The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise recently welcomed four new members, and had a guest speaker from Operation New Uniform.
Pictured (first image) from left to right are Dan and Regan Westra and Dr. Peter Williams along with club president Stan Fishburn. Dan was active in Rotary in North Carolina and Regan is starting a retail business here. Peter is a retired cardiologist.
Carolyn Byrd, who works with Amelia Urgent Care is pictured first, left to right, with Sandy Rogers of the Rotary District, Carolyn Byrd, Vicki Beaudry club membership chair and Stan Fishburn, in the second picture.
Another recent Rotary club of Amelia Island Sunrise activity was when Kim Bynum, with Operation New Uniform, recently gave a presentation on the non-profit organization. It was started two years ago in Jacksonville when Justin Justice and several others recognized the need for a program to help military veterans and their families transition to civilian life and work.
Veterans are taught skills to help them grow within an organization. Their training program helps them with resumes, interviewing, job search, networking and related activities in job transitioning, and they literally get a new business suit “uniform” upon graduation. Operation New Uniform enjoys a job placement success of over 90%. Rotarians found the presentation interesting and informative. Rotary is an international service organization with clubs in over 200 countries. The Amelia Island Sunrise Club meets Fridays at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club at 7:30.
Rotary is an international service organization with over 34,000 clubs world-wide. The Amelia Island Sunrise Club meets Fridays at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club at 7:30.