How Rotary Zones 33-34 Feed 10Million Initiative Tackles Hunger During COVID-19 2020-12-04 04:00:00Z 0
How Rotary Is Alleviating The Effects Of Isolation During COVID-19 2020-12-02 04:00:00Z 0
Accountability and Inclusion: A DEI Series 2020-11-28 04:00:00Z 0
Interact Virtual Global Youth Summit 2020 - Update 2020-11-26 04:00:00Z 0
International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians 2020-11-25 04:00:00Z 0
D7030: Journey From Interact To Rotary 2020-11-24 04:00:00Z 0
Zones 33/34 Leadership Summit: 2020 General Session and Closing Ceremony 2020-11-23 04:00:00Z 0
RTC Barbados: Super Service Saturdays 2020-11-22 04:00:00Z 0
Zones 33/34 Leadership Summit: 2020 Opening Ceremony 2020-11-21 04:00:00Z 0
D7030 Webinar: Transforming The Way We Eat 2020-11-20 04:00:00Z 0
2020 Zone Summit Spotlight: PDG Roger Bose - Zone 33/34 DGE Training Assistant Chair 2020-11-18 04:00:00Z 0
When Hunger Hits Home: Global Food Insecurity Is A Local Issue 2020-11-17 04:00:00Z 0

District 7030 Special: Grants & Giving

Posted on Nov 15, 2020
 
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District 7030 Special: Grants & Giving 2020-11-15 04:00:00Z 0
RTC Barbados: Cranberries Give Back 2020-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
D7030 Special Event: Transforming The Way We Eat 2020-11-13 04:00:00Z 0

District 7030: Alumni Reconnect Special Event

Posted on Nov 11, 2020
 
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District 7030: Alumni Reconnect Special Event 2020-11-11 04:00:00Z 0
2020-21 Rotaract Presidential Conferences 2020-11-10 04:00:00Z 0
High-Speed Internet Isn’t A Luxury Anymore 2020-11-08 04:00:00Z 0
Historic Moments - When Rotary Became Intercontinental 2020-11-07 04:00:00Z 0
Public Image and Relations In The Age Of COVID-19 2020-11-05 04:00:00Z 0
Raise For Rotary - A Great Way To Recognize & Support Foundation Month 2020-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
Hybrid Rotary Meetings Technology Guide 2020-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary/Rotaract: An Introduction To Rotary Foundation Grants 2020-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
2020-2021 District Governor Message (November) 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Zone 34 Public Image Citation Updates 2020-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Zones 33 & 34 Virtual Leadership Summit 2020 2020-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
Interact Virtual Global Youth Summit 2020 2020-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Final Segment of District 6960 Infinite Possibilities Series 1: Women In Rotary 2020-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
ONE CARIBBEAN Multi-District World Polio Day Event Update 2020-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
The Important Work Of Fighting Polio Must Continue 2020-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
RC Antigua: Donation To OCS Reading Project 2020-10-22 04:00:00Z 0
District 7030 Special Event - PolioPlus Within The Context of COVID-19 [Carol Pandak] 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z 0
Community Development During A Pandemic 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Reshaping Rotary’s Future With Online Learning 2020-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
ONE CARIBBEAN Multi-District World Polio Day Online Event 2020-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Celebrate World Interact Week 2020 2020-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
First Time PHF Special Offer 2020-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
What Is Strategic Planning? 2020-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
District 7030 Special Event - Website Optimization & Conversions 2020-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
RC St. Lucia Sunset: I Pledge Campaign 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
2020 Interact Awards 2020-10-07 04:00:00Z 0
Educating During A Pandemic And Beyond 2020-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week 2020-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
2020-2021 District Governor Message (October) 2020-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
RC Garden City: Our Newest Rotary Club In District 7030 2020-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
RC Kourou: 50th Anniversary 2020-09-28 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Dr. Tunji Funsho Named One Of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People In The World

Posted on Sep 27, 2020
 
It is with great pride that Rotary International announces that one of our own has been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” On 22nd September, Dr. Tunji Funsho, Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Chair was named to the TIME 100 list for his critical leadership in working with Rotary members and our partners to achieve a wild polio-free Nigeria and eradicate the wild poliovirus in the African region. He is the first Rotary member to receive this honor for our work to eradicate polio. You can view Dr. Funsho’s profile on the TIME website here.
 
Rotarian Dr. Tunji Funsho Named One Of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People In The World 2020-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

District 7030: Grants & Giving

Posted on Sep 26, 2020
  
 
As part of Rotary Foundation month, on 14th November, the District 7030 Rotary Foundation Grants Sub-Committee is proud to host an online session on Grants and Giving. With a cadre of experienced and expert speakers, this educational and informative event should be attended by all Rotarians and Rotaractors, whether spearheading Rotary Foundation club activities or interested in sourcing funds for club projects. Click here for more information and to register.
District 7030: Grants & Giving 2020-09-26 04:00:00Z 0

RC Paramaribo Residence: Go GLO 2020

Posted on Sep 25, 2020
 
On 10th September, the Rotary Club of Paramaribo Residence held the 19th edition of its Go GLO event and achieved great success. GLO is a Dutch abbreviation for 'Normal Lower Education' which applies to primary or elementary schools. Go GLO is the club's yearly signature event where the top graduates from primary schools are honored and put into the spotlight. The event aims to encourage and motivate younger generations (8-12 years old) to do their very best at school. This year the event was made completely ‘Corona proof’ by organizing a drive-thru party for the graduates. A Go GLO event record of 301 participants passed by different “hotspots” where they received gifts, snacks, school supplies. The event was topped off with certificate presentations to students by the Minster of Education and Minister of Defence. The top 5 students for the year received special awards, as well as, recognition from the Minister of Education Ms Marie Levens.
 
RC Paramaribo Residence: Go GLO 2020 2020-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

RC Demerara Membership

Posted on Sep 23, 2020
 
There are many reasons to join Rotary! Check out the Video Guide to current members and potential new candidates for membership from the Rotary Club of Demerara. There’s information about the Club, a bit of Club history, some details on what projects and activities the club has been working on since 1993, and some ways in which persons can join or contribute to make the world a better place. District 7030 congratulated RC Demerara on wonderful achievement to expand the reach and increase the impact of Rotary. Read more for RC Demerara's latest club newsletters.
 
RC Demerara Membership 2020-09-23 04:00:00Z 0

RID Peter Kyle - Rotary's History As A Peace-Building Organization

Posted on Sep 22, 2020
  
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In recognition of World Peace Day on 21st September, the District 7030 Peace-Building Committee hosted Rotary International Director Peter Kyle as part of its 3rd online peace-building session. It was a most educational address which included a historical account and perspective of Rotary's origins and involvement in peace-building over the last 75 years, as well as, the future of Rotary as a peace-building organization. For those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, recordings of the session are now available. Click here to view the session in English. En reconnaissance de la Journée Mondiale de la Paix le 21 Septembre, le Comité de Consolidation de la Paix du District 7030 a accueilli le directeur du Rotary International Peter Kyle dans le cadre de sa troisième session de consolidation de la paix en ligne. C'était une allocution très éducative qui comprenait un compte rendu historique et une perspective des origines et de l'implication du Rotary dans la consolidation de la paix au cours des 75 dernières années, ainsi que sur l'avenir du Rotary en tant qu'organisation de consolidation de la paix.. Pour ceux qui l'ont raté ou pour ceux qui veulent le revoir, des enregistrements de la session sont maintenant disponibles. Cliquez ici pour voir la session en français.
RID Peter Kyle - Rotary's History As A Peace-Building Organization 2020-09-22 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrating An International Day of Peace

Posted on Sep 21, 2020
 
Monday 21st September - International Day of Peace or World Peace Day - a day each year observed around the world and declared by the UN General Assembly as one devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. Rather, our common enemy is a tireless virus that threatens our health, security and very way of life. COVID-19 has thrown our world into turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can impact people everywhere. Read more to see how this day has been celebrated around the world.
Celebrating An International Day of Peace 2020-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

RC St. Augustine: Annual Golf For Life Tournament

Posted on Sep 20, 2020
 
 
The Rotary Club of St Augustine will be hosting its 10th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament, 'Golf for Life' on Saturday 3rd October, 2019 at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club in Trincity, Trinidad. This golf tournament is a major fundraiser with proceeds to the Club’s Areas of Focus for Disease Prevention and Literacy Projects. To find out how you participate in this event, please review the Poster attached with a registration form, along with a profile of the Rotary Club of St Augustine. The contribution per team is TT$3,000.00. In keeping with COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols, Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club recently published adjustments, which is also included here as a reference. For more information on the event, please email rotaryclubofstaugustinett@gmail.com
RC St. Augustine: Annual Golf For Life Tournament 2020-09-20 04:00:00Z 0

RC Maraval: Virtual Cooking Extravaganza Fundraiser

Posted on Sep 19, 2020
 
The Rotary Club of Maraval is excited to share the details of their Virtual Cooking Extravaganza Fundraiser happening on Saturday September 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm to 7.30pm. This family event is facilitated by internationally acclaimed chef Debra Sardinah-Metivier and will, not only be fun, but, is also for a good cause! Net proceeds contributed will be spent on providing children in need with tools for virtual learning and improved literacy! For more information view event video or contact rotarymaraval@gmail.com
RC Maraval: Virtual Cooking Extravaganza Fundraiser 2020-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

RC Liamuiga Donates To Saddlers Home For The Elderly

Posted on Sep 18, 2020
 
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –  On Thursday September 17th, members of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga were on hand to make a timely donation to the Saddlers Home for the Elderly. The intimate handover ceremony took place on the heels of National Heroes Day at the Department of Social Services and Community Development. Club President Deniece Alleyne officially made the presentation of 100 disposable masks and a cheque for EC$1000 towards the purchase of bed covers. Deputy Director in Department of Social Services and Community Development, Ms Ann Wigley, accepted on behalf of the Saddlers Home.
RC Liamuiga Donates To Saddlers Home For The Elderly 2020-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
D7030 Peace-Building: Rotary's Historical Role As A Peace-Building Organization [Peter Kyle] 2020-09-16 04:00:00Z 0

