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St. Augustine Regional Council is dedicated to improving quality of life for residents of the area through community outreach, building relationships and discovering local assets.

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BraTini

BraTini

An event featuring music, food, and men modeling decorated bras. Next event is October 13, 2016
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Chalk Walk

Chalk Walk

Paseo Pastel – the Spanish custom of a casual promenade or walk. Our plans for the next event are in review - stay tuned for our 2017 event calendar.
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Marketing

Marketing

MoveToFlorida.org directs potential residents to professional advisors that can assist them in their move to Florida.
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Network

Network

Great information, great networking, and great food can all be found at the StAR Council General Membership Meetings.
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September 20th Program Meeting – Becky Yanni to speak about Council on Aging community services

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Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

 

September 20, 2016


Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Becky Yanni will be the StAR Council speaker for the September Program. Becky is the executive Director of the St Johns County Council on Aging. She will talk about the services of  COA , including memory care programs, community senior center offerings, and public transportation.

Becky has lived in St. Augustine for over 36 years and raised two sons, Joseph and David, here in our lovely community. Prior to acquiring her current position, Becky worked in the hospitality industry as a co-owner/operator of a 120 room Motel and Restaurant. In 2004 she earned a Real Estate Broker’s license and worked as a sales agent for 5 years.

Becky enjoys volunteering in the community and over the years have had many and varied volunteer positions. She actually started at Council on Aging as a volunteer in 2005, was offered a staff position in the development department in 2008, and became the Manager of Development and Volunteers in 2011. In 2013 she was asked by the COA Board of Directors to take on the role of Executive Director of Council on Aging leading and advocating for the older residents of our community.

 

August 16th – Call for Nominations; StAR Officers 2017

No program is scheduled for August.

Now is the time to submit nominations for new StAR board officers for 2017.

Nominations are due by  5 p.m. Friday, August 26th.

Responsibilities for each Director is in our bylaws. If you wish to serve or know of someone who will serve as President-Elect; Vice-President; Secretary; or Treasurer, please email our nominating committee chair, Lydia Keohane, 2015 Past President ([email protected]) or call 904.501.6100.

 

July 19th Program Meeting – Learn About Youth Services in St. Augustine

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

 July 19, 2016


Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Robin Kass Burchfield, Diane Heiser and Dr. Pam Mullarkey-Robbins will be our guest speakers. The discussion will focus on youth services in the county.

 

Robin Burchfield is the Director of Development at St. Augustine Youth Services with over 25 years of community involvement. She will talk about the role of SAYS in our county and the programs available for children at risk and in need.

 

Diane Heiser is a former Middle School Teacher who now serves on the Board of Directors for Project SOS. She will speak of her experiences with the program in the school where she worked. Project SOS strengthens families by empowering parents and educating youth to make healthy life choices.

 

Dr. Pam Mullarkey-Robbins is the CEO and founder of Project SOS begun in 1993. She is an educator, wife, mother, grandmother, fundraiser and radio personality.  She will discuss the impact of Project SOS on communities especially in St. Johns, Duval and Clay counties.  She will also share success stories and how she developed a curriculum that is helping teens across North Florida to make healthy life choices.

 

Bring a guest to learn more about the projects underway for promoting and improving our community.

 

Join us at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
located at 16 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Appetizers will be served.

 

June 21st Program Meeting – Local Artist Talks About Lincolnville

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

June 21, 2016

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

 

Rosamond Parrish, local author and artist, will be our guest speaker. Through her paintings she will tell the history of Lincolnville and talk about current developments.

 

Rosamond Parrish earned a degree in English Literature and Spanish from Auburn University, and later pursued a degree in Fine Art through studies at the University of Hawaii, Flagler College and the University of North Florida.

 

After numerous intensive workshops in watercolor, oil painting and design from nationally-known instructors, she began teaching drawing and painting at the Jacksonville Art Museum, where she remained for over 23 years. In 1982 she founded the Jacksonville Watercolor Society. Rosamond has been a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society since 1972, and has served on the Boards of Directors of Florida Watercolor Society, the St. Augustine Art Association, and the EMMA Concert Association.

 

She is active in the St. Augustine Historical Society and the Archeological Society. She has won numerous awards for her paintings and has had over 40 solo and group exhibits.

 

In 2011, she won the coveted Carl Steinsieck Award for excellence in drawing at the St. Augustine Art Association. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education.

 

In 2012 she illustrated and wrote Lincolnville, A Sketchbook Journal of an Historic St. Augustine Neighborhood, which has been acclaimed by members of the St. Augustine arts and historical community. Her studio is in St. Augustine, Florida USA.

 

Bring a guest to learn more about the projects underway for promoting and improving our community.

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Join us at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
located at 16 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Appetizers will be served.

 

 

May 17th Program Meeting – Meet Representative Cyndi Stevenson

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

The Honorable Cyndi Stevenson, CPA, Florida House of Representatives District 17, will be our guest speaker.

 

Cyndi is a CPA by profession with over 20 years’ experience in public accounting and in industry. She has worked in both large and small accounting firms and maintained her own practice for a number of years. She has served as the controller for an insurance company as well as Children’s Home Society of Florida, the largest child welfare provider in the State. She also has experience in Real Estate, healthcare and small business.

 

From 2005-2015 she committed herself to public service as a St. Johns County Commissioner. St. Johns County is one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Florida. After having been elected county wide three times, she successfully ran for Florida House of Representatives in a special election in April 2015 and is now serving her first term in the Florida House.

