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Daytona Beach

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Palmetto Club
1000 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL  32114
United States
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Congratulations to Our Rotarians of the Year!

Renny Miles and Rosaria Upchurch, Thank you for your dedication and service!

Thank You President Joyce for a Wonderful Year!

Looking forward to a great year under the leadership of Diane Larsen and the 2017/18 Board of Directors


Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis was born and raised in DeLand and is married to Dwight Lewis. They have a son, two daughters, four grandsons and two lovable English bulldogs. 
Lisa previously worked in the banking field for over 15 years and was office manager for a local fernery for over seven years. She is past Chairman of Stetson Baptist Christian School Board; having served for eight years. Lisa has been serving the citizens of Volusia County for 10 years in the Department of Elections.


This is the 100th anniversary of our Rotary Foundation, a wonderful organization with nearly 100% of all of our donations going to work for humanity locally and worldwide. Some clubs have 100% of their members as Paul Harris Fellows ($1000 in donation to the Foundation equals 1000 points). A fellow Rotarian in The Villages recently donated $200,000 and offered to donate points through the end of March to assist people to reach the Paul Harris level.
This generous donor will match your points up to $500/500 points so any monies that are currently in your bank or donated during this time will be doubles giving you the ability to become a Paul Harris Fellow that much quicker. Many of you are much closer than you think!
If you would like to know where you stand on your points or are interested in accelerating a donation to make sure you take advantage of this great opportunity, please contact our Foundation Chair Mike Pepin at 386.296.2533 or email him at mpepin6970@gmail.com


The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!  Click here for more information on how you can get involved. 

Four area clubs, including ours went to Camp Lanoche in Paisley, Florida to speak with the Boy Scouts about the Camp and take a look at Rotary Hall which the clubs help build in 1957. Thanks Mike Pepin for representing us! 

Club News & Notes

Your Club Program Chairs have been hard at work, here is a glimpse of a few of your upcoming speakers.  

2/27 Todd Huffstickler, Vann Data

3/6 Lynn Sinnott, President/CEO Easter Seals

3/13 Bill Jones, Smart Redevelopment

3/20 Dr. John Watret, Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus 

3/28 Ryan Keur, Daytona Tortugas, The Business of Baseball

4/3 Steve Sherrer, General Manager Votran

If you have a suggestion for a speaker - please feel free to send them along to Dr. Bud Fleuchaus or Amy Workowski.

Thank You to Everyone Who Came Out! 

A Good Time Was Had By All, Thank You Gordon, Tim, Jim and Renny! We Can't Wait Until Next Year!


Week 3 beginning July 17

Our Rotary Story this week is from the Rotary Club of Flagler Beach.  Several years ago after the economic downfall of 2008 they discovered there were hundreds of migrant families in the Pierson, Florida community in need of food for their families. The Club partnered with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, the Matanzas High School Interact Club and the San Jose Mission of St. Peter’s Church, along with volunteer members from the community, distributing food to provide approximately 1,400 meals to needy families each month.

 The Rotarians of the Flagler Beach Rotary Club are truly “People of Action…making a difference” in the community!

District Foundation Seminar
It’s time to register for the District Foundation Seminar at the SJRSC Thrasher Horne Center on August 12th…..Club Presidents, Officers, Membership and Foundation Chairs and new members should attend. The District Club Foundation and Presidential Awards for the “All-Star” Presidents will be presented.

Rotary Family
Please keep the following Rotary Family members in your thoughts and prayers. Rotary Club Orange Park Sunrise, Past President Keith Litterick and his wife Pat as they mourn the loss their daughter Jodi Litterick Nesi, who was died in a tragic boating accident.

Rotary Club of Orange Park President Jon Cantrell whose father, Harold Cantrell, has been missing since Wednesday, July 5th at 3:30pm from Indigo Palms care facility in Daytona.

Upcoming Events
July 29: Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) "Welcome Home Dinner". Hear from the high school students themselves about the impact RYE has had on their lives after a year of study and living in another country. Register online at: http://www.ryeflorida.org/6970-welcome-home-dinner Riverside Presbyterian Church, 849 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204, Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (* Doors open at 4:30 PM.)

Have a GREAT week and please keep making a difference in our communities!

Brent Coates
District Governor 2017-18
Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise
Rotary International District 6970 – “Florida’s Friendliest District”

Club Leadership -- thank you President Mel!

Talk about a powerful team - Outgoing Area Governor Todd Richardson, Incoming President Joyce Shanahan and Outgoing President Mel Stack! 

