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NO MEETING - Monday - April 21, 2014

NEXT MEETING - Monday - April 28, 2014

"A Look Inside Ukraine"
Bruce Barcelo, a principal of Barcelo & Company in Jacksonville, began teaching and training political polling across Ukraine in 1996, and has returned to the country numerous times in years since as a pollster and a consultant. Bruce is a founder of the Committee for Open Democracy, an international election-monitoring and governmental transparency project. According to Bruce, "Ukraine is a country that thinks of itself as an independent, sovereign nation and Russia keeps trying to take it back over.  This is an incredibly diverse, cosmopolitan cultrue that wants good relations with its neighbors to the east and the West."   Bruce's growing international practice includes opinion research and political coalition development in Eastern Europe, Eurasia and the Caribbean. He is active in civic affairs, serving as a long-time director of the Florida and Jacksonville Chambers of Commerce and a Trustee of Leadership Florida.  Bruce will share some perspectives on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


The new Meninak Friends & Family gatherings is starting out with TAPAS TUESDAYS, April 29, from 5:00-7:00 pm at The Cafe' at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens!  Relax at a reserved table on the new patio under a magnificent oak.  Take in the Cummer's wonderful art, or the sunset while listening to local musicians, and enjoying a beer or glass of wine, paired with artfully insipred tapas.  Hope to see you there!  The Meninak Friends & Family gatherings are informal social oppotunities.  We will have a reserved area just for Meninaks and guest, but other than that, you're on your own to do whatever you want!  Refer any questions to Steve Pesek (314-560-5039, or ). 

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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 27, 2013 - 80th 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. 45 members of the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps competed in the 80th Meninak Swim from Ponte Vedra Beach to Jacksonville Beach. The race is only open to lifeguards from the corps, including alumni. Eli Phillips came in first at 1:21:06, Cleve Cooney finished second at 1:22.59, and Eva Porter was third at 1:25:43. "The conditions this year were good ocean marathon conditions," said Clooney, who holds the record of 10 wins. 

2013 ScholarshipsMay 20, 2013 - Leadership Scholarship Awards $25,000
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 85 scholarships totaling $425,000 since 1997. L-R: Andrew Blocker - Washington & Lee University; Tuongvan Le - Harvard University; Ashley Myers - University of Florida; Adriana DiMare - University of Florida; Chase Brannan - Florida Gateway College.

 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

  • 21 Apr 2014
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm

  • 28 Apr 2014
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 28 Apr 2014
    01:30 pm to 02:30 pm

  • 29 Apr 2014
    06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

  • 29 Apr 2014
    06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

  • 5 May 2014
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 5 May 2014
    01:15 pm to 02:30 pm

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

  • 19 May 2014
    12:15 am to 01:15 pm

  • 26 May 2014
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm

  • 2 Jun 2014
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

  • 9 Jun 2014
    12:15 pm to 01:15 pm

21 Apr - 28 Apr
28 Apr - 29 Apr
29 Apr - 5 May
5 May - 12 May
19 May - 26 May
2 Jun - 9 Jun