October 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.
September 17, 2012 - Charity Project $30,000
St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS)
On September 17 at the meeting with Mayor Alvin Brown, the Meninak Club presented its 2012 Charity Grant award to St. Augustine Youth Services. The grant is awarded annually to a youth-serving nonprofit to apply toward a capital improvement. This year's $30,000 will provide funds toward the construction of a new location for the therapeutic boys home. L-R: Meninak President - Pete Hallock, SAYS Special Project Administrator - Dennis Maneja, SAYS Executive Director - Schuyler Seifker, Meninak Charity Project Chair - Nick Napoleon.
July 28, 2012 - 79th 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. Over 40 members of the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps competed in the 79th Meninak Swim from Ponte Vedra Beach to Jacksonville Beach. The race is only open to lifeguards from the corps, including alumni. Ryan Tocco, 17, came in first at 1:15:22, Eli Phillips, 20, finished second at 1:16:05, and Cleve Clooney, 45, was third at 1:18:58. "The conditions this year were good ocean marathon conditions," said Clooney, who holds the record of 10 wins.
May 21, 2012 - Leadership Scholarships Awards $25,000
Meninak awarded five $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors after an ajpplication and interview process. The recipients must have participated in the Youth Leadership Jacksonville program and use the grants to attend an accredited college. Meninak has granted 80 scholarships totaling $400,000 since 1997. L-R: Amy Nicotra - Florida State University; Zoe Sieber - University of Florida; Jaryd Tamares - University of Florida; Adia Adkins - Florida State College of Jacksonville; Jonathan Jenkins - University of Central Florida.