Volunteering Jacksonville Presidents Message Archive

Issue 72 May 2

Last week we welcomed 25 year Navy veteran and retired Captain Daniel Bean. Mr. Bean serves on many boards in the Jacksonville community. He briefly touched on his involvement with K9’s For Warriors and its’ partnership with Firewatch, a program that pairs veterans with a “watch stander” mentor and works on healing veterans with PTSD. […]


Issue 71 April 25

If you missed last weeks meeting with Chief Keith Powers of the JFRD you missed a great presentation. Chief Powers taught us how advanced JFRD is and how they are leading the country, and in some cases the world, with their life-saving techniques and investments in technology and their people. Did you know that JFRD […]


Issue 70 April 18

This week we welcomed Craig Smith from the Alhambra Dinner Theatre. If you have not been to a show there I highly recommend it, and they have some excellent shows coming up – check them out at Home – Alhambra Theatre & Dining (alhambrajax.com). Please remember to update your address on our website and, if […]


Issue 69 April 11

This week Ed Malin spoke to us about the Two Titmice Foundation. Mr. Malin gave us a glimpse into his personal inspiration for forming the foundation and funding it through the sale of Two Titmice Vodka! Each year 300,000 women and men alike are diagnosed with breast cancer. The Two Titmice Foundation helps those who […]


Issue 68 April 4

We had the pleasure of hosting Mayor Lenny Curry for a Q&A session at this week’s meeting. Mayor Curry discussed a variety of topics including Jacksonville’s response to the COVID pandemic starting a year ago through his most recent decision to end the mask mandate. He also explained that he feels that the population of […]


Issue 67 March 28

This week we welcomed Dr. Kristy Harvell, owner of Health By Design, who spoke to us about adrenal stress in the multiple stages we may all be in. She also discussed ways that we can alleviate our stress and help to get our correct cortisol cycle. This is the highest in the morning and tapers […]


Issue 66 March 21

This week we welcomed Lisa Rinaman of St. John’s Riverkeeper who told us about the changes going on on the St. John’s River and talked to us about what we can do to help this vital natural resource. Next week we welcome Dr. Kristy Harvell of Health By Design Brandon Stanko 2021 President


Issue 65 March 14

This week we welcomed Former Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, who spoke to us about the issues small business owners face in the current political climate. She explained that many involved in the political process have lost view of the fact that they are our representatives, not our leaders. It is up to us to keep […]


Issue 64 March 7

This week we welcomed Jake Gordon with Downtown Vision. Jake talked to us about the exciting events in downtown Jacksonville, including the fact that the number of residents has increased each year and more businesses are moving downtown. We had a great Meet-A-Member at Standard Feed and Seed, thank you to everyone who joined us. […]


Issue 63 February 28

This week we welcomed Aaron Bean for his annual trivia day. Everyone had a great time at the meeting and went home with some awesome swag. Join us on Wednesday to hear Jake Gordon of Downtown Vision, Inc. Also, please plan to attend our first Meet a Member at Standard Feed and Seed on March […]


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