JUNE 2021

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RI President Holger Knaack Monthly Message
In January 2020, when I announced my presidential theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, and spoke of the changes that Rotary needed to embrace, none of us had any idea how quickly change would arrive. But I am a longtime believer in seeing challenges as opportunities. This year, we seized new opportunities to reimagine what Rotary could be. For years, we had discussed ways to make Rotary flexible and adaptable, and we had tried a few experiments. This year, we all experimented — and succeeded! Online meetings are a regular fixture now as clubs invite guests from across the globe.

There are so many opportunities waiting for us that will help us change the world. Let’s seize them together and get ready to open doors to achieving greater things. And as we open these doors to new ideas, our minds and our hearts also open. Remember that everything we do in Rotary opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.
District Governor Lisle Chase Monthly Message
2020/2021 has been a Rotary year like no other I have experienced in my thirty-eight (38) years as a Rotarian.  Winston Churchill once said that “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” As I am an optimist, I can honestly say that this year has been one filled with opportunities, to connect; to serve; to grow and to have fun.  Our theme for this Rotary year – Rotary Opens Opportunities, is amazingly to the point, both for Rotarians and Rotaractors alike.

Dream big my family, work hard to make your dreams reality.  Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.
I urge you all to please support our Rotary Foundation.  Through TRF we are doing amazing work across the globe and in our communities.
Thank you for sharing your passion, your energy and your love.  Maggie and I will cherish the friendships that have been made and we look forward to a time when we will meet you all in the flesh.  It has been our honour and privilege to serve Rotary District 7030 as Governor (Team Leader).
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Rotary Monthly Focus


Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.

Rotary Fellowships include any interested individuals who globally unite around a common interest, vocation or recreational activity, with the primary purpose to network and further friendship. For general information on Rotary Fellowships program, visit

To get a quick overview on Rotary Fellowships visit district 7030 YouTube channel to view an engaging video.
District Monthly Special Events
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A Place For Peace
“Give Peace A Chance” initiative - Submit videos and win prize money towards the execution of club projects.

District Initiatives
2021 District 7030 Awards Ceremony
District 7030 completed its first ever Virtual Awards, hosted live via Zoom and streamed on Facebook. The gala event brought Rotarians together to “Celebrate the Power of Rotary.” District Governor Lisle expressed gratitude to all Rotarians who contributed to the success of the year and persevered through the challenges of a pandemic and natural disasters like the eruption of La Soufriere Volcano in St. Vincent. The event focused on the surviving past district governors, the present outstanding clubs and Rotarians and a glimpse of the future leaders of District 7030. The morale and spirit of Rotarians from across the district was lifted with the high profile event that reminded us that “Rotarians are Awesome” as emphasized by the key note speaker PDG of 6890 - George Robertson Burnett.  DG Lisle was commended for his dedication and contribution to the district and we were all assured that being a member of the Rotary Family makes us all “WINNERS”.

To view the complete list of Awardees click here.

To view the live event or specific segment of the District Awards go the District YouTube channel.
District 7030 Membership Updates
People of Action...Clubs In Service
Rotary Clubs of Suriname
Rotary Clubs of Suriname contributed to the COVID 19 relief efforts through a Vaccination Awareness Campaign in the Country.

The goal of the Campaign was to increase awareness among the Surinamese population to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. The Clubs prepared and distributed messages through social media, radio and TV channels.

These included flyers, spoken messages and short movies spotlighting people from various age, ethnicity, gender and vocation who got their vaccination.
Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain
The Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain (RCCPOS) and the Rotary Club of West Ottawa (RCWO) are collaborating to provide educational support to the children located on the Beetham Estate in Trinidad, W.I.  

President of the RCWO Caroline De Witt, is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, and after the devastation of the recent volcano eruption in St Vincent and the Grenadines, reached out to see how her club could help. After an appeal to her members and the wider diaspora, they made a donation of USD 11,453 towards the Rotary Disaster Relief.

District P.E.T.S & Conference
Barbados 2022
The 2022 PETS and Conference is gearing up to be our first in-person District event in three years. The team in Barbados understands too well, the pent-up demand our Rotarian family has to rekindle our fellowship and to reunite with the many familiar faces from around our great district. As a result, this PETS and Conference will be like no other!

