"Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems." - Patrick Adizua

In the words of Paul Harris;
“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will 
be known by the results it achieves.”

District Governor Patrick's message for October 2018 Andrew Hall 2018-11-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andrew Hall on Sep 09, 2018

 

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” 

DG PATRICK'S MESSAGE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2018 Andrew Hall 2018-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
BACK TO SCHOOL Andrew H. 2018-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
BE THE INSPIRATION MESSAGE FROM RI PRESIDENT BARRY Jacqueline Gibson 2018-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacqueline Gibson on Jul 24, 2018

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


 
RI PRESIDENT MESSAGE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST Jacqueline Gibson 2018-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
WARM WELCOME FOR RIPE BARRY & ESTHER RASSIN 2018-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
2011 ROTARY REFLECTIONS - ELEUTHERA BENEFITS 2018-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
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!

RIPE BARRY AND ESTHER RASSIN TO VISIT ELEUTHERA 2018-06-11 04:00:00Z 0
CHARTER PRESIDENT GIVE UPDATE ON HIS ROLE AF OEF CEO 2018-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
ROTARIANS CONTINUE TO LEAD THE CANCER SOCIETY 2018-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
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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ROTARACT CLUB PRESENTED ZONE CITATION 2018-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
NEW BOARD INSTALLATION DATE SET 2018-05-28 04:00:00Z 0
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!
 

 
TOP HONOURS FOR ELEUTHERA AT DISTRICT CONFERENCE! 2018-05-21 04:00:00Z 0

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

ELEUTHERA ROAD TO PEACE WALK 2018-05-21 04:00:00Z 0
YES, I'M ROTARIAN! 2018-05-21 04:00:00Z 0
 
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.

 
 
Eleuthera Rotaract Roundtrip 2018-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
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!
 

INTERACT PAST PRESIDENT SHINES 2018-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
ROTARY - LIGHT UP THE WORLD! 2018-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
CELEBRATE WOMEN IN ROTARY 2018-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 08, 2018
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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RCE! 2018-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 08, 2018
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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!!)
 

DISTRICT 1900 GIFTS AN UNTRASOUND MACHINE TO RC ELEUTHERA 2018-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Our Rotary Foundation has set up the 6 Areas of Focus to encourage us to do projects in the areas
needed in our community. Many times one Area of Focus helps and can enter into another.
Last month was Water and Sanitation which also helps prevent diseases in pregnant mothers and children.

This month is dedicated to MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH and having done projects in last month’s theme, and providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene efforts we maximise child 
nutrition and at the same time we are already working on this theme as well. Each year 6.3 million children under the age of five die from diseases, malnutrition, poor health care and inadequate sanitation. More than 200 million women who would prefer to delay or avoid childbearing lack 
access to safe and effective contraception.

Let’s take action this month :

-Supporting or developing programs that provide immunizations
-Promoting good nutrition and also encouraging breastfeeding for most infants
-Supporting or developing programs to provide access and information about contraceptives.
-Supporting training programs for health professionals such as midwives

Rotarians serve their communities and are always ready to help Make a Difference in people’s lives including the little ones and the mothers.

DG Robert Leger
District Governor D7020

 



2017 - 2018

 

DG MESSAGE FOR APRIL 2018 2018-04-02 04:00:00Z 0
UPCOMING EVENTS 2018-03-31 04:00:00Z 0
PRESENTATION ON HEALTHY FOOD AND BEVERAGE CHOICES SOLD AT SCHOOLS’ TUCK SHOPS
Continuing with our efforts to promote healthier food and beverage choices, Nurse Sherrin Cooper addressed the PTA on ‘What is Being Sold in the Schools’ Tuck Shop’.  One of the recommendations was to stop the sale of sweet drinks to the students and promote more water consumption. The benefits of drinking water were emphasized by Nurse Cooper
 

 
PTA PRESENTATION ON HEALTHY FOOD AND BEVERAGE CHOICES 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
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PARTNERED WITH EARLY-ACT CLUB TO HAVE NEW BATHROOM FACILITIES INSTALLED AT SCHOOL 
The kindergarten class at Emma E. Cooper Primary School were challenged because of the distance between the classroom and the bathrooms. In a joint project, Rotary Club of Eleuthera and the Early-Act
club, financed the construction of a bathroom and installation of a new toilet and basin. President Sherrin presents a cheque on behalf of the club to Principal Butler. Looking on are Earlyact Executives and advisors
 
PARTNERED WITH EARLY-ACT CLUB TO HAVE NEW BATHROOM FACILITIES INSTALLED AT SCHOOL 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
HAND WASHING AND DISEASE PREVENTION AWARENESS!
 President Sherrin led this discussion with the Early-Act club. The focus of the discussion was the role of hand washing in disease prevention. The proper handwashing technique was demonstrated. 
 
PROPER HAND WASHING TAUGHT 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
 
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Rotarians and Rotaractors participating in a New Member Training.  All aspects of Rotary was touched on for a very interactive day of training.
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NEW MEMBER TRAINING 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
EARLYACT PRESIDENT CROWNED STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
THE ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHER SURPASSES TREE PLANTING CHALLENGE...Rotary International President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day on April 22, 2018. ELEUTHERA Rotarians planted more than 32 edible fruit/vegetable trees at schools, public spaces as well as on the properties of some Rotarians. This was a fulfilling fun exercise for the family of Rotary (Earlyact/Interact/Rotaract)

THE ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHERA SURPASSES TREE PLANTING CHALLENGE 2018-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
Students were addressed on the importance of accessing clean water 2018-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
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The focus of Water & Sanitation was addressed by Heidi Johnson, Manager of the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, she gave tips on the role of water conservation as it relates to plants. Ms. Johnson did an excellent job of enlightening our members on the topic of water conservation and plant preservation.
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Ms. Johnson also shared information on native plants that are indigenous to The Bahamas some of which has medicinal qualities
PRESENTATION BY LEON LEVY PLANT PRESERVE 2018-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
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Guest speaker Water & Sewerage Manager, Cade Darling spoke about the challenges of providing adequate water supply to residents of Eleuthera. Joining us via GoTo Meeting were members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau.

 
JOINT MEETING WITH TWO NASSAU CLUBS 2018-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
ACTIVITIES FOR WORLD ROTARACT WEEK 2018-03-11 05:00:00Z 0
It was an honour to have spent a short time with two dynamic Rotarians in the persons of the Late Sir Durward Knowles and Sheila Bethel a while back. I will forever treasure this special moment! On behalf of President Sherrin Cooper and the Rotary Club of Eleuthera, we extend our sincerest condolences to the family of Sir Durward, The Rotary Club of East Nassau, and extended family of Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas! Sir Durward Knowles was truly great Rotarian and a national hero... May His Soul Rest In Peace.

L-R: PP Jacquie Gibson, The Late Sir Duward Knowles, and Sheila Bethel, Zone 34 Public Image Coordinator
 

REST IN PEACE ROTARIAN SIR DUWARD KNOWLES! 2018-02-27 05:00:00Z 0
113 YEARS OF ROTARY - 20 Reasons to join a Rotary Club 2018-02-25 05:00:00Z 0
ATTORNEY KEENAN JOHNSON TO ADDRESS ROTARIANS 2018-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Assistant Commissioner of Police to Address Rotarians 2018-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
Rosa and I have visited most of the clubs in our District and at the beginning of February we will meet with the Rotarians in St. Martin Nord, St Maarten, St Barts, Anguilla and the E Club of the Caribbean and believe me, it has been an unbelievable experience. Meeting with Rotarians and Rotaractors and seeing the amazing projects we visited, made us proud of leading District 7020 as it works to Grow Stronger in Rotary to Serve Better and continues Making a Difference in our communities.
 
The month of February emphasizes Peace and Conflict Resolutions and as we go through the District, many Clubs are doing projects that address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources. 
 
Rotary members are tackling this issue through projects that improve schools, give vocational training to high risk youth groups which would otherwise not have a chance to learn a skill.   We visited clubs where Rotarians and Rotaractors together organized a Peace and Conflict Resolution Seminar. They aimed to educate young men and women and create an awareness that they are in control of their own lives by making good choices allowing them to deal with situations that can become a conflict. Micro Credit is being used by clubs to help in Community Development and giving hope. We participated in the hand painting of a Peace Wall in Negril where Both Rosa and I left our hand prints among all the others as part of this beautiful and meaningful wall. Peace Gardens are something that not only beautify our communities but provide a green and peaceful areas in which to meet. A Soup Kitchen and meal distributions that we saw impressed us. Without a meal, children can become volatile. Assuring at least a one meal gives PEACE.
 
 

DG MESSAGE FOR FEBRUARY 2018-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
PEACE & CONFLICT RESOLUTION MONTH OF ACTIVITIES 2018-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
PAINT IT FORWARD EVENT 2018-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Five Rotary Club of Eleuthera Rotarians participated in Rotary Leadership Institute - Sunshine Division sessions held in Nassau! on 20th January 2018 at BVI. Rotarian Chinnici McDonald completed level 1, President-Elect Sandra Ingraham levels 1 & 2, President Sherrin Cooper, had previously completed all 3 levels in addition to the Public mageI graduate level, also completed the Foundation training (graduate level), Past President Jacquie Gibson and President Nominee Sue Culmer participated in the Discussion Leader training.RLI was a rewarding experience for all 5 Eleuthera ladies
 

 
ELEUTHERA ROTARIANS RECEIVE RLI TRAINING AT ALL LEVELS 2018-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
RI THEME ADDRESS 2018-19 2018-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Image result for rotary international president 2018-19 BARRY AND ESTHER RASSIN
Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.
“Those who know what good Rotary clubs do will want to be a part of it, and we must find new models for membership that allow all interested in our mission to participate,” he says. “With Rotary more in the public eye, we will attract more individuals who want to be part of and support a membership organization that accomplishes so much good around the world.”
Rassin earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida and is the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System, where he continues to serve as an adviser. He is a lifetime member of the American Hospital Association and has served on several boards, including the Quality Council of the Bahamas, Health Education Council, and Employer’s Confederation.
A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin has served Rotary as director and is vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. He was an RI training leader and the aide to 2015-16 RI President K.R. Ravindran.
Rassin received Rotary's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, as well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.
Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death in July, just two weeks into his term as Rotary International president-elect.
 

BARRY RASSIN 2018-19 RI PRESIDENT 2018-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
CONGRATULATIONS PAG CHARLES SEALEY DISTRICT GOVERNOR FOR 2020-2021 2018-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

The club hosted an interactive and enjoyable Vocations presentation led by Rotarian Deborah Fox!  She started with a twist of Rotary Table Topics focusing on in-house vocations, the 4 Way Test, and Rotary Code of Ethics.  Spontaneous questions were thrown out to each Rotarian in the room to encourage each person to speak off the cuff and to have fun doing so.  This exercise was fun and delightful!

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Rotarian Dellarice Young-Fox Vocations coordinator addressed the club

The focus of the month is to give attention to and celebrate the varied vocations of members.  The meeting ended with a presentation by business owner PP Juanita Pinder who gave a dynamic presentation on her journey from the legal field to ownership of a successful office supply store.

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Past President Juanita Pinder


 
PRESENTATIONS IN RECOGNITION OF VOCATIONS MONTH 2018-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
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Past President Robyn Curry (being pinned in photo below) was awarded her third multiple Paul Harris pin in recognition of her ongoing support to the Rotary Foundation. IPP Colin Moss (center top photo), was also awarded w Paul Harris recognition compliments of the club for his support and dedication to Rotary
 
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PAUL HARRIS RECOGNITION FOR CLUB MEMBERS 2018-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
Ms. Denise Hinds-Jordan has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Regulation, Development Economics, Public Policy and project management. She was instrumental in the drafting of the National Development Plan (NDP) where she focused primarily on Economic Development, Education, Health, and some aspects of infrastructural development.  In addition to her work on the NDP, Denise is a coordinator for Component 1 of the Public Financial Management/ Performance Monitoring Reform project, where she utilised her project management and strategic governance skills to design the program for the introduction of a Delivery Unit (based on the approach introduced by Sir Michael Barber during the Tony Blair administration) as well as the design for the study on the Strengthening of the Bahamas Investment Authority.  She has a MSc in Money Banking and Finance, a MA in Public Policy and a BSc in Economics and Accounting and is a Certified International Project Manager (CIPM) and Certified Project Risk Manager (CPRM). In addition to her academic achievements she has had significant professional training in organisational re-engineering, strategic management and operational risk, financial risk management and governance. Her primary areas of interest include community banking, microfinance, governance and strategic planning, and entrepreneurship.  She has been a volunteer with the One Eleuthera Foundation since December 2016.
Ms. Denise Hinds-Jordan - Adress Rotarians on the varied Vocational opportunities at ONE ELEUTHERA FOUNDATION 2018-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
Fellow Rotarians,
 
Every year Rotary dedicates the month of January for Vocational Service. This is the month where I ask all Clubs to increase their promotion of our 4 Way Test. The Test guides us and orientates us in the things we think, say and do and it is our responsibility to spread it as a positive message in our communities.
 
