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Posted on Jun 18, 2018
 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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Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on Jun 07, 2018
Dear Rotarians,
 
The Zone Seminar is this weekend, June 9/10. Attached is the Zoom access info for the Public Image sessions.
The other sessions (Foundation & Membership) are NOT being Zoomed this year.
Also below is the link to the online programme for the weekend.
 
 
JOIN THE MEETINGS BELOW AT THIS ZOOM ADDRESS:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
https://zoom.us/j/218816190
Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16468769923,,218816190#  or +16699006833,,218816190#
Or Telephone:
   Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
       US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833
   Meeting ID: 218 816 190
   International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ego3QTZ4rZONE 34 SEMINAR - PUBLIC IMAGE ZOOM SCHEDULE:
 
SATURDAY JUNE 9.
 
12:40 - 1:40pm
 
APPS AND TOOLS:  ARPICs Marshall Butler & Kelsey Mitchell
Realtime demos; video newsletter; SM apps; advanced SM tips & tricks; websites
 
1:50 - 2:50pm
 
MY ROTARY STORY: ARPICs Susan Courter & Kelsey Mitchell
How to; 2-3 minute videos; ah-ha moments; hands-on workshop
 
3:00 - 4:00pm
 
INTRO TO CREATING VIDEOS: RPIC Sheila Bethel, ARPIC Marshall Butler
Why? Statistics, tis & tricks; action workshop; vlogs; events; projects
 
4:10 - 5:10pm
 
PUBLIC IMAGE FOR EVENTS & PROJECTS: ARPICs Susan Courter & Kelsey Mitchell
Organize; publIcize; monetize!
 
 
 
 
 
JOIN THE MEETINGS BELOW AT THIS ZOOM ADDRESS:
 
SATURDAY JUNE 9 1:50pm UNTIL 5:30pm
 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/777245389
 
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16699006833,,777245389# or +16468769923,,777245389#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923
    Meeting ID: 777 245 389
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/cbpiFzWW
ZONE 34 SEMINAR - PUBLIC IMAGE ZOOM SCHEDULE:
 
SATURDAY JUNE 9.
 
1:50 - 2:50pm
 
PI STRATEGY & PLANNING: RPIC Sheila Bethel & ARPIC Marshall Butler
Citation; Be the Inspiration; People of Action; monthly themes; PI Plan
 
4:10 - 5:10pm
 
CREATING CONTENT: ARPIC Marshall Butler
What is good content? How to do it and how to preserve it 
 
 
JOIN THE MEETINGS BELOW AT THIS ZOOM ADDRESS:
Time: Jun 10, 2018 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/182705330Or iPhone one-tap :
   US: +16468769923,,182705330#  or +16699006833,,182705330#
Or Telephone:
   Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
       US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833
   Meeting ID: 182 705 330
   International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/b7ZwlyxIt
 
SUNDAY JUNE 10.
 
9:00 - 10:00am
 
ADVANCED CREATING VIDEOS : RPIC Sheila Bethel & ARPIC Kelsey Mitchell
Time-lapse; event videos; end of year video recap; video invitations/promotions;
types of videos
 
10:10 - 11:00am
 
#HASHTAGS & MORE: ARPICs Marshall Butler/Susan Courter
How to use them; what they are; why are they important; understanding
how SM works; hands-on workshop
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on May 19, 2018
Saturday 05th May 2018 was a historic day for cricket loving Rotarians of the West Indies and spectators who gathered at the Queen’s Park Oval Port of Spain for the Launch of the International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians West Indies Chapter (“IFCR-Windies”).  
 
The IFCR-Windies will comprise Rotarians of the West Indies (Rotary District 7030) who are passionate about the game of cricket and are interested in its promotion throughout the District. The charter certificate was presented to the local board by Chairman of IFCR- World, Rotarian Bob Brigden of Australia and Secretary of IFCR-World, Rotarian KR Parthasarathy of India.   
 
The Board of the IFCR-Windies comprising Rotarians Gary Williams (Chairman), Imtiaz Seepersad (Vice Chairman), Debbie Roopchand (Secretary) and Vernessa Sankar (Treasurer) was sworn in for a period of three years.
 
After the official ceremony the spectators were treated to two T-20 cricket matches.
 
The first cricket match of the day involved cricket loving Rotarians who had travelled from Australia, Sri Lanka, India and England playing against local Rotarians in a fun filled match that ended in a draw. 
 
The second match of the day involved a combination of the International Rotarians and local Rotarians playing against the local team of Lawyers & Judges captained by Justice Joseph Tam.  This match was won by the Lawyers & Judges.
 
The Carib Stand was filled with the sounds of soca music, live steel pan, live commentary and enthusiastic cheers from spectators who viewed the matches while enjoying a variety of local dishes and beverages. 
 
The day ended with an official prize giving ceremony involving the award of Man of the Match Trophies and medals to participants.
 
In special attendance at the event was Rotary District 7030 Governor Mr. Waddy Sowma, President of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) Mr. Ken Gordon, QPCC Management Committee member Colin Murray, Former West Indies Cricket team member Mr. Deryck Murray, Representative of High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Mr. Aniruddha Das amongst other specially invited guests.
 
The Board of the IFCR-Windies having received its charter is committed to promoting cricket and increasing its membership with Rotarians from the West Indies who share a passion for cricket.
 
More photos can be found by clicking the following link:
 
 
 
 
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Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on May 12, 2018
PRESS RELEASE
May 8, 2018
 
 
Joining forces for new mammogrophy device Foundation Prevention
 
WILLEMSTAD – Rotary Clubs announced their support for a new mammography device for the Prevention Foundation or Fundashon Prevenshon (FP)yesterday, during the start of the Rotary Walking Dinner.
 
Joining Forces
Orco Bank, both Rotary Club of Willemstad & Curaçao, the Princess Wilhelmina Fund against Cancer (PWF), The Rotary Foundation and a number of other sponsors will join forces to help Fundashon Prevenshon to create a new mammograph. After almost 9 years, the current mammography device has reached the end of it’s life-cycle and FP wishes to make use of new innovative technologies available.
 
3D mammography
The wish of FP is to acquire a Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (tomo) device, also known as 3D mammography. This revolutionary technology allows for faster and more accurate mammographies with less exposure to radation in comparrison to a 2D mammogram. The device is also safer and less invasive for customers.
 
Rotary Walking Dinner
On Tuesday May 8th, Rotary Club Willemstad (RCW) held her 4th annual Walking Dinner. An estimated 450 people particapted in this culinary fundraiser. The evening started from the historic Octagon Square at the Avila Beach Hotel, where all participants were treated to a glass of bubbly and an appetizer. After an official kick-off, everyone received their personal dinner route to the various restaurants in the Pietermaai of Willemstad. The Walking Dinner finish was at City Beach 88 were a Pink Lady cocktail and a commemerative token of appreciation were received by all. With this unique fundraiser, RCW contributed more than US$ 20,000 to the 3D mammography device.
 
Masha Danki! Thank you! Merci!
Rotary Club Willemstad wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks all sponsors, participants and restaurants that have made this wonderful evening possible. If you, or your company, wish to received more information on how you can help to complete this project, please send an email to rotarywalkingdinner@gmail.com for more information.
 
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Rotary Club of Port of Spain
Report on Media Covered Event
Date: March 13th 2018
Location: Goodwill Industries, Port of Spain (Regular meeting place of RCPOS)
Meeting Topic: Media launch of ‘Rotary Games’
Details:
The Rotary Club of Port of Spain (RCPOS), in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, hosts an annual athletics meet for students of Primary Schools in the Port of Spain educational district.
This year was RCPOS’s 30th anniversary of hosting the games. Many national level athletes were scouted at these games over the years including Olympians Michelle Lee-Ahye and Jehue Gordon.
Prior to the games, RCPOS hosts a media launch to introduce the games to the media to help drive coverage of the actual event and to raise awareness of the young athletes of our community and the country.
At this year’s launch, hosted during our weekly luncheon at Goodwill Industries, RCPOS had media from many of Trinidad’s media houses including the Guardian Media Group and Newsday newspapers.
RCPOS spoke extensively at this event about the Club’s longstanding relationship with the games and the role that athletics plays in shaping the young persons of the country. We also spoke about Rotary as a whole and explained some of the Rotary traditions for our sponsors and media in attendance.
The event and the games themselves generated significant press coverage in Trinidad’s 3 daily newspapers. Examples of this coverage can be found below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Princes Town Secondary School Interactors Annual Beach Clean in collaboration with the Prince of Moruga and Princes Town Rotary Club
 
 
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Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on Apr 05, 2018

Rotary aid for heart patients

 
THE Rotary Club of St Augustine has saved the lives of more than 1,200 heart patients in TT over the past 32 years, says immediate past president Gary Williams.
 

Of that figure, he said, 549 of those medical cases were attended to between July 2016 and July 2017, under the banner of the club’s two flagship projects: the Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) and Heart Beat International Trinidad and Tobago (HBITT ).

While both projects sourced pacemakers from manufacturers across the globe at no cost, the Heart Beat International initiative also secured the services of surgeons pro-bono, said a media release. Williams recently disclosed this success at the 49th Handing Over Ceremony to mark the 2017-2018 Rotary term at the Teaching and Learning Centre, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

“From inception in 1985 to 2017 altogether 1,500 lives have been saved in TT alone; whilst another 1,594 devices have been distributed to other HBI Heart Centres around the world in places like India, Philippines, Paraguay, Honduras and Dominican Republic. In effect our Rotary Club has saved 3,094 lives from 1985 to 2017,” Williams said while reporting on his 2016-2017 stewardship.

The Heart Beat International initiative was a joint project with other organisations, inclusive of other Rotary Clubs. Williams, who has taken up the post of assistant district governor with responsibility for four clubs in east Trinidad, as well as those in Tobago.

During the Rotary year 2016-2017, he said, the club combined with the individual efforts of members made donations to the Rotary Foundation estimated at more than US$9,000.

Locally, donations were made to several causes including The Dyslexia Association the sponsoring of a teacher to become certified in diagnosing dyslexia.

In the aftermath of tropical Storm Bret which caused flooding in several parts of Trinidad, the club rallied its members to assist the affected citizens in Caparo.

The club then partnered with insurer Sagicor and the Rotary Club of Piarco to provide similar relief to the Piarco/St Helena community, and assisted similar efforts in south.

In addressing the club’s future, Williams noted new members were being recruited through the Interact and Rotaract systems.

Since 2003, the club has been sponsoring and supporting the Rotaract Club of St Augustine which caters for people ages 18- 30.

In 2014, the club began supporting the Interact Club of St Augustine Girls’ High School which recruits member’s ages 12-18.

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Rotary International is requesting the names and contact information of the incoming club officers entered into their database.                                                                 
 
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2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the Inspiration

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Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.

Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “I want you to inspire in your clubs, your Rotarians, that desire for something greater. The drive to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us.”

Rassin stressed the power of Rotary’s new vision statement, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” This describes the Rotary that leaders must help build, he said.

To achieve this vision, the president-elect said, Rotarians must take care of the organization: “We are a membership organization first. And if we want to be able to serve, if we want to succeed in our goals — we have to take care of our members first.”

Rassin asked the incoming district governors to “inspire the club presidents, and the Rotarians in your districts, to want to change. To want to do more. To want to reach their own potential. It’s your job to motivate them — and help them find their own way forward.”

Progress on polio

 

Rassin noted that one source of inspiration has been Rotary’s work to eradicate polio. He described the incredible progress made over the past three decades. In 1988, an estimated 350,000 people were paralyzed by the wild poliovirus; just 20 cases were reported in 2017 as of 27 December. “We are at an incredibly exciting time for polio eradication,” he said, “a point at which each new case of polio could very well be the last.”

He emphasized that even when that last case of polio is recorded, the work won’t be finished. “Polio won’t be over, until the certifying commission says it’s over—when not one poliovirus has been found, in a river, in a sewer, or in a paralyzed child, for at least three years,” he said. “Until then, we have to keep doing everything we’re doing now.” He urged continued dedication to immunization and disease surveillance programs.

Sustaining the environment

Rotary has focused heavily on sustainability in its humanitarian work in recent years. Now, Rassin said, Rotarians must acknowledge some hard realities about pollution, environmental degradation, and climate change. He noted that 80 percent of his own country is within one meter of sea level. With sea levels projected to rise two meters by 2100, he said, “my country is going to be gone in 50 years, along with most of the islands in the Caribbean and coastal cities and low-lying areas all over the world.”

Rassin urged leaders to look at all of Rotary’s service as part of a larger global system. He said that this means the incoming district governors must be an inspiration not only to clubs, but also to their communities. “We want the good we do to last. We want to make the world a better place. Not just here, not just for us, but everywhere, for everyone, for generations.”

https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-international-president-rassin-theme-2018

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Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on Dec 13, 2017
 
The Rotary Club of Port of Spain (RCPOS) together with DeciBel Entertainment is pleased to announce:
 
Star Wars: The Last Jedi — a charity event and early film screening 
 
Wednesday, December 13th 2017 at 10:00 pm at the CinemaONE Lobby & Theatres (IMAX & GEMSTONE), located at One Woodbrook Place, Port of Spain.
 
With incredible food, drinks, games, giveaways and atmosphere included, this exclusive engagement promises to be one that provides a most memorable experience filled with both wonder and whimsy for all fans of Star Wars - both old and new! Not to mention that everyone in attendance will be the first in the Caribbean to see the film!
 
To add some more thrills to the evening, the event will also include a CosPlay competition with some of the best costumed characters from Star Wars vying for top honors. Everyone attending is also invited to come dressed in their Star Wars gear or as their favorite character.
 
Tickets are $250 for IMAX Reserved Seating and $350 for GEMSTONE VIP Reserved Seating and are available via the CinemaONE Box Office or online.
 
Private theatres for group purchases are available upon request.
 
Please bear in mind to book your tickets early as there is limited seating and already significant demand. 
 
All proceeds raised by this event will go towards the continued support of the Rotary Foundation and of the Club's various humanitarian and community service projects in Trinidad & Toabgo which are aimed at assisting the differently-abled and disadvantaged in our community and include: the International Institute for Healthcare & Human Development and its Wheelchair Bus Service; the Peter Knaggs Children's Dental Clinic; and, the Princess Elizabeth Centre.
 
For more information on the event, please check it out on Facebook.
 
For group purchases or event inquiries please contact us via email: rotarypos@gmail.com or via phone: (868) 687-2339.
 
Feel free to spread the word among your organization, friends, family and colleagues.
 
Remember: It's not just a movie...it's an experience!
 
Your support is greatly appreciated!
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Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on Nov 27, 2017
 
Interview with WaddySowma, RI District 7030 Governor, from Rotary Club of Panamaribo Residence, Suriname.
What is the outcome of your stay in Martinique?
 
As Governor of district 7030, this includes the southern Caribbean from Antigua to Trinidad, French Guiana and Suriname, I had to visit the seven Rotary Clubs of Martinique, as well as the two Rotaract and Inner Wheel Clubs, with my efficient and remarkable assistant Thierry D' AbadiedeLurbe. I have reviewed their goals and objectives for the year to see if they are in agreement with Rotary International and the district, and provide advice and recommendations. And of course, for me this year, the added value of my visit to Martinique is the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Fort de France (hereafter called Dean)!
It was the first French-speaking club in the Caribbean created in August 1957 and received its charter from the Rotary Club of Paris (the oldest club in France) and its bell from the Rotary Club of Hollywood in Florida. It was the island's only club for 13 years and then spread by sponsoring other Rotary Clubs and allowed the expansion of the Rotary family in Martinique, with theClub of Saint Pierre in 1970, then that of Fort de France Sud in 1975 etc.... It has been a driving force and continues to be very dynamic. We owe them the 60 years of Rotary presence in Martinique, which was the theme of last Saturday's gala evening in my honour.
Each club has its own DNA, its own specificities. I've seen some very good service, and I've met many enthusiastic Rotarians, Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Rotaractors. I encouraged them to take advantage of the training and education offered by the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) so that they could perform even better and play a role in Martinique society and contribute funds to The Rotary Foundation, giving them more flexibility for their projects.
With HervéHonoré, who is in charge of The Rotary Foundation in our district, I spent the entire day on Saturday in Dominica with our Rotarian friends there and met with Prime Minister Skerrit to discuss medium- and long-term reconstruction projects with him. There is a lot to do and the situation is disastrous. We will play our full part in the reconstruction efforts. First of all, we must identify the projects that we will be able to support effectively.
 
What can you tell us about the Rotary Club of Fort de France (dean) after your second visit to this club in 8 days?
 