District 7030 Special Event - Supporting Education [RIPE Shekhar Mehta]

Posted on Sep 12, 2020
  
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On 12th September 2020, Rotary District 7030 proudly hosted Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta who facilitated a most informative online session on the T-E-A-C-H Program in India. In this most informative session, RIPE Shekar, shared his expertise, experience on how this program was a milestone achievement across the sub-continent and a tangible example of how one of Rotary's seven Areas of Focus - Supporting Education - can be means to bring about global change, as well as, improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. For those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, recordings of the session are now available. Click here to view the session in English and read more to download the presentation.
District 7030 Special Event - Supporting Education [RIPE Shekhar Mehta] 2020-09-12 04:00:00Z 0

RC Liamuiga Donates School Supplies

 
 
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – On Saturday 5th September, the Rotary Club of Liamuiga held its first community service project for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year. With the start of the academic year just 2 days away, a Back-to-School Supplies distribution initiative was conducted at the Anglican Church Hall. During a brief ceremony chaired by President Deniece Alleyne, school bags filled with much-needed items were presented to 18 students in-need from various primary schools throughout St. Kitts. Each student received a backpack filled with notebooks, ruler, pencils, pencil eraser and pens. In her remarks to the parents, guardians and students in attendance, President Deniece highlighted the difficult financial struggles that the ongoing pandemic has caused. She also encouraged the students to do their best during the upcoming school year and pledged the RC Liamuiga’s continued support for education and youth development.
RC Liamuiga Donates School Supplies 2020-09-09 04:00:00Z 0

RC Central Port of Spain: 2020 Member Quotes

Posted on Sep 08, 2020
 
During the month of August, the membership committee of the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain asked its members for quotes on Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain for Rotary International’s Membership month. Each quote was then featured daily for the month and shared on the club's social media platforms. View attached file for a summary of the members' quotes.
RC Central Port of Spain: 2020 Member Quotes 2020-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

United Nations International Day of Peace

Posted on Sep 06, 2020
 
Since 1981 the United Nations (UN) has observed International Day of Peace to raise awareness, educate people and promote peace through cessation of acts of war and violence over a 24-hour period. On  September 21st, the International Day of Peace will be celebrated under the theme "Shaping Peace Together". Auspiciously, Promoting Peace is one of Rotary's seven areas of focus with Rotarians around the world dedicated to the goals of building international relationships, improving lives and creating a better world.
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RC Antigua Supported By Citizenship by Investment Unit

Posted on Sep 04, 2020
 
On Wednesday 2nd September, the Chief Executive Officer of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Mrs. Charmaine Donovan, presented a cheque of EC$25,000 to the Rotary Club of Antigua. EC$10,000 will be allocated to expanding the club’s oversubscribed COVID-19 Relief Food Voucher Programme, while EC$15,000 will be used to assist with building two new classrooms at the School for the Deaf. The CIU also made a donation of school supplies including bags, books, pens and pencils to the club’s Back to School initiative.
 
RC Antigua Supported By Citizenship by Investment Unit 2020-09-04 04:00:00Z 0

RC Portsmouth: Global Grant Approved To Help Schools In Dominica

Posted on Sep 03, 2020
 
Devastated by Category 5 Hurricane Maria in 2017, most of the 59 primary schools on the island Commonwealth of Dominica were severely damaged or collapsed and the computers and books in the schools were destroyed. Restoring Learning Technologies is an initiative from the IT for Dominica Foundation out of Alberta, Canada to mitigate some of these losses. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Rotary clubs located in Canada and Dominica along with the IT for Dominica Foundation, the gap in providing learning resources and information technology (IT) support for students in 30 primary schools is about to be met.
 
RC Portsmouth: Global Grant Approved To Help Schools In Dominica 2020-09-03 04:00:00Z 0

D7030 Special Event: Address on Basic Education & Literacy by RIPE Shekhar Mehta

Posted on Sep 02, 2020
   
 
Rotary District 7030 is proud to host another milestone event during the 2020-2021 Rotary Year. In recognition of Basic Education & Literacy Month on 12th September, RI President-Elect Shekhar Mehta will address District 7030 on his experiences with one of Rotary's Area of Focus - Supporting Education - and how clubs and members this month and every month can explore opportunities to serve their communities. Please register for this online event at your earliest convenience
Le District 7030 du Rotary est fier d'accueillir un autre événement marquant au cours de l'année rotarienne 2020-2021. En reconnaissance du Mois de l'Éducation de Base et de l'Alphabétisation le 12 Septembre, le Président Élu du RI, Shekhar Mehta, s'adressera au District 7030 sur ses expériences avec l'un des domaines d'intervention du Rotary - Soutenir l'Éducation - et comment les clubs et les membres de ce mois et chaque mois peuvent explorer les opportunités servir leurs communautés. Veuillez vous inscrire à cet événement en ligne dans les meilleurs délais.
D7030 Special Event: Address on Basic Education & Literacy by RIPE Shekhar Mehta 2020-09-02 04:00:00Z 0

2020-2021 District Governor Message (September)

Posted on Sep 01, 2020
 
My Rotary Family, we are already one sixth of the way through the Rotary year and it feels like just yesterday we were waking up to the start of the new year. In September, Rotary focuses on Basic Education and Literacy. Did you know that over 776 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate? While we in District 7030 open opportunities to support education, we should remember that this month's theme is also integral to our mission to promote peace in our District and our world. Remember that without basic education and literacy, poverty and inequality will persist, and with these conditions, peace cannot exist.
2020-2021 District Governor Message (September) 2020-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

RC Antigua Sundown Supports Health and Sanitation

Posted on Aug 31, 2020
 
In June 2020, the Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) donated much needed cleaning and sanitation supplies to the All Saints Heath Center. According to health professionals at the center, the products will be distributed among the five (5) major clinics across the island. Continuing its charitable work, RCAS embarked on a second phase of the project where President Julian Wilkins presented fifteen (15) gallons of bleach and five (5) gallons of disinfectant for distribution. The donation is timely said Dr. Jonathan McComie, as the general health and sanitation of all centers are paramount particularly during this time of COVID-19.
RC Antigua Sundown Supports Health and Sanitation 2020-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
RC St. Augustine: Surviving COVID-19 2020-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

Catch Up on District 6960 Infinite Possibilities Series 1: Women In Rotary

Posted on Aug 29, 2020
 
INFINITE POSSIBILITIES: Women In Rotary! is a Four-Part Membership Series offering Rotarians the unique opportunity to hear from some of the most dynamic speakers in Rotary, and get a front row seat to learn from major Rotary International speakers. The topics focus on Rotary history, celebrations, challenges, vision, encouragement, enthusiasm and motivation to grow your membership!  You will find each one-hour webinar well worth your time and attention. The first webinar in July featured Sylvia Whitlock, the first Female Rotary Club President, and the recently held second session on Boldly Leading The Way featured Jenny Stotts. For those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, recordings of the session are now available...Keep reading to watch. 
Catch Up on District 6960 Infinite Possibilities Series 1: Women In Rotary 2020-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

District 7030 Special Event - Present Like A Pro [Michael Angelo Caruso]

Posted on Aug 27, 2020
  
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On 26th August 2020, Rotary District 7030 proudly hosted Rotarian Michael Angelo Caruso - Public Image Coordinator for Zone 28 East - who facilitated a most informative online session Present Like A Pro...Online and In-Person. In this most dynamic and targeted presentation and discussion, Michael - also known as the "speaker's speaker" - and who's entertaining speaking style helps leaders, salespeople, customer service teams and Rotarians around the world, shared his expertise, experience and some invaluable tips and insights on how to be a better speaker/presenter. Whether by connecting and engaging with an audience though speaking style, body language, content planning or calls to action, Michael's tips and guidelines are sure to provide all with great lessons on how to better deliver information whether for work, for Rotary or in life. For those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, recordings of the session are now available. Click here to view the session in English. Le 26 août 2020, le District 7030 du Rotary a fièrement accueilli le Rotarien Michael Angelo Caruso - Coordonnateur de l'Image Publique pour la Zone 28 Est - qui a animé une session en ligne des plus informatives appelée Présent Comme un Pro ... Virtuellement et en Personne. Dans cette présentation et discussion des plus dynamiques et ciblées, Michael - également connu sous le nom de "conférencier" - et dont le style de discours divertissant aide les dirigeants, les vendeurs, les équipes de service client et les Rotariens du monde entier, a partagé son expertise, son expérience et quelques conseils et astuces inestimables. des idées sur la façon d'être un meilleur orateur / présentateur. Que ce soit en se connectant et en interagissant avec un public via le style de parole, le langage corporel, la planification de contenu ou des appels à l'action, les conseils et directives de Michael ne manqueront pas de fournir à tous d'excellentes leçons sur la façon de mieux fournir des informations que ce soit pour le travail, pour le Rotary ou dans la vie. Pour ceux qui l'ont raté ou pour ceux qui veulent le revoir, des enregistrements de la session sont maintenant disponibles. Cliquez ici pour voir la session en français.
District 7030 Special Event - Present Like A Pro [Michael Angelo Caruso] 2020-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

WHO Declares Africa Free of Wild Poliovirus

Posted on Aug 25, 2020
 
RotaryDistrict7030 is overwhelmed to announce that Africa has been declared free of the wild poliovirus by the WHO !! The continent has stamped out wild poliovirus after a three-decade campaign against a disease that once paralyzed 75,000 children on the continent every year. The achievement is a major step toward ridding the globe of the virus that causes the disabling — and sometimes deadly — disease of polio: Only Afghanistan and Pakistan are still reporting cases. This is a milestone achievement in our lifetimes and all members of the Rotary family should celebrate and promote the news as much as possible so that the world knows that we are #ThisClose to eradicating polio from the globe. For more information, visit endpolio.org
 
WHO Declares Africa Free of Wild Poliovirus 2020-08-25 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Clubs of South Trinidad - PriceSmart Hampers For COVID-19 Relief

