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Minutarian Week 19: November 8, 2021

It was great to see many of you over the weekend at our Vibrant Club Seminar and Conference.  I had a great time getting back together with everyone.  What a great time! I owe a very special thanks Marie Turnbull, our District Trainer, Carolyn Mudgette, our Lieutenant Governor, PDG Jeanette Loftus, our Conference Chair and the entire team that made the event so outstanding.

If you missed it, fear not, we’ll have plenty more opportunities to come together in the near future.

Rotary Awards

Congratulations to Rotarian Roseanne Stocker for receiving the D. Brent Williams “Spirit of Rotary” Award at the Flamingo Celebration and Vibrant Club Seminar.

Roseanne has been traveling and was notified last night on stage by PDG Rich Cooper!

This award recognizes one outstanding Rotarian within District 6970 who has demonstrated extraordinary service and leadership in Rotary for at least ten years in at least two of Rotary’s Avenues of Service.

Congratulations to Rotarian Tim O’Donnell for receiving the Al Watson Award at the Flamingo Celebration and Vibrant Club Seminar this weekend.

The award recognizes a Rotarian who for at least ten years in Rotary has worked quietly and out of the spotlight …  Someone who helps build community… Someone who does this work with joy, year after year.

Nominations are available for the D. Brent Williams Award and the Al Watson Award on January 15th, 2022.

We have an IRS deadline of November 15th, 2021!

Every Rotary club in the U.S. and its territories must file annually with the IRS, regardless of gross receipts, or they risk losing their tax-exempt status.

For most clubs, the deadline is 15 November, if their tax year follows the Rotary year.

Whether a club is under Rotary International’s 501(c)(4) group exemption or is independently tax-exempt, the IRS requires that all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and its territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) file an annual information return. The only thing that is dependent upon gross receipts for the year is the version of the Form 990 a club must file. For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions about annual reporting requirements for exempt organizations at

It is important that clubs comply with IRS requirements. Please note, Section 6033(j) of the Internal Revenue Code automatically revokes the tax exemption of any organization that fails to file for three consecutive years. Please see

Please distribute our attached, newly updated IRS Guidelines for U.S. Rotary Clubs document, which will answer many of the general questions you have about Rotary clubs and the IRS. Please direct any specific questions regarding your club’s tax-exempt status or reporting requirements to local counsel, your tax adviser, or the IRS at or +1-877-829-5500.

November is Rotary Foundation Month!

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

The collective leadership and expertise of our 1.2 million members helps us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, locally and globally. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.


For more than 100 years, our guiding principles have been the foundation upon which our values and tradition stand. The Four-Way Test, Object of Rotary, and the Avenues of Service express our commitment to service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.

Upcoming Rotary Events!

Bingo for Education – November 9th at 5:30 p.m. Brought to you by Oceanside Rotary and Culhane’s Irish Pub.

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

Community Shredding Event

Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Palm Valley – Saturday November 13th, 10:00 am to Noon.

For more information please see the following link:

Send me your club’s 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

It was a monumental celebration for this group, the new Northwest Jacksonville Rotary Club. The club was officially chartered on August 5th and they had the opportunity to have an Inauguration Ceremony this past week on November 4th at the Brick & Beam in Jacksonville.

This club will be serving a part of our district with much need. Congratulations to Dale Moe and the rest of the “Diamond Miners.” Shine on my friends.

Service Above Self,