Volunteering Jacksonville Presidents Message Archive

Issue 96 October 17

Our club calendar is pretty busy over the next few months with our JROTC Charity Clay Shoot, Annual Car Show, Veterans’ Day Parade, Christmas Kids, and holiday party all giving members a chance to get involved. I hope to see many members at each of these events as we give back to the community and […]


Issue 95 October 10

Last week we welcomed Fourth Judicial Circuit Judge Adrian Soud to our meeting when he brought us up to date with the current operations at the Duval County courthouse. A lot has changed since we had public defender, Charlie Cofer, last month. For example; because of COVID, up until October 5th, nobody was granted a […]


Issue 94 October 3

Last week we welcomed one of SBMC’s own, Paul Bednar and his wife Alicia who talked to us about K9s For Warriors, specifically their experience in being volunteer “puppy raisers” for the organization. They have taken in several puppies over the last three years and pre-trained them before the dogs return to K9s For Warriors […]


Issue 93 September 26

Last week we celebrated our Past Presidents. It was fun to hear the old stories and what they believe makes our club a great place. I highly recommend that you check out our upcoming events and see how to get involved, or get back involved and catch up with friends that you haven’t seen recently! […]


Issue 92 September 19

Last week we welcomed our public defender for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida which serves Duval, Clay & Nassau Counties, Charlie Cofer. Mr. Cofer gave us an update on what the public defender’s office has been going through the past year and a half due to the pandemic. With the courts being closed last […]


Issue 91 September 12

Last week we welcomed SBMC’s very own networking guru and past president, Jepp Walter. Jepp gave us some insight on the “do’s and don’ts” of networking and how you should conduct yourself at unfamiliar networking events. The biggest takeaway is that one should always listen. One great tip was: When you you just meet a […]


Issue 90 September 5

Last week we welcomed Bob Ohrablo from the Jacksonville Icemen, who told us about their plans to promote all levels of hockey in Jacksonville. Join us at our upcoming Member Hangout on September 23 at Seven Bridges at Tinseltown. We also look forward to seeing you this Wednesday when our very own Jepp Walter will […]


Issue 89 August 29

Last week we welcomed Jeff Price via virtual meeting as we learned more about the Jacksonville Port Authority and how it assists in making Jacksonville a global shipping hub. I want to thank everyone who came out to the flag retirement ceremony or provided flags to be retired. It was a great event that the […]


Issue 88 August 22

Last week we welcomed Jim Overton, Duval County Tax Collector. Mr. Overton discussed the fact that Jacksonville, due to consolidation, varies and has a more complex network than other cities and municipalities in Florida. One way to accommodate residents of Duval county is to “drive productivity by using technology”. Mr. Overton talked about the new […]


Issue 87 August 15

Last week we held what I believe to be one of our best programs of the year, our Public Service Awards. It’s always great to recognize the men and women who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. This year it was also very nice to see so many of our members in attendance. I […]


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