This is the month when we “recognize all useful occupations as worthy of respect” and when we can use our “work as an opportunity to serve society”, remembering the Second Object of Rotary: “High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society”.
 
During this month I encourage Rotarians to focus more on this important Avenue of Service. It is the month where I suggest the following activities:
 
1) Review the Classification List in your Club. Rotary’s unique classification system assures that each club has among its members a cross-section of a community’s business and professional population.
 
2) During a meeting, read and analyze “The Rotary Code of Conduct” formerly known as The Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions. Many members are not aware of its existence. Adopted by the Rotary International Council of Legislation in 1989 it provides more specific guidelines for the high ethical standards called for in the Object of Rotary.
 
3) Ask members in your Club to give 5 to 10 minute talk on their vocation, or past vocation. Doing this it will give a better understanding of the diverse vocational talents of our fellow members.
 
4)  Present a Vocational Award to someone in the community who has exemplified outstanding professional achievement while maintaining very high ethical standards. Invite your local media to cover this event. The community, in particular the new generation, needs models to follow and this is a good way to promote and shine the spotlight on these positive models.
 
5) Organize a career fair for young students; explain the 4 Way Test and the importance of Vocational Service and Vocational Month to Rotary.
 
Let’s continue to Grow Stronger Serve Better by celebrating Vocational Service month, paying more attention to this important Avenue of Service, so we can be part of Rotary:Making A Difference in our communities.
 
DG Robert Leger
7020 District Governor 2017 - 2018
MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT GOVERNOR LEGER FOR JANUARY 2018 2018-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
As part of the Department of Public Health island wide Mantoux screening (The Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST) is the standard method of determining whether a person has been in contact with Mycobacterium tuberculosis), President (Retired Nurse) Sherrin Cooper, along with Rotarian Nurse Douglas hit the pavement for a few days by visiting business establishments and homes to test residents that did not or were unable to visit the local clinic for testing. They were successful in testing dozens with the Mantoux test.
ROTARY ASSIST WITH MANTOUX SCREENING 2017-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
My Fellow Rotarians,
 
As we continue to enjoy the Christmas season, let us remember the reason we celebrate. The coming of our Saviour in this world. It is a time of giving to those who are less fortunate but I am happy to say that RCOE gives all during the year. 

I would like to thank you all for being so generous with your time, talents and monetary gifts. 'Service above Self' is truly demonstrated. Let us continue to 'Make a Difference' in our communities and in the world.
 
YiR,
 
President Sherrin
SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM PRESIDENT SHERRIN 2017-12-27 05:00:00Z 0
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In recognition of Disease Prevention month our guest speaker at our weekly meeting was Dr. Arlington Lightbourne a Bahamian General Practice and Emergency Physician with advanced training in Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, and Obesity & Weight Management. He is the founder and president of Bahamas Wellness Clinic, whose mission is to reduce lifestyle-related death and disease in the Bahamas through physician-directed interventions with patients. Dr. Lightbourne and his team have had tremendous success in its medical weight loss and diabetes reversal programs which have become its signatures services. 
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Rotarian Nurse Douglas was on hand to offer free health screenings and counseling, and Rotarian Sheryl Fax prepared onsite healthy food for Rotarians.  She also displayed edible plants as options for Rotarians to consider planting in the backyard gardens.
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Disease Prevention Awareness Night 2017-12-27 05:00:00Z 0
A family of Rotary Party in the Backyard of Past President Julian Carey. Rotarian Audrey Carey was awarded Paul Harris honors for her unselfish dedication to Community Service. She (along with twin brother Rotarian Audley ) cut and shared their birthday cake with Rotarians, family and friends
 

ROTARIAN AUDREY CAREY AWARDED WITH PHF AT ROTARY FAMILY EVENT 2017-12-26 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our President Retired Nurse Sherrin Cooper, on receiving a national award for her dedicated years of outstanding service in the field of nursing! We are so proud of our President!
 

PRESIDENT SHERRIN AWARDED NATIONAL HONOURS! 2017-12-14 05:00:00Z 0
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP 2017-12-07 05:00:00Z 0
DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
 
The month of December is dedicated to Disease Prevention and Treatment and this can take on many forms. From supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure, disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us”.
 
Rosa and I have already visited 63 out of the 83 clubs in our District and it has been a wonderful and humbling experience seeing the outstanding projects our Rotarians are doing in their communities in all the Areas of Focus. Our Rotarians are so warm and welcoming that our experience has always been special in every club we have visited and we are looking forward to visiting the remaining twenty clubs.
 

 
 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR NOVEMBER, 2017 2017-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Club of Eleuthera and the Rotaract Club of Eleuthera jointly held a successful networking event under the theme, “Communicate, Collaborate, Connect!”. It was an opportunity for Rotarians, Rotaractors and Business Professionals to connect in a relaxed environment. The event also served as a 'World's Greatest Meal' fundraiser for the 'End Polio Now' initiative.
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NETWORKING EVENT HELD 2017-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
CURRENT GLOBAL POLIO UPDATE 2017-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
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SUPPORT GIVING TUESDAY 2017-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 2017-11-23 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera sponsored a MINI RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)  during the visit of District Governor Robert and Past Assistant Governor Rosa Leger on Saturday 11th November. Close to 60 young leaders from the Interact Club of Central Eleuthera High School, Earlyact Clubs of Deep Creek Middle School, Emma E. Cooper Primary. Also attending and receiving their charted documents from DG Robert was the Governor's Harbour Primary School, as well as the Hatchet Bay Primary School that is in the process of forming the first ever after school club. The youngsters were addressed by DG, and were challenged to develop their skills as our future leaders while having fun doing so.  The energy was high among the participants throughout the event.
 

 
SUCCESSFUL MINI RYLA HOSTED 2017-11-23 05:00:00Z 0

Who is your special Rotary mentor? ...by PAG T. Murry Forde

Past presidents and members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau. T. Murray Forde standing second from left.

By T. Murray Forde, Past Assistant Governor of District 7020 and Past President of Rotary Club of East Nassau     

Part of what makes Rotary so special are the connections you make with fellow members and the impact that has on your life.

I first met Sir Durward Knowles in 1963 when I was dating his niece (now my wife). He was well known in sailing circles both locally and internationally.  I remember with pride going to the airport with the family in 1964 to welcome him home from the Olympics in Tokyo. He had won the first-ever Olympic gold medal for the Bahamas, and is now the oldest living Olympic gold medalist in the world.

The Knowles family after his Olympic Gold Medal.

Durward brought me into the Rotary Club of East Nassau in July 1975 when he was incoming club president. I knew a little bit about Rotary, but through Durward I was able to learn even more and get involved. Looking back, I realize the positive influence he’s had on my life and how his mentoring helped shape who I am. Durward was an outstanding example of what it meant to encompass vocational service by leading with integrity and contributing his expertise to the problems and needs of society.

During his year as president, Durward led his club to achieve great things. As president, he really stressed engagement and introduced new projects that encouraged fellowship, which in turn led to an increase in membership. Growth happened naturally as the club became more involved in fundraising, community service, and gained publicity from inspiring guest speakers.

He also got the club thinking big, doing larger community service projects and collaborating with other charitable organizations. His favorite charity is the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled. He spearheaded fundraising projects to finance construction of a building for the association. Following his lead, the Rotary Club of East Nassau has since financed the construction of other buildings.

Durward, who just celebrated his 100th birthday on 2 November, continues to be highly respected in Rotary and our community. A great Rotarian, sailor and humanitarian – I am grateful that Durward introduced me to Rotary

 


 
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TWO MORE PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS FOR ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHERA! 2017-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
L-R: PAG Rosa Leger, AG Bryan Knowles, Newest Multiple PHFs Past President Jacqueline Gibson, and President Sherrin Cooper, District Governor Robert Leger and Foundation Chair Past President Robyn Curry
 
MULTIPLE PAUL HARRIS ROTARIANS PINNED BY DISTRICT GOVERNOR ROBERT LEGER 
President Sherrin Cooper and Past President Jacqueline Gibson received their Paul Harris award  (one sapphire) from District Governor Robert Leger during his official visit to the club. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. To date, more than 60% of club membership are Paul Harris Fellows
TWO MORE ROTARIANS RECEIVE MULTIPLE PAUL HARRIS RECOGNITION 2017-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 12, 2017

 

The Governor's Harbour Primary School is the third school on Eleuthera to form an EarlyAct Club under the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera! District Governor Robert Leger presented school principal Mrs. Tanya Mcphee-Pinder with the official EarlyAct document on Saturday 11th November, 2017 at the Rotary mini RYLA. The charter club president is Jade Thompson.
 

 
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President Sherrin Cooper along with Rotarians Carl Ramnerine and Jacqueline Gibson joined Principal Marie Galanis, Interact President Jeremia Seymour and her Executive team for a tree planting exercise of guava trees on the school campus. President Cooper gave a talk to the Interactors on the tree planting challenge given by RI President Risley.  The Interactors pledged to care for these trees.
 

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District Governor Robert Leger Hurricane Irma Update 2017-11-05 04:00:00Z 0
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Rotarian Sandra Ingraham
President Elect 2017 - 2018

PE Sandra is the club’s Provisional President (2009) and a Charter Member. She has attended PETS & Assembly in BVI, GrandCayman and Montego Bay JA. She is a Multiple Paul Harris Society member x 2 Rotarian of the Year 2014 – 2015 and voted Favorite Rotarian by the Rotaract Club 2015 – 2016. Positions Held in the club include Director of Club Service x 3 years Secretary x 3 years and presently serving as Club Administrator and Treasurer. This dynamic lady is already in the process of laying a strong foundation for her presidency and had built already build a strong leadership team of directors to assist her in the continuation of the movement of the club to higher heights!
 
Congratulations Rotarian Sandra!
 

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CANCER SOCIETY EVENT SUPPORT 2017-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
 

The club hosted a Careers Fair at Central Eleuthera High School, the home school of our Interact Club on 23rd October. 300 students attended.  The following vocations participated:

1) Hospitality Industry - Ministry of Tourism – Ms. Jacqueline Gibson, Manager (Eleuthera)

2) Professional Nurse - Nurse Velleicia Rose – Douglas RN, DPH, Gov. Harbour Clinic

3) Educator – Mrs. Karen Crean, Retired School Principal

4) Business Entrepreneur – Mrs. Juanita Pinder, Proprietress Office General

5) Business Entrepreneur – Managing Non Profits – Mr. Shaun Ingraham, CEO, One Eleuthera Foundation

6) Accountancy / Auditor – Ms. Susan Culmer, Finance Manager (CTI)

7) Electrical - CTI

8) Plumbing - CTI

9) Agriculture – CTI

10) Carpentry - CTI

11) IT – Paultera Johnson

12) Law Enforcement – Chief Superintendent Stephen Adderly, OIC RBPF, Eleuthera

13) Law – Ms. Ronique Carey, Attorney at Law

A careers Expo was also hosted at the South Eleuthera Mission on Saturday 21st October.  The 12th graders from Preston Albury High School attended and were also exposed a variety of professions. The Expo was a smashing success!

 

 
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The club was pleased for the partnership opportunities with the Rotary clubs of Old Fort and South-East Nassau for a weekend of fellowship and community projects. Rotarians attended the Fish Fry street event for the End Polio Now promotion.  Work projects were carried out at the South Eleuthera Mission including the construction of tables and benches for the Bannerman Town Community Centre.  Sessions were planned for "Developing Business Plans", Careers Expo and fellowship opportunities in the backyard of PP Ju.  It was an exciting weekend!
 
