MENINAK CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE WELCOMES YOU
"Lending Help Where None Is Available"
FOCUSED ON JACKSONVILLE. LENDING 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.
WHAT WE DO
Making A Difference
Although the Club meets most every Monday for lunch, attendance is not required. However, our guest speaker series is second to none within the greater Jacksonville area. Our guest speakers represent a who’s who of civic, corporate and non-profit leaders. Through this series, Club members stay well informed on all aspects of the Jacksonville community. And the speakers themselves get to hear first-hand what’s important to Club members through the Q&A.
As for our members, they represent a broad spectrum of professions, including engineering, law, accounting, medicine, wealth management, education, non-profits, etc. The common bond is they all want to make a difference.
If you are someone who wants to stay informed about your community, be engaged in your community, and make a difference in your community, you should consider the Meninak Club of Jacksonville. We offer 100 years plus of experience in doing just that.
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Since 1997 Meninak has awarded five $5000 Youth Leadership Grants annually. The grants are awarded to College bound seniors from area high schools that participate in Youth Leadership Jacksonville, a non-profit organization that specializes in training students in leadership and civic responsibility.
A Meninak committee selects recipients based upon leadership potential, character, academic achievement and financial need. In 2017, the Scholarship committee interviewed 18 applicants.
As of 2019, the Club has awarded 115 scholarships totaling $575,000.
Since 1934 Meninak has sponsored an Annual Charity Project. A committee of members reviews applicants each year and then selects programs deemed vital to meeting the needs of Northeast Florida’s young people. Initially, the selected program received a minimum of $30,000 to support the program’s capital improvement needs. In 2017, that was increased to $40,000.
The 2017 recipient, Hope at Hand Florida, was selected from among 18 submitted applications to receive the new $40,000 grant.
Since its inception, the Club has donated approximately $1.5 million to local charities to help with their capital project.
Robert Half once remarked: “When one teaches, two learn.” With this thought in mind, Meninaks are actively involved in mentoring dozens of area youth through Take Stock in Children, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, Boy Scouts of America and Junior Achievement.
The one-on-one interaction between mentor and mentee results in a very rewarding experience for all, and in many cases, results in long-lasting relationships beyond the grade school years; bonds that can take on a life of their own.
The Club works closely with local Take Stock in Children to match Club members with various young mentees within the Jacksonville community.
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Homeless Outreach is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.