Calendar of Events

February 3, 2015


Please Welcome Ty Votaw
Ty Votaw is the PGA Tour’s new chief marketing officer in a role that has him overseeing branding, communications and advertising.

The tour quietly made the move last August and decided against making an announcement because Votaw’s responsibilities will largely be the same as they have been in the past.

Votaw moves into the CMO job that previously was held by Jay Monahan, who was promoted to deputy commissioner on April 1. Global Commercial Officer Tom Wade, who oversees corporate marketing and long-term planning, had the CMO job before Monahan.

Both Wade and Monahan were deeply involved in sponsorship sales, but Votaw, who also carries the title of executive vice president, will be more focused on the tour’s numerous brands and advertising. Those brands include the three major U.S. tours — the PGA, Champions and — as well as the international tours in Latin America, China and Canada.

Within those tours are the FedEx Cup, Charles Schwab Cup, Presidents Cup, Players Championship and World Golf Championship events as well.

“They are all distinct brands and there are various elements within that portfolio of brands,” Votaw said. “The Presidents Cup goes to South Korea next year, and we’re already working on how to market its first trip to Asia.”

Votaw, who joined the PGA Tour in 2006 as executive vice president of international affairs, also will be involved in an evolving initiative between the PGA Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, Masters and U.S. Golf Association to grow the game, both from a participatory standpoint as well as an entertainment and competitive standpoint.

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem has been on the forefront of the PGA Tour’s work with the other golf entities, and Votaw will collaborate with them as well on related marketing efforts.

Rotary of South Jacksonville - Upcoming Events Calendar

Feb 7 - Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) 

Feb 12 - Speech Contest at Adam Herbert UNF Conference Center
May 8-10 - District Conference and Assembly 

Rotary’s 2015 Oratory Competition

Regional competition began this week for Southside Rotary’s 2015 Oratory Competition featuring seniors from 24 First Coast high schools. Congratulations to Olivia Ade of Episcopal for winning the first regional. A total of six regional winners will meet in a final competition February 12 at UNF. With the help of 6 First Coast Rotary Clubs, 121 Financial Credit Union and the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the winning students. If you would like to add to their scholarship funds, please make a donation to and share this opportunity with others.

Rotary Foundation
Jacksonville area "Jersey Mike's Subs" stores have selected The Rotary Foundation and our End Polio Now campaign as their charity of choice for the annual Giving Day in March!!  

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Minutarian Minute Week 30  
January is Rotary Awareness month. So I will use this theme to introduce a new word: Rotatunistic – a combination of the words “Rotary” and “opportunistic”. Rotatunistic would be defined as the propensity of a Rotarian, or group of Rotarians, to be aware solely for the purpose of recognizing and seizing an opportunity to advance the mission of Rotary in a major way. A good example of this recently took place when two intelligent and enterprising Rotarians from our District sat in the owner’s box with Shad Kahn at a Jaguars game. They left the owner’s box with tickets for two club seats, donated by Jags owner Shad Kahn, for this year’s Super Bowl in Phoenix. Next, along with a few other talented Rotarians in our District, a plan was hatched to auction these tickets. The proceeds from this auction will go to the End Polio Now campaign. By being Rotatunistic, the efforts of these Rotarians will likely result in an additional $20,000 to $30,000 going toward the End Polio Now campaign!

Being Rotatunistic starts with an awareness for Rotary. What better time of the year than January, Rotary Awareness month, for all of us to become more Rotatunistic!

Event Reminders:

February 7: Our second Rotary Leadership Institute will be conducted at the Orange Park Campus of St. Johns River State College. Be there for the information, for the fellowship and fun, and for the outrageously good gourmet food! Yum!!!

March 5-7: Florida Multi-District President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) in Orlando, FL. PETS is also open to Rotaract Presidents-Elect and club leaders – sponsoring clubs should sign them up.

May 8-10: District Conference and Assembly at the Flagler College campus in St. Augustine. Book your hotel reservations now because this is the PGA’s TPC weekend and rooms are going fast. We will be conducting the Conference on Friday, the Assembly on Saturday and enjoying some fun and fellowship on Sunday – at least until noon.

For more on these and all other events in District 6970, please go to 
Yours in service to Rotary,

District Governor 2014-2015
Rotary International District 6970


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