Daytona Beach West

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Daytona Beach West

Thursdays at 7:30 am
Daytona Beach Int'l Airport
Volusia Room (upstairs)
Send mail to: PO Box 9607
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-9607


Officers & Directors

President Elect
VP and Programs
Sgt at Arms
Past President
Foundation Chairman
Executive Secretary

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Rotary-Jaguars Promotion
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Week 21. Rotary Minute for week beginning November 24, 2014.
First, congratulations to Brent Coates who was selected last week by our District Nominating 
Committee to serve as District Governor for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. Brent is a member of the 
Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise. He has served in a number of District positions and currently serves 
as our District’s Sergeant at Arms. He also served as Assistant and Area Governor from July 2011 
through June 2014. For those interested in our District’s process for selecting our District Governors, 
you can find that information in the D6970 Manual of Procedure. The manual can be accessed on the 
District website under the Goals and Procedures tab at the top of the homepage screen.
This past week several of our District leaders attended the Governor Elect Training Seminar (GETS) 
and Zone 33/34 Institute in Asheville, North Carolina. It was an inspiring and informative event 
featuring sessions on membership, the Foundation, New Generations, the End Polio Now campaign 
and more. As with any event like this, the best part was connecting and networking with our peers 
from the 28 other districts that make up Zones 33 and 34 – stretching from the Caribbean to West 
Virginia. Needless to say, there was much to absorb. And yes, we will be bringing back a ton of ideas 
to share with each Rotarian in District 6970 and a thousand volts of enthusiasm to help us “Light Up 
Final word – a big shout-out to all of the volunteers who helped interview our Rotary Youth 
Exchange outbound applicants in St. Augustine the weekend before last. Your participation is what 
makes the selection process work as well as it does. Selecting 20 outbound students from the 40+ 
applicants was not easy, but it is a rewarding experience. So thanks to all who were there to help us 
make sure we send our best to study abroad in the 2015-2016 school year.
Event Reminders:
May 8-10: Save the dates as we combine our annual District Conference and District Assembly into 
one big event. We’ll sail into the Flagler College campus in St. Augustine to Light Up the family of 
Rotary. Look for an agenda and more details soon.
For more on these events please go to on the home page under the District 
Events column.
Yours in service to Rotary,
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


Miles to end polio: $6 million crosses the finish line for polio eradication
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and six RI staff members bicycled 104 miles in Tucson Arizona, USA, on Saturday, for the Miles to End Polio event, raising more than $6 million for polio eradication. The money raised by Rotary will receive a two-to-one match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to the team from Evanston, 100 Rotary member riders took part in the ride. The fundraising ride is part of the annual El Tour de Tucson bike event in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The race attracts more than 9,000 cyclists a year, making it one of the top cycling events in the U.S. The...
Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
A major breakthrough against polio
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus. The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012. "We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC. Rotary has played an important role in bringing type 3 polio close to extinction. PolioPlus grants have provided key...
Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...
Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls' education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation of children for financial gain, according to an announcement in October from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. In announcing the award, the committee praised Yousafzai for demonstrating that "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations." It noted...

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Michael Tirpak
"Bottle School" Fundraising Campaign- DBS Rotaract
Dec 11, 2014
Linda Hall, Paul Shandel
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Dec 18, 2014
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