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Rotary Club of West Jacksonville 
      Marshall and Karen Butler
Marshall Butler, the 2016-17 District Governor for Rotary 6970, began his Rotary experience as president of the Robert E. Lee High School Interact Club in 1988. Marshall joined the Rotary Club of West Jacksonville in May 2002.  In 2006, he won his club’s Service Above Self Award, the JJ McCranie Award. Along with GiGi Carroll, he helped found the Early Act Club of Chaffee Trail in 2008.  In 2009 he received a Presidential Citation from his club for his contributions to Rotary. Marshall served as President of the Rotary Club of West Jacksonville in 2011-2012.  
Marshall began working at the District level in 2007 by serving as Newsletter and Technology chair.  He served as District Sergeant-at-Arms in 2012-2013.  He served as chair of the Paul Harris Society and Rotary Has Heart committees in 2013-2014. Marshall was president of the Robert E. Lee High School Interact Club in 1988. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Benefactor. He was proud to award his first Paul Harris Fellow to his father, a polio survivor.  Marshall is involved in the community outside of Rotary. He is currently a board member of Marathon High. He is past co-chair of the Stockton Elementary School Advisory Council and Friends of Stockton. He coached the Stockton Elementary Triathlon Team for three years and  was awarded the Heart of the Community Award from the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition. 
Marshall is Vice President for Interchanges where he helps clients dramatically increase revenue through lead generation, sales and culture optimization.  Marshall has competed in 16 marathons and dozens of triathlons ranging in distance from sprint to Ironman. He has completed every 26.2 with Donna Marathon since its inception in 2008 and has served as a pacer for the last nine years as a way to honor his mother, a breast cancer survivor. Marshall graduated from the University Of Florida School Of Journalism with a degree in advertising.  
Marshall and his wife Karen live in Avondale with their daughters, Emily and Maggie.  The Butlers are active members of First Baptist Church Ortega.
Rotary New Member Orientation Mixer
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Location: Walker Furniture Store
3413 SW 47th Ave Gainesville, FL
New members need to attend one New Member Orientation Mixer in the process of changing their badges from red to blue.
Existing Rotarians are encouraged to attend the mixer, welcome new members and share their Rotary experiences.

Family Fun and Football Viewing Party
@ Hatchet Creek
Saturday | November 5th | TIME TBD | FREE
Join your fellow Rotarians for a day OR evening of fun & fellowship and watching our beloved Florida Gators beat the Arkansas Razorbacks.  The time for this game has not been set, so keep your calendar open for a time to be announced later.
We will enjoy our awesome facilities at Hatchet Creek, some fall weather (we hope), outdoor activities, and hamburgers and hot dogs from our famous Foundation Fryers.  Our technology experts will have the game broadcasting on the big screen of our stage.
Rotarians, family and guests are welcome free of charge, and are only asked to bring your favorite tailgating chair, game, beverage (kids and adult) and maybe something sweet to eat.  Stay tuned for more details.

The 22nd Annual Rotary Seafood Spectacular will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016.
This year we have a special offering.  If you purchase 4 Seafood Spectacular tickets at the regular price of $35, you will receive a bonus ticket for free.
We also are offering a special sponsor classification of "Master Fisherman."  This sponsorship level is available for only $100 and includes two sponsor tickets.
Other sponsor levels will be available, ranging from $25 for the "Seaman" level to $500 for the "King of the Sea" level.  Unlike the "Master Fisherman" these levels do not include sponsor tickets.
This year we are offering options for our guests who do not eat seafood.  Please let us know that you would like a non seafood option when purchasing your tickets.  We are also expanding our menu to include blackened fish of the day, red shrimp and grits and delicious crab cakes.
Ticket purchase is very easy.  Tickets will be available at our weekly club meeting.  You will have the option to pay by credit card, check, or cash.  You may also purchase your tickets on our web site.  The link is:  http://rotarygainesville.org/Seafood/  All tickets purchased online will be mailed prior to the event.
We look forward to our best Seafood Spectacular ever.  You don't want to miss this fantastic evening of fun, food and fellowship.
Greg Young, King Neptune and Admiral of the Fleet

It is hard to believe that we are about to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of our Seafood Spectacular on Thursday, November 3rd. It is even harder to believe the many improvements we have made to both the menu and the site!
Every year we have several work days prior to the actual event to prepare the site.  This year we have selected October 22nd and October 29th as the dates.  The 22nd is an off week for the Gators and on the 29th the game will be in Jacksonville at 3:30.  We plan to open the gates at 8:00 AM on each day with donuts and end the day at noon with lunch.  It is not necessary to be there at 8:00 AM sharp.  We know that is pretty early for a lot of us on a Saturday morning.  Your help will be appreciated whenever you can get there.
Tickets and sponsor opportunities are available.  You can purchase your tickets at your weekly Rotary meeting or online at:  http://rotarygainesville.org/Seafood/ Tickets remain only $35.00 each or our special buy 4 and get the 5th as a bonus ticket.
For those who prefer an alternative we will offer non seafood entrees.  Please let us know when you purchase your tickets so we can prepare enough for the land lubbers!
I look forward to seeing you at one or both workdays and also at the Seafood Spectacular.
Greg Young
King Neptune and
Admiral of the Sea