It's an underage club: 60 years old! Very proactive, I told them: you're not close to retirement! You're 20 years old! I had the pleasure of meeting them, I felt "positive and inspiring waves" during my first visit last Monday at lunch and that's why I decided to go back there a second time before leaving. I wanted to show them my friendship.
It is a club that has marked Rotary's history in Martinique with remarkable service projects. It is still in line with Rotary International's focus on service, empathy and friendliness. It is also online on the notion of leadership and knowledge promotion with conferences twice a month with very high level speakers from all spheres of society. It is a club that continues to play a major role in the public image of the district and Zone 34. For example, with Archbishop Monseigneur Macaire as an honorary member and with two of their future flagship projects on the occasion of their sixtieth anniversary:
A 45-minute film about Rotary's 60th anniversary in Martinique, directed by one of their members Samuel Marie-Louise, was screened at a conference and debated in January. The film was given to the Rotary Club of Martinique to serve the Rotary community and beyond. Oh, that's wonderful. I think it's a great idea to work to promote Rotary.
Fundraising for illiteracy with a VIP dictation to be given in the first quarter. Once again, the club always plays a very positive role in promoting the public image of Rotary in Martinique.
And then I also noted its openness to the international scene with a willingness to continue twinning with other Rotary Clubs in Europe, North Africa, United States etc. and that's very positive!
I wished them to remain as enterprising as ever and gave them an appointment in 60 years.
 
 
 
 
 
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The Rotary Club of Grenada East is celebrating their 40th anniversary with weeklong celebratory events.
 
 
 Starting with a church service and communal breakfast with Rotarians as well as friends of Rotary at our Rotary House (Leslie’s home).
 
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Due to the terrible aftermath of hurricane Irma and Maria, the deadline for entering the District zone Video contest has been
extended to September 30.
 
Please send your short film (3 minutes MAX) to our district secretary Rino Tjin Wong Joe at rmtjin@yahoo.com
 
By reaching out to our communities in need, we are truly making a difference!
 
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Why education changes the world
 
By Isma Seetal, Rotary Global Grant Scholar
 
“Education is the best way to change one’s standard of living.”
My mother would repeat this phrase over and over. I was lucky to have been brought up by a hard-working, single, mother, who empowered my brother and me to climb the socio-economic ladder by giving us the best education she possibly could. Other children from broken families like mine did not have the same fortune. My unwavering drive to give back and improve my community led me to join the Rotaract club of Port-Louis, Mauritius in July 2012. 
 
 “Driiiing! Driiing!”  My alarm rang out on a Saturday morning. My mind and body knew it was the weekend, and ganged up on me so that I had to crawl sluggishly out of bed. But the reason for my early wake-up soon dawned on me. It was the day of Lolo’s follow-up doctor’s appointment.
 
Lolo is an eight-year-old boy, living in a poverty-stricken area of the island, whom I had met during a health-related Rotaract project. His mother was convinced that he was suffering from cognitive disabilities, which she blamed for his poor grades, and for the fact that he was constantly bullied at school. However, the diagnosis the doctor gave us that day was different from what the mother had thought: hearing impairment. Lolo was not mentally challenged. He just couldn’t hear properly!
 
Many doctor appointments later, I visited Lolo. My heart filled up as he ran up to my friend and me, sporting the widest smile. Thanks to a hearing device, Lolo could now hear his teachers in class. He had changed from a sullen, withdrawn little boy, to a cheerful child with glowing and hopeful eyes. I discovered a passion: community service. I went on to become a Rotaract board member and then the president of the club in 2013-14.
Through this project and many others, it became increasingly clear to me that the reason there were so many children roaming the streets was much more complex than I had thought. Some are the dropouts of an archaic education system, others are the victims of poverty and abuse, yet others are caught in their parents’ web of drugs and alcoholism.
 
Back then, during one of the long discussions I had with my husband-to-be about the societal ills which continue to pervade our country, we came to one conclusion: we needed to build our skills and knowledge further to make a difference on an even larger scale. Though I am from a small island of 1.3 million, thanks to a Rotary global grant, I am now studying in California for a doctorate in Educational Leadership, gorging on new knowledge and making the best of the international exposure. I am delving more into educational reforms and the principles of leadership, and I am eager to return to my country to bring about positive changes in education.
 
I continue to volunteer here for the Newport-Irvine Rotary Club, my hosts. The ties with Rotary are life-long! Long live Rotary!
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Rotary Club of Antigua 2017 - 2018: President Eric Joseph and his team
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Rotary Club of Central Port-of-Spain 2017 - 2018: President Nicole Matouk and her team
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Board of Directors for Rotary Year 2017/2018: (From Left to Right)
PP Lutchman – Vocational Service, Secretary/President-Elect Raul Raghunandan; Rtn Mitch Mohess – New Generations Service, Fazal Saidwan – Vice President, Bobby Indar – President, Rtn Dr. Junior Darsan – Club Service, Immediate Past President Marvin Ramnarine, PP Derek Francis – Treasurer, PP Roger Gopaul – Community Service and Rtn Lean Nanan – Sergeant-of-Arms.
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Board of Directors 2017-2018 from L to R: Rishi Ramlogan (Club Administration), Hassim "Terry" Ali (President Elect/Sargeant at Arms), Debbie Roopchand (Immediate Past President/Secretary), President Bashir Mohammed, Rudolph Ali (Service Projects), Crystal Harper (Rotary Foundation), Selvon Ramroop (Public Relations), Hafiz Ali (Membership), Terrance Gopaul (Treasurer).
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The leadership team of Rotary Club of Paramaribo Residence
From left to right: Secretary Jules de Vries, Sergeant-at-arms Elviera Jessurun, President Helmut Haukes and Treasurer Nicole Baptista
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     2017-2018 DISTRICT 7030
GOVERNOR: WADDY SOWMA
  
JULY 2017
 
Dear fellow Rotarians,   
   
At the beginning of a new year we like to look back at what the past year has brought us: being it lessons learned and our accomplishments.
But also we like to look ahead: make new plans to reach new goals.
The theme for 2017-18 is: Rotary: Making a Difference
In the words of RI President Ian Riseley 17-18 we will answer the question “What is Rotary” with the theme Rotary: Making a Difference. “However each of us chooses to serve, we do it because we know our service makes a difference in the lives of others,….. we know that the work we do will change people’s lives- in ways large and small- for the better”.
 
The best way we in District 7030 can give meaning to the theme of President Ian is by
achieving the Presidential Citation and to focus on the District Goals.
We have set District goals that are aligned with the Presidential Citation Goals.
Our first priority is to build stronger clubs, with more members, that are engage and with more Rotary knowledge. Clubs which are vibrant and were we have fun; clubs which attract members but above all, retain members; Clubs which through their service show what Rotary is and that indeed Rotary is making a difference.
Stronger clubs will lead to more humanitarian service, the second goal of the district. Not only more, but more high impact projects for the community, in cooperation with the community and sustained by the community.
The 3rd goal is for the clubs to show the world our Rotary, our service to the community of which we believe will finally lead to peace.
 
But by doing all this we must not forget the heart of our funding system: our one-hundred-year-old Rotary Foundation. I encourage you to contribute more than ever to the Rotary Foundation. You should know, we and I mean the clubs in District 7030, received 3 times more from TRF through grants than the amount we have contributed.
 
In 2017-18: The focus of the District is EDUCATION
Through education we can build a world where everyone is given equal opportunities. Education is an indispensable condition if we want to do away with the existing differences between social classes and genders.  It opens a whole world of opportunities for the less fortunate so that they may have an equal shot at well-paying jobs. Through education we can help others realizing their dreams and build peace!
 Like the Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius stated:
“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”
So for District 7030 we twisted the International Theme a little bit to reflect our focus: ROTARY: Making A Difference through EDUCATION
Today as District Governor I pledge to all the clubs in D7030 being it Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact, my dedication and commitment to work with you. I strongly believe that only together, as a team, we can and will make a more impactful and sustainable difference in the lives of those we serve. 
My fellow Rotarians a happy and fruitful rotary year, let’s go to work and do what we do best ”Service above Self”.
 
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Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 27, 2017
2017-2018 Rotary Club of Antigua President Diana Browne
 
St. John’s Antigua, June 25, 2017 – The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) held its annual Handover Dinner on Saturday 23rd June at East restaurant at the Carlisle Bay Hotel.  The event was a wonderful mix of festive cheer, a summation of the past year’s community service projects and a call out for even greater performance of Rotary Projects by the new incoming President and Board.
RC Antigua Sundown Welcomes New Club President Sean Paddy 2017-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 22, 2017
 
 
Rotary International was excited to reveal a new public image campaign, People of Action, at this year’s Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. As Rotarians from all over the world came to Atlanta, they experienced and learnt about this global campaign for the first time at the convention, held at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, 10-14 June 2017.
Unveiling People of Action Campaign Sean Paddy 2017-06-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 20, 2017
A healthy nation is a growing nation.  
 
Recognizing that practicing a healthy lifestyle starts with the youth, in June 2017, RC Antigua initiated a partnership with the Medical Benefits Board and Mt. St. John Medical Centre and offered one hundred and twenty-three (123) students from the Five Islands Primary School the opportunity for BMI Screening and Blood Sugar Level Testing.
RC Antigua: BMI Screeing & Blood Sugar Level Testing Sean Paddy 2017-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 18, 2017
 
Actor and philanthropist Ashton Kutcher took the stage at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, to address a major human rights issue: human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Kutcher, who rose to fame in the early 2000s with a series of hit film and television roles, is co-founder of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, an organization that combats human trafficking and the conditions that enable it. Trafficking in humans takes many forms but includes forced labor and sex slavery. It is among the world’s largest illicit trades, with many of the transactions happening online.
 
Ashton Kutcher & Rotary Address The Global Scourge Of Human Trafficking Sean Paddy 2017-06-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 16, 2017
 
At the 2017 Rotary International Convention, global leaders and key donors affirm their commitment to ending polio. With polio on the brink of eradication, nations from around the world and key donors pledged more than $1 billion on Monday to energize the global fight to end the paralyzing disease.
$1.2 Billion Pledge To End Polio Sean Paddy 2017-06-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 13, 2017
 
Bill Gates, speaking on 12 June at the Rotary International Convention, highlighted the extraordinary progress that’s been made toward a polio-free world, along with challenges ahead.  Speaking at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Gates reminded the audience of more than 22,000 attendees, who were given LED bracelets to wear, that the effort must continue and be strengthened before polio cases can be reduced to zero. 
Bill Gates Outlines Final Push To End Polio Sean Paddy 2017-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 09, 2017
 
For more than a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have been developing leaders in peace and conflict prevention and resolution. But that program isn’t Rotary’s only contribution to a more peaceful world. Every time Rotary members provide clean water and sanitation, support basic education, grow local economies, or stop the spread of infectious diseases, they’re building peace.
 
2017 Peace Conference Celebrates All of Rotary's Contributions to Peace Sean Paddy 2017-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 23, 2017
For most of us being able to hear and see properly is taken for granted. This is not so for over 360 million people who have disabling hearing loss. Out of these, 32 million are children. The Starkey Foundation’s goal is to help these people. After an initial presentation to the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia earlier in the Rotary year it was Saint Lucia’s turn to be added to the list of countries receiving assistance.
 
 
RC St. Lucia Teams Up With The Starkey Hearing Foundation Sean Paddy 2017-05-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 19, 2017

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

In response to feedback from Rotary clubs around the world, RI wants to let clubs know about an important change that may affect their annual respective Rotary membership number. This change will ensure that all 2016-17 membership achievements are accurately recorded and that a club’s July invoice reflects the correct membership at the beginning of the new Rotary year.
Changes On How Membership Numbers Are Counted Sean Paddy 2017-05-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 17, 2017
 
Rotary is working with Google’s virtual reality team to offer an experience that showcases the impact of compassion to a global audience.  Rotary is producing a three-minute virtual reality film that emphasizes the two themes of polio and peace, and how Rotary’s work to eradicate the disease is increasing stability across the world. 
Rotary Uses Virtual Reality To Inspire Others Sean Paddy 2017-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 15, 2017
 
To celebrate its 100th year, The Rotary Foundation is recognizing 20 global grants that are sustainable, align with one of Rotary’s areas of focus and were designed in cooperation with the community to address a real need. The Rotarians who helped bring these projects to life share advice. What makes a great project?
Tips For A Successful Rotary Project Sean Paddy 2017-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
RC Antigua Sundown Raises Over $20,000 At 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Sean Paddy 2017-05-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 08, 2017
 
The new Grant Center provides a wealth of new and improved information on how best to access and contribute to grants. The updated guide How to Use the Grant Center now includes information about authorizing a global grant application, adding bank account information, and reporting on a global grant.
TRF - 2017 Grant Updates Sean Paddy 2017-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Sustainable Projects Earn Top Rotaract Honors Sean Paddy 2017-05-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 04, 2017

There is a long standing relationship between Rotary and the Babonneau Secondary School in Saint Lucia. With the support of Principal Felinor, the Babonneau Secondary School has for many years had an Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gros Islet. On Saturday 27th April 2017, this long friendship led to another visit by the US based travel professionals from Beachbum Vacations who arrived this time loaded with suitcases containing sporting goods and educational supplies for the school.
RC St. Lucia Donates To Babonneau Secondary School Sean Paddy 2017-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
RC Antigua Sundown & The Caribbean Event Donate Computers To Cobbs Cross Primary School Sean Paddy 2017-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 01, 2017

The Dunnottar School is a special place for differently-abled children and young adults. Over the years, finding sufficient funding has been an ongoing challenge and the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia and the Rotaract Club of Saint Lucia have for some time cooperated on various projects to assist the school. In 2017, RC St. Lucia teamed up with Beachbum Vacations, a US based travel company and their charity arm Beachbum Cares to aid Dunnottar.
RC St. Lucia Supports Dunnottar School Sean Paddy 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 22, 2017
https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-rv-tour-hits-west-coast
 
How can a road trip inspire engagement with Rotary? Ask the group of Rotary members and Rotaractors who traveled 2,400 miles across the West Coast to spread the word about Rotary’s good work. Over two weeks they stopped for service projects in five states and, along the way, illustrated the value of hands-on service and community partnerships.
Driven To Serve Sean Paddy 2017-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 19, 2017
 
How do you communicate with your community about your club? Are prospective members hearing about who you are and what you do? A great first impression increases clubs’ chances of getting new members. If your club is looking to increase membership and/or promote its unique culture, events, and service projects, you can customize a club brochure and edit the content or upload your own photos to make a distinctive promotional pamphlet.
Promote Your Club With New Rotary Resources Sean Paddy 2017-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 18, 2017
 
As one of the signature community projects of the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia, the 28th Annual Anti-Drug Youth Camp took place 14th-17th April 2017 and was a great success.  In cooperation with several non-governmental organizations, the Police Service, and the Ministries of Education and Family Services, approximately 60 young girls and boys attended and participated over the four days.
RC St. Lucia: 28th Annual Anti-Drug Youth Camp Sean Paddy 2017-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 16, 2017
 
Are you ready for the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta? Have your registered, paid and made arrangements for accommodations? District 7030 is well on its way to be being well represented...you should join those already set to go. There is still time to register and to help motivate you, we've included a list of events and scheduled highlights.
 
