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Sep 05, 2014 by Fran Markette
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!
• 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 www.rotary6970.org.
Yours in service to Rotary,
District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970
District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970
Jun 01, 2014 by Fran Markette
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
by Ram Nayar
Daytona State College
Monday, 4:00 to 5:30 pm
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