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1st & 3rd Thurs - Cancer Society
Cancer Society Wellness Centre
Queen's Highway, Palmetto Point
2nd & 4th Thurs -EACC,Tarpum Bay
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ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHERA CLUB DIRECTORS
President
Secretary
Sargeant-at-Arms
Treasurer
President Elect
Club Membership Chair
Service Projects Chair
Club Public Image Chair
The Rotary Foundation
Disaster Relief Chair
Assist. Disaster Relief Chair
Youth Services
 
 
 

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Fellow Rotarians,

“In the promotion of international understanding and goodwill, one must remember it’s important to reach as large numbers as possible-non-Rotarians as well as Rotarians-and one cannot reach large numbers privately.” 
- Peregrinations, Vol II

 

 

RI President's Message - January 2019

 

Vocational service can be hard to define, but it is easy to describe: It is simply the point where our Rotary lives and our professional lives intersect. When we put our Rotary ideals to work through our work, that is vocational service.

 
  

Fellow Rotarians,

This month is significant for many reasons, because it is the month that we celebrate Family month and also focus on our cause “Disease Prevention & Treatment”.

It also represents a time of great celebration that many will not be able to afford and challenges our belief in giving and generousity.

The late Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of Great Britain once said:

“We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give”

 

RI President's Message - August 2018

A well-known saying goes, "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." That doesn't mean people should ignore the needs outside their own homes; instead, they should pay attention to the needs within.

It can be tempting, when our priority is service, to focus only on the things that look like service: the projects, the planning, the work that yields a visible benefit to those who need it. But to do that work effectively, we need to keep our own house in order. In Rotary, that means conducting ourselves in accordance with the principles of Rotary, treating others with respect, and following The Four-Way Test. It means maximizing our impact by planning carefully and stewarding our resources wisely. And it means looking after the long-term health of our organization by ensuring that our membership is strong, engaged, and healthy.

Our membership has hovered around the same 1.2 million mark for 20 years. We aren't growing, and our membership is getting older. We have too many clubs that don't have the knowledge or motivation to have an impact: clubs that don't know what we're doing on a global level, clubs that don't know about our programs or our Foundation, that don't even know how to get involved. And with a membership that is still mostly male, we clearly aren't doing enough to become the organization of choice for women who are seeking to serve.

We are a membership organization first. If we want to achieve the goals we've set for ourselves, we need to put membership first. All of us have a responsibility to take membership seriously, not only by inviting prospective members, but also by making sure new members are welcomed into clubs that offer them something of value. If you see someone walk into a meeting and hesitate, be sure that person has a place to sit and is part of the conversation. If you're enthusiastic about a Rotary program, make sure your club knows about it and knows how to get involved. If you see a need in your community, talk about it at this week's meeting. If we want to be part of an organization that's strong, that's active, that's having an impact – start at home, and Be the Inspiration in Rotary.

Barry Rassin
President 2018-19


 

 

Dear 7020 Rotarians,

Our beloved Rotary provides us with an array of resources that ensures that our service to humanity, not only makes a difference but inspires those that we serve.

In September, Rotarians place emphasis on the importance and value of basic education, literacy and our young generation.

In the words of Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai:

“One Child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world” 

ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHERA PRE RI CONVENTION CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF RIPE BARRY & ESTHER RASSIN!
Our weekly meeting will commence celebrations with a FRESH CONCH SALAD TRUCK and BACKYARD BARBECUE! Come celebrate with us!

Rotaract Club of Eleuthera President Ashley Hall presented A Year in Review of her Club and highlighted projects and ongoing partnership with the Rotary Club of Eleuthera and other community partners. In photo President Sherrin Cooper presents the Zone 34 Public   Image Citation to President Ashley.
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ELEUTHERA PROUDLY WEARS THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR SUPER CLUB AWARD (COTM) FOR DISTRICT 7020 IN THE MED. CLUB CATEGORY!
Additionally, our ROTAFAM also celebrates two Zone 34 Public Image Citations (Rotary and Rotaract). Well done Rotarians and Rotaractors on sharing our Eleuthera Rotary stories with the world. Kudos to our Presidents Sherrin Cooper and Ashley Hall on their extraordinary leadership!
 

 

About 50 Youth Club Members, Rotarians and parents participate the first annual Rotary Club Road to Peace Walk/Run.  I was such an exciting event!. It began with exercise/warm-ups and presentation of our two newest EarlyAct Clubs (Emma Cooper and Governor's Harbour Primary Schools) with their club banners by RCE Director of youth Rotarian Juanita Pinder and Sherrin Cooper. The energetic group departed Police Headquarters for the Governor's Harbour Primary school promptly at 6:30am.

