Rotary Club of Green Cove Springs

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Welcome to our Club!

Green Cove Springs

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Woman's Club (VIA Building)
17 N. Palmetto Ave
Next to US Post Office
Green Cove Springs, FL  32043
United States
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Home Page Stories
Club President, John Miller, present the recipients of the 2016 Virgil Fox Memorial Scholarships to students from Clay High.
 
 
A great highlight for our Rotary is hearing the work and life of some of our members. One of our newest members is Bradley Burbaugh , County Extension Director, who shared his work and what the Extension is about. 
 
 
 
On Monday, December 7, 2015 the Green Cove Springs Rotary was entertained by the stories of their very own members who are part of the greatest generation. George West, E Russell Megonegal and Layton Anderson shared their personal stories of this fateful time in world history. The club is truly blessed to hear first hand about Russ and his college mates sitting around the radio to listen to Roosevelt declare war. George spoke of having a haircut and his first Barber Shop shave during a military transfer in Chicago and finding out that his money was "no good" there. Layton spoke of his time and travels as a staff Sergeant in the Army. We all remembered another of our greatest generation members who recently passed, Richard Murch. Thanks to those who served their country during this time, and especially our own at Green Cove Springs Rotary.
 

 
 
Join us for the 2015 Rotary Bike Ride on August 22, 2015 at Hibernia Baptist Church. The 65 mile ride starts at 7:30 a.m., and the 25 mile ride starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 904-252-0115.
 
 
On May 21st, it's Charter Night for our newest Rotary Club - The Rotary E-Club of Northeast Florida. To help us celebrate the big event, Rotary International Director Robert Hall will be here to officially welcome this club and its members into the the Family of Rotary.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Orange Park and Green Cove Springs announce the American Pie 4th of July will be held on the holiday in 2015 at a new location, Reynolds Park in Green Cove Springs. The event has secured a title sponsor and will become the Community First American Pie 4th of July.
 
 
Read the March edition of the Polio Global Eradication Initiative. Stories include: Women at the Centre of Polio Eradication, An Animated Lesson on How to Eradicate a Disease and Bangladesh Introduces IPV.
 
 
 

We would like to share this gracious thank you letter from the 2015 Clay County Science and Engineering Fair.

 
 
 
 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...