European American Business Club Meeting Success

European American Business Club Meeting Success

Pictured: Soft Marsh by Joan Murphy

The European American Business Club held their August meeting at the Waterwheel Gallery. Several members who are also artists brought along art to display and a contest was held. They had a tie for the winner and both pieces will be displayed for the rest of the month.

The first is a beautiful photograph of an old door by Peggy Albrecht; the other is a detailed rendering of the artists home by Steve Rieck.

Stop by and check them out!

Up-Coming Events

Retirement Show for Char Bachman
October 27, 2011, 4 – 7 pm

Meet your Conservationist
November 12, 2011, 11am – 4pm

This beautiful marsh painting (pictured) captures our local scenery with an elegant impressionistic style that is so iconic for Joan Murphy. Joan Murphy was born in New York but grew up in the deep south and lived in California for a number of years. In 1993 she relocated to Florida and later moved to South Carolina.

She began her career in the filed of fashion art but turned to painting full time in the 70’s. She was enjoyed wide spread fame in California. Vacaville, Carmel, Palm Desert and San Francisco were hosts to her one person art shows at many prestigious galleries.

Though the themes of Joan Murphy’s paintings are decidedly contemporary, the influence of the Impressionists can be discerned in the artist’s masterful use of light and color.

Waterwheel Art Gallery and Custom Framing
(904) 261-2535
819 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL

Dr. Joshua Bietenholz Joins Rotary Club

Dr. Joshua BietenholzAmelia Island, FL – The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise installed new member Dr. Joshua Bietenholz, a general dentist with the Amelia Dental Group, in Fernandina Beach, Florida on August 12, 2011.

Dr. Bietenholz received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is married to Dr. Katie Bietenholz, who is currently doing a residency in Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Bietenholz has one son, named Owen.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30am at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president, Katey Breen, at kateybreen@comcast.net or go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

Growth Management Planning Discussed at Rotary Club

Adrienne Dessy

Adrienne Dessy

Amelia Island, FL – The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise welcomed Rotarian Adrienne Dessy, from the City of Fernandina Beach Planning Department, to speak to the club about growth management planning on August 12, 2011.

Adrienne talked about the city planning process and how it has progressed over the one hundred years since its inception. The most dramatic changes have occurred since 1985 in the area of community planning.

The goal is to bring back the idea and function of “community” utilizing a mixed use approach. One of the examples that Adrienne used was the success of the Amelia Park development. Amelia Park focuses on smaller homes, smaller streets, and garages set in back of the homes. It’s a walking community, and neighbors have areas in which they can gather and socialize. Stores and other amenities are also within walking distance.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30am at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president, Katey Breen, at kateybreen@comcast.net or go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

Cleaning for a Reason

Cleaning for a ReasonCleaning for a Reason is a nonprofit, professional house cleaning service that assists women undergoing chemotherapy for any type of cancer. This Texas corporation matches qualified patients with professional housecleaning businesses in their area.

This cleaning service provides FREE housecleaning, once per month for 4 months, while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and Canada, and currently has 950 partners to help these women.

While there are companies listed in Jacksonville, Florida as partners, I didn’t see any in Fernandina Beach or Yulee on their website, www.cleaningforareason.org.

The organization is always looking for new partners to extend these services to more women in need. If you know a maid service that is insured, and/or bonded and performs background checks on non-family employees, with a generous heart and soul to offer free house cleaning for those undergoing cancer treatment, Cleaning for a Reason would love to hear from you!

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Council on Aging Goes Bowling

Council on Aging Goes Bowling

PHOTO CREDIT: Debra Dombkowski

The COA Adult Day Healthcare seniors enjoyed bowling together at The Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee. “Everyone can bowl,” says Debra Dombkowski, LPN and ADHC program Supervisor, “Sometimes the families of our seniors will say that their loved one can’t bowl, but the reality is even our most frail seniors, with adaptive equipment and assistance from well-trained COA staff, CAN BOWL! Some of the seniors surprise even themselves and it is wonderful to witness their facial expressions during this activity. Their laughter is ringing out and they are dancing in the bowling lanes to the oldies music classics playing on the speakers. As you can see from these photos, (All photos courtesy of Debra Dombkowski) the adaptive ball ramp provided by The Nassau Bowling Center would enable even the most frail member of our group able to participate.”

