Volunteering Jacksonville Presidents Message Archive

Issue 232, June 9, 2024

In the world of business, success often hinges on the strength of our professional relationships. Networking is not just about exchanging business cards; it’s about forging meaningful connections that can lead to new opportunities, valuable partnerships, and long-lasting professional growth. This week, we have a fantastic opportunity to expand our networks and connect with like-minded […]


Issue 231, June 2, 2024

This coming week, there will be no meeting. As you know, our meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. This means we will have two consecutive weeks off. Have a great week and see you on the 12th! I have been an early adopter of ChatGPT and use it regularly. […]


Issue 230, May 26, 2024

I just returned from my vacation in Rome, Naples, Greece and Turkey. It was amazing to see all the history and ruins going as far back as 2500 years ago. My wife and I had scheduled this trip in February 2020 with a cruise date of May 2021. Well as you know that was a […]


Issue 229, May 19, 2024

At our last meeting we awarded our YAP scholarships to Maria Eisman from UF, Madison Gonzalez from UF, Dariyn House from FSU and our JROTC award winner was Jada Peyton from Savannah State University., they are the reasons we do what we do! Come out Monday & help raise funds for next year’s YAP recipients […]


Issue 228, May 12, 2024

At this week’s meeting we welcomed this year’s YAP awardees, Maria Eisman from University of Florida, Madison Gonzalez from University of Florida, Dariyn House from Florida State University and our JROTC award winner was Jada Peyton from Savannah State University. Miss Peyton was not able to join us to receive her award. We would like […]


Issue 227, May 5, 2024

Looking forward to this Wednesday’s luncheon where we will be handing out the YAP Scholarship Awards to well deserving recipients! You definitely don’t want to miss one of the most rewarding events of the year. These kids have worked so hard to earn the awards and it is one of the best parts about our […]


Issue 226, April 28, 2024

Ken Petch, our First Vice President, invited his new neighbor, Clayton Wolfe, to speak about his career in the US Coast Guard at our past meeting. Clayton Wolfe’s talk focused on his personal and professional journey. Born and raised in Las Vegas, he had a very normal upbringing with both parents being schoolteachers. After high […]


Issue 225, April 21, 2024

Thank you to everyone who volunteered last Friday at HabiJax ReStore. We spent our time assembling lamps and chandeliers, organizing carpet squares, and enjoying the company of fellow members—all in support of a great cause. Please join us in welcoming Senior Chief Clayton Wolfe, USCG, as our next speaker. Currently serving as the Executive Officer […]


Issue 224, April 14, 2024

In our recent meeting at San Jose Country Club, we had a good time and good food. The head table was graced by notable guests including James Lampke of NetTech Consultants Inc, Charles McBurney of Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A., Chris Miller, Jax City Council Member, and our speaker, Florida State Senator Clay Yarborough. For an […]


Issue 223, April 7, 2024

Our upcoming speaker Clay Yarborough Florida State Senate will be giving us his Florida Legislation Update. I did a little research and see Yarborough sponsored a little ole bill Florida Senate Bill 254 “Florida Senate Bill 254 (SB 254) is a law that prohibits gender-affirming care for anyone under the age of 18, places restrictions […]


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