 

 
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Posted on Oct 28, 2017

Rotarian Susan Culmer

PRESIDENT NOMINEE 2019-2020

Rotarian Susan Culmer joined RCOE in 2012. Since joining, Rotarian Susan has completed all levels of RLI training including training at the Foundation Graduate level. She has also gained vast Rotary experience because of her attendance and participation in District Conferences in Cayman Islands, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Atlantis Paradise Island, and the PETS/Conference Cruise last year.

She also attended the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta earlier this year, exposing her to a vast knowledge of the organization from a global perspective. She also had the opportunity to work as a RI volunteer, and was among only a few hundred  persons at the RI Convention to attend the Great Women In Rotary event, where she had the opportunity to spend time with Sylvia Whitlock, the first ever female Rotarian (and first female President), who made it possible for women to legally take their rightful place in Rotary 30 years ago. She is a member of the Paul Harris Society.

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President Sherrin Cooper (center) welcomed Martha "Marty" Roloson (left), who was visiting the island with Rotarian Mary Graves from our sister club the Rotary Club Rancho Catarti California. Marty is from Kansas where her late husband was a member of the Rotary Club of Lenexa Kansas. She started a scholarship in his memory for Eleuthera Rotaractors to attend Rotary International Conferences. President Sherrin with the aid of Rotarian Mary (R) presented Marty with an RCE Trading Banner
Despite the losses that Rotarian Mary has endured as a result of the fire In California, she manages to pull a smile as Past President Ian Carey (Sgt. at arms) presents a donation of on behalf of the club. 
 

 
 
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Posted on Oct 27, 2017

 

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Message Month of November

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

In many ways, The Rotary Foundation is an invisible presence in our clubs. Most of what we do in our clubs and our districts, on a weekly basis, we do without the active involvement of the Foundation. But our Foundation is invisible in our clubs in the same way the foundation of a building is invisible when you’re in it: Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not holding you up.

The Foundation that enabled Rotary to take on polio is, in many ways, the foundation upon which our Rotary service is built. For 100 years, since it came into existence with a first donation of $26.50, the Foundation has supported and strengthened our service, enabled our ambitions, and allowed us to be the organization that we are. Because of the Foundation, Rotarians know that if we have the ambition and put in the work, very little is truly beyond us.

It is an incredibly effective model that we have here in Rotary, one that no other organization can match. We are completely local and completely global: We have local skills, connections, and knowledge in over 35,000 clubs, in nearly every country of the world. We have a deserved reputation for transparency, effectiveness, and good business practices, and because we are highly skilled professionals as well as volunteers, we achieve a level of efficiency that very few other organizations can approach.

To put it simply, a dollar given to The Rotary Foundation has a great deal more muscle than a dollar given to most charities. If you want to spend a dollar on Doing Good in the World, you can’t do better than to spend it with the Foundation. That is not just me speaking out of pride; it is verifiably true and is reflected in our rankings by independent organizations.

In the Foundation’s centennial year, Rotarians surpassed our goal of raising $300 million. If you were part of that achievement, you have been part of something tremendous. Somewhere in the world, someplace you have probably never been, people you may never meet will lead better lives because of you. Ultimately, it is our Foundation that lets us make good on our core beliefs: that we can make a difference, that we have an obligation to do so, and that working together, as well and as efficiently as we can, is the only way to effect real and lasting change.

IAN H.S. RISELEY

President, Rotary International

 


 
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President Sherrin Cooper administering Polio Drops to a child in India earlier this year! She extends an invitation for you to join her at 5:30 pm this evening (Tuesday 24th), to view the live End Polio Now live feed … BE A PART OF THE COUNTDOWN TO HISTORY at the Cancer Society, Palmetto Point Eleuthera. Light refreshments will be served. END POLIO NOW DONATION - $5.00
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Past Presidents Julian Carey and Robyn Curry going hard to support the eradication of Polio. The END POLIO NOW CAMPAIGN WAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED! Left in photo PP Julian Carey​ shows the End Polio coin drop cans, PP Robyn Curry​ shows off the End Polio Now shirt to be worn by Rotarians, and President Sherrin shows her ends full of the POLIO SUCKS stick candies to be sold to the public for the cause.
 
 
 
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LOUIS A. BUTLER, FCGA, CA

Louis Butler, Director of the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is the Managing Partner of Louis Butler & Associates. Mr. Butler has more than twenty-five years of public practice experience in the audits of banks and trusts, shipping, estate planning, Vat and tax consulting, business license, investment companies, mutual funds, and retail businesses. Butler is also a consultant in the International accounting firm Moore Stephens Bahamas. Prior to his current position, Mr. Butler served as Director of Finance for an International Trust Company, Financial Controller of a publicly traded company, and was the Senior Manager of Moore Stephens Butler & Taylor. Mr. Butler is a licensed member of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA), and was member of CGA Canada now CPA Canada, Past President of CGA Bahamas, Past Council member of BICA, and former member of CGA Canada International Forum Committee. In 2005, Mr. Butler was awarded The Fellowship Award by CGA Canada in recognition for his exemplary service to the Association, the profession, the public, and community.
 

LOUIS A. BUTLER, FCGA, CA - GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY 2017-10-18 04:00:00Z 0

October is Economic and Community Development Month

The month of October is dedicated for Economic and Community Development. Projects that will help to make a difference in this area of focus are encouraged

“Rotary supports investment in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvements in their lives and communities”.

Rotary’s Goals:
- Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities
- Developing opportunities for productive work
- Reducing poverty in underserved communities
- Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development

 

Projects that will help make a difference in this area of focus are encouraged. In our district, many clubs have already done projects and are participating in helping people help themselves.


 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE: October is Economic and Community Development Month 2017-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
L-R: Rotarians Juanita Pinder, Maisie Thompson, SDusan Culmer, Rotaractor Shapreka Clarke, Rotarian Jacqueline Gibson, and Rotaractor (President) Ashley Hall
 
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera Family were well represented at the First Caribbean Bank International Walk for a Cure for Breast Cancer event on Saturday 14th September. 
 

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District 7020 Club of the Month Winner - Large Club Category. Congratulations Team Eleuthera! 2017-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Oct 17, 2017

Early registration recommended

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On 1 September, RI President Ian H.S. Riseley declared Barry Rassin Rotary International's president-elect.

The Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International selected Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, in August. He will be officially elected at the 2018 RI Convention in Toronto, Canada, and will become president on 1 July 2018.

http://www.riconvention.org/en (for convention information and registration)

 


 
Early registration recommended for 2018 RI Convention in Toronto Jacquie Gibson 2017-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
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Posted on Oct 13, 2017
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Ginger Horton, Asst. Manager of the One Eleuthera Cooperative Credit Union made a very informative presentation on joining the credit union  to Rotarians at the club weekly meeting on Thursday 12th October. On June 13, 2016, the One Eleuthera Cooperative Credit Union accepted their first deposit. This monumental step is the first of many towards making OECCU one of the best full service banking institutions in the Bahamas. The OECCU is now accepting deposits from its members. The aim of the Credit Union is to assist with empowering residents of Eleuthera by promoting savings, shareholdings, financial services and counselling, and encouraging Eleutherans to become owners and operators of their own financial institution.

The future of the Credit union is bright as they plan to be able to offer term deposits within the next quarter. They also will be able to offer small business loans within the next two quarters. Ms. Horton encourages everyone to bank with OECCU.

 Persons interested in becoming members of One Eleuthera Cooperative Credit Union or seeking more information are asked to visit The South Eleuthera Mission building in Rock Sound or call 242.334.2948.

 


 
 
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Alfred Sears, newly published author, former Minister of Education and Attorney General visited Central Eleuthera  on his Book Tour. “A Community Life”, a memoir describing his compelling and inspiring life story, having gone from reform school to a successful public life.  He was accompanied on tour to schools throughout Central/North Eleuthera by Rotarians. He received awesome interaction with the Faculty and students was well received by all that he came in contact with, including a book signing at a community meeting a hosted by Rotary.
 

 
ROTARIANS HOSTS ALFRED SEARS BOOK TOUR 2017-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 25, 2017
L-R: Jerrimia Seymour,  Interact President - Central Eleuthera High School, Rotarian Sherrin Cooper, President - RCE,  Aretha Culmer, EarlyAct President - Emma Cooper Primary School, Thomas Sands III, President - Deep Creek Middle School, and Ashley Hall, President - Rotaract Club of Eleuthera.
 

Rotary Club of Eleuthera Generation of leaders (2017-2018). 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 25, 2017

The 'Open House' event which was hosted by RCE was a smashing success!  A very motivated group of young people young leaders who are focused on achieving their goals and maximizing their potential were enlightened on the ideals of Rotary in general. President Sherrin Cooper congratulated them as RCE  looks forward to a great year working with and mentoring them. President Sherrin also thanks to PP Juanita Pinder, Director of Youth Services for organizing the open house for youth clubs, advisors, teachers, parents and the public.
"Such a great turn out!   We look forward to mentoring and working with our young people.." President Sherrin
 
 
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Posted on Sep 12, 2017
Charter President Rotarian Shaun D Ingraham is a presenter.  He  will speak on, “One Eleuthera Foundation: A Model For Socio Economic Development.” Moderator for the Business Outlook 2017 will be Past President Jacqueline Gibson.
 
 

 
 
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Posted on Sep 08, 2017
 
If you can read this post, you are fortunate that you can read but there are many persons in the world today who cannot read. The Rotary club of Eleuthera will conduct reading sessions in the schools on Eleuthera this month.
 
International Literacy Day History
The International Literacy Day was decided by the UNESCO at 7th of November in the year 1965 to celebrate it 8th of September every year which was celebrated first time in the year 1966. It was started celebrating all over the world to emphasize the great importance of the literacy to the individuals, society and communities. The day is celebrated specially to rememorize the status of the literacy and adult education to the international community.
 

 
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Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Sep 08, 2017
A Message from District Governor Robert and the District 7020 Disaster Committee
 
In response to the devastation caused by Category 5 Hurricane Irma throughout District 7020’s communities, the District has set up a Disaster Recovery Fund.
 
The fund will be managed by Rotary’s DNA-RAG Rotarian Action Group (http://www.dna-rag.com/), a 501(c)3, in cooperation with District 7020’s Disaster Relief Committee.
 
To contribute please wire funds to:
Name of Account:  Disaster Network of Assistance - Rotarian Action Group, Inc. dba “DNA-RAG”
Account #: 12 1682 8928
Swift Code: PNCCUS33
Physical address of Bank:  PNC Bank, 9033 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL  33433
Contact: PDG Phil Lustig, Vice Chair, Tel: 1 561 212 6554   Email: phil.lustig3@gmail.com
Ensure payee instructions entered for: “District 7020 Hurricane Irma Fund”
 
For further information contact:
District 7020 Disaster Chair: Jacqueline Heyliger
Email: jjheyliger7020@hotmail.com  Tel: +1 340 277 3201
Past District Governor Jeremy Hurst
Email: jeremyhurst7020@gmail.com  Tel: +1 345 525 9900
 
The District is also setting up a special committee to assess the needs of our communities and recommend how the funds donated will be spent. We will provide more details of this process shortly.
 
To those of you still in Irma's path and to those of you that have just come through it, stay safe and know that the District's prayers and thoughts are with you as we look to support you in the future in every way we can. To those of you lucky enough to have been out of Irma's track, please do what you can to support those who've been hit by one of the worst disasters in our region's history.
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
District Governor Robert Leger
District Disaster Chair Jacqueline Heyliger
 

DISTRICT HURRICANE IRMA RECOVERY FUND Jacquie Gibson 2017-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
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SAVE THE DATE 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 04, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Eleuthera does it again! The Construction team built a deck and seating for students of Central Eleuthera High School on Saturday, right in time for Back to School
 

 
SCHOOL BENCHES FOR CENTRAL ELEUTHERA HIGH 2017-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 03, 2017
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
As of August 25th Rosa and I have had the pleasure to visit 36 Clubs in our District. What a
wonderful experience! Most of the Clubs we have visited have at least one project in the
education area which I consider very positive.
 
More than 775 million people over the age of 15, sixty per cent of them women, are illiterate.
That is 17% of the world’s adult population. Fifty seven million children worldwide are not in
school.
 
