Greetings from Houston!
Thousands of Rotarians from all around the world descended on Houston this week. We have Rotarians from every district in the world here and District 6970 is no exception. We had quite a turnout. There is sure to be plenty of fun, fellowship and inspiration over the next few days as we all enjoy the opportunity to make Rotary better when we are all together.
Fellowship, one of my personal favorite parts of Rotary.
Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.
There are so many fellowships to choose from, here’s a link that will show you a complete list of all of the fellowships available to you. https://www.rotary.org/en/our-
Hurricane Season is upon us!
As we all know in this part of the world, Hurricane Season begins June 1rst and runs through the end of November.
Make a Plan.
Hurricane season starts on May 15 in the north Pacific and June 1 in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. It ends on November 30. Before hurricane season each year, make sure you and your family are prepared by planning ahead.
Write down emergency phone numbers and keep them on the refrigerator or near every phone in your house. Program them into your cell phone too.
Prepare an emergency supply kit.
Locate the nearest shelter and different routes you can take to get there from your home. If shelter locations in your area have not been identified, learn how to find them in the event of a stormexternal icon.
Pet owners: Pre-identify shelters, a pet-friendly hotel, or an out-of-town friend or relative where you can take your pets in an evacuation. Local animal shelters may be able to offer advice on what to do with your pets if you are asked to evacuate your home.
Gather emergency supplies.
During and after a hurricane, you may need supplies to keep your family safe and healthy. Remember that a hurricane could cut off your power and water supply. You also may not be able to drive because of damage to your car. Roads may be flooded or blocked.
That’s why it’s best to be prepared—stock up on everything you might need now. Be sure to prepare the following:
An emergency food and water supply.
An emergency medicine supply.
Emergency power sources such as flashlights (don’t forget extra batteries).
Safety and personal items.
Important documents, including medical documents, wills, passports, and personal identification.
A fire extinguisher. Make sure your family knows where to find it and how to use it! Read the National Fire Protection Association’s tips for using fire extinguishers
For more information, please see the NOAA link www.noaa.gov/hurricane-prep
Rotary Leadership Institute, Saturday August 6, 2022
We have another Rotary Leadership Institute coming up on August at the Palm Coast campus of Daytona State College. Log into DACDB to signup https://dacdb.com/
Pic of the week
Having a little fun with some District 6970 Rotarians in Houston
Service Above Self,