As Rotary’s highest honor for individual Rotarians, this award recognizes up to 150 Rotarians annually who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.
Past District Governor Jo Weber was nominated by District Governor Cindi Cioci and was one of the recipients for 2019-2020. Congratulations PDG Jo – WELL DESERVED!
ROTARY DISTRICT 6980 FOUNDATION NEWS
It has been an “interesting” last quarter of our Rotary year. Hope you and your Family are safe.
There is still time to donate to The Rotary Foundation for 2019-2020 if done by June 20th. As you know the RI staff is working from home. Please send your donations to: The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693. Thank you for your continuous support of The Rotary Foundation.
As I am retiring as District Rotary Foundation Chair effective June 30, 2020, I am happy to report that Alex Sacharoff, email@example.com will be our District Rotary Foundation Chair.
COVID 19 UPDATE
Our District applied for the Rotary Disaster Response Grant to assist us with COVID 19 in our District. The Grant was for $25,000. Each of the following Hospitals received $5,000 which was used to purchased N95 masks, face shields or other equipment: VA Hospital -Orlando, Advent Health, Orlando Health, UF Health The Villages and UF Health Leesburg. RI also said that any unused District Grant funds may be used for COVID 19 equipment. Some clubs did not use all that they requested in their district grant. The following clubs were given the opportunity to purchase COVID 19 supplies: Sanford, Orlando, Oviedo, Dr. Phillips, Winter Park. These clubs purchased masks, thermometers, face shields for local medical centers. Thank you for assisting your local communities. Some of the supplies cost more than the amount you were given. Thank you for stepping up to the plate. To all clubs that had food drives, donations etc, please send photos and report to Rotary Club Central. Do not be afraid to tell your story. Our Rotarians are the most giving people in the World. Our District has always been in the fore ground of assisting others.
There is a Global Grant that will be funded in 2020-2021 for critical equipment for Advent Health which many of our clubs have participated. Alex and the Oviedo club are the lead club on this reverse Global Grant. Thank you all for your donation of DDF.
Polio Plus – During this time, please do not forget to give to Polio. We have 66 cases of Polio which are in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our help is still needed.
The E-Club of Florida is the newest club to become a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club. This means that every member of the club is a Paul Harris Fellow. The following is a list of other 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club: Leesburg Sunrise (1998-1999), Lake Buena Vista (2000-2001), The Villages Noon (2011-2012), Seminole County Sunset (2012-2013), Wildwood (2012-2013), South Lake County (2012-2013), Oviedo (2012-2013), International Drive (2014-2015), The Villages Evening (2015-2016), Winter Park (2016-2017), Kissimmee West (2016-2017) and Lake Mary (2017-2018).
Thank you for your support of The Rotary Foundation. Be safe.
Jo Weber, PDG
“There is no more efficient way to provide food for those in need than partnering with local food banks, Here in Orlando The Second Harvest Food Bank enables those who qualify, including our schools, to purchase approximately five pounds of food for every one dollar spent, explained Sam Danner, club member and principal of Ivy Lane Elementary
All contributions are tax deductible and as funds are received they will be deposited into each school’s account at The Second Harvest Food Bank, based on the number of students being served by that school. That account is only accessible by the school principals, or their designates. The elementary schools we will be working with include: Ivey Lane Elementary, Washington Shores Elementary, Rock Lake Elementary and Eccleston Elementary.
The public is invited to donate by going to:
THE ROTARY CLUB OF AVALON PARK
The Rotary Clubs of Leesburg
The Rotary Club of The Villages - Evening
The Rotary Club of Horizon West
THE ROTARY CLUB OF DR. PHILLIPS CITRUS
Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips Citrus distributing some gift cards for gas to local restaurant employees in Southwest Dr. Phillips area. It was a community support project to reduce COVID-19 impact.
Orange County East – Winter Park Rotary Club
Did a COVID Caring Card project where we had members, family, and co-workers compose “Thinking of You” cards that we distributed to (3) different retirement/assisted-living communities. We distributed ~250 cards to Village on the Green, Palmetto Landings and Grace Villa Facility
The Rotary Club of Casselberry
The Rotary Club of Casselberry continues to help even through these uncertain times. On April 28th, our club partnered with Papa Sabz to supply lunch for 44 Truehealth nurses and employees at the Pop-Up Covid Testing Site in Sanford. On May 15, our club provide bagels and pastries for the Casselberry Police Department to thank them for their service. In addition to these service project, our club continues the 24 year tradition of delivering Meals on Wheels weekly.
The Rotary Club of Oviedo
Rotary Club of Oviedo donating the thermometers to
AdventHealth Waterman E.R. staff yesterday. My lovely wife Sheryl, a Paul
Harris Fellow, accompanied me and took the photos. Everyone stayed safe
during the brief transfer of materials.
The funds for this came from The Rotary Foundation via a district grant that
had residual unspent DDF that Rotary International authorized us to use for
COVID-19 PPE in lieu of returning the funds to TRF.