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Local Social Entrepreneurship Rethreaded

Invites you to our “Fourth Annual Mukti Celebration Fundraiser”

 

Jacksonville, FL., February 14th, 2015– Rethreaded, a Jacksonville non-profit,is breaking the cycle of the local and international sex trade (prostitution and human trafficking) by providing viable work opportunities for survivors.  Rethreaded is hosting their 4th Annual Mukti Ball on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 11:00pm, located at 220 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204.

The word Mukti (Mook-ti), in Bengali, means freedom, which is exactly what Rethreaded strives towards in their mission to change the lives of local women affected by the sex trade.  Join us as we celebrate Hope, Freedom, Community and Relationships at this year’s Mukti Ball.  The annual fundraising event gives the local community an opportunity to learn about the various ways they can make a difference in the sex trade and human trafficking right here in Jacksonville.  There will be  “Celebrity Poetry Readings” by Delores Barr-Weaver, Melissa Ross and more, for your entertainment, along with live music for your listening pleasure.  All in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in our very first “Passport to the World” dining experience by Conscious Eats.  Cocktail hour will commence at 6:30pm, so bring your palate and love for the community as we give Valentines Day a new meaning.  Tickets are available for purchase through www.eventbrite.com

 

Rethreaded was voted the 2013 One Spark winners, by the people of Jacksonville. This award and our participation in One Spark opened a whole new level of visibility and support for the organization on a local level. Most recently Rethreaded was a finalist in the Martha Stewart “American Made” Contest. Rethreaded’s Founder and President says, “ When you spend your Valentine’s Day with us, not only do you get a delicious meal and amazing entertainment you become a part of sewing new stories for women in our own community!  It will be a night to remember.”

 

About Rethreaded

The faith-based nonprofit Rethreaded loves people affected by the sex trade by fostering relationship and life-giving community.  Our vision is to unravel the effects of the sex trade by fighting business with business on a global and local level. For additional information about rethreaded, please visit rethreaded.com.

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Pastor's Day of Hope

Pastors Conference

We are excited to announce that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in partnership with the Greater Jacksonville Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham is offering a day to appreciate and thank the hard work of our local pastors.  On February 5th, Southpoint Community Church will host a Pastor’s Day of Hope conference.
 
Hundreds of pastors and their church teams will gather together for this free conference to be refreshed and reignited for ministry.  The day will consist of relevant sermons, a time of worship, fellowship with other pastors, and a catered lunch. 
 
The highlight of the day will be a message from CBS NFL Live Anchor James Brown.  James is passionate about moving churches “down the field” in their pursuit to reach loved ones with the Hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
 
Please be our guest February 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Log on now to www.JacksonvilleFestival.org or call 904.619.2220 to reserve a spot for you and your team.
 
We look forward to seeing you February 5th
 
Eric Boutieller,
Festival Director

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The following are positions that need to be filled for The Love of Pets, a no-kill animal shelter in Camden County. These positions are volunteer at this time, but many rewards for making a difference in our community. If you or anyone you know would be interested, please contact Kelley at 912-882-0840. The Love of Pets is a 501c3 corporation.

Administrative Assistant to President:

This position requires adequate but basic computer skills, particularly experienced in Microsoft Excel and Word.  Position would require a minimum of 10 hours a week, more if possible in beginning weeks, in order to catch up on data entry.  This position would consist primarily of going through paper files on each animal and transferring data to excel files.  This position requires Microsoft Excel and Word experience.  Flexible hours.

Social Media Manager:

Someone who is highly motivated with a passion for designing and implementing the Company's content strategy, creating relevant content, community participation and leadership through our Social Media Sites.  Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  We need someone that can be the voice for The Love of Pets. Minimum of 10 hours per week.  Strong written communication skills.  Will work on-site for the first few days and then possibility to work from your home or school to manage content. 