2017 International Convention - Atlanta - Guide & Updates Sean Paddy 2017-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 14, 2017

In order to increase awareness and giving to PolioPlus Rotary is rolling out a new Social Media campaign to coincide with the End Polio Now torch arriving at the International Convention in June. The torches were started as a project of the Rotary Club of Madras who has overseen the travel through multiple countries, clubs, and the past two International Conventions, raising awareness and funds to end polio. This year the torch will travel from Madras to Chattanooga (home of President John Germ). This is where the 100 mile relay, to coincide with the 100 year Foundation celebration, will start. It will culminate Saturday morning at the Grand Opening of the House of Friendship in Atlanta.
End Polio Now - Zero Cases - Pass The Torch ! Sean Paddy 2017-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 11, 2017
On Saturday 8th April 2017, Rotary Club of Antigua was happy to host an Easter Fair at the Rotary House on Nugent Avenue and bring Easter cheer to 150 children of the Grays/Green, Five Islands and Golden Grove Communities.
RC Antigua Brings Easter Cheer Sean Paddy 2017-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 10, 2017
L to R: Club Presidents Tessa Solomon, Debbie Roopchand, Ramnarine Rampersad,
Michelle Ramnarine, DG Roger Bose and Club President Michael Ibrahim
 
On Wednesday 22nd March 2017. the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted its 4th joint meeting for the Rotary year. On this occasion, the Rotary Clubs of Penal, Point Fortin, Chaguanas and Felicity/Charlieville all partnered together. The evening opened with a live rendition of the National Anthem by Kyle Ali on the steelpan and a warm welcome by host President Debbie Roopchand to all present.
RC Princes Town: Joint Meeting, Induction And Special Speaker Sean Paddy 2017-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 09, 2017
 
When Rotary International introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They wanted a tool that was more robust, faster to use, and easier to navigate. It was time for an upgrade.
Rotary Club Central Is Getting A Big Upgrade In 2017 Sean Paddy 2017-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 07, 2017
 
Basseterre, St. Kitts,  6 April 2017 – After a 2 year hiatus the Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) Talent Search Competition for Primary and High Schools was brought back to be included in the Club’s Programme of Activities for the current Rotary Year, which runs from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. It was excitement galore when the talents of the children and teenagers were unveiled at the Finals of the Competition at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium on the evening of Wednesday, 5 April 2017!
RC Liamuiga: Talent Search Competition Returns With A Bang Sean Paddy 2017-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 06, 2017

St. John’s Antigua, 7th April 2017 – President of the Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS), Herald Rolland announced the continuation of the ‘Tennis with Samantha” Program at a recently held award ceremony for the tennis program for children with intellectual disabilities. “This experience has been very valuable,” said Mr. Rolland, RCAS President. “I think our club knew very early that this was a program we wanted to continue because we knew how important this activity was to these children.”
RC Antigua Sundown: Awards To Children In Tennis Program Sean Paddy 2017-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 03, 2017
 
St. John’s Antigua, 4th April 4 2017 – The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) recently hosted its 4th Annual Autism Awareness Walk. Approximately 700 participants registered for the walk and over fifteen-thousand and counting raised.
RC Antigua Sundown: Big Turnout For Autism Awareness Walk Sean Paddy 2017-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 01, 2017
 
On Saturday 1st April 2016, RC Antigua's Book Reading & Book In A Bag Competition was held at the Multipurpose Centre, Perry Bay Drive Antigua. The winner of the Book Reading Competition was Neequanie Parillon from the Five Islands School, with Dejarnie Fredericks from golden Grove Primary School and Malique Farrell from the Five Islands Primary School winning the Book In A Bag Competition.
RC Antigua: Book Reading And Book In A Bag Competition Sean Paddy 2017-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
RC St. Lucia: Interact Club of St Mary’s College Pinning Ceremony Sean Paddy 2017-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 29, 2017

On Friday 03rd March 2017, the second session of dental screening facilitated by the Rotary Club of Princes Town for members of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago ("the Society") took place at the Special Needs Clinic of the UWI Dental School at Mount Hope – a clinic specially equipped and staffed to cater for the needs of patients with special needs.
RC Princes Town: Further Dental Screening For Cerebral Palsy Patients Sean Paddy 2017-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 28, 2017
 
St. John’s, Antigua – The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) recently completed their School Backup Water Supply project. With the installation of these systems, there is now a constant clean water supply available in the schools and the final phase of the project was carried out at the Holy Trinity Primary School in Barbuda.
RC Antigua Sundown Provides Backup Water Supply To Schools Sean Paddy 2017-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 26, 2017
 
On Sunday 26th March 2017, the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted its 17th Annual Golf tournament at Petrotrin's Golf Course, Pointe-a-Pierre. Registration opened at 8:00 am during which time breakfast was served and at 9:30 a.m. the 41 teams who participated set of on the golf course to a full day of golf. By the close of the afternoon players the were in high spirits as they enjoyed an early dinner and drinks prior to the prize giving ceremony.
RC Princes Town: 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Sean Paddy 2017-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
2017 D7030 PETS & Conference - Trinidad - Updates Sean Paddy 2017-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
2017 International Convenion - Atlanta - A Request From RI Zone 33/34 Director Joe Mulkerrin Sean Paddy 2017-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Calling All Youth Leadership All-Stars For Youth Service Month Sean Paddy 2017-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 15, 2017
Children getting drinking water
 
In response to survey results, Rotary International has been working to improve the learning experience for club leaders. First, the September mailing of club officer manuals to district governors-elect will move to July this year. The manual Lead Your Club: President will be the only club resource mailed. Other resources will be emailed or appear online.
2017 Change In Club Leadership Resources Sean Paddy 2017-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 12, 2017
 
The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The aim is to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas.
TRF Scholarships Available For Advanced Training In Water Solutions Sean Paddy 2017-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
2017 International Convention - Atlanta - Volunteers Needed Sean Paddy 2017-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 09, 2017
What motivates everyday women to do extraordinary things — to positively change the lives of people halfway around the world while inspiring so many folks at home? Three Rotary members answered that question at a celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by the World Bank at its Washington, D.C., headquarters 8 March. 
2017 International Women's Day - Women In Rotary Sean Paddy 2017-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 08, 2017
 
Have you experienced the newly updated End Polio Now website? It’s been completely revamped to include vibrant images, improved navigation, and, thanks to your feedback, an enhanced Resource Center. Get the latest polio news; download tools to help you advocate, fund raise, and educate about polio eradication; and make a contribution at the new EndPolio.org.
The New EndPolio.org Sean Paddy 2017-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 06, 2017
 
Bill Gates will be the keynote speaker at Rotary International's 108th international convention this summer in Atlanta.
Atlanta is preparing to host Rotary’s international convention from June 10 to 14. Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be one among a lineup of world-class speakers. The Gates Foundation and Rotary International have an ongoing match of 2:1 to support polio eradication efforts up to $35 million a year.
2017 International Convention - Atlanta - Keynote Speaker Sean Paddy 2017-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 05, 2017
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Join the world’s largest service event, Global Youth Service Day!
This 21-23 April, young leaders from around the world will come together for the largest service event in the world, Global Youth Service Day. Show how Interact and Rotaract clubs around the world contribute to this year’s theme of Youth-led Solutions to Real World Problems. Utilize the GYSD learning center to plan a project, post it on the global map, and promote it on social media with #GYSD
 
2017 Global Youth Service Day Sean Paddy 2017-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 03, 2017

Dunnottar is a school for differently-abled children and young adults located in Castries, St. Lucia. For over 20 years the Rotary and the Rotaract Clubs of Saint Lucia have assisted the school in different ways ranging from furnishing classrooms to hosting the all almost 100 students for lunch once a year.
Saint Lucia Rotaract and Rotary Clubs Team Up To Assist Dunnottar School Sean Paddy 2017-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 01, 2017
 
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 was a very special afternoon for the Rotary Club of Princes Town. The Club hosted its third joint meeting for the Rotary year, partnering with the Rotary Clubs of San Fernando and St. Augustine for an afternoon of Rotary fellowship where the Clubs celebrated the induction of new members and benefited from the educational and informative feature address delivered by Independent Senator Taurel Shrikissoon.
RC Princes Town: Special Meeting Sean Paddy 2017-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 27, 2017

The Rotary Club of Antigua in partnership with the Belleview Breakfast Rotary Club of Washington State is in its tenth (10th) year of conducting the Computer for the World Project which started in 2008. In this project a team of Rotarians headed by Mr. John Martinka of the Belleview Breakfast Rotary Club along with and a team of Cisco Systems IT Students and Teachers headed by Mr. Jeff Mason from the Newport High School in Belleview, Washington State have been coming to Antigua & Barbuda and have been installing computers in Government and Private Schools as a donation to the Ministry of Education for the Students of Antigua & Barbuda.
RC Antigua: Computer For The World Project Sean Paddy 2017-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 25, 2017
For the second year, the Rotary Club of Schoelcher hosted a costume race, the profits from which are used for collaborative project with associations fighting against the DYS troubles. This year, this initiative called "Schoelcher Carnival Run" took on a whole new dimension.
RC Schoelcher Carnival Run – 2nd Edition Sean Paddy 2017-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 24, 2017
 
The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia continued its 50th Anniversary celebrations with it’s Wine and Cheese Fiesta. The event in it’s 15th year was held under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy - Governor General, Paul Harris Fellow and Honorary Rotarian. It took place on the lawn of Government House overlooking Saint Lucia’s capital city Castries where Caribbean chattel houses were set up with lights to accommodate the various gourmet food offerings.
RC St. Lucia 50th Anniversary Wine & Cheese Fiesta Sean Paddy 2017-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean.Paddy on Feb 22, 2017
Members of Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown, Rotary Club of Antigua and Rotaract Club of Antigua
 
 
St. John’s Antigua, February 21, 2017 – The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS), Rotary Club of Antigua (RCA) and Rotaract Club of Antigua recently marked 112 years of the founding of Rotary and celebrated World Peace & Understanding Day at a church service at the Spring Gardens Moravian Church. 
Antigua Rotary Clubs Celebrate 112th Anniversary of Rotary and World Peace & Understanding Day Sean.Paddy 2017-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 21, 2017
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Rotaract is an international organization of young professionals and students ages 18 to 30 that are committed to service and leadership in their communities and abroad. Established in 1968 by Rotary International, Rotaract is a global network of young people who are changing the world with clubs in over 170 countries. This World Rotaract Week, 13-19 March, join the global movement of young leaders in action! To celebrate 49 years of Rotaract let’s do what we do be best – take action!
 
2017 World Rotaract Week Sean Paddy 2017-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 20, 2017
 
On the 17th February 2017, in pursuing the goal of securing dental treatment for members of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Society”), the Rotary Club of Princes Town (“the Club”) successfully partnered with the U.W.I. School of Dentistry and facilitated the screening of 15 members of the Society at its Special Needs Clinic in Mount Hope. This screening exercise was made possible through the willing co-operation and involvement of the Dental School.
RC Princes Town: Free Dental Screening For Cerebral Palsy Patients Sean Paddy 2017-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 19, 2017

Equip your club leaders with a new resource that they and their members can use to promote Rotary’s values, history, and membership benefits. Download the Discover Rotary presentation, available in regional versions, from the Membership page of My Rotary. Use this PowerPoint at to introduce Rotary to the public, including prospective member members.           
 
New RI Resources & Upcoming Webinars Sean Paddy 2017-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 17, 2017
 
It’s a new year with new deadlines for RI awards. The Significant Achievement Award recognizes clubs in a district whose project has addressed a significant problem or need in the community. One club per district can be nominated each year. Projects completed outside of the club’s country are not eligible. The deadline for nominations, made by district governors, is 15 March.
2017 RI Awards - Upcoming Deadlines Sean Paddy 2017-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 15, 2017
 
For a second year, the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia is sponsoring two (2) young Interactors to participate in the Model United Nations debate in Trinidad. Members of the Interact Club at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College - Ms. Onella Zephrin and Ms Centaine Joseph - have been selected to represent the Saint Lucia Rotary family and will once again be accompanied by Interact Coordinator and teacher at Saint Mary’s College Ms. Jessima Cooper.
St. Lucia Interactors Prepare for Model United Nations Debate Sean Paddy 2017-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Multiple Service Projects in January From T&T South Clubs Sean Paddy 2017-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 10, 2017
 
Basseterre, St Kitts – The Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) has long been a leader in foot care management, providing specialist training in the care of the diabetic foot by the International Diabetic Federation (IDF) to medical staff throughout The Federation. Between January 30 and February 2, 2017, along with its graduating Class of 2017, the North American School of Podology (NASP) offered a unique, FREE four-day foot care clinic to help Kittitians and Nevisians with skin and nail related foot problems.
Hundreds Receive Free Foot Care Thanks To RC Liamuiga Sean Paddy 2017-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 07, 2017
 
In an official ceremony held at St. Joseph’s Convent on Friday 3rd February 2017, ninety-seven (97) new Interactors from Castries Comprehensive Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Convent were officially pinned and inducted into Interact.
RC Saint Lucia Inducts Ninety-Seven New Interactors Sean Paddy 2017-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
RC Paramaribo Residence: Restoration of Tamara Children's Foundation Centre Sean Paddy 2017-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 03, 2017
 
Learn about the new Grant Center: In December, Rotary debuted the new Grant Center, which features both a new look and a streamlined grant application. You can learn more about the new system in How to Use the Grant Center. In April, RI will also host a webinar to introduce new users to the Grant Center.

 
Rotary Giving & Grants: New Grant Center Sean Paddy 2017-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
RC Antigua Sundown Funds Recreational Tennis Program for Children With Intellectual Disabilities Sean Paddy 2017-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 28, 2017
IPPC Polio Funding
 
EVANSTON, Ill. (17 January 2017) — Rotary today announced another US $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organization’s contribution to US $140 million since January 2016.
 
 
Rotary Announces US $35 Million To Support A Polio-Free World Sean Paddy 2017-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean paddy on Jan 27, 2017
 
Did you know that Rotary International receives inquiries from approximately 800-1,000 prospective members worldwide each week? RI gathers their information, forwards it to Rotary districts, and asks the districts to match the potential members with clubs. But only a few clubs used these leads to increase their membership in 2015-16. These prospective members are an untapped resource that can help clubs reach their membership goals this year.
Tapping Into Rotary’s Membership Resources Sean paddy 2017-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 26, 2017
Rotary Service Connections | English
 
As part of Rotary’s guiding principles and the Avenues of Service, Vocational Service calls on Rotarians to empower others by using their unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new vocational opportunities and interests. While January is Rotary’s Vocational Service Month and an excellent time to reflect on how your club and district implement the concept of Vocational Service, its never too late and there is never a wrong time for your club to start a new Vocational Service project.
Bringing Vocational Service To Life Sean Paddy 2017-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 25, 2017
 
 
 
Castries, St. Lucia — On Friday January 20, 2017,  the Interact Club at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) was officially chartered and the charter members received their pins from their sponsor - the Rotary Club of St. Lucia. With 85 members strong, this, the 5th Interact Club sponsored by the RC Saint Lucia, is also the largest.
RC Saint Lucia Charters 5th Interact Club At Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Sean Paddy 2017-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Interact Video Awards Inspire Action On Global Issues Sean Paddy 2017-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 21, 2017
 
At the recently concluded 2017 International Assembly, RI President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley urged incoming district leaders to seek gender and age parity and protect the environment in announcing the 2017-18 presidential theme Rotary: Making a Difference. “We know that we can do more together than we could ever do alone. I ask you to keep that spirit of teamwork and cooperation always in your minds and to take it back with you to your districts.”
Riseley Announces 2017-2018 RI Presidential Theme - "Rotary: Making A Difference" Sean Paddy 2017-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 19, 2017
Basseterre, St Kitts: The Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) has long been a leader in foot care management, providing specialist training in the care of the diabetic foot by the International Diabetic Federation (IDF) to medical staff throughout The Federation.  In keeping with this focus RCL, together with the North American School of Podology (NASP), is organizing a dynamic group of 48 dedicated aestheticians and pedicurists to provide FREE foot care service in The Federation.
RC Liamuiga Set To Host Free Foot Care Clinic Sean Paddy 2017-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 18, 2017
Children getting drinking water
 
It’s a new year, and here’s something you can resolve to do for your club and for Rotary in 2017...Think about the last time someone gave you a “word-of-mouth referral” that influenced your decision to do something. Maybe a friend shared a new favorite restaurant over Facebook, or your neighbor recommended a plumber. Or maybe it was that friendly suggestion to come along to a Rotary club meeting that got you involved in Rotary in the first place. Regardless, you probably acted on the referral, in part, because it came from someone you trust! If you’re passionate about Rotary, District 7030 encourages you this year to become an ambassador for your own club — and more importantly for Rotary — by using your “word-of-mouth referral” power.
Stand Up And Be An Ambassador For Rotary Sean Paddy 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 17, 2017
The Rotary Clubs in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis are super excited to welcome the youth from around District 7030 to RYLA 2017. This year promises a dynamic curriculum that includes a range of insightful, thought-provoking and motivating topics, to be delivered in a mix of interactive and stimulating plenary and group sessions! We know you can’t wait to attend so here a few need-to-know tidbits to help you make the best of your RYLA experience...
2017 D7030 RYLA Announcement Sean Paddy 2017-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 16, 2017
Membership
 
As a measure of your club adopting some of the new flexible policies regarding membership from Rotary International, learn how the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Victoria - the first Rotary Club chartered in Australia - introduced corporate membership into its regular routines in 2011, the pros and cons debated, and the consequences that precipitated since.
RC Melbourne: Corporate Membership - What Has Worked & What Hasn’t Sean Paddy 2017-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 14, 2017
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Show Us Your Best Shot

Do you have a great shot from a club project or fundraiser? Did you capture a memorable moment at the convention or during an international trip? Enter your images in The Rotarian's 2017 photo contest and you might see them in the pages of the magazine.
The 2017 Rotarian Photo Contest Sean Paddy 2017-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 13, 2017
 
RC Schoelcher is organizing the 2nd annual Schoelcher Carnival Run on Saturday 11th February at 3pm on Madiana Beach, Martinique. Once again, the event aims to raise awareness among the general public about DYS (dyslexia, dysphasia, etc.) and other learning disabilities.
Le Rotary Club de Schoelcher organise sa 2ème édition de la Schoelcher Carnival Run, le Samedi 11 Février à 15h sur la plage de Madiana. Comme pour la 1ère année, cette course a pour but de sensibiliser le grand public aux DYS (dyslexie, dysphasie...). 
2017 Schoelcher Carnival Run Sean Paddy 2017-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 12, 2017

In recognition and celebration of Rotary Foundation's Centennial, Zone 34 and the other zones across the world, have launched a new video promotion. All Rotarians are asked to participate and send in a video vignette telling their Rotary story. All submissions will be posted and shared online.
2017 Zone 34 100/100/100 Video Contest Sean Paddy 2017-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 10, 2017
 
Discover how your club can use the new club flexibility policies of Rotary International to adapt your club experience to fit the needs of your members and attract new ones. The policies allow clubs great latitude in deciding when, where, and how you meet.
How Can Flexibility Help Your Club? Sean Paddy 2017-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 08, 2017
 
For several decades, the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia has provided a Christmas lunch to the less fortunate and indigent of the island, including those living in shelters and often under homeless circumstances. Traditionally held on the day after New Year’s, this example of meaningful and relevant community service serves as a shining example to the rest of the District.
RC St. Lucia: New Year's Lunch & Food Drive For Homeless Citizens Sean Paddy 2017-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 06, 2017
2016-17 ROPA
 
Nominate A Project For A Rotaract Outstanding Project Award
 
Every year, Rotaract clubs around the world change lives. Rotaractors develop innovative solutions to community problems. Tell us about your Rotaract club’s best local or international service project from the past year. We’ll share your success with the world and inspire others to take action.
2016-17 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards Sean Paddy 2017-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 04, 2017
 
Are you ready for the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta? Have your registered, paid and made arrangements for accommodations? Our District is well on its way to be being well represented...you should join those already set to go. Click here for more information on the Atlanta Convention
2017 International Convention – Atlanta – Updates Sean Paddy 2017-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 02, 2017
 
If you haven’t visited Rotary.org recently, you’re missing out!
 