COA Transportation provided the group trip for 8 clients, plus employees and volunteers.

The ADHC program provides care, stimulation, motivation and respite for up to 15 seniors daily, but usually only 6-10 actually attend the ADHC program at COA on any given day. “This time for the caregiver family is important because it gives them a much needed break, officially called respite from the daily challenge of caring for someone with memory impairment,” says Debra. Always supervised by a Licensed Practical Nurse, therapeutic activities with individualized care and medical monitoring and the dispensing of medication are offered Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Gail Bushy, Marie Franks and Jerelynn Aikens

Gail Bushy, Marie Franks and Jerelynn Aikens

Group trips are planned for ADHC seniors monthly, especially in hot and cold weather. Senior exercise in the hot months is a special challenge, as even the walk to the COA Transportation Bus in the parking lot is about all the heat these frail seniors can take. “The destination must be a cool one and bowling fits the need. Bowling is a cool idea to beat the heat for everyone. This stealth exercise is actually fun, too, “says Debra Dombkowski, LPN, manager of the Adult Day Healthcare Program at the Council on Aging (located near Baptist Hospital). She constantly comes up with great ideas to keep the memory impaired seniors who participate in her program active, even when the heat prohibits their usual forms of active programming like gardening or picnics, horse and buggy rides on Center Street or handing candy to preschoolers at Halloween. Another cool trip she has planned for this fall will be a “Talk Like A Pirate Day” event with our friends from the Fernandina Pirates Club, to be finalized in the coming month for September. Bowling is already scheduled again for August 30.

Kelly Meyle, Grace Moore, and Wendy Hickman

Kelly Meyle, Grace Moore, and Wendy Hickman

The Council on Aging is a 501-c-3 non-profit agency, the highest level of charitable organization. We cheerfully enrich the lives of senior citizens everyday in many ways, delivering critical services to Nassau County seniors in five categories including Meals on Wheels, COA Transportation, In-Home Care, and Adult Day Health Care, while operating two senior recreation centers. The Council on Aging of Nassau is partially funded by grants from Federal, State and local governments plus donations from private individuals to provide programs and services, which are available for all in Nassau County for a fee, or on a sliding scale of payment for qualified clients.

More information is available on our website www.coanassau.com.

Debra Dombkowski, Manager of the Adult Day Care Services, loves caring for seniors. An LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and the ADHC Supervisor, since 2007, she has 37yrs of nursing experience predominantly in the Geriatric Field, plans and runs the entire ADHC program, with a staff of 2 CMA’s and 10 Volunteers. She is certified in CPR/First Aide & ADI (Alzheimers Disease Initiative Training).

Millie Lhotka, Juanitta Tillman, and Gail Bushy

Millie Lhotka, Juanitta Tillman, and Gail Bushy

About The ADHC Program
Established in 1987, the COA has a 24year history serving seniors with Dementia. We are the ONLY ADHC Program in Nassau County. We are licensed by the Agency for Health Administration, reviewed every 2 years. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We are licensed to accommodate 15 seniors. We have some attendees who pay privately at the rate of $12 per hour, and others who are subsidized with assistance through government programs for qualifying seniors through ElderSource.

Program Goal
To provide a safe, secure, fun filled, stimulating day for these compromised and frail seniors as well as to provide much needed and deserved respite for their caregivers.

Structure
Like a pre-school for children, but planned and organized for seniors, we provide a stimulating, caring, fun filled time of activities along with health monitoring of our clients. Vital signs are taken regularly and with close observation by trained staff for changes in behavior and condition. We work closely with caregivers, doctors, therapists, family, friends, case managers and even hospice to care for each senior according to their individual needs, assisting seniors with ADL’s, activities of Daily Living.

