MEETING MONDAY - September 19, 2016

Enchanted Christmas Village Urban

Founder and Managing Partner

The Enchanted Christmas Village is a magical and delightful experience that brings Christmas to life in Jacksonville, Florida. Bringing families together in a fun and safe environment is the Village's first goal. Guests will be surrounded by over one million Christmas lights that will illuminate the magic of the season for all to enjoy! The beauty of the Village will be set in the most beautiful backdrop of lush acres of land, complete with lake front views and country Christmas atmosphere!

The Village will awaken so many wonderful memories and thoughts of Christmas Past, Present and Future! This incredible Christmas experience will begin new family traditions for generations to come. Offering interactive activities, rides, pictures with Santa, an international marketplace and Christmas Barn, the Village will bring out the kid in everyone.

Founder and Managing partner, Anne Urban, will share all the exciting news about how this new attraction will be a generous partner to non-profits in the Jacksonville area.Frank M. Denton will share with us his views and analysis of the August elections and the direction Jacksonville is taking.  

2016 Scholarship Robinson MoultonMay 23, 2016 - 20th 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 100 scholarships totaling $500,000 since 1997. L-R:  Scholarship Chair Claude Moulton, Eleanor Marshall of Keystone Heights, Ravi Patel of Stanton, Catherine Maige of Bishop Kenny, Robert Williams of Orange Park, Meklit Daniel of Stanton, and President Kris Robinson.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 winnersJuly 30, 2016 - 83rd 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. 29 members of the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps competed in the 83rd Meninak Swim from Ponte Vedra Beach to Jacksonville Beach. The race is only open to lifeguards from the corps, including alumni. For the second time in it's 83 year history, a woman won the swim.  Autumn Utech came in first at 1:28:07, Eli Phillips finished second at 1:29:56, and Cleve Cooney was third at 1:37:12.


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

  • 26 Sep 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 26 Sep 2016
    01:30 pm to 02:30 pm

  • 3 Oct 2016
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm

  • 4 Oct 2016
    12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

  • 10 Oct 2016
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm

  • 17 Oct 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 24 Oct 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 31 Oct 2016
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm

  • 7 Nov 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 14 Nov 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 21 Nov 2016
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm

  • 28 Nov 2016
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

26 Sep - 26 Sep
3 Oct - 4 Oct
10 Oct - 17 Oct
24 Oct - 31 Oct
7 Nov - 14 Nov
21 Nov - 28 Nov