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the Southern Caribbean — st. Kitts to French Guiana

Caribbean Fellowship...Global Service


2017 District 7030 PETS & Conference

26th – 29TH April 2017, TRINIDAD





Countdown To ABC Clubs Joining District 7030

District 7030 News & Stories
On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, at a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Pointe-a-Pierre and with District Governor Roger Bose in attendance, the Rotary Club of Princes Town awarded a total of TT $75,000 (over US $11,000) to 9 students towards assisting them in pursuing their tertiary level studies. The students were past students of schools which fall under the Club’s jurisdiction - Biche High School, Tableland High School, Moruga Secondary School, Princes Town West Secondary School, Cowen Hamilton Secondary School and St. Stephen's College.
To end The Rotary Foundation (TRF) month of November, PDG David Edwards – District 7030 TRF Fundraising Chair – has produced some inspiring and relevant information on contributing towards TRF. Many Rotarians may not be aware of how the TRF systems work either at an international or district level and are encouraged to review the material herein.
On Friday 25th November, the first Interact Club of Aruba was installed!! A total of 21 members were pinned by former Rotary International Director Mrs. Julia Phelps. The Interact Club of Aruba was chartered on October 3rd, 2016.
The Rotary Club of Aruba, together with other service clubs on Aruba, has donated the necessary funds to the foundation FAVI (Fundacion Arubano die esnan Visualmente Incapacita) in order to acquire a new bus. President Stanley Looman (second from left) was present at the delivery of this new bus. FAVI is a foundation that helps and guides the visually impaired and the blind.
Come celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation in Atlanta.
Special registration rates are still being offered.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation. The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs.



Online Giving Benefits You and The Rotary Foundation
If you’ve ever waited … and waited … and waited for a check to arrive by mail, you know how excruciating it can be. Worse yet is when the check never arrives, lost in transit or delivered to the wrong address. One of the benefits of online charitable giving is that the wait time is virtually eliminated: You receive confirmation of the donation immediately and the nonprofit can start using your gift more quickly. Not surprisingly, the practice is growing.
November is Rotary Foundation Month. In District 7030, District Rotary Foundation Chair, PDG Hervé Honoré, would like D7030 Club and Rotarians to take a few minutes and genuinely reflect on what the Foundation really their their community...and to the world.
On Saturday 5th November 2016, under the leadership of President Debbie Roopchand, RC Princes Town continued to strive to fulfill this year's theme of "Rotary Serving Humanity" by conducting its third distribution of basic monthly supplies to the children of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago.
On Saturday 5th November 2016, in celebration of World Interact Week, students of the Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School, under the leadership of their Club President Alyssa Francis, engaged in a beach cleanup exercise at Moruga Beach, Trinidad.
In October 2016, RC Princes Town set the bar in celebrating Diwali - the Hindu festival of lights - in the best Rotary traditions and demonstrated to other clubs in the District how to best work alongside and support your community.
The 2016 Council on Legislation may well be remembered as one of the most progressive in Rotary history. Not only did this Council grant clubs more freedom in determining their meeting schedule and membership, it also approved an increase in per capita dues of $4 a year for three years. The increase will be used to enhance Rotary’s website, improve online tools, and add programs and services to help clubs increase membership. The RI Board put forth two proposals that increase flexibility. The first measure allows clubs to decide to vary their meeting times, whether to meet online or in person, and when to cancel a meeting, as long as they meet at least twice a month. The second allows clubs flexibility in choosing their membership rules and requirements. Both passed. Representatives also approved removing six membership criteria from the RI Constitution and replacing them with a simple requirement that a member be a person of good character who has a good reputation in their business or community and is willing to serve the community.
2016 Interact Video Awards
Interactors, Rotary wants you to show the world your club in action for the 8th annual Interact Video Awards! The “Best Video” will be awarded US$500 toward their next service project. Create a video that shows how Interactors have fun while making a difference and be recognized.
Photo – (L) Siman Jallow KCL Rep. and Herald Rolland RCAS President
St. John’s Antigua, October 28, 2016 – Kennedy’s Club Ltd. (KCL) recently donated over Twenty-Thousand Eastern Caribbean Dollars (US $8253) towards the "Signature Fete" - one of Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown’s largest annual fundraisers. The fete which will be held at the Antigua Athletic Club will take place on December 10th, 2016.
Rotary Channel
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Parts of unavailable from Saturday to Monday, 3-5 December
Parts of will be unavailable 3-5 December, beginning at 05:00 Chicago time (UTC-6), while we upgrade our membership database. During this time, areas that require sign-in (convention registration, club and district administration, grant application, giving, Rotary Club Central, etc.) and Club Finder will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Rotarians report email scam
Some Rotarians have reported receiving a scam email asking them to click a link to update names and contact information in a directory. The email, which stems from a gmail account, is not from Rotary.
Arch Klumph’s hometown raises over $2 million through centennial celebration
Rotary members in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, celebrated 100 years of The Rotary Foundation on 23 October with a banquet and a concert by The Cleveland Orchestra that have so far raised more than $2.1 million for the Foundation's next century of good work. Arch Klumph, a Cleveland Rotarian, planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917, with his idea of having an endowment fund dedicated to "doing good in the world." Today's District 6630 leaders thought that a concert was a fitting way to honor Klumph and mark the centennial because of Klumph's love of music. Klumph performed in several...