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TICKETS PURCHASED: 416 as of September 10
TOP FIVE CLUBS:  1 - Bartram Trail  82,  2 - Orange Park 62,
3 - Orange Park Sunrise 56/Port Orange-South Daytona 56,  5 - Southpoint 32


Community Health Outreach Breaks Ground

Community Health Outreach Ground Breaking

Ground has been broken for a $2.2-million community dental and medical clinic spearheaded by the North Jacksonville Rotary club and supported by other clubs within District 6970. PP NJax Matthew Garman (3rd from left) is joined by DG Percy Rosenbloom (4th from left) in tossing the soil to initiate the project which will provide free services for the under-served. CHO leaders estimate they will be able to increase their services by six times more than their present capability. The 6,000 sq. ft. clinic will be staffed by medical volunteers.

Week 11. Rotary Minute for week beginning September 15

Have you ever heard of a Rostertarian? No, they’re not from Jamaica Mon. The fact is we’ve got a few right here in District 6970. These dudes and dudettes would be the member in your club who take charge of getting their club members entered into rotaryroster.org.

And what is rotaryroster.org? Glad you asked! That’s the place where you can find contact info and photos of every member of your club; and for all of the other clubs in District 6970, too. Thanks to our talented and over exuberant webmaster Howard Kelley, we have an online roster set up and ready to receive. In fact it’s been ready for a couple of years now...more than 1,700 area Rotarians are already in the Roster.

The only problem is we haven’t had as many Rostertarians to get this show on the road. Last week, I visited the Orange Park Sunset Club where they have a really cool Rostertarian by the name of Ralph. And Ralph the Rostertarian has all of his club members on rotaryroster.org – with color photos! How awesome is that Mon?

So I am asking each club not currently using the Roster to look around for that special Rotarian who has what it takes to be her or his club’s Rostertarian. For each club that has their members entered into rotaryroster.org on or before 1 December 2014, District 6970 will recognize you at the District Conference taking place on 15 May 2015 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine (more on that later). Plus, that club’s Rostertarian will receive a Bob Marley and the Wailers CD – compliments of District 6970 – seriously, Mon!

Event Reminders:

  • Saturday, October 11 – The Rotary Leadership Institute will hold its first sessions for the year at the Orange Park Campus of St. Johns River State College.
  • Monday, October 20 – all Rotarians in district 6970 are invited to a special luncheon to hear the latest update on Rotary’s epic project to end Polio worldwide. RI President Nominee John Germ and Pakistan’s National PolioPlus Chairman Aziz Memon will be the presenters.
  • Sunday, October 26 – Rotary/Jaguar Game Day at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.

Information about all events can be found at www.rotary6970.org.

Yours in service to Rotary,

Percy Rosenbloom signature

Florida's Crown District

We are Florida's Crown District where Rotary has served for more than 100 years. Today we are 60 clubs strong serving 31 communities in 12 counties of Northeast Florida.

Our district's more than 3,000 Rotary members are active, involved and accomplishing service and humanitarian goals on behalf of our neighborhoods, towns,and cities as well as being involved in international service.

We are proud of the national and international Rotary leaders who have come from our ranks.

For more than a century Rotary's presence and involvement in our region have been positive forces to improve the well being of the people in our communities.

District 6970 looks forward to its next 100 years of service and living up to our commitment to all that Rotary stands for by placing Service Above Self.

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