CP Shaun Ingraham, COE One Eleuthera Foundation along with President Sherrin Cooper presented the President of the Governor's Harbour Primary School EarlyAct President Jade Thompson and her School Principal Mrs. Tanya Pinder with the International Peace Flag.  CP Shaun addressed the young people with focus on the Five Peace Actions that define world citizen
  1. SEEK peace within yourself and others
  2. REACH OUT in service
  3. PROTECT the environment
  4. RESPECT diversity
  5. BE a responsible citizen of the world

The OEF and Rotary Club had made a commitment to establish Peace sites at all of the

The event was organized by newly appointed Road to Peace member Rotarian Jacquie Gibson

 
The Rotaract Club of Eleuthera hosted its first Rotaract Roundtrip where they invited Rotaractors from all over the world to spend 7 days on the island of Eleuthera. This kind of exchange was the first of its kind for the Bahamas as well as Rotary District (7020) at large.
Three lucky Rotaractors, Alexandre, Franziska and Areli were selected from France, Germany and Mexico, respectively, to share in the Eleuthera experience.  On arrival, the Rotaractors were formally welcomed with a reception at Charter President Shaun and President Elect Sandra Ingraham’s home. Great music, food and fellowship were the order of the night. Once the Rotaractors received their island style welcome, the remainder of the week was set
for touring and fun.
While the trip was meant to be touristic, the guest Rotaractors were still given the opportunity to foster the Rotary spirit by participating in a community service project in Tarpum Bay as well as volunteering at The Centre for Training and Innovation by rendering their service in their respective areas of expertise.
Alexandre, Franziska, Areli and host Rotaractors topped off the week with a celebration at Rotarian Julian Carey’s (the king of fellowship) home, where at evening’s end they were gifted with handmade local gifts to take back home to their respective countries.

 
 
Rotary Club of Eleuthera extends congratulations to Past President of the Interact Club of Central Eleuthera High School, Tiara Bethel on her graduation from the University of Tampa.  We are so proud of her!
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHERA!!
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE), under the leadership of President Shaun Ingraham, was chartered 8th April, 2009. The charter banquet was staged in grand style on Friday, 24th July, 2009 at Workers House, Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera. The Guest Speaker was Past District Governor, Errol Alberga of Jamaica. Our Charter  The evening was grand! We also celebrate our Provisional President Sandra who was elected by the club to serve as the club President for the period 2018-2019.
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Immediate Past President Deacon Colin Moss (second left in blue shirt) says opening prayer and prayer blessing for the machine at the handover ceremony
 
We were so pleased welcome  Rotarians Dr. Michael Schulte, Past President of the Rotary Club of Luedenscheid Germany, and Dr. Viola Stenser-Schulte, Past President of the Rotary Club of Luedenscheld-Zeppelin. They are Past Presidents of the oldest and youngest Rotary Clubs in their city of Luedenscheid (respectively). The arrived on the island of Eleuthera on Monday 2nd April, 2018 bearing a gift of a portable Ultra Sound Machine as a result of a grant from their Rotary District 1900. They were met at the North Eleuthera International Airport by newly elected Vice President of the Eleuthera Cancer Society Ms. Suzette Kemp.  The welcoming party also included Rotary club of Eleuthera President Sherrin Cooper along with Past President Jacqueline Gibson.
These two awesome German Rotarians visited our club during the summer of 2016.  After hearing our needs, Rotarian Viola promised that she will seek into assisting the Imaging Program for the island with an Ultra Sound Machine!  she delivered!

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Above: North Eleuthera International Airport Arrival L-R: Past President Jacquie Gibson, CSE Vice President Suzette Kemp, President Sherrin Cooper, PPs Dr. Michael and Viola Schutle (notice the backpack worn by Rotarian Viola...IT'S THE PORTABLE ULRASOUND MACHINE!!)
 

 
2018-2019 Theme:
"Be The Inspiration"
 

Doing Good in the World

For almost 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has lived its motto: Doing Good in the World. See the global impact of the Foundation’s financial support.

 
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Fluid approach to water

How Rotary has changed to help people get clean water for longer than just a few years

Profile Rotary member forms Roots of Peace to remove land mines

Profile: A vine ideaHeidi KühnRotary Club of San FranciscoHeidi Kühn arrived in Utsunomiya, Japan, in 1975, a few months after the end of the Vietnam War. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange

Putting power in hands of women

Stephanie Woollard went from Down Under to the top of the world to find out if one person can make a difference.

Turning teens away from crime

Rotary clubs in Canada invest in the PACT program, an urban peace initiative that aims to break the cycle of youth

From peace fellow to international advocate

Rotary peace fellow creates Red Dot Foundation to fight street harassment and violence against women.

 
2018-2019 Theme: "Be The Inspiration"
 
2018-2019 Theme:
"Be The Inspiration"