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RI President Holger Knaack Monthly Message
For years, Susanne and I hosted many Rotary Youth Exchange students in our home. This program was an entry point to Rotary for me, and my heart is truly in it. When Rotary’s exchange programs were suspended because of COVID-19 to keep students and families safe, we felt sorry, especially for the participants, because those years cannot be repeated.

Because of the many uncertainties of the pandemic, the Rotary Board has decided to suspend in-person exchanges through June 2022. As we look ahead with hope, we thank Youth Exchange officers, host families, and volunteers for their contributions in years past, and we encourage districts to offer virtual exchanges as a way of connecting students around the world with each other and with our communities.

For those who are not able to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary offers other opportunities. New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE) is a Rotary program that deserves wider recognition: It is an excellent opportunity for young people ages 18 to 30 to participate in community service as individuals or in a group and to gain internship experience. Simukai Matshalaga, a Rotaractor from Zimbabwe, stayed with us in Ratzeburg during her NGSE experience three years ago.

Our ability to meet in person is limited now, but we know that Rotary Opens Opportunities, always. Now is the time to get ready, so that when the pandemic is behind us, Rotary’s exchange programs will come back stronger than before, serving a world that is yearning to reconnect.
District Governor Lisle Chase Monthly Message
April was the month where we focused on Saving Mothers and Children and in May is Youth Service.  This year, we have been numbed by the loss of PDG Henri Guda and PDG Herve Honoré in March and burials by coincidence on April 8th.  Tributes, far more eloquently worded than I could ever write, have been posted on our website and on social media, therefore I will not repeat here.  Suffice it to say that it takes great emotional effort for so many of us to deal with the loss.  As family, we came together at this very sad moment, to embrace each other – virtually, and to mourn together.  We are united across all 17 countries/territories and that is our greatest strength.  

It was great that so many turned out for this virtual conference with our highest numbers recorded over 650 participants.  This year, more than ever before, we need to support each other and to be a part of the District, the family.  I thank all those of you who attended and urge those who missed it to view the conference sessions via the District 7030 YouTube channel.
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Rotary Monthly Focus


Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Youth programs are designed to build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.
District Monthly Special Events
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A Place For Peace
The Peace committee launched its “Give Peace A Chance” initiative during P.E.T.S and Conference 2021.

The objective of the give peace a chance is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for facilitating, encouraging and promoting peace in their community. The focus is on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict. 
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District Initiatives
2021 District 7030 Awards Ceremony
The 2021 District 7030 Awards Ceremony is open for registration.  Join in on 24th June 2021 at 6:00 P.M. (EST) to Celebrate the Power of Rotary in District 7030. We have done some amazing work and projects during this Rotary year and the Awards Ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate Clubs and Rotarians of this District.  
District 7030 Membership Updates
People of Action...Clubs In Service
Rotary Club of Garden City Projects
The caused based club Rotary Club of Garden City (Georgetown)  undertook 2 projects that showcased their commitment to Environmental Sustainability.

The club donated bins to encourage proper garbage disposal practices as part of the “Bins Project” and launched a kitchen garden and plant nursery at a Home providing care to differently abled persons in their “Green Thrive Project”.
Rotary Club of St. Lucia Wine & Cheese Fiesta
The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia held its annual Wine and Cheese Fiesta in the Virtual environment on 10th April 2021.  This was the first virtual event which gave patrons an opportunity to design their own tables, dress up fancily and attend from their respective locations via their devices. The fundraiser was a resounding success with hundreds of participants who showed up and contributed towards the initiatives of Rotary Club of Saint Lucia main goal of providing a shelter for the homeless in Saint Lucia. Read more and view some photos of the event.
District P.E.T.S & Conference
Rotary Without Borders
The 2020-2021 Rotary year will be remembered for many things...and Rotarians across the region still on a high after last month's inaugural virtual District Conference hosted in Saint Lucia. There was no doubt that the year 2020-2021 was fraught with global upheaval. Throughout the District Conference however, speaker after speaker continued to acknowledge the opportunity that the world faces at this time. District Governor Lisle Chase, when he took the podium, was electric. “Though the tempest rage about”, he said, “Rotary stands. It is grounded on the rocks of friendliness, tolerance and usefulness. Despite not being able to fellowship, despite the volcano in St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Rotary stands.”
District Celebrations
Mark Your Calendars
Rotary District 7030: Interact Environmental Olympics 2021
May 23, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Zone 34 Public Image Webinar Series: Navigating the 2021-22 Zone 34 Public Image Citation
May 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Zone 34 Foundation Team: Our Foundation, Our Future
May 25, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
RC Antigua-Sundown Charter Anniversary
Jun 02, 2021 Ends: 11:59 PM
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Notices & Reminders
Rotary International 2021 Convention
The Rotary International 2021 Convention is now Virtual. Register Today for this amazing opportunity.

Virtual Convention fees entitle the registrant to access to the House of Friendship; admission to the convention’s opening and closing ceremonies, where you’ll hear from inspiring and entertaining speakers including top leaders in our organization; informative breakout sessions to help you build your communication, leadership and project management skills; opportunities to network and exchange ideas with other participants in lounges and activities* in the virtual event platform; and on-demand access to the convention sessions that you missed!

