Welcome to the Georgia Bulldog Club of Jacksonville. As a UGA graduate, mom of a UGA graduate, and a diehard fan of the Dawgs, I am excited about another year of UGA football. I am honored to repeat as President this year. We had a challenging 2020 but we are hoping to see things return closer to normal this year. I am thankful that we were able to still hold our weekly meetings in person and join fellow Club members and UGA fans for game-watching.  I can’t wait for our weekly fall meetings this year and more game-watching as we gather to show our Bulldog pride and spirit.

As I said last year, I could not do this job without the help of all of our dedicated and seasoned officers. They truly represent our club and are passionate about their duties and making it a group that you will want to join and remain a member for years to come. I hope we can bring in even more new members who will feel welcome and want to get involved. We are a family representing a wide range of ages, backgrounds, careers and interests, united over our love for the Dawgs. So reach out to anyone you know who loves the Dawgs, whether they live here or elsewhere or are an alumni or just a fan.

Our annual Georgia/Florida event had to be modified a bit last year but we still had a great event with the help of Party Shack and I can’t wait to plan for this year. I was ready to take the plunge into the St. Johns last year, as is the tradition of the club President every time we give those Gators a beating. Well at least I get another chance this year! With another recruiting class in the Top 5, I am hopeful for a championship season in 2021.

We've literally worked years on getting a UGA specialty license plate in Florida and finally we can with your help. Show your Bulldog pride by buying a UGA tag voucher for every registered vehicle you own in Florida. Before the state of Florida will manufacture and offer the UGA plate, 4,000 plates must be pre-sold by October 16, 2022.The UGA Alumni Association has set up a website to sell the vouchers online for $33.86, which includes the tag fee and a small processing fee (there is no donation included). It is $33 if you purchase it in person through your local county tag office. https://alumni.uga.edu/uga-license-plates/florida/

You can learn about our club history, keep up-to-date on GA/FL happenings and read about UGA traditions on our website, as well as renew your membership. Be sure to visit the Scholarship tab and learn about the Vince Dooley Scholarship awarded to local high school graduates attending UGA. We are very proud of our commitment to help these students achieve their dream of attending UGA. The scholarship has an annual commitment of $12,000. It was established in 1988 to honor Coach Dooley’s 25th year at UGA.

Follow Jacksonville Bulldog Club on Facebook to keep track of meetings, game watching parties and read articles about our Dawgs. We have game watching parties at two locations and it’s the best place to be outside of Sanford Stadium on game day. Come to our weekly meetings during football season and socialize with our members, play UGA trivia, win raffle prizes and listen to our guest speakers talk about and answer questions about the Dawgs.

Welcome to the Georgia Bulldog Club of Jacksonville!  Go Dawgs!

Sandra Petroutsa