Calendar of Events

September 8, 2015

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

But Do You Know.......

1.  Since the year 1900, how many times has Labor Day fallen on Monday September 7th?  14,  16,  18,  20 or 22

2.  What is the next year that Labor Day will be celebrated on Monday, September 7th.  2018,  2019,  2020, 2021 or 2022

Submit your answers to Patti and she will draw the winning name....cause I'm taking the Day OFF!!

See each of you on Tuesday, September 15th and enjoy the day of rest!

While resting with friends and family....

Help Raise Scholarship Funds For the Rotary Oratory Competition Through Our GoFundMe Account.  Pass it along to your colleagues and friends...

Speech Competition Donation Link
                                      The Rotary Oratory Competition committee has been working hard to conduct another outstanding event for our area high school seniors. The final event will be held February 18, 2016. We are currently in the stage of raising funds to pay for the scholarships. We would like to encourage your friends, family and business associates to make a tax-deductible donation for the project by going to the link above.. You can also help generate scholarship funds by going on to your Linkedin account and sending out a message about the GoFundMe donation. We already have a message you can just cut and paste into your Linkedin message box. Just email Bill Langley at and he will send you the message.

South Jax Rotary 2015-16 Rotary Oratory Competition Sponsorship Opportunities

There are several ways to sponsor: 

Rotary Oratory Competition $20,000 Title Co-Sponsorship 
Rotary Oratory Competition $1000/$500 Scholarship Sponsor
Rotary Oratory Competition $3,000 Regional Sponsor

Make check payable to Rotary Club of South Jacksonville Charities, Inc.; P.O. Box 47546; Jacksonville, FL 32247. Funds will be used for scholarships, charity donations and related costs. For more information, contact Rotary project chair Les Loggins at (904)699-6578 or email 

********  Upcoming Service Events ********

Below are some events that the Social Committee and Community Service Committee lined up for us. Please sign up with the Project Coordinator listed:

  • Reading to the children at the San Jose Elementary School- interested members need to get a background check and get scheduled. 
    •  Project Coordinator is Dinkins Grange-Ms Penny's class
  • Guardian ad litem program   
    • Project Coordinators are PP Jim Lanahan and P David Bissell  
  • Dictionaries for 3rd graders ( tentative Mid December) 
    • Project Coordinator is Stevan Jones

  • Sponsor a wounded warrior for lunch on Nov 15  Project Coordinator is PP Odette Struys 

Our Governor's Message:

Week 9 Rotary Minute

I recently attended a dinner welcoming home our district’s youth exchange students after a year abroad. I heard riveting and heart felt stories about the positive impact the program has made on each of their lives. Please consider hosting or sponsoring a youth exchange student during the 2016-2017 school year. Forms to make your intentions known are due September 19th.

Hear the roar of the crowd and smell the food concessions!  Yep, football season has started and so has our End Polio Now partnership with the Jaguars. 100% of ticket sales go to The Rotary Foundation for End Polio Now!!!  Program flyer and ticket ordering forms can be found on our district website.

Are you really adventuresome? Then plan to participate in a week long polio immunization exercise in West Africa starting November 10th. More information can be found under our district website’s “Opportunity Center.”


September 1st: Start of Basic Education and Literacy Month

October 10th: Interact Summit

October 24: World Polio Day

November 1, 2015: Nomination forms due for our 2017-2018 District Governor

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

Yours in service to Rotary,

Fred “Fel” Lee
District Governor 2015-2016

Rotary International District 6970