Activities
Living Room time & Garden time, Memory and Reminiscing activities, Arts & Crafts, Music, Bingo, Exercise & Balance, Gardening, Fishing, Field Trips, even community service to others (The seniors of the ADHC have been cutting, sorting and mailing manufacturer coupons for military families all over the world. We have received acknowledgment from as far away as Saudi Arabia and Japan) and implementing interaction with young & teen children. Then attendees are served balanced nutritious lunch and hydration is encouraged.

Our overriding goal is to provide quality care to the seniors we serve and continued support to their caregivers, providing our service so they can work or providing respite so that they can care for themselves and enjoy some personal time. This service is open to local citizens, and also visitors, who have completed our intake process.

Testimonials From Attendees Families

“My loved one sleeps so much better at night since attending the ADC Program”(Being active during the day, results in sleeping well later.)

“I’m able to enjoy their company more when we’re back together after some respite time. I return refreshed and ready for anything.”

DHC Seniors and friends enjoy bowling fun.Other Services Provided by COA

FDOT Trained, Safety Certified Drivers also use our handicapped equipped buses to provide Transportation Services to people for trips to meet medical needs, work, activities and errands for a very small co-pay per ride, or sometimes without charge, to qualified Transportation Disadvantaged individuals. We also operate on a Fee-for-Service for Group Activities and Event Trips for COA outings and other trips, with prior planning. COA is not a charter bus service.

In-Home Services of personal care for the individual are provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant. Errands, companionship and homemaker services are provided—however, we are “aides not maids”.

Operating two Senior Centers (West Nassau in Hilliard, and East Nassau in Fernandina Beach) they provide educational programs, classes, art, crafts, music, games, bingo, computer tutoring, exercise, medical screenings, health & wellness, pet therapy, social outings and congregate group meal time. Balanced nutrition directed to the individual’s dietary needs are provide both at the Centers and through Meals on Wheels (driven to the homes by volunteer drivers who also offer friendly social contact and monitoring) if the person is homebound by reason of illness, disability, or isolation.

Amazing volunteers make things happen at the COA and you are invited to join their Circle of Friends by calling (904) 261-0701.

    Meals on Wheels Drivers
    Senior Site Helpers
    ADHC Helpers
    Special Projects
    Friendly Visitors
    Fix-It Volunteers
    Telephone Reassurance
    Administrative Helpers
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Rotary Programs and Funding

Sharon StanleyAmelia Island, FL – The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise welcomed Sharon Stanley, Board member and Foundation chairperson for the club, as their Friday morning speaker to talk about the benefits of contributing to The Rotary Foundation.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Contributions to the Rotary Foundation support both local and global projects identified by Rotarians around the world.

There are thousands of charitable organizations working throughout the world that make a positive impact on those in need. But, The Rotary Foundation is the only charitable organization funded by contributions from Rotarians, for programs and projects identified by Rotarians, and administered by Rotarians at the project site.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a grant to the The Rotary Foundation of $355 million dollars to help eradicate polio. As of June 2010, Rotary has committed more than $900 million to global polio eradication.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30am at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president, Katey Breen, at kateybreen@comcast.net or go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

It is Time for Pancakes for a Good Cause

It is Time for Pancakes for a Good CauseSaturday, July 30th from 8:00 to 10:00 AM brings Pancakes for a Good Cause to Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar on Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

This fun, family event, brings friends and neighbors together for a morning of fun and pancake goodness for only $8.00 per person. All funds raised will be used to benefit local charities.

Don’t worry about getting your tickets ahead of time, this is a walk-up event and everyone is invited!

Applebee’s is located at the corner of 8th Street and Sadler Road on Amelia Island.

Former Blue Angel Speaks to Rotary Members

Pilot Rob

Photo courtesy of photographer, Caroline Blochlinger

Past Blue Angel pilot, Commander Rob Surgeoner speaks to the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise

Amelia Island, FL – The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise welcomed Commander Rob Surgeoner as their Friday morning speaker. Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, Rob now spends his time as the Director of Passenger and Commuter Operations for CSX Transportation in Jacksonville, Florida.

