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Week 16, October 13, 2019


On April 24th and 25th next year we will “Connect to the World of Rotary” at our District Conference.  It will be held at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine.

Friday afternoon we will have the District Training Assembly, like last year, from noon to five.  That’s where Rotarians learn great ideas to prepare them for their roles for the next year.

At 5 o’clock Friday we jump into the Conference, and keep rolling on through Saturday night.

We will celebrate our clubs’ achievements, spark new ideas for the future, and tie it all together with a lot of fun and fellowship.

We are leaving Sunday free you can enjoy the beaches, poke around through the shops, or immerse yourself in the oldest city in the United States.

Put it on your calendar now!

Have a great week!

Mike Darragh
District 6970 Governor




Destruction from Hurricane Dorian in an area called “The Mud” at Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco Island, Bahamas


Situation Report: October 14, 2019

Post-Dorian Long-Term Recovery & Rebuilding Initiatives in The Bahamas

Our District 6970 Disaster Relief Team is in ongoing contact with local Rotarian Leaders and other governmental and  humanitarian entities on-the-ground who are performing “long-terms needs assessment” assignments in the Bahamas. It is currently reported that there are still hundreds of people listed as “missing,” and the death toll stands at 60 lives. Property damages are estimated to be in the $7 billion range.

Our 6970 Disaster Relief Team is helping Rotary clubs in the Bahamas with recovery efforts in the hardest hit areas of Grand Bahama Island and Marsh Harbor, Abaco. The Disaster Relief & Recovery Funds collected from Rotarians in District 6970 will be utilized for the purchase and delivery of specialized equipment and supplies that can assist these local Rotarians in their rebuilding activities for certain devastated educational and medical facilities as well as for certain assistance programs for evacuees.

Again, our District Leadership Team along with the Disaster Relief Committee thanks you for your most generous support. So far, our Rotary Family and its friends have contributed approximately $60,000 to the District 6970 York Foundation which is earmarked for the “Hurricane Dorian Relief & Recovery Assistance Programs in the Bahamas.”

Please continue to monitor this Website for updates.

2019 Post-Dorian Recovery & Rebuilding Programs: Bahamas

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.


Important Events:

Jaguars Game Day - Dec. 1st.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Game Day Updates

Ticket Raffle

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It’s Military Appreciation Day. Please consider buying tickets for military families. PDG Cynde will make certain they are properly distributed.

District 6970 - Assembly / Conference 2020

April 24&25, 2020
The Renaissance Hotel at World Golf Village
500 S Legacy Trl.
St. Augustine, FL 32092
(904) 940-8000


District 6970 In Action

District 6970 Day at the Jaguars

We still have tickets available in section 400 for $45. It’s also Military Appreciation Day. Consider buying a ticket for our Military families and children.
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Public Image / Public Relations

In 2013 Rotary International introduce a significantly revised visual branding and visual identity program.
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Ascension Health Ministry Mobile Unit

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.

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Rotaract Video

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Hurricane Season 2019

Preparing for the Hurricane Season
Our hurricane season runs from June through November
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Council Cycle 2017-2020

The Council on Legislation (COL) met
14-18 April 2019 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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International Convention
June 6-10, 2020
Honolulu, HI
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Polio Plus

Polio Plus campaign – We’re this close!
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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 .