 

Cyndi is a life-long Floridian who enjoys fishing, sailing, kayaking, bicycling and community service. She lives with her husband of 32 years, Henry who was also a CPA. Henry and Cyndi live in St. Johns County, Florida and have two grown sons.

 

Cyndi will brief the StAR Council on the latest developments from the Florida 2016 Legislative session and how it impacts St. Johns County. Additionally she will entertain concerns and ideas for future legislative needs.

 

Bring a guest to learn more about the projects underway for promoting and improving our community.

 

Join us at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
located at 16 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Appetizers will be served.

 

Cyndi Stevenson

Representative Cyndi Stevenson

April 19th Program Meeting – Learn about the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
 Appetizers

Bill Jones, President of the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association, will be our guest speaker.

 

Bill will be sharing his insights as coordinator for the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association activities including Music by the Sea, a summer concert series offered free to the public every Wednesday beginning in Mid-May and running through the month of September. The organization also provides other cultural and social activities for residents and seasonal guests. Farmers Markets are held on Wednesday mornings year round.

 

Bill has been a St. Augustine Beach Civic Association Volunteer and Board Member since 2007, serving as President for the past 3 years. The many civic opportunities create memorable quality of life experiences on the island where he happily resides with wife, Gaye. They have three grandchildren.

 

Bill is the owner of ProShow Disc Jockey Service for 28 years. In addition to community service engagements, he moonlights during the day at the St Johns County Sheriff’s Department where he celebrates 10 years of service in October. He holds a BA from Manchester College with concentrated studies in Speech, Communication and Drama.

 

Bring a guest to learn more about the projects underway for promoting and improving our community.

 

Join us at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
located at 16 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Appetizers will be served.

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March 15, 2016 The Litter Gitter

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP


Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

 

Adam Morley will be our guest speaker for our March Program Meeting.

Adam Morley

Born and raised in St. Johns and Flagler counties, Adam Morley is an environmental leader and entrepreneur. He started ANJ Recycling Service in 2008 and sold it last year. He works as an environmental educator with St Augustine Eco Tours, and has served on the boards of The Friends of Anastasia State Park, Friends of Tomoka Basin State Parks, Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway, and the North Florida Coastal Caretakers.

 

He is the Captain of the Litter Gitter and will be talking trash, policy, the effects on property value, and health as well as our community’s role in finding local solutions to the global problem of plastic pollution.

 

Bring a guest to learn more about the projects underway for improving our community and promoting it to individuals outside of our area.

 

Join us at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine with plenty available parking nearby.

 

Lydia Keohane and Bob Salgado with Florida Home Realty with be sponsoring door prizes for attendees.

 

For more information or to RSVP,
contact Marjorie Taylor at [email protected] or [email protected].

February 16th – Learn about S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue at our General Membership Meeting

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP


Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Peggy LaRoche from S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, Inc. will be our guest speaker.

Peggy LaRoche is an active member of S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, Inc. that was founded in September 2008 with the goal of saving adoptable dogs and cats from euthanasia in Northeast Florida.

Peggy has been volunteering with S.A.F.E. since the 2008 in various roles including fostering dogs and cats, transporting animals to adoption events, transporting dogs and cats to the Vet, rescuing, transporting, involving Youth volunteers and volunteers in the SAFE ReSale Store on Anastasia Island.

Peggy will discuss S.A.F.E.’s mission and accomplishments, fostering and adoption needs as well as their recent expansion into Putnam County.

Bring a guest to learn more about the projects underway for improving our community and promoting it to individuals outside of our area.

Join us at 6 pm at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
located at 16 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Appetizers will be served.

For more information or to RSVP,
contact Marjorie Taylor at [email protected] or [email protected].

Bring a guest to learn more about the projects underway for improving our community and promoting it to individuals outside of our area.

 

January 19th Annual Installation Dinner

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Raintree Restaurant
102 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-824-7211

Date: January 19, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cash bar.

Cost: $30 per person (includes entrée)

The Annual Installation Dinner is held every January to install new officers for the St. Augustine Regional Council. This time is also devoted to presenting the StAR Fish Award in honor of an outstanding community member for their volunteerism and community service. Members and guests are invited to learn more about the projects underway for improving our community and promoting it to individuals outside of our area.

 

Please RSVP by January 13, 2016 to [email protected] with the number of guests attending.

 

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November 17th General Membership Meeting

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Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP


Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30  p.m
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

 

Rick Rees, Assistant County Director, St. Johns County Veteran Services will be our guest speaker.

 

Our speaker Rick A. Rees , Assistant Veterans Service Officer (ACVSO), resides in Clay County and has worked in the Veterans Service Office for over a decade. He will share experiences of his positions and explain the scope of services in the county and how to access them. The Veterans Services Office assists veterans and their dependents in applying for benefits to which they are entitled under Federal or State Law or Regulations by reason of Active Military Service in the Armed Forces of the United States. This includes, but is not limited to, preparation of formal claims and appeals relating to Compensation, Education, Loan Guaranty for Homes, Special Adapted Housing, Pension, Medical Care, Insurance, Burial Benefits and related matters. Offices are now located at 200 San Sebastian Way, St. Augustine, FL

 

The StAR Council wishes to join the nation in saluting all veterans for their service.

 

Bring a guest to learn more about the projects underway for improving our community and promoting it to individuals outside of our area.

 

Join us at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
located at 16 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Appetizers will be served.

 

For more information or to RSVP,
contact Nancy Francis at [email protected] or [email protected]

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