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Meet District Governor Rich “Coop” Cooper

District Governor 2021-2022

Richard Cooper II

Rotary Club of Ormond Beach

Rich Cooper is a Native Floridian and resides in Palm Coast, with his wife Nancy. Rich works for Foundation Risk Partners in Daytona Beach, a national independent insurance intermediary. Rich and Nancy have 3 nearly grown children, Alex (23), Christopher (21) and Gabriella (18).

Prior to Rich entering his career in the Insurance Industry in 2002, he was a professional fire fighter and paramedic for 10 years. Upon retirement from the fire service, Rich joined his family business running a local insurance agency in Ormond Beach.  In 2009 upon his father’s retirement, Rich took over operations of the agency and ran it successfully until selling the agency to a group of executives that wanted to start a new national company. That company is now 18th largest independent agency in the US, after just four short years.

Rich has been a member of the Rotary Club of Ormond Beach since 2002 and served as club president in 2012.  Rich has also served in several district positions including Area Governor, Sergeant-At-Arms, CART Chair and District Treasurer.   Rich is a Paul Harris Fellow, Major Donor, a Benefactor and member of The Bequest Society.  Rich is also a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute.

Rich is very involved in his community and serves and has served on several boards and committees, including Ormond Beach Main Street Association, Halifax Health Associates and previously served as the Chairman for Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce.  Rich also proud to have helped launch branches of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in three communities.

Minutarian Week 5, August 2, 2021

Minutarian Week 5, August 2, 2021

Well folks, here we are in August already. One month down and 11 to go. We got this! August is an exciting month for many reasons but for me the most exciting part of August is that it is membership...

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District 6970 Events

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

Registration Link:

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

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

District 6970 News

National POW-MIA Recognition Day

National POW-MIA Recognition Day

National POW-MIA Recognition Day JACKSONVILLE AREA EVENT LOCATION-  Cecil Air and Spaceport, Florida  ADDRESS- 6112 POW-MIA Memorial Parkway, JAX FL 32221 WHEN- Saturday 18th Sep 2021 / From 9 am to...

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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:  / 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 ( 


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!

Sign up today at Scroll down to August 28th, click on “More Info” and follow the prompts.

District 6970 by the Numbers




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 .