Posted on Aug 24, 2020
 
In late August, a generous donation of 420 hampers was provided by PriceSmart to the Rotary clubs of South Trinidad. Targeted for distribution among those in particular need as a result of the effects of COVID-19, the initiative was spearheaded by Patricia Woods of the Price Philanthropies Foundation (formerly Price Family Charitable Fund) - a private nonprofit foundation established by the founders of PriceSmart. Also a Rotarian, Patricia emphasized that this donation is part of PriceSmart’s initiative to assist countries within the Caribbean during this challenging time and complimented a previous donation of hampers made earlier by PriceSmart to the Rotary clubs of Central Trinidad.
Rotary Clubs of South Trinidad - PriceSmart Hampers For COVID-19 Relief 2020-08-24 04:00:00Z 0

NewGen PeaceBuilders - Building A Culture of Peace

Posted on Aug 23, 2020
  
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On 22nd August 2020, in its 2nd peace-building online session, the District 7030 Peace-Building Committee hosted Patricia Shafer - Executive Director of NewGen PeaceBuilders - who presented on Building a Culture of Peace: Putting Principles of Positive Peace and Young People at the Center of a Global Dream. In this most dynamic and informative presentation, Patricia, a Rotary Peace Fellow, Rotary Positive Peace Activator and IEP Global Peace Index Ambassador, shared her perspectives gained from eight years of leading the nonprofit NewGen Peacebuilders. For those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, recordings of the session are now available. Click here to view the session in English. Le 22 août 2020, lors de sa deuxième session en ligne sur la consolidation de la paix, le Comité de consolidation de la paix du district 7030 a accueilli Patricia Shafer - Directrice exécutive de NewGen PeaceBuilders - qui a présenté sur Construire une culture de la paix: mettre les principes de la paix positive et des jeunes à la Centre d'un rêve mondial. Dans cette présentation la plus dynamique et la plus informative, Patricia, boursière du Rotary pour la paix, activatrice du Rotary pour la paix positive et ambassadrice de l'indice mondial de la paix de l'IEP, a partagé ses perspectives acquises au cours de huit ans à la tête de l'organisation à but non lucratif NewGen Peacebuilders. Pour ceux qui l'ont raté ou pour ceux qui veulent le revoir, des enregistrements de la session sont maintenant disponibles. Cliquez ici pour voir la session en français.
NewGen PeaceBuilders - Building A Culture of Peace 2020-08-23 04:00:00Z 0

New Rotary Satellite Club in Trinidad and Tobago

Posted on Aug 22, 2020

Rotarians know the importance of building our membership and expanding our reach...so it is most critical for us to recognize and commemorate each time we grow as a District and add to our collective tapestry. Effective 2nd July 2020, the Rotary Satellite Club of Diego Martin Evening, Trinidad and Tobago was officially established as a satellite club of the Rotary Club of Diego Martin, and consequently increased the number of satellite clubs in District 7030 from two to three.
New Rotary Satellite Club in Trinidad and Tobago 2020-08-22 04:00:00Z 0

Get Ready For World Polio Day

Posted on Aug 21, 2020
 
Start planning your World Polio Day event now!
 
World Polio Day is October 24.  Now's the time to start planning events in your community.  You'll find resources to help you plan and promote your event, including a sample press release and social media messages and graphics, in the World Polio Day Toolkit.  Although hosting in-person events may be restrictive or limited, simultaneously streaming live events, watch parties and virtual events are now serving as great models for clubs, particularly as the first World Polio Day live event in a COVID-19 world approaches. Last year, Rotarians hosted more than 4,000 World Polio Day events in 90+ countries.  Let's plan even more events this year, whether large or small, whether in-person or online and let the world know that the fight to end polio isn't over. Don't forget to register your event and join persons from all over the world on World Polio Day.
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Young Inventor of Eco-Friendly Bricks Comes Full Circle

Posted on Aug 19, 2020
 
Binish Desai began working on an eco-friendly brick made out of recycling and waste, when he was 11. The former Rotary Youth Exchange student, inventor, and entrepreneur credits Rotary with giving him the support to pursue his dreams. Now he’s giving back through a new Rotary club. Over nearly two decades he has come up with several inventions; built and lost a company; founded, with his wife, several women’s empowerment centers; and generally concocted ways to improve the lives of everyone in his very broadly defined community. Central to his success has been his involvement with Rotary, a relationship that was sparked by a family connection and nurtured by a year in the United States as a Rotary Youth Exchange student. Now, as a charter member of the Rotary Club of Vibrant Valsad, his life in Rotary has taken flight. Click here to read more
Young Inventor of Eco-Friendly Bricks Comes Full Circle 2020-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Why Being Kind Is As Important As Ever

Posted on Aug 18, 2020
Your parents told you to be nice to people. Guess what? They were right. Here’s why.
 
Doing good doesn’t only benefit other people. It helps us, too. Studies show that helping others boosts serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes us feel satisfied. Another benefit to feeling rewarded when we do good: It lowers our stress levels. Who couldn’t use that right now? Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere are feeling anxious about their health, their families, their jobs, and their futures. Click here to read more.
Why Being Kind Is As Important As Ever 2020-08-18 04:00:00Z 0

Z34 PI BootCamp: Learn How to Use Canva to Create Engaging Content

Posted on Aug 17, 2020
 
 

If you have attended any of the Zone 34 webinars, you know they are big fans of Canva and use it to create most of the graphics, emails, slide decks, animations, and social posts they need. Canva is chock full of template ideas, free clip art and images, plus you can load all of the Rotary logos and the Rotary color palette to make sure your creative stays on brand. In this session, Zone 34 Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator Kelsey Mitchell is joined by Zone 33 Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator LaShonda Delivuk to teach the basics, in addition to tips and tricks for the more seasoned Canva users. Registration is open to all Rotarians and Rotaractors.
Z34 PI BootCamp: Learn How to Use Canva to Create Engaging Content 2020-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

District 7020 Virtual Symposium: Journey To Rotary

Posted on Aug 15, 2020
Rotary District 7020 presents it's first ever Virtual Symposium under the theme "The Journey to Rotary". Join in on this most timely event, as it discusses the importance of Rotaractors transitioning to Rotary! The keynote address for this event will be given by Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin who will speak on the topic "The Future of Rotary". District 7020 Governor Charles Sealy and District 7020 Rotaract Representative Trevor Bridgewater II will also give motivational addresses. The symposium panel is made up of dynamic Rotarians who will be sharing their success stories of why they transitioned and why they stayed. This is a highly anticipated event...so be sure to register today and share this information with all members of the Rotary family as we each do our part to grow Rotary. Click HERE to register.
 
 
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D7030 Peace-Building Program: Address By NewGen PeaceBuilders

Posted on Aug 14, 2020
 
In its 2nd peace-building online session, the District 7030 PeaceBuilding Committee is pleased to host Patricia Shafer - Executive Director of NewGen PeaceBuilders who shall be presenting on Building a Culture of Peace: Putting Principles of Positive Peace and Young People at the Center of a Global Dream. In this dynamic, interactive presentation, Patricia, a Rotary Peace Fellow, Rotary Positive Peace Activator and IEP Global Peace Index Ambassador, will share her perspective gained from eight years of leading the nonprofit NewGen Peacebuilders. Please register for this online event at your earliest convenience
Lors de sa deuxième session en ligne sur la consolidation de la paix, le Comité de consolidation de la paix du district 7030 est heureux d'accueillir Patricia Shafer - Directrice exécutive de NewGen PeaceBuilders, qui présentera sur Construire une culture de la paix: mettre les principes de la paix positive et des jeunes au centre d'un rêve mondial. Dans cette présentation dynamique et interactive, Patricia, boursière du Rotary pour la paix, activatrice du Rotary pour la paix positive et ambassadrice de l'indice mondial de la paix de l'IEP, partagera sa perspective acquise au cours de huit ans à la tête de l'organisation à but non lucratif NewGen Peacebuilders. Veuillez vous inscrire à cet événement en ligne dans les meilleurs délais.
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District Special Event: Membership In Rotary

Posted on Aug 12, 2020
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On 12th August 2020, District 7030 proudly hosted RI Director of Membership Development - Brian King, as well as, Chair of the RI Membership Committee - David Edwards. Together, they presented and discussed the current status of Rotary membership in District 7030 and around the world, in addition to new developments and strategies to improve membership growth and retention. For those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, recordings of the session are now available. Le 12 août 2020, le district 7030 a fièrement accueilli le directeur du développement de l'effectif du RI - Brian King, ainsi que le président du comité de l'adhésion du RI - David Edwards. Ensemble, ils ont présenté et discuté du statut actuel des membres du Rotary dans le district 7030 et dans le monde, en plus des nouveaux développements et stratégies pour améliorer la croissance et la rétention des membres. Pour ceux qui l'ont raté ou pour ceux qui veulent le revoir, des enregistrements de la session sont maintenant disponibles.
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Jennifer E. Jones Makes History - First Woman Named RI President Nominee

Posted on Aug 09, 2020
 
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history. Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.
Jennifer E. Jones Makes History - First Woman Named RI President Nominee 2020-08-09 04:00:00Z 0

RC Antigua Donates Needed Supplies

Posted on Aug 07, 2020
 
On July 31st 2020 at Rotary House, Antigua, Rotarians, the Cuban Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, Maria Esther Fiffe, and representatives from the Leonard “Tim” Hector Memorial Committee, participated in the presentation of dry foods and toiletries to representatives of the “Henry Reeve” Contingent of the Cuban Medical Brigade who in turn expressed their profound gratitude.
 
