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Week 43. Rotary Minute
Rotarians of 6970,
A quick refresher this week on the First Object of Rotary; The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. To me it's a reminder, that we are not necessarily a service organization. We are in fact an organization of members that believe in and perform service. We use our Rotary Clubs, as the vehicle for that service. You the members, the customers of Rotary are our most valuable commodity. Thank you for being a Rotarian.
District Conference is growing near. Remember, if you can only make lunch, sign up just for lunch. Dinner only, sign up just for dinner. How about just a breakout or two, that also works. We start at 10:00am, May 16th, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in Daytona Beach. Registrations are coming in early this year. We will sell out, so don't be left out.
Remember, clubs considering submission of a District Grant application, must do so by April 30th. Don't miss the date, don't be late.
Keep doing those wonderful things you do! Have a great week!
Engage Rotary, Change Lives
District Governor Art
 
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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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