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Minutarian Week 39: March 28, 2022

What a beautiful weekend it was! This is why we live in Northeast Florida, the best place on earth.

As many of you know, we are currently working on Ukrainian Relief efforts with a fellow Rotarian from right here in our district. James Joeriman grew up in Clay County and is currently the President of the Rotary Club of Lviv, Ukraine.

He is working with the Rotary Club of Warsaw to coordinate efforts within Ukraine. Their focus is on re-supplying hospitals in Ukraine, whose supplies have been depleted by treating survivors of the violence in the region. We have been raising funds through our York Foundation to support their efforts and just last week, we wired a little under $11,000 to assist them with procuring the desperately needed medical supplies.

On Thursday of last week, James joined the Rotary club of Orange Park Sunrise to give an update on what was being done and why the need is so great. Please see the link below to watch the recording.

To support their cause through our York Foundation. 

Our York Foundation is a 501(c)3 and donations will be collected there and dispersed to Ukraine for a cause that our District leadership and Disaster Relief committee choose. Funds will be dispersed now and again later as more funds come in.

This fund is intended for clubs and individuals, Rotarians or not.

To give: Pay by check or PayPal payable to The York Foundation, Inc.
Send to Rotary District 6970 York Foundation, Inc.  P.O. Box 47195, Jacksonville Fl 32247
Note that payee instructions state: District 6970 Ukraine March 2022 Humanitarian Aid Fund and name of donor and Rotary-Rotaract Club.

Please indicate to whom and address that the receipt is to be sent with the name of the Family of Rotary organization along with email and phone contact information.

We have also set up a PayPal portal on our district website, where donations can be made directly from individuals or clubs.

You can also support through The Rotary Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and earn points towards your next Paul Harris or Major Donor Level.

Sign into your account at or go to this link: Disaster Response Fund | My Rotary. If clubs wish to make a donation on behalf of multiple donors, they may use the multiple donor form.

Welcome to District 6970’s District Training Assembly and Conference at the Hyatt in Downtown Jacksonville.

Ahoy me maties!

On Friday, April 29th, our Training Assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. with several great training opportunities and will be followed by a fun Conference Kick-Off Party. We’ll set sail for a day of inspiration and fun on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and plenary sessions start at 9:00 a.m., as we explore all that Rotary has to offer.

All of this will be capped off with a Pirate Bash on Saturday evening (costumes encouraged) with lots of festivities and live music. So plot ye course and sign up today. The deadline to reserve conference pricing for hotel rooms is on Thursday, April 7th.

Peg legs, parrots, and chests of gold await all ye who dare.
This is the correct link to register and the link for the hotel rooms is also here.

The Next Rotary Leadership Institute is Coming to Deland!

May 14, 2022 at Daytona State College
1155 County Road 4139, Deland FL 32724

Register on DACdb at Go to the calendar, then May 14th or sign up at and scroll to May 14th.

Last Call, Last Call!
The deadline for the Brent Williams and Al Watson award nominations is this week.  Please don’t miss the opportunity to honor a special Rotarian. Learn more at

Upcoming Events in our District

The Rotary Club of South Jacksonville brings you a “Night that you’ll never forget!”
Casino Royale Fundraiser, Saturday May 7th.
To purchase tickets –

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

The Rotary Club of Fleming Island- Rotary Bike Ride, August 27th.

Pic (s) of the Week:

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to “Take The Plunge” to benefit the Special Olympics. I was joined by Rotarians from several clubs, including the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach as well as the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra. We were cheered on by Jaxson Deville but I should note, he did not take the plunge…

Service Above Self,