RC Antigua Donates Needed Supplies 2020-08-07 04:00:00Z 0

2020-21 Zone 34 Public Image Citation

Posted on Aug 05, 2020
 
The Zone 34 Public Image Citation is going to be a little different this year for clubs. It isn’t going to be a flurry of activity at the beginning of the year and a mad dash to the finish line. Instead, it is going to be a steady report of your club’s progress and both District 7030 and Zone 34 Public Image Teams look forward to guiding and accompanying you on this journey. Register now for the citation to start receiving information and next steps for your club to qualify. While a club's Public Image Chair should definitely register, any and all other members from Rotary and Rotaract can also register as every member is in some way responsible for a club's public image. La Citation de l'image publique de la zone 34 sera un peu différente cette année pour les clubs. Ce ne sera pas une vague d’activités en début d’année et une course folle vers la ligne d’arrivée. Au lieu de cela, ce sera un rapport régulier sur les progrès de votre club et les équipes Image publique du District 7030 et de la Zone 34 se réjouissent de vous guider et de vous accompagner dans ce voyage. Inscrivez-vous maintenant à la citation pour commencer à recevoir des informations et les prochaines étapes pour que votre club se qualifie. Si le responsable de l'image publique d'un club doit absolument s'inscrire, tous les autres membres du Rotary et du Rotaract peuvent également s'inscrire, car chaque membre est d'une manière ou d'une autre responsable de l'image publique d'un club.
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5 Questions About Environmental Projects

Posted on Aug 03, 2020
 
As people of action, Rotarians have been shaping the conversation on the environment for years, from addressing climate change that threatens entire food systems to fighting pollution that clogs our air and water. Rotarians are well-suited for the challenge. They use their connections to find creative solutions and take action to safeguard our vital resources. The Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) assists Rotary clubs, districts and multi-districts in building awareness, inspiring action, and planning service projects that focus on environmental sustainability, awareness of climate change, and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Karen Kendrick-Hands - Communications Director for ESRAG - answers five major questions about Rotary new area of focus and provides some interesting information to all clubs.
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2020-2021 District Governor Message (August)

Posted on Aug 01, 2020
 
My Rotary Family, once again I am excited to bring you greetings from my wife, Maggie and myself as this month we focus on Membership and New Club Development. Building on the momentum that we achieved in July, and with an eye firmly fixed on our members, we are excited by the opportunities for growth that are seemingly boundless. We have seen that together we can create sustainable change as we harness the energy of the entire District to focus on common causes.
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2020 Rotaract World Peace Conference

Posted on Jul 31, 2020
 
The Rotaract World Peace Conference - Rotaract for Peace seeks to become a movement of Rotaractors to promote actions for peace around the world. This is the origin of the Rotaract World Peace Conference, which is an event to learn about various projects focused on peace, led by young leaders in Rotary International, we provide various tools for creating projects with peace topics in Rotaract clubs around the world. The conference is led, formulated and conducted by Rotaractors from various districts. We aim to encourage young professionals in Rotary to take action and join forces in order to develop the area of Peace, Conflict Resolution and Prevention. Register here to view the conference live streams.
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Meet Kriddles Roberts - The Woman Changing The Face of Rotary

Posted on Jul 29, 2020
Kriddles Roberts is the youngest president of Waitakere Rotary.
Kriddles Roberts is the youngest president of Waitakere Rotary
 
Kriddles Roberts has an extraordinary story - born into the gang life, experiencing homelessness, starting a charity and now joining a "bigger machine" - she's the surprising new president of Waitakere Rotary, New Zealand. Roberts, young, Māori, tattooed down to her gold-ringed fingers and born into the gang life, is the youngest president of Waitakere Rotary and only the fourth woman to lead the West Auckland club. Click here to listen to her story and continuing reading about her inspiring journey.
Meet Kriddles Roberts - The Woman Changing The Face of Rotary 2020-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

TRF Critical Update On Global Grants

Posted on Jul 27, 2020
 
 
The world is facing a global crisis and in these difficult circumstances, The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees is making tough decisions to enable our organization thrive. They reported that in 2013-14, when global grants were introduced, the Foundation awarded 868 global grants worth US$47.3 million. By 2018-19, the number of global grants awarded had risen to 1,403 - worth US$86.6 million. However, while the demand for grants rose by 80%, corresponding Annual Fund contributions did not keep pace, showing only a 7% increase during the same time period. And therein lies the problem.
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D7030 Monthly Special Event: Address By Summer Lewis on Peace-Building & Conflict Resolution

Posted on Jul 22, 2020
  
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On 20th July 2020, the District Peace-Building Committee hosted Summer Lewis - Partnership Coordinator between Rotary International and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) - who presented on ways to build positive peace to Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7030. Several means by which clubs and members can explore and activate peace-building initiatives were discussed, as well as, opportunities and resources offered by IEP. For those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, recordings of the session are now available. Click here to view the session in English. Le 20 juillet 2020, le Comité de consolidation de la paix du district a accueilli Summer Lewis - Coordinateur de partenariat entre le Rotary International et l'Institut pour l'économie et la paix (IEP) - qui a présenté les moyens de construire une paix positive pour les Rotariens et les Rotaractiens du District 7030. Plusieurs moyens par Les clubs et membres qui peuvent explorer et activer les initiatives de consolidation de la paix ont été discutés, ainsi que les opportunités et les ressources offertes par l'IEP. Pour ceux qui l'ont raté ou pour ceux qui veulent le revoir, des enregistrements de la session sont maintenant disponibles. Cliquez ici pour voir la session en français.
D7030 Monthly Special Event: Address By Summer Lewis on Peace-Building & Conflict Resolution 2020-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

District Special Project On Childhood Obesity Prevention

Posted on Jul 20, 2020
  
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On 18th July 2020, the District Special Project Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention presented project plans to Rotary and Rotaract club leaders. These plans included overall goals and objectives of the committee, as well as, tools and resources to be made available to clubs in order for them to adopt and execute successful childhood obesity prevention projects during the 2020-2021 Rotary year. For those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, recordings of the session are now available. Click here to view the session in English. Le 18 juillet 2020, le comité de projet spécial de district sur la prévention de l'obésité infantile a présenté des plans de projet aux dirigeants des clubs Rotary et Rotaract. Ces plans comprenaient les buts et objectifs généraux du comité, ainsi que des outils et des ressources à mettre à la disposition des clubs afin qu'ils adoptent et exécutent avec succès des projets de prévention de l'obésité infantile au cours de l'année rotarienne 2020-2021. Pour ceux qui l'ont raté ou pour ceux qui veulent le revoir, des enregistrements de la session sont maintenant disponibles. Cliquez ici pour voir la session en français.
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Explore RI's Virtual House of Friendship

Posted on Jul 13, 2020
 
Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World! Continue to connect with the family of Rotary by visiting the virtual House of Friendship through 31 July. Explore, ask questions, and interact with other members at this exhibit, open 24 hours a day, that features Rotary Action Groups, Rotary Fellowships, projects, and partners. Share the experience with your club, family, and friends by encouraging them to visit, too.
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District 6960 Infinite Possibilities Series 1: Women In Rotary

Posted on Jul 10, 2020
 
INFINITE POSSIBILITIES: Women In Rotary! is a Four-Part Membership Series offering Rotarians the unique opportunity to hear from some of the most dynamic speakers in Rotary, and get a front row seat to learn from major Rotary International speakers. The topics focus on Rotary history, celebrations, challenges, vision, encouragement, enthusiasm and motivation to grow your membership!  You will find each one-hour webinar well worth your time and attention. The first webinar features Sylvia Whitlock, the first Female Rotary Club President, and is hosted by RI Vice President Johrita Solari and RI Director Valarie Wafer.
District 6960 Infinite Possibilities Series 1: Women In Rotary 2020-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 Zone 34 Public Image Citation Recipients

Posted on Jul 07, 2020
 
Congratulations to the following clubs on receiving the Rotary Zone 34 Public Image Citation for 2019-2020: RC Antigua, RC Central Port of Spain, RC Paramaribo, RC St. Augustine. Particular mention and applause to RC Penal and RC Port of Spain West for receiving platinum recognition.
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D7030 Monthly Special Event: Address By RI President Holger Knaack

Posted on Jul 05, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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On 4th July 2020, District 7030 was honored to host Rotary International President 2020-2021 Holger Knaack and privileged as he not only addressed our membership on the dynamic state and adaptability of Rotary, but also, gave of his time to answer questions and address concerns from Rotarians and Rotaractors. Whether you attended this online meeting or missed it, please take a few minutes and watch the recording as it will surely put a positive light on your next steps as a member of the Rotary family.
 
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2020-2021 District Governor Message (July)

Posted on Jul 01, 2020
 
My fellow Rotarians in Rotary District 7030, my wife Maggie and I bring you greetings at the commencement of this new Rotary year. A Rotary year in which our President Holger Knaack has used as his theme “Rotary Opens Opportunities”. What a prophetic theme! The opportunities that are being opened right now through the extraordinary circumstances in which we are living are boundless. So through every challenge comes opportunities.
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RC Antigua: First UWI Five Islands Campus Scholarship

Posted on Jun 29, 2020
 
On June 22, Mrs. Sharon Henry-Phillip – a student at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Five Islands Campus – was the first recipient of the Rotary/UWI Five Islands Campus Scholarship. Designed to assist a current student of the Campus who maintains scholastic excellence, the scholarship, valued at EC$6,444.76, covers the cost of study for one year leading to the completion of a Bachelor’s degree and includes tuition, books and Guild fees. Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Stafford Griffith gave remarks during the presentation of the inaugural scholarship, stating, “Today is a historic day for the Campus. I want to thank the Rotary Club of Antigua for its service and commitment to promoting the welfare and well-being of individuals. We are thankful for the scholarship, and we note this is the first benefactor scholarship to be awarded through the Five Islands Campus and it is therefore historic”.
RC Antigua: First UWI Five Islands Campus Scholarship 2020-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

New Rotary Area of Focus - Supporting The Environment

Posted on Jun 27, 2020
 
On 25th June 2020, Rotary International President Mark Maloney announced that the Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: Supporting The Environment! This now becomes Rotary's seventh area of focus, which are categories of service activities supported by global grants. It joins peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development.
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2020 RI Virtual Convention - General Session #2

Posted on Jun 21, 2020
  
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The second general session of the 2020 RI Virtual Convention took place on Sunday 21st June. For those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, recordings of the session are now available. Click here to view the session in English. La deuxième session générale de la Convention Virtuelle RI 2020 a eu lieu le Dimanche 21 Juin. Pour ceux qui l'ont raté ou pour ceux qui veulent le revoir, des enregistrements de la session sont maintenant disponibles. Cliquez ici pour voir la session en français.
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2020 RI Virtual Convention - General Session #1

