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NO MEETING - MONDAY - August 4, 2014

NEXT MEETING - MONDAY - AUGUST 11, 2014
MATTHEW GARMAN
Community Health Organization
Community Health Outreach provides hunger assistance, primary medical care, emergency dental treatment, pregnancy testing, counseling and clothing to the uninsured and unemployed and people living below the poverty line, including veterans. The nonprofit's three programs — Healing Hands clinic, Lord's Pantry and Baby Luv Pregnancy Center — operated from three small, aging buildings on the Timuquana Road campus.  An expansion plan was kicked off in 2012 by the North Jacksonville Rotary Club, which later brought in numerous other Rotary Clubs as well as Haskell, said Matthew Garman, president of North Jacksonville Rotary and a program manager at Haskell.  They raised the $1.2 million to replace its cramped converted house with a new, 6,000-square-foot building. The support includes $700,000 of in-kind goods and services donated by contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, a $100,000 matching grant from the Weaver Family Foundation Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and the time and talents of a 12-member design team from the Haskell Company.  Groundbreaking was in mid-January, with the new clinic operational by this summer. 

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StGerardSeptember 16, 2013 - Charity Project - $30,000 award to St. Gerard Campus
On September 16 at the meeting with U. S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw, the Meninak Club presented its 2013 Charity Grant award to St. Gerard Campus. The grant is awarded annually to a youth-serving nonprofit to apply towards a capital improvement. This year's $30,000 will provide funds for the construction of the Science Laboratory Classroom. L-R: Meninak President - Larry Cobb, St. Gerard Founder Caroline Wolff, Cong. Crenshaw, St. Gerard Grant Administrator Maria Gleason, and Meninak Charity Project Chair - Claude Moulton.


  IMG 7642July 26, 2014 - 81st Meninak Lifeguard Ocean Marathon Swim
Swimming in the ocean for 3.5 miles is daunting for most but for Jacksonville Beach lifeguards, its part of the fun. 32 members of the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps competed in the 81st Meninak Swim from Ponte Vedra Beach to Jacksonville Beach. The race is only open to lifeguards from the corps, including alumni. Geordie Ploetz came in first at 1:25:55, Cleve Cooney finished second at 1:26:31, and Bill Horn was third at 1:35:32. "The conditions this year were good ocean marathon conditions," said Cooney, who holds the record of 10 wins. 


 

2014Scholarships

May 19, 2014 - Meninak Awards $25,000 in Scholarships
Meninak awarded five $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors. The recipients must have participated in the Youth Leadership Jacksonville program and use the grants to attend an accredited college. Meninak has granted 90 scholarships totaling $450,000 since 1997. L-R: Malcolm McGee - University of Florida; Alexis Scardasis - University of Central Florida; Andri Kokoshi - Duke; Savannah Goodman - Duke; Alexis Brown - University of Florida (her mother Adrienne Brown accepted her award).

 

 


 photo 4October 1, 2012 - Team Meninak Wins Charity Golf Tournament
Captain Buzz Tyre proudly accepted the trophy when Team Meninak beat Rotary at the 47th Charity Golf Tournament with a score of 22.5 to 13.5. Brian Stokes won closest to the pin on #13 and Nick Napoleon won closest to the pin on #8. A special thank you to Team Meninak members: John Anderson and Pat Williams, Bunky Johnson and Ray Prevatt, Bill McCamy and Bill Monroe, Hugh Magevney, Kris Robinson and James Ollis, Brian Stokes and Bill Nipper, Kerry Varkonda and George Erickson, Gil Wright and Keith Kinssella, Buzz Tyre and Rick Collins, George Good and Peter Eyrick, Dr. Faris Monsour and Frank Pixler, Nick Napoleon and Jerry Woods, Larry Cobb and Tony Marinatos.

Since 1919, the Meninak Club of Jacksonville has carved a unique role for itself in our community. Attracting top business, professional, military and civic leaders to its ranks, Meninak has long been a catalyst for strengthening bonds among influential people and for helping shape the future of the Jacksonville community.
    We choose to dedicate ourselves to the betterment of Northeast Florida, lending help where none is available, especially when enhancing the lives of children. Join us

Calendar of Events

  • 4 Aug 2014
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm

  • 11 Aug 2014
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 11 Aug 2014
    01:30 pm to 02:30 pm

  • 18 Aug 2014
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 18 Aug 2014
    01:30 pm to 02:30 pm

  • 25 Aug 2014
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 28 Aug 2014
    06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

  • 1 Sep 2014
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm

  • 8 Sep 2014
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 8 Sep 2014
    01:30 pm to 02:30 pm

  • 15 Sep 2014
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 22 Sep 2014
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm

4 Aug - 11 Aug
11 Aug - 18 Aug
18 Aug - 25 Aug
28 Aug - 1 Sep
8 Sep - 8 Sep
15 Sep - 22 Sep