October 1, 2023 | Issue 14

October is Community Economic Development Month

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day.

Consider that:

  • 795 million people, 1 in 9 worldwide, do not have enough to eat.

  • 60% of the world’s hungry are women and girls

  • 70% of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihood

Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty and last year the Rotary Foundation gave $9.2million to grow local economies.

Our members and our Foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.  We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.

Rotary members train people to become resources for their community, offering networking activities, advice on new business development, and mathematics and financial management training.

Recent programs have included helping local women in Guatemala complete financial literacy courses so they could pool their money and fund their own microlending program.

In Ecuador, granting micro-loans and training community members in sewing, baking, plumbing, microcredit, business management, and leadership.

And in West Cameroon, helping farmers develop the skills they need to improve soil fertility, control soil erosion, and market their produce. The results have been increased crop yields and profits.

If you and your club are interested in initiating or participating in a global project in this Area of Focus your District Foundation Team is a great resource.

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John Tabor | District Governor 2023-2024

Rotary District 6970

John Tabor

District Governor


President Elect Training Seminar - PETS 1 (3 options)

October 7 Deland

October 14 Gainesville

October 21 Jacksonville

January 13, 2024

RLI - Deland

January 27, 2024

Membership Summit

Daytona State College - Daytona Beach

March 1 - 3, 2024

President Elect Training Seminar - PETS 2

May 3 - 4, 2024

District Conference

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.

Deadline is October 22 at Midnight

Nomination Portal

Meet your District Leadership

D6970 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee

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Cassie Moyers


RC Bartram Trail - Julington Creek

Past President

Rotarian 18 years

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Jack Murray

Country Coordinator

RC Bartram Trail - Julington Creek

Past President, Assistant Governor

Rotarian 15 years

Ride to End Polio

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Contact Charles Miller at to sign up.

The Rotary Action Group for Peace serves as a resource to Rotarians, Rotary clubs and districts by supporting the peace work of Rotarians worldwide.

Register for the October 10 Global Meeting of Peacebuilders

Read the September Newsletter

Jags Suite Raffle for Polio

October 15th vs. Colts

Raffle Ends Thursday October 5

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October 24th is World Polio Day!      One Day, One Focus: Ending Polio

Together, WE CAN END POLIO! Be a part of history, won't you?

This year, as just one of the World Polio Day events, District 6970 is highlighting our partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Since this partnership began it has resulted in over $1,212,174 going to The Rotary Foundation for PolioPlus with the Gates Match.

This year the Jaguars are donating one Luxury Suite to the October 15th game, Jaguars vs Colts. The proceeds from this raffle will go to The Rotary Foundation at the end of the season along with all our ticket sale proceeds, to get us that much closer to eradicating polio!

The winner of the raffle will receive 20 Suite Tickets and 3 Parking Passes. The raffle will end at midnight on Thursday, October 5th and the winner's name will be announced on Friday, October 6th.

Help us End Polio forever! For more information and to get your chance to win the luxury suite to the Jags vs Colts game click on the link below:

Limited Upper Bowl tickets remain for Colts (10/15) and Panthers (12/31)

Events Around our District

Oct. 7 Cheeseburger Paradise

Oct. 14 Pub Crawl

Oct. 21 Swine and Dine Derby

Oct. 21 Pedals and Pints 

Oct. 27 Lobster Fest-to-Go

Oct. 30 Murder Mystery Party

Nov. 11  Cornhole Tournament

Nov. 11 Pirates on the Edge

Nov. 20 Journey into Cambodia

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