Volunteering Jacksonville Presidents Message Archive

Issue 84 July 25

Last week we welcomed Dr. Diana Greene, Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools. Dr. Green brought us up to date with the county’s current statistics. Having the 20th largest school district with 127,000 students, Dr. Greene mentioned that the district’s main focus currently is to get the majority of students signed back up for “brick […]

Issue 83 July 18

Last week we welcomed Cord Byrd, who gave us an update on the actions being taken by our Representatives in Tallahassee. If you missed it, you missed out! I would like to ask everyone who reads this message to mark your calendars for August 22, 2021. We will be hosting the first SBMC flag retirement […]

Issue 82 July 11

Last week we unfortunately had to cancel our regular weekly meeting due to Hurricane Elsa. I hope you all fared well during the storm. If you plan on attending our SBMC Night at the Ballpark, please make sure to purchase your tickets on our website prior to this week’s meeting on July 14! Please join […]

Issue 81 July 4

Last week we welcomed Mike Buresh, who talked to us about the tropical weather patterns in Jacksonville and what combining factors create an active hurricane season. I would like to invite you all to our family day at the ballpark on July 25, beginning at 6:30pm. I hope to see members and guests alike at […]

Issue 80 June 27

Last week we welcomed Nat Ford, CEO of JTA who talked to us about all the responsibilities the transit authority manages, not only in Jacksonville but throughout Northeast Florida. Ford briefly talked about the possibility of bringing on and purchasing an electric ferry for Mayport in order to one day replace the current aging ferry. […]

Issue 79 June 20

Last week we welcomed Sheriff Mike Williams, who talked about the many things the Sheriff’s Department is doing to keep Jacksonville and Duval County safe. Our Annual Crump Kirby YAP Golf Tournament is this Monday – I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible out there. If you can’t make the […]

Issue 78 June13

This past week we welcomed Ken Babby, Owner of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Mr. Babby also owns the Double-A team Akron Rubber Ducks and serves on many boards in Ohio and Northeast Florida. Babby spoke on the challenges of the previous year and how the franchise dealt with COVID-19. The Shrimp were able to uphold […]

Issue 77 June 6

Last week we welcomed Jay Stowe, CEO of JEA. Did you know that JEA is one of the largest utility companies in the country? JEA has a renewed focus on the future of the utility industry and Jacksonville, and how they can better serve their customers. We have a lot of great events this month […]

Issue 76 May 30

Last week we welcomed Melissa Nelson and Alan Mizrahi from the State Attorney’s office, who gave us an informative presentation on how the criminal justice system works and what our State’s Attorney is doing to make the system work better. Additionally, we welcomed our scholarship recipients who told us how receiving the scholarship has impacted […]

Issue 75 May 23

Last week we welcomed the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League. If you haven’t been to a Sharks game, I highly recommend it. The action and entertainment is non-stop. If you needed more reasons to support the team, the Sharks are invested in Jacksonville business with many opportunities for businesses to become involved. Although […]

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