In January, visitors to Rotary.org will discover a new, contemporary site that tells Rotary’s story in a fresh and exciting way. It’s the first step in a two-part process to refresh our entire website: first the public site, Rotary.org, and then My Rotary. Additionally, RI is pleased to announce the debut of the new Grant Center, formerly known as the grant application tool.
The New Rotary.org & Grant Center Sean Paddy 2017-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 31, 2016
 
It's Official!! The ABC Islands have joined District 7030!! 
As of January 1st, 2017, the culmination of a process that began several years ago is now upon us. It is very rare for a District to “adopt” 3 new countries and 4 new clubs into its fold, but that’s exactly the event about which District 7030 is so ecstatic.
D7030 Officially Welcomes The ABC Clubs Sean Paddy 2017-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 28, 2016
 
 
On 19th December 2016, the long standing St. Lucia Rotary tradition of hosting a Children's Christmas party for primary school kids continued in Augier, in south Saint Lucia. Once again members of the St. Lucia Rotary and Rotaract Clubs teamed up to deliver Christmas cheers to school children who were engaged in singing and playing before Santa Claus delivered presents to each of the 88 students.
RC St. Lucia: 2016 Children's Christmas Treat Sean Paddy 2016-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 25, 2016
The early registration deadline for RYLA 2017 is quickly approaching <January 11th 2017>. Clubs are encouraged to register their participants as soon as possible to take advantage of the discounted price. Please remember this year's age range of 14-30 when selecting your participants from Rotaract and Interact.
2017 D7030 RYLA Update Sean Paddy 2016-12-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 21, 2016
 
On Thursday 15th December 2016, the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted a 3-hour Christmas concert at the Triangle, Princes Town. The concert started a little after 4:00 p.m. and President Debbie Roopchand who chaired the concert spoke of the Club’s delight in being able to put together the show at no cost to the members of the public in an effort to bring them Christmas cheer.
RC Princes Town: Bringing Christmas Cheer to Princes Town Sean Paddy 2016-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 18, 2016
 
On 14th December 2016, RC Remire Montjoly held its annual Arbre de Noël event which consists of distributing gifts and a cheer to the children of a school French Guiana. 
« Arbre de Noël »  du ROTARY CLUB de REMIRE MONTJOLY (Guyane Française) du 14 décembre 2016. Cette action qui est reproduite chaque année consiste à distribuer de cadeaux et un gouter aux enfants d’une école de la commune de REMIRE MONTJOLY (Guyane Française).
 
RC Remire Montjoly: Arbre de Noël Sean Paddy 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 14, 2016
 
During his official visit to Saint Lucia in November 2016,  His Royal Highness, Prince Harry of Wales, met with 8 local community organizations, including a group comprised of over 30 Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors.
HRH Prince Harry Visits With Rotarians In St. Lucia Sean Paddy 2016-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 11, 2016
 
For the third consecutive year the Rotary Club of Maracas/St. Joseph (RCMSJ), in partnership with the Interact Clubs of Hillview College and St. Joseph Convent, St. Joseph, was host to an exquisite Christmas Style Gala Luncheon for the Senior Citizens of the Maracas, St. Joseph community. The event was held on Dec 10th 2016 at the Maracas Valley Community Center and was favourably supported by several Community Councils in the Valley namely the Lluengo Community Council, Acono Community Council, Maracas Valley Community Council and the La Seiva Community Council, to this end they were all equally responsible for inviting the Seniors Citizens and ensuring maximum participation and attendance to the event.
RC Maracas/St. Joseph: Maracas Valley Community Center Seniors Luncheon Sean Paddy 2016-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 09, 2016
 
On December 7, 2016 the library at the Micoud Secondary School was officially opened providing the nearly 700 students with a beautiful, modern, fully-stocked resource of the newest and best in reference, fiction, and non-fiction titles.
RC St. Lucia: New Library For Micoud Secondary School Sean Paddy 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 08, 2016
Peace Corps Volunteer Anthony Skow (middle front) attached to the Bagotville Primary poses with the participants
 
During late November 2016, the Rotary Club of Stabroek partnered with the Peace Corps Guyana to host Bagotville's first CAMP BRO project at the Bagotville Community Centre. The concept of Camp Bro developed by Peace Corps Guyana is a project to develop character in young boys and was initially implemented as a one day camp for boys aged 9 to 14 year old and geared to make significant impact in their social lives.
RC Stabroek: Boys Camp In Bagotville Sean Paddy 2016-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 07, 2016
 
On 4th December 2016, on a small playing field in Moruga, Trinidad, the Rotary Club of Princes Town conducted its annual Christmas treat at Samuel Cooper Trace.  The Club distributed toys and treat bags to 191 children and hampers to 12 residents. 
RC Princes Town Christmas Cheer Sean Paddy 2016-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
2017 RYLA Announced Sean Paddy 2016-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Nov 30, 2016
 
On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, at a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Pointe-a-Pierre and with District Governor Roger Bose in attendance, the Rotary Club of Princes Town awarded a total of TT $75,000 (over US $11,000) to 9 students towards assisting them in pursuing their tertiary level studies. The students were past students of schools which fall under the Club’s jurisdiction - Biche High School, Tableland High School, Moruga Secondary School, Princes Town West Secondary School, Cowen Hamilton Secondary School and St. Stephen's College.
RC Princes Town Grants TT $75K In Student Scholarships Sean Paddy 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Nov 28, 2016
November 29th, 2016 is carded as Rotary's 'Give Back Tuesday' - a day we as Rotarians should all take account of our contributions to the The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and the work it does. To end the TRF month of November, PDG David Edwards – District 7030 TRF Fundraising Chair – has produced some inspiring and relevant information on contributing towards TRF. Many Rotarians may not be aware of how the TRF systems work either at an international or district level and are encouraged to review the material herein.
2016 Give Back Tuesday – An End to TRF Month Sean Paddy 2016-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Nov 27, 2016
 
On Friday 25th November, the first Interact Club of Aruba was installed!! A total of 21 members were pinned by former Rotary International Director Mrs. Julia Phelps. The Interact Club of Aruba was chartered on October 3rd, 2016.
First Interact Club of Aruba Chartered &amp; Installed Sean Paddy 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Nov 24, 2016
 
The Rotary Club of Aruba, together with other service clubs on Aruba, has donated the necessary funds to the foundation FAVI (Fundacion Arubano die esnan Visualmente Incapacita) in order to acquire a new bus. President Stanley Looman (second from left) was present at the delivery of this new bus. FAVI is a foundation that helps and guides the visually impaired and the blind.
RC Aruba Donates New Bus To FAVI Sean Paddy 2016-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
2017 International Convention – Atlanta – Register Now Sean Paddy 2016-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Named World's Outstanding Foundation For 2016 Sean Paddy 2016-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Nov 14, 2016

INSTANT

GRATIFICATION

Online Giving Benefits You and The Rotary Foundation
If you’ve ever waited … and waited … and waited for a check to arrive by mail, you know how excruciating it can be. Worse yet is when the check never arrives, lost in transit or delivered to the wrong address. One of the benefits of online charitable giving is that the wait time is virtually eliminated: You receive confirmation of the donation immediately and the nonprofit can start using your gift more quickly. Not surprisingly, the practice is growing.
Instant Gratification: Online Giving Benefits You &amp; TRF Sean Paddy 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Nov 10, 2016
November is Rotary Foundation Month. In District 7030, District Rotary Foundation Chair, PDG Hervé Honoré, would like D7030 Club and Rotarians to take a few minutes and genuinely reflect on what the Foundation really means...to them...to their club...to their community...and to the world.
The Rotary Foundation &amp; District 7030 Sean Paddy 2016-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Nov 06, 2016
 
On Saturday 5th November 2016, under the leadership of President Debbie Roopchand, RC Princes Town continued to strive to fulfill this year's theme of "Rotary Serving Humanity" by conducting its third distribution of basic monthly supplies to the children of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago.
RC Princes Town: Continuing Work With The Cerebral Palsy Society of T&amp;T Sean Paddy 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Interact Club of Princes Town: Beach Cleanup Sean Paddy 2016-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Nov 04, 2016
 
In October 2016, RC Princes Town set the bar in celebrating Diwali - the Hindu festival of lights - in the best Rotary traditions and demonstrated to other clubs in the District how to best work alongside and support your community.
RC Princes Town: Diwali Celebrations Sean Paddy 2016-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Nov 02, 2016
 
Basseterre, St. Kitts; 3 Nov 2016 – With consecutive correct spelling of the words “APOCALYPSE” and “DIAPHRAGM,” Miss Malika Benjamin of the St. Kitts Seventh Day Adventist Primary School outlasted the 18 other competitors to emerge as the Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) 2016 Primary School Spelling Bee Champion. In the process, Malika helped her school repeat as RCL Spelling Bee Champions at the Competition held at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) on Thursday, 27 October 2016. 
RC Liamuiga: Annual Rotary Primary School Spelling Bee Sean Paddy 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 31, 2016
 
The 2016 Council on Legislation may well be remembered as one of the most progressive in Rotary history. Not only did this Council grant clubs more freedom in determining their meeting schedule and membership, it also approved an increase in per capita dues of $4 a year for three years. The increase will be used to enhance Rotary’s website, improve online tools, and add programs and services to help clubs increase membership. The RI Board put forth two proposals that increase flexibility. The first measure allows clubs to decide to vary their meeting times, whether to meet online or in person, and when to cancel a meeting, as long as they meet at least twice a month. The second allows clubs flexibility in choosing their membership rules and requirements. Both passed. Representatives also approved removing six membership criteria from the RI Constitution and replacing them with a simple requirement that a member be a person of good character who has a good reputation in their business or community and is willing to serve the community.
2016 COL Decisions: A Quick Video Review Sean Paddy 2016-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 29, 2016
2016 Interact Video Awards
Interactors, Rotary wants you to show the world your club in action for the 8th annual Interact Video Awards! The “Best Video” will be awarded US$500 toward their next service project. Create a video that shows how Interactors have fun while making a difference and be recognized.
Submit A Video Now For The 2016 Interact Video Awards Sean Paddy 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 27, 2016
Photo – (L) Siman Jallow KCL Rep. and Herald Rolland RCAS President
 
St. John’s Antigua, October 28, 2016 – Kennedy’s Club Ltd. (KCL) recently donated over Twenty-Thousand Eastern Caribbean Dollars (US $8253) towards the "Signature Fete" - one of Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown’s largest annual fundraisers. The fete which will be held at the Antigua Athletic Club will take place on December 10th, 2016.
RC Antigua Sundown Receives Major Sponsorship For Signature Fete Sean Paddy 2016-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 25, 2016
 
How close are we to ending polio? Watch an update on Rotary's progress toward creating a polio-free world. Top global health experts and Rotary's polio ambassadors gathered at the headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on World Polio Day, 24 October, to hail progress made by Rotary and its partners. For more info:  EndPolioNow 
World Polio Day 2016 Review Sean Paddy 2016-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 24, 2016

On Sunday 16th October 2016, the Rotary Club of San Fernando hosted its first Medical Outreach for the Rotary year at the Williamsville Community Center. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, doctors and nurses accommodated about 90 individuals from the area, running several common health tests and general checkups on all present.
RC San Fernando: Williamsville Medical Outreach Programme Sean Paddy 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 22, 2016
 
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 18,000 clubs in over 150 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Over 400,000 young people are involved in Interact. From 31 October to 6 November, Show the world how your Interact Club makes a difference in your local community...
2016 World Interact Week Sean Paddy 2016-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean paddy on Oct 21, 2016
CR and Social Media
Does your club make effective use of social media? Social media has revolutionized the way we connect with our friends, family and acquaintances in our network. Through their pictures and online posts, we can tap into their likes and dislikes, which effectively can have an impact on you. It has become a portal of advocacy - a way to get the word out, and often, we even see viral trends. It isn't as simple as just having a presence however. 
Tactical Ways To Use Social Media To Promote Rotary Sean paddy 2016-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 18, 2016
 
At the 2016 Zone 33/34 Institute which took place from 13th thru 16th October 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, District 7030 was recognized for having contributed more than twenty percent (20%) of its District Designated Fund to END POLIO NOW (the Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus Program) during the 2015-2016 Rotary year. Immediate Past District Governor Milton Inniss received the certificate on behalf of the District with DG Roger Bose, DGE Waddy Sowma and many other Past District Governors attending the event and representing D7030 to the fullest.
D7030 Recognized At 2016 Zone Institute Sean Paddy 2016-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 16, 2016
 
Basseterre, St. Kitts:  13 October 2016 – As part of the Dental Health Week of Activities, the St. Kitts and Nevis Dental Unit in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) and the Ministry of Education hosted the Inaugural Primary School Dental Quiz at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) on 12 October 2017.
RC Liamuiga: Inaugural Primary School Dental Quiz Sean Paddy 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 14, 2016
 
On Saturday 17th September 2016, as part of International Coastal Clean Up Day, the Rotary Club of Maracas/St. Joseph joined with Coosal’s Construction Limited and other volunteers from The St. Joseph Interact Club (St. Joseph), Hillview College Interact Club, Members of the Llunego Village Council, Members of the Acono Village Council, the MVCC Environmental Team and the Maracas Valley Action Committee. Charged with a total of 63 volunteers comprising 11 teams, the Rotary Club’s clean up exercise commenced as early as 8.30 am and finished at approximately 12.00 noon.
RC Maracas/St. Joseph: "Please Take All Your Garbage With You" Sean Paddy 2016-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 12, 2016
ShelterBox and UN World Food Programme staff unload a delivery of ShelterBox supplies at Les Cayes harbor in Haiti
 
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless. A ShelterBox response team of volunteers from Canada, England, New Zealand, and the United States traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, last week to assess the damage and decide how best to help people. ShelterBox, an independent charity, is Rotary's project partner for disaster relief.
Rotary &amp; ShelterBox On The Ground In Haiti Sean Paddy 2016-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 10, 2016
 
In a concerted effort to inspire “Service Above Self” amongst youths, the Rotary Club of Maracas/St. Joseph is leveraging the power of 3D printing. The pilot project, known as eNABLE INTERACT, will see the Rotary Youth Interact Clubs of Hillview College and St. Joseph’s  Convent, St. Joseph collaborate with an international  organization known as the enable Community Foundation (ECF). The latter is a global network of passionate volunteers using 3D printers to create prosthetic, mechanical hands for persons in need.
RC Maracas/St. Joseph Engages 3D Printing To Create Digital Humanitarians Sean Paddy 2016-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 05, 2016
RC Stabroek President Anand Harrilall (left) hands over the charter certificate to Stabroek Rotaract President Tofina Felix (right)
 
On September 3rd, 2016, Stabroek Rotary chartered the Rotaract Club of Stabroek which is an organization of young adults (between the age of 18 and 30) in the Rotary International structure. The club was formed based on increased demands from past and current interactors of Stabroek Rotary’s Interact Club of St. Joseph’s High School which targets students from age 12 -18.
RC Stabroek Charters New Rotaract Club Sean Paddy 2016-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 03, 2016
Club President Robert Qui (2nd from left) presenting students with scholarships
 
The Rotary Club of San Fernando, Trinidad, is off to a great start this Rotary year! With several service projects already under their belt, the club is leading the way forward in their community. In July, the Club distributed scholarships to six (6) students from Pointe-A-Pierre Government Primary School and Mon Repos RC Primary School who were successful in their secondary school entrance examinations. Worth TT $500 each, these scholarships were to assist these young persons in purchasing school supplies.
RC San Fernando: Leading The Way In The Community Sean Paddy 2016-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 30, 2016
Geeta Boodhoo and three of her children with members of the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of Stabroek
 
