Rotary Club of DeBary-Deltona-Orange City

Club Information



Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
DeBary Golf & Country Club
300 Plantation Club Drive
DeBary, FL  32713
United States
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Home Page Stories
Birding:  And everything else.
By Eli Schaperow
Eli Schaperow has loved and enjoyed what Mother Nature has put in front of him since he was a little boy.  About twelve years ago, he took a 4 session course on identifying birds and was inspired to actively seek out and learn about new bird species.
Eli demonstrated and explained the basics for observing and identifying birds, as well as other members of the natural world.   Eli showed some of the interesting birds and extraordinary scenery he's found across America.
Tony Hernandez is the Fundraising Coordinator for the ASD Achievement Center (Asperger's Syndrome) who gave a very enlightening presentation. 
Below, Club President Bill Wright greets Tony. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Grinnen)
It's always a good meeting when you are visited by the next generation of leaders. We welcomed our RYLA students to our meeting and heard all about their leadership weekend.   You know the world will be in good hands when they take over the reins of leadership.
Our Club paid for four students and Florida Hospital funded two more students. - Thank You Florida Hospital (Advent Health) -Fish Memorial.
RYLA this year was on June 24 for three days at Stetson University. The students attended University High School, Deltona High School, Trinity Christian Academy, and Pine Ridge High School. Florida Hospital funded two more students who attended the Health Academy at Pine Ridge High School.
On Saturday, AUGUST 11 from 11:45 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. we raised money for student dictionaries.
Dan Daniels
Rachel Christian
Victor Ramos
Don Kanfer
Erika Benfield
All of the proceeds help us purchase 3,000 dictionaries which will be distributed to all third-grade students in 37 public and private schools in West Volusia. We could not do this without your help and greatly appreciated your participation.
Laura and Karen
DeLand Rotary Club
Bill Wright

Our Great Team
Guest Speaker Attorney Ryan Will shared his eye opening views on the opioid crisis and his initiative project on protecting our neighborhoods from sexual predators. Welcoming Ryan is Club President Bill Wright.
Wanna be a Rotary Hero? Our Club is always looking for a few good men and women to join us and be a hero. We meet Tuesday at 7:30 A.M. at the DeBary Golf & Country Club. The first breakfast is on us!
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. 
The eBulletin and our website are different. Please make sure that the eBulletin is not  delivered to your junkmail folder. It is emailed to you every Monday morning at 6:00 A.M.
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. You can even change your picture. If you change an email address and you don't notify me you will not be receiving the eBulletin. If you want something put on the website please contact Sherwood "Sher" Weisman at .
Every year your Club sponsors a minimum of 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. The Board of Directors Meeting is held after the regular meeting on the first Tuesday of the month. Every member of our Club can attend our Board of Directors Meetings. If you need anything please contact me.
Thank You.
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.

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.”  

We invite you to become a member of The Rotary Club of DeBary-Deltona-Orange City if you live or work in these cities, or surroundings communities. Besides supporting Rotary International's service projects and District 6970's service projects we have our own projects which benefit the students and residents of the Cities of DeBary, Deltona, and Orange City. You will meet great members in our club and make new, long-lasting friendships - and have fun!

YOUR Rotary Foundation

District 6970 is #1 in the WORLD for Polio Giving of DDF (District Designated Funds)

FEBRUARY 15, 2019 - Lunch with RI President Barry Rassin
Rotary International President Barry is coming to D6970 to celebrate your generosity. 

Paul Harris Fellow Challenge - Day of 1,000 Paul Harris Fellows.  To show our appreciation to President Barry and all the good that The Rotary Foundation does in the world, your District Foundation Team is challenging each of you to increase your Foundation giving so we can do even MORE GOOD IN THE WORLD!

If you are not already a Paul Harris Fellow, talk to your Club Foundation Chair, President or Assistant Governor about how to become one.  If you are already a PHF, let's move up to that next level of giving, and/or become a member of the Bequest Society.  Let's get creative and work together to make this happen!

How awesome would it be to recognize 1,000 Rotarians form around our great District during President Barry's visit in February?  We CAN do it! 

Please share your club's success story including strategy and results by Aug 20th
I just received word that former member and past president Wayne Zimmerman passed last week. Services were Friday. I cannot find anything in the paper or any note on his FB page, only that Diane Dickenson told me he died of a heart attack.  Wayne was instrumental in merging the Four Townes Rotary Club with the DeBary-Deltona Club. His sense of humor, purpose and calmness in crises helped to make the merger successful and his year as our President was a healing one. Wayne loved his beer and NASCAR! He will be missed.
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Vice President
President Elect
Club Service
Community Service
Vocational Services
International Service
Public Relations
Program Chair
Pledge of Allegiance and Song Leader
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
The Rotary Foundation
Executive Secretary
Interact Club at Trinity Christian Academy
Interact Club at University High School
Rotaract Club at Daytona State College
Youth Service
eBulletin Editor & Webmaster
Mary Rockefeller, County Environmental Division
Sep 25, 2018
Be Floridian Now; Effects of Fertilizer on Florida's waterways
Cindy Dinh, our Rotary Youth Exchange Student
Oct 02, 2018
Cindy's year in South Korea as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student
David Kolodzik, Licensed Insurance Adjuster
Oct 09, 2018
David will speak about Homeowner's Insurance
Susie Dolan
Oct 16, 2018
Ruby Lee McDonald
Oct 23, 2018
Holistic Health Practitioner
Mark Geallis
Oct 30, 2018
First Step Shelter
Nov 06, 2018
Rotary Exchange Student
Dr. Klaus Diegritz, Honorary Club Member
Nov 13, 2018
Hamburg, Germany, site of the 2019 Rotary International Convention
Rafael Ramirez
Nov 27, 2018
Halifax Health Deltona Update
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