New Rotary Club Chartered in Nassau County

Greater Nassau Rotary Club
Press Release
Contact: Justin Taylor
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January 8, 2021

Mickey Ulmer (R) recognizes Richard Wood (L) who will serve as president of  the new Rotary Club.

The Greater Nassau Rotary Club has officially moved from satellite status to become the newest Rotary Club in Nassau County. The former satellite group of the Amelia Island Sunrise Rotary, celebrated their new charter at the North Hampton Golf Club in November. This will make the third Rotary Club in Nassau County following the Amelia Island Sunrise Club and Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach. This is the first club West of Fernandina reaching Yulee, Callahan, Hilliard, and Bryceville.

Richard Wood was sworn in as the club’s new President and is excited about the many opportunities to serve the community. “Every day our neighbors face tough challenges,” Richard comments. “Our focus will be the Rotary mission of ‘Service Above Self’ as we work to help those who need it most in our community.”

Richard’s primary occupation is an agent with Farm Bureau Insurance, but his love of service stems from his family’s own hardships as he has watched his children spend time in and out of the hospital on many occasions while facing transplants. This led Richard and his wife Christina to establish Compassionate Hearts for Kids, Inc. as a way to bring hope and love to children who are battling various forms of illness. According to Richard, “It is our responsibility as Rotarians to help our fellow neighbors and lift them up when we can.”

The event followed social distancing guidelines and provided comments and presentations from Amelia Island Sunrise Rotary President John Kublbock and Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach President Eric Belley, in addition to regional and national Rotary leaders who spoke via Zoom. Charter members Justin Taylor and Jackson Selvidge led the program as dual emcees.

Brian Henning, the original leader who spearheaded the new club, was presented with the Paul Harris pin for his service on starting the Greater Nassau Rotary Club and serving as its first President.

About Greater Nassau Rotary Club

Through regular club programs, projects, and neighborhood activities, our members learn about the issues facing Nassau County and exchange ideas on how to take action and respond to them. Rotarians have donated their time to collect canned goods, serve meals, and raise money for those in need. While Rotary provides opportunities to grow personally and professionally, we truly are a service above self organization. Guests are welcome to attend meetings every Tuesday at the North Hampton Golf Club at 5:30pm. For more information on the Greater Nassau Rotary Club, visit its Facebook page www.facebook.com/nassaucountyrotary.


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