On August 13, 2016, members of the Rotary Club of Stabroek provided Geeta Boodhoo and her children with much needed supplies. After reading Boodhoo’s story in the Sunday Stabroek, Immediate Past President of the Club, Luana Falconer, contacted Stabroek News to find out how to offer assistance to Boodhoo. Falconer and Rotarian Marcia Marcus then visited Boodhoo to conduct a needs assessment. Humbled by the conditions under which Geeta and her children were living, the Rotarians sought to do more that fulfill the back-to-school needs of the children.
RC Stabroek Donates School Supplies Sean Paddy 2016-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 28, 2016
 
How we as Rotary Clubs share our story with the world is vital to our future. through a unified Rotary look and clear and compelling voice, we are enhancing our legacy as one of the most widely recognized and respected organizations in the world. Every Rotary year, clubs who have distinguished themselves by meeting the high standards in Public Image and Relations are recognized and awarded by Rotary Zone 33/34 with the Zone Public Image Citation. Last year (2015-2016), nine clubs in District 7030 received recognition and we think that we can do even better in 2016-2017.
2017 Zone 34 Public Image Citation Sean Paddy 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 27, 2016
 
Clubs in Zones 33/34 are invited to create a video about the implementation in your club of the 2016-17 theme: "Rotary Serving Humanity". Several prizes will be awarded in both Rotarians Choice and Judges Choice categories. All winning videos will be featured on Zone websites, Facebook pages and YouTube channels.
2017 Zone 33/34 Club Video Contest Announced Sean Paddy 2016-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 25, 2016
The 2017 Rotary Has Heart program is a Community Service Program which is a continuation from last year’s program, originally initiated by PRID Anne L. Matthews and expanded by PRID Robert Hall and now continued by RID Joe Mulkerrin.  Zones 33-34 want all of its approximately 1600 clubs in the 29 districts to do a community service project in the 1st quarter of 2016 and let the community be aware of what Rotary is doing.  In so doing, we as Rotarians, can help those in need and improve Rotary’s image in each of our communities at the same time.  The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board consider this awareness a critical element in our membership strategy which is key to Rotary’s future.  This is especially important in Zones 33-34.  Therefore, publicity is a key requirement for Rotary Has Heart.
Rotary Has Heart 2017 Sean Paddy 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 21, 2016
 
Rotary Ideas helps clubs seeking volunteers,partnerships, and in-kind donations, as well as funding, connect with one another. More than 1,220 projects have been posted on the platform since it was launched in August 2013. And unlike other crowdfunding sites, Rotary Ideas emphasizes partnerships over dollars. Rotary Ideas allows Rotary clubs to post projects, seek resources, or contribute to an existing project. Here's how one club in the Caribbean used Rotary Ideas to make a difference...
Rotary Ideas - Are You Connected? Sean Paddy 2016-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 19, 2016
 
Since the launch of Rotary Global Rewards on 1 July 2015, over 100,000 members have visited the site! Rotary Global Rewards would like to thank you for supporting the program by spreading awareness of it among your district and clubs.  If you have not visited Rotary Global Rewards recently, there are now over 1,500 offers worldwide.
Rotary Global Rewards - Updates Sean Paddy 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 15, 2016
DG Roger and DS Ann-Marie with T&T North Club Presidents
 
DG Roger began his visits to Clubs in District 7030 and is off to a rousing start. Completing his rounds so far to the Trinidad and Martinique Clubs, DG Roger and his Assistance Governors have met with the respective Club Boards and discussed Clubs' plans for the 2016-2017 Rotary year, while also seeking to address any pertinent Club issues to which the District may lend support.
2016 District Governor Club Visits Underway Sean Paddy 2016-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 11, 2016
 
The English version of the 2016 Manual of Procedure has been released! Print versions will be available for purchase in the coming weeks, and translated versions are expected in the coming months.
RI 2016 Manual of Procedure Released Sean Paddy 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 05, 2016
 
St. John’s Antigua, September 4, 2016 – The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) recently donated gift certificates to the family of Bernadine Richards Grays Hill, who recently lost their home in a fire.
RC Antigua Sundown Assists Fire Victims Sean Paddy 2016-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 04, 2016
 
The Rotary Club of Barbados West has announced it has awarded the Rotary West 2016/2017 to Miss Shaneanoh Carter and Miss Chloe Thompson. Miss Carter is pursuing the BSc Chemistry degree at the Faculty of Science & Technology at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and is currently enrolled in the final year of the four year programme. While Miss Thompson is pursuing BSc in Medicine at the Faculty of Science & Technology at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
RC Barbados West Awards 2016/2017 Rotary West Scholarships Sean Paddy 2016-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 03, 2016
 
St. John’s Antigua, September 2016 – The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) and several of its members contributed 23 back packs and supplies to the Back to School/Back Pack Project. Also joining RCAS were representatives of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) with another 6 filled back packs.
RC Antigua Sundown Supports Back To School/Back Pack Project Sean Paddy 2016-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
RC Princes Town: 23rd Annual Choka Fest Fundraiser Sean Paddy 2016-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Aug 29, 2016
Scenes from the Pediatric Village
 
St. John’s – The recently held Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) Pediatric Village offered a free health screening to over one hundred and forty (140) children in preparation of the new school year. Free eye and dental exams were among the services available at the event held on Saturday 27th August at the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) Antigua.
RC Antigua Sundown: Pediatric Village Helps Students Get Ready For School Year Sean Paddy 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Aug 22, 2016
 
August is membership and club development month, a time to focus on and appreciate your members, celebrate their devotion to the club and the impact they have made. It's also a time to think about developing strategies around growing your membership. The reason why Rotary is such a successful organization is because it is full of members that have one trait in common - the passion to make a difference in the world. All of us share this passion and it's what drives us to work together.
Ideas To Develop Membership Retention & Recruitment Strategies Sean Paddy 2016-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Aug 11, 2016
 
Member of the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain gathered on Saturday 9th July for the All in One Child Development Centre School's graduation in the Beetham Estate. It was a great occasion in the lives of all the 24 graduating children. Recognition was given for the outstanding work by the staff.
RC Central Port of Spain: All In One Child Development Centre's Graduation Sean Paddy 2016-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Aug 08, 2016
From Monday 25th July 2016 to Thursday 28th July 2016, the Rotary Club of Point Fortin jointly hosted a Free Dental Clinic in Point Fortin, Trinidad.
 
RC Point Fortin: Free Dental Clinic Sean Paddy 2016-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Aug 04, 2016
Rotary Club of Stabroek President Anand Harrilall (right) making the donation to St. Joseph’s High School Principal Nathram Raghubansi.
 
On 20th July 2016, the Rotary Club of Stabroek commenced its school improvement project at the St Joseph’s High School with a donation of school desks and bookshelves obtained through a partnership with Food for the Poor.
RC Stabroek Commences School Improvements Sean Paddy 2016-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Aug 01, 2016
 
The Presidential Citation recognizes Rotary clubs for achieving an array of accomplishments that help them become stronger, deliver more effective service, and enhance their public image. In 2015-2016, the Presidential Citation recognized Rotary clubs that took action to increase their membership, enhance their service impact, expand their network and enhance their public image. By qualifying for the Presidential Citation, clubs contribute to Rotary’s organizational goals and multiply the impact of their good work through the collective focus of 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide. A total of ten (10) Rotary clubs and ten (10) Rotaract clubs from District 7030 achieved the 2015-2016 Presidential Citation and we are most proud to share their accomplishment with all.
D7030 Clubs Receive 2015/16 Presidential Citation Sean Paddy 2016-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jul 27, 2016
 
District Governor Roger Bose shall begin visiting D7030 clubs starting in August. A tentative schedule of dates has been added to the District Calendar. Clubs are advised to liaise with their respective Assistant Governors to note the dates and begin planning for the DG's visit.
2016-2017 District Governor Club Visits Announced Sean Paddy 2016-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jul 20, 2016
 
How many of us really know about the various committees maintained by District 7030 and established to assist clubs and members? Do we know who are part of these committees or even what each is charged with or responsible for each Rotary year? Your District PR Team is pleased to announce a new section of the website dedicated to informing club leaders and Rotarians in general about the specific district committees in 7030 and to help you connect with them to better assist your clubs in meeting its goals and objectives.
 
Getting To Know Your District Committees Sean Paddy 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jul 14, 2016
 
Over the last few weeks, Clubs across District 7030 have been conducting their respective handover ceremonies with dignity and flair. Many clubs have shared some of the highlights of their handovers and the District is pleased to display just a sample of some of them.
2016 HandOver Ceremonies Around District 7030 Sean Paddy 2016-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 23, 2016
 
Every year, clubs who have distinguished themselves by meeting the high standards in Public Image and Relations are recognized and awarded by Rotary Zone 33/34. This year a total of nine (9) clubs from District 7030 have achieved the Zone 33/34 Public Image Citation and we are most proud to share their accomplishment with all.
D7030 Public Image Citation Recipients Sean Paddy 2016-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 19, 2016
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Learning transfer refers to the degree to which an individual applies previously learned knowledge and skills to new situations. It is the primary reason for formal learning interventions—like courses, as well as informal interventions—explaining how to perform a task at a meeting.
Why Is Learning Transfer So Hard? Sean Paddy 2016-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 16, 2016
 
 
To All Fellow Rotarians and Guests: Please note that the Rotary Club of San Fernando will be hosting a joint Handover "President's Handover, Awards Presentation and District Governor Installation Gala", on Saturday 25th June 2016 from 6:00 p.m. at The Calypso Room, Radisson Hotel, Trinidad.
2016 RC San Fernando Handover & DG Installation Gala Sean Paddy 2016-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 14, 2016
The Rotary Foundation has been improving lives since 1917. Learn about its work and help celebrate 100 years of doing good in the world.
 
In his address to convention attendees on Tuesday, 31 May, Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith proclaimed that The Rotary Foundation has never been stronger than it is today. Bolstered by generous contributions from members and robust programs like PolioPlus and the Rotary Peace Centers, the Foundation's good work is drawing public notice, Klinginsmith said: CNBC, a leading consumer and business news outlet in the U.S., ranked Rotary No. 5 among the top 10 charities changing the world in 2015.
Foundation’s Achievements And Future Sean Paddy 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 12, 2016
From left: Christa Papavasiliou, Jermaine Ee, and Yvonne Kwan.
 
If there is one absolute truth about millennials, it is this: Anyone who says there is an absolute truth about millennials risks being subjected to their collective eye roll. Millennials are individuals, and fiercely so. According to the Pew Research Center, most of them don’t even like being called “millennials,” let alone hearing generalizations about their shared attitudes and behaviors.
What Millennials Love About Rotary Sean Paddy 2016-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 10, 2016
Rotary.org
 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION
 
The 2016 Council on Legislation may well be remembered as one of the most progressive in Rotary history. Not only did this Council grant clubs more freedom in determining their meeting schedule and membership, it also approved an increase in per capita dues of $4 a year for three years. The increase will be used to enhance Rotary’s website, improve online tools, and add programs and services to help clubs increase membership.
RI Council Grants Clubs Greater Flexibility In Meetings & Membership Sean Paddy 2016-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 08, 2016
On 11th & 12th June 2016, Zone 34 will be hosting its annual Zone Seminar at the Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville, Florida. Designed for incoming District Foundation, Membership & Public Image committee members, DGs, DGEs, DGNs, DGNDs, PDGS, Assistant Governors, Club Presidents, Secretaries, Incoming Officers, Foundation & Membership Advocates; but any Rotarian is invited to participate.
2016 Zone 34 Regional Seminar Sean Paddy 2016-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 06, 2016
 
By sponsoring an Interact club, your club invested in young leaders in your community. You helped them take action for positive change and discover the power of Rotary. Before the end of the Rotary year, there are two simple steps you can take to help Interactors continue their Rotary journeys. By fulfilling this important responsibility, you can strengthen the connections between Interact and Rotary and leave a positive legacy in your club.
Take Action Now! 2 Steps To Keep Your Interact Club Alive Sean Paddy 2016-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
How Will You Celebrate The Rotary Foundation’s Centennial? Sean Paddy 2016-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 03, 2016
 
Basseterre, St. Kitts – On May 31, 2016, St. Kitts and Nevis joined its colleagues throughout the Caribbean to celebrate and commemorate Regional Blindness Awareness Day. In particular, the St. Kitts Society for the Blind launched its Braille Programme at the McKnight Community Centre.
RC Liamuiga: Support Of The Society For the Blind Sean Paddy 2016-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Club & District Membership Leads: A How-To Video Sean Paddy 2016-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Report of Action of the 2016 Council on Legislation Sean Paddy 2016-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
D7030 Launches Club Officer & Committee Resource Section Sean Paddy 2016-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 28, 2016
 
Basseterre, St. Kitts – The programmes and initiatives of the Advancement of Children Foundation (ACF) were front and centre at a recent Rotary Club of Liamuiga regular breakfast meeting at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. Chairperson of the ACF Board, Ms Naeemah Hazelle visited the Club on Wednesday May 25, 2016 and delivered an impressive presentation to the gathering.
RC Liamuiga: Advancement of Children Foundation Sean Paddy 2016-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 26, 2016
 
Basseterre, St. Kitts – On a cool Saturday morning, May 14, 2016, members of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga and the Association of Sports and Cultural Clubs of Caribbean Port Authorities (ASCCCPA) partnered to plant coconut palm trees along the Bay Road.
RC Liamuiga: Enhancing Newtown Bay Road Boulevard Sean Paddy 2016-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
RCs Martinique: Living With Dyslexia Sean Paddy 2016-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Why Use ClubRunner? Sean Paddy 2016-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 18, 2016
 
Tropical Storm Erika devastated Dominica on August 27th, 2015, triggering floods and huge landslides which destroyed buildings and infrastructure and caused many deaths.   Fourteen (14) people were confirmed dead, 16 are still missing and 1034 evacuated.  The Rotary Club of Dominica partnered with two organizations and the Ministry of Education to develop and implement Education projects.
RC Dominica: Post TS Erika Education Projects Sean Paddy 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
RC Dominica: Livelihood Restoration and Community Development Project Sean Paddy 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on May 14, 2016
Search Away! ClubRunner is pleased to present the new search function which has been added to all ClubRunner websites, allowing visitors to search for any item published anywhere on a ClubRunner website.
Introducing New ClubRunner Search Tool Sean Paddy 2016-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Using Social Media In Rotary Sean Paddy 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
2017 International Convention – Atlanta Sean Paddy 2016-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
2016 RI Convention - On To Seoul Sean Paddy 2016-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 26, 2016
 
Check out all the highlights from this year's District PETS & Conference in Barbados here. You can find pictures from all the spectacular events as well as copies of all the wonderful presentations made over the three days. Special congratulations to the Conference Committee and, in particular, Conference Chair Sonya Alleyne, for a great experience and lasting memories with great friends - it was indeed the epitome of Fun, Food & Fellowship!
2016 District PETS & Conference - It's A Wrap! Sean Paddy 2016-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 09, 2016
 
 
Rotary Clubs of District 7910, Massachusetts, USA and of Georgetown, Guyana partnered to renovate the play facility at the David Rose Special Needs School in Georgetown Guyana during the 19th to 25th February 2016. The partnership of the project was initiated when the Past District Governor (PDG) Richard Manelis indicated his group’s intention to visit Guyana for the purpose of working on a project.
RC Demerara: International Service Project To Renovate Playgrounds At David Rose Special Needs School Sean Paddy 2016-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 07, 2016
 
On March 5th 2016, through the initiative of the Rotary Club of Cayenne, Rotarians and members of the Inner Wheel of Cayenne organised a "ROTARY DAY" event centred on a theme of promoting Autism awareness. 
RC Cayenne: A Special Rotary Day Sean Paddy 2016-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Apr 01, 2016
 
The “Chess in Schools” project started as the idea of Past President Raymond Aaron of the Rotary Club of Point Fortin in Trinidad, West Indies (District 7030) and along with project co-coordinator Jo-Anne Sewlal and committee member Tessa Solomon (Secretary) was made a reality this year. This project mainly targets primary schools rather than secondary schools, as there are competing interests such as football, cricket and extra academic lessons at the secondary school level. Some benefits of introducing chess in schools include helping students with fundamental subjects like Mathematics and English. It also helps children recognize patterns. Chess also builds crucial social skills such as, respecting authority, rules and each other. Although all students will want to win, there is always a loser, but loss should be accepted with grace, thus cultivating sportsmanship. However, the value of chess in schools in terms of these advantages is not widely recognized in Trinidad and Tobago or in the Caribbean as it is perhaps in developed countries.
RC Point Fortin: “Chess In Schools” Project Sean Paddy 2016-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 27, 2016
 
The Rotary Club of Demerara under President Renata Chuck-A-Sang this year joined the campaign to end gender-based violence in Guyana. Domestic violence within the communities of Guyana has increased over the years, with statistics from the Guyana Police Force showing that domestic violence has also contributed to increases in overall national death tolls. The campaign focused on creating advocacy messages against domestic violence targeting both women and children, as well as, sharing with them that help can be accessed and directing them to where help can be accessed.
RC Demerara: 2015-2016 Gender-Based Violence Campaign Sean Paddy 2016-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 24, 2016
From Left: Assistant District Governor Marcel Gaskin, Ms. Dias and Club President Renata Chuck-A-Sang
 
