District Governor 2023-2024
Rotary Club of Orange Park Sunrise
John Tabor, a member of the Rotary Club of Orange Park Sunrise since July 2000, served as club president during the 2017-2018 Rotary year. John is the Founding Chair of the club’s major fundraising event, The Tennis4Cancer Doubles Championships and has twice been named Rotarian of the Year.
He has served the District as Assistant Governor for Area 3, and as District Treasurer. As District Governor Nominee, he chaired the Brent Williams and Al Watson Awards Committee and served as the District “On to Houston” International Convention Chair.
John is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and now serves as an RLI Facilitator.
He is a Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society member and a Major Donor.
John has a long record of service to the Clay County community. He was recently re-elected to a fourth term on the Board of Supervisors for the Crossings at Fleming Island Community Development District (Eagle Harbor). He currently serves as the Board Chair.
John is a former Chair of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and served as Interim CEO in 2011-2012. He has served on the boards of many non-profit organizations and government advisory boards in Clay County.
Professionally, John is a Wealth Advisor with VyStar Investment Services. He is a Certified Financial Planner®. He has spent his entire career in Finance and Financial Services including stints at State Street Bank, AmSouth/Regions Bank and Lehman Brothers.
John holds a BA in History and Economics from Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA and a MBA from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.
He has two daughters that are proud graduates of Florida State University. He lives with his Rotarian wife Ann in Fleming Island.
District Governor Elect 2024-25
Rotary Club of Flagler Beach
Mickey Ulmer began his career in retail. For 25 years, he developed his skills in advertising, promotions and strategic planning for a variety of consumer-based companies. While helping lead an advertising agency, he expanded his focus to hospitality and customer service which led him to 25 more years with the Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q chain — first as Director of Marketing producing promotions and “from-the-heart” customer service — and then as a franchisee putting all those ideas to work satisfying customers every day.
Mickey excelled at assessing consumer needs and then creating high-impact messages to excite them as customers. His work brought numerous Addy Awards for creativity, then the Silver Medal For Lifetime Achievement from the American Advertising Federation, and later he was twice recognized Business Of The Year by the Amelia Island Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the years, he served on a number of civic boards including the Patient Advisory Council for Baptist/Nassau Medical Center and Advertising Advisory Council for The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication where he was made Professor Honorarius for his years of service to the college and its students.
As a restaurateur, Mickey fine-tuned his community service skills supporting Toy For Tots, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, the Navy League and more; he helped organize a Cold Night Shelter and continually donated food to the relief effort; and he opened his restaurant each Thanksgiving Day to provide over 200 people in need of a hearty meal and a bit of encouragement.
As a member and president of the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise, he found new avenues for his passion for service and became a Paul Society member. Moving on to District responsibilities, Mickey has served as Area 4 Assistant Governor, Fund & Procedures Committee member and is currently the RLI Director for District 6970.
Native Floridians, Mickey and his wife, Gale, moved to Palm Coast at the end of 2020 where he is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Flagler Beach. With his District responsibilities continuing to expand, Mickey is committed to service being his focus for his next 25 years!
District Governor Nominee 2025-26
Rotary Club of Northwest Jacksonville
Dale M. Moe is a retired Navy Chief that served our nation for 21 years with pride and honor. Dale’s final tour of duty brought him to Jacksonville and upon his retirement he now calls the First Coast home. Dale was born on the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in Houston, Tx. Dale was a government contractor working for Honeywell at Blount Island for seven years and is currently a commercial realtor with Greene Commercial Real Estate. Dale serves his community in many ways. He is the Immediate Past President of the Northwest Jacksonville Rotary Club (2021-2022); the District 6970 Assistant Governor for Area 4; District 6970 District Governor Nominee Designate 2025-2026, a member of the board of directors for the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum at Cecil Field. Dale is also continually active in the Jacksonville business community. Considering his service to his country, the Jacksonville community and business development, Dale still feels that his greatest accomplishment is being a strong believer in his faith, a husband, and a father to five fabulous children.