Meeting Update 12/10/18

Boat Show: Our position is secure for next year. Rande is working with the promoters to determine if we should have one location instead of two

Christmas Party: 28 people attended; presented Alma with Christmas check, almost $300

Kettle Drive $548 collected

Happy Dollars:

  • Bill: happy to bring family to Christmas party and share personal Christmas story from time in the military; Southside Church presentation coming up Fri, Sat, Sun night, tickets are free
  • Bob Young: Christmas Party
  • John: Friend recovering

50/50: $8 won by Rande

Fair Update:

Rande believes the job has become more complex and requires significant trust and deserves more compensation to the club.

Current compensation $5,800 for the past ~4 years; this is ~ $10.17

The fair also provide a $1,000 donation in the club’s name


  1. Business as usual, continue as currently negotiated
  2. Decline to participate any more
  3. Update compensation ($9,800 ?) Take that money and offer a certain amount ($1,500 ?) to other Kiwanis clubs to take shifts (Arlington, Westside,

Meeting Update 8-13-18


  • Still 20% of ticket-taking spaces to fill
  • Please reach out to anyone who could volunteer to fill a spot
  • 10/31 FIRST DAY



  • Rande met with school’s liason, who is very excited about participating
  • Lunchroom / auditorium is larger than Ft. Caroline was
  • This year notification of the program will go to parents sooner
  • Only 460 students in this school (Ft. Caroline had over 700)
  • First event in January 2019
  • Cupcakes for morning show
  • Afternoon show will be pizza


No Update For:

  • Aktion Club
  • Membership
  • Website
  • Safe Harbor
  • Interclub



Craig was the winner!



Mary Bishop

Outreach Manager, Healthy Community North Florida, Special Olympics Florida




Meeting Update 6-30-18

  • Aktion Club: coloring books and crayons last week; Cheyenne may have new project for next month.
  • Bugs: Rande will be meeting with new school in the coming months
  • Fair: Sign ups are going well; 20 shifts still open
  • Interclub: next up: Fernandina – probably in September
  • Fair 2nd Annual Charity Sporting Clay Shoot: Thursday, September 6, Early Bird Registration ends 8/01; 4 people per team

Speaker: cancelled at the last minute.

Meeting Update 5-21-18

Fair Update

  • Sign-Up Board Coming Soon
  • Please be thinking about additional volunteers who can assist, since our membership numbers are lower.


  • Cancelled for this week. Will be rescheduled.

Membership Update:

  • Please respond to email sent by Cheyenne


Richard Dodson

  • Richard Dodson, Deputy Office Manager
  • Seniors vs. Crime Project
  • This organization is looking for volunteers!
  • (904) 310-3226

Meeting Update 4-16-18

Aktion Club:

  • Craft and Lunch last week
  • Craig will head-up the July meeting, volunteers welcome

Boat Show Update:

  • Over $700 in tips.
  • Sold 1,392 Bud Lights
  • This was a very successful event for the club!
  • Thank you to everyone for participating

Eliminate Donation:

  • Bill Crawford was recognized for a $300 personal donation to the Eliminate Program
  • Our club has contributed $2,400 to this project since 2014


  • May 21st
  • Fernandina Beach

Duval County 4-H Foundation Annual Dinner and Auction:

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm
  • Location: Duval County Extension Office
  • Tickets $25 / Sponsor Table for $250
  • The event provides funding for training and scholarships

Guest Speaker:

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  • Jaxport (Jacksonville Port Authority)
  • Nancy Rubin, Senior Director of Communications


Meeting Notes 4/09/18

Golf Tournament Update:

  • Need Hole Sponsors and Players

Beverage Sales at Boat Show Update:

  • Rande has distributed the schedule and guidelines. PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES
    • Second Shift please arrive 10-15 minutes early
  • Parking:  Names will be on a list for parking (no passes)
  • Drink Prices $5 for beer or wine, $1 for water, $2 for Coke / Diet Coke



  • Officer Mike Rourke, JSO Community Engagement
  • Crime Prevention Unit


Meeting Notes 3/05/18


3/2 Tom and John


Thursday, 3/15 at 12:00 at Cross Creek Restaurant

Golf Tournament:

Everyone needs to focus on finding golfers for the tournament! We currently have one platinum sponsor; one gold sponsor, and two silver sponsors. two golf foursomes,  and Jim B has been brining in many gift cards as prizes.