In our Rotary calendar the month of September is Basic Education and Literacy. Let’s continue
doing good in our communities but focusing this month through our actions on:
 
1) Providing school materials for children in need
2) Providing teacher training and needed classroom supplies
3) Volunteer in a classroom
4) Offering an after-school program
5) Promote student enrollment and prevent health related absences by sponsoring school
meal programs and providing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities
6) Develop an adult literacy program
 
Our goal in Rotary is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and
literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, increase adult literacy. The Rotary calendar year
is to guide Rotarians and such educational actions should be promoted and continued
throughout the school year and if possible with a long term project.
 
We need to remember that education plays a vital role in shaping tomorrows’ leaders.
Education is one of the cornerstones of sustainable development.
 
DG Robert Leger
District Governor 2017 - 2018
 

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Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Aug 31, 2017
L-R: Membership Director Rotarian Glenda Johnson, Newest Rotarian Barbara Carey, and sponsor  Rotarian Nora Knowles

The Rotary Club of Eleuthera is pleased to welcome our newest Rotarian Barbara Carey. Her installation took place during the
grand finale activities for Membership Month.
 

  
 
NEW ROTARIAN INDUCTED Jacquie Gibson 2017-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson
L-R: Rotarians Glenda Johnson, Jacqueline Gibson, Rotarian of the Month President Sherrin Cooper and Rotarian Deborah Fox
 
As part of the Grand Finale events for Membership and Partnership month, Rotarians voted by secret ballot their choice for the "People's Choice" Rotarian of the month. President Sherrin received the most votes to her surprise! The Membership Month Committee presented her with a gift. The first runner-up for this award was our Membership Director Rotarian Glenda Johnson.
 

ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH RECOGNISED Jacquie Gibson 2017-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 29, 2017
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This past weekend was a busy one for members of the Eleuthera Rotary Family (Sat Aug 26th & Sunday Aug 27th). Saturday 10am - Distribution of back to school supplies at the South Eleuthera Mission, also at 10 am, our Rotaract Club held a Thrift Shop fundraiser at South Eleuthera Emergency Partners, 10:45 am distribution of school backpacks at the Methodist Church Tarpum Bay, 11am, Rotarians attended the funeral for the sister of fellow Rotarian Errol McPhee, 3pm the club partnered for a big back to school jamboree at Wesley Methodist church.
 
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Rotarians offered free health screenings to dozens of back to children of the community, 7pm PP Julian hosted a fellowship event at the Dolphin Blow hole for Rotarians wishing to watch a boxing match.  On Sunday at 11 am, Rotarians and a representative from the Interact Club (PP Earlyact club), worshiped with President Sherrin at Wesley Methodist Church.  During the service, the club presented the church with a cash gift to assist with their community back to school initiative. Immediately following the service, President hosted members of the RotaFam to a delicious luncheon.
 

 
 
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Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, received Members of Bahamas Rotary Clubs at Government House on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Our President, Rotarian Sherrin Cooper (standing - 5th back row in yellow), traveled from Eleuthera to Nassau especially for this grand occasion.
 

ROTARY BAHAMAS PRESIDENTS VISITS GOVERNMENT HOUSE Jacquie Gibson 2017-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Aug 21, 2017
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As we celebrate Membership month, It is an honor to present a second a Paul Harris award  (one sapphire), to Rotarian Cynthia Cartwright (Charter Member).
Rotarian Cynthia was awarded her first Paul Harris pin by the club in 2015 by Past President Julian Carey.
 

ROTARIAN CYNTHIA CARTWRIGHT GETS SECOND PAUL HARRIS RECOGNITION Jacquie Gibson 2017-08-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Aug 21, 2017
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Charter President Shaun Ingraham addressed Rotarians, Rotarators and invited guest on the history of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera, with focus on involvement at country, district and international levels.  It was concluded that such information be compiled in an official document, with updates on events of significance as they occur. His interactive informative presentation was part of activities scheduled for Membership Month.
 
 
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HAITI DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2018 Jacquie Gibson 2017-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Aug 16, 2017
Mr. Aterio Mitchell, President of Bahamas Striping, presented President Sherrin Cooper with a supply of Back Packs to be presented to students in preparation for a Back to School Drive.  Mr. Mitchell and his team were also on the island to replace a number of existing cats eyes with a more modern solar powered version.  This company was in South Eleuthera several months ago when the commenced strategically located street and road markings.  President Sherrin told Mitchell that she was delighted for the partnership and admired Bahamas striping for continually giving back to communities all over the Bahamas. She was delighted to assist with the Cats Eyes placement in the area called Charlotte's Bend.  On hand for the occasion were Rotarians Past President Jacqueline Gibson, President Elect Sandra Ingraham, Club Secretary Susan Culmer, and Membership Chair Glenda Johnson.
 

 
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Each Friday during the month of August, Rotarians were challenged to capture themselves displaying and promoting Rotary by wearing their Rotary/Rotaract pins and displaying ANYTHING Rotary! 
 
Photo Collage created by Rotarian/Rotaractor Andrew Hall & Rotaract Club President Ashley Hall 

 
 
SELFIE CHALLENGE FRIDAYS FOR MEMBERSHIP MONTH Jacquie Gibson 2017-08-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 09, 2017
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Rotary International President Ian Riseley has challenged every Rotary club to make a difference this year by planting a tree for each of its members
 

PLANT A TREE! MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 2017-08-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Aug 08, 2017
President Sherrin Cooper and The Rotary Club of Eleuthera congratulates Barry Rassin on being selected as 2018-2019 Rotary President
 
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Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.

“Those who know what good Rotary clubs do will want to be a part of it, and we must find new models for membership that allow all interested in our mission to participate,” he says. “With Rotary more in the public eye, we will attract more individuals who want to be part of and support a membership organization that accomplishes so much good around the world.”

 

 

Barry Rassin selected to be 2018-19 Rotary President Jacquie Gibson 2017-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Aug 08, 2017
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President Sherrin hosted the club to a grand Shindig affair! The club celebrated Membership & Partnership month with fun rota-activities and give-aways, member birthday celebrations and team member building. Our Partner,  Elizabeth Bryan proprietor of the Eleuthera News was presented with appreciation in recognition  of their assisting in spreading the Rotary message throughout our communities and beyond
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Left is Elizabeth Bryan Eleuthera News receiving recognition from President Sherrin Cooper
 

 
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DG MESSAGE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST, 2017

Membership Month

Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
This Rotary year has already begun and the clubs in District 7020 have a year full of plans to Grow Stronger Serve Better with Rotary: Making A Difference in our Community.
 
Why are we Rotarians? This is a question each Rotarian should ask and the answer will be different for the 1.2 million Rotarians around the world. But what is very interesting is that after many surveys, the most frequent answer is SERVICE followed by enjoying the weekly meetings of the clubs and in a third position is friendship.
 
During the month of August, Rotary International puts emphasis on Membership and invites all clubs to work first on reinforcing existing membership by identifying your club’s weak areas and make the necessary changes to help your club stay relevant for members to become stronger and then encourages growth in the clubs by raising the number of members in our organisation. I know that the clubs in our District have planned to do many activities this month of Membership and many have already inducted new members during the first month of the Rotary year. I want to congratulate all the Presidents who already have increased their membership.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST Jacquie Gibson 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 30, 2017
President Sherrin hosted her first Club Assembly for the Rotary year.  The priority topic for discussion was Club By Laws and membership expectations.  The meeting was very productive and well received by members.
 

 
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The club had a great time at its first club social of the year and celebrated the Birthday of President Sherrin Cooper and the wedding anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Shaun D Ingraham.  The event was also used to celebrate the awesome club membership.  The event was hosted by Past President Julian and his lovely wife Samantha Carey.
 
 

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Posted on Jul 27, 2017
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On Wednesday July 19, during the monthly Presidents' Council Meeting, PDG Felix Stubbs administered the Oath of Office to our new AG West, Bryan Knowles. We wish him success in his new role and look forward to great things to come!
 

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Posted on Jul 17, 2017
GONE TOO SOON..
Words of wisdom from Sam Owori during during his acceptance as RI Prisident Nominee 2016.
RI President Sam F. Owori died Thursday, 13 July. PE Owori’s term as Rotary’s 108th president would have begun on 1 July 2018.
 

REST IN PEACE RI PRESIDENT ELECT SAM OWORI 2017-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jul 14, 2017
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Meet our new Presidents - 2 DYNAMIC LADIES!!
Left: Rotary Club of Eleuthera Sherrin Cooper. Right: Rotaract Club of Eleuthera President Ashley Hall. Eleuthera is proud to celebrate years of WOMEN IN ROTARY with two phenomenal women steering our Rotary Wheel!
 

MEET OUR PRESIDENTS Jacquie Gibson 2017-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 09, 2017
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We, Rotarians work in this Five Avenues.

#ROTARY_AVENUES_OF_SERVICE "

The term " Avenues of Service" is frequently used in Rotary literature and information.

The "Avenues" refer to the elements of the Object of Rotary: Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service and the Fifth Avenue of New Generations.

Although the Avenues of Service are not found in any formal part of the constitutional documents of Rotary, the concept has been accepted as a means to describe the primary areas of Rotary activity.

1."#ClubService" involves all of the activities necessary for Rotarians to perform to make their club function successfully.

2." #VocationalService" is a description of the opportunity each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one's vocation to the other members of the club.

3." #CommunityService" pertains to those activities which Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. It frequently involves assistance to youth, the aged, handicapped and others who look to Rotary as a source of hope for a better life.

 


 
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President Sherrin Cooper closes out her first meeting with a group photo of attendees.This first meeting was a busy one for President She pinned her Directors who all gave a snapshot of their vision for 2017/18 in keep with both District and International themes. The various committees were identified and given their charge.  A visiting Rotarian for Norway and students from UWI were in attendance.
 

 
 
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Four students (Andrielle Etienne, Jsiah Joseph, Charlotte Rajkumar, and Jodi-Ann Williams),  from the University of the West Indies led by their lecturer Elizabeth Mackay of Jamaica are on the island for a hospitality internship by invitation of our partner One Eleuthera Foundation. These students hail from the countries of Guyana, Trinidad and Jamaica.  They are all place in tourism related businesses in South/Central Eleuthera.
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President Sherrin Cooper was please to welcome Rotarian Marcus Guigen of the Rotary Club of Flekkef Jord Norway. She was delighted to exchange trading banners with Rotarian Marcus and pin him with an official Rotary Club of Eleuthera pin.
 

 
VISITING ROTARIAN FROM NORWAY Jacquie Gibson 2017-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST: 4 Questions/24 Words 2017-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
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DISTRICT 7020 PETS CONFERENCE CRUISE
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera delegates took time out for a celebration photo during the cruise to Nassau Bahamas. These Eleuthera leading ladies were proud to celebrate 30 years of Women in Rotary on the cruise. L-R in photo: Club Secretary Sue Culmer, President Sherrin Cooper, Past President Jacquie Gibson, Past President Juanita Pinder and Past President Robyn Curry.
 

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SUSAN M. CULMER - ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR 2017
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Rotarian Susan joined the Rotary Club of Eleuthera in 2012 under the Presidency of Rotarian Jacqueline Gibson. Her membership was proposed/sponsored by Charter President Shaun D. Ingraham. She served as club treasurer for three (3) consecutive years, and now holds the position of Secretary of the Club. She continues to attend our District Conference (7020) every year, and has attended is the holder of RLI certificates (Rotary Learning Institute) levels 1, 2 & 3, and has also trained at the post graduate level - Rotary Foundation. This hardworking energetic Rotarian lives by the motto "Service Above Self."  She held the position of Auditor for the island of Eleuthera for almost 25 yrs, and is now employed in the non-profit field at One Eleuthera Foundation.  
 

 
 
ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR 2017 - SUSAN CULMER Jacquie Gibson 2017-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jul 04, 2017

Message from President Sherrin Cooper

My Fellow Rotarians,
 
I am honored and humbled that you have elected me to serve as President of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera for the year 2017 – 2018. Our District Governor Robert Leger has chosen as his theme GROW STRONGER – SERVE BETTER.  Although our club considered to a strong club in District 7020 because of our past accomplishments, I challenge all of you to build on what already exists as we carry out the mandate of DG Robert to Grow Stronger and Serve Better!
 
Rotary International President (2017 – 2018), Ian Riseley’s theme is ‘ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE.’  His goals are focused on three major priorities of the RI Strategic Plan.  They   are to support and strengthen the clubs, focus and increase humanitarian service, and to enhance Rotary’s Public Image and Awareness.
 

