Rotary Club of DeBary-Deltona-Orange City

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

On FEBRUARY 15, 2019  you had lunch with RI President Barry Rassin.
Rotary International President Barry  Rassin came to District 6970  in St. Augustine 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! 
 
Let's BE THE INSPIRATION!

Please share your club's success story including strategy and results to:Inspire.Rotary6970@gmail.com by Aug 20th
 
Great start to the day seeing Shari Simmans playing hooky from West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce to share the good word of how the Chamber is supporting economic development to help our local businesses thrive. Shari was former Chief of Staff for the former Governor of Virginia.
 
Thank you everyone for the opportunity to speak at your club and to Eli for inviting me.  I hope I was able to share information that was interesting and fun.  We truly appreciate your consideration of moving your meeting to a different day so as to not to conflict with our regular Tuesday meeting. Typically, we have anywhere from 60 to nearly 100 people at our meeting so I am confident collaborating together will be a benefit to both our organizations.
 
Coming from a very service oriented community, I am well aware of the commitment and dedication of Rotarians in a community, and how much a Rotary club adds to the quality of life to everyone in that community. It was truly wonderful to hear all the amazing things your group undertakes to make West Volusia a terrific to live. 

Thank you again and I look forward to see you all soon!
Shari
 
“Her willingness to become involved is commendable and established a standard for other citizens to emulate”. 

Thursday night Mrs Neher was recognized at the Volusia County Sherrif’s Office Annual Awards for her actions on January 10, 2019.  As many of you know, she stopped to help a suicidal man on Saxon and I-4 back in January on the way to her girls basketball game.  This allowed the Sherrif’s office to have time to arrive and intervene on his behalf.  Here is the link to the article:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.news-journalonline.com/news/20190111/it-was-god-thing-trinity-christian-basketball-coach-talks-deland-man-off-bridge%3ftemplate=ampart

Thank you Mrs Neher for giving of yourself and your time to help someone in need.
Our Club contribution to Daytona State College for student scholarships was made today. Proceeds from our annual Hops & Vine funded this contribution. Thank you President Labasso for joining us.

 
My beautiful granddaughter, Morgan!
3 gold medals in Track & Field competition. Am I bragging? Why yes I am.
 
I will see you on March 19.
Topic: "Women in the U.S. Navy."
 
Captain Mary McLendon is a native of Savannah, GA and an NROTC graduate of the University of Georgia at Armstrong with a degree in Mathematics & Computer Science.
 
She earned her commission in 1978 and served in the fields of Command, Control & Communications and Network Warfare, including major command billets in Hawaii, Japan, and the Communications Security Material Command in Washington, DC.
 
Captain McLendon earned her Master of Science Degree in Command, Control & Communications from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1983. She served as the Executive Officer of the former Naval Station New York, New York and completed tours of duty with the NATO staff in London, England and both US Space Command in Colorado Springs, CO and Naval Space Command in Dahlgren, Virginia.
 
In 2008, Captain McLendon completed 30 years of service with NORAD / US Northern Command in Colorado Springs. Captain McLendon was awarded several personal decorations during her career, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and Legion of Merit.
Captain McLendon and her husband, Bill Waters, also a 29-year Navy veteran, now live in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
 
Mary and I did the Me Strong 5K in DeLand in support of a not-for-profit that supports people with cancer issues. Mary ran, I walked. We both did very well.
#mestrong5k
 
 

District Conference and Training Assembly at Daytona, Florida 

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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.
Contact Erika. It is important that new members especially attend the District Conference and Training Assembly.
President Bill welcomes Jeff Harvey, Chief Program Officer for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, and Jodi Pena Castaldi who is the Community Initiatives Manager. They gave an interesting talk on legal services concerning those in need and cannot afford the services.
 
 
It’s official:  I have filed to run for State House District 27 continuing to serve as DeBary Vice Mayor through Election Day 2020!
I want to pay it forward to honor the memory of my pow grandfather and continue to thank our veterans while serving our state of Florida to make it the best place to live, work, play, and retire!
Erika
Each year, West Volusia, Halifax River and Southeast Volusia Audubon Societies contribute $100 each for student awards at the annual Tomoka Regional Science and Engineering Fair. $100 each to two high school students, and $50 each to two junior high school students.   Only projects that relate to conservation, nature and ecology are judged.
Central Florida student science fair at Stetson University in DeLand. There were about 150 entrants from grades 6-12. Topics ranged from environmental, engineering, microbiology, animal sciences, Behavioral science, medical, cellular bio., chemistry, physics and planet sciences. All there entrants were winners. They expanded their minds from their research. They involved themselves with the research method well. They experiences presenting their verbal presentations to many different judges. Wonderful experience for them. There were some really bright developing minds out there.
 
