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Relay4Life 2015

UNF Rotaract once again participated in Relay4Life, where we had at least one member from our team walking around the track at UNF Coxwell Amphitheater for 12 hours!!! This year’s theme was Disney, so of course we had a blast decorating and choosing our theme! For Rotaract, we chose “Tangled” as our Disney movie theme and for our product to sell and raise funds for cancer funding and research, we decided to make some delicious pancakes with chocolate milk.  It was an absolute blast and we can’t wait for next year!!

DSC_0032-001Although we had more throughout the day, here is the final picture of the night!

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IMG_6277IMG_6276(Top) Our cute poster layout. (Bottom) Disney chocolate chip pancakes!

IMG_3337Our awesome table/tent, all decked our in “Tangled” deco!

Habijax

About ten of our lucky members had the opportunity to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, or known as Habijax to the locals in Jacksonville.  They had a blast while working hard to create new homes for the community!

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They even had the chance to enjoy a delicious group lunch at Firehouse Subs!

Fall Bake Sale

On Wednesday Oct. 29th, we tabled at Market Day’s themed, “Ghastly Gourmets,” to raise money to End Polio! We raised over $100, and at 66 cents per vaccination, we were able to save 173 lives that day!  Thank you to all who helped bake the night before and to everyone who came out and tabled.  We definitely have some loyal and dedicated members.

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The ghastly gourmet menu included caramel apple cupcakes, smore brownies, vanilla cupcakes, brownie batter nilla wafer sandwiches, red velvet cookies and our specialty pumpkin muffins!

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Brooke Sion, Community Projects Director, and Tara Lassi, Club Historian and Webmaster, were part of our set-up crew bright and early at 8:30am.  Our President Lauren Fowler was also a huge help by bringing all the materials bright and early!  A big big thanks to everyone who helped out and made this years fall bake sale such a success!

10th Annual Halloween Doors N More 2014

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This year marked the 10th annual Halloween Doors n More, organized by Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.  UNF Rotaract had an amazing time volunteering with them for another year.  Many of our members were able to dress up as some fun and exciting characters, while others were able to do a lot of other fun stuff such as serving food, leading the characters around the building, or working behind some of the amazing doors shown above.

IMG_4453Our members are dressed up and ready to go! Can you recognize our president on the right??

IMG_4458Harry Potter Gobin, Agnes, Snoopy, and the Woodland Fairy are ready to make some children smile!

IMG_4468Our Community Projects Director, Brooke Sion, and our Club Historian and Webmaster, Tara Lassi, are ready to work!

IMG_4480Looks like Darth Vader and Dave got into a misunderstanding before showtime!?

IMG_4530Three generations of UNF Rotaract Club Historian and Webmaster volunteered together at Halloween Doors n more this year!

Left to right: Krystal Martz, Andrew Smith, and Tara Lassi

 

Surfers for Autism 2014

We had an amazing turnout this year at the 5th Annual North Coast Surfers for Autism Beach Festival!  Surfers for Autism is an organization whose mission is to “unlock the the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research, and to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.”  If you would like to know more about SFA and all that they do, click here to visit their official website.  Rotaract is proud to have volunteered with them for the 2nd year in a row and we are excited to continue volunteering with them in the future.

10405553_10153172078009972_1899967663675785329_nOur group was amazing this year! Despite the rain, everyone came out and had a great time!

IMG_4235Our members learning how to help these kids have an amazing time today!

IMG_4229SFA had 400 volunteers ready to help! Just look at that line!

IMG_4247Board members Tara Lassi (left) and Brooke Sion (2nd from left) along with a few of our amazing members!

Don’t Mess the Nest

UNF Rotaract, along with the UNF Environmental Center and Eco-Adventures, presented students with many opportunities on how to get involved on campus.  All three of these clubs are highly active in the Jacksonville community and are working hard to improve on issues such as  recycling and land preservation.

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Four of our amazing board members at this year’s Don’t Mess the Nest!

(Left to Right: Tara, Silvia, Brooke, and Lauren)

Sweets by Holly Social

Thank you to everyone who came out to Sweets by Holly tonight! We had an amazing time meeting everyone and getting to know you all! There are still more great events and socials to come and we hope to see you all there!

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Week of Welcome Luau 2014

It’s back to school which means it was time for UNF’s annual Week of Welcome Luau!  We met a lot of enthusiastic freshman ready to get involved with us and it looks like it’s going to be a great turnout this year!

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Our Community Service Projects Director Brooke (left), our Vice President Silvia (middle), and our International Projects Director Kami (right) are ready for tabling at the Student Union.

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Brooke wears our Rotaract shirt proudly among the crowd.  She certainly stands out!

 

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 Kami (left) and Brooke (right) are hard at work getting our table ready for the Luau!

2014 District Conference

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Four of our amazing members (left to right) Caroline Daguinod, Elizabeth Giordano, Lauren Fowler, and Erika Stremming with District Governor Art Macqueen at the 2014 District Conference in Daytona Beach.

 

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Several of our amazing members attended the 2014 Rotary District Conference in Daytona Beach.

What is the District Conference?
At this conference there are representatives from all the Rotary clubs in our district, District 6970, and also other Rotaract clubs there as well! It’s a day filled with seminars and Rotarians explaining their successes and failures from their year’s events.
At the end of the event awards are presented to any and all clubs that qualify.
Congratulations Rotaract! We received the Zone Award and the Presidential Citation!
The Zone Award is essentially a checklist of many of the important aspects of service above self. There are questions asking whether or not we held a community based project, an International based project, a mentoring program, etc! All of which we did!
The President Citation is the highest award given to Rotaract and Rotary clubs.
Thank you all for your contributions to a wonderful year last year. We could not have attained these awards without you!!
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Can’t wait to start another fantastic and productive year with all of you!

Interact Social

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Summer 2014 Interact Social May 10th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our amazing Rotaract members had an awesome time with Fletcher, Mandarin, and Atlantic Coast  high school Interact students at our summer social!