 
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT SHERRIN COOPER Jacquie Gibson 2017-07-04 04:00:00Z 0
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"Here we are at the beginning of another Rotary year. I look forward to serving as Rotary Public image Coordinator for Zone 34 and hope that I can work with all Rotarians to Make A Difference in 2017"....Sheila Bethel
 
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Sheila Bethel with President Ian Riseley in Evanston
 

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Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Every July 1, a Rotary Year ends and a new one begins. Around the world it is the change of leadership, the annual event where new leaders, men and women, take over at the level of the Clubs and also at the level of the highest spheres of our organization. Congratulations and our Best Wishes to the new Presidents as they take on the leadership of their club!

The International Theme for 2017-2018 is ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE. This year President Ian Riseley’s goals are focused on three major priorities of the RI Strategic Plan: Support and Strengthen the Clubs, Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service, Enhance Rotary’s Public Image and Awareness.


 
MESSAGE FROM OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR ROBERT LEGER 2017-07-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2017

Presidential message

Ian H.S. Riseley - Rotary International President-elect 2016-17

Ian H.S. Riseley

President 2017-18

July 2017

There are as many reasons to come to Rotary as there are Rotarians – maybe even a few more. But each of us has stayed in Rotary because it adds something to our own lives. Through Rotary, we are Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.

What kind of difference Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians make through their service will always be their own decision. As an organization, we are guided by the three strategic priorities our Board has set in our strategic plan: to support and strengthen our clubs, to focus and increase our humanitarian service, and to enhance Rotary's public image and awareness.

In the year ahead, our clubs will have the support of a greatly augmented array of online tools, including a refreshed Rotary.org, a simplified Rotary Foundation grant application process, an improved My Rotary experience, and a rebuilt Rotary Club Central. As we look to strengthen our clubs, two specific challenges stand out in our membership: our gender balance and our average age. To keep our clubs strong, we need to build a membership that reflects the communities we serve and that will continue to develop knowledgeable leaders for generations to come.

 


 
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Congratulations Charter President Shaun D. Ingraham on winning the Ministry of Tourism Cacique Award for Sustainable Tourism
 

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"A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman." —Melinda Gates.

April 8th 2017 marked our celebration of 30 years of women in Rotary and the work of the women in Rotary club of Eleuthera since its conception eight years ago. The men of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera made the commitment to celebrating this milestone in grand style with a banquet to honor the wonderful women of our club.

 


 
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Nurse Velleciea Rose-Douglas is the newest Rotarian in the Rotary Club of Eleuthera! She was inducted into membership tonight, immediately following her dynamic address on the topic of Maternal and Childhood Health to the club. She also spoke on  Child Protection on the island. Rotarian Velleciea is no stranger to the ideals of Rotary, as she was an active member of the Interact Club of St. Andrew's High School Nassau during her early teenage years. WELCOME ROTARIAN VELLECIEA!
 

 
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In recognition of Water and Sanitation month, a presentation of water was made, by President Colin Moss (right) to Rotarian Deborah Young-Fox Coordinator of the Junior Minister of Tourism Programme (center). Rotarian Sherry Fax (right) looks on.
 

 
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A certificate of Appreciation was presented to Mr. Deangelo Pratt , student of CTI (Centre for Training & Innovation, in appreciation of his appearance as guest speaker at a club meeting during Vocations Service Month. He was interviewed "On The Set with Rotarian Nich"
L-R in photo: Rotarian Maisie Thompson,Mr. Pratt, Rotarian Susan Culmer, President Colin Moss, and PN Sandra Ingraham
 

 
 
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PRESIDENT ELECT RETIRED NURSE SHERRIN COOPER - Rotary Club of Eleuthera Immunizing children with the Polio Drops while on mission to India
Rotaract President Shapreka Clarke also assists with the cause,  this is here second mission in a matter of months.
 

 
 
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ROTARIAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Immediate Past President Juanita Pinder
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF WOMEN IN ROTARY
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IPP Juanita Pinder is a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera and served as Director of Public Relations, Club Secretary, and director of International Service. She now serves as Vocational Service and Service Projects Chair and is the third woman to serve as President of the club in 2015/2016. Under her leadership, the club received numerous awards at the district level After being involved in the sidelines of the Cancer Society Eleuthera branch for several years, Juanita was elected to the post of President in April 2009. She served with distinction for more than 5 years. 
IPP Juanita also served in various leadership capacities in the local congregation of Wesley Methodist Church, Cupid’s Cay, Governor’s Harbour such as Youth Leader, Sunday School Teacher and President of the Women’s Ministry. Because of her willingness to serve, and her administrative skills and training, she is currently serving as Church Secretary.
Together with her husband Roderick, she of Office General, is very thriving office and school supplies business. The operate two stores on the island.
 

 
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April 1st is National Immunization Day in India. President Elect Sherrin Cooper, and Rotaractors President Shapreka Clarke/PP Gaciinta experienced a large Rally/Parade held. They were proud to march through the streets in celebration (along with Indian Interactors). Even camels, pigs and cows were apart.
Many thanks to PP Mary Graves and OUR Sister Club - Rotary Club of Rancho Cotati for help make this India mission possible.
 

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ROTARIAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Past President Robyn Curry

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF WOMEN IN ROTARY
 
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Past President Robyn Curry is a Charter member of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera and has served in various positions, Community Service Chair, International Service Chair, President 2013 – 14, Rotary Foundation Chair & District 7020 Foundation Team.
She continues to be committed  providing support to  Rotaract, Interact and Earlyact clubs all in keeping with the Rotary District 7020 theme  during her tenure as President -“Engage Rotary, Change Lives.”
As a Retired Commercial Banker, PP Robyn was also instrumental in assisting with the establishment of (OECCU) One Eleuthera Foundation Cooperative Credit Union to assist with empowering residents of Eleuthera by promoting savings, shareholdings, financial services and counseling, and encouraging Eleutherans to become owners and operators of their own financial institution.

 
 
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Rotarian Quintin Carey addressed the club on Water and Sanitation. He is a leading expert in the field and is owner of popular water company Southern Pure. He addressed the dangers of water contamination and the 25 methods of water purification.
 

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 ROTARIAN MEN LEAD WEEKLY CLUB MEETING

President Colin, PP Julian Carey, Rotarian Carl Ramnarine, Rotarian Joseph Cartwright and Rotarian Brian Carey, addressed the club in a session titled “Rotary Speaks.” The men were each asked to complete these three phrases as they spoke to the club:

I promise…

I pledge…

I commit…

Emphasis was placed on training, child rearing, being good parental examples and coaching/mentoring the next generation of leaders from their vocations or places of service.

 


 
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ROTARIAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT - President Elect Sherrin Cooper

Celebrating 30 years of Women in Rotary

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WE SALUTE Rotarian Sherrin Cooper, a Retired Senior Nursing Officer, has been a member of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera for the past eight (8) years. She has served with distinction in the capacity of Secretary and is presently our President Elect (2017-18). Although retired, her classification of Nurse/Health Care professional, permit her the opportunity to serve the community of Eleuthera in preventative care, which includes health education and Cancer society of Eleuthera Volunteer
As a Rotarian, she continues to submit her expertise in the health care in any program that our club is involved in. Rotarian Sherrin freely gives advice on matters related to health care and is always willing to render “Service Above Self”. She was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow as a result of her selfless service. This diligent, hardworking Rotarian inspires and motivates the next generation. PE Sherrin will be the 4th female Present of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera!
 

 
ROTARIAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT - President Elect Sherrin Cooper Jacquie Gibson 2017-03-16 04:00:00Z 0
WORLD ROTARACT WEEK OF ACTIVITIES 2017-03-12 05:00:00Z 0

Mr. Zervas, showed a documentary at the weekly Rotary meeting on the state of boys from the perspective of girls. It was inspiring to hear young women articulate their sorrows but also their hope for their male counterparts. One young lady said, when asked what her message to young men would be, she would tell them to “Believe in Yourself”. The movie was also streamed live on the Facebook page for Rotary Club of Eleuthera participants and the link was extended to Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas to join the dialogue.

 


 
MR. BRAD ZERVAS SCREENS DOCUMENTARY AT ROTARY MEETING 2017-03-09 05:00:00Z 0

ROTARIAN AND SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT ADDRESSES STUDENTS AFTER VIOLENT INCIDENT AT SCHOOL

After a particularly egregious act of violence at a local school led to one student being suspended and the other with an injury to the brain, Rotarian and Superintendent of Police led a contingent of officers to address the students of the school. Hoping that their intervention would prevent future occurrences of this type.

 


 
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ROTARIAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT - President Nominee Sandra Ingraham

Celebrating 30 years of Women in Rotary

 
Rotarian Sandra Ingraham, served as Provisional President in 2009, and as a result of distinguished service, was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow and Rotarian of the Year in 2011.  She has served as Club Secretary for 3 years (2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016).   This hard working and diligent lady, comes to our club with a wealth of experience in the banking field, having served in this arena for eighteen (18) years.  She is currently employed as the Chief Financial Officer of The One Eleuthera Foundation, South Eleuthera Emergency Partner and Island Journeys, all non-profit organizations.  Having been involved with non-profits for many years, Rotarian Sandra has a great understanding of how these work and pays particular attention to being accountable to donors. 
 
This action oriented woman, has a knack for details and is very focused on getting the job done, above board every single time!  As a result of her classification and the job title that she holds, Rotarian Sandra is always willing to assist the community in the form of financial assistance given to non-profits.  No doubt her skills have been utilized in our club in the many positions that she has held including Club Administration.  Rotarian Sandra is a woman of integrity and exhibits professionalism in her vocation and has earned the respect of the community and her colleagues.
 
This Dynamic lady is elected to become President of the club (2018-2019)
 

TRIBUTE TO AN OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN ROTARY - PN Sanrdra Ingraham Jacquie Gibson 2017-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Hello my Fellow Rotarians and the Family of Rotary:
 
As February has come to an end I’ve been reflecting on what a great Month it was in terms on Rotary’s focus on Peace. Several clubs both in our District and globally made strong headway into our quest for a world at peace. Remember the deadline for the 2018-2019 Peace Fellow application is May 31.
 
There was also big celebrations for Rotary’s 112th Birthday on Feb 23. Let’s share what your clubs did using our District 7020 Facebook Page and Group so we can continue to expand the enthusiasm we have for Rotary with others.
 
Congratulations are in order for our January Club of the Month Winners – The Rotary Club of Savanna La Mar, Jamaica and the Rotary Club of Petionville, Haiti. Additionally, hearty congratulations again to the Rotary Club of Petionville, Haiti and in particular, President Jack Guy LaFontant, who has been selected to be the Prime Minister of Haiti. I am excited for the people and communities of Haiti, for Rotary in Haiti, and for Rotarian Jack Guy. His leadership, his values, and his passion to serve will be a beacon of hope, of goodness, and of Making a Difference as we all continue to Serve humanity.
 
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Leading ladies of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera were pleased to welcome VP Jennifer Jones to our meeting. As we celebrate 30 years of WOMEN IN ROTARY, VP Jones brought much  excitement and cheer  with a dynamic overview of Rotarian Woman...Past,  Present  and our amazing future in Rotary!

L-R in photo: Immediate Past President Juanita Pinder, Provisional/President Nominee Sandra  Ingraham, Vice President Rotary Club of Windsor - Roseland, Ontario & RI Director Jennifer Jones, Past President Jacquie Gibson, President Elect Sherrin Cooper, Past President Robyn Curry
 

 
Club Leading Ladies with VP Jennifer Jones 2017-02-17 05:00:00Z 0


Currently, there are no mammogram machines on the island of Eleuthera. Women need to travel to New Providence for a scan at an average travel cost of $500. A needs assessment completed by Emory University's Global Health Institute indicated that there are 3,000 women over the age of 30 on Eleuthera who should be screened yearly. Due to underemployment, 57% are not able to afford to travel to New Providence for a scan. The Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE) has been working in partnership with One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) and Cancer Society Eleuthera to secure a mammogram machine to be located in the Cancer Society Wellness Center (CSWC) on Eleuthera. Delivery of a machine, which was donated to the Bahamian Government by US Northcom, is tentatively scheduled to arrive at CSWC within the next few months. The mammogram machine will be the main component of OEF’s Eleuthera Imaging Program (EIP), which also includes securing an ultrasound machine.
Rotary Club of Eleuthera would like to partner with other rotary clubs in The Bahamas to help Rotary Club of Eleuthera  and One Eleuthera Foundation  achieve their funding goals for the BCOP portion of the EIP project. Suggested donation is $5,000 from each club that would like to participate.