Was cancelled last week, but has been rescheduled to 3/22 at Pinecastle at 10:30 AM.

BUGs and K-Kids

Rande is continuing to have conversations with Spring Park Elementary for the BUGS and K-Kids programs for next year.

Boat Show Fund Raiser

Rande is continuing to research the opportunity to provide beverages to the Boat Show on April 13, 14, and 15. He is working with them to determine if we could be covered under the insurance for the show. The opportunity would involve serving beer and wine. Rande will come back to the club with a proposal once he has final details.


Rayna and Tony attended a seminar regarding improving membership, where satellite club was discussed. This was discussed with the board and Rayna and Tony will be evaluating and possibly proposing an evening club as an addition to our current lunch meeting schedule.

Cultural Council

Cheyenne’s family has donated the wall of their business to place murals and urban art. The council is working with the children to encourage leadership and to encourage participation in STEM Programs, (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Art. The wall will have a space theme and will feature Taylor Richardson, a 5th grader with a “mission to mars”. She has raised funds within the community to take disadvantaged children to motivation movie opportunities and encourage their participation in STEM programs. She has been on Good Morning America, the Today Show and worked with several celebrities to promote STEM initiatives. For more information

Find them on Facebook:

On the web:


IMG_0001 2.JPGKenya Waddell Bell, Special Events Manager, Volunteer Coordinator

The Salvation Army

(904) 301-4852

The Kiwanis of Jax kettle raised $550 this year!



Meeting Notes 2-26-18

Inter club coming soon to Westside 3/15 Lunch Meeting at Cross Creek Restaurant on Lane Avenue.

Bill has a medical mission trip going to the Amazon and will be collecting children’s multivitamins to take to the area. Only chewable (not gummies). Please bring to the next few meetings if you wold like to contribute.

BUGS: Spring Park Elementary is very interested Rande is meeting with the Principal on Thursday

Potential fundraising opportunity: Selling alcohol at the boat show. Rande will be getting more details



Sam Coleman, of Jacksonville Urban Young Life, discussed his ministry and received his $2,000 Grant check.




Bill Prescott, of Heritage Capital Group discussed changes to increase usage of Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville.


Meeting Notes, February 5, 2017


Song: Craig

Pledge: Mike

Prayer: Jason

  • Grant Committee: Rayna suggested that next year we include the plans to only award 4 grants in the letter requesting grant applications. This will allow applicants to understand the process and better adjust their request to our plans for awards.
  • Aktion Club: Thursday 15th at Pinecastle 10:30 Meeting; 11:00 Lunch.
  • Golf Tournament: Updated flyer and letter for donations are available. Flyer and shopping cart will be added to the website and linked to Facebook. Cheyenne will email electronic version of the flyer. If you have worked on the golf tournament in past years, please email Michelle tasks that need to be completed and estimate of when (days from the event) that they need to occur. Email:
  • K-Kids/Bug: School has not responded to Rayna, so we will no longer participate with this year’s school. Rande is seeking a new school for Bug awards and will attempt to coordinate for K-Kids and Bugs to move to the same school.
  • Birthdays / Anniversaries: No anniversaries in Feb
    • Birthday: Craig (2/18)
  • Guest: Richard Hedges, Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor
    • 2/10/18 8:30 to 12:30 Kiwanis Governor’s Visit; light breakfast and light lunch provided 555 S. Laurence in Keystone Heights
    • 2/27/18 National Pancake Day, ask customers to donate to children’s hospitals
    • August District Convention coming up in Orlando
    • Webinars Available: First Lady’s Project provided form with award criteria for First Lady’s Project.
  • Speaker: MARY PAT CORRIGAN.  THE CEO OF “VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE” which provides free medical services to Northeast Florida’s Working, Vulnerable, and Uninsured Individuals. Phone: (904) 399-2766 Ext. 123; Email:


Meeting Notes 1-22-18

  • Song: Tony
  • Pledge: Steve
  • Prayer: Dave

Aktion Club

  • Next meeting 2/15/18


  • Grant letters went out last week. Grants will be distributed at next week’s meeting.

Golf Tournament Update

  • Date of tournament has been confirmed as 4/30/18.
  • Please consider asking restaurants to donate gift certificates.


Larry Bernaski, Regional Manager, International Trade Development for Enterprise Florida. (904) 359-9350