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Minutarian Week 14: October 4, 2021

One Day.  One Focus: Ending Polio

World Polio Day is this month.  October 24th.

We are so close! Just two cases this year, one in Afghanistan and one in Pakistan so far this year. Join us for World Polio Day as global health experts and partners share our progress on the road to polio eradication. I hope that all of our clubs are doing something to celebrate the progress we’ve made and raise awareness and funding so that we can finish the job.

Champions of Growth
Our district is growing and some of our clubs are growing in leaps and bounds!

Over all we’ve increased our impact on the world by 56 new members, that’s nearly 2% net growth in 3 short months of our Rotary year. Congratulations to “each one that has brought one.” Together we will grow and increase our impact!  Special thanks to the clubs above, that have made growth a priority.

Now this sounds like a great opportunity.
Joint Service Week: 10-16 October

I was very excited this week to hear that Rotary International is partnering with our friends at Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, and Optimist International to increase our collective impact through community service.??

Celebrate Community is a weeklong service event taking place 10-16 October. During this time, Rotary, Rotaract, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist clubs are encouraged to collaborate with one another to complete a service project that benefits the community. Work with your fellow service club members to determine how you can best help your community, such as:

Cleaning up a park, highway, or waterway
Planting trees
Collecting nonperishable food for food pantries or clothing for homeless shelters
Packing meals
Harvesting a community garden
Reading to children at the local library
Volunteering at a local animal shelter

Whatever you choose to do, tell us about it! Tag @rotarydistrict6970 on social media to let us — and your neighbors — know how you’re giving back and celebrating community through service.??

Use the club finder tool on the Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist websites to find a club near you.??I hope this is one of many opportunities for our four organizations to collaborate and serve. We all want to do good in the world, and we can do even more when we do it together.

Learn more at

Club Events Coming Up

Rhythm & Ribs, October 15th – 17th, Francis Field, St Augustine.  Brought to you by the Rotary Club of St. Augustine Sunrise. 

Volunteers are needed. Sign up at

Pirates on the Edge, November 13th, 11:00AM – 10PM, Menard May Park, Edgewater.  Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Edgewater. ?

Send me your clubs upcoming events with a link if you have it and I’ll get it in the Minutarian, so we share with the other Rotarians in our District.

Pic of the Week

The 6970 Team had a great time at Zone Institute in Naples. It was quite the groovy scene!

Service Above Self,