Last weeks meeting was full of thank you’s! First and foremost President Mel gave a Special Recognition Award to Bill Seitz for his 45 Years as Club Secretary and 50+ years of service to our Rotary Club serving as Past President, being on the board and as club secretary.

Next, we took time to thank the Golf Committee (sans Dave Schandel) for their outstanding work on this years event and presented this years recipients with the funds raised from this years event.  Thank you to both organizations for all they do to make our community a better place to live!


Finally, a few candid shots from some cuties at Easter Seals who wanted us to know that they truly appreciate the Rotary Club of Daytona Beach!


Congratulations to our 2015-16 Rotarians of the Year! Joie Alexander & Bud Fluechaus. Thank you for all you do.


Thank You Everyone! 

A huge thank you to all that supported the 36th Annual Golf Tournament!  With special thanks going out to Dave Schandel and the good folks at Florida Health Care Plans for being the Presenting Sponsor again. Also, as Dr. Lentz pointed out we would not have this Tournament without Sheryl Cook and the entire Cook Family, so please thank them the next time you see them.  We have raised over $850,000 in the lifetime of this event.  A few of the photos are below (thank you to our AMAZING photographer Janice Griffin!) – to view the rest head over to the Rotary Club Facebook Page (link below).  Trust me, you will be glad you did! 



1st Place Jon Hall Chevy

2nd Place Daytona International Speedway

3rd Place Bright House Networks

Last Place the good folks representing President Mel and Every Stack & Upchurch! 



Rotary Club of Daytona Beach



Please join us on Monday, April 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  

to celebrate this milestone!

Buffet luncheon will be served.

Spouse or guest is welcomed.

LPGA International
1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach


RSVP to Bill Hinebaugh at 255-8723 or email w.hinebaugh@volusialiteracy.org by April 1.

Attention All Past Presidents! 


Please plan on attending a special meeting immediately after the regular club meeting on Monday, December 12th to discuss the Board of Director Nominees and the Slate of Officer Candidates. If you have any questions, please see Mel Stack. 



is proud to present the 36th Annual Golf Tournament


Thank you Sheryl Cook and Tom Cook Jeweler for once again providing your AMAZING watches for our GRAND PRIZE drawing!  


FORE!  Our 36th Annual Golf Tournament will be here before you know it!  Part of your club responsibility is to support our annual fundraiser.  The link below will take you to the tournament sponsorship information.  Don't golf - no worries! We have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.  We need raffle items, day-of volunteers, just ask! Last year we raised $45,000 and are hoping with your help to do the same again this year!  Click here for all the information! https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000002103/en-ca/files/homepage/2016-golf-tournament-information/2016-Golf-Tournament-Information-4.pdf 


Volunteers are needed for the following events! One is happening THIS THURSDAY.  Please check your calendars and let John know if you can come. 

2/25 Westside Nights with Rotary 

4/8 36th Annual Rotary Golf Tournament at LPGA International 8:30 am Shotgun

4/14 Westside Nights with Rotary


If you are interested in volunteering at any of the Westside Nights, please contact John Guthrie at john.guthrie@halifax.org


Looking for More Revenue in 2017 then Join us for the 1st Annual  RMB D6970 Business Summit  

Saturday January 14th, 2017, 10am-6pm  Northeast Florida Regional Airport Conference Center  4730 Casa Cola Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095

Join us for: Casual and formal business networking “RMB Style”

Learn from 4 Rotarians who will share their stories of being successful in business the “Rotarian Way”

Special Keynote Address Ziglar Legacy Trainer, Business Leader Chris Patterson, President Interchanges

For More information click here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rmb-d6970-business-leadership-summit-tickets-28219983731

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them, and by referring others to them

Air Force's Only Ace In Vietnam Downed Two MiGs In One Classic Dogfight

Come Hear His Story on May 23rd


If you plan to bring a guest please let us know by emailing Amy Workowski at thewagencydaytona@gmail.com 

We were once again honored to receive the Presidents Citation.  This award is given to those clubs that are growing stronger, creating positive change in our communities, and enhancing our public image deserve recognition. 
President Mel accepting the award on behalf of Past President Lynn Sinnott
for Rotary Year 2014-15.
We are launching a new member benefit program named Rotary Global Rewards to help you get even more out of your membership. Rotary Global Rewards offers discounts on products and services like travel, car rentals, hotels, dining and entertainment. It’s our way of giving back to those who give so much. http://bit.ly/GlobalRewards



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