August 20, 2023 | Issue 8

Mário César Martins de Camargo of Brazil selected to be 2025-26 Rotary International President

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Mário César Martins de Camargo, a member of the Rotary Club of Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil, is the selection of Nominating Committee for President to become Rotary International’s president for 2025-26.

De Camargo plans to boost Rotary’s public image by working from the top down.

“Rotary today has strong competition for members and funds,” he says. “We need to rejuvenate the brand, especially in some zones. We should utilize post-pandemic meeting tools … to allow the president to address Rotarians all over the globe. We also need to develop more long-term partnerships with political, community, and business leaders. Let’s emphasize our greatest asset: 1.4 million volunteers.”

A Rotarian since 1980, de Camargo served as his club’s Youth Exchange Officer in 1981, at age 24. He has served Rotary as director, trustee, RI learning facilitator, committee member and chair, and task force member.

De Camargo and his wife, Denise, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.

To learn more about de Camargo, read his interview and vision statement, which outline his goals for Rotary.

John Tabor

District Governor


August 26, 2023

Vibrant Club Seminar

President Elect Training Seminar - PETS 1 -

- October 7, 2023 - Deland Daytona State College


- October 14 - Gainesville

Santa Fe College (Blount)


- October 21 - Jacksonville

Univ. of North Florida

January 13, 2024

RLI - Deland

January 27, 2024

Membership Summit

March 1 - 3, 2024

President Elect Training Seminar - PETS 2

Orlando, FL

May 3 - 4, 2024

District Conference

Univ. of North Florida

University Center

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Vibrant Club Seminar - Registration Closing

A limited number of seats remain for the Vibrant Club Seminar, August 26 at Thrasher-Horne Conference Center in Orange Park. Breakout sessions will focus on Membership Development, Foundation Grants, Public Image, Youth Services, and other District Opportunities. Breakfast and Lunch from Mission BBQ is included.

District Foundation and Membership Awards, Rotary Citations and the winners of the

Angel's Envy Membership Challenge will be announced!

Keynote Speaker

Chris Casella

District Governor - District 6950

RC Wesley Chapel, FL

Keynote Speaker

George Robertson Burnett

PDG District 6890

RC Bartow, FL

Info & Registration 

Meet your Assistant Governor

Brandon Perry

Assistant Governor - Area 2

(Downtown Ormond Beach, Flagler Beach, Flagler County, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Bunnell Satellite)

RC Downtown Ormond Beach

Past President

Rotarian 6 Years

Hello fellow Rotarians! I am excited to serve in my position as Assistant Governor for area 2 for this Rotary year.

I am a charter member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach, which was chartered in 2017. I served as Club President in 2019-2020 (yes Covid!) and have also served as Club Treasurer every other year so far. My proudest Rotary moment was indeed being asked to serve as Club President and leading the Club for that year. I also had the "AHA" moment via attending the International Convention that year in Hamburg, Germany.

I am a CPA by trade and have been practicing in the Daytona Beach area for 28 years. I am a partner in the firm of Raposa Perry Young where I specialize in tax preparation and planning of all levels and business valuations.

On the personal side, I have been married to my wonderful wife Lisa (a fellow Rotarian) for almost 15 years now and we live with our best friend/pup Eddie. I am a huge sports fan and attend and watch as often as I can. I also enjoy reading, metal/rock music and try to exercise as much as possible.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can as we all move forward on our Rotary journey!

Jaguars / End Polio Now Partnership

A great response means that only limited Upper Bowl tickets remain. Lower Bowl seats are sold out. Upper Bowl seats are $50.

Please contact PDG Jeff Michelman, District Jaguars/End Polio Now Chair 904-536-6242 [email protected] ASAP for details.

All ticket applications must be submitted by Club Presidents or by a designated Club Jaguars Chair.

vs. Texans September 24 - vs. Colts October 15

vs. Titans November 19 - vs. Panthers December 31

Making a Difference in Hawai'i

Updates on the ongoing relief efforts in Maui and links to donate can be found at the Rotary District 5000 website. Many thanks to all of you that have already donated.

District Governor 2026 - 2027 Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the District Governor who will serve in the 2026-2027 Rotary year. Please encourage individuals who have served their clubs and communities with distinction to expand their service and share their passion and commitment with the District.

Clubs should take formal action to endorse any nomination.

Serving as District Governor is a significant honor and privilege as well as a unique opportunity for service.

Please contact any member of the current District Governor Corps or any Past District Governor to better understand the opportunity.

Specific questions related to the process can be answered by PDG Mike Darragh, Nominating Committee Chair.

Nomination Portal

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