Rotary Club of DeBary-Deltona-Orange City

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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 AM
DeBary Golf & Country Club
300 Plantation Club Drive
DeBary, FL  32713
United States
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Guest Speaker Judge Dawn “Pam” Fields sharing her journey from being banned from a store because she looked suspicious in the 80’s while grocery shopping to attending law school and becoming a lawyer. Today she has served 12 years as Judge and is running for re-election. Such a great motivational speaker!
What a surprise for our very own Pat Northey when she was interviewed for information about the trails in Volusia County. They put her picture on the cover! The picture was taken along one of New Smyrna Beach's trails. Pat was honored to be on the cover and have much of her Volusia County Council work acknowledged.
Click above Link then click on arrow to the right of Pat's picture until you get to her article.
Today we mark another milestone: the 74th anniversary of #DDay, the Allied invasion of Normandy. On June 6, 1944, more than 70,000 brave young Americans charged out of landing craft, jumped out of airplanes, and stormed into hell.
There are approximately 250 members of the club in our area.  Our Immediate Club Past President Pat Northey and soon-to-be our Club President, Bill Wright (on July 1st.) attended the dinner.
Terrific presentation by Jim Terry with Halifax Hospital Behavioral Services - Trying to shed some light on the recent school shootings.
Theresa Adlam, Identity Theft Victim Specialist, Office of the Florida Attorney General, gave a great presentation. Thank you for creating awareness to keep our communities safer.
Theresa Adlam and Club President Joe Alemany
Erika Benfield at VFW Auxiliary Post 8093. Erika said that with great honor we greeted honorably discharged veterans alongside our Governor Rick Scott, - Governor's Service Medal, thanking them for their service.
Our troop is only 5 years old so not much of a history. But what history we have is a lifetime for some scouts. We have a Facebook page.
Michael Davy
Troop 565
As the tree is bent so does it grow.
How easier it is to bend a young sprout than a full grown oak.
Thank you Representative David Santiago for your visit and legislative update to club members. - Come back anytime!
Rep. Santiago, Program Chair and Immediate Past Club President Pat Northey, and Club President Joe Alemany
"A good time was had by all."  The four local Rotary Clubs held a Social April 26 at Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company.  Members, spouses, and friends of the Rotary Club of DeLand, DeLand Breakfast Rotary, Downtown DeLand Rotary and Rotary Club of DeBary-Deltona-Orange City enjoyed brews, socializing and a Cornhole Tournament.  
Below: Club President Joe Alemany, Dr. Don Kanfer (Past District Governor and Club Vice-President), and new member Mark Nelson. Mark is the local representative for Samaritan's Purse.
Club members were excited to hear one of our newest members formally introduce herself to the club members. Debra is recently retired and new to Volusia County. She is looking to get involved with some of our projects at the Club and District level. Thanks Debra!
Guest Speaker Josephine Mercado, J.D. Founder of Hispanic Health Initiatives, Inc., with Club President Joseph Alemany. This organization provides help for residents who cannot afford health care in the West Volusia Hospital District.    Website
Pat says on her Facebook page:
"She turns 97 Monday. Always an adventurer she climbed the Great Wall of China, flew in a hot air balloon, drank beer at Octoberfest in Germany and on and on and on. Here we are in Mexico at the ruins. Always ready for a trip, her last was Yellowstone this winter to view the buffalo."
Now we know where Pat gets her drive from. The Club wishes Elsie a Very Happy Birthday!
Darren Elkind introduced County Court Judge Bryan Feigenbaum to club members at our breakfast meeting. Judge Feigenbaum gave an interesting presentation on Veteran's Court. Thank you Judge and Darren!
Erika Benfield says on her Facebook page that her "aha" moment was when a young lady spoke about her experience with Rotary. This young lady was sponsored to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) in 1999 by our club. She is a Rotarian and Executive Director of RYLA today! Debra and Joe were also there.
Our Club is paying for four students and Florida Hospital is funding two more students. - Thank You Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
This is a great opportunity for a student to be selected to attend RYLA from June 24 - July at Stetson University. The students attend University High School, Deltona High School, Trinity Christian Academy, and Pine Ridge High School. Florida Hospital funded two more students who attend the Health Academy at Pine Ridge High School.
We learned that Millard Fuller was the founder of Habitat for Humanity. President Carter helped make it a national face. There are 56 affiliates in Florida. The latest house is in Orange City near Blue Springs! Our guest speakers were Lori Gillooly and Patti Ford.
Want to know what Rotary is all about? Want to meet new friends and business contacts? Come on Tuesday morning 7:45 A.M. at the DeBary Golf & Country Club. The first breakfast is on us!
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Thank you Past District Governor and Club Vice-President Dr. Don Kanfer for inducting our newest members Liz Kammer, Executive Director of the Four Townes Family YMCA, and Robin Hill, an Executive with John Knox Village of Central Florida. On right is Club President Joe Alemany who welcomed Liz and Robin into the Club.
Video chatting with Cindy, our Rotary Exchange Student sponsored by our Rotary Club to study in South Korea for a year. We learned about the Olympics, difference in news, school hours, and even bath houses.
This is the friendliest Rotary Club in the area ....
and soon female Rotarians will out-number the men
so if you want to serve your community and have fun, join this Club.
Club members gave a super-duper special dictionary to each third-grader in every school in our area. We do this every year in conjunction with the DeLand Rotary Clubs' Literacy Program.
At Timbercrest Elementary School
Dear Club Member,
Invite a friend to our meetings.
Click on the hyper-links, and if you click twice on some pictures they will enlarge. You can view pictures and videos taken a few years ago by going to that section of the website. 
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This website, can be fully viewed on your smartphone. If you notice, there are Links to the District website and Rotary International. 
Club members, please open and read the weekly eBulletin sent to you. Log in to the website so you can go to the section with your information. Please add any missing information, such as birthdays and changes in addresses and phone numbers. If you change an email address and you don't notify me you will not be receiving the eBulletin. You can even change your picture. If you want something put on the website please contact Sherwood "Sher" Weisman at .
Every year your Club sponsors at least two students to participate in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).
Please patronize our website sponsors, and if you have a business please consider becoming a sponsor of our website so we can maintain this website. When you click on the ad your website will pop up. It only costs $75.00 a year. Please contact Sher.
Every member should feel empowered to shape our club's future and make it outstanding. Sponsor a new member and mentor him or her. Every member of our Club can attend our Board of Directors Meetings. If you need anything please contact me.
Thank You.

Why consider membership in any Rotary Club?

With a global network of over 1.3 million community volunteers, Rotary members are business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  Over 33,000 local Rotary clubs worldwide in more than 200 countries and geographical areas initiate service projects to address today’s challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns. Rotary International’s major initiative is PolioPlus, an ambitious program to immunize the world’s children against polio in partnership with the Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF.  Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.”  

Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Vice President
President Elect
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
Vocational Service Director
International Service Director
Rotary Foundation Chair
Executive Secretary
Youth Service - Interact and EarlyAct Clubs
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Club Counselor
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)/Youth Exchange Office (YEO)
Past Presidents Council Chair
Public Relations/Facebook
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Jun 19, 2018
Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach
Club Assembly
Jun 26, 2018
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