Calendar of Events

December 9, 2014

Lunch Begins at Noon ~ Meeting Begins at 12:30
Come Early and Meet Some of the Nicest People in Town!

Welcome PDG Cynde Covington, District Chair of the 
Rotary Foundation
Today’s speaker is Past District Governor Cynde Covington, now serving as District 6970 Rotary Foundation Chair and Zone 34 End Polio Now Coordinator.

You thought you knew about the Rotary Foundation, but you’ve never seen it explained like this.  No, it’s not Bitcoin assets……it’s even better.  Snickers bars?  This fast paced explanation will have you engaged and provide some smiles along the way.  So come enjoy a fun and action packed meeting that guarantees you’ll have a better understanding of your foundation and the good it does in our backyard as well as many other communities around the world. 
Rotary of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events Calendar
(see printed events list for detailed information)

December 16 -  Family Holiday Luncheon
 December 16 -  Bring an unwrapped  gift for a child under 12 for TOYS FOR TOTS
December 23 - No Lunch Meeting  (Holiday Break)
December 30 - No Lunch Meeting (Holiday Break) 
January 29 - Wine Tasting Event

                              DICTIONARY PROJECT UPDATE 
                                 Distribution Schedule  
We will be distributing the dictionaries to 3rd graders at seven elementary schools in the area during early December.  Please email if you are able to help out.  The time commitment should be about an hour or so to visit the classrooms and hand out the dictionaries.  We’d like to have at least two (2) (preferably several more) Rotarians covering each school.

One school still on the schedule:
Date/Time                Coverage 

Dec 15th 10am           San Jose Elem (5805 St. Augustine Rd.)                               

Below are a few pictures from the "sticker night" - adding stickers to the front covers of the dictionaries. 


AmazonSmile Foundation Donation Disbursement
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Rotaract Mentoring Program
PP Hobart Joost and PP Jay Plotkin along with Will Torres have begun a program that will partner our members with a Rotaractor in the same profession.  These young professionals are the future of our city and our businesses.   This program offers the opportunity to meet with them once a month perhaps at lunch or after work (or a time that is mutually agreed upon) to discuss the issues they are facing as they work their way through today's corporate environment.  If you are interested in participating in this program, sign up at the next meeting.   
             Mobile Health Clinic

                     The Mobile Health Clinic Bus Committee continues to meet and makes progress
                                                   towards its end goal - of getting a Bloodmobile to Haiti.

Our International Exchange Student - Pierre Vidal 
Please  include Pierre in local activities and events while he is here.
You can reach Pierre at 1-904-307-3806

Minutarian Minute Week 22

 December is Family month – a time to celebrate and appreciate family in its many connotations. Of course we all think about our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family as the holiday season approaches each year. Here’s a thought: Take it a step further to expand our celebration and appreciation of family to include the Family of Rotary – those we serve, as well as those who help us serve. In doing so, we’ll help strengthen the family of Rotary, which in turn enables us to do more good in the world. And when we do more good in the world we create a better place for our own families. So it all comes around full circle. As we are fond of saying, one profits most who serves best!

And here’s another thought: For those clubs hosting special holiday meetings or events, if appropriate consider inviting Interact and Rotaract members to attend. Not only will you be extending a warm Rotary welcome to increasingly vital members of the Family of Rotary, but you’ll also be spicing up your meeting or event for all concerned.

Good thoughts to keep in mind this month as we think about what family means to us personally, to our clubs and to Rotary.

Event Reminders:
May 8-10: Save the dates as we combine our annual District Conference and District Assembly into one big event. We’ll sail into the Flagler College campus in St. Augustine to Light Up the family of Rotary. Look for an agenda and more details soon.

For more on this and all other events in District 6970, please go to on the home page under the District Events column.

Yours in service to Rotary,
District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970

  Salvation Army Bell Ringers - November 26th

  Pictures from Recent Meetings