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Week 24. A Summary of the Month of December

Brent Williams Honored With York AwardFIRST...A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

PDG Brent Williams received the E.T. and Vam York Service Above Self Award last week. The award ceremony took place at his home club, Rotary Club of Gainesville, where several past and future District Governors in attendance.

Here is a link to a video of the ceremony.

Week 21: A shout-out to Brent Coates who was selected last week by our District Nominating Committee to serve as District Governor for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. Brent is a member of the Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise and has served in a number of District positions…Also an FYI -- last month several of our district leaders attended the Zone 33/34 Institute in Asheville, North Carolina…  And, a thanks to all of the volunteers who interviewed our RYE outbound applicants.

Week 22: A reminder that December is Family month – a time to celebrate and appreciate family in its many connotations. You were encouraged to expand our celebration and appreciation of family to include the Family of Rotary – those we serve, as well as those who help us serve. You were also encouraged, if appropriate, to include Interact and Rotaract members in your holiday meetings and events. Good thoughts to keep in mind as we consider what family means to us personally, to our clubs and to Rotary.

Week 23: Notification to start thinking about the awards that will be presented at our District Conference in May. And an alert that RI President Gary C.K. Huang has revamped the Presidential Citation during his year to make it more challenging. Preparing for this award will strengthen your club.



  • December 17: The Big Reveal, where the RYE outbound students find out the country they have been assigned for their year of study. Event takes place at 6:30pm at Westminster Woods where the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail meets.
  • February 7:  Our second Rotary Leadership Institute will be conducted at the Orange Park Campus of St. Johns River State College.
  • May 8-10: District Conference and Assembly at the Flagler College campus in St. Augustine.

Yours in service to Rotary,

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Polio Immunization Project in India Seeks Rotary Assistance

NIDA call for Rotarians to participate in a National Immunization Day (NID) in India has been issued. DG Percy Rosenbloom: "NIDs have had a profound and lasting impact on the Rotarians who have participated in them. They also demonstrate Rotary’s commitment to free the world from the scourge of polio."

The upcoming NID is scheduled for February 12 - 25, 2015 and commitments to participate are being accepted now. Space is limited so commitment applications must be submitted in the next several weeks.

Use these links for more information and to apply for the NID experience.

NID 2015 Schedule and Agenda


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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