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Minutarian Week 30: January 23, 2023

It is not too late to still make your club’s commitment for RYLA 2023, but you must do so TODAY. We are hoping that every club will sponsor 2 students. Has your club completed the pledge form? Club commitment forms need to be turned in electronically today, Monday January 23, 2023.

The topic most consistently requested for a webinar has been to cover the Facebook Business Manager. The Zone 34 Public Image Team heard you loud and clear and they have lined up an expert to cover what you need to know about how to use this tool for your Rotary club. The webinar will feature our own Carolyn Mudgette from The Rotary Club of St. Augustine Sunrise. Carolyn currently serves as the District Grants Chair-elect for District 6970. You can sign up at the Public Image Website.

On Saturday March 25 at Beachside High School in St. Augustine, we will be doing District Grant Training for those clubs planning to apply for grants during the 2023/24 Rotary year. More details will be forthcoming. Two club members who will be involved in your grant submission are required to attend.

On Sunday January 15, Maureen and I had a chance to visit District 6990 in Miami and have dinner with Rotary International President Jennifer Jones and husband Nick Krayacich. She is clearly bringing Rotary to new heights as she shatters the glass ceiling in so many ways.

It is great to be back out visiting clubs at both meetings and fundraisers. This is clearly the best part of being your District Governor!

Mark the date: Feb. 18, 2023, starting at 6 p.m. at the Putnam Co. Fairgrounds: Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise’s Wild Game Feast/Boots and Bling, by-invitation-only fundraiser; proceeds benefit the club’s scholarship program and local nonprofits. $75 for event tickets, great food, live band, 50/50 raffle and more; contact Anita Nelson for details.

Although the Jaguars season has now ended, many of us had a great opportunity to share some Rotary Fellowship and support Ending Polio. We will get you the statistics on our fundraising in the near future.

Pictures of the Week
The First Coast HS Interact Leadership Team at the Rotary Club of North Jacksonville meeting.

Rotary Club of North Jacksonville club President Terry Lee and President-Elect Tom Meissgeier with 
Mary Stutts, Rotary District 6970 Innovate Club-Advocate.

A fun night at the Satellite Club of Southpoint.

Maureen and I had a great opportunity to visit The Rotary Club of Gainesville Sunrise and enjoy their Dueling Pianos. VP Kevin Golden is the most committed Georgia Bulldog that I have ever met. Thanks, President Pam Gretter, for giving us a really fun evening.