Daytona Beach West

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Daytona Beach West

Thursdays at 7:30 am
Vince Carter's Restaurant
2150 LPGA Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL
 
Send mail to: PO Box 9607
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-9607
 
 
 
 

 
 

Officers & Directors

President
Secretary
Treasurer
VP and Programs
Community Service Chair
Director
Membership Chair
Newsletter Editor
Past President
Foundation Chairman
Executive Secretary
Website Administration
 
 

***MEETING ALERT***

Beginning immediately, the regular weekly Club meeting will be held at Vince Carter's Restaurant, 2150 LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach (just off the LPGA exit of Interstate 95).  This is our new meeting venue.  See you there!
 

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Week 41. Rotary Minute for week beginning April 13, 2015.

The Weekly Minute – turns out it’s more than a minute! Last week I attended the first anniversary meeting of our newest club in the District, the Rotary Club of Interlachen and Lakes Area. It was a good meeting and a celebration to a good start for this emerging club – almost 25 members strong. The Interlachen and Lakes Area club is one of many clubs with a Minutarian who routinely reads the Weekly Minute to club members during the meeting. So I got to listen to one of my Weekly Minutes. As most or you already know, it took that Minutarian bit longer than a minute to read it in full. So calling it the Weekly Minute is a tad misleading. Oh well, I just want all Rotarians in District 6970 to know what’s happening and why everyone should be proud to be part of one the best Rotary Districts in the world. And if that takes more than a minute – so be it – you’re worth it.

Event Reminders:

May 8-10: District Conference and Assembly at the Flagler College campus. Mark your calendar for a weekend of interesting, informative and inspirational sessions, and a lot of fun Rotary fellowship.

June 18-21: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) will take place again this year on the University of North Florida’s campus. Each club should sponsor at least one, and preferably two, aspiring high school leaders to attend this life changing event.

June 26-28: Zone 34 Regional Seminar at the Hyatt Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. All District and Club leaders, as well as any Rotarian interested in learning more about Rotary, are encouraged to attend. Look for more details soon on our District website.

For more on these and all other events in District 6970, please go to www.rotary6970.org.

Yours in service to Rotary,
Percy
District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970
 
 
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July                              Grass Roots Giving    
August                         Avenues 12 Recovery House 
September                   Wings of Hope Foundation
October                       Duvall Home
November                    Family Renew
December                    WORC (Client Outings)
January                       Pace Center for Girls
February                      Halifax Urban Ministries
March                          Rotary Foster Care Coalition Inspiration Grant Program
April                             Melanoma Foundation -Walk for Research
May                             Domestic Abuse
June                            Camp Winona – Camper Scholarship
 
 
Daytona State College
Monday, 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Building 130 (Cafeteria), Room 154

http://www.daytonastate.edu/rotaract/
 
 
 

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