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DISTRICT 7030 NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2021

English Edition
 
 Highlights
 
               
 
RI President Holger Knaack Monthly Message
 
 
As someone who knows firsthand the great leadership potential of Rotaractors, I always look forward to World Rotaract Week, which we are celebrating from 8 to 14 March. Rotaractors are the focus of all three of my presidential conferences this year, and I was proud when, two years ago, the Council on Legislation voted to elevate Rotaract by including Rotaract clubs as members of Rotary International.

But we are only just embarking on our journey together. Partnering effectively doesn’t happen by itself. It requires both sides to be open and to understand the value of cross-generational alliances. Louie De Real, a dual member of Rotaract and Rotary, explains.

Many Rotarians still view Rotaract as our youth organization, but I see it differently. For me, they are part of us, and they are like us. To be successful together, we need to have mutual respect — to see each other as equals. Let’s see Rotaractors for who they really are: students and young leaders, but also successful managers and entrepreneurs who are capable of planning, organizing, and managing a Rotary institute

As we take this journey together, let’s remember the strengths of Rotary and Rotaract. And, as Louie says, let’s get started right away in building the future together. In doing so, we open endless opportunities for our organization.
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District Governor Lisle Chase Monthly Message
 
 
My Rotary Family  (for those who do not know what I mean by that, I mean Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and Early Actors).

First let me embrace the families of all fallen family members over the course of this year.  Maggie and I pray for your continued strength.

Coming off the back of Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution month where the District Peace Committee again hosted a very enjoyable zoom meeting which was well attended by Rotarians and Rotaractors across the District, we are now into Water and Sanitation Month – never a dull moment!  

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene is vitally important to us in District 7030 and especially with the increased need for all three in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.   We have many great stories to share on projects that we have done and will do but I want to reference one that is dear to my heart.
 
 
Watch District Governor Monthly Video Message

Rotary Monthly Focus

 

 
Water and sanitation represents one of the seven areas of focus for Rotary International.  It has grown in global importance and is also recognized as one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.

Today there are more people owning a cell phone than a toilet.  It is estimated that unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80 % of all sickness and diseases in the world.

Rotarians are taking decisive action through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs that assist in provision of infrastructure, training programs and sustainable projects in communities.  These projects have far reaching impact and ensures that clean water and sanitation facilities become common place across the globe.

Join the action and be part of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group (WASHRAG) or get a project going that helps meet the WASH in schools target challenge.
 
People of WASH Photograph and Video Competition
 
As we commemorate Water and Sanitation month Rotarians are reminded of the Video Competition for any WASH project where the  photographs and videos showing people involved in water, sanitation, and hygiene projects can be submitted for up to $2,400 in prize money. 

The 2021 People of WASH competition allows the WASH RAG to build a gallery of images that can be used by Rotarians to promote their WASH projects and to be used in educational presentations.

Submission deadline April 30th.

For more information on all the good work being done by WASH-RAG during March read their latest newsletter edition
 
 
 
 
District Monthly Special Events
 
 
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A Place For Peace
 
 
District Initiatives
 
District Clean-Up & Tree Planting Competitions
 
 
The Environmental Sustainability committee announces the launch of two District-wide competitions, designed to preserve our environment and encourage fellowship.

Clean-up activities do more than just make our communities cleaner, safer and more attractive, they also bring people together and help raise awareness of environmental issues. We call on Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and their friends and family to gather to collect waste materials*, and report the amount collected via the CleanSwell app. We will track the results, and announce the District’s cleanest country at the end of June.

Planting trees in our communities benefits both ecosystems and people, improves the climate, and brings people together in fellowship and service. We encourage all members of the Rotary family to work together, and with other local organisations, to plan tree-planting activities*, and report results to the District. We will log all results and announce the country that has planted the most trees at the end of June.

For more information on both competitions, please visit https://rotarydistrict7030.org/environment

*When planning activities, please be sure to follow local COVID-19 protocols, and take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of participants.
 
#ElevateRotaract
 
 
The week of March 8th to 14th, 2021 was celebrated as World Rotaract Week. Through Rotaract clubs, young people ages 18 and older develop leadership and professional skills, exchange ideas with community leaders, and have fun through service. 

The first ever such Rotaract Club was chartered 13th March, 1968, and this year marked 53 years of young people providing Service through Fellowship.

District 7030 Celebrates Rotaract and its many achievements most laudable is increased in membership with over 1000 members recorded during February 2021.

In a moving video message to the District our DG Lisle, DRC Giselle and DRR Kevan extended congratulations and calls upon Rotarians to continue to Elevate Rotaract.

Find out more about Rotaract and how your Club can contribute to the History of Rotaract.
 
 
District 7030 Membership Updates
 
 
From District Membership Chair - Joseph Nouh-Chaia
 
As we are approaching the end of our Term in our Rotary Year, we must acknowledge the achievements, ponder the what if’s and reflect on the future. We must therefore set the stage for the elect boards to hit the ground running, and without active and vibrant members, this is unachievable.

This year with your support and hard work during a pandemic and a lot of virtual meetings, we achieved for District 7030:
  • 2,300 members which is the Highest Membership Count over the past 10yrs,
  • Above average Retention: As of March 3, 2021, 7030 is showing the lowest existing terminations in 5yrs (92-11) = 81,
  • The highest number of clubs of 73, over the past 5yrs.
These are exemplary figures, but we are not there yet.  We are still missing about 200 new members for the whole district to achieve the Goals YOU as Clubs and Boards have set for the year. The progress towards goal report was sent to each Club and I encourage Clubs to review the Report and where you stand in achieving your set Goal. All my information was gathered from Rotary Club Central, so you can get the same membership information on your club by simply logging in to RCC.