 
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Celebrating Women in Rotary - Rotary Club of Eleuthera welcomes Jennifer E. Jones, VP, Rotary Int'l. Our Ms. Jones was engaging, dynamic  speaker at our meeting.  She laid a solid foundation for to club to build upon in recognition of RCE Women.
 

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Leading Ladies in Rotary - Sylvia Whitlock and Jennifer Jones 2017-02-09 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotarian Nicholette Duncombe  gave an enlightening presentation and vocational service to our Rotaract Club. Rotarian Nicholette reminded Rotaractors about the importance of ethical standards in our work place as well as our everyday life. The connect between vocational service and Rotary was also enlightened.
 

 
 
ROTARIAN SPEAKS TO ROTARACT CLUB ABOUT VOCATIONAL SERVICE 2017-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Twelve (12) newest members of Earlyact Club of Deep Creek Middle School (DCMS) were welcomed to the Rotary family in a Pinning Ceremony and Certificate Presentation. RCE acknowledges and appreciates the ongoing leadership and support by advisors, parents and guardians of DCMS!
 

 
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President Colin Moss attended the School Assembly at Central High School, to make a check presentation to Principal, Mrs. Marie Galanis, Advisors and Interact Club Board of Directors headed by President Goshon Rahming. The funds will be used to purchase materials for Lunch Benches for the School. The The CEH Interact Club is excited and can't wait to commence the bench construction, for the benefit of their entire student population.
 

 
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Rotarians and guests launched VOCATIONAL SERVICES Month with a dynamic young man Deangelo Pratt, Landscaping student of CTI, Rock Sound. This young man inspired the audience with his story on how being a student of CTI has given him a new lease on life. 
For the occassion, Rotarian Nicholette Duncombe conducted a talk show style session, “On the Set with Nich”, Mr. Pratt’s family and friends. Audience members interacted enthusiastically with Mr. Pratt and participated fully in the at times teary interview. It was heart-warming to hear Mr. Pratt share how being given the opportunity to pursue a vocation (landscaping) has changed his life and the lives of his family for the better. Mr. Pratt plans to start a landscaping company after his tenure at CTI. It is riveting to witness in action the truth of Rotary’s guiding principles which emphasize the importance of work
 

 
 
 
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Attorney Bethel presented on how the legal profession and Rotary’s ethical standards align. She spoke on the principles of fairness, truth and integrity in vocational service at the third club meeting of the month. She is presented with a certificate of Appreciation by Rotarian Sherry Fax (R)
 

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Rotary: "2017-18 Theme Announcement, Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary President-elect" 2017-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
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President Colin Moss attended the School Assembly at Central High School, to make a check presentation to the Principal, Mrs. Marie Galanis, Advisors and Interact Club Board of Directors headed by President Goshon Rahming.  The funds will be used to purchase materials for Lunch Benches for the School.  The CEH Interact Club is excited and can't wait to commence the bench construction, for the benefit of their entire student population.
 

 
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Happy New Year my Fellow Rotarians,
 
2016 really flew by quick. We’re now into a new year and like every new year it brings hope and dreams and goals. I truly wish you and your loved ones an amazing 2017.
 
By the end of 2016 I was also able to complete all the club visits and got home to spend time with my family.
 
We’re now into the second half of the Rotary year. A big shout out to the Club of the Month winners for December – Rotary Clubs of St Croix, St Maarten Midisle, and East Nassau. Great stuff!
 
January is Vocational Service Month. And it is also when we also recognize Rotary Fellowships. I am quite passionate about both Vocational Service in Rotary and the various fellowships that Rotary has for all of us.
 
I love the fact that we are all classified into Rotary – I love the fact we all bring something to the table – we are all good at something – we all have some skillset we can use to help those less fortunate through Rotary Projects.
 
The founder of Rotary, Paul Harris, said, “Of all the one hundred and one ways in which men can make themselves useful to society, undoubtedly the most available and often the most effective are within the spheres of their own occupations.” Vocational Service is the means for Rotary to develop and support Rotarians as they apply the ideal of service in their occupations. Vocation is the essence of Rotary. This is why Vocational Service is referred as the bedrock and the shining principle of Rotary”
I often use this analogy to describe the avenues of service and more specifically to explain the importance of Vocational Service:
So Think of a Tree. A Rotary Tree - the root is Club Service, the trunk is Vocational Service, the branches and leaves are Community Service and International Service, and the flowers and fruits is The Rotary Foundation & Youth Service.

 
 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE - JANUARY 2017 2017-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARIAN NICHOLETTE DUNCOMBE PRESENTS ON DIABETES PREVENTION
In an interactive presentation, Rotarian Nicholette Duncombe, drew meeting attendees into learning more about diabetes statistics, risk factors and prevention. Rotarian Nicholette was able to share a lot of valuable information with Rotarians during her dynamic interactive presentation.
 

DIABETES PREVENTION 2016-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
L-R: Rotarian Sherry Fax, PP Robyn Curry, PN Sandra Igraham, CP Shaun Ingraham, Rotarian Sue Culmer, PP Jacqueline Gibson and IPP Juanita Pinder.
These Rotarians took time out for a photo moment after the event.
 
CANCER SOCIETY MUSIC IN THE GARDEN AND TREE LIGHTING
RCE partner the Cancer Society of Eleuthera’s began the festive season on the island with Annual Music in the Garden and Tree Lighting. Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and EarlyActors were all in attendance to celebrate and support cancer prevention, and celebrate our many survivors 
 

 
ROTARIANS ATTEND MUSIC IN THE GARDEN EVENT 2016-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Cancer society Administrator Chinnici McDonald
Pres. Shapreka Clarke
 
ROTARACT PRESIDENT SHAPREKA CLARKE AND CSE ADMINISTRATOR CHINNICI MCDONALD PRESENT ON BREAST CANCER PREVENTION
Guest speakers at a Rotary meeting were Rotaract President & One Eleuthera Foundation Community Outreach Assistant Shapreka Clarke and Cancer Society of Eleuthera Administrator Chinnici McDonald. In their presentations, they dispelled myths and educated the club’s membership on the causes, prevalence and healthy living for the prevention of breast cancer. With The Bahamas having a higher prevalence of breast cancer, lower age at diagnosis and more advanced stage at diagnosis than the US.
 

PRESENTATION ON CANCER AWARENESS 2016-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
Club in Fellowship 2016-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 17, 2016
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The newest member of our club, Rotaractor Andrew Hall, inducted as a Rotarian by Membership Chair, Rotarian Glenda Johnson and proposed by his brother, Rotarian Robert Hall. His wife, Rotaractor Ashley Hall, President Elect of the Rotaract Club of Eleuthera and President Shapreka Clarke and members support. Andrew became the youngest member of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera, and is the first to hold membership as Rotarian and Rotaractor.  This dynamic young man has plans to be the greatest supporter of his wife Ashley when she takes over as President of the rotaract Club for 2017-18!

ROTARACTOR INDUCTED AS ROTARIAN 2016-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
CANCER SOCIETY MUSIC IN THE GARDEN 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
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President Elect  Nurse Sherrin Cooper, lead Rotarian on the month's activities under DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT - Speaking on WORLD AIDS DAY "Ending HIV/AIDS by 2030"
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An essay competition was held among three of the High Schools on the Island on the topic HIV/AIDS Preventation & Treatment. Jerrimia Seymour, Interactor,  and student of Central Eleuthera High School, winner of the competition on HIV/AIDS - Presenting her winning entry to Rotarians at the club meeting.
 

INTRODUCTION OF DISEASE PREVENTION MONTH 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
The month of December, focus is on Disease Prevention and Treatment. As part of the month of activities, The club partnered with other stakeholders to stage a series of Health Fairs on the island, as it has become a matter of concern for the government that one in three Bahamians suffers from one or more chronic diseases, such as hypertension, ischemic heart disease and diabetes.  Free medical screening and health consultations was available to the general public.
 
The prevention of disease today is one of the most important factors in line of human endeavor….Charles Mayo
 

WELLNESS FAIR HELD 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera, presents a generous donation to pay for a shipment of building materials to aid in the restoration of the island of Andros, an area in the Bahamas hard hit by Hurricane Matthew. L-R in presentation photo: Rotarian Sheryl Fax, President Colin Moss, Businessman Addison Cooper, President Elect Sherrin Cooper and Club Treasurer Rotarian Susan Culmer.
 

 
ROTARY ELEUTHERA AIDS HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
A free breast cancer screening programme for thousands of at-risk women on Eleuthera, Cat Island, Long Island and Exuma will launch in early 2017. The programme is a partnership between One Eleuthera Foundation, Cancer Society of The Bahamas, Cancer Society of Eleuthera, and Rotary Club of Eleuthera. It will provide mammography and ultrasound screening, Cancer Society of Eleuthera is leading the programme and screenings will take place weekly at their Wellness Centre in Palmetto Point. 
ROTARY AIDS BREAST CANCER INITIATIVE 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT GOVERNOR HARESH 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
 
Rotaract Club of Eleuthera Presentation - World AIDS Day
 

Today is World AIDS Day. Today is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

There are currently 36.7 million people living with HIV today.

For more information about this day and how you can help go to the website: https://www.aids.gov/news-an…/awareness-days/world-aids-day/

 


 
WORLD AIDS DAY PRESENTATION 2016-12-05 00:00:00Z 0

 

Four-Way Test cards with Island School Students and Central Eleuthera High School Work Study Student, Katlin Walker and visiting students from the Island School. Membership Director Glenda Johnson also presented Four-Way Test cards to staff of the Governor’s Harbor Airport and Rotarian Deborah Young distributed Four-Way Test cards to  Ministry of Tourism BahamaHost as a means of displaying honesty and fair play to students wherever they go.

 
 
 
 

ROTARIANS DISTRIBUTES FOUR-WAY TEST CARDS 2016-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
L-R:  Charter President Shuan Ingraham with Past Past President Julian Carey (Humanitarian Honoree) receiving his award from District Governor Haresh at Government house Gala
 
In celebration of his local and international service and giving,Past Club President Julian  is this year’s Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Humanitarian Honoree. He was recognized at the annual Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Gala Reception at Government House. PP Julian’s giving includes an exceptional donation which enabled thousands of children to be immunized against polio worldwide.
 

PAST PRESEIDENT JULIAN CAREY RECEIVES PAUL HARRIS FELLOW HUMANITARIAN AWARD 2016-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians and Rotaractors and their families supported a fundraiser for South Eleuthera Emergency Partners (SEEP). SEEP is a Rotary/Rotaract partner which is the sole provider of emergency services for South Eleuthera. The event raised $1,800 with Rotarians making pledges after the event to bring the total raised to $2,000!
 

 
THE FAMILY OF ROTARY SUPPORTS SEEP’S GRILL AND CHILL FUNDRAISER 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
GIVING TUESDAY - 29TH NOVEMBER 2016-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
 
Interactors participated in a debate competition for high school students across the island under the theme “The Free Movement of People from Throughout the Caribbean will be beneficial for the economic, social and cultural development of The Bahamas”. Interact President Elect  Jerrimia Seymour(2nd R) stole the show and won the event’s first place prize!
 
 

 
 
 
INTERACTORS PARTICIPATE IN ISLAND WIDE DEBATE COMPETITION 2016-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
EARLYACTORS PROVIDE THANKSGIVING DINNERS TO ELDERLY IN PALMETTO POINT 2016-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
100 Years Rotary Foundation (by District 7820) 2016-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
DENNIS OGBE - Polio Story 2016-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION - 100 YEARS 2016-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
We welcomed two visiting Rotarians in the persons of Dr. Michael Schulte, President of the Rotary Club of Luedenscheid Germany, and Dr. Viola Stenser-Schulte, President of the Rotary Club of Luedenscheld-Zeppelin. They are Presidents of the oldest and youngest Rotary Clubs in their city of Luedenscheid (respectively)
 

 
Trading Banners Exchanged 2016-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Foundation Director Robyn led the Club in a spirited game of “Foundation Jeopardy”. It was Team Juanita against Team Sherrin under the auspices of Secretary & IPP Juanita Pinder and PE Sherrin Cooper respectively. The Teams competed in the following Foundation related categories: Polio, Foundation History, Grants and Foundation Giving, with Team Juanita snagging the win in a very close battle!

