November 5, 2023 | Issue 19

Rotary Foundation Month

The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotary members and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. This support is essential to make possible activities, funded with Foundation grants, that bring sustainable improvement to communities in need.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

And as further testimony to its strength and effectiveness The Foundation just received the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator for the 15th consecutive year.

Throughout this month, we will be highlighting various aspects of the Foundation, including District resources and information that can assist you and your club in increasing your community impact.


John Tabor | District Governor 2023-2024

Rotary District 6970

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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

E-mail and Internet Security

This past week many of you received an e-mail from someone using my name and the District Governor title. A very similar action was also occurring in other Rotary Districts in our Zone and even included Zone 33/34 Director Jeremy Hurst. A quick look at the return e-mail address would have revealed that this was not from me and my e-mail was being spoofed.

Similar incidents have affected District leadership in 6970 and others in the past and are likely to occur regularly in the future.

Be assured that I would NEVER request gift cards or anything similarly unusual, and would always communicate with you directly or by phone regarding district financial business.

Sadly this is now a regular part of our lives as we rely so heavily on electronic and internet communications.

Here are some helpful tips and tricks to keep your devices—and inbox—safe from phishing attempts:

  • Watch out for emails containing urgent requests, particularly for money.
  • Be cautious of emails asking for personal information.
  • Review the sender’s email address, is the URL legitimate? 
  • Never download a suspicious attachment, regardless of the sender.

If it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

Meet your District Leadership

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Rich Turnbull

District Foundation Chair

RC St. Augustine Beach

Past District Governor, Past President

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Projects of Impact Webinar

The Regional Rotary Foundation Team for Zone 34 is hosting a “Projects of Impact Webinar”  on November 9 at 6pm EST.

ALL ROTARIANS ARE WELCOME to hear the inspiring stories of how Rotarians in our Zone and The Rotary Foundation are making the world a better place. Trustee Carlos Sandoval from Mexico will be the featured guest and two very impactful projects will be highlighted. 


2023 Interact Summit

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The 2023 Interact Leadership Summit was attended by 51 student leaders from 13 different middle/high schools along with13 Rotarians and School Sponsors. District 6970 was represented by 7 different Rotary Clubs. The Student District Leadership Team created and facilitated an incredible interactive day for everyone. Read More -

District Evening at the Jax Icemen

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Join your friends and Rotarians from District 6970 Friday November 17, 7pm

Details and Tickets

Events Around our District

Nov 11  Cornhole Tournament

Nov 11 Pirates on the Edge

Nov 11 Chili Cook-Off

Nov 17 Jacksonville Icemen

Nov 18  Ride to End Polio

Nov 18 Craft Beer Festival

Nov 20 Journey into Cambodia

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