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Feb Flamingo Flyer by Marie Turnbull

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!

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

Hybrid Meetings - Create a Great Club Meeting Experience

RI Convention 2021 - Virtual


Vibrant Club Seminar Videos

Women In Rotary - Watch the Video

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


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.

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.


Hurricane Season 2020

PLEASE IMMEDIATELY LEARN About Your Respective Northeast Florida Community’s 2020 Updated Response Plan. Prepare For and Follow Instructions From Your Local Emergency Agencies Since the COVID-19 Emergency May Require Some Changes to the Evacuation, Mass Feeding & Sheltering Programs & Protocols Which Were Utilized throughout Northeast Florida in the Past.

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Hurricane Dorian Rebuilding-How You Can Assist?

UPDATE: New funds raise donations to $84,753
April 2020 – Long-Term Recovery: Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands

Picture and video from delivery of gasoline to residents of East Grand Bahama during the virus lock down.
Rotary got permission from the police to deliver gas. We are using the trailer you sent. Play the 0:20 video:

A new vehicle is now in service playing an integral part in enabling the GBI ROTARY SEAGRAPE TEAMS to quickly finish the DORIAN RECOVERY & CRITICAL REPAIR INITIATIVES as well as, if necessary, be in place from time-to-time for future emergencies. Play the video:

AG Lizbeth
How can you assist?
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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,

Protective Face Shields

The Rotary District 6970 Disaster Relief Committee recently became aligned with a NE Florida-based aerospace company Made in Space, Inc. This private-sector organization utilized its engineering and innovative products’ design and manufacturing expertise, as a good corporate citizen, to provide during this National Emergency small quantities of plastic face shields as a contribution. This will be done, through Rotary, to healthcare and other front-line personnel. Our Committee is focused on supplying this equipment which is in high demand to those entities servicing the underserved members within our communities; primarily, for workers caring for infants and elders.
FOR CLUB PRESIDENTS  & COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIRS / COVID-19 PROJECT: If your Club knows of an organization in its area of NE Florida which provides services for the underserved and has reached out for assistance in accessing a small quantity of PLASTIC FACE SHIELDS, please immediately contact with the details and quantity(ies) requested: Pat Mulvihill, Disaster Committee Co-Chair, at

JAX National Cemetery


The term “Gold Star” started during World War I. Gold Star Families” is now utilized to recognize the sacrifices made by a mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, or other when a loved one dies in service to our great nation. This Parkway will accordingly “honor & remember” and recognize that no one has given more to the US than the families of these fallen heroes.
It has been approximately nine years since the Summer of 2010 that a group from Northeast Florida went to Washington DC advocating this new access-parkway project (“Veterans Action Team”). The Veterans Action Team consisted of Members of the Support Committee at the Jacksonville National Cemetery (“JNC”) along with the Rotary Club of North Jacksonville, other Northeast Florida Rotarians, veterans organizations, civic leaders, and various  governmental agencies. These were the integral components of the driving force behind the construction of the new 3.4-mile two-lane parkway which leads into the hallowed grounds at the national cemetery (“Parkway”). This brand new $12.8 million North Jacksonville Parkway system connects the National Cemetery with the I-95 and Pecan Park Road interchange; will be maintained by the City of Jacksonville; and is expected to be completed during the Summer 2021. The Parkway has been designed to significantly improve transportation options from Interstate 95 for the multitude of motorists continuously seeking access to / from when attending funerals and the other numerous events held at the National Cemetery honoring US military veterans, such as the Wreaths Across America and Memorial Day ceremonies. The Support Committee and the Rotarians certainly take great pride in being able to support one of the most military-friendly Veterans’ regions in the entire United States, if not, the friendliest. The JNC honors all veterans and their families, especially the Gold Star Families whose beloved soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines gave their lives in the in the line-of-duty defending our great country so that we can live ours. Accordingly, this Parkway is being constructed to accommodate the families and the friends of our fallen heroes.


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 .