 
Ms Denise Dias was Rotary Club of Demerara Vocational Service awardee for 2015-2016. Who is Ms. Dias? She is the co-founder and chair of Help & Shelter, an NGO that provides services to women and children who are abused in Guyana. This organization provides FREE counseling, FREE accommodation, a 24-hour hotline for abused clients and their children, and public education.
RC Demerara: Vocational Award For Ms. Denise Dias - The Story Of Help & Shelter Sean Paddy 2016-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Mar 09, 2016
Clara Montanez attends a reception in 2013 for the Champions of Change honorees at the White House in Washington D.C.
Photo Credit: Rotary Images
 
When Clara Montanez was a student, she never heard the word mentoring. The idea of having a role model help you pursue your ambitions was unfamiliar to her. "You basically chose your career based on personal interest and hoped you could find a job," says Montanez, senior director of investment for Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. "I went the route of getting married and having children first, and started my career later in life. I had no model for how to do that." That changed for Montanez the day a friend invited her to join Rotary.
Successful Women Mentor Youth Through Rotary Sean Paddy 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 18, 2016
Actress and humanitarian Sharon Stone gives the peace sign after speaking at the Rotary World Peace Conference on 15 January in Ontario, California, USA.
Photo Credit: Rotary International/Ryan Hyland
 
On 2 December, a terrorist attack killed 14 people and wounded more than 20 others in San Bernardino, California. Less than two months later, an event nearby focused on peace: the Rotary World Peace Conference. The two-day meeting on 15-16 January brought together experts from around the world to explore ideas and solutions to violence and conflict. The conference was the first of five Rotary presidential conferences planned for this year.
2016 Presidential Conference Explores Routes To Peace Sean Paddy 2016-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 16, 2016
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors…We borrow it from our children…
 
The Rotary Club of Maracas/St. Joseph has established a BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING PROGRAM in three primary schools in the district.  The program which was launched in April of 2015 will soon reach its first anniversary with resounding success and enthusiasm.
RC Maracas/St/ Joseph: Primary Schools Beverage Container Recycling Program Sean Paddy 2016-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 12, 2016
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan stated that Literacy is the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential. Rotary International has long recognized that basic education and literacy is paramount to overcoming many obstacles that face humanity. In Trinidad and Tobago, the Adult Literacy Tutors Association, ALTA, founded in 1992 has pioneered and aggressively pursued the improvement in literacy levels in the country and the Caribbean. Their curriculum, material, and organization as a whole have received many prestigious awards for the quality, accountability and success it has delivered. There are 50 ALTA venues and anyone over the age of 16 years can enroll to receive free literacy classes.
 
RC Maracas/St.Joseph: Removing The Invisible Handcuffs-Freedom For Learning & Earning Sean Paddy 2016-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 10, 2016
Rotary International President-elect John F. Germ announces his presidential theme 'Rotary Serving Humanity.'
 
Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen. Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
Germ Reveals ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ As 2016-17 Presidential Theme Sean Paddy 2016-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Feb 02, 2016
 
It was the progressive vision of President Harri Narinesingh of the Rotary Club of Maracas/St. Joseph to host a panel of experts from the University of Trinidad and Tobago  to enlighten Rotarians, Rotaracters and interacters on the incredible , affordable  opportunities and strategic curriculum offered at the University.
RC Maracas/St. Joseph: “Knowledge Is The New Wealth...Not Fossil Fuel” Sean Paddy 2016-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 30, 2016
 
Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Difficulty disorder that affects an estimated 10% of the population. In Trinidad and Tobago, therefore, over 100,000 persons are living with dyslexia.

When DG Milton stated his desire to have District 7030 clubs focus on Dyslexia in 2015/2016, the Rotary club of Maracas/St. Joseph recognized that there was a huge vacuum to be filled in our local community.
 
With the selfless  input  and generous  guidance  from the founder and chair of the Dyslexia association of Trinidad and Tobago, DATT, Cathryn Kelshall, we formulated a plan to incorporate sensitisation of our community alongside sponsorship of children for psychoeducational assessments and  sponsorship of teachers for training in methods to  teach children with dyslexia.
RC Maracas/St. Joseph: Star Dyslexia Sean Paddy 2016-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 27, 2016
     
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town, Trinidad, held their 2015 Diabetes Walkathon on 22nd November 2015. The event, themed "Promoting Healthy Living", not only sought to raise awareness but also offered free onsite blood sugar and blood pressure testing. Minister of Health, the Honorable Terrance Deyalsingh, was one of the first persons to have himself tested and unequivocably supported and praised the event and its message of healthier living. 
RC Princes Town 2015 Diabetes Walkathon: Promoting Healthy Living Sean Paddy 2016-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 18, 2016
Zone 33 & 34 Club Video Contest
 
Clubs in Zones 33-34 are invited to create a video about the implementation in your club of the 2015-16 theme: "Be A Gift To The World". Several prizes will be awarded in both Rotarians Choice and Judges Choice categories. All winning videos will be featured on Zone websites, Facebook pages and YouTube channels.

Submission deadline is May 1st, 2016.
Zone 33-34: Club Video Contest Sean Paddy 2016-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 11, 2016
The 2016 Rotary Has Heart program is a Community Service Program which is a continuation from last year’s program, originally initiated by PRID Anne L. Matthews and expanded by DIR Robert Hall.  Zones 33-34 want all of its approximately 1600 clubs in the 29 districts to do a community service project in the 1st quarter of 2016 and let the community be aware of what Rotary is doing.  In so doing, we as Rotarians, can help those in need and improve Rotary’s image in each of our communities at the same time.  The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board consider this awareness a critical element in our membership strategy which is key to Rotary’s future.  This is especially important in Zones 33-34.  Therefore, publicity is a key requirement for Rotary Has Heart.
Rotary Has Heart Sean Paddy 2016-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 04, 2016
 
 
The 2016 District 7030 House of Friendship will be located at the Conference Venue and provides a space that displays and highlights the projects and activities of Clubs in the District to Rotarians and visitors alike. It is a great opportunity to showcase the achievements of your Club to all our Rotary family. Limited space is available, so please send your Club's interest in participating  to the conference committee (7030conference2016@gmail.com) at the earliest convenience and include a brief description of what projects and activities your club would like to display and how best it would like to do so (i.e. with pictures, presentations, videos, signage, brochures, etc.). We look forward to receiving your club's response and to including and demonstrating all the great work happening in District 7030.
2016 District 7030 Conference - House of Friendship Sean Paddy 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 21, 2015
The District Conference 2016 website experienced some technical challenges and had to be taken offline for repair. The Planning Committee apologizes for the inconvenience caused during that period and has now advised that the website is back online. 
2016 District 7030 PETS & Conference - Update Sean Paddy 2015-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 20, 2015
 
St. Kitts - “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” These poignant words by Christian evangelist Ruth Carter Stapleton were personified on Saturday December 19, 2015 by members of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga during their annual Christmas hamper distribution initiative.
RC Liamuiga Spreads Christmas Spirit To Over 50 Families Sean Paddy 2015-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Dec 07, 2015
 
After just about two years of planning coupled with fundraising events and renovations, the Rotary Club of Portsmouth has officially handed over a refurbished state of the art emergency room at the Reginald Fitzgerald Armour Hospital at Portsmouth at a cost of $170, 000.
RC Portsmouth Renovates ER at Portsmouth Hospital Sean Paddy 2015-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
RC Liamuiga Mobilizes Young Adults In Nevis Sean Paddy 2015-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
RC Liamuiga Donates to Saddlers Home for the Elderly Sean Paddy 2015-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Nov 07, 2015
 
 
The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers is a group of volunteer Rotarians who provide technical expertise and advice to Rotarians planning and carrying out Rotary grant projects around the world.
 
Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers Sean Paddy 2015-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 31, 2015
 

Having Problems Receiving The Rotarian?

Many of us currently subscribed to receive a copy of Rotary International's monthly magazine publication - The Rotarian. However,  for the last year or so, nearly all of us in District 7030 are experiencing either a delay in receiving our print copy each month or, in many cases, not receiving it at all! In this article, we shall explore some easy and readily available options for members regarding alternative digital solutions, including other publications available for free from RI.
Rotary Publications - Are You Subscribed? Sean Paddy 2015-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 30, 2015
 
Check out some recent ideas on why membership matters and new ways of approaching and thinking about membership and innovative tactics to address changes in people’s attitudes towards joining clubs.
 
Membership Matters Sean Paddy 2015-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 27, 2015
 
 
What do we as Rotarians really know and understand about grants in Rotary? Most members in our District are unaware of the what grants are available to their club and how to go about applying for grants.
What You Should Know About Rotary Grants Sean Paddy 2015-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 25, 2015
 
 
One of the most common areas of concern and, unfortunately, causes for some frustration in our District, deals with a Club's online presence. Some clubs are pretty adept at sharing their information and updates via the web and social media; while others find it hard to produce the information necessary or committ the time needed or sustain the personnel responsible.
 
Information provided here tackles how you can enhance your club (or district’s) online presence with topics ranging from "Why creating a digital communications strategy can help Rotary", to "How to get the most out of social media" and "Quick fixes to enhance your website".
Maximizing Your Online Presence Sean Paddy 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 23, 2015
Whether you're a new or veteran Rotarian, take advantage of a wealth of training materials designed to help you learn new skills and become more successful in what you do in your Club and be of greater service.
 
The Rotary Learning Center allows us all to enhance our understanding and practice in several areas, including: Goal Setting, Rotary.org, Membership, Professional Development, Rotary Grants, Rotary's Strategic Plan, Service Projects and The Rotary Foundation.
 
 
Have You Visited the Rotary Learning Center? Sean Paddy 2015-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Reinventing Membership: The New Dynamics Sean Paddy 2015-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Understanding The Big Picture of Rotary Sean Paddy 2015-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Have You Added Your Projects to Rotary Showcase? Sean Paddy 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 14, 2015

 

 
How close are we to a polio-free world? What’s needed to finish the job? Can we make history together?
 
World Polio Day 2015 Sean Paddy 2015-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
2015/16 RI Presidential Citation Sean Paddy 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 12, 2015

 

 
MISSON
To rapidly provide emergency shelter and vital aid to stabilise, protect and support communities overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.
 
ShelterBox & Rotary Sean Paddy 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
2015 RYLA Update - Programme of Activities Sean Paddy 2015-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Oct 04, 2015
 
Connect with Korea – Touch the World
 
The Rotary International Convention travels to Seoul, 28 May-1 June 2016. Explore this world-class city and discover the rich culture that connects the latest trends with time-honored traditions. Taste eclectic cuisine and shop for the newest fashions and electronics. Meet new friends, share ideas, and interact with new technology at this dynamic, unforgettable convention. Connect with the thousands of Rotarians who will come together in friendship and peace.
 
Register Now and Save!
 
Check back for new details and program updates. Take advantage of your opportunity to save.
Be sure to register before 15 December for early registration savings.
 
For more information, please visit convention website - riconvention.org - or click here  
 
2016 RI Convention Sean Paddy 2015-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Public Relations Cheat Sheet Sean Paddy 2015-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 30, 2015

 

Sheila Bethel
District 7020 Public Image Chair
Zone 34 Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator
 
For years, we described Rotary by the numbers: 1,220,115 members in 34,558 clubs in 200 countries and regions. Impressive figures, for sure, but they only tell part of our story. What numbers can't convey is the essence of Rotary –- what sets us apart and inspires people to get involved.
 
Strengthening Rotary's Image Sean Paddy 2015-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 29, 2015

 

Ken Solo
District Governor, 2015-2016
Rotary International
District 7620
 
Growing the membership of your Rotary club is all about the value you provide for prospective members.  The value equation is relatively simple and looks something like this: local and community service + networking and business development + professional growth and leadership opportunities + fellowship + fun / cost of membership = Value of Rotary.  We tend to focus on the numerator in this equation all of the time. ( er…the numerator was all the stuff before the divisor “/” sign.)  Today we are going to focus on the denominator, for the good reasons of  1) cost of membership is cold and lonely and we just don’t talk about it enough, and 2) it is the quickest way to improve the value equation.
 
Eight Ways to Reduce the Cost of Rotary Membership Sean Paddy 2015-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 28, 2015

 

RLI SUNSHINE DIVISION
Part One held in Antigua
Sunday 20th September 2015 
 
PDG Lara Quentrall-Thomas
District 7030 RLI Director
 
In-keeping with our commitment to improved training, District 7030 held it’s first RLI training for the new Rotary year in beautiful Antigua on Sunday 20th September 2015. It was also the very first time our District has facilitated an RLI with ‘home grown’ discussion leaders, namely PDG Hervé Honore, DGE Roger Bose, DGN Waddy Sowma, AG Dominique Venere and PP Sonya Alleyne. They all very kindly gave up their time to spend the weekend with 20 enthusiastic Rotarians from clubs in Antigua, Trinidad, St Kitts and Guyana.
2015 RLI (Part 1) Training in Antigua Sean Paddy 2015-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
2015 RYLA Update - Registration Extension Sean Paddy 2015-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 21, 2015
 
The Rotary Months designations have changed for 2015-2016! A new calendar with updated dates and deadlines was effected on 1st July 2015. Visit this calendar throughout the year to find award deadlines and convention and event information. Develop meeting agendas, projects, or public image campaigns based on these special occasions. Use them at your regular meetings to promote Rotary's involvement in these activities.
2015-2016 New Rotary Calendar Sean Paddy 2015-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 17, 2015
 
The good you do comes back to you.
 
Rotary members can enjoy discounts on travel, hotels, dining, entertainment, and more through Rotary Global Rewards, a new member benefit program that began 1st July 2015. Anyone can view the offers, but only Rotary members who sign in to their My Rotary accounts can redeem the discounts.
Rotary Global Rewards Sean Paddy 2015-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
RI New Member Sponsor Recognition Program Sean Paddy 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 08, 2015
 
Positioning Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
 
 
5th to 7th November 2015 - RYLA returns to Grenada!
2015 District 7030 RYLA Sean Paddy 2015-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Sep 05, 2015
 
The Annual Rotary District 7030 Presidents' Meeting will be held in Antigua on Saturday 19th September 2015 at the Trade Winds Hotel. 2015 marks the 3rd consecutive year that Club Presidents and District personnel will be meeting to discuss matters of import and concern both to the District as well as to Clubs in general. 
2015 District 7030 Presidents' Meeting Sean Paddy 2015-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Aug 30, 2015
 
Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Rotary Club of Liamuiga and Rotary Club of St. Kitts extend their sincerest thanks and appreciation to all persons who assisted, donated and volunteered to aid Dominica.
 
On Saturday August 29, 2015, both Rotary Clubs spearheaded a relief aid effort for the Commonwealth of Dominica in the aftermath of the destruction that island suffered following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, 2015.
Rotary Clubs Aid Dominica in Aftermath of TS Erika Sean Paddy 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
2015 Upcoming RLI Training for Rotarians in District 7030 Sean Paddy 2015-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
2015/16 Zone 33/34 Public Relations Citation Sean Paddy 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
2015 TEACCH Opening with DG Milton - POS, Trinidad Sean Paddy 2015-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Aug 18, 2015
 
The Rotary Club of St Augustine will be hosting its' 5th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament,'Golf for Life' on Saturday 10th October, 2015 at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club in Trincity
2015 Golf For Life Fundraiser Sean Paddy 2015-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
2015 District Governor Club Visits Underway Sean Paddy 2015-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 30, 2015

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

I wish to extend greetings to you as we start this new Rotary Year.  To all Club and District officers, I wish to extend heartiest congratulations on your appointments and wish you every success during your year.  This year, as we strive to “Be A Gift to the World”, let us renew our commitment to Rotary and its ideals. 
 
I have set six areas of focus for this year – Foundation, Membership, Public Relations, Rotaract & Interact, Training and Dyslexia. 
2015-2016 DG Welcome Message Sean Paddy 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Paddy on Jun 30, 2015
Chers amis Rotariens,
 
Au début de cette nouvelle année Rotarienne, je désire vous transmettre mes salutations.  À tous ceux qui entre en poste de district, je vous félicite sincèrement pour cette nomination et je vous souhaite bon succès pour cette année.  En faisant tout notre possible pour “faire don de soi au monde”, renouvelons notre engagement au Rotary et ses idéaux.
 
J’ai six domaines d’intérêt particulier à cette année  -  Fondation;  l’effectif;  relations publique;  Rotaract & Interact; formation;  la dyslexie. 
2015-2016 DG Message De Bienvenue Sean Paddy 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Hahn

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Get ready for the District 7030 PETS, Assembly and Conference 2015, hosted by the three Rotary Clubs of Suriname: Rotary Club of Paramaribo, Rotary Club of Paramaribo Central and Rotary Club of Paramaribo Residence.

