District 6980 – July 2019 ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD
Happy new Rotary year! Rotary International President, Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme is “Rotary Connects the World”.
First, I would like to thank PDG Ron Janssen for his inspiration and dedication throughout the past Rotary year.
It is an honor for me to have been selected as your District Governor and I promise to continue to try to inspire in all that I do this year.
“Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the glove, in our communities and in ourselves” – Rotary’s mission statement says it all”.
President Mark has challenged the leadership because “the clubs are where Rotary happens”. You can now change how often, when, where and what time of day the clubs meet. Membership is my focus for this Rotary year. I will do whatever it takes to help the clubs grow. Let’s do the best we can do for our clubs.
Thank you for what you are doing in your clubs with your global grants and your students in Rotary Youth Exchange. Let us continue this year as Rotary Connects the World!
JULY IS LITERACY MONTH
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population.
Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults. - Rotary International; www.rotary.org
DISTRICT TRAINING UNIVERSITY
SATURDAY JULY 20, 2019; 8AM - NOON at The Rosen School of Hospitality
Training for all Club Presidents, Foundation chairs, Membership chairs, Public Image chairs. Admin chairs, Service Project chairs, Youth Services chairs, Secretaries, Treasurers and any club members that want to learn ROTARY.
On July 20th District 6980 will convene the last part of training for club officers and directors. It is called University and will take place at the Rosen College of Hospitality in Orlando. Please register on DACdb so we have a count for the number of breakfasts we will need.
The theme for this workshop will be Leadership within the club. While there will be breakout sessions with each of the six District Chairs and other club officers, we will have a nationally known speaker dealing with Leadership in Organizations. We are arranging to have a panel discussion, featuring our past District Governors, on problems each of you may encounter as you start this Rotary Year. There will be several scenarios presented to this panel to discuss. When you go to your breakout sessions there will also be scenarios that expose problems to your specific areas. You will get a chance to ask the questions you really want to ask.
Breakfast will be from 8 AM to 9 AM. We will finish before noon.
Since we expect more members then the dining area will hold, we ask that when you finish eating your breakfast, you move to the Auditorium or outside until the 9 AM start time. This is a great time to network or talk to friends.
Let’s get Rotary Leadership Institute started!! Learn about what Rotary can do for you. Learn how to create and manage projects whether service or fundraising. Learn more about our awesome District 6980. We will open your eyes as to how big Rotary International is and how much good we are doing in the World. You will learn more about the Rotary Foundation, our efforts to eradicating polio along with many other needed projects being performed by Rotarians around the World, BECAUSE OF OUR HELP.
There will be Rotarians there from all over our district and even outside our district. The sharing of ideas is greatly encouraged. If you walk away without a new idea to bring home to your club, you weren’t listening!
Our district hold two events. Both events are held at the Rosen College of Hospitality in Orlando. The first event will be on August 10th. We start bright and early at 7:00am with registration check in and breakfast. Classes run until 3:30pm with a break for lunch. Breakfast, lunch and all materials are included. The cost is $100.
The second event will be February 1st, 2020.
Registration is easy. Go to the Rotary District 6980 webpage and sign in. Go to our district calendar and scroll down to August 10th. The Register NOW button is in RED. We hope to see everyone there!
District 6980 Rotary Leadership Institute Chairperson
Hello My Fellow Rotarians! As The ShelterBox Ambassador for Central Florida and would love to have something on the newsletter. The current effort I'm spearheading is in creating awareness for the updated mission that goes beyond just a Green Box and tent.
Also, I want Club Presidents to know I am available to present as a Guest Speaker and even deploy the tent at public events lasting more than 6 hours. I don't do it for only a few hours because it takes about 1.5 hours to set up the tent, but I gladly do it for day-long or multi-day events.
You learn more about this effort on the ShelterBox Central Florida Facebook page via this link: https://www.facebook.com/shelterboxcentralflorida/
Andres Goyanes, MBA ShelterBox Ambassador
Rotary Club of International Drive – Orlando
Assistant Governor 2017-2020
Governor's Aide 2019-2020 District 6980 | Central Florida
Mobile Phone: 407.404.1712 Web: www.rotaryidrive.org | Email: email@example.com
In May 2019 the Rotary Club of Winter Park led a Global Grant international service project that changed the world! In partnership with 22 clubs in our District, plus clubs in neighboring Districts 6970 and 6960, the Rotary Club of Merida, Mexico and AdventHealth Sharing Smiles, we celebrated 19 years of working together in Mexico to heal children from very poor families who were born with a cleft lip or palate. During this week-long trip, the world was truly changed for the 67 tiny patients who received surgery. Now these children will have the ability to eat and speak normally, attend school and grow up alongside their peers without the shame and suffering of this disfiguring birth defect.
Thanks to the power of The Rotary Foundation, which provided matching funds through a Global Grant Vocational Training Team, this collaboration between many partners not only healed the faces and the lives of many children during the surgical week, but met Rotary’s test of sustainability. Rotarians Nestor de Armas and Fred Jones, (Winter Park Rotary) along with Bill Feyk (Downtown Deland Rotary) joined 16 volunteer medical professionals, who worked alongside Dr. Maria Flores Mendez and her team at Hospital Agustin O’Horan to provide life-changing care for 67 patients, performing a total of 108 surgical procedures. After the week-long Rotary campaign, we returned to Florida, but patient follow-up care and surgeries will continue throughout the year at the multidisciplinary cleft clinic in Merida. Partners included Rotary Clubs in Florida and Mexico, the Sharing Smiles medical team, medical personnel at Hospital Agustin O’Horan in Merida, and the social services department (DIF) in the state of Yucatán.
Our club members were truly energized by the opportunity to be People of Action and help change the world….one smile at a time. A big thank you to every Rotarian, because YOUR generosity to The Rotary Foundation made this trip possible.
Sharing Smiles - Medical Trip to Villahermosa Mexico
La Fatima Home and Haiti Medical Missions
Rotarian Odette Constant is founder and president of Haiti Health & Rehabilitation. She leads volunteer medical professionals and non-medical persons to Haiti each year to provide important services to locals.
While on a mission in late 2017, she was on a tour of an 'orphanage' and was aghast at the condition of the children. They were living on concrete, were deathly ill of malnutrition, infections, and dehydration even though they received funding from donors in the USA.
As she drove away, she saw a house that was available. She immediately rented it, decorated it, and moved the children in with seven adult caregivers. It was touch-and-go to begin with, but all 21 children survived and were provided all the conditions of a home for the first time.
The children were tutored for six months to gauge and improve their education levels before being enrolled in private schools nearby. There are no public schools in Haiti. They were given uniforms and Sunday clothes and attend church weekly now.
The children are greedily absorbing the new environment and are even asking for music instruments and lessons! They are going to summer camp to learn crafts, swimming, and other things our children take for granted.
They now have a family and a home called La Fatima.
You are invited to help sponsor the children and participate in the medical missions. Call Mrs. Odette to discuss the best way you can support the residents of Haiti and the children on La Fatima.
Video from Odette
The initial photo is of a number of the La Fatima family and friends.
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