Promotional rate of US$49* for 21 days through 11:59:59 CDT 7 May 2021, with an increase afterward to US$65 8 May 2021 through 16 June 2021. 

Registration is also now open for the Rotaract, Youth Exchange Officer and Inter-Country Committee preconventions, which will be held 10-11 June 2021. The cost of each preconvention event is US$20. 

Both the convention and preconvention events include access to the virtual House of Friendship.

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ClubRunner Mobile App
The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your club and District 7030 on the go! Completely free to download and use and available to ALL ROTARIANS AND ROTARACTORS in District 7030, this app will let you access key info while you're on the go.
Using the newly upgraded ClubRunner services from District 7030, the ClubRunner Mobile App is completely independent of whether your club subscribes to ClubRunner itself or not. That means everyone in District 7030 can download, use and benefit from the app.
If your club already subscribes to ClubRunner, then everything is already integrated into the District 7030 ClubRunner and you can use the same username and password you were assigned to log on to the ClubRunner Mobile App.
If your club does not subscribe to ClubRunner, you can use your pre-assigned username and password to log on to the ClubRunner Mobile App.
Password protected just like a website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to to view club member directories, contact members and executives, read the latest articles posted to the district website, learn more about upcoming events and speakers, view meeting details and track attendance statistics, right from your smartphone or tablet!
The ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to to:
  • View Member Directory Profiles
    Immediately view the most up to date member directory, upon login. You can browse member profiles which give you the necessary contact information you need to connect with just one click. Make a call or text, email them directly from your device, or even add them to your contacts list.
  • View and Contact Your Club/District Executives and Directors 
    View and contact your club/district executives and directors from current, past and future years. You can browse their profiles and connect with one tap.
  • View Posts on Your Website
    View the latest feed of home page stories that are on the District 7030 website directly on your phone and never miss any information!
  • Learn More About Upcoming Events 
    Access all upcoming District 7030 events and calendar items, and view event details, including associated links, download files and venue maps. View who the latest speakers are and learn more about presentation topics.
  • View Club Details
    View meeting days, times and venues, complete with a Google map for directions through the new Club Info page right from your phone. Even get quick access to contact club Presidents, Area/Assistant Governors and District Governor.
  • Keep Track of Attendance
    Keep track of attendance stats for individuals and clubs. Easily view which meetings you attended, missed and made up and get a quick glance at your attendance percentage for the year.
We've all wanted to be better connected and we all find ourselves seeking contact information for persons and/or club information - now, with the ClubRunner Mobile App, we can eliminate these problems entirely and move forward as a better, more networked and efficient District. 
If you do not know or have forgotten either your username or password for ClubRunner, or never received any credentials for ClubRunner, or need any assistance with logging on to ClubRunner, please contact the District 7030 Support Team
Join District 7030 Facebook Groups
Members and Clubs are encouraged to join the new District 7030 Groups on Facebook. Participate in one or as many groups as you would like and invite your friends, colleagues or anyone you think may be interested...groups are open to all. Not only will you be able follow information and updates posted within each group, but also, you are free to post and share yourselves! Whether you are interested in District Programs such as Peace-Building, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Environmental Sustainability, Membership Recruitment and Retention, and Interact, or want to find the latest information about various club service projects, activities and events within District 7030, there is a group for you!
Did You Know...
  • WHEN IS THE YEAR-END DEADLINE FOR MAKING A FOUNDATION GIFT? Our Rotary year is almost over, but the continuing mission of The Rotary Foundation never ends. The programs of the Rotary Foundation are for present and future needs –educational programs, medical assistance programs, community assistance and development programs, and various self-help programs –all to improve the lives of the people of the world. Every year, 30 June is the deadline for contributions to count toward a club’s final giving amount for that Rotary year. Club members are encouraged to make their year-end gifts as early as possible in order to ensure that their gift is processed on time. Remember, every contribution that is made to Annual Fund-SHARE by 30 June this year will result in more grant funding for your club and district three years from now. Make your year-end contributions today to ensure that your club can make a difference in the world tomorrow!.
  • Rotary is excited to share about a new online tool that will give individuals another powerful means to raise the funds necessary to support the Foundation. Rotary's new peer-to-peer fundraising platform, Raise for Rotary, is now live! Raise for Rotary is easy to use – even on your mobile device – and a fun way to create a personalized virtual fundraiser to share with your friends and family, and gain support for your favorite Rotary cause. You can set up a fundraiser for any occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, or to mark an important event like World Polio Day. Or you can take on an individual challenge to raise funds, such as a bike ride, or fundraise as part of a team of people raising money for the same cause.
  • You can not only participate in Professional Development Courses via the Rotary Learning Center, but also, have access to an ever-increasing number of training and learning tools for all things Rotary. 
  • The new issue of the "Rotary" magazine (formerly "The Rotarian") is out. Subscribe to the digital version now to receive it regularly and on time each month via email.
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