   co-Chairs: Richard Dow / Robyn Watson

Charge:  This committee shall be responsible for all community service projects of the club including special events.  The committee in working with all members of the club, other club committees and community stakeholders, will identify opportunities for community service, discuss them with the Club President and Board of Directors, maintain a calendar of accepted service projects, give a monthly status report to the board through the Avenue chair or his designee, and execute all projects.               

Fundraising – Chair:

Charge: this committee shall be responsible for all fundraising efforts of the club.  This will include working closely with the Community Service Committee along with the Fellowship and Social Committee in coordinating fundraising efforts for specific service projects and special events.  The committee is required to the update the Club Treasurer, Club President and Board of Directors as appropriate.  The following special events are managed by subcommittees responsible for all aspects of each event;

  1. Alhambra Night – Chair – Jason Burnett
  2. Oratory Contest – Oratory Committee

Charity Committee – Chair: Robert Harris

Charge:  The Charity Committee shall solicit applications for charity dollars from January-February. Review applications in March and recommend disbursements to the board at the March or April meeting.  The committee will arrange with recipients to receive funds at a regular meeting of the club.  The committee will coordinate this presentation with the Programs Committee.  The committee will notify all applicants of the final award decisions.  The Club President will be a member of this committee.

International  Projects – co-Chairs: Patrick Victor / Barry Covington

Charge:  This committee shall devise and carry into effect plans which will guide and assist the members of the club in matters relating to international service.  It is responsible as needed for obtaining available district and Rotary International grants, with the assistance of the District and Global Grants Committee, to support international service projects.  The committee may work with District 6970 and clubs within the district and other outside partners to investigate and implement international projects.

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August 2, 2022

Bill Delaney, Author, Secret Jacksonville: A guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure

July 26, 2022

Michael Ray Fitzgerald, Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock

July 19, 2022

Alan Bliss, Executive Director, Jacksonville Historical Society

July 12, 2022

Club President Charlie Cofer

June 21, 2022

Tim Cost, President, JU University

June 14, 2022

Major Jillian Eriksson, US Army

June 7, 2022

Mark Lamping, Jacksonville Jaguars, President

May 17, 2022

Mike Rosener, Watson Realty, NEFAR President 2022

April 26, 2022

Matt & Melissa Kramer, Growing Together Behavioral Center (GTBC)

April 19, 2022

Michael Hightower, Florida House

April 12, 2022

Jim Overton, Duval County Tax Collector

April 05, 2022

Don Fox, CEO, Firehouse Subs

March 29, 2022

Kevin Snyder, Vice-President, Duval Motor Company

March 22, 2022

Numa Saisselin, President, Florida Theatre

March 15, 2022

Hai Vu, PE, JEA, VP of Water and Wastewater Systems

March 8, 2022

Jessie Spradley, Northeast Florida Builders Assn., Executive Officer

March 1, 2022

Matt Welch, The Players, 2022 Tournament Chairman

February 22, 2022

Capt. (Ret.) Dan Bean, Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Assn.

February 1, 2022

Mari Kuraishi, Dupont Fund - Downtown Riverfront Development

January 25, 2022

PE Charlie Cofer, Founders Day Celebration

January 18, 2022

Matt Harris, President, Time Out Sports Bar

January 11, 2022

ASA Matt O'Keefe, Director-Proactive Targeted Prosecution

January 4, 2022

Harlan Bost, Past President, RCSJ

December 14, 2021

Heather Cavanagh, President, World Water Alliance of Florida

December 7, 2021

Cole Pepper, News4Jax, Sports Anchor and Guru, Talking about all Sports and Teams

November 30, 2021

Ken Jefferson, News4Jax WJXT TV 4, Crime and Safety Expert, Crime and Safety Expert

November 16, 2021

Mort Crim, Broadcast Journalist and Author

November 9, 2021

Peggy Fuller, DVM, Jacksonville Equestrian Center

November 2, 2021

Braxton Gilliam, Downtown Investment Authority

October 19, 2021

David Garfunkel, President, Lift Jax

October 12, 2021

Andy Kaufmann, Owner, Jacksonville Icemen Hockey Teams

October 5, 2021

Dr. Charles Booras and Peter Booras, Medical Cannabis

September 28, 2021

Monique Chatman, Principal, Venetia Elementary

September 14, 2021

Dr. Garland Scott, Outreach and Support Manager, JSO

August 31, 2021

Jacksonville City Councilman Al Ferraro

August 24, 2021

Aundra Wallace, President, JAXUSA Partnership

August 17, 2021

District Governor Rich Cooper, Introduction and District 6970 Update, An Exciting year ahead!

August 10, 2021

Pable Peellaa, MD, Infectious Diseases, Front Line Update on COVID-19

August 3, 2021

Nick Morrow, UNF Athletic Director