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NO MEETING - MEETING MOVED TO JULY 27TH
Jul 06, 2017
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Jul 06, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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For more than 50 years, Florida State College at Jacksonville has partnered with the community to provide valuable and pertinent educational experiences that position our graduates to successfully enter the local workforce. Through the FSCJ Works initiative, FSCJ seeks corporate, individual and foundation partners to help EDUCATE the First Coast’s private and public sector workforce, EXPAND access and affordability of post-secondary education for all students, and ENHANCE FSCJ programs and facilities to identify and address critical workforce needs.

To learn more about FSCJ Works and how you can make a direct impact on FSCJ students, our workforce and the local economy, please visit https://www.fscj.edu/fscj-foundation/fscjworks 

William J. (Bill) Allen, J.D.
Jul 20, 2017
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Jul 20, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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Brent was inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise in May of 1998, serving as Club President, Treasurer, Sergeant of Arms and Board Director for several years. He has served at the District level as an Assistant Governor under Past District Governor Cecil Gibson, as a three tier Assistant Governor under Past District Governor Art McQueen and as the District Sergeant of Arms.

Brent married his high school sweetheart Kendra in 1983; they have a son Justin who works in the HVAC business and a daughter who is a Chief Radiation Therapist/Clinical Dosimetrist and a son-in-law who works in contractor sales. They have the World’s most beautiful granddaughter Nola Kay and three grand dogs Prince Charming, Lucy and Sarge. Both Brent and Kendra are Paul Harris Fellows.

Brent Coates, District Governor 2017-18
Jul 27, 2017
 
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Member To Member - New Member Introductions
Aug 03, 2017
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Aug 03, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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Effective March 2017, Jose Vega became World Relief Jacksonville’s office director upon the retirement of “Mrs. P”, the founding director of World Relief Jacksonville.  Jose was the previous director of the Miami office, which was one of the five World Relief refugee resettlement offices in the U.S. closed as a result of the executive order banning foreign travel and restricting refugee arrivals.

Jose is from Paraguay and his wife Claudia is from Argentina. He came to the United States in 2000 to be a Resident Chaplain at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. After a year and a half ministering at Baptist Medical Center, he was invited to become the pastor of a Hispanic congregation at Deermeadows Baptist Church where he served with his family for 10 years. Jose’s passion for people and servant’s heart gave him the opportunity to prepare himself for what God had in store for him. He started to work at World Relief Jacksonville in September 2012 as an Orientation Specialist, and in 2013 was offered the position of Resettlement Specialist for Hispanic refugees. Jose was also manager of the CAM (Central American Minors) Program at the Jacksonville office.

Jose has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.

Pierre Uwimana has been with World Relief Jacksonville since receiving asylum in the United States in 2016. Formerly of Rwanda, Pierre was Program Expert for the UN Ministry of Finance, Kigali, Rwanda (2002 – 2004); Deputy Director General for Export Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Kigali, Rwanda (2003-2005); and Country Director, World of Concern, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (2010-2013). After coming to the Jacksonville, Pierre first volunteered and was then hired at World Relief as a Congolese refugee case worker and employment specialist. He speaks six different languages, and in March 2017 became World Relief Jacksonville’s Finance Specialist.

Pierre has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Master of Business Administration degree.

Jose Vega & Pierre Uwimana
Aug 17, 2017
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Aug 17, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Sep 07, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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Carter R. Rohan is the Vice President of Construction and Capital Programs Management at Jacksonville Regional Transportation (JTA). 

Mr. Rohan brings with him more than 37 years of broad experience in architecture, engineering, program, and construction management.

Prior to his current role, he served as Vice President and Project Director of the Riyadh Metro Transit Consultants Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia, a $15.9 billion project and was the project director of the team supporting the Qatar Rail on $14 billion Qatari Rial Lusail Light Rail Transit program.

Mr. Rohan was the Deputy Executive Director at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and has worked at Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.  Rohan received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston.

JTA is an independent agency of the State of Florida governed by a seven-member board of directors. JTA operates Jacksonville’s public bus service, ferry service, downtown automated Skyway, and paratransit service. The Authority also plans, designs, and builds roads and bridges.

To learn more about JTA visit http://www.jtafla.com

Carter R. Rohan - VP Construction Management JTA
Sep 21, 2017
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Sep 21, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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No Casinos was founded in 1978 by then Governor Reubin Askew to prevent casinos from coming to Florida. For over 35 years their successful grassroots campaigns have stopped gambling expansion initiatives on the ballot, in the courtroom and in the Legislature.