Brasa is Surinamese for a warm hug, an embracement of people wishing each other the best. At this conference we aim to share with you the experience of a Surinamese Brasa.

Join us and Brasa the Suriname Spirit!

Register now:
District Conference Website

 


 
District Conference 2015 Robert Hahn 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Hahn on Jun 30, 2014

Chers amis Rotariens, au moment où nous entrons dans une nouvelle année rotarienne, je saisis
l’opportunité de remercier tous les Présidents et dirigeants de Club sortants pour avoir managé leur club
et accompli le bien envers leur communauté.
 

Un remerciement spécial pour le Gouverneur de District 2013-2014 Hervé Honoré pour sa gouvernance
du District 7030 durant cette année.
 

Je souhaite accueillir tous les Présidents et Dirigeants de Club entrants de 2014-2015. Ensemble, nous
continuerons le bon travail  que nous avons entamé dans ce district. Dans quelques jours, nous allons
soumettre les programmes que nous avons mis sur papier, dont, pour la plupart, nous avons déjà
discuté durant le SFPE en Martinique.
 

Dans la droite ligne du message du Président du RI,  Gary Huang, je sais pouvoir compter sur vous pour
nous faire rayonner mutuellement, pour relever des défis qu’il nous a lancés concernant les dons à la
Fondation, l’accroissement de l’effectif et la communication sur le Rotary en organisant Les Journées du
Rotary.
 

Je vous souhaite à tous le meilleur pour 2014-2015 et ensemble nous ferons RAYONNER LE ROTARY ;
 

DG Elwin Atmodimedjo.

DG Welcome message (FR) Robert Hahn 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Hahn on Jun 30, 2014

My fellow Rotarians as we are entering the new Rotary year I would like to take this opportunity to
thank all the outgoing Club Presidents and Boards for leading their clubs and doing good in the
community.
A special thanks to District Governor 2013-2014 Hervé Honoré for his leadership during his year in
Rotary District 7030.

I want to welcome all new Incoming club presidents and boards of 2014-2015. Together we will continue
the good work that we have established in this district. In a few days we will submit al the plans that we
have put on paper , most of which we have already talked about during PETS in Martinique.
 

In the line of the message of RI President Gary Huang I trust that I can count on you to light up each
other to pick up the challenges he has set for us to donate to the foundation, increase membership and
expose Rotary by organizing Rotary Days.
 

I wish you all the best  for 2014-2015 and together we will LIGHT UP ROTARY.
 

DG Elwin Atmodimedjo.

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DG Welcome message Robert Hahn 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fabrice VALERE on Jun 22, 2014

Dear RI Caribbean Partnership Supporter:

Greetings! Hope this finds you doing well.  Our Caribbean Partnership Inc. has come a long way since we began in our centennial year of 2005.  RI Director Anne Mathews, Director-Elect Robert Hall and their predecessors have placed high priority to help the countries of the Caribbean and especially Haiti.  This year, since July, 2010 through the Donor Advised Funds (DAF) over 6 million US dollars have been committed to Programs in Haiti and we have wire transferred over 3 million US dollars from our Caribbean Partnership, Inc. Treasury to Foundation approved projects for re-building Haiti.  We will add to this total in the years to come.  THANK YOU for your contributions and efforts in building relations between our two zones that have brought us to where we are today.  This is outstanding!  We must keep this going! 

Well, it's time again for another CP Celebration, and we would love for you to be there. This year’s events will be held at theIntercontinental Resort and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 8-10, 2014.  We begin Friday the 8th at 4:00 PM and ending Saturday the 9th at 10:00 PM. Sunday is an experience a bit of Puerto Rico or Travel Day!  See attached or visit our website for more info: www.caribbeanpartnership.org.  NOTE:  Hotel Block expires on July 8th.  Secure your space today!  Ask for the Rotary CPC Group!!   

Please accept this as a special invitation to attend what promises to be an exciting and interesting event.  Come and be a part of Fellowship and Networking Opportunities; Project Opportunities; Learning how Rotary Foundation District and Global Grants can assist Partnered Clubs; Success Models for Effective Partnering; Caribbean and Haiti Updates; high profile presenters and most of all, Great Entertainment!   Yes, we make it FUN!!

Your attendance will make the difference for a successful CP Celebration 2014.  Therefore, we encourage your strong support and assistance to help develop a good momentum for this event.  Time is fast approaching so we ask that you register ASAP!  Please take the time to click on the following links to register today!!  Registration is only $150 per person and we have secured a great room rate of $169 per night.  Please support this worthy cause! 

www.caribbeanpartnership.org

Hotel: http://www.icsanjuanresort.com/    Tel: 787-791-6100    

Please feel free to reach Vance Lewis at 1-284-5411000 (cell)/email: Vancel@surfbvi.com or Jose Rivero at rivero1@onelinkpr.netshould you have any questions/concerns or Horace McCormack at (703) 447-8637/email: hmccormack@hgmteam.com

Thanks for supporting the Caribbean Partnership Program and see you there!  J   KINDLY SHARE WITH YOUR CLUB OFFICERS FOR US…  J

 

Sincerely,

Horace

 

-- 

Horace McCormack, PDG

Chairman, Caribbean Partnership Program

Zones 33-34

Rotary International

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CPC 2014 - Special Invitation to join us in San Juan, Puerto Rico August 8-9, 2014 Fabrice VALERE 2014-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Caribbean Partnership Celebration 2014, Aug 8-10, San Juan, Puerto Rico Fabrice VALERE 2014-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fabrice VALERE on Jan 20, 2014

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Greetings from Evanston!

 

 

 

In an effort to keep Rotarians informed of the cadre’s activities, we are continuing distribution of Tech Talk, the cadre’s quarterly newsletter, to all district governors.  I have attached the latest issue, January 2014, and encourage you to forward Tech Talk to the members of your district, add it to your district’s website, or include it in your district’s newsletter. 

 

 

 

If you know of any Rotarians in your district who would make great cadre members, I encourage you to forward them the attached cadre registration form.  

 

 

 

I appreciate your assistance in sharing this information with the Rotarians in your district.  If you have any questions about the cadre, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Christian

 

TechTalk (pdf)

Cadre Registration Form (pdf)

 

 

Greetings from Evanston!

 

 

 

In an effort to keep Rotarians informed of the cadre’s activities, we are continuing distribution of Tech Talk, the cadre’s quarterly newsletter, to all district governors.  I have attached the latest issue, January 2014, and encourage you to forward Tech Talk to the members of your district, add it to your district’s website, or include it in your district’s newsletter. 

 

 

 

If you know of any Rotarians in your district who would make great cadre members, I encourage you to forward them the attached cadre registration form.  

 

 

 

I appreciate your assistance in sharing this information with the Rotarians in your district.  If you have any questions about the cadre, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Christian
 

Tech Talk January 2014 Fabrice VALERE 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fabrice VALERE on Jan 15, 2014

 

 

 

 

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Basseterre, St. Kitts – On a warm, sunny Saturday morning members of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) gathered to kick-off what is probably the Club's most heart-warming and rewarding project. Each year the Rotarians of RCL canvass the island and distribute Christmas hampers to some of the less fortunate persons and families in communities throughout the island of St. Kitts. 50 such hampers were distributed on Saturday December 21, 2013.

 

“It’s a joy for us to be able to share the Christmas cheer in this way and we certainly want to appeal to the community to continue to give us the support we need year by year,” President Archdeacon Valentine Hodge said.

 

Some of the items in the packages included: bath soaps, washrags, Vienna sausages, Ramen noodles, teabags, macaroni & cheese, toilet paper, sardines, toothbrushes, toothpaste, canned veggies, canned milk, rice, crackers, bananas, oranges and wheat rolls. Each person was also given a warm, ready-to-eat snack plate and a bottle of sorrel drink.

 

Before splitting into small caravans to deliver the Christmas hampers, the Rotarians journeyed to the Cardin Home and donated 2 standing fans and a case of bath soaps. The Cardin Home is a government institution that provides residential and nursing care for adults, mostly elderly, in St. Kitts.

 

Ten days later, RCL hosted its Annual New Year’s Charity Ball at the Carambola Beach Club. From the fireworks to the incredible cuisine served, the over 200 guests enjoyed themselves fully under the stars. The event was a tremendous success by all accounts. As the Club’s major fundraiser each year, the Charity Ball proceeds go toward funding the many RCL youth and community development projects throughout the Rotary year, including: the Primary School Spelling Bee, End Polio Now Campaign, National Heroes Day Luncheon for the elderly, Christmas Hamper Distribution Programme, Computer-Aided Literacy Solutions Programme and more.

 

It was indeed a great month of “Service Above Self” and certainly a December to remember.

A December to Remember for the Rotary Club of Liamuiga-Rty Cons A Fabrice VALERE 2014-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Saint-Lucia / Rotary Christmas storm relief 2014 Fabrice VALERE 2014-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fabrice VALERE on Jan 08, 2014

 

Basseterre, St. Kitts – On a warm, sunny Saturday morning members of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) gathered to kick-off what is probably the Club's most heart-warming and rewarding project. Each year the Rotarians of RCL canvass the island and distribute Christmas hampers to some of the less fortunate persons and families in communities throughout the island of St. Kitts. 50 such hampers were distributed on Saturday December 21, 2013.

“It’s a joy for us to be able to share the Christmas cheer in this way and we certainly want to appeal to the community to continue to give us the support we need year by year,” President Archdeacon Valentine Hodge said.

Some of the items in the packages included: bath soaps, washrags, Vienna sausages, Ramen noodles, teabags, macaroni & cheese, toilet paper, sardines, toothbrushes, toothpaste, canned veggies, canned milk, rice, crackers, bananas, oranges and wheat rolls. Each person was also given a warm, ready-to-eat snack plate and a bottle of sorrel drink.

Before splitting into small caravans to deliver the Christmas hampers, the Rotarians journeyed to the Cardin Home and donated 2 standing fans and a case of bath soaps. The Cardin Home is a government institution that provides residential and nursing care for adults, mostly elderly, in St. Kitts.

Ten days later, RCL hosted its Annual New Year’s Charity Ball at the Carambola Beach Club. From the fireworks to the incredible cuisine served, the over 200 guests enjoyed themselves fully under the stars. The event was a tremendous success by all accounts. As the Club’s major fundraiser each year, the Charity Ball proceeds go toward funding the many RCL youth and community development projects throughout the Rotary year, including: the Primary School Spelling Bee, End Polio Now Campaign, National Heroes Day Luncheon for the elderly, Christmas Hamper Distribution Programme, Computer-Aided Literacy Solutions Programme and more.

It was indeed a great month of “Service Above Self” and certainly a December to remember.

For more information about the Club’s work, please visit the Club’s website rotaryliamuiga.org or facebook.com/rotaryliamuiga.

 

 

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Attachment in pdf DecembertoRemember_RCL2014.pdf

A December to Remember for the Rotary Club of Liamuiga Fabrice VALERE 2014-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Caribbean Partnership Conference 2013 Fabrice VALERE 2013-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fabrice VALERE on Jul 07, 2013

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Straight shooter

With his congenial manner and his inclination to keep things simple, Ron Burton has a natural ability to put people at ease. But don’t let the easygoing demeanor of Rotary International’s new president lull you into thinking that he doesn’t get serious when it’s time for business.

“If you ask my opinion, you’re going to get it,” Burton says, his neighborly look morphing into a solemn gaze. “When I feel strongly about something, I will argue like crazy for my position. I suppose that’s sort of an ego thing, but if I discern that someone has a vested interest or may be looking at a personal economic benefit, I have a simple suggestion: Apply The Four-Way Test.”   

Straight shooter / Un président simple et direct Fabrice VALERE 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fabrice VALERE on Jul 07, 2013

THE FUTURE IS NOW !

When Clubs Delegates chosen me to be District Governor the 16th of April 2011, I didn’t think that I will be responsible of “Future Vision” Plan launch in our District 7030.

We were successful in the first step: both District and all Clubs are certified!

Now, we have to assist our communities by supporting clubs projects: the District Foundation Committee will have a fundamental role this year in the implementation of the new grants system.

In addition of Rotary Foundation new process, we will have to success in a important work to have a transparent and comprehensive district: define Constitution and By-laws which the participation of any Rotarian in the District 7030.

The objectives shared in Granada will allow clubs and district leaders to have a guideline for better visibility and more efficiency of action of Rotary International in the Southern Caribbean and the three Guianas.

I thank each of you for the support that you have given me and for your commitment to serve above self.

ENGAGE ROTARY, CHANGE LIVES !

DG Hervé HONORE

 

LE FUTUR C’EST MAINTENANT !

Le 16 avril 2011, lorsque les représentants des Clubs ont ratifié ma nomination à la fonction de District Gouverneur, j’étais loin de penser que je porterai la responsabilité du lancement du Plan « Vision pour l’Avenir » pour le District 7030.

Nous avons réussi la première étape : notre District et l’ensemble des clubs qui en font partie sont certifiés!

Il nous faut maintenant répondre aux besoins de nos communautés en finançant les projets des clubs : la commission Fondation du District sera donc un acteur majeur au succès du nouveau modèle de subventions.

En complément à cette restructuration de l’intervention de la Fondation Rotary, nous allons initier un chantier majeur pour le fonctionnement de notre District : la définition de statuts et règlement intérieur où chaque Rotarien du District sera appelé à apporter sa contribution.

Les objectifs partagés à Grenade vont permettre aux dirigeants des clubs et du district d’avoir une ligne directrice pour une meilleure visibilité et plus d’efficacité de l’action du Rotary International dans la Caraïbe et les trois Guyanes.

Je remercie chacun d’entre vous pour le soutien que vous m’avez apporté et pour votre engagement à servir d’abord.

AGIR AVEC LE ROTARY, CHANGER DES VIES !

DG Hervé HONORE



THE FUTURE IS NOW ! / LE FUTUR C’EST MAINTENANT ! Fabrice VALERE 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Jan 29, 2013

Grenada is hosting the conference in 2013 since the last one held here was in 1997 – over 15 years ago and it was time for Grenada to do so again.  In 1988, 5 years after the Grenada Revolution, the first conference was hosted and it was deemed to be an outstanding success with 588 registered Rotarians and Partners in Service - then known as Rotary Anns.  Grenada’s natural charm and eco –friendliness will provide the atmosphere to lure Rotarians and put them in the right frame of mind to focus on the RI theme – Peace Through Service. 

The conference centre will be at the Grenada Grand Beach Resort and Convention Centre.  It is the same location where the previous two conferences were held but the current facilities are bigger and more modern than before. 

The theme is the same theme which was created by R.I. President Tanaka - PEACE THROUGH SERVICE - and we decided that our District Conference theme should reflect that of R.I. 



District 7030 Conference in Grenada – 17 – 20 April 2013 Bashir Mohammed 2013-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jan 27, 2013
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Dear fellow Rotarians,

I am a Japanese businessman, and I wear a suit almost every day. The Rotary pin is always on my lapel. It is there because I am proud to be a Rotarian. Anywhere I go, people will see the pin and know who I am. Other Rotarians will see it and know that I am a friend, and people who are not Rotarians will see it as well. I want to be sure that all of them also understand the meaning of this pin.

This is why I am asking all of you to wear your Rotary pin and to raise awareness of what the pin means. I believe having that pin on your lapel changes you. It makes you think more before you speak and before you act. It makes you remember, all the time, that you are a Rotarian – and that as Rotarians, we are here to help.

RI President Tanaka Monthly Message - January, 2013 - Wear Your Rotary Pin! Stephen R Broome 2013-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Aug 02, 2012

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Sakuji Tanaka

Yashio, Saitama, Japan
President, Rotary International, 2012-13
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2006-10
Director, Rotary International, 2003-05
District Governor, 1994-95

S
akuji Tanaka is the former chair of the Daika Company and former president of the National Household Papers Distribution Association of Japan. He also has been vice president of the Yashio City Chamber of Commerce.

A member of the Rotary Club of Yashio since its charter in 1975, Tanaka has served RI as a director, Rotary Foundation trustee, chair of the 2009 Birmingham Convention Committee, member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force and Future Vision Committee, and regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, district governor, and training leader. Working with his district, he helped to construct a school building in Bangladesh.

Tanaka has received the RI Service Above Self Award and the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Kyoko, are Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors of the Permanent Fund, Major Donors, and members of the Arch C. Klumph Society. In addition, Tanaka has established an endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship.

He and Kyoko have been married since 1963 and have three children and six grandchildren.

Meet RI President Sakuji Tanaka Stephen R Broome 2012-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Aug 02, 2012

Rotarians and visitors to our website are invited to view the work of Rotary and Rotarians in District 7030. This video presentation was created by our District Public Relations committee. Rotarians in District 7030 are encouraged to have the video played on your local televison stations and to play the video at every opportunity you get to promote the work of Rotary District 7030. You can get copies of the video from PP Milton Inniss, District Public Relations Chair miltoninniss@caribsurf.com or you can view it also at youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1RXLU9HWdw

 

 

This is Rotary (District 7030) In The Caribbean Stephen R Broome 2012-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jun 09, 2012

ImageDearest Rotarians of District 7030

Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end but somewhere in the middle we've become the best of friends.  

