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Dr. Jeffrey Michelman

District Governor 2022-2023

Rotary Club of Jacksonville – Oceanside

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Minutarian Week 23: December 2, 2022

Minutarian Week 23: December 2, 2022

Without any club visits, this was a fun week to celebrate Foundation and Fellowship as we closed out The Rotary Foundation month and Tuesday’s Annual Day of Giving. What a great day to celebrate The...

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DG Jeff’s Top 3 List for District 6970

 

  1. As we look at the 2022/23 Rotary year and you look at your club, are you engaging your members? If you are a new or a senior member of your club, have you offered to get involved. The benefits from Rotary come from being engaged. Remember, “Rotary is not a spectator sport.”
  2. On July 1, 2022, Rotaractors became full members of Rotary. Along with our youth programs, Rotary Youth Exchange, Interact and RYLA, this group of Rotarians represent the future of Rotary and our district, in particular.
  3. Rotarians across our district have a history of being very generous to both The Rotary Foundation and the York Foundation. In 2022 Rotarians in D6970 were particularly supportive of Rotary’s effort to help Ukrainians—both in Ukraine and Northeast Florida. As we look to 2023 Rotarians need to continue their generosity as we support Rotary’s seven areas of focus and Polio in particular. Without support for the Rotary Foundation, we will be unable to do good in the world.

Photo by the Orange County Fire Department Public Information Office

HURRICANE IAN RELIEF

To assist our Family of Rotary Clubs that have been impacted by Hurricane Ian, your District 6970 leadership has set up a Donation Method so that critical funds can be safely distributed by a SINGLE CHECK to the Hurricane Ian Relief Programs supervised by your fellow Rotarians and administered under the direction of District Governors in Florida.

BY CHECK Payable to: The York Foundation, Inc.
Send to: ROTARY DISTRICT 6970 YORK FOUNDATION, INC. P.O. BOX 47195, JACKSONVILLE FL 32247
Note on the payee instructions state: HURRICANE IAN RELIEF and Name of Donor / Rotary or Rotaract Club

PAYPAL / Credit Card

To assist our Ukraine Family of Rotary, District 6970 has set up a Donation Program so that critical funds can be safely distributed to the appropriate Rotary Districts in Poland.

BY CHECK or PAYPAL
Payable to: The York Foundation, Inc.
Send to: ROTARY DISTRICT 6970 YORK FOUNDATION, INC. P.O. BOX 47195, JACKSONVILLE FL 32247
Note that payee instructions state: DISTRICT 6970 UKRAINE MARCH 2022 HUMANITARIAN AID FUND. and Name of Donor / Rotary-Rotaract Club

Please Indicate to Whom & Where (Address) Receipt is to be Sent / With Name of The Family of Rotary Organization / Along with EMAIL-PHONE Contact Information

THANK YOU FOR YOUR MOST GENEROUS SUPPORT

ROTARY DISTRICT 6970, YORK FOUNDATION, INC. REGISTRATION # CH27562, IS REGISTERED WITH THE STATE UNDER THE SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT, 1991. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES-BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7253) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

Please utilize the “DONATE” link below. Tax Receipts will be sent to those donors of at least $100; please be sure to leave your NAME and FULL MAILING ADDRESS in the COMMENT SECTION once you are in the electronic network. You may also email Office@Rotary6970.org requesting a receipt.

Rotary District 6970, York Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation under 501(c)(3), EIN 59-2319085: No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution.

Click on the PayPal/Credit Card logo below to donate

Making a difference

Rotary members and program participants are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Explore the good work that we’re doing locally and globally, and share these projects through social media.

WHAT’S NEW?

 

Search for a project – worldwide – Rotary Showcase

SAVE THE DATE - DISTRICT 6970 EVENTS

February 18, 2023: RLI in Gainesville. Check the RLI schedule here: RLI DATES

May 12, 2023: District Training Assembly, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL. Check the DACdb calendar for updates.

May 13, 2023: District Conference, Trinity Parrish, St. Augustine, FL. Orion Jean is a confirmed Keynote for the conference. Check the DACdb calendar for updates.

District 6970 Events

The next RLI course for District 6970 is scheduled for February 18, 2023 in Gainesville. See the full information: RLI Flyer 2023.
Please check the RLI site for updates.  www.rlitraining.org/course-information/course-schedule/

⇒ Download the Ticket Purchasing Form (PDF)

Questions? Contact the Rotary District 6970 office | office@rotary6970.org

District 6970 News and Events

Join the PolioPlus Society

  • Agree to give $100 / year toward Polio Eradication until Polio is wiped out
  • Receive a PolioPlus Society Pin
  • Most importantly, you will be part of eradicating only the 2nd disease from the world

Download the Polio Society Form (PDF)

We Are Rotary 0:30 Video

When I joined Rotary, I was 39 years old and I kind of thought that wearing my Rotary pin was something that you did on Tuesdays because that was the day our Rotary club met. Not surprisingly when I drove to lunch with my boss that same year, he told me that he always kept his Rotary pin in the car. He put it on when he went to Rotary and took it off when he got back in the car. For many of us we are Rotarians all the time, but we fail to talk about Rotary except when we are around other Rotarians. Rotary leadership across the state of Florida is trying to change our public image but without your help we will be unable to do so. You have an opportunity to help us to get a Rotary license plate. Billboards throughout the State of Florida each year would likely cost $100s of thousands of dollars, but for a mere $35 per Rotarian across the state we get a chance to show our Rotary pride every day and besides your $35 comes back to our district to support youth programs. Do it now, sign up online for your voucher or go into your local tax collector and be Rotary proud. Unless you act NOW this opportunity will get away from us.
Jeff Michelman, District Governor-Elect

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 (floridarotarytag.com) 


 

District 6970 by the Numbers

Members

Clubs

Counties

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 .