September 10, 2023 | Issue 11

District 6970 Rotary Alumni Association

Rotary Alumni Associations are organized groups chartered by Rotary for people who have participated in programs such as Interact, Rotaract, RYLA, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Scholarships, and Rotary Peace Fellowships. The alumni associations maintain connections between these former program participants and Rotary. There are about 80 chartered associations in 30 countries.

The District 6970 Rotary Alumni Association has been very capably Chaired for many years by Past District Governor Bill Hill, and is made up of over 100 individuals.

According to the District 6970 Alumni Association Constitution, the purpose of the group is:

  • To establish and maintain a common bond among Rotary alumni
  • To enable alumni to network with one another and with Rotarians
  • To provide alumni, opportunities for involvement in Rotary service
  • To facilitate alumni membership in Rotary and Rotaract Clubs

Alumni Associations have been described as a way to help bring people who have had life-changing experiences in Rotary’s youth programs back into the active Rotary family.

Clubs should consider inviting alumni to speak at club meetings as well as invite them to take part in club activities, service, and hands-on projects.

PDG Bill has indicated that he is ready to pass on the Chair responsibility to new leadership. Please give some consideration to this important avenue of service, and let me know of your interest.


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 6970 Disaster Relief Comittee

The Disaster Relief Committee is seeking volunteers to serve in a variety of roles. This may be as simple as general labor or may involve specific skills or expertise.

If you have interest or specific experience that would be useful in formulating or executing any District Disaster Response please contact Chair Richard Knoff at:

904-699-1072 or [email protected]

Meet your District Leadership

Claudia Dencer

District Youth Services Chair

Youth Exchange, RYLA, Interact, Early Act

RC St. Augustine

Past President

Rotarian 8 Years

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Butterfly Garden in Gainesville

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Butterfly Garden at the Ronald McDonald House

Gainesville Sunrise Rotary has a longstanding relationship with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida. Years ago, Sunrise Rotary, in partnership with Sunrise member, Ron Farb and the Climb for Cancer Foundation, built and has maintained a Butterfly Garden at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH), allowing a place of calm refuge for residents of the house. Last week, the RMH moved to a new location, increasing its room capacity from 30 to 50+.. READ MORE...

Jags Win!

Celebrate World Polio Day in an Owner's Box at the Jaguars game against the Indianapolis Colts on October 15 at EverBank Field.

The District is conducting a raffle of the Box at $100/ticket (seats 24 people).

Upper Bowl tickets remain for the Colts on Oct. 15 and the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 31. Contact your club Jaguars chair or District Jaguars Chair Jeff Michelman.

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2024 Rotary International Convention Singpore

Are you interested in attending the 2024 Rotary International Convention in Singapore?

Register your interest or intent so that Convention Chair, District Governor Nominee Dale Moe can keep you informed about:

Who else is attending

Hotels and flights

District and zone activities

How to make the most of your visit

Information about the Convention can be found at

Register for Singapore Info

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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