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THE FLAMINGO FLYER by Marie Turnbull


You can see the current status of testing and infections on the FL DOH website: click here for Florida Department of Health-Covid-19 status

Announcements concerning the status of District 6970 events are found in the right side panel boxes.

Each club has to make its own decisions. Click here for updates by Rotary International.

Additional information can be found at the CDC: click here for up to date CDC information 

Some direct information from the CDC can be found in the following 4 information sheets.

COVID19 Facts 
COVID19 Stop the Spread 
COVID19 What to do if you are sick

Rich Turnbull
District 6970 Governor 2020-21





Important Events

Top 4 List

District Activities to Follow-Quick View

  1. DTA, District Training Assembly 2020 videos are now available. Click here to view: DTA Videos
  2. District Awards: The application period for Area of Focus Awards closed June 1, 2020.  Recognitions will be announced soon!. Link here: AWARDS 
  3. District 6970 Rotary Means Business event open to all. Sept. 23rd. Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine, FL.
  4. District 6970 Vibrant Club Seminar. Save the date Oct. 24, 2020 (also World Polio Day). Location TBD. Check back often for updates.

Vibrant Club Seminar 2020

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.

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.

Read more…

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:
AG Lizbeth
How can you assist?
Read more…


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

Public Image Hastings Rotary Club

July 1 marked the new fiscal year of Rotary International and all the Rotary clubs around the world. The Rotary Club of Hastings celebrated its 93rd year in the community on Feb. 26, 2020, and welcomed its first female African American president into office with an official pinning ceremony held at beautiful Railroad Park in Hastings. Presiding president Emily Fox pinned Ms. Kimberly Dixon as the incoming co-president of the club and remarked how different the club now looks from that of the club chartered by the St. Augustine Rotary Club back in 1927.

Ms. Dixon was sponsored into the club by the late Gerald Eubanks whose love for the people and town of Hastings was unfailing. Both educators, though a generation apart, they saw for and in Hastings, the potential to bring new opportunities to this close-knit community of such diversity and history. With the many resources of Rotary behind them, the Hastings Club has been the only civic service organization in Hastings since 1989.

Prior to 1987, memberships in Rotary were restricted by gender, not color. It was in May of 1987 when the Supreme Court handed down a decision upholding California’s ban on gender discrimination in private clubs. Sylvia Whitlock became the first woman to be a club president in Rotary, a year after her club’s charter was pulled for admitting her. The Hastings club is an example of how valuable women are to their community: in a single year, six women put in a collective of +750 hours of local service to the Hastings and surrounding community. That’s the power of service with Rotary behind it.

In Hastings, Rotarians can be seen helping at the car show to help raise funds for the Methodist Church, distributing food and clothing to those in need, supporting the COA activities and programs, supporting community events, and fighting to bring educational and economic opportunities to safe, healthy neighborhoods. Last year they also assisted the other St. Johns County clubs in renovating apartments for the Alpha-Omega organization, a project that will continue to assist women, children, and elders for years to come. They actively support the Polio Plus initiative with donations throughout the year and are participants in the global reduction of polio from 350,000 cases in 1979 to 125 in 2019. There is no shortage of ways to serve.

Ms. Dixon’s challenge to the community is, “Who will join us in making Hastings and the world a safer, healthier, working community?” The club can be reached at

The Five Avenues of Service


Club Service

Surf Camp

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.

Vocational Service

Habitat for Humanity

Rotarians volunteer to build in their communities

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

Community Service

Rotarians support BEAM and the community

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 students design a clean water system in Guatemala with 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.

Youth Service

Youth Exchange Students Enjoy Disney World

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