Meeting Notes 1-08-18



Membership is down to 25. Each member needs to be brainstorming ideas for potential members we can share our new membership packet with. Cheyenne can assist with distribution if you can provide name and contact information for your prospect.

Grant Committee

Six applications for grants will be emailed to committee members for review.  There will be four awards: $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 and $1,000. Grants will be distributed at the end of January.

Aktion Club

Meeting Next Thursday 1/18/18 at 10:30 AM, Pizza Party at Pine Castle

Golf Tournament

Date to be determined this week.

All members need to participate:

  • Bring in Golfers / Teams
  • Sign Up Sponsors
  • Auction Items / Prizes
  • Goodie Bag Donation

Misc Updates:

Our club has been designated as a “Distinguished Club” by the Florida Kiwanis Foundation


Matthew Snyder, Group Sales Manager for the Jacksonville Icemen


Meeting Notes 12-18-17

  • Aktion Club Christmas party was wonderful.
  • Dave reported we made $583 for Salvation Army

Next Meeting January 8th

Regular Meeting, Board Meeting, and Collection for Safe Harbor


Theresa Miles, CEO of Women’s Center of Jacksonville

Meeting Notes November 6, 2017

K-Kids will remain at Sally B. Mathis next year

BUGS – looking for a new school for next year

Interclub – next meeting will be in January

Rande shared that Kiwanis is working 513.5 hours at the fair this year!

Save-A-Round Book Fundraiser:

  • Sample Books / Sales Packets distributed today.
  • Due back December 4th.
  • Can order online for any city (additional $5 for shipping)


Kiwanis Tony Cultural Council

TONY ALLEGRETTI,  Executive Director of Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

  • Visit the Cultural Council Website for more information
  • Council receives allocation from City budget, which provides grants to 26 non-profit organizations
  • Funds are used for operating costs (payroll, etc.)
  • There are nearly 1,500 employees of organizations that receive grant funds
  • Focused on kids in under serviced areas
    • Cultural service internship – Students met with executive directors of all cultural organizations that receive cultural funding. The students created a blog to raise awareness for peers and family members
    • Lift Every Student – Supports exposure of children from low socio-economic areas to culture and art in the community
  • Cultural Council provides opportunities for artists and students to create business opportunities
  • Rande asked about murals on silos near the Hart Bridge – These were created (in two days!!) by “Art Republic”.


Meeting Notes 10-20-17


Four shifts open for the Fair!

  • Sunday, Nov. 5, Sunday – 9:45am – 4:00pm. (2 slots to be filled or traded)
  • Saturday, Nov. 11th – 3:45pm-7:30pm (1 slot open)
  • Sunday, Nov. 12th – 9:45am-4:00pm (1 slot open)

Please contact Jason if you can take a shift:

Gate 1 is much larger and paved this year. There are also now seven potential ticket booths , which can be scaled up or down as needed.

Gate 2 by stadium will be slow during game time, because there is no parking available in that area. Game Day tickets are only valid until 6 pm this year.

Students: Saturday Free 10 am to 3pm


Rayna is accepting applications, please forward any potential recipients to:

Meeting Notes October 16, 2017

We had an organizational update meeting today, where the following topics were discussed:

Aktion Club

Events held at Pinecastle School 4911 Spring Park Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207.

Fall Festival coming October 26 from 12 to 2:00,  We will have games: ring toss, blinko, can toss, soccer. Volunteers needed!

Christmas Party! December 15 from 11 to 2.

Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair

Crunch Time! Need volunteers to fill final 3 spaces!

  • November 4     7:15 pm to 11:00 pm
  • November 11    3:45 pm to 7:30 pm
  • November 12     9:45 am to 4:00 pm

Email Jason Henikaj at or call 813-846-1679 if you can take a shift.

Parking Pass – Pick up from the gate and return to the gate, same process as last year.

Farm City Luncheon

Duval County Extension, 1010 N McDuff Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32254

Thursday, November 16 replaces weekly meeting on 11/13.


Dec 9 Kettle Bell ringing at Publix

Dec 14 Christmas Party

  • Doubletree Hilton
  • Social 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm

New Membership Focus!

Cheyenne has asked the entire club to participate in the membership committee to help bring in new members. There is a folder available to present to potential new members explaining how the club functions including an invite to lunch.

New members luncheon will be held in the Spring… more details to come!

Weekly Speakers for 2018!

