As we remember those who gave their lives on 9/11 and consider both the war in Ukraine and mourn the loss of Queen Elizabeth, I do not want to lose the moment where we celebrate King Charles III as he proudly wears his Rotary pin as an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Banchory-Ternan, District 1010. Are you equally proud to wear yours every day?
When we reflect on yesterday’s Jaguars game with the Washington Commanders and the closeness of the losing outcome, it would be easy to assess that we have been here before. However, I want to remind you that our partnership with the Jaguars is about more than football. First and foremost, it is about contributing to Polio and second, it is an opportunity to enjoy fellowship with your fellow Rotarians. If the Jaguars are having a great season, that is an added benefit, but try not to make this an expectation. If you already have tickets or cannot go when your club is going, think about giving a ticket to a Veteran, a Rotaractor or Interactor. Most importantly, sign up now before the seats you want are gone. Several of the options have already become limited.
l I hope that every club in the district is considering who should be our next District Governor. Nominations will continue to be accepted from current club presidents through October 23, 2022.
We have now confirmed the date for our spring Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) which will be held at Santa Fe College in Gainesville on Saturday February 18, 2023.
If you are considering registering for the RI Convention in Melbourne, the deadline for the last registration discount is December 15.
Pictures of the Week
This week was a great opportunity to see the district, starting with the Rotary Club of Deland Breakfast where Assistant Governors Steve Crump, Kayla Ferriero and I were welcomed by president Amanda Agnew.
After a brief chance to take a walk around Steve Crump’s farm, we returned to the Sanborn Community Center, as Assistant Governors Steve Crump, Kayla Ferriero and I were welcomed to the Rotary Club of Deland by club president Keira Espada.
When Past District Governor Tommy Grimes showed up at the Rotary Club of Amelia Island, I thought he was there to heckle me, however in actuality, he was there to be recognized by club president Dan Westra as Rotarian of the week, with Assistant Governor Theresa Shuster by his side.
In my final visit of the week, I shared lunch at the Jacksonville Zoo with the Rotary Club of North Jacksonville and District Ukraine Relief Chair Pat MUlvihill and club president Terry Lee. If the District Governor was paying closer attention, Assistant Governor Theresa Shuster would have been in the picture, darn!