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Week 14 For week beginning October 5

Interact logoNext Saturday, October 10th at St. Joseph Academy in St. Augustine, Interact leadership, faculty sponsors and club liaisons will gather to conduct our annual Interact Leadership Summit. The summit provides an opportunity for Interact club leadership and Rotary club sponsors to exchange ideas, collaborate on projects and learn valuable leadership skills. Registration information available on our district website or by contacting District Interact Chair Jeri Williar at Cost is $10.00 per person.

Please remember in your daily thoughts our fellow Rotarians in the Caribbean District 7000, which includes The Bahamas and surrounding islands, as they assess the impact of Hurricane Joaquin. The Caribbean consists of the three Rotary districts 7000, 7020 and 7030. Rotary International Zone 34 consists of those three districts, the eight districts in Florida and the three districts in Georgia.


October Month: Start of Economic and Community Development Month

November 1: Nomination forms due for 2017-2018 District Governor.

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



Nigeria Off Polio List; Two Remain

The World Health Organization has announced that Nigeria is no longer polio endemic. This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the public-private partnership leading the effort to eradicate polio, called this an 'historic achievement' in global health. Nigeria has not reported a case of wild poliovirus since 24 July 2014, and all laboratory data have confirmed a full 12 months have passed without any new cases. As recently as 2012, Nigeria accounted for more than half of all polio cases worldwide.

Polio remains endemic in only two countries – Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Rotary Magazine Lauds New Smyrna Beach
Rotary Haitian Project

The October edition of Rotary Magazine leads its World Roundup with coverage of a project by the Rotary Club of New Smyrna Beach that began twenty years ago.

The project is a fish farm or more appropriately called aquaculture which produces two-mllion pounds of fish annually.

The combination of club's financial support and a District 6970 Foundation grant were able to contribute a new Ford truck for carrying supplies.

But, there is a lot more to the story than that. Read all about it on page 14.