July 2014: Letter from the President

Lisa Diaz

Happy Birthday America! Today we celebrate and honor U.S.A. Independence Day. I love my freedom and I love America. We are truly blessed to live in a beautiful part of this greatest nation, and we’re also blessed to have passionate and dedicated Americans defending our freedom around the world. A special thank you goes to America’s military… past, present and future. We thank you wholeheartedly for the freedom we relish every day as Americans and for preserving America’s birthday.

Later this month, TCJAX has a great networking opportunity – we’re going to sea! Board the Victory II casino cruise boat with us on Friday, July 18 for an evening of cruising, dining, games and fun! It’s the perfect event to bring your significant other, business partners, customers and friends.

For the price of admission, you’ll enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment and $10 to spend in the casino. We’re also planning a silent auction and 50/50 as well as three sponsorship opportunities. If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please email Ken Petsch at ken@apollopackaging.com for more details or call him at (904) 237-2974.

Meanwhile, I’ll look forward to seeing you at next week’s members luncheon. But before I sign off, here’s a quote I’d like to share with you about July 4th:

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism”.  ~ Erma Bombeck, American author and humorist

Now be safe and go stuff yourselves!

Sincerely yours,

Lisa Diaz
President, TCJAX