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November 2015 - Ange Wallace -  "Oh, the Places You'll Go"

November 2015 – Ange Wallace – “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”

Our guest speaker for the November meeting was travel expert, Ange Wallace, President, Wallace Pierson Travel here on Amelia Island. Ange is a true travel consultant who walks the walk, flies the skies and sails the seas and is therefore well-qualified to guide others who wish to explore the world. She shared some of her knowledge and advice about how travel has evolved over the years and suggest some new and exciting destination ideas. She […]

October 2015 - Rayonier Execs Preview the TerraPointe Development Plans

October 2015 – Rayonier Execs Preview the TerraPointe Development Plans

At the October, 2015 meeting we were treated to an excellent presentation on Rayonier’s partnership with Nassau County on two large-scale land use plans that will evolve over many decades – the Crawford Diamond Industrial Park and the East Nassau Sector Plan, a mixed-use development, known to some locals as the TerraPointe development. Over the next 70-100 years, the East Nassau Sector Plan will include houses, offices, shops, resort facilities, medical facilities, schools, and industrial […]

Todd Lindner September EABC Speaker

Todd Lindner September EABC Speaker

Our speaker in September 2015 was Mr. Todd Lindner from the Jacksonville Aviation Authority who is project manager for the new Cecil Field Spaceport operation. Todd gave us an overview of the lengthy and complex process it took to get Cecil Field certified as a spaceport. He and his team had to coordinate with a number of government agencies, all branches of the military, the FAA and local governing authorities and communities. After several years […]

August 2015 Launch of the New EABC Web Site

August 2015 Launch of the New EABC Web Site

At the August meeting we took the opportunity to discuss the development and launch of our new EABC web site. The current web site was developed and tirelessly maintained by Caroline Bloechlinger since the beginning of the club and we want to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work she has devoted to our organization. Another of our club members, Shaun Harrell, has taken on the web site redesign and he gave our keynote address at […]

July 2015 - Personal Fitness with Zach Rocheleau

July 2015 – Personal Fitness with Zach Rocheleau

In July our guest speaker was personal trainer Zachary Rocheleau, who gave us an inspired talk on the value of physical fitness and the power of taking small steps toward your goal. Personal physical fitness has become an important aspect for many of us these days as the health benefits of exercise and proper diet have become more well-understood. We are fortunate to have an expert on this topic as one of our own members. […]

May 2015 - The New Geography of Investing

May 2015 – The New Geography of Investing

At the May meeting EABC members were treated to a discussion by Tom O’Neil (of American Funds) titled “Creating Clarity from Confusion”. Tom lead a discussion about some developments in financial markets you don’t hear about in the media very often and then shared a roadmap for staying focused on your long-term goals. It’s no secret that Americans tend to distrust the media — but we listen anyway. According to a recent Gallup poll, public […]

April 2015 — Exploring the International Heritage of Fort Clinch

April 2015 — Exploring the International Heritage of Fort Clinch

At the April meeting we heard from local Park Ranger and historian Frank Ofeldt who gave us a glimpse into Fort Clinch’s past and shared with us some of the international aspects of its history. Frank is a well-known expert on the details of Fort Clinch and you can find him most days inside the compound portraying a Union Sgt. in full uniform, delighting visitors with stories and military life factoids. He is an entertaining […]

Sports for a Good Cause

Sports for a Good Cause

It is not often that we are able to welcome a local TV celebrity to speak at the EABC meeting. Well, we did it this time and Donna Deegan, author, breast cancer awareness advocate and former weekday television anchor on the First Coast News agreed to enlighten us about her cause. Did you know that Donna is an avid marathon runner who started “26.2 with Donna” the National Marathon to fight Breast Cancer? Imagine over […]

A Preview of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

A Preview of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

One of Amelia Island’s biggest annual events comes to town this month. The Concours d’Elegance takes place on March 13-15th at the Ritz Carlton and honors Britain’s motor racing hero Sir Sterling Moss. We are fortunate enough to have Mark Becker join us to give us a preview of this year’s event. He raced semi-pro motocross as well as Formula Vees and Formula Fords and is an eclectic restorer whose collection spans the spectrum from […]

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