WEEK 29 - BEGINNING JANUARY 16
This past weekend, Rotary District 6970 hosted the inaugural Rotary Means Business Summit. This was the first event of its kind anywhere on Earth! Not only did Rotarians from across the District attend, there were also Rotarians in attendance from across the state of Florida, as well as North Carolina and Grand Cayman Islands! The entire event was extremely well organized, the speakers inspiring and as always the food incredible. Thanks to Mark Vickers and the entire Rotary Means Business committee for a job well done!
STOP HUNGER NOW
Fletcher High School’s Interact club will host the annual Stop Hunger Now event on February 18. Stop Hunger Now is a multi-club project with a goal to end world hunger. Tens of thousands meals are packaged and then shipped out to places all over the globe. In addition to Interact clubs, members of Rotary and Rotaract clubs also participate. Participants from each club will work together package meals in assembly line fashion, and hopefully have fun doing it. If your club is interested in participating, or would like to contribute funds to maximize the number of packaged meals prepared, please contact John Dion at email@example.com or (904) 707-1913.
VOLUNTEER FOR ATLANTA 2017
Rotary District 6970 will be well represented at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. Because the convention is in our backyard, it is requested that we assist in providing Southern hospitality to the tens of thousands of Rotarians who will be attending from around the world. If you are interested in being a part of the volunteer team and having the opportunity to make new friends while having a great time, visit www.rotaryconvention2017.org/volunteer
Only 142 days until the All Star Conference in Atlanta!
Yours in Rotary,
Twenty one outbound exchange students (RYE) beamed with excitement after learning which country they will be assigned to when its their turn to head abroad. Rotary Youth Exchange coordinators say not one student of family objected or showed disatisfaction with the assigned country.
More than 125 attended the announcement ceremony which included the outbound candidates, parents, Rotarians from the district, Rotex, Rebounds and Inbound students.
Click HERE for a list of the students and their assigned country and sponsoring clubs.
Rotary Pitches In to Aid Tennessee Widlfire Devastation
Friday, December 15, 2016
Sevier County Widlfire Update
We desperately need Rotarians to volunteer to help work at the Boyd’s Bear site. Please get a group of folks and go help. Yesterday we had too few people working to do all that needs to be done. There were long lines of folks waiting to get stuff but we had no “shoppers” to help them. To help just report to the Boyd’s Bear site at TRAFFIC LIGHT #8 in Pigeon Forge. This is the southernmost traffic light in Pigeon Forge. Boyd’s Bear is the big red building on the left (east side) of the road.
If you cannot volunteer please consider a donation. We will use monetary donations to purchase items that we need. Your tax-deductible contribution can be made at:
Here is the address:
Rotary Distribution Center, BOYD’S BEAR, Traffic light #8, Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Do not send used clothes, used shoes, water, or toys. In fact, we are no longer soliciting donations of “stuff.” Our warehouses are full. Other than some immediate needs for food we are not accepting bulk deliveries for anything. If you already have gathered some stuff go ahead and bring it but there is no longer a need to collect things.
FROM ROTARY DISTRICT 6780 GOVERNOR FRED HEITMAN; AND, PDG JERRY WEAR
December 15, 2016