WEEK 4 - JULY 31
Our Rotary Story this week is from the Rotary Club of Orange Park Sunset. The Club has partnered with “Project R.E.A.C.H.” (Requisite Education and Academics for Clay's homeless) and the Clay County School District to provide backpacks filled with basic personal hygiene items for homeless students attending high school in Clay County. The items in the backpacks include toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, combs, brushes and other essential items.
Each year the Orange Park Sunset Clubs meets just prior to the school year beginning and halfway through the school year to stuff 75 backpacks (35 for males and 40 for females).
The Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Orange Park Sunset are truly “People of Action…making a difference” in the community!
DISTRICT ROTARIANS IN THE PAGES OF ROTARY MAGAZINE
A big hats off to District 6970 own Al Kalter from the Rotary Club of Mandarin who was featured “Up Front – Software, Hard Work” in the August 2017 Rotarian Magazine.
AND, Bill Hamilton from the Rotary Club of St. Augustine Sunrise whose letter “Green Business” was also featured in the same edition.
DISTRICT FOUNDATION SEMINAR AUGUST 12
Don’t forget there is still time to register for the District Foundation Seminar on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Thrasher Horne Center on the St. Johns River State College Orange Park Campus…hope to see you there!
July 29: Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) "Welcome Home Dinner". Hear from the high school students themselves about the impact RYE has had on their lives after a year of study and living in another country. Register online at: http://www.ryeflorida.org/6970-welcome-home-dinner Riverside Presbyterian Church, 849 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204, Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Doors open at 4:30 PM.)
Have a GREAT week and please keep making a difference in our communities!
District Governor 2017-18
Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise
Rotary International District 6970 – “Florida’s Friendliest District”
Brent Coates of Interlachen takes the reins as District Governor for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. A veteran lawman from the Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise becomes the 106 governor of the district. Here are some things you may not know about him.
Brent was inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise in May of 1998, serving as Club President, Treasurer, Sergeant of Arms and Board Director for several years. He has served at the District level as an Assistant Governor under Past District Governor Cecil Gibson, as a three tier Assistant Governor under Past District Governor Art McQueen and as the District Sergeant of Arms. Brent married his high school sweetheart Kendra in 1983; they have a son Justin who works in the HVAC business and a daughter who is a Chief Radiation Therapist/Clinical Dosimetrist and a son-in-law who works in contractor sales. They have the World’s most beautiful granddaughter Nola Kay and three grand dogs Prince Charming, Lucy and Sarge. Both Brent and Kendra are Paul Harris Fellows.
Brent’s professional career includes twenty-eight years of service with the Florida Highway Patrol with duty assignments in Miami, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, Tallahassee, Miami, Palatka, Orlando, Bradenton and Tallahassee. He served as a Traffic Homicide Investigator & District Sergeant in the Ft. Pierce District, as a Training Lieutenant at the FHP Training Academy, as a Captain, District Commander in both Miami and Palatka, as a Major, Troop Commander for the Troop K – Florida Turnpike Enterprise, as a Major, Troop Commander for the Troop F ten southwestern Florida Counties and ...