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2019-2020 District 7030 Governor: Trevor Blake
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Three Lessons Learned as a Rotary Club President
Every year on July 1, some 35,000 new Rotary club Presidents take on the reins of their club, leading 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide for a year. As I just completed a year as club President, I thought it might be useful to share a few lessons learned over the past year. 1. Prioritize Unless you … Continue reading Three Lessons Learned as a Rotary Club President
Ending Child Marriage, Promoting Girls’ Education
Occasionally, I reproduce on this blog posts that I published elsewhere. As basic education is one of the areas of focus of  the Rotary Foundation, some of you may be interested in a study on the economic impacts of child marriage, including on girls’ education, that I recently completed at the World Bank. The study … Continue reading Ending Child Marriage, Promoting Girls’ Education
Going to Atlanta? Learn about Promoting Access to College for Disadvantaged Youths
The Rotary International Convention in Atlanta is just two weeks away. It promises to be especially well attended by Rotarians from all over the world. If you are going, I hope that we’ll find a way to meet there. My club (Rotary Club of Capitol Hill) will have a booth in the House of Friendship, so … Continue reading Going to Atlanta? Learn about Promoting Access to College for Disadvantaged Youths
Using our Expertise and Networks to Provide Training for Local Nonprofits
A great way for Rotary clubs to serve their community is to rely on their members’ expertise and networks to provide training for local nonprofits in areas where they need support. As part of my club’s pro bono initiative, we organized in February 2017 two half day training events for local nonprofits on (1) monitoring and … Continue reading Using our Expertise and Networks to Provide Training for Local Nonprofits
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



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Fellow District 7030 Rotarians,
Greeting, and welcome to Rotary Year 2019 -2020!  I wish you a happy new Rotary year. I am delighted to connect with you through this medium, for the first time as District Governor. On Saturday, June 22 nd , IPDG Dominique ceremoniously invested me with the insignia of the office, but today, July 1 st , the District Leadership Team and I officially assume the mantle of leadership of the District.
Approximately a year ago, the Rotary Club of St. Augustine (T&T) launched the celebration of their Club's 50th Anniversary Commemoration under Immediate Past President Balraj at the Rotary International Conference in Toronto, sharing the milestone at an informal gathering with other Clubs in District 7030 and 7020. This year of Commemoration will culminate at a celebratory event at the end of June 2019.
First Prize Artwork by Ezekias Rodriguez
On Friday 14th June 2019, the Rotary Club of Sangre Grande (RCSG) held the finals and award ceremony for a Diabetes Awareness Programme, which was conducted for Primary schools, in the North Eastern Education District of Trinidad & Tobago, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education during the period, 1st May to 14th June 2019. The function was held at the SWAHA Hindu College and was chaired by Rotarian Sanjiv Boodhu.
In a few days , the Rotary year will end. This weekend I will go to ST KITTS and Nevis, to pass on the Rotary Chain of Office to DGE Trevor Blake. The handing over of chain of office symbolises the transmission of the office of District Governor, and continuity of the work done by Rotary in the District.
During the SUMUN held on April 27th, organized by the Rotary Club of Paramaribo and the Law Faculty of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname, the delegates of the various nations in the UN debated on pressing matters regarding the theme of “Refugees and Migrants”. The Human Rights Council debated on the topic of “the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela” and in the General Assembly their debate was regarding “the humanitarian crisis in Yemen”. In addition to 7 weeks of training on the Saturdays, prior to the SUMUN on the 27th of April, on personal leadership skills, communication and debating techniques, and training and information sharing regarding Refugees and Migrants, the delegates were well prepared and guided through-out the past 2 months by the chairs and the vice-chairs of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and the General Assembly (GA) regarding research, rules of procedures, writing of the position papers, public speaking skills and more.
Our annual District Conference and PETS starts in the beautiful island of Guadeloupe in 2 days .. are you registered ?
If we are to celebrate World Women's Day on March 8, 2019, this is proof that we have not yet achieved the goal of considering women as full-fledged human beings with all their skills. and in all its diversity. Let's remember that in Rotary it was not until 1987 that the woman officially joined the clubs of this organization.

RCSWT Annual Diabetes Project Week took place from Monday 12th to Friday 16th November 2018, in recognition of World Diabetes Day (November 14). This project seeks to increase awareness about Diabetes, its associated effects and strategies to reduce the risk, both to students/young persons and adults. This year we collaborated with the Scarborough Secondary School (SSS) to execute an activity filled week, surrounding the theme, ‘Diabetes and the Family’. Rotary Southwest Tobago began this annual project in November 2007 in recognition of World Diabetes Day and the need for awareness and education in Tobago. This year marked a further expansion of our project, including Primary School participation by students of the Lambeau Anglican Primary School, Official Opening & Launch, and an extended interactive Health Fair & Closing.

The Rotary Clubs of the Central, East and North Clusters of Trinidad came together on Sunday November 11th and walked around the Queen's Park Savannah to END POLIO NOW. They were joined by Rotaractors and Interactors, family members as well as the Hon. Minister of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat.
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Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership

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Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

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Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes

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mytaxi donates proceeds from rides to Rotary

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Value of Rotary volunteering

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