Rotary Club of DeBary-Deltona-Orange City

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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
DeBary Golf & Country Club
300 Plantation Club Drive
DeBary, FL  32713
United States of America
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District Conference and Training Assembly at Daytona, Florida 


Rotary District 6970 Assembly/Conference
May 17 & 18, 2019
Daytona International Speedway

Register for this amazing weekend before January 31, 2019
to be entered into our Early Bird Raffle

5 chances to win 2 free nights at the conference hotel
Click on "Upcoming Events" for more detailed information.
Cindy gave a presentation on natural remedies to improve our health. With Cindy is Club President Bill Wright. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Grinnen)
DeLand Commissioner Delores Guzman presented our good friend Leslie Pearce with the portrait of her husband, former Hospital Commissioner, the late Dick Pearce. Leslie and Dick were members of our Club.
Congratulations Mr. Ian Jackson! Volusia County’s “Teacher of The Year.” I am so proud of my District 5 TOTY! Thank you for helping us carry out OUR mission everyday. @volusiaschools @FUTURES_Inc @adventhealth
What a great day to break ground on the new “AdventHealth Deltona ER.” Health Academy students from Pine Ridge, Deltona High, University High & Galaxy Middle came to help us celebrate and break ground on AdventHealth’s latest investment in OUR community. The future of healthcare is bright. #feelingwhole #honoredtoserve #wearedeltona
Former Presidents, Pat Northey and Eli Schaperow welcome back Leslie Pearce for a visit. All three members served as Club President in succession.

Florida Crown District

We are 63 clubs, one satellite club and 15 Rotaract clubs strong, serving 31 Northeast Florida communities in 12 counties with over 3,300 men and women. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.


Don't miss this exciting opportunity to visit with the President of Rotary International.
Join us for lunch with Rotary International President Barry Rassin on Friday, February 15th from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort Hotel Ballroom!
Register by February 1st at 
Photographs of students in Puerto Rico who received the special Student Dictionaries provided by the Rotary Club of DeLand with the assistance of District 697, and our Club.  100 boxes (2400 dictionaries) were provided to Rotary District 7000 last October. Below are pictures from the Aguada Club presenting the dictionaries. The Mayagüez Club in coordination with District 7000 has now distributed 95 of the 100 boxes.
It’s official, 850k Trail dollars to connect DeBary to Blue Springs.  I voted unanimously to approve this extension in 2017 and we had a lot of excited riders to partake today! Trail begins at DeBary Plantation and Donald E Smith.
Happiness is doing something for someone out of goodness. Dide, our foreign exchange student from Turkey..... getting her wish to groom and ride Georgia.  Happy New Year everyone!
Congratulations to Club Member Darrin Elkind for a first place finish in his age division in the Lake Helen 5K Stress Buster!
From Ruben's Facebook post:
Friends, each week I am going to feature a program offered in District 5. Please allow me to introduce you to the “Florida Hospital Healthcare Academy at Pine Ridge.” Volusia County’s only “Certified Nursing Assistant” program newly designated by the Florida Dept. of Health. Here students explore healthcare careers at the hospital, in clinics, nursing homes & on fire trucks. The future of healthcare is bright. Today I wear your polo with great pride.
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange Florida Students from Rotary District 6970! 

RYE students had "the big reveal" and found out what countries they're going to this week! 

Presley Baesler is going to Brazil, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach.

Paola Camacho is going to  Denmark, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail.

Zuleyka Cardenas Zermeno is going to Taiwan, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach.

Catalina Casillas is going to Japan, sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Johns.

Safi Chalfin-Smith is going to Chile, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gainsville.

Wyatt Delaney is going to Hungary, sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Johns.

Willem Hall is going to Finland, sponsored by the Rotary Club of  St. Augustine.

August Herrmann is going to Brazil, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

Christian Hughes is going to Czechia, sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Augustine.

Joseph Hutchinson is going to Peru, sponsored by the Rotary Club of  Mandarin.

Kate Kelley is going to France, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns County.

Amelia King is going to France, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail.

Liam King is going to Taiwan, sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Johns.

Veronika Leshko is going to Korea, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra.

Mya McAfee is going to Sweden, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

Marley McCauley is going to Slovakia, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach.

Anne Mirgle is going to Italy, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Deland.

Aliyah Molina is going to the Netherlands, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Deland (Breakfast)

Mia Mondello is going to Brazil, sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Augustine Beach.

Tristan Peevy is going to Sweden, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise.
Morganne Percevault is going to Lithuania, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset.

Aliya Riechers is going to Slovakia, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

Alyssa Rodriguez is going to Ecuador, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Flagler County.

Marin Rohrbacher is going to Italy, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Flagler Beach.

Aleida Wells is going to Croatia, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

To members of the Rotary Club of DeBary-Deltona-Orange City,

As I reflect on our accomplishments this year, I am thankful for donors like you who make it possible for The Rotary Foundation to empower Rotarians around the world to create meaningful change. Now, because of your support, Rotarians are hard at work transforming your gifts into service projects that improve the lives of people around the globe.

Thank you for your dedication and support of The Rotary Foundation this year and in the future. Together, we can continue to inspire people around the world to make a difference.


Ron D. Burton
Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2018-19
Below is Guest Speaker Yvonne Levesque, Operations Manager with Community Life Center Outreach Services. They are doing terrific work in our community and county helping people in need. You can check them out at  Club members contributed canned goods to the organization, and President Bill Wright presented Yvonne with a check for the Community Life Center Outreach Services. 
We were happy to welcome back Rotary District 6970 PDG Brent Coates for a presentation to our Club. We qualified for a Presidential Citation for Club Year 2017-18.  Congratulations to Past President Joe Alemany and Club members for the hard work put into last year's service resulting in our Club recognition. Joe was and continues to be a terrific leader for our community.
Sandhill Crane.  Boat Ramp, Lemon Bluff Road, Osteen, Florida.  November 23, 2018. By Eli Schaperow

Bonus pictures taken by Master Nature Photographer Eli Schaperow.
Thanks Pat!
Special shout out to The West Volusia Beacon for featuring our DeBary Parade front page (3 hour trek) riding Georgia in honor of my late grandfather with the VFW. Boys Scouts, Grand Marshall Top State softball teams including over 45 participants challenged the rain to set the Christmas Spirit. Plus candy..lots of candy for the kids! - Erika
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.
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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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.

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
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
Rotaract Club at Daytona State College
Youth Service
eBulletin Editor & Webmaster
Mark Geallis
Jan 22, 2019
First Step Shelter
Jodi Pena-Castaldi
Jan 29, 2019
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
Liz Fields, Executive Director
Feb 05, 2019
Rotary Camp Florida Presentation
Shari Simmans, Executive Director of the Chamber
Feb 12, 2019
Life Experiences
Pat Northey
Feb 19, 2019
Keith Norden
Feb 26, 2019
Team Volusia
Morris Sullivan
Mar 05, 2019
Stetson Chaplin and Buddist Monk
Mar 12, 2019
Kim Ramos, Retired Air Force Colonel
Mar 19, 2019
Women in the U.S. Air Force
Cathleen Bellerose
Apr 02, 2019
Massage Therapist, Pink Lotus Healing
Apr 09, 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
May 07, 2019
May 14, 2019
May 21, 2019
May 28, 2019
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