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Minutarian Week 32: February 7, 2022

Understanding Rotary Foundation Reports

This is a friendly reminder of the upcoming Understanding Rotary Foundation Reports webinar, scheduled for this Wednesday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. Club presidents, presidents-elect, club foundation chairs and assistant governors are encouraged to attend to learn more about how to access and use Foundation reports for goal setting, identifying opportunities for giving, and how to best assist our Rotarians with YOUR Rotary Foundation.

Zoom link:

Who’s going to Houston? I know that I’ll be there, and I hope to see many of you there as well. Sign up soon and reserve your rooms. The good ones will run out soon.

We’re in a neck and neck race for first place with all of the Districts in zones 33 & 34 for the most people signed up, 95 to date.  Sign up at the link!

Please consider nominating an exceptional Rotarian for one of these –

Applications are now available. The deadline for the nominations are detailed in the links below.

Each year we ask you as Rotarians of District 6970 to show your pride and nominate our members (from your club or another in the district) who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate continued leadership in Rotary and our communities. D. Brent Williams and Al Watson both serve as symbols of the best of Rotary. Please take the time to recognize your outstanding colleagues for their leadership.

Rich Turnbull, Past District Governor

D. Brent Williams “Spirit of Rotary” Award

Al Watson “Quiet Hero” Memorial Award

Upcoming Events in our District

Marion Rotary Duck Derby – The Rotary Clubs of Marion County will once again bring us the annual duck derby on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Tuscawilla Park. Please visit for more information.

Florida In February BBQ Contest – Hosted by the Rotary Club of Deland and benefiting Volusia-Flagler YMCA.
Where: Deland Elks Lodge 614 S. Alabama Ave, Deland
When:  Saturday, February 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join the San Jose Club for their 19th Annual President’s Day Charity Golf Tournament at Deer Creek to be held on Monday, February, 21st at 11:00 a.m. with a noon shotgun start. Boxed lunch, BBQ, and awards after play. A variety of player packages and sponsorship levels are available.

Proceeds benefit multiple organizations, including the Williams YMCA, Boy Scouts, Seamark Ranch, Field of Dreams Baseball, and ReThreaded. Contact Mike Farmand at (904) 349.6838 ext.103 or Mike Blakey at for more details.

Save the date! The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra would like you to join them on May 22nd for their 8th Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta. 

Follow the link for more information. Ducky Regatta 2022/Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra-Rubber Ducky Regatta 2022-Save the Date-FINAL.docx

Pic of the Week:

The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra (Nocatee) presented medals of honor for the year 2021 to St. Johns County Firefighter of the Year, Engineer Katrina Silvia from Station #18 in Nocatee and to St. John County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year, Corporal Stacci Sastre.

Service Above Self,