Your goals are achievable and we still have time. Look at the prospects and follow through on the invitees, but whatever you do, make it Happen! 

We have already achieved the unimaginable in a very turbulent year, so let’s all follow through and finish with a BANG!
 
 
Rotary Membership Update For Zones 33-34
 
A little late but very relevant…review membership update from RMO Audley published in February.  Get some insightful information on the online course to start a club as well as links to get the membership leads report and membership resource guide.
 
People of Action...Clubs In Service
 
Rotary Clubs of Suriname Launch of On Bon Mange
 
 
Rotary Suriname launched the children’s book “On Bon Mange” or “Eet Goed” as it is called in Dutch.

District Governor of Rotary District 7030, Lisle Chase, was represented by Past District Governor Waddy Sowma.
 
The presidents of the three Rotary Clubs of Suriname Nicole Tjin A Djie, Robert Hahn and Vyas Gokoel presented this children’s book to the Minister of Health Amar Ramadhin and the Minister of Education, Culture and Science Marie Levens. Both Ministers received the book with great enthusiasm and committed to a close cooperation with Rotary Suriname.
 
With the launch of this book Rotary Suriname has officially started its campaign to ask special attention for child obesity in Suriname.
 
 
 
 
Rotary Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit
 
 
Do you know any young people who would benefit from some exceptional entrepreneurial advice?  How about tips for innovation and creating new economies?  If the answer is yes then The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia will be hosting a Rotary Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit on Saturday March 27, 2021@ 9:00 a.m.
 
Get the youth involved and engaged as this opportunity is extended free of charge to registrants with support of the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce. Help promote this Youth Summit to your friends and colleagues and to as many young people you know as possible, or anyone else who may be interested. This  FREE Youth Summit will be both educational and entertaining with featured speakers from Colombia, USA, South Korea and Saint Lucia. Share the link to register today.
 
 
 
District P.E.T.S & Conference
 
 
District 7030 P.E.T.S. and Conference 2021 is going to be held virtually and still promises to be exciting and invigorating for all of the Rotary Family.

The entire Rotary family is encouraged to Register Today for this experience.
    * Rotary Club US$500 (+ transaction fees)
    * Individual Rotarian US$100 (+ transaction fees)
    * Rotaract Clubs US$200 (+ transaction fees)
    * Individual Rotaractor US$50 (+ transaction fees)

Find out what you need to know by visiting the Conference 2021 FAQ page.
 
 
 
 
LAUNCH OF DISTRICT 7030 CONFERENCE MOBILE APPLICATION
 
 

The District 7030 Conference App, launching in the coming days, is a mobile app for both Android and Apple devices, developed specifically for the upcoming conference, that places information about the conference at your fingertips, from the agenda and speaker bios, to session Zoom links and PowerPoint presentations, to an activity feed for attendees to share their comments and photos.

We hope that the app will provide some of the fellowship that we would normally experience at an in-person conference. Users will be able to see who else is attending, send messages to other users, take notes, schedule meetings, share their comments, and post photos to the activity feed. Throughout the conference we encourage all attendees to share selfies in their conference shirts, and photos of their club members gathering to participate in sessions.

Downloading and using the App is easy! Simply follow the links on the District Conference website, or search your App Store for District 7030 Conference. The app is free to download.

Once installed, open the app and follow the instructions. You will be prompted to create an account by entering your name and email. Enter the verification code that is sent to your email address. You will then have the option to enter additional information, such as your profile photo, your job title and your bio. You can also connect your social media accounts. All of this data is optional, and you will have the option to keep your details private should you so wish.

If you have any questions regarding the use of the app, please go to the Conference website Mobile App Page.
 
 
 
District Celebrations
 
 
 
 
Mark Your Calendars
Rotary District 7030: Pre-PETS 2021 - Module #08 - Updating your club Constitution and Bylaws
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Mar 18, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Rotary District 7030: Pre-PETS 2021 - Module #09 - Recruitment & Retention
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Mar 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
RC Corriverton Charter Anniversary
Mar 24, 2021
 
Rotary District 7030: Pre-PETS 2021 - Module #10 - Working as a team
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Mar 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
D6960: Infinite Possibilities Series 2 - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Part 3)
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Mar 26, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
Rotary District 7030: Pre-PETS 2021 - Module #11 - Sexual Harassment in Rotary
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Mar 29, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Rotary Zone 34 Public Image Webinar Series: Advanced Streaming Techniques for Virtual Events
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Mar 29, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Rotary District 7030: Pre-PETS 2021 - Module #12 - Working with Youth
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Apr 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
RC Curaçao Charter Anniversary
Apr 02, 2021
 
View entire list
 
Notices & Reminders
 
District Awards Ceremony
 
 
 
Enhance Your Rotary Knowledge and Leadership Skills
in The Rotary Learning Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 admin@rotarydistrict7030.org
 
 
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 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...
 
  • HOW THE ROTARY FOUNDATION TOUCHED ONE PERSON’S LIFE - “What we do is touch other people . . . open the horizon to them . . . say ‘You matter.’ You see, the five men who chose me to become a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar are gone . . . but they’re not. They never will be. Because along the way, I will in my own way share with others -and have -what those five men and the 60 members of the Marshall (Texas) Rotary and the tens of thousands of other members of Rotary did in 1956 when they said, ‘Bill Moyers, you can matter.’” Bill Moyers, TV journalist and commentator, and former Deputy Director of the Peace Corps.
  • 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.
 
 
 
Submissions
 
Interested in having your Club's activities or member's stories featured in one of the District publications (Newsletter, Website, Social Media)?
 
 
Please send articles, videos, photos and/or links to such via email to:
 
 
 
Submissions may be sent at any time, but no later than one month past relevant date
 
 
Video and photo submissions may be transmitted via a cloud service like WeTransfer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                            
 
 
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