 
A NIGHT OF ROTARY FOUNDATION JEOPARDY 2016-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract President Shapreka Clarke and Rotaract IPP Kenwood Cartwright were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rancho Cotati to visit Nigeria for ten (10) days in October. During our Club meeting, they regaled us with details of their trip to participate in the first West Africa Project Fair (WAPF) and shared a video depicting their activities including West African performances they enjoyed while in Nigeria!
 

 
ROTARACTORS PRESENT ON WAPF & POLIO IMMUNIZATION IN NIGERIA 2016-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
RCE - 4 Way Test Awareness 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas is offering you the opportunity to purchase a unique, limited edition crystal paperweight, in celebration of the Rotary Foundation's 100th Anniversary. We are only producing 100 and they are selling fast - 100th Anniversary/100 people/$100.
 
Rotary Foundation Centennial souvenir 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
SUPPORTING PATHWAY TO WELLNESS 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0

RI PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE
NOVEMBER 2016

 
Looking back at the momentous 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, it is difficult to see what could have been contentious about the words of then-President Arch C. Klumph: “It seems eminently proper that we should accept endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world.” Yet, at the time, support for the idea was far from unanimous. Some thought an endowment fund would create more trouble than it was worth. But Klumph’s idea received the support it most needed in the form of an initial donation of $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Mo.
 
Nearly 100 years later, we recognize Klumph’s idea as not only visionary, but revolutionary: It set in place the mechanism that allowed Rotary to become the vast force for “doing good in the world” that it is today.
In many ways, our Rotary Foundation is the foundation of Rotary as we know it. It has created a mechanism for cooperation and partnership among clubs and between Rotary and other organizations; it has enabled us to be ever more ambitious in our work and to reach for goals of historic proportions, such as the eradication of polio. It is impossible to quantify the good that has been done over the last century as a result of The Rotary Foundation. All we can know for sure is that Arch Klumph, if he could see it, would be proud.
 
 
 
RI PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
In partnership with the Cancer Society of Eleuthera, Rotarians supported the planning & execution of “Walk for a Cure” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Rotarians and Rotaractors also participated in the early morning event intended raise funds and galvanize community support around those affected by cancer.
 
 


PARTICIPATE IN WALK FOR A CURE 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Central Eleuthera High School (CEHS) partnered with RCE to conduct a half-day seminar under the theme, “Character Counts… Everywhere, All the Time” for its junior (7th, 8th & 9th grade) and senior (10th, 11th & 12th) students. President Colin presented on “Conduct”; PE Nurse Sherrin presented on “Stress Management”; Rotarian Nicholette presented on “Self-Image, Self-Esteem & Self-Care”; and Rotaractor Embri presented on “Conflict Resolution”. Rotarian & Superintendent of Police Christopher Wright organized for members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) to present on “Bullying”. Rotarians led spirited discussions and had students participate in related activities to ensure full engagement in the seminar.

 
ROTARIANS PRESENT AT HIGH SCHOOL SEMINAR 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Charter President Shaun visits Rotary Clubs in Missouri 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
INTERACT CLUB OF CENTRAL ELEUTHERA SUPPORTS CANCER SOCIETY 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Jacqueline Gibson and Juanita Pinder, along with Friend of Rotary/Former Rotarian Elizabeth Bryan were judges for Eleuthera High School Debate. The topic was “Social Media and Social Networking Sites Have Had a Negative Effect in our Community,” They were presented with gifts of appreciation from the Preston Albury High School Debate Team.
 

ROTARIANS SUPPORT HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARACTORS ADMINISTER POLIO VACCINES IN NIGERIA
Rotaract President Shapreka Clarke and Rotaract IPP Kenwood Cartwright travelled to Nigeria with a contingent of thirty-two (32) other Rotarians and Rotaractors from the US for ten (10) days to participate in the “West Africa Project Fair”. They participated in polio immunization activities as Nigeria is one of the last places on earth where polio remains endemic.

ELEUTHERA ROTARACTORS IN NIGERIA 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
RCE SUPPORTS THE CREDIT UNION MOVEMENT 2016-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH 2016-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
On September 8th, 2016, World Literacy Day, the club launched the Primary School Literacy Program for all Preschools, Public and Private Primary Schools in North, Central and South Eleuthera and on Harbour Island. The Program’s aim is to read to every preschool or primary school aged child on Eleuthera, to encourage them to explore the joy of reading.  Rotarians, Rotaractors and Community Partners are all participants in this ongoing program.
Rotarian Maisie Thompson read to preschool students at Miss Libby’s Preschool and at Sherry’s Preschool, Tarpum Bay. Rotarian Deborah Young read to K4, 1st and 2nd grade students at Emma Cooper Primary School. President Elect Nurse Sherrin Cooper read ‘The King with Dirty Feet’ at the Emma Cooper Primary School in Palmetto Point and also for the students at the Centre for Exceptional Learners, Governors Harbour. 
Rotarian Nora Knowles read Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Foot Book’ to 1st graders at Tarpum Bay Primary School. Rotarian Glenda Johnson read to 5th and 6th grade students at the Emma Cooper Primary School. Rotarian Robert read to 5th grade students at Green Castle Primary School, Rotarian Sandra Ingraham read ‘Hop on Pop’ to 2nd grade students at Tarpum Bay Primary School.
PP Ian Carey and Rotarian Sandrs read ‘Mr. Brown Can Moo’ to primary school students at Tarpum Bay Primary School. Rotarian Maxwell Leary read to students at Wemyss Bight Primary School. Rotarian Nicholette Duncombe read to 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders at Emma Cooper Primary School. Each book that was read provided a great opportunity for Rotarians to interact with the students and to teach them the depicted life lesson. 
 


 
LAUNCH OF PRIMARY SCHOOL LITERACY PROGRAM ON WORLD LITERACY DAY 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
During the weekly club meeting, RCOE hosted a forum for service partners and academia to discuss spin off consequences of poor student reading performance, e.g. unemployment, crime, discouraged teachers, and much more. Discussions further focused on how partnerships can be forged to make learning a joint effort among educators and community stakeholders.   Rotaractors, Interactors and Earlyactors attended this joint meeting.
 

ROTARY HOSTS FORUM WITH EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Robert Hall, Youth Service Chair (YSC), made a presentation at the weekly club meeting to introduce plans for New Generations/Basic Education & Literacy Month and to solicit participation for the planned programs. Rotarians were challenged to become more engaged and to assist with lending support in the community.  He was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Rotaract Club President Clarke for his dynamic charge and encouragement.
 
 
YOUTH SERVICE CHAIR ADDRESSED ROTARACTORS 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Robert  Hall provided support for a Coastal Cleanup organized by the Rotaract Club in partnership with Bahamas Plastic Movement. Bahamas Plastic Movement focuses its efforts on educating young people around the issue of plastic pollution to inspire them to push for the cultural and political changes needed to end plastic dependence and pollution. 
 

ROTARY SUPPORTS COASTAL AWARENESS BEACH CLEANUP 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian & Superintendent of Police, Christopher Wright, gave a ‘pep talk’ to students of Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) to reiterate the importance of being good citizens.  Many of the students enrolled in the program were previously involved in antisocial behavior and already many have started to make great strides to turn their lives around. The Centre for Training and Innovation is a Rotary Partner whose initial program offering provides vocational and personal development training to students who may not have another opportunity to pursue higher education. 
 
CTI STUDENT WAS ABLE TO SHARE HER SECOND CHANCE AT HIGHER LEARNING 
Ms. LaShanta Stuart (in blueshirt - center), student of Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) made a presentation to the club meeting on the impact CTI has made on her and how the program has inspired her to continue to aspire to her higher education goals.  
 



 
ROTARIAN INSPIRES STUDENTS OF CTI 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Haresh L. Ramchandani, District Governor for Rotary District 7020, challenged the Eleuthera ‘Family of Rotary’ (Rotary, Rotaract, Interact and EarlyAct Clubs) at the weekly RCOE meeting held during his visit to “do all that we can do to be the change and to serve humanity”. What an incredible gathering of folks from across the island - who all left reenergized to join forces to create partnerships to improve local communities and the world through service. 
 
DG Haresh participated fully in the planned activities for New Generations/Basic Education and Literacy Month. He visited Emma Cooper Primary, Central Eleuthera High and Preston Albury High Schools during his trip. DG Haresh used the opportunity to speak to each group of students on the importance of committing themselves to being a part of changing the world for good. DG Haresh also read to students in recognition of New Generations/Basic Education and Literacy Month. The book chosen was ‘Don’t Be Scared Little Cub’ for students at the Centre for Exceptional Learners.
 
 
 

 
 
ELEUTHERA WELCOMES DISTRICT GOVERNOR HARESH 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson
ROTARIANS LEADING THE WAY!
There will be free signup for new members to One Eleuthera Cooperative Credit Union..
Please join us as we share the good work of Credit Unions through“ People helping people to help themselves”
COMING SOON - WORLD CREDIT UNION DAY Jacquie Gibson 2016-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Sep 24, 2016
L-R: Rotarian Glenda Johnson, President Colin Moss, Sup. of Police Rotarian Christopher Wright and Past President Jacqueline Gibson 
 
In recognition of  International Peace Day on Wednesday 21st September, four Rotarians joined in a WALK FOR PEACE departing from the Ministry of Tourism  to Police Headquarters/Workers House in Governor's Harbour Eleuthera. 
 
 

 
WALK FOR PEACE Jacquie Gibson 2016-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 20, 2016
Today is International Peace Day & you are invited to join in a WALK FOR PEACE departing from 2 locations Police Headquarters/Workers House in Governor's Harbour on Wednesday @ 5:15 pm SHARP heading SOUTH or from the Ministry of Tourism heading NORTH. 
 
For more information please call Rotarians Debbie Young, Glenda Johnson or Jacqueline Gibson 332-2145. Please bring along the entire family, this is a family of Rotary event in solidarity with our fellow Rotarians in Nassau#roadtopeace#unitedforpeace #crimeaffectsusall
 

 
TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 2016-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Sep 19, 2016
Sickle Cell Anemia was one of the highlights of our recent meeting featuring Alva Culmer, who is the mother of a child who suffers from Sickle Cell Anemia. Alva's quest is to educate the public about the disease and to begin a support network for persons with the disease and their families. At our meeting, PP Ian Carey purchased a ribbon for everyone in attendance in support.
 

Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Chat Jacquie Gibson 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
INTERACT PROMOTION Jacquie Gibson 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 17, 2016
Rotary Club of Eleuthera - WINNER IN MEDIUM CLUB!!

Membership & Partnership Month
On behalf of Governor Haresh Ramchandani,
Our congratulations to the winners of Club of the Month
 
Small Club Winners………. PORTMORE
Medium Club Winners…….ELEUTHERA
Large Club Winners……… ROADTOWN
 
Second Place:
NEW PROVIDENCE 
LIGUANEA PLAINS
NEGRIL
Third Place:
ST. CROIX 
OLD FORT
NASSAU SUNRISE
 

 
ELEUTHERA WINS DISTRICT 7020 CLUB OF THE MONTH 2016-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Sep 16, 2016
Congratulations Rotaract club of Eleuthera on 5 year Rotaversay!!! Five years of service, hard work, partnership, dedication, fellowship, fun and doing good for our community. Although young in years, the passion that members have for Rotaract exceeds age. Cheers to many more great years in Rotaract!

FIVE YEARS OF ROTARACT Jacquie Gibson 2016-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
GRILL AND GAMES EVENT Jacquie Gibson 2016-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Sep 07, 2016

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT COLIN MOSS

My Fellow Rotarians,

On this the 50 Anniversary of International Literacy Day, observed since 1966 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO, under the Theme: Reading The Past Writing The Future. 


I encourage all Rotarians to join  in making this month dedicated to Basic Education & Literacy  memorable by making reading part of your daily task. As we embark on a month long reading marathon and schedule, let us engage Teachers, Students, adults, children, workers, volunteers bystanders and onlookers in our efforts to ensure a generation that is able to read, write and add fully, one that is literate and having the ability to count.

