WEEK 4 - BEGINNING JULY 25, 2016
THE FUTURE OF ROTARY IS BRIGHT
On Saturday, July 23, I spent the evening with the future of Rotary. I started at the Youth Exchange Welcome Home Dinner where we heard the life changing stories of the 2015-16 outbound exchange students. I wrapped up the evening at the Annual Downtown Rotaract Jax Summer Party where school supplies were collected for needy students and a good time was had by all. Many of the young professionals I met were not yet members of Rotaract but very impressed and ready to join. The future of Rotary is bright!
AUGUST IS BRING A FRIEND MONTH
August is Membership Month in Rotary. All clubs in District 6970 are encouraged to Bring A Friend to a club meeting, service project or a special social event, with appropriate programs to inspire and introduce your friends to your fellowship. This will be a great opportunity to showcase your Club, as well as what it does in the community and the values we share. Of course, you may want to pre-emptively check your club’s schedule to see if the District Governor is making a visit to your club and plan accordingly using the 4-Way Test as your guide.
ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY SEMINAR
Only three weeks until the Rotary Serving Humanity Training Seminar, scheduled for August 13. The seminar include sessions on plans to celebrate the Centennial of the Rotary Foundation, updates on our partnerships with the Jacksonville Jaguars and The Player’s Championship, as well as a review of the recent membership satisfaction survey, a workshop on how to strengthen your club’s new generations programs and an overview of the sweeping changes made at the Council on Legislation. In all, there are 17 sessions on the agenda plus we’ll receive an incredible update on the fight to eradicate polio from PDG Cynde Covington and PDG Fel Lee. The seminar will be held at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park starting at 8 AM. A continental breakfast will be served starting at 7 AM. Contact District Executive Secretary Patti Chapman to register your club for the seminar.
Only 317 days until the All Star Conference in Atlanta!
Service Above Self,
District Governor 2016-2017