October 8, 2023 | Issue 15

Rotary International

Council on Legislation

The Rotary International Council on Legislation is an essential part of Rotary’s governance. Every three years, representatives from Rotary districts worldwide gather in Chicago to review and vote on proposed legislation.

Each Rotary district chooses a representative for a three-year term. These members represent their districts at all three meetings of the Council on Resolutions and at the Council on Legislation during their term.

The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions and urgent enactments.

Representatives from all Rotary districts vote on items proposed by clubs, districts, and the RI Board. Adopted resolutions are then considered by the RI Board or The Rotary Foundation Trustees.

Clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the RIBI (Rotary International Britain and Ireland) general council or conference may submit legislation and resolutions to the Councils.

The deadline for submitting resolutions for the Council on Resolutions is 30 June each year. The deadline for submitting enactments for the 2025 Council on Legislation is 31 December 2023.

Past District Governor Rich Cooper is serving as the District 6970 Representative for the current Council cycle.

If you are interested in learning more, information can be found at:

Have a great Rotary week!


John Tabor | District Governor 2023-2024

Rotary District 6970

John Tabor

District Governor


President Elect Training Seminar - PETS 1 (2 options remain)

October 14 Gainesville

October 21 Jacksonville

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

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

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Rich Cooper

Rotary Intl Council on Legislation Representative, District 6970

RC Ormond Beach

Past District Governor, Past President

Rotarian 21 years

Facilitator Techniques RLI Graduate Course

The Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitation Techniques graduate training course will be offered on December 2 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Orange Park.

This course is the requisite training course to become certified as an RLI Facilitator. Enrollment is limited to 8 and the course will be facilitated by PDG Jeanette Loftus.

For more information, contact Bo Norton, D6970 RLI Chair, at:

Register on DacDB

RI President-Elect Stephanie Urchick visits Florida

You are cordially invited to attend The Rotary Foundation Gala on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the beautiful Saddlebrook Resort, 5700 Saddlebrook Way,Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543, with special guest, Rotary International President-Elect Stephanie Urchick.

Major Donor reception at 5pm, Cocktails and Dinner begin at 6pm. Event details on:

DacDB / Calendar / Multi-District Events.

Register on DacDB

Last Chance for Jaguars Tickets

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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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