School Superintendent Outlines Future of Clay Schools
Rotary District Governor Visits Club
Russ Megonegal’s Legacy Lives On
Meeting Location Changed To Garber Auto Mall Chevrolet Dealership
Volunteer Firefighter Recognized
Firefighter James Conumea Honored
Congratulations to Clay County’s two International Science and Engineering Fair finalists!
Approximately 1800 projects were present at ISEF in Pittsburgh, PA this past week. Our finalists competed against 81 countries, regions, and territories in the world’s largest science competition.
Evan Collins, (pictured left) from Ridgeview High School placed third in Earth & Environmental Science during the grand awards ceremony.
Michael Chen, (pictured right) also from Ridgeview High School received a special award from the Air Force Research Laboratory for his project in the Biomedical & Health Sciences category.
We congratulate these two students for representing Clay County at the International level and celebrate their success in elevating Clay!
Fantastic Science Fair Results For Clay!
1. Evan Collins from Ridgeview HS took 1st place in the Earth and Environmental category as well as the Ying Award Grand Scholars that includes a scholarship to ISEF in Pittsburgh! He also received the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Award for Outstanding Research.
2. Michael Chen from Ridgeview HS took 3rd place in the Biomedical and Health Sciences category.
4. Dane Dorrel from Ridgeview HS received an honorable mention in the Physics & Astronomy category.
5.Madison Oakes, Hailey Coughlin, and Abbigayle Davis from Oakleaf HS received a Florida Foundation for Future Scientists Recognition award.
6.Tatum Wade from Green Cove Springs JR received the Dr. Benjamin Cole Award for outstanding achievement in Cellular/Molecular Biology & Biochemistry.
Welcoming Our Newest Member
Green Cove Springs Rotary is proud to welcome our latest club member, Patrick McVey. He is shown here with President Theresa Scott (left), and his sponsor, Nancy Keating (right).
Rotary Club President Theresa Scott presented Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy David Murray with our Public Safety Officer of the quarter. He received this award for his efforts during Hurricane Irma.
Our deepest appreciation goes out to all of the officers of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office staff who assisted David during Hurricane Irma. Shown, left to right, are:Lt. Scott Moreland; Rotary Club President Theresa Scott; Deputy David Murray; Chief Kenneth Stivers; and Deputy Jeff Deese.
Golf Tournament Set For April 27
Paul Harris Fellows
The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The honor was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions that support our Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.
We are pleased to recognize four members of the Green Cove Springs Rotary Club as Paul Harris Fellows. Congratulations to Layton Anderson, Jimmy Weeks, Mike Williamson, and Russ Megonegal. Thank you for your service above self.
Shown, from left to right, are: Teresa Scott, President; Layton Anderson, Fellow; Jimmy Weeks, Fellow; Mike Williamson, Fellow; and Russ Megonegal, Fellow.
Rotarian and Green Cove Springs Mayor Mitch Timberlake on Chamber Panel
Green Cove Springs Mayor Mitch Timberlake joined other Clay County mayors at the Clay Chamber’s annual State of the County luncheon. He is also a member of the Green Cove Springs Rotary Club. The panel also featured County Commissioner Mike Cella, Karen Lake, Mayor of Keystone Heights, Scott Land, Mayor of the Town of Orange Park, and Adrian M. Andrews, Mayor of Penney Farms. The event was held January 24 at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center.
Green Cove Springs Rotary Club Donates 50 Trees to City on Arbor Day
The national Rotary challenged each club to plant a tree for every one of their members as part of celebrating Arbor Day. Green Cove Springs Rotary partnered with the City of Green Cove Springs and donated 50 trees to be planted on the birthday of the club. Green Cove Springs has been certified as a Tree City USA participant by the Florida Forest Service for more than 25 consecutive years. Rotarians Brad Burbaugh, Mitch Timberlake, Teresa Scott and Danielle Judd represented the Green Cove Springs Rotary Club at the Arbor Day event. Danielle Judd also is the city manager in Green Cove Springs.