Volunteering Jacksonville Presidents Message Archive

Issue 155, Dec 4

I want to thank everyone who came out and volunteered yesterday for Christmas Kids at the Target in Mandarin. We had 45 kids and it was great to see everyone in the holiday spirit. This week we have our annual meeting where we will vote on the Slate of Officers for 2023. Last week we […]


Issue 154, Nov 27

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We are officially in the Holiday Season! Check out the calendar and get signed up for the great events that we have coming up. Sponsor a child for Christmas Kids and come out and volunteer this Saturday at the Target in Mandarin. Don’t forget about booking your […]


Issue 153, Nov 20

Last week we welcomed Joanne Connell and Samantha Sykes from the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. They gave us an update on the facility, what events take place at it, and recent updates and additions that have been made. Most recently, a covered arena and new barns were installed to protect from the Florida summer heat. Ms. […]


Issue 152, Nov 13

Last week we had our annual Wine Tasting and Trivia by our very own First Vice President, Jeanne Maron, owner of The Gifted Cork. We had a good friendly competition and I think that we all learned something. Thank you, Jeanne for hosting and giving everyone a Gifted Cork glass. We are approaching the holiday […]


Issue 151, Nov 6

Last week we welcomed Dr. Quinton White, Jacksonville University Professor, who gave us an update on the health of the St. John’s River. Dr. White emphasized how the growth of Jacksonville and surrounding areas directly impact the river. The river is 310 miles long and drains 1/6 of the state. Because of the size and […]


Issue 150, Oct 30

Last week we welcomed Sgt. Dylan Bryan from the Florida Highway Patrol. Sgt. Bryan gave us an update on what specifically the agency does. He also explained what some of the specialty units that fall under the agency do, such as the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, K-9, interdiction, and air units. They just don’t sit […]


Issue 148, Oct 23

Last week we heard from Jay Stowe, Managing Director and CEO of JEA. He gave us some insight on why the rising cost was so drastic in the last few months, due to fuel surcharges. He also took many questions from the members. Most notably was the update on Plant Vogle units 3 & 4. […]


Issue 147, Oct 16

Last week we welcomed Curt LoGiudice, Executive Director and Curator of The Catty Shack Ranch. LoGiudice gave us an update on how he started with a 5 acre plot of land and how he has turned that into a now 240 acre facility that cares for almost 40 animals. He has done all of this […]


Issue 146, Oct 9

Last week we heard from Aundra Wallace of JaxUSA Partnership. Key takeaways from his talk were how JaxUSA smooths the way for businesses to move operations to the Jacksonville area. Aundra Wallace shared that the Jax area has seen 1500+ new jobs and over $473 million in capital investments just in 2022 alone. Mike Best […]


Issue 145, October 2

Last week our meeting was cancelled due to Hurrican Ian. I hope you all fared well through the storm and stayed safe. We look forward to seeing you back this week as we welcome Aundra Wallace of JaxUSA Partnership. Don’t forget to check our calendar and get signed up for all the great events we […]


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