Posted on Jun 20, 2020
  
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The first general session of the 2020 RI Virtual Convention took place on Saturday 20th June. For those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, recordings of the session are now available. Click here to view the session in English. La première session générale de la Convention Virtuelle RI 2020 a eu lieu le Samedi 20 Juin. Pour ceux qui l'ont raté ou pour ceux qui veulent le revoir, des enregistrements de la session sont maintenant disponibles. Cliquez ici pour voir la session en français.
2020 RI Virtual Convention - General Session #1 2020-06-20 04:00:00Z 0

RC Liamuiga: District Governor Elect Pays Courtesy Call

Posted on Jun 19, 2020
 
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts: District Governor-elect (DGE) for Rotary District 7030, Mr. David Lisle Chase, was the featured guest at the Rotary Club of Liamuiga’s weekly virtual meeting on June 17, 2020. The charter president of the Rotary Club of Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, DGE Lisle will begin his term as Governor this July. In a wide-ranging discussion with the Liamuiga Rotarians, as well as members of the Rotaract Club of Nevis, DGE Lisle shared his vision and goals for District 7030.
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RC Antigua: A Bed At Home

Posted on Jun 18, 2020
 
On Wednesday 17th June 2020, the Rotary Club of Antigua continued the distribution of hospital beds under its project "A Bed At Home". Flexible and comfortable beds were donated to Ms. Dale Fowler from Liberta, Mr. Leslie Emanuel from Potters Village and Ms. Oslyn Pluck from Cassada Gardens in Antigua. All three recipients have expressed profound gratitude to the club for such a significant contribution to persons living with disabilities.
 
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A Lifetime of Service Above Self - PDG Henri Guda - 50 Years In Rotary

Posted on Jun 16, 2020
 
"Service Above Self" - selfless commitment to our community and to our fellow man - is the motto of all Rotary clubs around the world. The Rotary Club of Paramaribo is commemorating for the first time in Suriname the golden anniversary of Rotarian Henri Guda who celebrated 50 years in rotary on 15th June. Mr H.A.M. (Henri) Guda was inducted into the Rotary Club of Paramaribo fifty years ago in 1970 at the age of 36. Henri Guda became an active and involved Rotarian and was elected President of the Rotary Club of Paramaribo for the 1988/89 Rotary year. Eight years after this in 1997-1998 he became the first District Governor of Surinamese descent. Over the years, Rotarian Henri initiated many sustainable activities and community projects, including the Vocational Excellence Awards (V.E.A.), reactivating the National Art Fair (NK) and the annual sponsorship of the Christmas packages promotion of the Salvation Army. Please join with all of District 7030 in celebrating this unique and milestone achievement.
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2020 Rotary District 7030 Business Meeting - Updates 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association's 2020 Global Cyber Peace Conference

Posted on Jun 11, 2020
 
Register today for the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association's Global Cyber Peace Conference on 27th June! Join dynamic and interactive discussions with speakers and attendees from around the globe. Use the code ACCESSPEACE to register for free. Peacebuilding thought leaders John Paul Lederach, author of “The Moral Imagination,” and Irene Santiago, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 as one of 1000 outstanding women peacemakers and peacebuilders in the world will offer their wisdom and inspiration.
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2020 RI Virtual Convention - Update

Posted on Jun 02, 2020
 
Visit riconvention.org for more details on the upcoming 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention from 20th through 26th June. Find information on general session speakers such as Mark Maloney, Holger Knaack, Shekhar Mehta and many more; planned activities such as the House of Friendship and Walking Challenge; and featured breakout sessions on using virtual tools, engaging members and alumni, environmental initiatives, new club types, rotaract's new status, global grants, the Rotary brand and several other diverse, attractive and engaging topics. You can even sign up to receive updates about the 2020 Virtual Convention, including when registration for event opens.
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RC Antigua Launches COVID-19 Food Voucher Programme

Posted on May 19, 2020
 
 
It is without a doubt that COVID-19 has significantly impacted the social and economic lives of many citizens and residents in Antigua and Barbuda. With this in mind, the Rotary Club of Antigua (RCOA) embarked on a Food Voucher Programme, geared towards bringing relief to approximately four hundred (400) individuals, whose income have been directly affected as a result of COVID-19. The programme was officially launched on May 14, 2020 and is expected to run for at least three (3) months in the first instance. It caters to single parents and families
with children where the income earners have suffered loss of income as a result of the termination of their employment.
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RC Tobago's Philbert Williams Receives Honorable Mention In The Rotarian's Annual Photo Contest

Posted on May 18, 2020
the fallen tree as a backstop for the young goalie as a group of boys
 
More than 600 entries from 56 countries and geographical areas were received for the Rotarian's 2020 photo contest . These photographs cover the vast plains of Inner Mongolia to the man-made canyons of Hong Kong. They tell a story of Rotarians exploring the world with open eyes and hearts, making connections across cultures, and capturing beauty wherever they find it. Contest judge and professional photographer, Damon Winter's discerning eye and comments on the images submitted are like a master class in photography and it is no easy task to be one of the photos selected in this contest. In the June 2020 edition of the Rotarian magazine, with his photo submission worthy of honorable mention, Rotarian Philbert Williams, from the Rotary Club of Tobago in District 7030, finds himself among these chosen few and is now a notable member of this audacious and illustrious group making his club, his district and his fellow rotarians ever so proud of his accomplishment.
 
RC Tobago's Philbert Williams Receives Honorable Mention In The Rotarian's Annual Photo Contest 2020-05-18 04:00:00Z 0

Italian Rotary Club Uses Expertise To Aid In Coronavirus Fight

Posted on May 16, 2020
 
While Italy has been largely locked down to fight the coronavirus, members of the Rotary Club of Morimondo Abbazia have galvanized support — and a measure of hope — for people and businesses reeling from the effects of the pandemic. Their efforts are addressing both immediate and long-term needs: donating meals to health care workers, organizing a supply chain to get the ingredients for liquid sanitizer, and helping businesses that depend on in-person commerce move their operations online.
 
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Rotary & ToastMasters: New Leadership Development Courses Now Available 2020-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
2020 Zone 33/34 PI Citation & Club Video Contest - New Deadline Extension 2020-05-14 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Board Updates - April 2020

Posted on May 10, 2020
 
The 2019–20 RI Board of Directors met via video conference on 18 March and 21–24 April 2020. At these meetings, the Board reviewed 10 committee reports and recorded 36 decisions many of which were in response to the evolving global circumstances surround the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting effects on Rotary clubs and members. Read more to see a summary of these decisions as of April...
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RC St. Vincent South Donates US$500,000 of Medical Equipment to SVG

Posted on May 08, 2020

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (May 7, 2020) – The Rotary Club of St. Vincent South has signed an MOU with Rotary Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad Foundation Inc.(MESA) in Ohio USA, to donate a 40’ container of medical equipment and supplies. These supplies are valued at over US$500,000 and are donated to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines through the Ministry of Health, Wellness and The Environment.  The equipment was handed over to Central Stores on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020.
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Hacking A Solution To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on May 07, 2020
 
Rotarians in Lithuania and Chicago, Illinois, USA, are using their influence to promote the use of “bubble helmets” and potentially lessen the need for mechanical ventilators for COVID-19 patients who struggle to breathe on their own. The Rotary Club of Vilnius Lituanica International, Lithuania, participated in Hack the Crisis, an online event in March that brought together innovators in science and technology to “hack,” or develop solutions to, issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Lithuanian club, along with members of the Rotary Clubs of Chicago and Chicagoland Lithuanians (Westmont), joined a team to brainstorm ways to help COVID-19 patients breathe without using mechanical ventilators.
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COVID-19 #RotaryResponds Telethon 2020-05-03 04:00:00Z 0

Staying Connected & Engaging Members

Posted on May 02, 2020
 
These are certainly interesting times we live in. None of us could have foreseen these extraordinary circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. Rotary clubs everywhere are wrestling with the question, How do we stay connected and maintain membership engagement during the pandemic? Well, this is Rotary and I am sure that these challenges will bring out our considerable strengths – ingenuity, decisiveness, flexibility, and integrity. Here are some ideas  as a guide to assist clubs in their efforts to stay connected and maintain membership engagement during these difficult times. The suggestions are not exhaustive, and many clubs will surely come up with new ideas as their ingenuity and adaptability finds new and innovative ways to maintain our fellowship. But we wanted to offer this guide to all clubs as they explore online meetings and other adaptive solutions.
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2020 RI Virtual Convention

Posted on May 01, 2020
 
Save the Date for Rotary International's Free Virtual Event
"Now More than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention"
 
When: 20-26 June
 
Check riconvention.org in May for more details
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Do More Than Ever Through Strategic Planning

Posted on Apr 28, 2020
Rotary Club of Coppell, Texas, USA: The power of strategic planning was on display, and I could not have been more excited. It was a Saturday morning in February, before the pandemic forced us all into stay-at-home mode. I was facilitating the ninth-annual planning event for the Rotary Club of Park Cities, Texas, with 39 members in attendance for the half day session. They had signed up to craft strategic action plans for 2020-21, the third year of a three-year strategic plan. This was a quarter of their membership! Now, admittedly, social distancing has created some new challenges for all of us in planning. But as we have all seen and heard, there are some pretty awesome tools available to stay connected virtually. And as Rotary has much to give the world in these unprecedented times, the value of strategic planning is as critical as ever. It is in that spirit that I look back and share what we were able to accomplish, hoping to encourage other clubs to enhance their impact by doing the same.
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#RotaryResponds - COVID-19 Telethon

Posted on Apr 24, 2020
 
On 2nd May 2020 starting at 11:00 a.m. (AST), join the #RotaryResponds COVID-19 Telethon to hear stories of hope, inspiration and gratitude from Rotarians, Rotaractors and friends of Rotary from across the globe as they share what they are doing to help their communities. Click here for more information.
 