Web Designer:

The Love of Pets is redesigning their website, need a computer savvy person to help us update the site.  Need to be able to do complete web design

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Hospitality Industry Leaders Headline First Coast Marketing & Operations Conference
- DBPR Secretary, CEO of Firehouse Subs, GM of The Ritz-Carlton to Give Industry Perspective-

(Jacksonville, FL) – The First Coast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to host hospitality leaders at its Marketing & Operations Conference in Jacksonville. The event, designed to provide industry insight and inspire businesses to grow, is scheduled for February 18, 2015 at the Ramada Jacksonville/Baymeadows Hotel and Conference Center.

“This event gives employers and employees at every level of the hospitality industry an opportunity to learn from the best of the best,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “The knowledge to be gained at this Marketing & Operations Conference is truly priceless and will surely encourage businesses in Northeast Florida to build on their successes and recognize the challenges ahead. This is a must attend event.”

Kicking off the conference, Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Ken Lawson will highlight the benefits of public-private partnerships. Prior to his appointment as DBPR Secretary in 2011, Lawson served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida and Assistant Secretary of Enforcement for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Drawing on 40 years of experience as both servant and leader, Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse of America, will offer insights during the general session on developing and leading a high performance organization. As CEO, he has been a catalyst for growth, leading the brand from 65 restaurants in 2003, to well over 700 restaurants today.

Then later in the afternoon, James McManemon, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island will present “How Do We Go from Good to Great?” McManemon oversees all operations at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, one of the world’s top resorts according to readers of Travel + Leisure magazine and a resort routinely named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List.  McManemon is a 20-year veteran with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Additional speakers include: Brenna Dacks, VISIT FLORIDA’s Regional Partnership Manager; Shelly Weir, AH&LA EI Vice President of Domestic Sales; Gil Langley, Amelia Island Tourism Development Council; Paul Astleford, Visit Jacksonville; Richard Goldman, St. Augustine,Ponte Vedra  & The Beaches  Visitors and Convention Bureau; Tiffany McDonald, CFM Media and William Richardson, Jr, U.S. Department of Labor.

WHAT:
First Coast Marketing & Operations Conference

WHEN:     
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
*Registration opens at 7:00 AM

KEYNOTE SPEECHES:
8:30 AM – DBPR Secretary Ken Lawson
12:00 PM – Don Fox: “Seven Keys for Building A High Performing Brand”
2:15 PM – James McManemon: “How Do We Go from Good to Great” 

WHERE:
Ramada Jacksonville/Baymeadows Hotel and Conference Center
9150 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 737-1700
*MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND*

COST:
$45 per person: All Day Conference Ticket
$25 per person:  Keynote Lunch Ticket

To register for the event, click here. For additional information, please contact Olivia Hoblit at 904-206-5300 or email olivia@seasideameliainn.com. For media RSVP, please contact Elizabeth Ray, FRLA Communications Director at 850.224.2250 x255 or email at ERay@FRLA.org.

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2015 Clay County Gator Club Scholarship Golf Tournament

April 19th at Eagle Harbor

Visit claygators.com for details

Looking for golfers and sponsors.

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Jacksonville, FL., February 14th, 2015– Rethreaded, a Jacksonville non-profit,is breaking the cycle of the local and international sex trade (prostitution and human trafficking) by providing viable work opportunities for survivors.  Rethreaded is hosting their 4th Annual Mukti Ball on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 11:00pm, located at 220 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204.

The word Mukti (Mook-ti), in Bengali, means freedom, which is exactly what Rethreaded strives towards in their mission to change the lives of local women affected by the sex trade.  Join us as we celebrate Hope, Freedom, Community and Relationships at this year’s Mukti Ball.  The annual fundraising event gives the local community an opportunity to learn about the various ways they can make a difference in the sex trade and human trafficking right here in Jacksonville.  There will be  “Celebrity Poetry Readings” by Delores Barr-Weaver, Melissa Ross and more, for your entertainment, along with live music for your listening pleasure.  All in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in our very first “Passport to the World” dinning experience by Conscious Eats.  Cocktail hour will commence at 6:30pm, so bring your pallet and love for the community as we give Valentines Day a new meaning.  Tickets will be available for purchase through www.eventbrite.com

