Twenty-two High School Students Named Exchange Scholars
Twenty-two high school students from within District 6970 have been selected for Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship Program to study abroad in the coming school year. Twelve clubs within the district are sponsoring the students' study abroad. RYE Chair Jeff Hart named students who successfully passed the candidate interviews held in early November.
WHAT COUNTRIES WILL HOST THEM?
The students won't know what host countries the students will be assigned to until The Big Country Reveal. The candidates and their families gather at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek (25 State Road 13) on December 13 at 6 p.m. to learn the exciting news.And, you are invited to join them.
|Rotary District 6970 RYE Outbound Scholarship Recipients for 2018-2019|
|RYE Candidate||High School||Sponsor Rotary Club|
|Catalina Aguirre||P.K. Yonge Develop||Downtown Gainesville|
|Judah Bachmann||Gainesville HS||Gainesville|
|Ana C. Barrientos||P.K.Yonge Develop.||Gainesville|
|Olivia Behringer||Gainesville HS||Gainesville|
|Caroline Bernet||Douglas Anderson||Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset|
|Taylor Brown||Creekside HS||Bartram Trail|
|Kenneth Debaun||St. Augustine HS||St. Augustine Sunrise|
|Katie Frantz||Ponte Vedra HS||Ponte Vedra Beach|
|Maggie Frantz||Ponte Vedra HS||Ponte Vedra Beach|
|Zachary Greenwald||Ponte Vedra HS||Ponte Vedra Beach|
|Hannah Gundelfinger||Ponte Vedra HS||St. Augustine Sunrise|
|Mason Hicks||St. Augustine HS||Coastal St. Johns County|
|Ryan Jones||St. Augustine HS||Coastal St. Johns County|
|Aurora Karasulu||Allen D. Nease HS||Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset|
|Cecelia Killian||St. Augustine HS||Coastal St. Johns County|
|Elizabeth Landauer||Gainesville HS||Downtown Gainesville|
|Cosette MacLaren||P.K.Yonge Develop||Gainesville Sunrise|
|Alexis McInnis||P.K. Yonge Develop.||Gainesville|
|Lawrence Movsovitz||Ponte Vedra HS||Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset|
|Bradley Rustad||Allen D. Nease HS||Coastal St. Johns County|
|Andrew Ryan||Allen D. Nease HS||Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset|
|Luke Shlomitsu||Bucholtz HS||Gainesville|
Jeff Hart and the District Committee Chair Hart recognized Paula Roderick, Outbound-Chair and Abbie Bernet, Outbound-Vice Chair for their efforts in the execution of a successful RYE Outbound Program.
Also acknowledged for their participation in the selection process were all of the Rotarians, volunteers, Rotex Students, Rebound Students and Inbound Students that participated in the candidate Interviews held earlier this month at St. Johns River State College/St. Augustine.
WEEK 21 - NOVEMBER 20
The first Thanksgiving celebration was documented in the early 1600’s with a gathering of Puritans, Pilgrims and Native Americans to celebrate the harvest.
There is a striking similarity with Rotarians joining with different cultures and working together making a difference in the World!
From Kendra and I, we want to wish each of you a very “Happy Thanksgiving” and hope you get to spend time with family and good friends!
Howard Kelley, Rotary Club of Jacksonville, has graciously maintained the District 6970 website for the past nine years. He is stepping down from his webmaster duties on June 30, 2018.
As Howard steps down in lieu of having only one person manage the website we have decided to form a Webmaster Committee to delegate the tasks for maintaining the website. If you have an interest in serving on a Webmaster Committee to please contact Howard or me. Howard’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Thank you for your support!
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Jaguars Discount Ticket Program Benefits Rotary's Polio War Chest.
It's 2017 kickoff time for the partnership between Jaguar football and District 6970. One-thousand discounted tickets to the December 3rd Rotary Day Game — Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts. All but $10 of ticket proceeds goes to The Rotary Foundation for End Polio Now! In addition, two VIP suites are available for the December 3 Colts game.
In addition to selling tickets to members for their use clubs can donate tickets to the military service members or to under-privileged children or given to Interact, Rotaract and Youth Exchange students.
Clubs can make it a Fellowship Event...a project...a way to exceed a club's Polio Plus giving goals.
District Opens Fund to Receive Hurricane Relief Donations
As hurricanes Maria's and Irma's devastation are being assessed and victims seek relief, District 6970 has put in place a system for receiving and managing contributions for hurricane disaster relief in our area. Contributions can be made to the district's York Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax deductible charity fund.
Online club and individual contributions can be made directly by clicking the DONATE button below.
In addition to needed relief support within our own district, donations will afford financial support to Rotary districts such as Puerto Rico's District 7000 and South Florida/Caribbean District 6990.