NO MEETING MONDAY - May 30, 2016

memorial day 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016
Meninak President Kris Robinson will lay a wreath at the
Veterans Memorial Wall
8:30 a.m. Pre-ceremony
Music presented by the 13th Army Band
Florida Army National Guard
9:00 a.m. Ceremony
Patriotic attire suggested
EverBankField and the Baseball Grounds
1145 East Adams Street
Parking is free


Our Next Meeting - Monday - June 6, 2016


Originally from Banjaluka in Bosnia, Kobaslija (born 1975) fled his war-ravaged homeland in 1993 and arrived in refugee camps in Nuremberg, Germany. Later he traveled to Düsseldorf, where he attended the Art Academy. In 1997, Kobaslija was offered asylum by the United States and immigrated to Florida. There he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, and began painting. In 2003 he went on to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Currently, Kobaslija teaches painting and drawing at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He has also taught at Bowdoin College. He divides his time between New York City, Gettysburg, and Jacksonville.

2015 Meninak Scholarship WinnersMay 18, 2015 - 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 95 scholarships totaling $475,000 since 1997. L-R: Scholarship Chair Will Wheeler, Brandon Canaday - University of Florida, Camila Rodriguez-Rojas - University of Miami, Grace Shepherd - Georgetown University, Aleksandra Skrypko - Florida State University, Harold Geddies - Florida State University, Meninak President Karen Mathis.  

2015 CharitySeptember 28, 2015 - Meninak presents $30,000 Charity Project Award
The Meninak Club presented its 2015 Charity Grant award to Community Connections. The grant is awarded annually to a youth-serving nonprofit to apply towards a capital improvement. This year's $30,000 will provide funds to renovate two kitches at the Davis Center that houses homeless women and children. Community Connections CEO Lelia Duncan accepted the award from Meninak President Karen Mathis and Chairty Project Chair Diana Fanning.  


swim 3July 25, 2015 - 82nd 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 82nd Meninak Swim from Ponte Vedra Beach to Jacksonville Beach. The race is only open to lifeguards from the corps, including alumni. For the first time in it's 82 year history, a woman won the swim.  Autumn Utech came in first at 1:18:55, Cleve Cooney finished second at 1:21:15, and Bill Horn was third at 1:23:57.


KerryJune 13, 2013 - Meninak receives two awards at Junior Achievement Hall of Fame event
Each year Junior Achievement of North Florida's Hall of Fame event recognizes the outstanding companies, individuals, and organizations that support JA. On June 13, 2013, Meninak was recognized as one of the top three Junior Achievement volunteer organizations during the 2012/2013 school year. First place went to Florida Blue for teaching over 1000 students; Second place to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Third place went to Meninak for teaching 300 students during the school year.This is an impressive Meninak accomplishment, particularly considering the size of our organization relative to the other award recipients. More than 25 Meninaks have been JA volunteers. Over 100 companies and organizations provide volunteers for JA and the top three organizations account for nearly a third of all volunteers.An additional award, the Richard Maxwell Award, is given to a company, organization, or individual who has gone above and beyond to reach out to serve JA students who would otherwise not be exposed to JA's programs. This award is not given every year. We are proud to say that one of our own Meninaks, Kerry Varkonda, received the 2013 Richard Maxwell Award for organizing members of the Meninak Club of Jacksonville to volunteer in the classroom.These two awards reflect the heart for service that is central to the people of Meninak – We provide help where none is available.


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

  • 30 May 2016
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm

  • 6 Jun 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:30 pm

  • 13 Jun 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 20 Jun 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 27 Jun 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 4 Jul 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 11 Jul 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 18 Jul 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 25 Jul 2016
    08:00 am to 05:00 pm

30 May - 6 Jun
13 Jun - 20 Jun
27 Jun - 4 Jul
11 Jul - 18 Jul
25 Jul - 25 Jul