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


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Week 8. Rotary Minute for week beginning August 25, 2014.

Every 4 th week the Weekly Minute serves as a recap for the previous three weeks. 

Week 5 Recap: This week’s minute served as a reminder to sign-up for the Light Up Rotary Seminar that took place on August 16th . Apparently it worked as we had over 200 D6970 Rotarians fired-up and ready to go last Saturday at the Thrasher-Horne Center. 

Week 6 Recap: This week’s minute was intended to spotlight our District’s Rotary Youth Exchange program, better known as RYE Florida. It also congratulated our District’s RYE Committee on a successful and well-attended Welcome Home Dinner for the 26 returning students we sent abroad for a year of study. Keep in mind we are preparing to interview the next round of Outbound RYE applicants in November.

Week 7 Recap: This week’s minute was a shoutout to all of the Rotarians who attended the Light Up Rotary Seminar and a special thanks to the Rotarians who planned, organized and presented – too numerous to mention individually in the Weekly Minute, but very much appreciated by all. All who attended are encouraged to share the information and enthusiasm with your fellow club members.

NOTE: The presentation at the seminar on the historic Membership Survey is available for all to see on ourDistrict Website, along with many other interesting stats and information. A huge shout-out goes to South Jax Rotarian and District Trainer Mike Darragh for the insightful and interesting analysis.

Event Reminders:
  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. More information is available on our District’s website.
  October 20-26 – District 6970 Rotary Days Celebration Week 

  Monday, October 20 – District-wide luncheon in Jacksonville with Rotary International President Nominee John Germ and Pakistan’s National Polio Plus Committee Chair Aziz Memon – location to be announced soon

  Sunday, October 26 – Official Rotary Jaguar Game Day at EverBank Field in Jacksonville – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins at 1pm.

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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