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Free ebook 6: Tell Your Story in the Local Media – Write about Your Rotary Partners to Celebrate Volunteer Work
The sixth free ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books series has been released. The book tells the story of an initiative by a Rotary club to improve its public image by writing articles in the local media about volunteering opportunities for residents to make a difference in their community. The articles feature great local … Continue reading Free ebook 6: Tell Your Story in the Local Media – Write about Your Rotary Partners to Celebrate Volunteer Work
Free ebooks 4 and 5 – Rotary foundations and grants
Did you know that apart from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, there are close to 4,000 local Rotary foundations in the United States alone? Two new free ebooks on Rotary foundations and grants are now available in the Rotarian Economist Short Books series.  The first book provides an introduction to Rotary foundations and grants … Continue reading Free ebooks 4 and 5 – Rotary foundations and grants
Free ebook 3: What Does Service Mean in Rotary? Simple Stories of Inspiring Rotarians
The third free ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books series has been released. Rotary’s motto is “Service above Self.” What does this mean in practice? The book answers this question by providing examples of the work that Rotarians do. The book also explains Rotary’s “avenues of service.” The hope is that through simple stories of … Continue reading Free ebook 3: What Does Service Mean in Rotary? Simple Stories of Inspiring Rotarians
Free ebook 2 – Partner, Innovate, Evaluate: Increasing Rotary’s Impact
The second ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books Series has been published. Partnerships, innovation, and evaluation can increase the quality, scope, and reach of Rotary’s service work in communities. The book suggests with case studies how this can be done. All books in the series are free and available here in multiple formats.  Please share this link widely … Continue reading Free ebook 2 – Partner, Innovate, Evaluate: Increasing Rotary’s Impact
Free ebook 1 – Double Your Membership In Six Months: 10 Lessons from a Rotary Club Pilot
The first ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books Series has just been published. It provides 10 simple lessons for Rotary clubs to grow. The book is based on the success of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill in doubling its membership in six months. The book is free and available here in multiple formats.  Please share … Continue reading Free ebook 1 – Double Your Membership In Six Months: 10 Lessons from a Rotary Club Pilot



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District 7030 News & Stories
How can a road trip inspire engagement with Rotary? Ask the group of Rotary members and Rotaractors who traveled 2,400 miles across the West Coast to spread the word about Rotary’s good work. Over two weeks they stopped for service projects in five states and, along the way, illustrated the value of hands-on service and community partnerships.
How do you communicate with your community about your club? Are prospective members hearing about who you are and what you do? A great first impression increases clubs’ chances of getting new members. If your club is looking to increase membership and/or promote its unique culture, events, and service projects, you can customize a club brochure and edit the content or upload your own photos to make a distinctive promotional pamphlet.
As one of the signature community projects of the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia, the 28th Annual Anti-Drug Youth Camp took place 14th-17th April 2017 and was a great success.  In cooperation with several non-governmental organizations, the Police Service, and the Ministries of Education and Family Services, approximately 60 young girls and boys attended and participated over the four days.
Are you ready for the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta? Have your registered, paid and made arrangements for accommodations? District 7030 is well on its way to be being well should join those already set to go. There is still time to register and to help motivate you, we've included a list of events and scheduled highlights.

In order to increase awareness and giving to PolioPlus Rotary is rolling out a new Social Media campaign to coincide with the End Polio Now torch arriving at the International Convention in June. The torches were started as a project of the Rotary Club of Madras who has overseen the travel through multiple countries, clubs, and the past two International Conventions, raising awareness and funds to end polio. This year the torch will travel from Madras to Chattanooga (home of President John Germ). This is where the 100 mile relay, to coincide with the 100 year Foundation celebration, will start. It will culminate Saturday morning at the Grand Opening of the House of Friendship in Atlanta.
On Saturday 8th April 2017, Rotary Club of Antigua was happy to host an Easter Fair at the Rotary House on Nugent Avenue and bring Easter cheer to 150 children of the Grays/Green, Five Islands and Golden Grove Communities.
L to R: Club Presidents Tessa Solomon, Debbie Roopchand, Ramnarine Rampersad,
Michelle Ramnarine, DG Roger Bose and Club President Michael Ibrahim
On Wednesday 22nd March 2017. the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted its 4th joint meeting for the Rotary year. On this occasion, the Rotary Clubs of Penal, Point Fortin, Chaguanas and Felicity/Charlieville all partnered together. The evening opened with a live rendition of the National Anthem by Kyle Ali on the steelpan and a warm welcome by host President Debbie Roopchand to all present.
When Rotary International introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They wanted a tool that was more robust, faster to use, and easier to navigate. It was time for an upgrade.
Basseterre, St. Kitts,  6 April 2017 – After a 2 year hiatus the Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) Talent Search Competition for Primary and High Schools was brought back to be included in the Club’s Programme of Activities for the current Rotary Year, which runs from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. It was excitement galore when the talents of the children and teenagers were unveiled at the Finals of the Competition at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium on the evening of Wednesday, 5 April 2017!

St. John’s Antigua, 7th April 2017 – President of the Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS), Herald Rolland announced the continuation of the ‘Tennis with Samantha” Program at a recently held award ceremony for the tennis program for children with intellectual disabilities. “This experience has been very valuable,” said Mr. Rolland, RCAS President. “I think our club knew very early that this was a program we wanted to continue because we knew how important this activity was to these children.”
St. John’s Antigua, 4th April 4 2017 – The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) recently hosted its 4th Annual Autism Awareness Walk. Approximately 700 participants registered for the walk and over fifteen-thousand and counting raised.
On Saturday 1st April 2016, RC Antigua's Book Reading & Book In A Bag Competition was held at the Multipurpose Centre, Perry Bay Drive Antigua. The winner of the Book Reading Competition was Neequanie Parillon from the Five Islands School, with Dejarnie Fredericks from golden Grove Primary School and Malique Farrell from the Five Islands Primary School winning the Book In A Bag Competition.
On 30th March 2017, the Interact Club at St. Mary’s College, St. Lucia,  held its annual pinning ceremony for the new board of directors and new members.

On Friday 03rd March 2017, the second session of dental screening facilitated by the Rotary Club of Princes Town for members of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago ("the Society") took place at the Special Needs Clinic of the UWI Dental School at Mount Hope – a clinic specially equipped and staffed to cater for the needs of patients with special needs.
St. John’s, Antigua – The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) recently completed their School Backup Water Supply project. With the installation of these systems, there is now a constant clean water supply available in the schools and the final phase of the project was carried out at the Holy Trinity Primary School in Barbuda.
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...