Rande will be taking over as Program Chairman, he is looking for all members to provide suggestions for speakers in 2018. Email your suggestions to Please include Name, Title, Business Name, Telephone Number for your suggested speaker.


Members voted to replace the raffle fundraiser with selling the SaveAround Fundraising Book.


Meeting updates August 14th

Aktion Club will be August 24th.  We are having a pizza party.  Come join us for some fun!

Jason is still taking names for shifts at the fair.  Please let him know if you can take more shifts.

Dave will have a sign up form for the red kettle bell at the beginning of September.  The date is December 9th.  Please add it to your calendar.

Our speaker today is Paul Scott, raised in Jacksonville and went to Fletcher High.  Co Founder of V for Victory.  It was created after his 3-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia.   Janice Ford- Director of Family service and Holly Morris- Executive Director also joined us.

July 31 Meeting Updates

Next meeting we will vote on the upcoming board and executive committee.  Please be in attendance so you are able to vote.


Aktion Club: We had a wonderful time with them last week.  Played soccer in the gym and had a hamburger lunch with the crew.  Join us on August 24th for a pizza party.

It’s The Greater Jacksonville Fair time again.  Make sure to sign up as soon as possible.  We need 3 shifts per member.  Don’t forget you can have a spouse come and join you!

Interclub are still in progress.  Steve is working on our next Interclub.  If you have not attended an Interclub this year, please do so.

Ronnie Morrell won the monthly drawing!  Congrats!!

As you are cooking, remember to collect box tops.  We provide them to Fort Caroline Elementary.



Meeting Updates: June 12th


The Greater Jacksonville Fair is coming back!  Jason is going to sign the contract today.  He will have the fair sign-up board at the next board meeting on July 10th.  It will also be at all club meetings going forward.  Make sure to sign up early to get the spots you want!

Aktion club is this Thursday.  If you have the time, please come by Pine Castle at 10:30 for some fun!

Steve has our next InterClub planned for tomorrow.  We are meeting the St. Augustine club.  Steve is driving from Buca De Peppo at the Avenues Mall.  You are welcome to meet him there if you like.

A vote was taken by the club as to whether to continue the Highway Clean Up program.  The club has voted to stop the program after this year.

Congrats to Steve for winning the 50/50 drawing!

Meeting Updates: June 5

We would like to welcome our two guests today, Bill Crawford’s granddaughter, Erika as well as Lt Governor Richard.

For May we did coloring pages for Aktion Club.  We will meet on June 15th for our next meeting.  We do not have the activity planned but hope you will join us at 10:30 to have fun with the students.

Our largest BUGs event was the Friday before Memorial Day.  Thank you to all who came out to carry out the ceremonies.  There were 6 ceremonies this time with 370 kids attending and having a chance at winning a bike.

Our next Interclub meeting is on June 13th with the St. Augustine club.  Let Steve know if you are able to make it.

Our K Kids program at Sally B Mathis did an amazing job in raising fund for their club with a school dance.  The kids raised over $600 for their program next year!

We hope you will join us for our next meeting on June 12th.


Meeting Updates- May 8th

IMG_0001 2We had the pleasure of having Clydie Howard as a guest at our meeting today.  We hope we have the pleasure of her joining us again.

Aktion Club meets on May 18th from 10:30-11 in shop 4 at Pine Castle.  If you are able to join us we would love to have you enjoy some craft time with the students.

Rande is looking for volunteers for the last BUGs ceremony.  It is May 26th and there is 3 shifts you are able to sign up for.  If you are able, sign up.  BUGs is a wonderful way to see how we help kids achieve more in life.  They’ve brought up grades all year long and now have the chance to win 1 of 36 bikes our Kiwanis Club is donating.

The 2017 Golf Tournament was a huge success.  A BIG thank you to Joel Nichols for heading up the tournament this year and for all the dedication given.  We are thankful to Michelle Fusillo for offering to take on a co-chair position with the tournament.  If you would like to join Michelle in being a co-chair for the tournament, please let us know.

Steve has the next Highway Clean Up on Thursday May 18th.  If you are able to join him, please send Steve an email.

Steve is also working with our next Interclub.  The next interclub meeting is with the Orange Park club on Tuesday May 9th.

Remember to keep clipping your box tops and bring them to the meeting.

Thank you to our speaker, JR Holland.  He gave a wonderful speech on technology.

Our upcoming agenda: