Volunteering Jacksonville Presidents Message Archive

Issue 48 December 9th

Our speaker this past Wednesday was Michael Corrigan, President and CEO of Visit Jacksonville. This is an excellent organization which promotes tourism and economic development to our great city of Jacksonville. Visit Jacksonville has a program called “Bring It Home, Jax” in which you can assist in recruiting groups and conventions you are associated with […]


Issue 47 December 2nd

Our speaker this past Wednesday was Bill Spann, Director of Military Affairs, City of Jacksonville. He and his team help Veterans from all branches of the service with almost any help, concerns, or advice. His office gave in excess of $25,000,000 to assist Veterans in many areas. Dealing with the multitude of channels in each […]


Issue 46 November 25th

I hope you all enjoyed a great holiday with family and friends. We are back in the swing of things this week and our guest speaker is Bill Spann, Director of Military Affairs, City of Jacksonville. Bill spoke to our club last year and we are looking forward to hearing an update on all the […]


Issue 45 November 18th

Our guest speaker last week was a familiar face to SBMC. Bill Hay is the host of the WBOB radio show I’m Speaking Plainly. After just coming out of the midterm election season, Bill had some relevant points to make about the political climate in Duval County. Remember, the club is not meeting this Wednesday. […]


Issue 44 November 11th

Our annual Public Safety Awards meeting was last week and it is always one of the best meetings of the year because we get to honor the men and women that go above and beyond to keep our communities safe and the Sheriff’s Department running at top-notch. Congressman John Rutherford and Sheriff Mike Williams joined […]


Issue 43 November 4th

We took a break from our typical meeting agenda last week and enjoyed some time learning about the various types of wine with Jeanne Maron. Jeanne is well versed in the wine industry and owns a shop in St. Augustine, The Gifted Cork. She offered a great presentation and we’ll look forward to having her […]


Issue 42 October 28th

This week our Guest Speaker was Former Mayor the Honorable John Delaney. Among other things he spoke about was the efficiency of how our consolidated city government is as compared to other cities that try to follow this model. This week was also Past President’s Day. Every year, SBMC reserves one meeting out of the […]


Issue 41 October 21st

Our speaker Jerry Holland, Duval County Property Appraiser, spoke about the amendments that will be on the upcoming ballot. Jerry was very informative reviewing all 13 and included the bundles in several of them. He made the point that some folks that don’t want any changes go down the ballots voting NO for everything. If […]


Issue 40 October 14th

We had a great meeting last week with guest speaker Amanda Videll, Public Information Officer for Jacksonville’s FBI office located on Gate Parkway. Amanda gave an overview of the agency’s mission and priorities which include economic espionage, counter-terrorism and cyber attacks. We learned that this region’s FBI division is the fastest growing in the country […]


Issue 39 October 7th

City Councilman Matt Schellenberg was our guest speaker last week and we received a great overview of the specific projects he is passionate about for the Mandarin area. Road improvements are a top priority for Councilman Schellenberg, as the growth in the area has required improvements on current infrastructure and ideas on new traffic patterns. […]


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