Issue 31 July 30

Our guest speaker last week was Tad Delegal, President of the Jacksonville Bar Association.  There are approximately 2000 judges and attorneys in this professional group, which was founded in 1897. Jacksonville Bar Association members have similar goals to SBMC — they value community collaboration, charitable fundraising and business networking.

One of the highlights of last week’s meeting was the Youth Achiever Program check presentation.  We had a record year with this club raising more than $31,000 for our YAP college scholarships!  Again, thank you to Juan Pertierra who hit the hole-in-one! Sincere appreciation goes out to the members of the committee (chaired by Nico Hogeveen) and many business sponsors that made this event successful. I’d also like to personally recognize the following individuals for their role in this amazing program:

  • Fred Harford, 4th Vice President at the time who came up with the idea.
  • Gene Bushor, who approved the start of the Youth Achiever Program when he was SBMC President in 1994.
  • Crump Kirby, who started the golf tournament to raise money for the scholarships.
  • Jay Cann, who has been the director of the tournament since its inception 22 years ago.

Remember, from now until the end of September, members who don’t eat lunch will have the $10 meeting fee waived.

Our guest speaker this week is Dennis Bair, CEO of the BairFind Foundation.  His organization is revolutionizing the process of finding missing children around the country.

See you Wednesday!

Julie Clements
2017 SBMC President

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