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The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach’s charitable foundation recently donated $10,000 to the University of North Florida Foundation to establish the “Service Above Self” scholarship. Named for the motto of Rotary International, the funds will provide a $2,500-a-year...
RLI Graduates from RC of Northwest JAX

RLI Graduates from RC of Northwest JAX

One of District 6970’s newest clubs is off to a great start.  The Rotary Club of Northwest Jacksonville was chartered on August 5, 2021.  During the last RLI session held in Palm Coast on August 6th, President Carlos Williams and President Elect Dessie Pollard...
Minutarian Week 6: August 8, 2022

Minutarian Week 6: August 8, 2022

Our district continues to step up on our efforts to help Ukraine. This week we received approval of a grant with 6 other districts across the US to send $175,000 in critical medical supplies to areas that have received heavy casualties. At the Vibrant Club Seminar at...
Minutarian Week 6: August 8, 2022

Minutarian Week 5: August 1, 2022

This week marked the passing of  PDG Big Ed (Edward Peck) past member of the Rotary Clubs of Daytona and Gainesville. Ed was 104 and was District Governor in 1966-1967 when our District was 694. Rotary’s COVID-19 Task Force has designated 21-27 August 2022...
Minutarian Week 6: August 8, 2022

Minutarian Week 4: July 25, 2022

We just learned that a 20-something unvaccinated individual in northern NY contracted polio. Polio was once one of the most feared diseases in the U.S. In the early 1950s, before polio vaccines were available, polio outbreaks caused more than 15,000 cases of paralysis...
Minutarian Week 6: August 8, 2022

Minutarian Week 3: July 18, 2022

It is now official as Past District Governor Rich Cooper came to Jacksonville Oceanside and presented my club with the District 6970 Banner and he gave me the ceremonial gavel. Are you ready for some Jaguars football to support Polio? Past President of the Rotary Club...
Minutarian Week 2: July 11, 2022

Minutarian Week 2: July 11, 2022

Are you excited about the upcoming season with the Jacksonville Jaguars and hoping that this will be their year? Whether you are a football fan or not, I am excited to tell you that through the hard work of Past District Governor Cynde Covington, the End Polio/Jaguars...
Minutarian Week 2: July 11, 2022

Minutarian Week 1: July 4, 2022

Happy Independence Day! It is hard to believe that our year of serving Rotary, our Communities and the World has begun. The value of all the planning now comes down to execution. Over the past month Maureen and I have had the opportunity to celebrate the new Rotary...
Minutarian Week 52: June 27, 2022

Minutarian Week 52: June 27, 2022

And just like that, we’re at the end of our Rotary year! It’s the end of our Rotary year, not our Rotary journey. A great thing about Rotary is that at the end of one Rotary year begins another new and exciting Rotary year. It’s a time for the old guard to take a...