After completing his Blue Angels tour in 1995, Rob returned to NAS Cecil Field as Officer-in-Charge of the S-3B Weapons Training Unit for Commander, Sea Control Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Rob has also served in the Arabian Gulf, and Iraq during his twenty five years of service in the Navy, as well as naval detail in Japan.

In 2007, Rob reported to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, as Operations Officer and Director for the 2008 and 2010 “Birthplace of the Blue Angels” Air Shows. He retired as a Commander in February 2011.

The Blue Angels started in 1946 in Jacksonville, Florida at Craig Field. Currently, the Blue Angels, flying F18 aircraft, perform over seventy-five shows per year, and maintain a support staff of one hundred and sixteen people. Blue Angel pilots, six in total, are highly trained and actually are required to execute one hundred and twenty flights before holding a public performance!

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30am at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president, Katey Breen, at kateybreen@comcast.net or go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

COA Thanks Walmart for Grant Funding

Walmart DonationPictured Left to Right:
John Johnson: Yulee Walmart Store Manager, Robby Mullins: Fernandina Walmart Store Manager, Gail Morgan: COA B.O.D., Darrell Heun: COA B.O.D., Fran Shea: COA B.O.D., Ken Willette: COA Executive Director, Jan Carver: COA B.O.D., Allen Lennon: COA B.O.D., and Mary Pitcher: COA B.O.D.

Nassau County, FL – The Council on Aging of Nassau (COA) has been awarded $50,000 for their Meals on Wheels program, which will help offset the shortfall resulting from many funding cuts. This award will help reduce the waiting list to feed the most needy seniors in our area. Local Walmart store manager, Robby Mullins said, “We are pleased to help the COA and its volunteers who cheerully respond to those in need.”

Walmart Foundation’s Florida State Giving Program awarded 19 nonprofit organizations in Florida who are making a difference in the communities they serve. In paperwork accompanying the happy notification, Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart Director of Public Affairs said, “This special initiative will support organizations that are helping families put nutritious meals on the table and carry out Walmart’s commitment to giving back to communities in which it operates.”

Marla McDaniel, author of the grant, said, “The COA story is one of compassion and service. We are honored to be awarded the Walmart State grant and will use it for the benefit of Nassau County seniors in need of nutritious meals.”

EABC talks Fiscal Fitness at This Month’s Meeting

Oyster Bay Yacht Club in beautiful Oyster Bay Harbour

The European American Business Club this month is meeting at the Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, and this time the agenda is focusing on Fiscal Fitness.
No less then a Panel of 4 distinguished speakers are invited to share their knowledge of fiscal and financial matters, especially focused on small and medium sized businesses.

•    Palmela Brown is Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and is focusing on a personal approach to investing and retirement planning for long term financial goals.
•    Mark Dennis is the President of A1A Wealth Management, an independent financial planning and small business consulting firm. He specializes i working with business owners to build and protect their wealth.
•    Carlos Serrano is the SunTrust Branch Manager on Amelia; SunTrust Banks Inc. is one of the nations largest financial holding companies and serves individual and business owners.
•    Vicki Beaudry; Vicki is Executive Vice President and Senior Lender to First Coast Community Bank. She is perhaps the leading expert in SBA lending in northeast Florida and is quite knowledgeable about the SBA’s export programs.

In just 18 month the European American Business Club has developed into a large and varied membership, representing an impressive diversity of businesses in Nassau County.
Membership is free and the members meet once a month (2nd Wednesday) from 6-8pm in a social club setting with lots of connection opportunities.

Since this month meeting venue in beautiful Oyster Bay Harbour allows for a capacity beyond the one hundred plus members, the Club invites non members to come check it out. Cover charge for hors d’oeuvres is $15 p/p and there is a cash bar.

