Week 34, February 23, 2020
As I write this on February 23, I realize four guys sat around a table exactly 115 years ago and started a HUGE movement. They came up with the cute name, “Rotary”, to show that they rotated the meeting from one office to another through the month. Much has changed in those years. There are now 1.2 million of us, and over 35,000 clubs.
One of their first projects was to install the first public bathroom in Chicago. Really? No public bathrooms in Chicago? Count on Rotary to make an impact. We still do.
We discussed these things and much more, with a near-record crowd at RLI on Saturday. Lots of clubs are sending their members now—especially their new ones—so they learn about all the opportunities to get involved.
One thing we discussed was the Rotary Citation. The International President sets goals that prove a club is succeeding; he encourages as many clubs as possible to achieve these goals and receive the Rotary Citation.
This week, we’ll be sending out information to your President so you know how close you are. Three clubs already achieved it. See what you can do to help win the Rotary Citation for your club.
Thanks for all you do.
2019-20 District Governor
District Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
The Renaissance Hotel at World Golf Village
500 S Legacy Trl.
St. Augustine, FL 32092
2020 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
HONOLULU, HAWAII June 6-10, 2020
Rotarians are encouraged to book early as there are more Rotarians than normal expected at the Honolulu Convention. Enjoy the special video below about the 2020 Convention.
District 6970 In Action
Do you suffer from a dry, monotonous voice? Do people look right through you–like you blend into the background and can’t get noticed? Do you feel like everything you do seems the same, and has no Zip to it? Well, chances are, your club hasn’t joined the 6970 Public Image contest.
January 2020 – Long-Term Recovery: Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands
If you have access to construction supplies & tools, logistics, farm & transportation equipment (such as tractors, school vans and buses, etc.) to be utilized by the Leadership Teams of local Rotary Clubs in the Bahamas in order to rebuild and assist in the recovery of certain devastated areas surrounding their Clubs (especially for the rebuilding of homes, orphanages, small farms, local schools and community centers) please immediately contact District 6970 Disaster Committee Co-Chair, Pat Mulvihill, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE to donate: PayPal/Credit Card All funds donated are dedicated solely for post-hurricane Dorian recovery & rebuilding initiatives
Tribute to Vietnam Veterans
TRIBUTE TO VIETNAM VETERANS
SATURDAY 29 FEB 2020
VYSTAR VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA
10:30 AM / FREE PARKING / LUNCH PROVIDED
Rotarians certainly take great pride in being able to support one of the most military-friendly Veterans’ regions in the entire United States.
Please help “connect the world’ and join in with the Rotary Club of North Jacksonville on Saturday morning 29 February 2020. These District 6970 Rotarians will have a Rotary Project Display Table and participate in the Tribute to Vietnam Veterans Program scheduled to commence at 10:30 am to honor our gallant men and women soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guardsmen, marines, and merchant marines who served in Vietnam; along with honoring their loved ones, especially the Gold Star Families.
ROTARY – DG 2022-23 Announcement
It is with a great deal of pleasure that I announce to you that Jeff Michelman from the Rotary Club of Oceanside has been chosen by the Nominating Committee to be the District Governor for Rotary International District 6970 for the years 2022-23.
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.