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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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District 7030 News & Stories
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.

The Rotary Club of Princes Town together with the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago, the Princes Town Regional Corporation and the Interact Clubs of Princes Town West Secondary School, St. Stephen’s College and Cowen Hamilton Secondary School held a Diabetes Awareness Walk on 04th November 2018 in Princes Town.
Cocktails at sundown to the lovely strains of Skiffle Steel Orchestra as the South Cluster Celebrated DG Dominique's visit ...
The Rotary South Cluster of Clubs Trinidad hosted a cocktail reception on the 13 October 2018 to celebrate DG Dominique's official visit to the Cluster at the residence of Rotarian Ronnie Bissessar at North Road San Fernando.  The event was attended by Rotarians from Clubs within the Cluster and many Rotarians from Clubs outside the Cluster and specially invited guests who joined in the celebration. His Worship Mayor Junia Regrello of the City of San Fernando brought greetings at the event and spoke of his participation earlier in the day in the Cluster's End Polio Walk within the City.  DG Dominique reminded Rotarians that they must "Be the Inspiration" and expressed her satisfaction with her visit to the Cluster. Rotarians and guests fellowshipped, enjoyed the gastric delights provided by Boomerang Caterers and later danced the night away to music provided by our DJ.
In commemoration of International Peace Day and Rotary's area of focus, On the 21st September, 2018, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its first Youth Peace Day Symposium. The event was well attended with over 160 young persons in attendance and it  also received excellent Media coverage
In order to set the stage for the history of District 7030, I have taken the liberty of venturing even further back in time, to the origins of Rotary in the Caribbean.  Rotary was present in Cuba from 1916 to 1979 when it was suspended.  Cuba was the host Country for the 1940 Rotary International Convention.  By 1957 Cuba had 58 Rotary Clubs with 1,800 members. 
For the fascinating history of Rotary in Cuba and by extension, the Caribbean, go to:  https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/global/southamerica/havana/history.htm
Now we are !
Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, on this 1st July, we will try to register and implement all the guidelines that will give us the new pulse of the Rotary of tomorrow.

As I already have the occasion to tell it at District Conférence,  we must initiate the change in our District 7030, as it happen in the other districts.
 Wonderful District 7030 handing over ceremony in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, the home town of our District Governor 2018-19 Dominique Vénéré. 
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