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Week 4. Rotary Minute for week beginning July 28, 2014.
To quote the late playwright, George Bernard Shaw: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has actually taken place.”
That said, in regard to the District 6970 Weekly Minute, I am planning to make every 4th issue a recap of the notices and events from the immediate three previous issues. In doing so I hope that we can avoid the single biggest problem in communication – the illusion that it’s actually taken place.
Recapping Week 1:  On July 1st we extended a warm welcome to our new Rotary International Director, Robert Hall from the Rotary Club of Dunwoody in Georgia, who represents Zones 33 and 34. He succeeded Rotary International Director Anne Matthews, the first woman to serve as the Vice President of Rotary International. As you may recall, our District 6970 is one of eight Rotary Districts in Florida. When our eight Florida districts are combined with the three districts in Georgia and the three districts in the Caribbean, collectively they make up Zone 34.
Recapping Week 2:  Are you ready for some football? Let’s hope so because it’s game on! Our partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars is set and it’s time for all clubs to get busy selling tickets to raise money for their projects and to help support our Foundation. Webmaster Howard Kelley has done an amazing job of making this program simple and online. All you have to do is go to our District’s website to get started. Huddle-up with your club’s Rotary-Jaguar team captain and start moving us toward the goal line.
Recapping Week 3:  What’s the best way to really Light Up Rotary? Start planning now for your club’s Rotary Days event – a signature initiative from Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang. There is a brochure available to help you plan the perfect Rotary Day. It’s an opportunity to share our passion for service and fellowship with people, businesses and other associations in the community around us. Several clubs are already in gear for their Rotary Days events. Our District is planning a big “Rotary Week” event starting October 20 and culminating October 26 at EverBank Field for the Rotary Jaguar game day.
Upcoming Events:
  •  On Saturday, August 2nd, it’s the annual Rotary Youth Exchange Welcome Home Dinner which takes place at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville. All Rotarians are invited.
  • On Saturday, August 16th, it’s our District’s Light Up Rotary Seminar at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center in Orange Park. Rotary International Director Robert Hall will be our keynote speaker at lunch that day.
  • On 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.
Details and sign-up for all events can be found on our District’s website,, under the events section on the home page.
Yours in service to Rotary,
District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970
smiley $$
July                              Grass Roots Giving    
August                         Hope Reins, Inc.        
September                   Wings of Hope
October                       Christmas Project (Gail Calleja)
November                   100 Deputies/100 Kids
December                    UCP (Client Outings)
January                        Pace Center for Girls
February                      Halifax Urban Ministries
March                          Rotary Foster Care Coalition Inspiration Grants
April                            Melanoma Walk
May                             Domestic Abuse
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