#RotaryResponds - COVID-19 Telethon 2020-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

TRF Grant Options To Respond To COVID-19

Posted on Apr 23, 2020
 
As people of action, Rotary members want to find ways to respond to COVID-19, and to help people affected by it. The Rotary Foundation offers several options that Rotarians can use to help care for and protect people in their own communities and others around the world.
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Connect With The (Online) Rotary World 2020-04-21 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Peace Center Recognizes Christine Charlot

Posted on Apr 16, 2020
 
Rotary Peace Center recognizes Christine Charlot (Chula 2017) who gained practical skills and a global network through the Professional Development Certificate Program at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.
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2020 DG Easter Message

Posted on Apr 12, 2020
Fellow Rotarians,\ Chers Rotariens,
Happy Easter to All! \ Joyeuses Pâques à tous!
I trust that you and your families are all well, and staying safe. We celebrate Easter, this year in very trying circumstances. But the Easter story of triumph over adversity teaches of us of the Christian faith to not despair; this too shall pass! As our risen Saviour rose triumphant from the death’s cold grasp, we will emerge from this pandemic. \ J'espère que vous et vos familles allez tous bien et que vous êtes en sécurité. Nous célébrons Pâques, cette année dans des circonstances très éprouvantes. Mais l'histoire de Pâques, celle du triomphe sur l'adversité, nous enseigne, à nous les Chrétiens, à ne pas désespérer ; cela aussi passera ! Comme notre Sauveur ressuscité s'est levé triomphant de la mort, nous sortirons de cette pandémie.
 
2020 DG Easter Message 2020-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Joint Statement From International Service Clubs On COVID-19

Posted on Apr 08, 2020
Woven through the fabric of virtually every community on earth, service clubs of Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International are working safely and diligently to maintain connections with each other and our neighbors so that we can cope with and overcome the effects of COVID-19. We are leveraging the strength of our combined networks of 3.2 million members to provide comfort and hope to those feeling the effects of isolation and fear. And we are focusing our collective skills, resources and ideas to support frontline health workers and first responders as they battle this disease and save lives. 
Joint Statement From International Service Clubs On COVID-19 2020-04-08 04:00:00Z 0

How Rotary Clubs Help Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Apr 02, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads uncertainty and hardship around the world, Rotary members and participants are innovating, caring for those affected, and showing that even at a distance, there are ways to help. As people of action, Rotary members are engaged in their communities — gathering for projects and offering help to those in need. But in many areas, life is changing drastically. Health experts are urging people to maintain distance from others or even isolate themselves in order to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus. Fighting disease is one of Rotary’s main causes, so members already support efforts to promote proper hand washing techniques, teach people other ways to stay healthy, and supply training and vital medical equipment to health care providers. Now they’re helping health authorities communicate lifesaving information about COVID-19 and donating protective gear and other supplies to clinics and hospitals that are under strain because of the pandemic. 
 
 
How Rotary Clubs Help Fight COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-04-02 04:00:00Z 0
Message from Rotary Peace Fellow Christine Charlot of District 7030 2020-04-02 04:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 District 7030 Online Education & Training Series

Posted on Mar 30, 2020
 
Over the month of April 2020, the 2019--2020 District 7030 Training Team is pleased to offer all members of the district the opportunity to learn more about some priority topics relevant to the success of your Rotary year. Topics were identified by clubs and members, where each week, an experienced and informed facilitator will present valuable information and effective ideas and strategies towards achieving club goals and objectives. The list of topics, facilitators, dates, links to presentation materials and more can be found here. All members of District 7030 are encouraged to join and participate.
2019-2020 District 7030 Online Education & Training Series 2020-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 District 7030 Diabetes Project

Posted on Mar 25, 2020
 
One of the two special projects that DG Trevor is focusing on in this Rotary year is the Prevention and Management of Diabetes. It is our hope that your club will see it possible to adopt this project. In the 2010-2011 Rotary year, our District was involved in such a project and more than 40 clubs participated. Since the late 1960's we have witnessed a transition from a disease pattern dominated by infectious diseases to one in which chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is out front. Diabetes is one of the leading NCDs. Diabetes is best defined as a group of disorders characterized by reduced secretion of or altered sensitivity to insulin with sustained elevation of blood glucose levels. Diabetes is associated with long term damage, dysfunction and failure of organs, especially eyes, kidneys, blood vessels of the heart, brain and limbs. The primary causes are dietary change and reduced activity.
2019-2020 District 7030 Diabetes Project 2020-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

2020 TRF Decision & Statement In Response To COVID-19

Posted on Mar 25, 2020
 
On 24th March 2020, the Executive Committee of TRF, acting on behalf of the Trustees, took the decision shown below to increase options for Rotarians to utilize Rotary Foundations grants – including district, global, and disaster response – to support Rotary's response to COVID-19. With this decision, background information considered by the Executive Committee before taking its decision is also included.
2020 TRF Decision & Statement In Response To COVID-19 2020-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
2020 Zone 33/34 PI Citation & Club Video Contest - Deadline Extension 2020-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Staying Connected In A Crisis

Posted on Mar 24, 2020
 
For many of us, our Rotary family is an important part of our lives. These friendships connect us to our communities and the world and provide avenues of soul-enriching service. All over the Caribbean...all over the world, we currently find ourselves in unprecedented times that test our ability to stay connected. None of us could have foreseen these extraordinary circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. Rotary clubs everywhere are wrestling with the question, How do we maintain membership engagement during the pandemic? This unique situation requires an unusual amount of adaptability, creativity and innovation from both clubs and Rotarians. Most, if not all, clubs in District 7030 (and around the world) have canceled in-person meetings, following the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as, local and regional heath authorities, to maintain and emphasize the need for social distancing. But that does not mean we have to give up on regular fellowship opportunities. Several of our clubs have already met this week virtually. Read more to find out some ways to engage members during these extraordinary times. Remember: Nothing beats the personal touch!
Staying Connected In A Crisis 2020-03-24 04:00:00Z 0

RI Zone 33-34: Advice To Clubs In Response To COVID-19

Posted on Mar 20, 2020
 
Our RI Directors in Zones 33 and 34 organized and held a Zoom meeting on Friday 20th March 2020 during which Zone Coordinator George Robertson-Burnette discussed Rotary Coronavirus preparedness, and Directors David Stovall and Stephanie Urchick along with Director-Elect Peter Kyle also shared viable and helpful information to all clubs and Rotarians during this time of global pandemic. Please read more to view the recorded discussion.
RI Zone 33-34: Advice To Clubs In Response To COVID-19 2020-03-20 04:00:00Z 0

DISTRICT 7030 RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Posted on Mar 17, 2020
2020-03-16: Fellow Rotarians – You would all be aware of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and have noted that cases have surfaced in most of the countries/territories of our District. You would have all also seen in the media how the virus has spread across Europe and more recently, the US, and how these countries with relatively strong and resilient health systems have been struggling to cope with the outbreak. The health systems in most, if not all, parts of our District can be considered fragile, at least in comparison to those in Europe and North America. Few are equipped to deal with an outbreak on the scale of what we have seen in other countries. We must, therefore, individually and collectively take such measures that would retard the rampant transmission in our own communities.
 
2020-03-16: Chers Rotariens – Vous êtes tous au courant de la redoutable pandémie de coronavirus (Covid-19) et vous avez remarqué que des cas ont fait surface dans la plupart des pays et territoires de notre District. Vous auriez également tous vu dans les médias comment le virus s'est répandu en Europe et, plus récemment, aux États-Unis, et comment ces pays dotés de systèmes de santé relativement solides et résistants ont lutté pour faire face à l'épidémie. Les systèmes de santé de la plupart, sinon de la totalité, des régions de notre District peuvent être considérés comme fragiles, du moins en comparaison avec ceux d'Europe et d'Amérique du Nord. Rares sont ceux qui sont équipés pour faire face à une épidémie de l'ampleur de celle que nous avons vue dans d'autres pays. Nous devons donc, individuellement et collectivement, prendre des mesures qui permettraient de retarder la transmission endémique dans nos propres communautés.
DISTRICT 7030 RESPONSE TO COVID-19 2020-03-17 04:00:00Z 0

2020 Zone 34 Club Video Contest

Posted on Mar 16, 2020
Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in Zones 34 are invited to create a video (maximum 2-minutes in length) about the implementation in your club of the 2019-20 RI theme, showing among your membership how "Rotary Connects The World". Several prizes will be awarded in both People's Choice and Judges' Choice categories. All winning videos will be featured on Zone websites, Facebook pages and YouTube channels. Submission deadline is May 15th, 2020.
2020 Zone 34 Club Video Contest 2020-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

CANCELLATION OF 2020 ROTARY DISTRICT 7030 CONFERENCE

Posted on Mar 11, 2020
March 11th, 2020: Fellow Rotarians, I stated, in my message of 6th March on the coronavirus, Covid-19 situation, that your health and safety, and that of your families, are paramount. I also stated that, with respect to our District Conference and PETS, we were monitoring the situation as it developed and would follow the advice of the Health Authorities. Based on the advice of these authorities, I must now, unfortunately, announce the cancellation of the 2020 Rotary District 7030 Annual Conference and PETS, scheduled for 22 – 25 April in St Kitts-Nevis.
CANCELLATION OF 2020 ROTARY DISTRICT 7030 CONFERENCE 2020-03-11 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor's Statement On Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted on Mar 06, 2020
Rotarians across the District are undoubtedly concerned about the coronavirus, specifically Covid-19, situation, and the possible impact on various District events. All Rotarians would have received RI President’s statement on this issue (see below), and organisers of Rotary events and activities in the District are to be guided by this. I wish to assure all that the District Leadership also considers the health and safety of our members and their families to be paramount, and that would do nothing to endanger our individual and/or collective well-being.