Today, Sara Johnson, No Casinos’ Central Florida Field Director, will share with us the history of gambling expansion in Florida, current gambling-related initiatives, and several of the harms that come with gambling expansion.

Sara Johnson has been in politics for almost a decade and she has worked on issues and campaigns large and small throughout Florida. In her spare time she is pursuing a Psychology degree at the Orlando campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Learn more about No Casinos in Florida at http://www.nocasinos.org 

Sara L. Johnson
Oct 05, 2017
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Oct 05, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Oct 19, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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“The heartbeat of The Salvation Army is to bring hope to those who need a helping hand, and at no other time during the year are financial strains felt more deeply than at Christmas,” said Maj. Bert Tanner, area commander for Northeast Florida. “It is truly remarkable, year after year, to see how our community comes around families in need.”

Major Bert Tanner - Area Commander Salvation Army
Nov 02, 2017
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Nov 02, 2017 12:30 PM
 
 
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Nov 09, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
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Zachary Champagne is the Director of Advocacy and Programs for the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.  Before joining the JPEF staff, he spent thirteen years as an elementary school teacher with a specialization in math and science. During this time, he received many state and national awards for excellence in teaching, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), Duval County Teacher of the Year, and Finalist for Macy’s Florida Teacher of the Year. After his time in the classroom, Zachary spent six years as a researcher at the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) at Florida State University. Zak is very active with local, state, and national organizations as a founding member and Past-President of the Duval Elementary Mathematics Council (DEMC), Past-President of the Florida Mathematics Presidential Awardees Association (FMPAA), and President of the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics (FCTM). He is also serving on the Editorial Board of Teaching Children Mathematics, an elementary mathematics journal published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). 

Learn more at www.jaxpef.org 

Zachary Champagne - Director of Advocacy & Program
Nov 16, 2017
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Nov 16, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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Nov 18, 2017
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
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Dec 02, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 
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The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks
BOOK BY JACKSONVILLE ARTIST CELEBRATES NORTH FLORIDA’S NATURAL PARKS PROJECT EXHIBIT: Now at the Thrasher Horne Center in Orange Park until Nov.17 A newly released book by Jacksonville artist Kathy Stark offers a unique and family friendly exploration of the extensive system of natural parks in North Florida.

The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks combines Stark’s lush and expansive watercolor paintings with sketches, notes, historical facts and maps to create a work that is a both a guide and handbook, as well as a tribute, to the great unspoiled stretches of the region.  Former Governor and Senator Bob Graham and Florida Times-Union columnist and author Mark Woods both provide commentary. The book is an outgrowth of Stark’s personal passion for the outdoors and her love of the natural beauty of North Florida. Stark, accompanied by her dog Tanner, spent years exploring the region’s parks, capturing the wild scenery in sketches that became the basis for a large collection of paintings.  In the last two years, she organized this extensive portfolio into a book that documents, educates and inspires. The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks was published in partnership with the Timucuan Parks Foundation, with a portion of the  proceeds supporting that nonprofit, which, advocates for North Florida’s parks. 

Merrill Lynch is the title sponsor for the project, supporting both the book and a corresponding exhibit. Launched at MOSH - the Museum of Science and History, the initial exhibit ran from Feb. 25 - Sept. 4, 2017. The exhibit is traveling to other gallery venues around the region. It is currently at the Thrasher Horne Center in Orange Park until Nov. 17. As part of the project, Merrill Lynch underwrote the cost of over 300 books donated to public libraries and public school libraries in Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties. This donation increased the impact of the project. TO LEARN MORE: Kathy Stark, 904-704-1665, kartstark@gmail.com On Facebook: The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks - www.kathystark.com

Kathy Stark
Dec 07, 2017
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Dec 07, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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Dec 15, 2017 6:00 PM
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Dec 21, 2017 12:30 PM
 
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YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

Every day at thousands of community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. We are rural and urban, and we are always about the message of Jesus.

We depend on the involvement of caring adults to accomplish our mission—to reach local teens with the message that God loves them and has a plan for their lives.

We are asking God to raise up an army of caring adults who will establish relationships with kids around the area. We need volunteers who will serve directly with students, intercessors, financial partners, and help in the office. Wherever your gifts and talents lie, you can make an eternal difference in a young person's life.

Learn more at http://www.yfcjacksonville.org 

Kenda Peterson - Executive Director
Jan 04, 2018
 
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12:30 on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd
The River House (unless otherwise indicated)
Jacksonville, FL  32211
United States
Jan 04, 2018 12:30 PM
 
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