Welcome to District 6970

District 6970 includes: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union, Volusia

Meet the District 6970 Youth Exchange Committee 

These dedicated Rotarians make the exchange program possible for students and families in northeast Florida, and those from around the world who wish to come to this area.

Jeff Hart

Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset

District 6970 Governor
Marshall M. Butler

Youth Protection Officer
District Counselor
Carole Zegel 
Gainesville Area 
Rotary Club of Gainesville

Inbound Chair
John Boylan

Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach

Inbound Vice-Chair
Scott Burgess

Bartram and Creekside Area
Rotary Club of Bartram Trail

Outbound Chair
Paula Roderick

Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset

Outbound Vice-Chair

Melissa Nelson


Rotary Club of St. Augustine

District Counselor
Shannon Brown

Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach

District Counselor

Jack Murray
Rotary Club of Bartram Trail

District Counselor
Goran Fredrikson

Clay County Area
RC of Orange Park Sunrise

District Counselor
Catrine Fredrikson

Clay County Area
RC of Fleming Island

STEP Chairman (Short Term Exchange Program)
District Counselor
Andrew Peterson


RC of Jacksonville Oceanside
Fletcher HS, Ponte Vedra HS, Nease HS

District Counselor
Vicki-Lynne Gloger

RC of South Jacksonville

District Counselor
Craig Fertenbaugh


District Counselor
Tracey Grinnen

Volusia County
District Counselor
David Marks

RC of Coastal St. Johns County
St. Augustine Area
Event Coordinator
Cassie Moyers

District Counselor
Jody Davis

East Volusia County / Flagler County Areas
Rotary E-club of Northeast Florida

Senior Rotex
Connor Bradley

RYE Team,

Rotary Youth Exchange Committee, Club Counselors & Youth Exchange Officers, Congratulations, your commitment to excellence and dedication to continuous improvement in serving our RYE students has resulted in District 6970 being recognized with the Gold Certificate of Achievement at the 2016 North American Youth Exchange Network Rotary conference. This is a top tier award which indicates our RYE program, has distinguished itself at the very highest levels within Rotary. You should be very proud of this award and it's recognition due to your efforts.

Please share this announcement with your Club Presidents, Fellow Youth Exchange Volunteers, Host Families and ROTEX. Thank you for your continued support, commitment and efforts.

Jeff Hart
Rotary Youth Exchange
Chairman, District 6970

News and Fun from D6970

D6970 Oubound Language Camp

Saturday, April 18, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center
175 Landrum Lane
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082

Mandatory for all students in District 6970 that have been selected to go abroad on exchange during the school year 2017-2018.

For students:

Click HERE for a list of 100 phrases that you must translate and memorize before Language Camp in April. Start early; do not try to translate and memorize the week before. Do not try to fool us either, because this is for your benefit, not ours.You'll be tested.

Big Reveal Country Announcements

This is when 2017-2018 ACCEPTED students will find out what country they will be going to. 

RYE District 6970's "Big Reveal" Country Announcements
for the RYE Outbound Class of 2017-2018

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
6:30-8:30 pm

The Auditorium at
 Westminster Woods*
 25 State Road 13
 Jacksonville, FL 32259.

Light refreshments will be served

This is when 2017-2018 ACCEPTED students will find out what country they will be going to.

We welcome:

  • Family and friends
  • Inbound Students (please wear your blazer!)
  • Rebound Students (please wear your blazer!)
  • Rotex Students (please wear your blazer!)
  • Rotarians

Please note: All students applying for the 2017-2018 exchange year will find out BEFORE this event if they are accepted or not.

District 6970

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