Week 17, October 21, 2019
World Polio Day is THIS THURSDAY, October 24.
Next week, The Minutarian will list some of the great things our Clubs have done to celebrate being “THIS CLOSE TO ENDING POLIO”. Send me an email with a one-sentence description of what your club has done. You are part of eliminating the second human disease off the face of the Earth!
We still have a way to go, though. Nigeria has not had a new case in over three years. But warfare is preventing monitoring in some places, so we can’t declare all of Africa polio-free until we are certain—perhaps in 2020. That will leave just Afghanistan and Pakistan as polio sources.
If you want to keep helping, we still have tickets for the Jaguars Game December 1. You can even buy a raffle ticket to sit next to Shad Khan, the owner of the Jaguars, and a Polio spokesperson. All proceeds go to end polio.
**Don’t let your club forget that District Governor nominations have to be received by November 1—one week from now.
Tickets, nominations…it’s all on the RotaryDistrict6970.org website.
Rotarians Make a Difference!
District 6970 Governor
HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF—HOW YOU CAN HELP
Situation Report: October 21, 2019
RECOVERY & REBUILDING
In the aftermath of DORIAN where it is reported that there are over 60 Hurricane-related deaths, nearly 300 persons still unaccounted for and property damage in the $7 billion range. Our District Leadership Team is very thankful for the most generous outpouring-to-date of financial contributions, earmarked for Bahamas Disaster Relief & Recovery, to the York Foundation made by our Northeast Florida Family of Rotarians (See Contribution Graph Below).
We are getting in position to assist local Bahamian Rotary Clubs who are currently performing “needs assessments”, focusing upon both short and long-term disaster recovery projects in the hardest hit areas of the Islands, primarily Abaco and Grand Bahama.
District 6970 contributions will enable these Rotary Clubs to purchase and have delivered certain specialized educational / health and sanitation / nutritional / and other critical equipment & vital supplies to be utilized in recovery & rebuilding process.
This past week, on behalf of five Rotary Club Presidents, the Assistant District Governor on Grand Bahama Island reached out to Northeast Florida Rotarians for our assistance in accessing the following specific items:
1. Mobile-Laundry Trailer Unit;
2. Forklift; and,
3. Mobile Trailer (with sides).
If you, your Club or business / professional associates have access to any of the above items, or have a “subject matter expert” in logistics’ or laundry equipment, please immediately contact our District Disaster Committee (US & Caribbean) Co-Chair, Padraic E. “Pat” Mulvihill, at email@example.com; or, phone / text to 904.534.0035.
Also, see below for specific instructions on “how to make a contribution” and please continue to monitor the District website for POST-DORIAN REBUILDING BAHAMAS UPDATES.
Click HERE to donate: PayPal/Credit Card All funds donated are dedicated solely for post-hurricane Dorian recovery & rebuilding initiatives
If you prefer to donate by check, click the “READ MORE” below for additional information.
District 6970 In Action
President Tom Bryan and District Governor Mike Darragh rededicated the Ascension Health Services — formerly St. Vincent’s Hospital — mobile health unit that marked Rotary’s 100 years of service in Florida. As members and guests of our Rotary Club applauded, Mike and Tom cut the ceremonial ribbon for the re-designed vehicle.
The Five Avenues of Service
Club Service focuses on making clubs strong.
A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships
and an active membership development plan.
Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work
with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.
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 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.