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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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"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." -- Andrew Carnegie
This is our same truth in Rotary, where we accomplish the impossible every day through the dedication and drive of our membership.  
As a past Rotaractor and relatively new Rotarian, what first attracted me to the Rotary family was the infectious way in which our organization accomplished so much for others while having fun! This fellowship was definitely the hook that brought me into Rotaract but it was our organization’s commitment to community service which anchored my position here for the last 12 years and counting. 
I have grown to learn that one of the most powerful Rotary membership tools is already in our possession and is found in the telling of our own story! What better way is there to invite someone new to our organization than by sharing with them your personal experience of the great works of our organization, the unforgettable ‘limes’ and the life changing, impactful moments gained through serving others?
To me, your Rotary experience is to be enjoyed every day and used to help grow our membership so that we deepen our connection with each other, our members and our Clubs around the World!
Le travail d'équipe est la capacité de travailler ensemble vers une vision commune, la capacité d'orienter les réalisations individuelles vers des objectifs organisationnels. C'est le carburant qui permet aux gens ordinaires d’obtenir des résultats extraordinaires. – Andrew Carnegie
C'est la même vérité au Rotary, où nous accomplissons chaque jour l'impossible grâce au dévouement et au dynamisme de nos membres.
En tant qu’ancien Rotaractien et nouveau Rotarien, ce qui m’a tout d’abord attiré dans la famille du Rotary, c’est cette attitude contagieuse qu’à notre organisation d’accomplir tant de choses pour les autres tout en s’amusant ! Cette camaraderie a réellement été l’appat qui m’a fait entrer au Rotaract, mais c’est l’engagement de notre organisation au service du public qui m’y a ancré pour les 12 dernières années.
J'ai appris que l'un des outils les plus puissants pour l'effectif du Rotary est déjà en notre possession et se trouve dans le récit de notre propre histoire ! Quelle meilleure façon d'inviter quelqu'un de nouveau dans notre organisation qu'en partageant avec lui/elle notre expérience personnelle des grandes œuvres de notre organisation, des " citrons verts (??) " inoubliables et des moments qui ont changé notre vie et qui ont eu un impact en servant les autres ?
Pour moi, l’expérience rotarienne doit être appréciée tous les jours et utilisée pour aider à accroître notre effectif afin d'approfondir nos liens les uns avec les autres, nos membres et nos clubs dans le monde entier !
Giselle Holder, PHF
Secretary 2019-2020
President Elect 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Maraval
Trinidad and Tobago

On July 20 2019, the Rotary Club of Antigua executed its annual fundraiser, Rotary Colours Fete under the theme 'The Venetian Masquerade'.


Meet our 2019-2020 District Rotaract Representative (DRR) - Anya Conchita Maritha Blankendal, age 29 from the Rotaract Club of Genesis in Suriname. Anya joined interact in 2007 and Rotaract in 2009.
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 ?
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