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Daytona Beach Int'l Airport
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Daytona Beach, FL 32120-9607


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Week 10. Rotary Minute for week beginning September 8, 2014.

As most of you know, each month of the Rotary year carries a theme. And the theme for the month of 
September is New Generations. We hear this term often, but what exactly does “New Generations”
mean in regard to Rotary? 

Paraphrasing and plagiarizing from RI’s manual on the subject, New Generations refers to the 
youngest generation in the family of Rotary.  Many are participants in Rotary’s youth and young adult 
programs: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange
(RYE). Others are service-minded young people involved in Rotary club and district activities.

Past RI President Luis Vicente Giay coined the term “New Generations” at the 1996 RI Convention
when he shared his belief that the future of Rotary relied on involving young people in our programs 
and activities. New Generations Service became Rotary’s fifth avenue of Service in 2010. New 
Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through 
leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and 
exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.

I am pleased to report that here in District 6970, New Generations Service is alive, well and growing 
stronger. We are increasing the number of Rotaract and Interact clubs across the district; and both our 
RYE and RYLA programs are the envy of the Rotary world. Through New Generations, Rotary in 
District 6970 is growing younger every day!

Event Reminders:
• Sunday, September 14th
– District-wide Ice Bucket Challenge from noon to 3PM in honor of 
PDG Brent Williams in Gainesville at the Hatchet Creek Wildlife Reserve from noon until 
3:00pm. It will be fun for family so bring your children and grandchildren!

• Saturday, October 11th
– The Rotary Leadership Institute will hold its first sessions for the year 
at the Orange Park Campus of St. Johns River State College. 
• Monday, October 20
– all Rotarians in district 6970 are invited to a special luncheon to hear the 
latest update on Rotary’s epic project to end Polio worldwide. RI President Nominee John 
Germ and Pakistan’s National PolioPlus Chairman Aziz Memon will be the presenters.

• Sunday, October 26th
– Rotary/Jaguar Game Day at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
Information about all events can be found at

Yours in service to Rotary,
District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970 
smiley $$
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


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