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!
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.
Next Meeting: Monday, April 28, 2014
Lunch Noon | Meeting 12:30 p.m. | Wyndham Hotel
NOTICE: MEETING TO BE HELD AT WYNDHAM HOTEL
ROTARY CHARITY FOUNDATION GRANT AWARDS
Includes Willis Page Music Achievement Award
The 2014 Willis H. Page Music Achievement Award is to be presented to Ryan Whalen, band director at Atlantic Coast High School. This annual award honors a music teacher in the Duval County Public School system, who has inspired children through music to improve their minds, gain confidence in their abilities and potential, and achieve a greater appreciation for music and education.
The late Willis Page was the former conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony and long time member of our club who served as our music director.
Our club's Rotary Charity Foundation will announce the 2014 grant recipients during Monday’s program. There are four grant honorees this year.
President and CEO
PINE CASTLE, INC.
COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH
Mary Ann Cox
WEEK 43: A quick refresher this week on the First Object of Rotary: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. To me, it's a reminder we are not necessarily just a service organization. We are, in fact, an organization of members who believe in and perform service. We use our Rotary clubs as the vehicle for that service. As a member you, a customer of Rotary, are our most valuable commodity.
Thank you for being a Rotarian.
District Conference is growing near. Remember, if you can only attend lunch, sign up just for lunch. Dinner only, sign up just for dinner. How about just a breakout or two, that also works. We start at 10 am, May 16th, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in Daytona Beach. Registrations are coming in early this year. We will sell out, so don't be left out.
District Grant Applications Deadline April 30
Remember, clubs considering submission of a District Grant application must do so by April 30th. Don't miss the date. Don't be late.
Keep doing those wonderful things you do!
Have a great week! Engage Rotary, Change Lives.