We know there is a huge desire to travel again and be among your Rotarian family. Despite rising costs of hosting conferences your District Conference planning committee is working hard to keep the cost of PETS and the Conference at reasonable levels. As a result, we know you will get more than your money’s worth in Barbados. We are inviting you to pre-register now for the conference which gets you in line early for full registration when launched.  Use the links on this page to get started on your journey to Barbados in 2022!
District Celebrations
Rotary Club of San Fernando 60th Anniversary
The Rotary Club of San Fernando observed its 60th Anniversary on June 09, 2021. The club was chartered on this day in 1961 by then RI President J. Edd Mc Laughlin. The official request for the club’s formation was made on April 24, 1961 by Rtn. Milton Miles. The principal figures in the formation of the club were Rotarians Milton Miles, Ken Finch, Pat Reynolds, and Austin Fridal.
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Notices & Reminders
Partnership Award From District 7020
June 5 2021, District 7020 during their awards ceremony spotlighted the friendship and partnership built with District 7030 during the , 2020-2021 year.  The District 7020 & 7030 Governors forged a strong bond and continued to work together for the furtherance of the geographical Caribbean region under pandemic restrictions.  DG Charles Sealy (II) acknowledged and presented the Partnership Award to every member of the District 7030 Rotary Family.  Congratulations to every member of the Rotary District 7030 family, we are “Stronger Together.”
Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) Network - Protecting Our Environment
Rotary’s new focus area "Protecting our Environment” explicitly encourages Rotary Clubs to take action on climate change.  And, in concert with ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group), the Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) Network is doing just that.  RCAT provides resources to clubs so they can take action on this critical issue.  The ideas, resources and collected projects are all non-partisan and ready for interested clubs to put to use.  Visit RCAT helpful and easy to navigate website at
“The new “Protecting our Environment” focus area includes climate change action.  If you/your club would like more information on climate-related projects ideas, or how to start an Action Team in your club, please see the resources at  Let’s all help Rotary lead on this critical issue.”

Global Speakers Forum - Every third Thursday of the month the RCAT Networks offers a speaker on various key issue or opportunity in the effort to address the climate crisis.  To find out more, go to the RCAT FORUM
Zone 34's Public Image Citation For Clubs
20 Rotary clubs and 4 Rotaract clubs in District 7030 were recognised by Rotary Zone 34 for their diligent support to Rotary’s public image during the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  This year the Zone 34 public image citation was focused on continuous contributions by clubs to tell Rotary Story through various media.  District 7030 is proud of all clubs that have been recognised and encourages others to continue to tell the story of the People of Action that is Rotary.
The following is the list of clubs which received 2020-2021 Z34 PI Citations:
Rotary Clubs
  1. Antigua
  2. Antigua Sundown
  3. Barbados
  4. Georgetown
  5. Grenada East
  6. Maraval
  7. Montserrat
  8. Paramaribo
  9. Paramaribo Residence
  10. Penal
  11. Point Fortin
  12. Port of Spain
  13. Port of Spain West
  14. Princes Town
  15. San Fernando
  16. San Fernando South
  17. Southwest Tobago
  18. St Kitts
  19. St Lucia
  20. St Vincent
Rotaract Clubs
  1. Antigua
  2. Roseau
  3. St. Augustine
  4. University of Guyana
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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...
  • THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A YEAR-END 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. Thank you for your support of The Rotary Foundation programs and allowing “the good work” of Rotary to continue. The Rotary Foundation’s online giving portal is the fastest and easiest way to ensure that your year-end gift is received on time! Visit  and sign in to your My Rotary account to ensure that you and your club receive appropriate recognition for your contribution. Need help making your contribution? Call the Rotary Support Center at 1-866-976-8279 (toll-free). In closing, The Rotary Foundation thanks you for your support this past year! Please remember that the need for The Rotary Foundation’s programs never ends and the need for your financial support and participation never ends. The mission of The Rotary Foundation to do good work will continue long into the future. We should be proud of our accomplishments as this has been an amazing year!.
  • 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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