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April Flamingo Flyer by Marie Turnbull

District 6970 Call to Action!!

 Fellow Rotarians, the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent, which is a part of our own RI Zone 34, is experiencing a Major Volcano Disaster since early April of this year.   St. Vincent is home to the Rotary Club of St. Vincent, the Rotary Club of St. Vincent South, and the Rotaract Club of Kingstown.

Additional information is below, but suffice it to say the needs are great!  We are asking all Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Rotary Clubs to consider sending contributions to our York Fund (a 501c3 charitable entity).  And in turn, District 6970 will MATCH the first $5,000 in contributions at a 1:1 rate!! Donate now and have your dollars doubled!!

Thank you for considering a monetary donation to help our Caribbean / Rotary neighbors; remember we are People of Action!!
(read more: Rotary District 7030 Report)

Yours in Rotary Service,
District Governor Rich Turnbull

April 2021 Caribbean Volcano Relief

Please make checks to:
District 6970 York Foundation
and send to:
PO Box 47195, Jacksonville, FL  32247

(Please note ‘VOLCANO’ in the memo space)

Or!!  Save time and use the convenient ‘Donate’ button below!

Let’s Play Mingo Bingo!


Let’s play Mingo Bingo!!! What is Mingo Bingo, you say? Well, it is a fun way to track your Rotary Activities while earning points for the coveted Rotary District 6970 Mingo Award! But most importantly, this is a tool to help members get engaged in all the many activities our clubs and District are involved in, and having fun along the way!


Click to play Mingo Bingo!


You can pre-order at your local tag agency throughout the state of Florida.

Ok District 6970 Rotarians, the time for waiting is over and the time to take action is NOW! After working on this project for over seven years we now have an approved Florida Rotary License Plate. The first step is for us to sell 3,000 vouchers across the state and then the State will begin production. Many of you know one of Florida’s most visible Rotarians, George Robertson Burnett. George’s video message will tell you why you need to purchase your voucher now!  This is our opportunity to show the rest of the state that we are the best district. Order your Voucher now by clicking on our website. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions—Jeff Michelman, District Governor Nominee

The Florida Rotary tag design has been approved by Rotary International and by the Florida Highway Patrol to ensure it meets visibility standards.

Are you ready to show off your Rotary pride on your vehicle?

The new tag will help fund Rotary Youth Programs across all Florida Rotary Districts and it is already available for pre-purchase. Click on the link bar below to buy your tag voucher online or visit your local tag agency in-person to purchase it directly through them throughout this state of Florida.

Florida Rotary Specialty Tag – Florida’s Rotary License Plate Pre-Order ( 


By Jeffry Cadorette, past RI director and chair of Rotary International’s Communications Committee

Most of us have social media accounts that we use to promote Rotary. In our network are Rotary friends, but also family, friends, and colleagues outside of Rotary. This is all very good.

Many of our profile banners include a stamp that says “Proud Member” or “End Polio Now” along with our mark of excellence, the Rotary logo. We have photos of club events we attended (from the time when we could attend events in person). Our posts go to both members and those outside the Rotary family.

What could be wrong with that? Continue reading 


RYLA 2021 will be held virtually through Zoom
When: Fri., June 18, 3:00 – 6:00 pm and Sat., June 19, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Who: Students must be current sophomores and juniors. Student participants MUST have access to a computer and the Internet to participate in the conference. If families don’t have this, then the Sponsoring Clubs should provide them.
Cost: $100 per student to be billed to clubs in late March.
For more information:
Virtual RYLA 2021 information
Club Pledge Form (due March 15, 2021)
Student Application Form (due April 15, 2021)
Questions: contact


Rotary Works is an initiative provided for Rotarians and Rotaractors within Zones 33 & 34 experiencing career transition.  This initiative is comprised of three distinct programs, providing education, networking, and/or financial resources for participants, providing mentorship opportunities for personal and professional development.

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Important Events

Outstanding Leadership Awards

Applications due May 15, 2021

Each year we ask you as Rotarians of District 6970 to show your pride and nominate our members (from your club or another in the district) who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate continued leadership in Rotary and our communities. D. Brent Williams and Al Watson both serve as symbols of the best of Rotary. Please take the time to recognize your outstanding colleagues for their leadership. Rich Turnbull, District Governor

D. Brent Williams Award Information

Al Watson Award Information

Hybrid Meetings - Create a Great Club Meeting Experience

RI Convention 2021


Vibrant Club Seminar Videos

Women In Rotary - Watch the Video

Hand Washing Stations

Rotary Clubs in The Greater Jacksonville Area will provide a soap & water portable hand-washing station to an organization where it is most needed.
Free of charge.
Please complete the form. The hand-wash station will be delivered.
Thank you for your community leadership.

Rotary Means Business Fellowship Event Open to all District 6970 - FREE!


2021-22: Serve to Change Lives

2021-2022 Theme logo - Serve to Change Lives - EN

RI President-elect Shekhar Mehta is urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving other is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

District 6970 In Action

Any photograph on this website of people without the Covid-19 recommended face masks were taken before the current government regulations as of July 1, 2020.


Portable Hand Wash Station

Learn how to build portable hand wash stations – Club Project Idea!
Click for details: Portable Hand Wash Station Building Instructions

N JAX Rotarians Expressing Gratitude

April 11, 2020
SITUATION: VIRUS- April 2020, healthcare workers across the US are facing “war like” conditions with a pandemic as the enemy. Almost unheard of in recent history hospital systems in some areas, such as NYC, are near the breaking point.
RESPONSE: “Expression of Gratitude”- North JAX Rotarians are aligned with UF Health, Jacksonville. Pres. Dale Moe, the club’s board, and members Fred Allison, Terry Lee and Doug Register designed a Thank You Sign for UF North Campus.
More Info on the Rotary Sign-Project: Fred Allison,
Padraic E. “Pat” Mulvihill, Co-Chair Emergency & Disaster Relief Committee,

The Five Avenues of Service


Club Service

Surf Camp

Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Vocational Service

Habitat for Humanity

Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.

Community Service

Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.

International Service

Surf Camp

International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.

Rotary International Projects

Visit to learn more about international projects.

Youth Service

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as EarlyAct, , and .