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DeLand Breakfast

Service Above Self... One profits most who serves best.

Thurs. at 7:30 am
Sanborn Activity Center
815 S. Alabama Ave
DeLand, FL  32724
United States
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The 27th Annual Albert D. Downs Wild Game Feast is the DeLand Breakfast Rotary's premier fundraising and community event, and over it's 26 years has raised more than $1.75million for local non-profit organizations and programs in West Volusia County, Florida.
The 2018 Wild Game Feast will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3rd, in the Tommy Lawrence Arena at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Again this year, with the help of sponsors and ticket buyers, we hope to raise $100,000 of much-needed funds for local nonprofits.
There are several ways to support the Wild Game Feast! First, consider purchasing a ticket to the May 3 event. Enjoy an endless buffet, beverages and entertainment for only $60 per ticket. Or, support the Wild Game Feast with a sponsorship package, which range from $300 - $10,000.
Enjoy exploring our website and getting to know the Wild Game Feast better. We appreciate your support and look forward to another outstanding event this year.
Last Thursday our speaker was Lieutenant Colonel Michael Waltz.
Michael shared his perspective as a retired Green Beret of the War on Terror which is also the basis for his book entitled Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret's Battles from Washington to Afghanistan. Proceeds from book sales go to the Green Beret Foundation. Michael says in war the family pays the highest price.
Michael calls this war on terror a "generational war". We are 17 years into it and no end in sight. Micheal says that this war must be fought with a global movement to undermine ideology. In places where girls and women are empowered extremism doesn't thrive. Having diplomats at the village level is critical. Special Operations needs to be leading the effort through community engagement. 
Here is what Michael shares about himself on his website; I’m a proud Florida native, a combat decorated Green Beret, a former Fox News Contributor, and a small business owner. I have served my country my entire life, attending the Virginia Military Institute and serving for 21 years in the U.S. Army to the rank of Lt. Colonel. I’ve served all over the world as a decorated Special Forces officer with multiple combat tours to Afghanistan and led the search for Bowe Berghdal. I was awarded four bronze stars including two for valor. I also served in the White House and the Pentagon during the Bush Administration as an advisor and policy director for counterterrorism. I am the father of a teenage girl and I plan to keep fighting for her and all of you in Congress just like a fought on the battlefield.
Week 42 - April 16th



Save the Date

Rotary International President Ian Riseley is coming to District 6970 to recognize Past District Governors Marshall Butler and Cynde Covington for their commitment to the “End Polio Now” contributions.
President Ian’s visit is scheduled for Sunday, May 6, 2018, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Further details are forthcoming please save the date for his visit.
ALL Rotarians are invited to attend!

Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra

The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra is District 6970’s newest Rotary Club with the official Charter on April 2, 2018 becoming the 63rd Rotary Club in the District.
Please join President Kelly Altosino-Sastre for the Charter Ceremonies and Installation Dinner on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the Marsh Landing Country Club, 25655 Marsh Landing Parkway, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 32082. Registration and tickets, click here.
For more information please call President Kelly at (305) 710-6652. EMail:

District Training Assembly

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT to register for the GREATEST District Training Assembly in D6970.
District Governor Elect Jeanette and her leadership team are holding the District Training Assembly on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the St. Johns River State College Palatka Campus.
Each of the District’s Clubs should send their President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Chairs specifically for Foundation, Membership, Public Image and others, new members and members who just want to learn more about Rotary.
Not sure if this event is for you? It is! View the agenda. District Training Assembly Agenda
If you want to attend please register on District 6970 DACdb and either log onto your account or create a new DACdb account. District Training Assembly Registration
On December 7, 2017 our speaker was Damarys Melendez from the Alzheimer’s Association, Central & North Florida Chapter which serves 31 counties with education and support as well as raising funds for research. There are 81 chapters throughout the United States. There are close to 20,000 people living in Volusia County that are diagnosed with having Alzheimers. Florida has the second highest reported cases in the United States. Alzheimers is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and there are no preventions, treatments or cures.
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia.
Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.
Early detection and education are important and give patients the opportunity to make their own choices in treatments and decisions regarding end of life care.
For more information and our local chapter visit the following link


Foundation Day - A day in October to be determined


The topic for last week’s meeting was presented by our President Steve Crump and our Foundation Day Chair Bobbi Baugh.

Our Rotary Foundation endowment was launched in 1917 with $26.50. Monies that go into the foundation are held and invested for three years and then returned with half going to the World Fund and half going back to the district from where it came. Steve has seen the benefits first hand as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student as well as now the House Next Door’s Child Abuse Therapy Program.  The House Next Door has received a grant from the foundation to provide sand tables with figurines for abused children to play with. Through the children’s play therapists are able to get clues as to how to help the child work through their emotional challenges.

The foundation also provides humanitarian needs worldwide addressing Peace, Health, Hunger and Education.

During the meeting Mark Watts, our area Governor in charge of Foundations, surprised Bobbi Baugh with her Paul Harris Fellow Award which means that she has contributed $1,000 to the foundation. $30 of our quarterly dues are automatically contributed to the Foundation.

To commemorate the 100 years of the foundation our District and our Club are working to achieve that 100% of our membership achieve the Paul Harris Fellow award. In order to make this happen Amanda Sande has researched each member’s status. Some members that have given over the $1,000 threshold have points that can be given to others that have not achieved that amount. Or you can check with Amanda to see where you are and determine if you want to make up the difference.



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