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Minutarian Week 15: October 11, 2021

Look at that, already the middle of October, the Rotary year is rushing by and we don’t want to miss out on all of the opportunities.

Vibrant Club Seminar / District 6970 All-Flamingo Celebration is now open!

Registration Link:

Conference Kick-off Party:  Friday, November 5th @ 6:00 p.m.
Vibrant Club Seminar Saturday, November 6th @ 9:00 a.m.
District Conference Celebration, Saturday November 6th @ 6:00 p.m.

Renaissance World Golf Village Resort
500 South Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32092

World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort for $149 / night
Book your group rate for Rotary District 6970 – 2021 District Conference

Event Summary: A Flamingo Celebration of Rotary Year 2020-21!
Start Date: Friday, November 5th
End Date: Sunday, November 7th
Last Day to Book: Thursday, October 21st

Major Donor Reception – In conjunction with District Conference
Please join us at the upcoming Major Donor Reception to be held immediately preceding the District Conference Celebration on November 6th. We will meet outside on the terrace at the Renaissance at World Golf Village for food, refreshments, and fellowship as we recognize and show appreciation to our newest Major Donors and Arch Klumpf Society members.

We will also hear from inspirational guest speaker, PDG Wayne Nomura, who is the Rotary Foundation’s Technical Coordinator Chair of Cadres in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Register on-line for the Major Donor Reception and/or the District Conference Celebration at  Or, if you prefer, email PDG Ken Baker at by Oct. 25th to RSVP to the Major Donor Event only.

Rotary Leadership Institute

RLI is being held in person this Saturday, October 16th in Palm Coast on the campus of Daytona State College from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Register on DACdb or
Upcoming Club Events

Rhythm & Ribs, October 15th – 17th, Francis Field, St Augustine.  Brought to you by the Rotary Club of St. Augustine Sunrise. Volunteers are needed. Sign up at

Pirates on the Edge, November 13th, 11:00AM – 10PM, Menard May Park, Edgewater.  Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Edgewater.

Send me your clubs upcoming events with a link if you have it and I’ll get it in the Minutarian, so we share with the other Rotarians in our District.

Upcoming Club Visits

Pic of the Week

Great pic of Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Flagler Beach distributing hats to the farm workers at six different ferneries in Pierson FL.  The hats will help protect the workers from the heat and UV exposure from the sun.  This was done through a matching district grant.

Best part of this pic is that it was on the front page of the Daytona Beach News, helping promote our brand and showing the world that we are People of Action.

Service Above Self,

Past Weeks

Minutarian Week 14: October 4, 2021

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Minutatian Week 11: September 13, 2021

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Minutarian Week 10: September 6, 2021

We made it to the 3rd month of our Rotary Year, congratulations to all! Disaster Relief Our committee has been very busy since the year started with...

Minutarian Week 9: August 30th, 2021

Calling for Nominations for District Governor! It’s that time of year again when we must consider who will be our future district leader. We are...

Minutarian Week 8, August 23, 2021

Haiti Update Rotarians, we are now getting reports in that there are over 2,000 dead and injuries within the tens of thousands. In addition there is...

Minutarian Week 7, August 16, 2021

Welcome to Week 7 of our Rotary Year! Earthquake in Haiti As many of you have heard by now, on August 14th Haiti was rocked by a massive 7.2...

Minutarian Week 6, August 9, 2021

Happy week 6 of our Rotary Year everyone! I am very proud to announce the addition of our newest club to the District 6970 family, The Rotary Club...

Minutarian Week 5, August 2, 2021

Well folks, here we are in August already. One month down and 11 to go. We got this! August is an exciting month for many reasons but for me the...

DG Coop's Minutarian, Week 1, July 3, 2021

Week 1, July 3, 2021

Drop the mic and step away!
Congratulations to Rich and Marie Turnbull, our fantastic AGs and our NOW Immediate Past Presidents and the entire District leadership team for an amazing job guiding us through unprecedented times!  I cannot express how proud I am to have served with all of you.  My promise to you is that I will do all that I can to preserve the great work and progress you have made to advance our clubs and district over this past year.
We have the very good fortune to welcome our newest club to the district.  Please join me in welcoming The Rotary Club of St. Augustine Sunset!   Special thanks to PDGs Rich Turnbull and Russ Miller for seeing this through to the end.  We are a better district with our newest club.
Rotarians, we have a great lineup for the new year.  We have a great team of Presidents Area Governors and an amazing Lt. Governor in Carolyn Mudgette.   In addition we have assembled crack teams to help our clubs make the most out their Rotary year in the areas of Membership, Foundation, increasing our Public Image, youth programs and many more.  District 6970, we have the tools and talent to make this year the best Rotary year yet.
Looking forward to an exciting year of getting back together.  Here are just a few of the opportunities coming up:

  • We are back to Rotary Leadership Institute in person.   Next Institute will be held at the Palm Coast Campus of Daytona State College on August 28th.
  • We’ll be having a Vibrant Club Seminar coupled with a district conference on November 5th and 6th at World Golf Village
  • All of our PE’s can look forward to a being back in person at PETS in Orlando in March of 2022.
  • We are planning a District Assembly and Conference in early April.
  • We will be in Houston in June for the first in person International Convention in 3 years.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend surrounded by friends and family, and for those that are especially luck, maybe even a few other Rotarians.   Please remember as we enjoy ourselves over the weekend, we are celebrating our freedom, there very thing that allows us to be Rotarians and serve others as we choose.   Please keep in your minds and hearts those that have sacrificed and those that continue to sacrifice so that we can continue to be Rotarians, free to serve others.

Service Above Self,

DG Rich's Introductory Letter - July 2020
The Flamingo Flyer - - July/August 2020 (PDF)
The Flamingo Flyer - - August/September 2020 (PDF)
The Flamingo Flyer - - September/October 2020 (PDF)
The Flamingo Flyer - - October/November 2020 (PDF)
The Flamingo Flyer - - October/November 2020 (PDF)
The Flamingo Flyer - - October/November 2020 (PDF)
The Flamingo Flyer - - January / February 2021 (PDF)
The Flamingo Flyer - - March 2021 (PDF)
The Flamingo Flyer - - April 2021 (PDF)