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Richard “Coop” Cooper

District Governor 2021-2022

Rotary Club of Ormond Beach

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Minutarian Week 15: October 11, 2021

Minutarian Week 15: October 11, 2021

Look at that, already the middle of October, the Rotary year is rushing by and we don’t want to miss out on all of the opportunities. Vibrant Club Seminar / District 6970 All-Flamingo Celebration is...

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Vibrant Club Seminar / District 6970 All-Flamingo Celebration is now open!

Registration Link:  https://www.dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77530947

WHEN: Conference Kick-off Party:  Friday, Nov. 5 @ 6:00pm
Vibrant Club Seminar Saturday Nov 6 @ 9:00am
District Conference Celebration Nov 6 @ 6:00pm

WHERE: Renaissance World Golf Village Resort
500 South Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32092
904.940.8636

World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort for $149 / night
Book your group rate for Rotary District 6970 – 2021 District Conference
Event Summary: A Flamingo Celebration of Rotary Year 2020-21!
Start Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
End Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Last Day to Book: Thursday, October 21, 2021

2021-22 Zone 34 Public Image Citation

July Goal: Register by September 30th here – July Public Image Citation 

August Goal: Develop & Register Your Club’s Public Image Plan here – August Public Image Plan

September Goal: Create a Content Calendar for Posting Reminders here – Content Calendar

District 6970 Events


Every year, the Rotary community mobilizes for World Polio Day to raise awareness about global efforts to end polio for good. If we stay committed, we can make polio the second human disease ever to be eradicated. Join us for World Polio Day as global health experts and partners share our progress on the road to polio eradication. Around the world, people who support the fight to end polio take pride in Rotary’s End Polio Now logo. It shows that we are part of a monumental effort to eliminate a human disease for only the second time in history.

District 6970 News

First Coast Interact Club

First Coast Interact Club

The First Coast Interact Club - Rotary Leaders of Tomorrow YOUTH SERVICE PROGRAM Sponsored by: The Rotary Club & Charities of North Jacksonville USA (Committee Chair- Past President Terry Lee)...

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Hurricane Season 2021

Hurricane Season 2021

Northeast Florida From: Padraic E. “Pat” Mulvihill, Chair District 6970 Emergency & Disaster Relief Committee Contact Information: pem@axisp.com  / TEXT 904.534.0035 Prepare NOW for the Current...

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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 (floridarotarytag.com) 


 

AP Picture: Barge Damages Bridge-Lafitte, La., Aug. 30, 2021

RAVAGES OF AUGUST 2021 HURRICANE IDA
AFFECTING OUR FAMILY OF ROTARY
US GULF COAST ROTARY DISTRICTS 6200 (LA) & 6840 (MS)

D6970 YORK FOUNDATION (501c-3) HURRICANE IDA DISASTER RECOVERY FUND

In late August 2021, Hurricane Ida became the second most intense hurricane to strike Louisiana, only behind Katrina. Throughout its path of destruction in LA, more than a million people had no power: heavy infrastructural damage / extremely heavy flooding with extensive damage throughout the New Orleans Area (ROTARY District 6200). So far, four direct deaths have been confirmed (two in LA and two in MS); It is currently estimated that Ida is responsible for at least $15 billion in insured losses in LA. FEMA is heavily involved in the initial disaster recovery efforts and has deployed seven Incident Management Teams (five in LA; and, two in MS), with over 1,300 employees. Also, there are large deployments of Mobile Emergency Response Support: US Coast Guard & DoD aircraft and high-water rescue craft /  Shelter Operations / Urban Search & Rescue Teams; US Army Corps of Engineers’ Power Restoration Teams; Food Kitchen / Water / Tarp / Generator distribution centers.

At this early stage, our D6970 Emergency & Disaster Relief Committee has made preliminary contacts with the respective US Gulf Coast Districts. Our fellow Rotarians throughout these Districts will be performing both their short & long-term recovery assessments during the near future. To assist them financially, our District has set up a donation program:
 
BY CHECK

Payable to:  The York Foundation, Inc.
Send to: ROTARY DISTRICT 6970 YORK FOUNDATION, INC.  P.O. BOX 47195, JACKSONVILLE FL 32247
Note that payee instructions state: District 6970 HURRICANE IDA 2021 DISASTER RECOVERY FUND;
and, Name of Donor / Rotary-Rotaract  Club
Please Indicate to Whom & Where (Address) Receipt is to be Sent / With Name of The Family of Rotary Organization / Along with EMAIL-PHONE Contact Information
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR MOST GENEROUS SUPPORT!

ROTARY DISTRICT 6970, YORK FOUNDATION, INC. REGISTRATION # CH27562, IS REGISTERED WITH THE STATE UNDER THE SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT, 1991.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES
BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7253) WITHIN THE STATE.
REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL,
OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
 
Rotary District 6970, York Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation under 501(c)(3), EIN 59-2319085
No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution.

If using PayPal / York Foundation to give, please choose a relief effort from the pulldown.

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!

If using PayPal / York Foundation to give, please choose a relief effort from the pulldown.

AP 2021 PHOTO of buildings destroyed in Les Cayes

Powerful August 14, 2021 Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake & Aftershocks Struck South-Western Portions of Haiti

Heavy Damage to Infrastructure / Initial Reports of Hundreds Dead and Injuring Thousands

More Powerful Than the 2010 Devastating Quake Housing leveled, leaving thousands without homes. Hospitals are overwhelmed. Very complex operating environment.

 

Overview: Epic center of damage is reported to be approximately 100 miles due west of Port-au-Prince. News reports indicate that the US, the UN and several international private relief agencies are assessing the most critical disaster relief needs and logistical delivery networks. Simultaneously, this country is currently experiencing several very complex challenges, including COVID pandemic along with certain economic and political instability caused by the recent assassination of its President, Jovenel Moise. Also, it is still in a long-term recovery program due to the 2010 quake which killed over 200,000 people (this 2021 seismic activity appears to be on the same fault line as the 2010 event).

Needs: District 6970 is currently interfacing with a not-for-profit international disaster-relief, multi-modal emergency logistics provider which coordinates with all forms of land-air-ocean transportation. The Leadership of this organization has informed D6970 that Needs Assessment Reports are currently being prepared by key on-the ground teams led by agencies which include, but not limited to, the following- World Hope International /  World Central Kitchen / CORE Group.

OTHER: For additional Information regarding District 7020: Please contact the District 7020 Disaster Chair PDG HARESH L. RAMCHANDANI / EMAIL- 7020Relief@gmail.com

From the Desk of: Padraic E. “Pat” Mulvihill, Co-Chair 2021/ 2022 District 6970 Emergency & Disaster Relief Committee / TEXT: 904.534.0035 / EMAIL pem@axisp.com

2021 Haiti Relief

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

(Please note ‘Haiti’ in the memo space)

If using PayPal / York Foundation to give, please choose a relief effort from the pulldown.

 

Sign up today at www.rlitraining.org/course-information/course-schedule/ Scroll down to October 16th, click on “More Info” and follow the prompts.

District 6970 by the Numbers

Members

Clubs

Counties

Rotaract Clubs

Interact Clubs

Satellite Clubs

The Five Avenues of Service

Club Service

Rotarians volunteer their time to teach autistic children surfing

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

Community Service

Rotary supports many community service organizations such as BEAM

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

UNF engineering students design a clean water system for a village in Guatemala with support from District 6970 Rotarians

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.

Vocational Service

Rotary supports vocational education for all

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

Youth Service

Rotary Youth Exchange students enjoy a visit to Disney World

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