November 19, 2023 | Issue 21

Happy Thanksgiving!

Foundation Month

Giving Recognition

Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world.

The Rotary Foundation provides many opportunities for donors to express their commitment to Rotary’s work or to honor a friend or family member through a named or endowed gift.

You can direct your Annual Fund gift to SHARE, the World Fund, or an area of focus fund.


  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

The Rotary Foundation offers several ways to recognize Rotarians and friends for their generous support -

Sustaining Member

Anyone who contributes US$100 or more per year to the Annual Fund is automatically recognized as a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member. Sustaining Members are critical to the Foundation.

If every club member contributed $100 every year, Rotary could nearly double its efforts to help needy people worldwide and support the continued growth of its programs.


You may become a Benefactor by making the Permanent Fund a beneficiary in your estate plans or by donating $1,000 or more to the fund outright.

Bequest Society

Couples or individuals who have made commitments of $10,000 or more in their estate plans, such as in a will, living trust, or through whole or universal life insurance. 

Paul Harris Fellow

Donors of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant, or people who have that amount contributed in their name.

Paul Harris Society

Donors that commit to annual giving of $1,000 annually.

Major Donor

The Rotary Foundation recognizes couples or individuals whose combined personal, or cumulative giving has reached $10,000. All outright contributions made to the Foundation are included in this total, regardless of the gift designation.

If you are interested in more information, contact your club Foundation Chair or any member of the District Foundation Team.


John Tabor | District Governor 2023-2024

Rotary District 6970

John Tabor

District Governor


January 13, 2024

RLI - Deland

January 27, 2024

Membership Summit

Daytona State College - Palm Coast

March 1 - 3, 2024

President Elect Training Seminar - PETS 2

DoubleTree Seaworld,


May 3 - 4, 2024

District Conference

University Center

UNF, Jacksonville

Meet your District Leadership

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Hewitt Dupont

Endowment / Major Gifts

RC Orange City - S. Daytona

Asst. Governor,

Past President

Rotarian 38 Years

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Horton Hickerson

Annual Fund /

Paul Harris Society

RC Palm Valley

Past District Governor,

Past President

Rotarian 34 Years

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Rick Tryon

Peace Fellowships

RC Ponte Vedra Beach

Rotarian 7 Years

HEWRAG invites Rotarians to partner with WHO for Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Project

The Health Education and Wellness Rotary Action Group (HEWRAG) has been approached by the WHO Regional Office in Congo-Brazzaville to explore potential Rotarian interest in partnering with them and their sponsors for Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention projects in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Cote d'Ivoire.

The project plan is deemed well-suited for Rotarian participation based on initial conversations. Rotarians in the mentioned countries, as well as international partners are welcomed to participate. 

We encourage Rotarians to seize this opportunity and contribute towards a noble cause. Interested clubs, districts, or individual Rotarians can contact HEWRAG Director Karl Diekman at before November 22, 2023. 

Let's join hands and make a difference!

To learn more:

Gainesville Rotary Seafood Spectacular

December 7, 5:30pm

Join the Rotary Clubs of Gainesville for the 27th Annual Seafood Spectacular; a fun evening of food and fellowship at the Rotary Conservation Area at Hatchett Creek.

Tickets purchased in advance are $60 each or 5 for $250. Tickets will be available at the entrance the night of the event for $75.

The event will feature a wide range of seafood items, such as fish, shrimp, crab claws, lobster mac and cheese and clam chowder as well as desserts, beer, and wine.


Events Around our District

12/11 Gainesville Seafood Spectacular

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