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 17. Rotary Minute for week beginning October 27, 2014.
Trick or treat came early here in District 6970. And it was definitely a treat when the Rotary Club of 
Jacksonville hosted our District Days event on Monday, October 20
, at the Omni Hotel. We don’t 
have the official count yet, but Rotarians from practically every club in our District were there to hear 
Rotary International President-Elect Nominee, John Germ, and Pakistan’s National PolioPlus Chair, 
Aziz Memon present the latest updates from the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee. The event 
was capped-off when our District Rotary Foundation Chair, PDG Cynde, presented a $20,000 check 
from our District’s global grant funds to John and Aziz toward the End Polio Now campaign – 
$10,000 for each presenter . There will be a video available soon thanks to RC Amelia Island Rotarian 
Stan Cottle. Stay tune for more details on that.
And now for the big announcement of the week! Working closely with DGE Fel and DGN Marshall, 
we have decided to combine our District Conference and District Assembly into one really awesome 
weekend event. So mark your calendars now for May 8-10, 2015. And be on the lookout for an 
announcement with more details. It will be coming your way soon. And here’s a hint: It will be from 
the Poncé de Percé.

Event Reminders:
November 1: Deadline for the submission of District Governor nominations to serve during the 2017-2018 Rotary year.
November 15 and 16: We need volunteers to help conduct interviews for the outbound applicants in 
our Rotary Youth Exchange program. We will be interviewing over 60 applicants to fill 20 slots. So a
lot of help will be needed. Please pitch-in to make sure that we select the best representatives from our 
District to spend the 2015-2016 school year studying abroad. Go to our District website to find out 
how you can sign-up to help for a half-day, whole day or both days. It’s a very rewarding experience.
Details and instructions for these events can be found on on the home page 
under the District Events column.
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


World Polio Day: Health officials laud polio eradication achievements, point to disease’s endgame
After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program -- World Polio Day: Make History Today -- Rotary leaders joined global health experts and celebrity singers to hail the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on...
Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...
Chat with food experts on Twitter about alleviating hunger
Hunger affects more than 800 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme, and one-third of all the food grown every year goes to waste. Together, we can change that. On World Food Day, Thursday, 16 October, join a conversation on Twitter from 12:00 to 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), using the hashtag #RotaryHunger. During the chat, food experts will talk about ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in your community and around the world. Rotary (@Rotary) will moderate the chat, and experts from organizations including Rotary First Harvest (@RFHarvest), the...

Speakers & Greeters

Oct 30, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
Tom Caradonio
New Convention Center and Visitors Center Director
Nov 06, 2014
Cynde Covington
Rotary Foundation
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 20, 2014
Dec 04, 2014
Jan 08, 2015

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