Nomination for the 2016 E.T. and Vam York Service Above Self Award are now open.  This award is for recognition of  an individual or organization from the Gainesville/Alachua County area that has rendered outstanding, dedicated and unselfish service to enhance the quality of life of the citizens and youth of our area. The award is based on achievement during any appropriate time span - a year, or a lifetime. The award may also be made in the memory of an individual.
Click the following link or on the Club Runner Home Page Download Files link for the nomination form:


Submission must be received no later than October 28th , 2016, preferable via email to ivan@oelrichconstruction.com or via hand delivery or US mail to 275 NW 137th Drive, Suite A, Jonesville, FL 32669
Please contact Ivan Oelrich at the email address above if you have any questions or concerns.


Gainesville Rotary Club on Facebook   

(click on this title to go to the Rotary Facebook page)

Rotarians will find fun and fellowship memories on our Facebook page.  Rotarians can post to this page.
Contact Cathy Aull if you have Facebook page questions or comments at  cathy.aull@edwardjones.com 

Oct 01  -  Dana Nemenyi
Oct 02  -  Davis Rembert
Oct 03  -  Al Alsobrook   
Oct 03  -  Chuck Chance
Oct 05  -  Dalton Burch
Oct 06  -  Paul Clayton
Oct 07  -  Win Phillips
Oct 07  -  Jackson Sasser
Oct 08  -  Bob Franks
Oct 09  -  JR Anchors
Oct 09  -  Tom Cousins
Oct 09  -  Marty Misner
Oct 09  -  Kathy Pierce
Oct 10  -  David Nicholson
Oct 11  -  Jeanna Garrido
Oct 11  -  Danny Gilliland
Oct 12  -  Scott Schroeder 
Oct 13  -  Tom Hawkins
Oct 13  -  Ben Hutson 
Oct 15  -  Matt Marino 
Oct 16  -  Bill Cervone 
Oct 17  -  Rogers Bartley 
Oct 17  -  Jay Hutto 
Oct 18  -  Pete Enwall
Oct 20  -  Dink Henderson 
Oct 21  -  Manuel Chavez
Oct 22  -  Rusty Daugherty
Oct 24  -  Guillermo Diaz 
Oct 24  -  John Pastore 
Oct 25  -  Tom Spain
Oct 25  -  Mase Wells
Oct 26  -  Dan Johnson
Oct 26  -  Christopher Stokes 
Oct 26  -  Tony Trusty
Oct 28  -  Julie Waldman 
Oct 30  -  Michelle Farkas 
Oct 30  -  Toby Monaco
Happy Birthday Rotarians!!!

Rotary Global Rewards – a new member benefit program that offers discounts on products and services like travel, hotels, dining and entertainment.
Rotary Global Rewards is designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians and is an exciting way Rotary can give back to those who give so much.
Rotary Global Rewards help Rotarians:
  • Do more good work - involve more members in or expand the impact of Rotary projects with savings on truck rentals, airfare or hotels
  • Build Rotary friendships - forge richer friendships with fellow Rotarians with your dining and entertainment offers
  • Share your story with someone new - tell people about Rotary's work with discounts at coffee shops and restaurants
With Rotary Global Rewards, the good you do comes back to you. Rotarians will find ways to take advantage of the benefits this program offers.
You can learn more and redeem Rotary Global Rewards at: rotary.org/globalrewards

The history committee of the Rotary Club of Gainesville, has their report posted online.
There are over 45 categories that can be selected.  We will be deciding where to store the physical objects once we have them.
There is a new Site Page open to the public as well as members, "It all began at Miller's store..."
We encourage all of you to read this short piece and then for members, visit the History of the Rotary Club of Gainesville Site Page with lots of interesting facts and photos.

The new Membership Directory:
Go to http://rotaryroster.org/ and follow the login instructions in the top left column. Use your ClubRunner website password for your Rotary Roster password or follow the Rotary Roster instructions on how to create a password.

If you're confused at this stage, e-mail me gs6466@cox.net and I'll be able to send you your current login name, "reset" your current ClubRunner website password, or both.



Send an e-mail to Renee at:  ReneeMac6@aol.com

Include your name, makeup date, location, and a description of the makeup event in the body of the message.
Go to the ClubRunner website using www.rotaryclubofgainesville.org or (click on) http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?cid=2119.
Click on "Login" on the upper right corner of the page, then click on “New and existing users, retrieve login and/or reset password", then follow the instructions.
If you get stuck, e-mail George Sims for help at gs6466@cox.net .
To go directly to the Rotary ClubRunner home page click on www.rotaryclubofgainesville.org or paste it into your browser address bar window.

Want to makeup online?
Click on the following link to Club One: eClubOneLink

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Terry Van Nortwick
Lessons learned while traveling the world