Volunteering Jacksonville Presidents Message Archive

Issue 181, June 4, 2023

This week at our Wednesday meeting, we heard from Senator Clay Yarborough. He began his speech with a few trivia questions about Florida. There are 67 counties in Florida. Session lasts 60 days, and on March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state of the US. In Florida, you are never further than 30 miles […]

Issue 180, May 28, 2023

This past Wednesday, we heard from Chief Federal Judge Timothy Corrigan. Corrigan is a longtime Jacksonville native, living on the Southside of Jacksonville for 40 years. The position of Federal Judge is by nomination by the President of the United States, and must be confirmed by the Senate. They handle many types of cases but […]

Issue 179, May 21, 2023

This week we heard from Dr. Bradlee Robbert, Director of Operations of UF Health Proton Therapy. Robbert shared the successes of the past ten years, and how they have helped over 10,000 patients tackle their specific cancers with their state-of-the-art technology of focusing proton rays to precise cancer locations, avoiding burns and unnecessary harm to […]

Issue 178, May 14, 2023

This week we heard from Lisa Rinaman, the St. John’s Riverkeeper. She caught us up with an overview of her responsibility, and some of the major items affecting pollution and issues for our precious waterway. There are 15 riverkeepers like Lisa in the state. Her area runs from Mayport to Welaka (West of Palatka). Her […]

Issue 177, May 7, 2023

This past Wednesday, we awarded seven scholarships to some very talented college students and JROTC members. They received a combined $32,000, from our efforts of SBMC’s fundraising activities. We can be proud to brag about the over $500,000 we have awarded to our young adults over the years. A huge thank you to Howard Caplan, […]

Issue 176, April 30, 2023

This past week at our SBMC meeting, we heard from Tony Davis, Crestcom Leadership Training. He gave us a wonderful overview and reminder of what’s important when being a good leader and that one needs to be well rounded and polished in all areas or other categories will suffer. Davis went over the six categories […]

Issue 175, April 23, 2023

This week our guest speaker was Matt Berseth of NLP Logix who gave our members an eye opening and informative look at Artificial Intelligence and how it will affect the workplace of the future. This year’s return to the TPC was a huge success and I want to personally thank each and every member who […]

Issue 174, April 16, 2023

This past Wednesday we had a nice turnout to hear from Bill Herrle, Executive Director, Florida, of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. His organization focuses on representing the best interests of small business and lobbying the government to make change. He told us about many of the priorities going on in the legislature, primarily […]

Issue 173, April 9, 2023

This past Wednesday’s meeting, we heard from Mark Van Loh, CEO of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. He gave us a great overview of what to look for at the four area airports under his supervision. The largest project underway is the revamping of the security checkpoint at JIA. Wait time can sometimes exceed 45 minutes […]

Issue 172, April 03

This week at our lunch meeting, we heard from Ernie Hamilton, Regional Executive Director of Children’s Home Society of Florida. Ernie shared some great information about his nonprofit organization and got us excited about helping them to clean up their large campus at the corner of Spring Park Road and San Diego Road. The organization […]

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