The high school winners --
1st place — topic— The Compatibility of Straws — #622
This 10th grader was by far the top presentation. She spoke on environmental problems of plastic straws. There is a company now making hay straws where they biodegrade in weeks instead of plastic which takes 250 years to degrade. She spoke at length about complexities of straw problems. One little point I recall is that Americans (not all over the world now) use enough straw daily to circle the earth 2.5 times.
 
2nd place — topic- Compare water quality study of Nutrient Pollution Between City Parks and without Storm Water Outlets on the Halifax River in the Ormond Beach Area. —#620
This 10th grader gathered rain water from drains in several areas and noted nutrient and other pollutant factors. The range of these factors varied considerably from housing areas to city areas. 
 
    The junior high winners —
    1st place - topic- Paper straw, fact or fiction- #801
This 6th grader was extremely knowledgeable on her topic. She present her topic with remarkable ease and poise.
She had considerable information relating to the negative environmental impact of plastic straws. Paper straws did not fair much better.
 
        2nd place — topic— Will We Get Red Tide?—#527
The 6th grader again seemed beyond her years in maturity. A well research project, well documented and presentation so very well done.
 
The picture below showed a real potential winner. Maybe next year. This girl was in the 6th grade and spoke so intelligently about her project
 
 
 
 
“With his dream came many voices.” The “2019 Deltona MLK Breakfast” honored the legacy of Dr. King. Volusia County’s brightest students sang, danced, stepped, read poetry and award winning essays before a packed house. Dr. King’s legacy lives on. #honoredtoserve
 
This just in ... the City of Deltona has just been named a Trail Town by the Office of Greenways and Trails!
Congratulations to Jerry Mayes and the Deltona Trail Team!
Pat Northey explains why Deltona is a great Trail Town on the St. Johns River to St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance.
A great day at Silver Spring State Park as the Florida Greenways and Trails Council voted to designate 4 new Florida Trail Towns - 2 on the Loop!  Deltona and Palatka were both awarded the designation - this makes 3 Trail Towns on the Loop now with Titusville, and DeBary and Enterprise are in process.  The Deltona Lakeshore Trailhead was also awarded state Trailhead status.  You'll be hearing more on this when the trailhead takes shape according to Jerry Mayes' plans.  The Deltona team: Jerry, Lee Lopez, Pat Northey, Maggie Ardito, Georgia Turner, Herb Hiller.  The Palatka team: Kraig McLane, Sam Carr, Robbie Corea, Linda Crider and a few others.  The other newly designated Trail Towns are  Everglades City and Inverness - all were well deserved and all the presentations were inspiring testimonials to what Florida towns are doing to become bike-friendly and encourage trails, and trail-oriented amenities and wellness programs.
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
Ruben
 
 
 
 
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.

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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.
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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.

Sincerely,

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 www.unexpectedkindness.org.  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
Eli
 

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
 
 
Ed
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. 
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, www.DeBaryRotary.org 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 rotarysher@gmail.com .
 
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.
Brooke

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!

 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Immediate Past President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant-at-Arms
President Elect
Club Service
Community Service
Vocational Services
International Service
Public Relations
Membership
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
 
 
Speakers
Keith Norden
Feb 26, 2019
Team Volusia
Morris Sullivan
Mar 05, 2019
Stetson Chaplin and Buddist Monk
Captain Mary McClendon, USN (Ret)
Mar 19, 2019
Women in the U.S. Navy
Cathleen Bellerose
Apr 02, 2019
Massage Therapist, Pink Lotus Healing
LaFontaine F. Oliver
Apr 09, 2019
President and General Manager of WMFE and WMFV Public Radio
Michael E. Cancio, CMPS
Apr 16, 2019
Annie Mac Home Mortgage
Chris Wise, Coordinator
Apr 30, 2019
Marine Science Center
Our Rotary Exchange Student Dide Turut
May 07, 2019
My year in America
Sara McCalister
May 14, 2019
New York Life: Retirement Planning
Heidi Herzberg
May 21, 2019
Mayor, City of Deltona
TBA
May 28, 2019
 
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