 
District Governor's Statement On Coronavirus (COVID-19) 2020-03-06 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Celebrates 115th Anniversary Milestone

Posted on Feb 28, 2020
 
The year 2020 marks the 115th anniversary of the world’s first Rotary meeting. On 23rd February in 1905, four individuals, each of a different background and different vocation met for dinner in the spirit of friendship and fellowship. While no one knows exactly what went on at that meeting — little did Paul Harris and his three friends realize as well what they were starting in room 711 of the Unity Building in Chicago — but within 2 years, Rotary began to change the world by becoming the world’s first service club. Over the last 115 years, it is almost unbelievable how much Rotary has accomplished in its six areas of focus – promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, child and maternal health, education, and local economic development. While we have come a long way, it is important to remember that we still have a long way to go to achieve goodwill, peace and understanding among all the people of the world. The Board of Directors of Rotary International asked that all Rotary Clubs plan programs and take on special activities to emphasize understanding and goodwill as key components of world peace and that the month of February (which is also RI's Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month) is a chance for every club and rotarian to pause, plan and promote Rotary's Fourth tenet. Here's a look at what some clubs in District 7030 have been doing this month in recognition of this milestone...
Rotary Celebrates 115th Anniversary Milestone 2020-02-28 04:00:00Z 0

2020 District 7030 RYLA

Posted on Feb 20, 2020

Announcing the 2020 District 7030 RYLA!! From Friday 27th March thru Sunday 29th March 2020, District 7030, along with the Rotary Clubs of Curaçao and Willemstad and the Rotaract Club of Curaçao, will host the annual district RYLA in Curaçao. For more information and updates, check out the RYLA Event on Facebook. To register, please CLICK HERE
 
2020 District 7030 RYLA 2020-02-20 04:00:00Z 0

2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications

Posted on Feb 18, 2020
Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship
 
Promoting peace is one of Rotary’s main causes. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking. Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world. More than 1,300 program alumni are working in more than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organizations, social enterprises, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations.
 
2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications 2020-02-18 04:00:00Z 0
2020 District 7030 Conference - Promo #2 2020-02-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary & Toastmasters Team Up

 
Members of Toastmasters and Rotary will enhance their skills, broaden their networks and increase their positive impact in communities through a new collaboration. The ongoing relationship between the two organizations will begin at the grassroots level with local club members learning and working together. Additionally, Toastmasters will create a set of eight structured communication and leadership development courses for Rotary with a phased rollout that will be available in English in 2020, and in more languages in 2021.
Rotary & Toastmasters Team Up 2020-01-15 04:00:00Z 0
Chat with Grants Chair PDG Roger 2019-11-27 04:00:00Z 0
2020 RI Convention - District 7030 to Hawaii 2019-11-21 04:00:00Z 0

Foundation Minute With PDG Milton

Posted on Nov 19, 2019
 
Click the image to view and/or download an interview with PDG Milton Inniss on the Rotary Foundation goals of District 7030 for 2019-2020.
Foundation Minute With PDG Milton 2019-11-19 04:00:00Z 0

RC St. Kitts: World Polio Day Event

Posted on Nov 18, 2019
 
The road to eradicating polio has been a long and difficult one, with Rotary leading the fight since 1985. Going from nearly 350,000 global cases in 1988 to just 10 so far this year has required time, money, dedication, and innovation from thousands of people who are working to end the disease worldwide. The Rotary Club of St. Kitts, eager to assist in the effort, executed a World Polio Day fundraising event on October 30th. This fundraiser took entertaining form of a Movie Screening of the iconic film Terminator.
RC St. Kitts: World Polio Day Event 2019-11-18 04:00:00Z 0

2019/2020 DG Visit to Martinique

Posted on Nov 08, 2019

District Governor 2019-2020, Trevor Blake, recently visited the Rotary, Rotaract Club and RotaKids Clubs of Martinique. The DG's visit started with an interview with elected members of the CTM, Claude Lise, President of the Assembly, and Miguel Laventure, Executive Councilor. DG Trevor also met and worked with club members and committees during his visit. 
2019/2020 DG Visit to Martinique 2019-11-08 04:00:00Z 0

RC Paramaribo - Rotary Cares: Cardiovascular Screening of Diabetic Patients

Posted on Oct 29, 2019
 
In Suriname there is a large group of people with diabetes. One of the major complications of these patients is heart and vascular disease and therefore screening of this group is essential. At Laduani and Gujaba - 2 villages in the hinterland of Suriname - the Rotary Club of Paramaribo has collaborated with the Medical Mission Primary Health Care Suriname on a project called Cardiovascular Screening of Diabetic Patients.
RC Paramaribo - Rotary Cares: Cardiovascular Screening of Diabetic Patients 2019-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
RC Antigua: 2019 Polio PSA 2019-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Membership Minute With PDG Elwin 2019-09-16 04:00:00Z 0

Help Our Rotary Neighbours In The Bahamas !

Posted on Sep 03, 2019
 
The Islands of The Bahamas Need Our Help! Hurricane Dorian has severely affected  much of the Bahamas and other territories and there is now a concerted effort to be made to lend financial support for the immediate emergency recovery and relief efforts. District 7030 is calling on all Rotarians, friends and family to contribute to one or more of the funds outlined below and render much needed assistance to our neighbors in the Northern Caribbean.
 
Help Our Rotary Neighbours In The Bahamas ! 2019-09-03 04:00:00Z 0

RC Antigua Sundown - 4th Annual Pediatric Village

Posted on Sep 02, 2019
 
With a goal of providing ‘Service above Self” the Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown hosted its 4th annual Pediatric Village on 31st August 2019 - Alexander S Hirschfelday - at the T N Kirnon School. The free event provided exceptional heath care to hundreds of children between the ages of 3 – 18 who came from numerous areas in Antigua.
RC Antigua Sundown - 4th Annual Pediatric Village 2019-09-02 04:00:00Z 0
2020 District 7030 Conference - Promotional Video 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0

Membership Month

Posted on Aug 19, 2019
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision,
the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."
-- Andrew Carnegie
 
This is our same truth in Rotary, where we accomplish the impossible every day through the dedication and drive of our membership. As a past Rotaractor and relatively new Rotarian, what first attracted me to the Rotary family was the infectious way in which our organization accomplished so much for others while having fun! This fellowship was definitely the hook that brought me into Rotaract but it was our organization’s commitment to community service which anchored my position here for the last 12 years and counting. 
Membership Month Giselle Holder 2019-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Interview With 2019/2020 DRR Anya

Posted on Aug 12, 2019
 
Meet our 2019-2020 District Rotaract Representative (DRR) - Anya Conchita Maritha Blankendal, age 29 from the Rotaract Club of Genesis in Suriname. Anya joined interact in 2007 and Rotaract in 2009.
Interview With 2019/2020 DRR Anya 2019-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

RC Antigua: 2019 Colours Fete

Posted on Aug 12, 2019

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

 

RC Antigua: 2019 Colours Fete 2019-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 DG Message

Posted on Jul 08, 2019
Fellow District 7030 Rotarians,
Greeting, and welcome to Rotary Year 2019 -2020!  I wish you a happy new Rotary year. I am delighted to connect with you through this medium, for the first time as District Governor. On Saturday, June 22 nd , IPDG Dominique ceremoniously invested me with the insignia of the office, but today, July 1 st , the District Leadership Team and I officially assume the mantle of leadership of the District.
2019-2020 DG Message 2019-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
Congratulations ! 2019-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

51st Anniversary - Rotary Club of St Augustine

Posted on Jun 27, 2019
 
Approximately a year ago, the Rotary Club of St. Augustine (T&T) launched the celebration of their Club's 50th Anniversary Commemoration under Immediate Past President Balraj at the Rotary International Conference in Toronto, sharing the milestone at an informal gathering with other Clubs in District 7030 and 7020. This year of Commemoration will culminate at a celebratory event at the end of June 2019.
51st Anniversary - Rotary Club of St Augustine 2019-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

2018/2019 District Governor End Of Year Message

Posted on Jun 19, 2019
 
In a few days , the Rotary year will end. This weekend I will go to ST KITTS and Nevis, to pass on the Rotary Chain of Office to DGE Trevor Blake. The handing over of chain of office symbolises the transmission of the office of District Governor, and continuity of the work done by Rotary in the District.
2018/2019 District Governor End Of Year Message 2019-06-19 04:00:00Z 0

Diabetes Awareness Programme In The T&T North Eastern Education District

Posted on Jun 14, 2019
First Prize Artwork by Ezekias Rodriguez
 
On Friday 14th June 2019, the Rotary Club of Sangre Grande (RCSG) held the finals and award ceremony for a Diabetes Awareness Programme, which was conducted for Primary schools, in the North Eastern Education District of Trinidad & Tobago, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education during the period, 1st May to 14th June 2019. The function was held at the SWAHA Hindu College and was chaired by Rotarian Sanjiv Boodhu.
Diabetes Awareness Programme In The T&T North Eastern Education District 2019-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
PETS2019 Presentations (English) 2019-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
District Conference Photos 2019-05-19 04:00:00Z 0

Model UN in Suriname (SUMUN)

Posted on May 10, 2019
 
During the SUMUN held on April 27th, organized by the Rotary Club of Paramaribo and the Law Faculty of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname, the delegates of the various nations in the UN debated on pressing matters regarding the theme of “Refugees and Migrants”. The Human Rights Council debated on the topic of “the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela” and in the General Assembly their debate was regarding “the humanitarian crisis in Yemen”. In addition to 7 weeks of training on the Saturdays, prior to the SUMUN on the 27th of April, on personal leadership skills, communication and debating techniques, and training and information sharing regarding Refugees and Migrants, the delegates were well prepared and guided through-out the past 2 months by the chairs and the vice-chairs of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and the General Assembly (GA) regarding research, rules of procedures, writing of the position papers, public speaking skills and more.
Model UN in Suriname (SUMUN) 2019-05-10 04:00:00Z 0
2019 District Conference Pictures 2019-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Health Projects in Martinique 2019-04-29 04:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2019 - AGENDA Lara Quentrall-Thomas 2019-04-22 04:00:00Z 0

Two Days To Go !

