District Conference

Embry Riddle campus

The 2014 District 6970 Conference will be held in Daytona Beach on Friday, May 16.  The venue is the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 

The conference this year will be a one-day event although some attendees will come early or stay late (or both). While hotel accommodations are plentiful event and meal seating will have limitations, so it is extremely important pre-register early.

It is important to pre-register!

downloadDownload registration forms in either PDF or Doc formats.The forms also contain other information about the conference and accommodations.

Ocala Club Remembers Jacksonville Rotary for 1919 Start

This week the Ocala Rotary club changes its meeting location to College of Central Florida. This north central Florida club owes its origins to our club. In making the announcement of the change of meeting locations the club retold the story of how Ocala came to have the third Rotary club in Florida.

The beginning of the Ocala Rotary Club dates back to March 1919 when a meeting was held in the home of Ocala Mayor J.E. Chace.  A Rotarian from the Jacksonville club came to that meeting "with the purpose of explaining the purposes, high ideals and principles of Rotary."

The first meeting of the Ocala Rotary Club took place the following month of April 11 "with a number of Jacksonville Rotarians present to cheer us on.  Then, with eighteen charter members, on May 1st, 1919, following Jacksonville, and then Gainesville, we became the third Rotary Club to be organized in the state of Florida."

Rotary Cub of Jacksonville is the state's oldest club -- now 102 years old  -- and the 41st club to be chartered.  There are now more than 34,000 Rotary clubs world wide.

JSO Rotary Symphony