The Rotary Club of Green Cove Springs held their annual Rotary Bike Ride, which is one of their fund raisers. It's a 67 mile ride through Penney Farms on SR 16 looping back to US Highway 17 and then turning back north through the Bayard area. DG Marshall Butler and PDG Percy Rosenbloom try to ride in it every year. This year Debra Lowe, RI Major Gifts Officer, joined the duo.
The three of them called it a training ride in preparation for El Tour de Tucson (AZ) to raise money for the End Polio Now Campaign. It’s a 104 mile, one-day bike ride event with about 9,000 cyclists participating. The ride does not focus exclusively on any one cause or benefit. But because it is such a large ride, they allow several causes to participate.
The Rotary Club of Tucson began using it several years ago to raise money for Polio Plus (now called the End Polio Now campaign). A couple of years ago, RI’s General Secretary, John Hewko, who is an avid cyclist, joined the ride and was able to garner enough publicity to raise some serious contributions for the Polio effort. Last year, Debra rode in it and was one of the top fund raisers.
This year, DG Marshall and PDG Percy will join Debra, Hewko and a cast of RI staffers, and a host of Rotary cyclists from other Districts for this ride. They will be starting the promotion soon. The ride takes place this year on November 19th.
WEEK 8 - BEGINNING AUGUST 22, 2016
LOUISIANA FLOODING ASSISTANCE
Many clubs are asking how to assist with disaster relief for the flood victims in Louisiana (Rotary District 6200). We have posted information on this website (see link below) as it becomes available.
Frequent updates are also being posted on the Facebook group page for Rotary District 6200.
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
Each year over 8,000 high school students participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) program worldwide, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the efforts of Rotary volunteers around the globe. The Youth Exchange Committee is currently seeking host families and club sponsorships for inbound youth exchange students during the 2017-2018 school year.
If you have any questions regarding what is involved with hosting an exchange student, completing the forms or arranging for a RYE presentation to your club, please contact District RYE Chair Jeff Hart at email@example.com. Deadline to make your club’s intentions known is September 17th.
If your club sponsors an Interact club, ask the club sponsor to save the date for our annual Interact Summit on Saturday, September 10 at Flagler College.
ROTARY DISTRICT 6970 ALUMNI REUNION
Our Rotary District 6970 Alumni Association will be having their first social event on November 13 in St. Augustine. We are still waiting to confirm the location, but it will be a fantastic brunch at 11 AM. Guests are encouraged and welcomed.
Be sure to “like” Rotary District 6970 Alumni Association on Facebook.
Only 289 days until the All Star Conference in Atlanta!
Service Above Self,
District Governor 2016-2017