This Minutarian represents the halfway point in the Rotary year. Maureen and I hope that you and your family enjoy both a safe and happy holiday season. As Rotary leads the world in Peace initiatives, at this time, in particular, Celebrate the Season and be proud to call yourself a Rotarian.
Wow, did you catch Thursday’s Jags game? Wow!! I hope you have your tickets for January 8, 2023. You can still buy tickets for the raffle for our Suite for the final game of the season with the Titans. Get them now on out webpage!
With the first ever Membership Summit at Daytona State College in Palm Coast around the corner, have you signed up? Unless you are comfortable with putting membership on autopilot, someone from your club needs to attend this event. How will you adapt your membership plan for the remainder of the year? The summit is 9am-12:30pm (Continental Breakfast and fellowship begins at 8am) on Saturday January 28. Cost is $25 and speakers will include Past Rotary International Director Jeffry Cadorette; Aide to Rotary International President Nominee Stephanie Urchick, Tom Gump; and Zone 33/34 Regional Membership Officer, Audley Knight. Seating will be limited, so sign up now. This is your club’s opportunity to examine recruitment and engagement.
Has your club completed the pledge form RYLA 2023. We are hoping that every club will sponsor 2 students. The effort is being led by the District Youth Services Committee, Chaired by Lt. Governor Michael Bruce. Cost will be $150 per participant and will include:
- Act I—Saturday March 25 in person 8am-4:30pm, Keynote Speaker Jade Gordon (including a food packing event with Rotarians). Beachside HS, St. Augustine.
- Act II—Saturday April 15 Zoom 9-1pm.
- Act III—Saturday May 13 in person 8-4:30pm, Keynote Speaker Orion Jean (this will be running parallel to our District Conference and will separate presentations from District Conference speakers).
On Saturday March 25 we will be doing District Grant Training followed by a food packing event, both at Beachside High School in St. Augustine along with RYLArians and Interactors from throughout the district. We will follow this with both Scotch & Wine Tastings at a separate location in St. Augustine. Details will be forthcoming.
The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail/Julington Creek has developed a good relationship with the Jacksonville Icemen. Use the discount promo code (BTROTARY) so all Rotarians (and friends/family) can use for tickets to any game.