District 6950 Rotarians in Action

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  • The Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon donates dry and non perishable food items to the Sunrise Domestic and Sexual Violence Center. Rotary clubs are making a difference in the community and around the world.
  • The Rotary Club of Kings Bay One Rake at a Time service project includes broader efforts to improve water quality, clarity, and quantity to Kings Bay and Crystal River. The club partners with other area organizations such as the YMCA to increase their effectiveness.
  • Rotarians from the Port Richey and Trinity clubs installing water filtration systems in a remote mountainous area of Honduras. Pure Water for the World is one of many non-profit aid organizations that has has sprung from and is supported by Rotarians from around the world.
  • Rotarians raising awareness of the continuing fight against polio. After 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.
  • My name is Ally Vincent. I graduated from Saint Leo University in May 2014 with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Starting in September, I will be living in Scotland and studying Special Education at the University of Edinburgh as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar. See my blog here by clicking on the photo!

2016 Rotary District 6950 Conference


Pre-Register for 2016 District Conference Cruise April 14-18, 2016


Feel the cool sea-breeze in your hair, the warmth of the Mexican sun on your face, and endless activities to create great family vacation memories. A cruise, a conference, and the opportunity to share the Rotary spirit by meeting the Rotary Club of Cozumel and participating in a shore project to benefit their local community. District Governor Will Miller invites you to join him on Royal Caribbean’s “Brilliance of the Seas” for an unforgettable “Family of Rotary” District Conference Cruise! Registration information is available in brochure PDF. Rotary District 6950 Conference 2016 - Royal Caribbean

Zones 33 & 34 Club Video Contest!

Zone 33 & 34 Club Video ContestCreate a video about the implementation in your club of the 2015-16 thes, "Be a Gift to the World". Several prizes will be awarded in both Rotarians Choice and Judges Choice categories. All winning videos will be featured on Zone websites, Facebook pages and YouTube channels.

Submission deadline is May 1st, 2016.

For more information, check out the contest flyer.

What a great chance to share your club with the world!

Rotary Night with the Tampa Bay Lightning!

Rotary Night with the Lightning
Grab your friends and loved ones and join Rotarians from around the District for a Tampa Bay Lightning game! $10 of your ticket price will go to The Rotary Foundation in the name of the purchaser.

Lightning vs. Vancouver Canucks
Tuesday, December 22nd at 7:30pm
Tickets range from $25-$55
Click here for a ticket order form.

We are excited to have you join us!

The Year of a Rotary Scholar

Check out this wonderful video about the experience of Alexandria Vincent, a Rotary Scholar who spent a year abroad in Edinburgh.

Below you will also find the text of a letter received by her sponsor club from her host club abroad:

Dear Betty, Roger and Carrie,

We bid our farewells to Ally last week when she attended her last meeting at our club before she returned to your shores. I understand that she is home in Florida safely. As you are not doubt aware, Rotary Club of Portobello (District 1020) played host to her while she undertook her Masters Degree at the University of Edinburgh.

I was conscious that there had been little interaction between our club and her sponsors during her year with us and that is no doubt testament to her capability and self sufficiency. She was assiduous in her interaction with our club, industrious in all she did with us, sociable and fun. It was a pleasure to be associated with her over the course of the year. Not only that, but she provided presentations to over 20 clubs in District 1020, attended District Conference and facilitated at a District Club 1020 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, should that programme go by another name in USA) week and was generally unstinting. As she was invariably escorted to meetings and events by club members, notably her Club counsellor, Stuart Watkins, it gave us the opportunity to get round our colleague clubs and enjoy more fellowship than we are usually accustomed to, and that was beneficial too.

In short, she was a marvellous ambassador for you, and for Rotary, and it was a pleasure to have her. The club, having had the opportunity on Wednesday of previewing her video presentation of her year in Scotland, can assure you that you and your clubs will enjoy it when you get the chance to see it.

It was a mutually enhancing opportunity and we are grateful to you for sending her over to us in your respective capacities as club facilitator, District Governor 2013/2014 and District grant organiser, and your respective teams. Ally tells me that nine clubs in Florida sponsored her, and perhaps you will be good enough to pass on our best wishes to them. If any of their members should ever decide to pay a visit to Scotland, they will be assured of a warm reception.

Yours in Rotary,
John Cumming
President, Rotary Club of Portobello (District 1020)

St. Pete Sunset to Host a Battle of the Bands!

Sunset Club's Battle of the Bands

St. Petersburg’s annual Battle of the Bands is coming up on November 8th! The event, in its third year, is organized by the Sunset Rotary Foundation, in partnership with The Local 662, and with support from many others. Ten local bands will be competing for a variety of prizepackages. Local celebrity judges will choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The Grand Prize winning band will receive $1000, a first place trophy, and 100 t-shirts printed with the band’s logo. Event tickets cost $10 for presale, and $15 the day of the event. All event proceeds go to the Sunset Rotary Foundation. Attracting nearly 300 attendees the year of its inception, the battle is anticipating 500+ this year. Attendee demographics include a wide spectrum – the median age is within the 30s, with a strong representation of “young professional and young-minded” music fans, civic activists, and general fun-loving event-goers.

What is Rotary?

wheel smallRotary is an organization of business, professional and community leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.