Posted on Apr 22, 2019
Our annual District Conference and PETS starts in the beautiful island of Guadeloupe in 2 days .. are you registered ?
Two Days To Go ! 2019-04-22 04:00:00Z 0

International Women's Day 2019

Posted on Mar 08, 2019
 
If we are to celebrate World Women's Day on March 8, 2019, this is proof that we have not yet achieved the goal of considering women as full-fledged human beings with all their skills. and in all its diversity. Let's remember that in Rotary it was not until 1987 that the woman officially joined the clubs of this organization.
International Women's Day 2019 2019-03-08 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Southwest Tobago (RCSWT) Annual Diabetes Project Week 2018

Posted on Nov 27, 2018

RCSWT Annual Diabetes Project Week took place from Monday 12th to Friday 16th November 2018, in recognition of World Diabetes Day (November 14). This project seeks to increase awareness about Diabetes, its associated effects and strategies to reduce the risk, both to students/young persons and adults. This year we collaborated with the Scarborough Secondary School (SSS) to execute an activity filled week, surrounding the theme, ‘Diabetes and the Family’. Rotary Southwest Tobago began this annual project in November 2007 in recognition of World Diabetes Day and the need for awareness and education in Tobago. This year marked a further expansion of our project, including Primary School participation by students of the Lambeau Anglican Primary School, Official Opening & Launch, and an extended interactive Health Fair & Closing.

Rotary Club of Southwest Tobago (RCSWT) Annual Diabetes Project Week 2018 2018-11-27 04:00:00Z 0

Trinidad Clubs walk to END POLIO NOW

Posted on Nov 22, 2018
 
The Rotary Clubs of the Central, East and North Clusters of Trinidad came together on Sunday November 11th and walked around the Queen's Park Savannah to END POLIO NOW. They were joined by Rotaractors and Interactors, family members as well as the Hon. Minister of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat.
Trinidad Clubs walk to END POLIO NOW 2018-11-22 04:00:00Z 0

Princes Town Rotary Marches Against Diabetes

Posted on Nov 21, 2018

The Rotary Club of Princes Town together with the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago, the Princes Town Regional Corporation and the Interact Clubs of Princes Town West Secondary School, St. Stephen’s College and Cowen Hamilton Secondary School held a Diabetes Awareness Walk on 04th November 2018 in Princes Town.
Princes Town Rotary Marches Against Diabetes 2018-11-21 04:00:00Z 0

DG Visit with South Trinidad Clubs

Posted on Nov 19, 2018

The Rotary South Cluster of Clubs Trinidad hosted a cocktail reception on the 13 October 2018 to celebrate DG Dominique's official visit to the Cluster at the residence of Rotarian Ronnie Bissessar at North Road San Fernando. Cocktails at sundown to the lovely strains of Skiffle Steel Orchestra as the South Cluster Celebrated DG Dominique's visit ...
DG Visit with South Trinidad Clubs Debbie Ramlochan 2018-11-19 04:00:00Z 0

Youth Peace Day Symposium

Posted on Oct 08, 2018
 
In commemoration of International Peace Day and Rotary's area of focus, On the 21st September, 2018, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its first Youth Peace Day Symposium. The event was well attended with over 160 young persons in attendance and it  also received excellent Media coverage
Youth Peace Day Symposium CHarper 2018-10-08 04:00:00Z 0

History of Our District

Posted by Lisle Chase on Aug 26, 2018
In order to set the stage for the history of District 7030, I have taken the liberty of venturing even further back in time, to the origins of Rotary in the Caribbean.  Rotary was present in Cuba from 1916 to 1979 when it was suspended.  Cuba was the host Country for the 1940 Rotary International Convention.  By 1957 Cuba had 58 Rotary Clubs with 1,800 members. 
 
For the fascinating history of Rotary in Cuba and by extension, the Caribbean, go to:  https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/global/southamerica/havana/history.htm
 
History of Our District Lisle Chase 2018-08-26 04:00:00Z 0
DG Visit to St Lucia LC 2018-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
Dialogue With DG Dominique Lara Quentrall-Thomas 2018-07-27 04:00:00Z 0

2018-2019 DG Message

Posted on Jul 12, 2018
Now we are !
 
Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, on this 1st July, we will try to register and implement all the guidelines that will give us the new pulse of the Rotary of tomorrow.

As I already have the occasion to tell it at District Conférence,  we must initiate the change in our District 7030, as it happen in the other districts.
2018-2019 DG Message Sean Paddy 2018-07-12 04:00:00Z 0

Handing over Ceremony

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. 
 
 
   
 
Handing over Ceremony 2018-06-18 04:00:00Z 0

Zone Seminars/Sessions

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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Launch of the International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians West Indies Chapter in Trinidad

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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Joining forces for new mammogrophy device Foundation Prevention

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

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on Apr 17, 2018
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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No beach to clean up

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on Apr 14, 2018
Princes Town Secondary School Interactors Annual Beach Clean in collaboration with the Prince of Moruga and Princes Town Rotary Club
 
 
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Rotary aid for heart patients

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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RI Request

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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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Be the Inspiration

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on Jan 16, 2018

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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Rotary Club of POS - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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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Fort De France

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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Rotary Club of Grenada East celebrating their 40th anniversary

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on Oct 24, 2017
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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Cry for help

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2017 Zone Institute Public Image Video Contest

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) 7030 on Sep 29, 2017
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

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) on Sep 18, 2017
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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Barry Rassin 

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) 7030 on Sep 03, 2017
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PI Citation

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Rotary Club of Antigua Installation

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) 7030 on Jul 18, 2017
Rotary Club of Antigua 2017 - 2018: President Eric Joseph and his team
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Rotary Club of Central POS

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) 7030 on Jul 18, 2017
Rotary Club of Central Port-of-Spain 2017 - 2018: President Nicole Matouk and her team
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Rotary Club of Point a Pierre Installation

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) 7030 on Jul 09, 2017
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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Rotary Club of Princes Town Installation

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) 7030 on Jul 09, 2017
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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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Rotary Club of Paramaribo Residence

Posted by Public Image Team (PIT) 7030 on Jul 08, 2017
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
Follow their activities here
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2017-2018 DG Message

Posted by Margriet van Dijk - Nouh Chaia on Jul 07, 2017
 
 
     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”.
 
2017-2018 DG Message Margriet van Dijk - Nouh Chaia 2017-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
La cérémonie de remise du Rotary District 7030 Margriet van Dijk - Nouh Chaia 2017-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

RC Antigua Sundown Welcomes New Club President

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

Unveiling People of Action Campaign

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

RC Antigua: BMI Screeing & Blood Sugar Level Testing

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

Ashton Kutcher & Rotary Address The Global Scourge Of Human Trafficking

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

$1.2 Billion Pledge To End Polio

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

Bill Gates Outlines Final Push To End Polio

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

2017 Peace Conference Celebrates All of Rotary's Contributions to Peace 

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

RC St. Lucia Teams Up With The Starkey Hearing Foundation

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

Changes On How Membership Numbers Are Counted

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

Rotary Uses Virtual Reality To Inspire Others

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

Tips For A Successful Rotary Project

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

TRF - 2017 Grant Updates

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

RC St. Lucia Donates To Babonneau Secondary School

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

RC St. Lucia Supports Dunnottar School

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

Driven To Serve

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

Promote Your Club With New Rotary Resources

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

RC St. Lucia: 28th Annual Anti-Drug Youth Camp

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

2017 International Convention - Atlanta - Guide & Updates

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

End Polio Now - Zero Cases - Pass The Torch !

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

RC Antigua Brings Easter Cheer

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

RC Princes Town: Joint Meeting, Induction And Special Speaker

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

Rotary Club Central Is Getting A Big Upgrade In 2017

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

RC Liamuiga: Talent Search Competition Returns With A Bang

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

RC Antigua Sundown: Awards To Children In Tennis Program

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

RC Antigua Sundown: Big Turnout For Autism Awareness Walk

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

RC Antigua: Book Reading And Book In A Bag Competition

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

RC Princes Town: Further Dental Screening For Cerebral Palsy Patients

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

RC Antigua Sundown Provides Backup Water Supply To Schools

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

RC Princes Town: 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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

2017 Change In Club Leadership Resources

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

TRF Scholarships Available For Advanced Training In Water Solutions

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

2017 International Women's Day - Women In Rotary

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

The New EndPolio.org

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

2017 International Convention - Atlanta - Keynote Speaker

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

2017 Global Youth Service Day

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

Saint Lucia Rotaract and Rotary Clubs Team Up To Assist Dunnottar School

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

RC Princes Town: Special Meeting

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

RC Antigua: Computer For The World Project

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

RC Schoelcher Carnival Run – 2nd Edition

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

RC St. Lucia 50th Anniversary Wine & Cheese Fiesta
 

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

Antigua Rotary Clubs Celebrate 112th Anniversary of Rotary and World Peace & Understanding Day

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

2017 World Rotaract Week

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

RC Princes Town: Free Dental Screening For Cerebral Palsy Patients

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

New RI Resources & Upcoming Webinars

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

2017 RI Awards - Upcoming Deadlines

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

St. Lucia Interactors Prepare for Model United Nations Debate

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

Hundreds Receive Free Foot Care Thanks To RC Liamuiga

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

RC Saint Lucia Inducts Ninety-Seven New Interactors

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

Rotary Giving & Grants: New Grant Center

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
Rotary Announces US $35 Million To Support A Polio-Free World Sean Paddy 2017-01-29 00:00:00Z 0

Tapping Into Rotary’s Membership Resources

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

Bringing Vocational Service To Life

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

RC Saint Lucia Charters 5th Interact Club At Sir Arthur Lewis Community College

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

Riseley Announces 2017-2018 RI Presidential Theme - "Rotary: Making A Difference"

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

RC Liamuiga Set To Host Free Foot Care Clinic

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

Stand Up And Be An Ambassador For Rotary

Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 18, 2017
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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

2017 D7030 RYLA Announcement

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

RC Melbourne: Corporate Membership - What Has Worked & What Hasn’t

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

The 2017 Rotarian Photo Contest

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

2017 Schoelcher Carnival Run

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

2017 Zone 34 100/100/100 Video Contest

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

How Can Flexibility Help Your Club?

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

RC St. Lucia: New Year's Lunch & Food Drive For Homeless Citizens

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

2016-17 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards

Posted by Sean Paddy on Jan 06, 2017
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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

2017 International Convention – Atlanta – Updates

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

The New Rotary.org & Grant Center

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

D7030 Officially Welcomes The ABC Clubs

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

RC St. Lucia: 2016 Children's Christmas Treat

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

2017 D7030 RYLA Update

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