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Events, Projects and OpportunitiesTwo new sections have been added to this website to assist our district clubs in promoting upcoming events, projects, and opportunities clubs would like to share or partner with other clubs or Rotarians.


On your right you will notice a separate calendar is available for listing events clubs want to promote to Rotarians and others outside of their own clubs. These are usually charity projects but they may also be fun or community events. Send your information at least a week in advance in the form of a PDF, e.g.,. flyer, poster, or an MS doc file or a link to where more information can be found to:


On the top menu you will see the addition of Projects and Opportunities. This section is about sharing information with other clubs or Rotarians.

PROJECTS: Tell your club's story about a project underway or completed in the form of a brief synopsis with a few photos. The purpose of this sharing is give others ideas of successful projects that they may want to consider to emulate or expand. Send your ready-to-publish project report in the form of a PDF or MS doc format including photos to

OPPORTUNITIES: If you have an opportunity or need to share a project with other clubs or you are looking for a partner club, this is place to tell your story and seek support.

If you have an opportunity to further Rotarian involvement, education, or training, this is the place to make that pitch. Send your ready-to-publish information in the form of a PDF or MS doc format to


Week 32 beginning February 8

Final reminder, Tuesday is the cutoff date to register for the upcoming District 6970 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI). The training will be held on Saturday, February 20th in Orange Park Florida. There's more information below.

Rotary has a heartThe project known as Rotary Has Heart is using Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016, as a day to promote your club’s signature projects and publicize Rotary’s accomplishments. Go tell your “Club’s Story” and let your community know the impact of your club members.

Two new sections have been added to our district website to assist clubs in promoting upcoming events, projects, and opportunities to share or partner with other clubs or Rotarians. You can view the information by selecting the Projects and Opportunities tab on the home page this web site (see item above).  


  • February 14: Rotary Has Heart – publicize Rotary
  • February 20: Rotary Leadership Institute – St. Johns River College - Orange Park
  • February 23: Rotary’s Anniversary (RI founded February 23, 1905)
  • May 13-15: District Conference and District Assembly in St. Augustine

For more on these and all other events in District 6970, check this District website on a regular basis.

Yours in service to Rotary,



Fred “Fel” Lee
District Governor 2015-2016
Rotary International District 6970


Leadership Institute Taking Registrations Now

RLI LogoRegistration is now open to all Rotarians for Parts 1, 2, 3 and a Graduate Class (GC) for the next District 6970 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) that will be held Saturday, February 20, at the Orange Park Campus of St. Johns River State College.

Important topics to be discussed during class sessions include: Membership Engagement, Analyzing Your Rotary Club, Strategic Planning, Service Projects, Effective Leadership Strategies and the History of Rotary. The Graduate Class topic this semester will be on The Rotary Foundation. RLI limits the size of discussion groups to 20.

Register early. The last D6970 RLI classes sold out early. Walk-ins are not encouraged.


  • Saturday, February 20

  • Breakfast & Sign In 7:00 am to 7:45 am

  • Classes 8:00 am to 3:30pm


  • St. Johns River State College – Orange Park Campus
  • 283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL 32065.


Just log onto www.RLItraining.organd go to Online Registration to reserve your places now; prior to our February 9 cutoff date.


$95.00 per Rotarian - includes the class registration fee, course material notebook, breakfast, lunch, facility fees and the completion certificate.

  1. Rotarians who can benefit from attending the Rotary Leadership Institute include...
  2. Rotary Club officers; and those seeking to become a club officer.
  3. Current and upcoming Club Committee Chairs.
  4. New Rotarians that would like to quickly expand their knowledge of Rotary.
  5. Seasoned club members that would like to learn more about the Rotary organization they have come to know and love.

The next D6970 RLI is scheduled for August. For more information contact D6970 RLI Director Charles at claputt@cox.netor (352) 214-1904.

Florida's Crown District

We are Florida's Crown District where Rotary has served for more than 100 years. Today we are 61 clubs strong serving 31 communities in 12 counties of Northeast Florida.

Our district's more than 3,400 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.

ROTARY DISTRICT 6970, INC.    |    PO  BOX 47195    |    JACKSONVILLE, FL 32247  USA