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First Coast Chapter welcomes you to AFCEA Jacksonville

An AFCEA Model Chapter


Come Dine with Us


Next Meeting will be in on 13 August 2014:

  Guest Speaker

Mr Steve Johnstone (invited)


 "Keeping things Humming in the Port.."


ACEAJAX: Serving Northeast Florida's Active / Retired and Reserve Community in bringing together Industry and our Military leaders


The Jacksonville Chapter meets at the University Club in Downtown Jacksonville each Month for a lunch 1130-1300.  Come and enjoy the opportunity to network and hear from the leaders in our community in policy and technology advances.  Lunch runs $24 for non-members , $20 for members(slight increase for members).  Active Duty Military is admitted at 1/2 price thanks to our corporate sponsors.  We also now accept credit cards!!!  Join now for reduced rates at www.afcea.org !

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 "The ADAMS is Coming...the Adams is Coming"

 Thanks to all who support us in the Adams Class Museum Project.  We at AFCEA are committed to putting a computer lab on the ship as just one of the many projects associated with bringing the ADAMS to Jacksonville...help us reach our goal!!   More info is available at the Adams Class Museum Web Site at www.adams2jax.org .  

Proceeds always support the Adams Class Museum . 


Congratulations to IT1 Breanna Schneider from NAVCOMTELSTA Jacksonville for selection as April AFCEA Jacksonville IP of the Month


Thanks to all for swinging the sticks in the 5th Annual Golf Tournament!   All you Golfers and Golfer wanna be's ....ya did good!!!.. The AFCEA Jacksonville Golf Tournament for raising funds for Scholarships for local High School and College Students focused on IT and Sciences (STEM) was a HUGE success !!!!   The tournament was held 16 May 2014 at the Deercreek Country Club!!   Money will go to building a lab training facility, supporting the 2015 Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair, providing scholarships for local students in STEM study areas! All of the money raised will stay or be reinvested in Northeast Florida and the surrounding area!!  Thanks for Being there.!!!!    

Sponsor us next year!!!                                              


  AFCEA Jacksonville focuses on Education, Networking, and Scholarship .....Come Join Us!  All proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund!!!

Find more on AFCEA International at www.afcea.org  


  Why let everybody else have all the fun??  Have you done your Hour of Code??   Time to get Progamin'Support this initiative...

Learn the details of your cell Phone or actually do some coding - learn JAVA, learn C++!!!  Help America Keep Pace!!!



How about a free download on "Cloud Computing for Govies"....we all need to learn more and you can too at www.dlt.com/Cloud4Govies


Applications are being accepted for additional awards for Science Teaching Tools Grants.  This program provides Grants through our Scholarship fund to local Elementary through High Schools for Science Departments to better enable them to prepare our young people for futures in the sciences.  Contact Mr Michael Blount, Scholarship Chairman, for further information (afceajax@comcast.net) .  A BIG THANKS to AFCEA International for supporting our Science Teaching Tools efforts with a $1000 check this year....we gave $1750 to programs at local High Schools through the NEFRSEF!!!!!  Thank you to the volunteers who assisted in judging the Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NERSEF) this February....!


Our primary local web page is at www.afceajax.org  but will be undergoing some changes and updating.   If you would like to exercise your Web Skills and help maintain it, please contact Todd Hillis.   Interested in current events in the world of IT and Cyber?  Check out our Articles of Interest Above!!!


Guest Speaker - Aug 2014

Mr Steve Johnstone


“Keeping thins Humming in the Port"

We continue our focus on technologies to counter domestic threats with a presentation by Mr Johnstne. 

Come learn what is happening today to be ready for tomorrow!!!!!   

Thanks for Joining Us for our  meeting!!!


We are embarking on a new year with new goals and objectives.  The primary goal is EXPANSION....to get the word out about the great networking and scholarship activities we are offering to the Area.  Start with the Meetings and continue with Golf and other sponsored events.  Get Involved!!!!! Be EVER VIGILANT!  

Our September 2014 Meeting, be at the University Club on   Wednesday 10  Sep 2014 ...


Sep Guest Speaker:  TBD

RSVP is required to afceajax@comcast.net !!! 


Many thanks to Mr Mark DuPont, Director National Association of Small Boating Law Administrators(NASBLA), Boating Operations and Training (BOAT) for speaking at our Jul meeting!    Check out the AFCEA sponsored upcoming events at www.afcea.org and don't miss the Upcoming Events.


We really need your support at our meetings.  There are minimum numbers we must commit to so, please come and take advantage of the ambiance and the great Speakers so we can keep our program going and vibrant!!!   Please also join AFCEA at www.afcea.org and help not only yourself in gain of professional knowledge, but our Chapter and become a part of an interactive International Community of IT Professionals!!


RSVP for our meeting at - afceajax@comcast.net

Bob Whitkop, President