- Created on Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00
- Written by Dist. Governor Percy Rosenbloom
Week 21. Rotary Minute for week beginning November 24, 2014.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR NAMED FOR 2017-2018
First, congratulations to Brent Coates who was selected last week by our District Nominating Committee to serve as District Governor-designee for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. Brent is a member of the Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise. He has served in a number of district positions and currently serves as our district’s sergeant-at-arms. He also served as assistant and area governor from July 2011 through June 2014. For those interested in our district’s process for selecting our district governors, you can find that information in the D6970 Manual of Procedure. The manual can be accessed on this website under the Goals and Procedures tab at the top of the homepage screen.
GETTING ON WITH GETS
This past week several of our district leaders attended the Governor-elect Training Seminar (GETS) and Zone 33/34 Institute in Asheville, North Carolina. It was an inspiring and informative event featuring sessions on membership, the Foundation, New Generations, the End Polio Now!campaign and more. As with any event like this, the best part was connecting and networking with our peers from the 28 other districts that make up Zones 33 and 34 – stretching from the Caribbean to West Virginia. Needless to say, there was much to absorb. And, yes, we will be bringing back a ton of ideas to share with each Rotarian in District 6970 and a thousand volts of enthusiasm to help us Light Up Rotary!
Final word – a big shout-out to all of the volunteers who helped interview our Rotary Youth Exchange outbound applicants recently in St. Augustine. Your participation is what makes the selection process work as well as it does. Selecting 20 outbound students from the 40+ applicants was not easy, but it was a rewarding experience. So thanks to all who were there to help us make sure we send our best to study abroad in the 2015-2016 school year.
- May 8-10: Save the dates as we combine our annual District Conference and District Assembly into one big event. We’ll sail into the Flagler College campus in St. Augustine to Light Up the family of Rotary. Look for an agenda and more details soon.
For more details on upcoming events check the District Calendar in the upper right corner of this web page.
Yours in service to Rotary,
18 Years Anchoring the Rotary News Network
Durkee Retires; Seaman Steps In
Ken Durkee who has hosted more than 200 editions of the Rotary News Network on Jacksonville's Comcast Cable was honored by the club at its November 17th meeting.
For 18 years Ken has interviewed scores of district Rotarians and people who have been affected through the service of Rotary. Ken has been a member of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville for 27 years.
Club President Pierre also announced that Margie Seaman will take over the reins as anchor of the Rotary News Network in January. Her first guest will be Ken Durkee.
NEW ANCHOR APPOINTED; BROADENED DISTRICT COVERAGE IS PLANNED
The Rotary News Network is broadcast every Monday at 8 pm on Comcast channel 99. The theme of each show changes monthly.
Margie is already working on plans to expand district-wide viewership through Internet streaming which will allow Rotarians and general viewers outside of the immediate Jacksonville area to view the program on demand. More details will follow in the coming weeks.