As my year as DG comes to a close, I wish to thank you all once again for the kindness, hospitality and support you have shown me throughout the year. It truly has been a remarkable experience and I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve our District in this way.

Please see the full text of DG Lara farewell in June 2012 Monthly Newletter/Bulletin.

DG Lara's Farewell Message Stephen R Broome 2012-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation: Doing Good In The World Stephen R Broome 2012-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jun 09, 2012

ImageMy dear brothers and sisters in Rotary,

June is a time to reflect on the Rotary year that has nearly passed, and to look forward to the one that is soon to begin. We look back at what we have accomplished and measure our progress toward the goals we have set for ourselves. In Rotary, we may pause to reflect, but never to rest on our laurels – for as much as we have achieved, we are always aware of how much there is still to do.

President Banerjee June Message - Thank You for the Opportunity To Serve Stephen R Broome 2012-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on May 06, 2012

ImageAt the recently concluded District 7030 Conference, PETS and Assembly, the clubs present unanimously confirmed the appointment of Rotarian PP Elwin Atmodimedjo to the position of District Governor for the 2014-2015 Rotary Year. Elwin is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Paramaribo Residence, in Suriname and has served as Assistant Governor on three occasions.

Meet Our DGE for 2014-2015 Stephen R Broome 2012-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on May 05, 2012
 Emmanuel Jal, former Sudanese child soldier and now a recording artist, speaks  at the Rotary World Peace Symposium's opening plenary session, 3 May, in Bangkok, Thailand
Rotary World Peace Symposium Opens in Bangkok Stephen R Broome 2012-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on May 05, 2012
ImageThousands of Rotarians from around the world are celebrating Rotary’s achievements at the RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand. RI President Kalyan Banerjee delivered opening remarks while districts showcased their projects in the House of Friendship.
RI Convention Begins in Bangkok, Thailand Stephen R Broome 2012-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Apr 01, 2012
ImageDistrict 7030 is having its annual conference 2 - 7 April 2012. The conference this year will be held on board the cruise liner and is billed as a Rotary family experience since along with conference activities Rotarians will be able to visit the islands on the cruise itinerary and also get involved in all the extra curicular activies planned. This is a novel idea by DG Lara and everyone expects it to be hugely successful. Rotarians however, will participate in the annual PETS training followed by the conference activities which is normally an opportunity to showcase the work being done by Rotary in the District, prepare for the RI conference, recognize club projects and award Rotarians for their contribution to Rotary.
District Conference Sets Sail Stephen R Broome 2012-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Mar 19, 2012
ACTION BLUE WEEK WITH THE ELDERLY

Project Definition: To participate with the association during the week to lead a Blue day for seniors

Main actors: ROTARY CLUB IS CAYENNE-

This action would be to remove the elderly from their everyday environment (hospital, retirement home, home, loneliness etc. .....) a week in the year, all these people are in a park they are all, from different backgrounds, they learn about themselves and tell their children.

The entertainment: restaurants, walks or their performances are delivered and funded by the Rotary Club Cayenne East.

We try, with the commission to brighten the day that we participate in reading, dancing and games of yesteryear before, all these animations allow these seniors to smile again, the joy of living and a sunbeam especially those who live alone.

Transportation is by bus, ambulances and vehicles of the association "Trans-Disabled".

These events take place one week between October and November. Our club is involved Cayenne East for ten years with the association to help them in this action.
Rotary Club Cayenne support for the elderly project Stephen R Broome 2012-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
MARCH is LITERACY MONTH in ROTARY Stephen R Broome 2012-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Mar 08, 2012
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The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown was recently successful in receiving a grant from the government of Japan under their Grassroots Human Assistance funding program to expand our waste recycling facility. The Signing Ceremony took place Thursday, February 9th, 2012 with officials of the Embassy of Japan and the government of Antigua and Barbuda in attendance. I am attaching a newspaper article covering the event and pictures for your information. I hope this can be put on the district website and/or newsletter. It is notable that this is the first such grant received by an NGO in Antigua from the government of Japan, and once again shows the potential for clubs in our district to access international donor funds for our community service projects.
Rotary Recycling Project in Antigua Gets US$77K Funding from Japan Stephen R Broome 2012-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Mar 08, 2012
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The Rotary Club of Bequia is one of three clubs in St.Vincent and the Grenadines. The Rotary Club of Bequia received its charter on 19th September, 1988 and started with 25 member led by a conspicuous president Mr. Chester Peters.
Since then other major projects includes: .Youth on the sea programme, Installation of pumps on wall on Bequia, Installation of traffic mirrors; Senior citizens Christmas luncheon; Twinning with another organization to set up the ‘‘ Bequia Medical Emergency Fund’’ ;Assisted with books for the Paget Farm Community Library; Assisted with medical supplies for the Bequia Hospital; National Heroes Day inter School Athletics Championship on Bequia and many more projects.

One of our major fundraisers is our annual fisherman’s day event. This is held the weekend after our national carnival festival. Most people see this event as a cool down from our biggest festival of the year, carnival. Many visitors come over from mainland St.Vincent to be a part of this event. This year’s activity will be held on Saturday 7th July, 2012.

The one day event has grown over the past 15 years into the biggest fishing event on the calendar of island and remarkably for such a tiny island.The event sees fishermen taking to the sea as early as 1 o’ clock in the morning in many different categories; trolling, long line, seine, bottom line etc and return at 3pm.

On the day fish is prepared in many different ways and serve with side dishes (fry, stew, boil, roast, etc). At the is also a solid bar and music to keep you going. At the end of the competition prizes are awarded to the fisherman with the heaviest catch in each category, the heaviest single catch/ fish, each boat also receives a token of appreciation for participating.

Rotary Bequia Annual Fisherman’s Day Competition Stephen R Broome 2012-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jan 15, 2012

 How can Rotary stay relevant to younger members? Hear answers from Rotarians to this question and others in Rotary Minute, a series of short videos, now available on iTunes through a free podcast subscription.

Read the secret to reaching Generation Y next page... 

 

How Can Rotary stay relevant for younger members? Stephen R Broome 2012-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jan 15, 2012
ImageThe needs spanning Rotary's six areas of focus are vast, ranging from lack of access to clean water to the need for immunization that prevent deadly diseases. Learn more in the Rotary's Areas of Focus publication

Rotary clubs serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development


Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation recognize these six areas of focus as organizational priorities, and there are countless ways that Rotarians can address these needs locally and internationally. For ideas, consult the publication Rotary’s Areas of Focus

Rotary's Areas of Focus Stephen R Broome 2012-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary celebrates India's first polio-free year Stephen R Broome 2012-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Nov 20, 2011

It’s every Rotarian’s responsibility to boost club membership and ensure the future of Rotary. No member takes this duty more seriously than RI President Kalyan Banerjee.

“The more members we have, the more Rotary can do,” Banerjee says. “Rotarians must refer new members. Our current annual growth is 5 percent, but if every two years each Rotarian brought in a new member, our membership would grow by 50 percent.”

Despite a busy schedule, Banerjee continues to find potential members during his travels as RI president. “Today you can recruit anybody, anywhere,” he says. “I might meet someone on a flight to Los Angeles or Bangkok who would make a good member, and if I do, I refer that person.”

Follow Banerjee’s example today by referring a family member, friend, or business associate. The online form has been updated, so it’s even easier now to refer a member.

See how the Presidential Citation, Changemaker Award can help your club set tangible membership goals

 

 

RI PRESIDENT MAKES MEMBERSHIP A PRIORITY Stephen R Broome 2011-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Nov 20, 2011
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LARA QUENTRALL-THOMAS MBA

 

Lara Quentrall-Thomas is the founder and CEO of Regency Recruitment Limited. In addition to recruitment and HR, she facilitates training workshops and lectures on career, interview and resume preparation. A frequent media guest, Lara is regularly called on to speak about employment related issues.

 

Her education includes an MBA from Henley School of Management and degree in Business and Tourism Management from the University of the West of England.

 

She has held many Rotary positions including Club President, GSE Team Leader and District Rotaract Chair. DG Lara is also a major contributor to The Rotary Foundation.

 

Her philanthropic activities include Director, founding member and 1st President of the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT), fundraising for the TTSPCA and Dyslexia Association Bursary Fund, as well as volunteering as a Director of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago.

Meet Our District Governor 2011-2012 Stephen R Broome 2011-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Nov 19, 2011
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Over a month ago, I walked into the Chicago airport with an overstuffed suitcase, a banner from my sponsor Rotary club, and a huge smile on my face. On my way to the airport, I had experienced a range of emotions —excitement, contemplation, and apprehension at the thought of leaving my mother, grandmother, dog, and everything else I had grown to know and love for all twenty-two years of my life in my hometown.

But the thought of being in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe for a year as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar was enough to make me feel thrilled about what was coming

 

Ambassadorial Scholarship: Renata Sago’s Scholarship Experience Stephen R Broome 2011-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
RI President Kalyan Banerjee Stephen R Broome 2011-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Minute: What will Rotary be in the Future Stephen R Broome 2011-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jan 31, 2011

Dear Rotary Club President and President-elect,

This is an announcement to all Rotary club leadership that Rotary International is conducting four new pilot programs beginning 1 July 2011 and operating through 30 June 2014 and is looking for clubs to participate in them. 

In support of the RI Strategic Plan goal to 'foster club innovation and flexibility' the Board would like to evaluate and measure the impact alternative membership types and club operations have on member activities and engagement, membership growth and retention, improved member diversity, increased community and international service, increased support of The Rotary Foundation, and overall club effectiveness. Below is a brief recap of each pilot program. At this link are more detailed fact sheets for each of these pilots, guidelines for selection, terms of participation, and an implementation plan: 

http://www.rotary.org/en/members/generalinformation/pilots/Pages/ridefault.aspx

Satellite Club
The Satellite Club Pilot will allow a Rotary club to conduct multiple club meetings during a week, each taking place at a different location, a different day and/or a different time.

Corporate Membership
The Corporate Membership Pilot will allow a corporation or company in the club's area to become a member of the Rotary Club, through a club established membership approval process, and appoint a certain number of Designees as the individuals attending meetings, serving on projects, voting on club matters, serving as club officers and on club committees, etc.

Associate Membership
An Associate Membership Pilot will allow an individual to become associated and acquainted with a Rotary Club, its members, its programs and projects, and the expectations of club membership with the intent of becoming an active member within a designated period of time.

Innovation & Flexibility
This pilot project focuses on letting clubs self-determine their operations to fit better with their members' and community needs.  Clubs will be authorized to make changes to the Standard Rotary Club Constitution and to their Rotary Club Bylaws in any area other than RI membership dues requirements.

A total of 200 clubs will be accepted to participate in each pilot, with a goal of equal representation from the thirty-four (34) zones. Clubs wishing to participate must have been chartered prior to 30 June 2009.

The deadline for submitting a pilot application form is 1 April 2011. Decisions for club selections will be made by 1 May 2011. Club and district officers will be notified of clubs selected to participate by 31 May 2011.

To participate in these pilot programs, your club must be in good financial standing and you will need agreement from the current club president and club president-elect along with the agreement of 2/3 of the members of the club.  At this link are the project plan details and application form:

http://www.rotary.org/en/members/generalinformation/pilots/Pages/ridefault.aspx

You may email questions to ripilotprograms@rotary.org or contact your Club and District Support representative. You may submit the application via email to ripilotprograms@rotary.org or fax to 1-847-556-2196.

I encourage all club presidents to consider participating in these pilot programs in an effort to ensure Rotary's continued success and secure its future in a changing world. 

Sincerely,  


Ed Futa
General Secretary, Rotary International

RI Pilot Programs Stephen R Broome 2011-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jan 31, 2011
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February 2011 

This Rotary year features a culture of innovation in which we are looking at all aspects of our policies, practices, and procedures to see if they can be modernized and improved. Not surprisingly for an old and large organization like ours, we are identifying many areas that could, and should, be brought up to date.

But at the same time, I fully recognize that some things are so significant in Rotary’s success that they are sacrosanct. They are referred to in the RI Strategic Plan as our core values, but I prefer to call them our DNA. They are the characteristics that distinguish Rotary from all other organizations. They are the essence of who Rotarians are and what Rotarians have in common around the world.

The five core values named in the RI Strategic Plan are fellowship, service, integrity, diversity, and leadership. Young people prefer the word networking to our traditional word of fellowship, but to me they are equivalent. Both words lead to lasting friendships in our clubs, which keep us together between projects and which make Rotary membership truly priceless. Friendship is clearly the most essential element of Rotary’s DNA!

Rotarians should not worry that the current emphasis on modernization will damage our core values. That would be alien to Cowboy Logic, which includes the admonitions “Remember that some things are not for sale” and “Know where to draw the line.” I want to assure Rotarians that we will not alter the values and attitudes that have made Rotary a premier organization – one that is now on the world stage through PolioPlus!

We have so much to be proud of as Rotarians. This is our finest hour, and our best days are still ahead as we help our clubs to be Bigger, Better, and Bolder. Along with our five core values, persistent progress is another prestigious part of Rotary’s DNA! 

IPP RI
Ray Klinginsmith

The Strategic Plan is part of our Rotary DNA Stephen R Broome 2011-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
Below is a group photo of the team at Wilmington Airport, North Carolina and here are some first impressions from the team ..
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LARA QUENTRALL-THOMAS – TRINIDAD (Team Leader)
"The Rotarians of District 7730 are incredible hosts and our team presentations have been very well received. So far, so great !"
 
SASHA JARVIS – ANTIGUA
"Everyone has welcomed us with open arms.  My host for the first part of the trip is Sandy Morckel and she has been great. I am looking forward to the next 28 days."
 
CHAD BLACKMAN – BARBADOS
"I must say that already the GSE journey has far surpassed all expectations. The Rotary family here in District 7730 is absolutely amazing".

WENDY RAMOUTARSING – SURINAME
"North Carolina is beyond expectations, as is my team and my host families...the weather keeps me smiling!"
 
JUDITH GILL – BARBADOS
"I am enjoying GSE, it's interesting to present to so many diverse groups.  Who knew they would want to know about pirates!"
 
GSE Team at Wilmington Airport, North Carolina 2010-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 13, 2010

ROTARY DISTRICT 7030 – AN OVERVIEW

District 7030 is a unique District that can be regarded as a mini Rotary International.

The reason for this is that the District covers fourteen Countries with 69 Clubs meeting in 19 different territories across the District.

The actual geography is as follows starting in the South on the South American continent with French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana and as it goes north encompassing the Eastern Caribbean, or as some people may know it, part of the old British and French West Indies.

ROTARY DISTRICT 7030 – AN OVERVIEW 2010-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
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Many IPPs are confronted by the dilemma of what to do after their year as President. The hectic period as President is over and now there is a lull. It is necessary for them to consider why Rotary International retains the IPP as a member of the club Board?

In this regard I would like to share some thoughts prepared by PDG Dr Paul CK Lee on this subject with you. I have benefitted tremendously from the insights given by PDG Paul and I hope that you will too.

The are many reasons why the IPP continues on as a member of the Rotary club Board. The more important reasons are as follows:

1. CONTINUITY OF CLUB PROJECTS

Club projects very often may not be completed within one Rotary Year. The IPP plays an important role in ensuring that the projects are continued to be implemented properly and completed smoothly. It is important for the IPP to recognize that when a project goes into the next Rotary Year, the current President and Board have the right of decision making. The IPP must accept this and continue to support the new Board.

2. CONTINUITY OF PRESIDENTIAL & BOARD DECISIONS

Very often the Board decisions of one Rotary Year need to be carried forward to the next Rotary year. The IPP plays the role of advising the Board on the merits of such decisions, as well as, whether fresh approvals from the current Board are required.

3. GUIDE PRESIDENT/BOARD ON PAST PRACTICES

The IPP can play a vital role by providing for continuity on many issues by advising the Board on the past practices and the merits of each of these practices. The decision of whether to continue with such past practices rests with the current Board.

See full document under DOWNLOADS ON YOUR LEFT 

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"Keeping the Member in Rotary - Keeping Rotary in the Member"

This article outlines 6 key action items required in order to retain members within your Rotary club. Learn how you can:

        1. Inform all non-Rotarian visitors of various Rotary International programs
        2. Invite a propsective member with a personal visit by the club's membership committee
        3. Induct new members in a dignified and meaningful manner
        4. Orient the new member properly
        5. Educate the new member about Rotary 

See full article and download at the MEMBERSHIP page 

 

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Why are you a Rotarian? What does Service Above Self mean to you? 

How can you get more involved? Hear  answers to these questions and more from Rotarians around the world with Rotary Minute.

Each month, we’ll feature a new video about a topic of interest to you.

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