 

Rethreaded was voted the 2013 One Spark winners, by the people of Jacksonville. This award and our participation in One Spark opened a whole new level of visibility and support for the organization on a local level. Most recently Rethreaded was a finalist in the Martha Stewart “American Made” Contest. Rethreaded’s Founder and President says, “ When you spend your Valentine’s Day with us, not only do you get a delicious meal and amazing entertainment you become a part of sewing new stories for women in our own community!  It will be a night to remember.”

 

About Rethreaded

The faith-based nonprofit Rethreaded loves people affected by the sex trade by fostering relationship and life-giving community.  Our vision is to unravel the effects of the sex trade by fighting business with business on a global and local level. For additional information about rethreaded, please visit rethreaded.com.

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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is celebrating IHOP® Restaurants’ Decade of Giving as part of the tenth annual National Pancake Day fundraiser on Tuesday, March 3. For the tenth consecutive year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is partnering with IHOP Restaurants to offer free pancakes to anyone and everyone who wants them across the United States with the hope that guests will leave something behind for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

 

Monies raised in your area will stay locally to help save and improve the lives of kids in your neighborhood. In the first nine years, we raised nearly $16 million for charity through National Pancake Day efforts.  

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
 
The 14th annual Shoot for a Cure Sporting Clays Tournament will take place on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at WW Sporting Clays located on the Westside of Jacksonville.
 
The festivities begin with lunch on the grounds of the club featuring various auction opportunities, followed by a 90-target round of sporting clay concluding with an awards presentation.
 
This event appeals to outdoorsmen & women as well as dedicated shooters.
 
The Details
Thursday, February 26, 2015
WW Sporting Clays • 1445 Otis Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32220
The Schedule
10:30 am…………...Shooters begin to arrive for networking
11 am ..................... Registration
11:30 am ................ Lunch
1 pm ...................... Shotgun Start
Upon completion .... Awards Ceremony & Reception with Prize Drawing
 
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) and funds more CF research than any other organization. By supporting Shoot for a Cure, you will help further CF research and ensure that we get closer to reaching our mission of curing this disease.
 
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(Elkton, Fla.,)- The First Tee started in 1997, with a home office located at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. In just under 20 years The First Tee has expanded to about 200 chapters across the United States and four international locations.

The purpose of The First Tee is to give young people of all backgrounds and opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. The organizations accomplishes this goal by teaching participants about The First Tee Nine Core Values, and Nine Healthy Habits. There are over 300 children actively participating in The First Tee programming, which includes golf and life-skills classes.

One of the main goals of The First Tee of North Florida is to give every child the opportunity to play the sport of golf. The easiest way to support this goal is to become a First Tee of North Florida Ambassador Member. The cost of the membership helps to maintain this goal that no child gets denied access to The First Tee program for an inability to pay.

Some of the benefits of becoming an Ambassador Member are a foursome golf certificate for The Official Golf Course of The World Golf Village King and Bear, The Official Golf Course of The World Golf Village Slammer and Squire TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course, all at a discounted price. These are just a few of the benefits that come with being an Ambassador Member of The First Tee of North Florida.

Ambassador Membership costs $125 for an individual membership and $175 for a joint membership. 

For more information: http://www.thefirstteenorthflorida.org/Club/Scripts/public/public.asp

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1 in 8 Americans has Alzheimer’s disease, but they aren’t the only ones affected. 15 million family members provide the majority of in-home care for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.


It’s a tough job, not just because the hours are long, but because the disease is complicated. Each stage of Alzheimer’s causes changes in behavior and care needs, so caregivers are always in need of new information and resources.

That’s why the Department of Health and Human Services created alzheimers.gov—one user-friendly online place with all the best information available from government and leading Alzheimer’s organizations.

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