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Week 34. Rotary Minute for week beginning 23 February

Is there an E-Club in your future? My hunch is probably not if you’re a regular old-school Rotarian like me. But, it takes all kinds to make this world go round. So for some out there, an E-Club might just be what the good doctor Paul Harris would have prescribed, if only the internet had been around back in his day.

E-Clubs may not be every Rotarian’s cup of tea, but they have their place in the Family of Rotary and they have been very beneficial to many Rotarians around the world. When Rotarians have to leave their clubs because they have moved to some far away place, an E-Club might be just the thing to keep them in Rotary. Do you have members who for whatever reason are unable to attend their regular club meetings? Well, for them an E-Club could be the answer. Do you know a person who would make a great Rotarian, but has no tolerance for structured weekly meetings? Well, how about pointing them to an E-Club!

District 6970 is on the verge of starting our first E-Club. For more information about it, contact PDG Russ Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (813) 230-1334. He will provide you with the information you need to point prospective E-Club members to our soon to be launched online Rotary club.

Event Reminders:

  • March 5-7: Florida Multi-District President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) in Orlando, FL. Presidents-Elect – have you entered your goals in Rotary Club Central?
  • May 8-10: District Conference and Assembly at the Flagler College campus. Mark your calendar for a weekend of interesting, informative and inspirational sessions, and a lot of fun Rotary fellowship.
  • June 18-21: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) will take place again this year on the University of North Florida’s campus. Make sure your club sponsors at least one, and preferably two, aspiring high school leaders who will be entering their junior or senior years at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.
  • June 26-28: Zone 34 Regional Seminar at the Hyatt Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. All District and Club leaders, as well as any Rotarian interested in learning more about Rotary, are encouraged to attend. Look for more details soon on our District website.

For more on these and all other events in District 6970, keep an eye on this website.

Yours in service to Rotary,

Percy Rosenbloom signature


NEWS BITS: 2015-2016 Rotary Theme Set

Rotary 2015 logo

Rotary International announced that the theme for the coming 2015-2016 Rotary year will be Be a Gift to the World.  The theme and its logo will characterized the mission of Rotary and its incoming president K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka.

Ravindran says his top priority for Rotary will be to increase membership, which he calls the bedrock of any organization.

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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