New Rotary Officers Now in Place

New Rotary Officers Now in Place

Click to enlarge this photo by Helmut Albrecht

Right to left: New President Katey Breen, Treasurer Karyn Hartke, Secretary Vic Buscaino,
Sergeant At Arms Suzanne McLeod, President-Elect Christal Fish,

Chairs: Sharon Stanley, Caroline Blochlinger, Mark Dennis, Julie McCracken and outgoing president Art Shuster.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets for breakfast every Friday 7:30am – 8:30am at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Everyone is invited!

They support many local charities and causes and have reported that in fiscal year 2010/2011 (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011), the Sunrise Club has contributed thousands of dollars in total and a minimum of $100.00 to each of the following organizations:

    Boys & Girls club of Fernandina
    Exchange Student Program
    Micah’s Place
    Council on Aging
    Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
    Paul Harris Commitment
    Haiti Relief
    Oceans of Reading
    Big Brothers Big Sisters
    Mercy Ships
    Amelia Island Jazz Festival
    Nassau County Schools
    Baptist Health Extension

For more information on how to become part of a great Club, which is making a difference in our community, go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

Volunteer With the Council on Aging

Volunteer With the Council on AgingVolunteers at the Council on Aging of Nassau County are an important part of their Circle of Friends Volunteer Group and COA truly appreciates the volunteers who sow their “Seeds of Service.”

If you are looking for an organization to donate your talents to, the COA has several areas where your skills may be a perfect fit.

Meals on Wheels Delivery Drivers:
These dedicated men and women pick up meals at the senior center and drive a route dropping off meals for a week for a homebound senior, sharing a conversation with the recipient and giving COA feedback if follow up is needed.

Senior Site Helpers:
Helping with activities, games, and projects or serving meals, these happy people share in the activities of the day at either senior center. Artists & teachers also come in to share their skills.

Adult Day Healthcare Helpers:
Dedicated people share in the duties of our Alzheimer/Dementia clients (only at the Fernandina Beach location) and assist with field trips or activities. Pianists, teachers are also welcome.

Administrative Aides:
Data entry/typing/computer work, or a just smiling face at our reception desk in the afternoon-answering the phone and assisting walk-in visitors seeking COA information.

Special Projects & Special Events:
We welcome talented individuals to help with our Fall Celebration Gala, and many other projects or events that present themselves.

Fix-It Volunteers:
Handy men and women gather to help with chores around the senior’s house or yard, doing chores like building wheelchair ramps, replacing toilet parts or weeding. Church groups are welcomed to help complete these necessary projects to allow seniors to stay in their homes.

Telephone Reassurance:
Seniors living alone worry about falling and not being able to get up, or not having anyone around to call 911. Volunteers install devices which connect to a pendant worn by the senior, which when pressed, calls 911 or calls 4 preset phone numbers (relatives or friends), which provides some reassurance. Volunteers work in teams of two while installing this equipment. (No special technological background is required to join this team).

Friendly Visitors, Telephone Pals:
Volunteers and clients are matched to make new friends. Some volunteers call and come over to visit the senior weekly, providing companionship and friendship as well as being a caring listening ear. Sometimes friends even have lunch. Other volunteers share a phone call weekly to chat and to help their seniors stay connected, and provide feedback to COA.

To participate in more areas please call Frances Bartelt at (904) 261-0701 x102.

Drivers Needed for Meals on Wheels

Drivers Needed for Meals on WheelsNassau County, FL – Remember a long time ago when a good western movie was something you could really sink your teeth into like a thick juicy steak? When you were watching those wonderful old cowboy movies, and something bad was happening, and the suspense was building and building and it was NOT LOOKING GOOD. When you knew you needed a hero…

Then, just in the nick of time the guys in the white hats would appear on the horizon and we sat back a little in our seats, hopeful… and then the hero just took care of the whole nasty situation. What a relief!

Well, we have a situation right here, right now that is not looking good and we need a hero, actually two would even be better. A hero and his best friend would even work. Here’s the plot outline: While our East Nassau Senior Center is fully staffed with Meals on Wheels drivers, MOW drivers are desperately needed for the Hilliard location Council on Aging Office in the west.

