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Week 36. Rotary Minute for week beginning 9 March 2015.
Greetings District 6970 Rotarians – it’s a recap week. So here we go.
Week 33: There were two messages this week. First, get your club’s ducks in a row if you plan to beat a path to the Awards podium at this year’s District Conference. Webmaster Wizard, Howard Kelly, and District Award Chair, Theresa Shuster, have posted all pertinent award docs on the District website. Most of the awards and recognitions have March 31 deadlines. So better get moving!
Second, the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville with participation from the Rotary Clubs of Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville Oceanside, St. Augustine, Orange Park and West Jacksonville, sponsored an oratory competition on the subject of financial literacy at the UNF Center on February 12th. If your club has an interest in participating next year, please contact Doug Matthews at (904) 296-0212 x224 or email him at email@example.com.
Week 34: E-Clubs may not be every Rotarian’s cup of tea, but they have their place in the Family of Rotary and they have been very beneficial to many Rotarians around the world. District 6970 is on the verge of starting our first E-Club. For more information about it, contact PDG Russ Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 230-1334. He will provide you with the information you need to point prospective E-Club members to our soon to be launched online Rotary club.
Week 35: March is now “Water and Sanitation” month? Water and sanitation are important topics locally and globally. Locally we know that climate change and population growth will significantly impact our coastal communities and our water resources in the decades ahead. So as good Rotarians, we need to lead the way, both in planning for sea level rise and in good stewardship of our water resources. Globally we know that water and sanitation issues put much of the world’s population at risk. So as good Rotarians we need to take action on sustainable projects to that address these issues. The fact is our District has been, and currently is, very active in these types of projects. Something we should all be very proud of as Rotarians in District 6970.
And one more congratulatory shout-out to PDG Brent Williams, who recently received the Rotary Foundation’s highest honor – the Distinguished Service Award – a well deserved accolade to a remarkable Rotarian.
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,
District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970
District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970
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
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