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It’s a new year, and here’s something you can resolve to do for your club and for Rotary in 2017...Think about the last time someone gave you a “word-of-mouth referral” that influenced your decision to do something. Maybe a friend shared a new favorite restaurant over Facebook, or your neighbor recommended a plumber. Or maybe it was that friendly suggestion to come along to a Rotary club meeting that got you involved in Rotary in the first place. Regardless, you probably acted on the referral, in part, because it came from someone you trust! If you’re passionate about Rotary, District 7030 encourages you this year to become an ambassador for your own club — and more importantly for Rotary — by using your “word-of-mouth referral” power.
Membership
 
As a measure of your club adopting some of the new flexible policies regarding membership from Rotary International, learn how the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Victoria - the first Rotary Club chartered in Australia - introduced corporate membership into its regular routines in 2011, the pros and cons debated, and the consequences that precipitated since.
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Show Us Your Best Shot

Do you have a great shot from a club project or fundraiser? Did you capture a memorable moment at the convention or during an international trip? Enter your images in The Rotarian's 2017 photo contest and you might see them in the pages of the magazine.
 
RC Schoelcher is organizing the 2nd annual Schoelcher Carnival Run on Saturday 11th February at 3pm on Madiana Beach, Martinique. Once again, the event aims to raise awareness among the general public about DYS (dyslexia, dysphasia, etc.) and other learning disabilities.
Le Rotary Club de Schoelcher organise sa 2ème édition de la Schoelcher Carnival Run, le Samedi 11 Février à 15h sur la plage de Madiana. Comme pour la 1ère année, cette course a pour but de sensibiliser le grand public aux DYS (dyslexie, dysphasie...). 

In recognition and celebration of Rotary Foundation's Centennial, Zone 34 and the other zones across the world, have launched a new video promotion. All Rotarians are asked to participate and send in a video vignette telling their Rotary story. All submissions will be posted and shared online.
 
Discover how your club can use the new club flexibility policies of Rotary International to adapt your club experience to fit the needs of your members and attract new ones. The policies allow clubs great latitude in deciding when, where, and how you meet.
 
For several decades, the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia has provided a Christmas lunch to the less fortunate and indigent of the island, including those living in shelters and often under homeless circumstances. Traditionally held on the day after New Year’s, this example of meaningful and relevant community service serves as a shining example to the rest of the District.
2016-17 ROPA
 
Nominate A Project For A Rotaract Outstanding Project Award
 
Every year, Rotaract clubs around the world change lives. Rotaractors develop innovative solutions to community problems. Tell us about your Rotaract club’s best local or international service project from the past year. We’ll share your success with the world and inspire others to take action.
 
If you haven’t visited Rotary.org recently, you’re missing out!
 
In January, visitors to Rotary.org will discover a new, contemporary site that tells Rotary’s story in a fresh and exciting way. It’s the first step in a two-part process to refresh our entire website: first the public site, Rotary.org, and then My Rotary. Additionally, RI is pleased to announce the debut of the new Grant Center, formerly known as the grant application tool.
 
Are you ready for the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta? Have your registered, paid and made arrangements for accommodations? Our District is well on its way to be being well represented...you should join those already set to go. Click here for more information on the Atlanta Convention
 
It's Official!! The ABC Islands have joined District 7030!! 
As of January 1st, 2017, the culmination of a process that began several years ago is now upon us. It is very rare for a District to “adopt” 3 new countries and 4 new clubs into its fold, but that’s exactly the event about which District 7030 is so ecstatic.
 
 
On 19th December 2016, the long standing St. Lucia Rotary tradition of hosting a Children's Christmas party for primary school kids continued in Augier, in south Saint Lucia. Once again members of the St. Lucia Rotary and Rotaract Clubs teamed up to deliver Christmas cheers to school children who were engaged in singing and playing before Santa Claus delivered presents to each of the 88 students.
The early registration deadline for RYLA 2017 is quickly approaching <January 11th 2017>. Clubs are encouraged to register their participants as soon as possible to take advantage of the discounted price. Please remember this year's age range of 14-30 when selecting your participants from Rotaract and Interact.
 
On Thursday 15th December 2016, the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted a 3-hour Christmas concert at the Triangle, Princes Town. The concert started a little after 4:00 p.m. and President Debbie Roopchand who chaired the concert spoke of the Club’s delight in being able to put together the show at no cost to the members of the public in an effort to bring them Christmas cheer.
 
On 14th December 2016, RC Remire Montjoly held its annual Arbre de Noël event which consists of distributing gifts and a cheer to the children of a school French Guiana. 
« Arbre de Noël »  du ROTARY CLUB de REMIRE MONTJOLY (Guyane Française) du 14 décembre 2016. Cette action qui est reproduite chaque année consiste à distribuer de cadeaux et un gouter aux enfants d’une école de la commune de REMIRE MONTJOLY (Guyane Française).
 
 
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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...
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...
A taste of independence
Modena, Italy, is known for fine things. The region is home to manufacturers of Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini automobiles. It’s where the artisan cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano is made, as well as Lambrusco wine. And it’s the only place in the world that produces traditional balsamic vinegar. The vinegar is a delicacy – sweeter and thicker than the kind usually found on restaurant tables, refined and aged in casks up to 25 years. The process has been handed down from generation to generation; the casks are often bequeathed to children or used to celebrate milestones such as weddings and...