Temporary help or recurring help would be most appreciated for this “less than half day” volunteer job that brings nutrition and companionship to our homebound seniors, and their pets. On the Westside of Nassau County there are 75 Meals on Wheels clients and 12 clients who receive Soup Train (a temporary solution to the waiting list on Meals on Wheels). Twenty five of these clients receive Meals on Wheels for their pets, when their food is delivered.

One 95 year old gentleman has an outdoor cat, and another with macular degeneration has 2 cats and one dog—both have children out of town and live alone. They, and others like them, look forward to the weekly visit of their Meals on Wheels driver, who brings the food and also a kind word and a smile. That’s what we need—drivers appearing on the horizon to save the day, just like in the movies, like back in the olden days of the good guy cowboys. It’s the west and we need a hero, and please bring a friend!

It’s a perfect opportunity to connect with someone less fortunate on these hot and smoky days we are all contending with. Hot weather does not diminish hunger! So please think about it—if it’s too hot to golf, or you’re bored of sitting with your buddies at the VFW or other local hang out—it’s a perfect “guy thing” to volunteer in this capacity: you get to enjoy the open road like the cowboys of the past and bring some chow to your fellow man. Not the Pony Express exactly, but kinda like it, maybe. Your dog can ride along. Remember, there were pet stars back then, too.

It could be a couples/date kind of thing for anyone who is retired and looking for a way to give back on a weekday—you could treat yourselves to a lovely breakfast and “get on the road again” like Willie Nelson, delivering meals to a lonely senior, or several seniors on a short route. No need to think back to the nostalgic days of the covered wagons—enjoy your car’s AC blasting that cold air!

Without volunteer drivers these people cannot receive their nutrition, as they are unable to leave their homes to go out and get food. Please call 904-845-3331 and ask for Linda Rodgers if you think you might be able to deliver Meals on Wheels on the west side of Nassau County, once or on a recurring schedule. We know you’re out there, HERO. White hat optional, but suit yourself.

For more information: visit www.coanassau.com or 37002 Ingham Road in Hilliard, Florida or call (904) 845-3331 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Rotary Club of AI Sunrise Installs New President

Katey Breen

Katey Breen photo courtesy of StudioCBPhotography.com

Amelia Island, FL – The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise will install Katey Breen as incoming president of the morning Rotary club in an Installation of Officers event on Friday, June 24th, at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Breakfast meeting starts promptly at 7:30am.

Katey was the first female member of the Rochester, New York Rotary Club and has been active in Rotary ever since. Recently, Katey traveled to India with a team of other committed Rotarians to help immunize children against polio. Last year, Katey represented Rotary in Nicaragua, where she and five others from the The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise helped to provide a clean water filtration system. Katey worked in leadership roles in non-profit organizations for most of her career, most recently as the Fund Development Director for Micah’s Place Domestic Violence Center.

Incoming officers include: President Katey Breen, President-Elect Christal Fish, Secretary Vic Buscaino, Treasurer Karyn Hartke, Seargant At Arms Suzanne McLeod, and Foundation Chair Sharon Stanley.

Outgoing officers include: President Art Shuster, Past president Chip Townsend, Secretary Scott Jackson, Treasurer Karyn Hartke, Seargant At Arms Larry Ogilvie, and Foundation Chair Christal Fish.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30am at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or attending a meeting please contact District PR Chair, Deb Cottle at 904-556-9289.

Fernandina Pirate Club Blood Drive June 18th

Fernandina Pirate Club Blood Drive June 18thFernandina Pirates Club is hosting a blood drive for the Georgia Florida Blood Alliance on Saturday June 18th. The event will be held at the Chilis in Yulee, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

The Pirates Club was recently honored with the number two rating for an organization that produces the most usable blood for the Alliance in our region. So, who beat the Pirates on donations? It was the Jacksonville Jaguars!

Come on out Saturday and donate your blood to help save lives… and help the Pirates beat the Jaguars for donations!

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