Volunteering Jacksonville Presidents Message Archive

Issue 207, November 26, 2023

Have a wonderful week and please join us this Wednesday when we hear from Eric Mann from the YMCA. Help us celebrate the season and remember to bring a door prize! Respectfully, Jeanne Maron 2023 President

Issue 206, November 19, 2023

This week at our general meeting, we heard from Dr. Dana Kriznar, Interim Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools. Kriznar spoke on the 2020 Strategic Plan that the school board and leadership is using as a guideline. They are: • LITERACY: DCPS will improve from the bottom quartile of Florida Standards Assessment reading and writing […]

Issue 205, November 12, 2023

At our meeting this past week, we heard from Steve Kelley, of Downtown Investment Authority. Steve Kelley began his talk by acknowledging the significant changes that had occurred in the past two years. He highlighted the ongoing development activities in Jacksonville, even in the midst of a challenging economy. Kelley emphasized the city’s position as […]

Issue 204, November 5, 2023

Can you believe we are in November? How time flies when you are having fun. We did have fun at this last meeting. I hosted the annual Wine Tasting and Trivia and everyone in the room got into the competition. Four different wines were served, and everyone went away with some new wine knowledge. We […]

Issue 203, October 29, 2023

This past week, we heard from Brent Martineau, WJAX Sports Director. Brent is extremely busy with his commitments hosting the Monday night All Access Jaguar Show, his three-hour radio show weekdays from 3-6pm on 690AM, and of course, his sports traveling and reporting on a daily basis. He also hinted he is launching a new […]

Issue 202, October 22, 2023

This week at our club meeting, we heard Kevin Sosa, Alumni Manager of Wounded Warrior. Sosa is in charge of the yearly Trunk-or-Treat, as well as other support programs. His background and service to our country is vast. He joined the US Army at the age of 18 and served three combat tours in Iraq […]

Issue 201, October 16, 2023

Wow! What a weekend! Saturday, we had a wonderful turnout for the annual Car Show, this year at the Jacksonville Sports Car Museum. Many of our members attended and a lot of the potential community also supported the event. Way to go, Adam Canni! Sunday, we had our annual Tailgate Party at the Jags/Colts game. […]

Issue 200, October 8, 2023

Rick Mullaney, Director of Public Policy at Jacksonville University, last week delved into the nuances of leadership in the realm of public policy in a captivating talk. Drawing from a rich tapestry of personal experience and using the backdrop of Jacksonville’s own evolution, he spotlighted pivotal leadership principles that have been instrumental in shaping successful […]

Issue 199, October 1, 2023

This week at our meeting, Toney Sleiman, CEO of Sleiman Enterprises, spoke to us about the happenings in his company and a little about his political views of our city. One of his priorities is helping churches to remodel, build or occupy old buildings needing a tenant (like malls). Toney has a great relationship with […]

Issue 198, September 24, 2023

I’m so happy to see a such a great turnout at this past week’s meeting when we heard John Wood, CEO of Sally Dark Rides make his presentation. Wood was informative and engaging. He and a few friends started 45 years ago in his garage in Venetia. His idea was to make moving and talking […]

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