While statistics worldwide indicate 1 in 8 persons are unable to read or write, with our efforts and that of our partners, we will be doing our part to contribute to a steady decline when we get involved. I welcome your efforts, energy and enthusiasm as we launch what will be a exciting campaign to Reading The Past Writing The Future in Eleuthera and beyond.
 

YiRs,

President Colin Moss

New Story September 08 2016 Jacquie Gibson 2016-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
SEPTEMBER MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT GOVERNOR HARESH Jacquie Gibson 2016-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 30, 2016
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera presented the Kiwanis Club of Eleuthera with 100% of the funds raised from an in-house auction at our weekly meeting.  This money will be used to purchase healthcare/hygienic kits for needy school age children.  The club also decided to donate all of the happy dollars collected for the night to go towards this worthy cause.
 

ROTARIANS ASSIST KIWANIS CLUB WITH HEALTHCARE PACKAGES 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Aug 30, 2016
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera was please to invite a solid contingent of Rotarians from the Rotary club of Old Fort Nassau. Nine members and two prospective members traveled to assist in service activities and fellowship events.  The Kiwanis Club and Toastmasters Club on the island also joined the partnership. All groups worked towards a common goal of making our community a better place.
 

 
ELEUTHERA WELCOMES VISITING ROTARY CLUB Jacquie Gibson 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Aug 24, 2016
In Photo: Rotaract President Shepreka Clarke presents Director of Membership Rotarian Glenda Johnson with a Certificate of appreciation.
 
Good evening Rotaractors, it is a pleasure for me to be among you this evening and fellowship with you.  My name is Glenda Johnson and I am responsible for membership in the Rotary Club of Eleuthera.  This month is dubbed membership month and I am here in support of same.
 
I am not here to bring a long speech, but to let you know that we (the Rotary Club of Eleuthera) are here to partner with you and to increase opportunities to
collaborate.  We are all a part of one great organization that is represented around the world and let us continue in our efforts to remain a part of
greatness.  When I first was invited to be a part of Rotary, I didn’t give it a second thought, because I love people and I love serving.  I’ve made valuable friendships and feel good about Rotary and the work we’re doing to make the world a better place.  It is just so amazing how Rotary connects leaders to make a positive change.
 

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR ADDRESSED ROTARACTORS Jacquie Gibson 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson
The club commenced celebration of members with a special occasion cake in recognition of (L-R): Rotarian Maise Thompson (Birthday), Rotarians Sandra & Shaun Ingraham (Wedding Anniversary), and Rotarian Sherrin Cooper (Birthday)
 

CELEBRATION OF MEMBER SPECIAL MOMENTS Jacquie Gibson 2016-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Aug 12, 2016

PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE

John F. Germ

JOHN F. GERM

PRESIDENT 2016-17

AUGUST 2016

Forty years ago, a man named George Campbell, the owner of the company I worked for, invited me to join Rotary. Back then, that was a common practice in the United States. Your boss invited you to join Rotary because he thought it would be good for business and good for the community, and you said yes. It’s not surprising that our membership surged during that period.

George warned me not to use Rotary as an excuse to slack off at work. Even so, I always had time to attend lunch meetings and serve on committees. I never had to worry that taking a long lunch once a week would hurt my advancement, or what my boss would think about the occasional Rotary phone call at work.

Today, things are different. Companies are less generous about time, and not every manager looks favorably on community service. It’s hard to enjoy a Rotary meeting when you’ve got emails piling up on your phone. It’s harder than ever to balance work with Rotary – and the model that gave us so much growth a few decades ago is part of what’s holding back our growth now.

 


 
RI PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016 Jacquie Gibson 2016-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
MEMBERSHIP MONTH - Message from District Governor Haresh 2016-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY SUPPORTS MY SISTER'S KEEPER Jacquie Gibson 2016-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP MONTH Jacquie Gibson 2016-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jul 29, 2016
Jacqueline J. Heyliger, District Disaster Chair 2016/2017 is presented at the Rotary Club of Eleuthera via Skype. This Rotarian is an expert in the field of Disaster Preparedness and she will help you to devise a plan and to get prepared!
We are delighted to have the Rotary Club of Providenciales (President Petagay Carla Blake) and Rotarian Larry Gregory from St. Maarten.
 

PRESENTATION ON OUR DISTRICT (7020) DISASTER PREPARDNESS Jacquie Gibson 2016-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jul 18, 2016
President Colin Moss and a team from One Eleuthera Cooperative Credit Union (OECCU) presented on the newly formed Credit Union "Benefits of joining a Credit Union" to Rotarians. The OECCU is a non-profit cooperative society in the savings and loan business. It is owned and operated by people who have joined together to save regularly and lend money to each other.

The OECCU is compliant with regulations set by the Central Bank of The Bahamas and works in the same capacity as a regular bank except it is owned and managed by the members of the Credit Union.

The aim of the Credit Union is to assist with empowering residents of Eleuthera by promoting savings, shareholdings, financial services and counseling, and encouraging Eleutherans to become owners and operators of their own financial institution. The bank is managed by Eleuthera Rotarian Walter Carey.

 


ROTARIANS LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ELEUTHERA CREDIT UNION Jacquie Gibson 2016-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jul 09, 2016
Happy Independence Bahamas!
"Good Morning Fellow Rotarians. Happy Independence to All! May we go forth in a spirit of freedom, Goodness and the intent that what we do for others, we ultimately do for ourselves"....President Colin Moss
 

 
 
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE BAHAMAS! Jacquie Gibson 2016-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jul 08, 2016

THE FIRST CLUB ASSEMBLY FOR THE NEW ROTARY YEAR (2016/17), under the leadership of President Colin Moss commenced on a high note. President Colin shared his vision in keeping with the theme ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY - BE THE CHANGE. Members were given the opportunity to contribute to the way forward for the club. Members who attained 100% attendance were recognized and awarded certificates and Rotary theme pins.


NEW ROTARY YEAR BEGINS ON A HIGH NOTE Jacquie Gibson 2016-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jul 08, 2016

PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE 
JULY 2016

Being Rotarian's photo.

Today, we look ahead toward a Rotary year that may one day be known as the greatest in our history: the year that sees the world's last case of polio. Wild poliovirus caused only 74 cases of polio in 2015, all of them in Afghanistan and Pakistan. As we continue to work tirelessly toward our goal of eradication, we must also look beyond it: preparing to leverage our success into even greater successes to come.

It is tremendously important to Rotary's future that our role in the eradication of polio be recognized. The more we are known for what we've achieved, the more we'll be able to attract the partners, the funding, and, most important, the members to achieve even more. We're working hard at RI headquarters to be sure that Rotary gets that recognition. But it can't all happen in Evanston. We need you to get the word out through your clubs and in your communities about what Rotary is and what we do. We need to be sure that our clubs are ready for the moment when polio is finally eradicated – so that when people who want to do good see that Rotary is a place where they can change the world, every Rotary club is ready to give them that opportunity.

We know that if we want to see Rotary Serving Humanity even better in the years ahead, we'll need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move our work forward. We'll need clubs that are flexible, so that Rotary service will be attractive to younger members, recent retirees, and working people. We'll need to seek out new partnerships, opening ourselves more to collaborative relationships with other organizations.

Looking ahead, we also see a clear need to prioritize continuity in our leadership. We in Rotary are all playing on the same team, working toward the same goals. If we want to reach those goals together, we all have to move in the same direction – together.

Every day that you serve in Rotary, you have the opportunity to change lives. Everything you do matters; every good work makes the world better for us all. In this new Rotary year, we all have a new chance to change the world for the better, through Rotary Serving Humanity.

 

JOHN F. GERM
PRESIDENT 2016-17

 


 
 
MESSAGE FROM OUR RI PRESIDENT Jacquie Gibson 2016-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jun 30, 2016

Happy Rotary New Year my fellow Rotarians and the family of Rotary! 

Can you believe the new Rotary Year is already upon us. I'm excited. And I hope you are too. 

It's going to be a great year ahead. I want to thank Immediate Past District Governor Felix and his lovely wife Carla for stellar leadership this past year. They've worked hard for Rotary, and for our clubs. 

Many of you may have already had your installations, changeovers or change of boards, and many will be having them shortly. I'm wishing you the very best for the year ahead. I congratulate the 2015-2016 leadership team for Being Gifts to the World and encourage them to assist and support the 2016-2017 #Allstars team. 

What you do this year my friends will resonate for generations to come. You are the custodians of Rotary's legacy. Respect this honour. Respect this responsibilty. 

It is an exciting time for Rotary, and an exciting time for our Diverse District. This Rotary Year is possibly going to be the one with the most changes in Rotary’s 111 years. There are lots of ideas, tools, and plans revolves that around change & flexibility – and as the year unfolds expect some new thinking, & new ways of doing things. As The General Secretary John Hewko said “Everything is on the table regarding change”.

But change isn’t something that just happens – it begins with me, with you – with us all – we need to embrace change – And you,– the club leaders – Change begins with you. So I enjoin you to BE THE CHANGE as we take ROTARY into greater relevance, better value, an even more amazing experience.

 


 
 
Meet District Governor Haresh L. Ramchandani Jacquie Gibson 2016-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jun 29, 2016

A FINAL MESSAGE FROM RI PRESIDENT RAVI

My Dear Friends,
As I think back on these last 12 months, the words of British writer and Royal Air Force pilot Roald Dahl come to mind. An avid photographer who amassed a collection of over hundreds of images, Dahl spoke of his memories as being far more vivid than his photographs could ever reflect. So many events and experiences, he said, were simply impossible to capture; they could not be adequately conveyed in images or words.
Language may fail, and photographs fade, minds are fallible, and details are lost. But some experiences, as Dahl said, never dim; they stand out in our memories, even after decades, as a wall of flame. They rear up forever over the landscape of our past, dividing our lives into what came before and what came after.
When I look back on my travels and experiences from this past year, I see a bright kaleidoscope of images cascading before my eyes, day after day, week after week. The meeting at the UN when we celebrated Rotary’s women of worth. The bright flags of Nepal fluttering over an entire village that had been rebuilt after the devastating earthquake. The feeling of awe in St. Peter’s Square at the Jubilee of Rotarians celebrated by Pope Francis. Joyful gatherings around the world, in so many countries, in so many languages- with friends I had never before met, my brothers and sisters in Rotary. 
 

A FINAL MESSAGE FROM RI PRESIDENT RAVI Jacquie Gibson 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2016

Jacqueline Gibson is Rotarian of the Year

At the Rotary Club of Eleuthera’s Changeover Event held on Friday, 24th June, 2016 at the Centre for Training & Innovation (CTI) in Rock Sound, PP Jacqueline Gibson was awarded the honour of being selected ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR 2015/2016 by her club President Juanita Pinder.

This lady is a Rotarian at heart with a spirit of excellence and is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure things are done. President Juanita Pinder bestowed this honour upon PP Jacquie as she has offered wholehearted supported the Club with a "SERVICE ABOVE SELF" attitude. “I can count on her no matter what time, day or night because she makes herself available to assist in any way possible. Our club is so much better because she is a part of it.” says President Juanita. Past President 2012/2013, Rotarian Jacquie is a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera and has served as Membership Chair. She currently serves as Public Relations/Image Chair 2015/2016.

 


ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Thanks to a $4,000 grant from Rotary District 7020, President Juanita Pinder was able to present a cadre of essential equipment to the Eleuthera Division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.  This gift will enhance the capacity of the Police on the island of Eleuthera.
 
L-R (front) in photo: Inspector Nigel Rolle, Rotarian Jacquie Gibson, President Juanita Pinder, and Sup. Christopher Wright
 

Rotary Club assists Royal Bahamas Police Force 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
President Kenwood Cartwright (L), awards Rotarian Sandra Ingraham with their FAVORITE ROTARIAN AWARD, in recognition of all of her hard work and assistance to his club during the year.  (R) is Ronald Carey, the (2015-2015) Rotaractor of the year recipient. 
 
ROTARACT CLUB CHANGOVER EVENT REAPS REWARD FOR SPONSOR CLUB 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2016
 
President Junaita Pinder awarded graduating EarlyActors of the Emma Cooper Primary School with Certificates of Membership, at their School Graduation. These students will moving on to Central Eleuthera High School in the fall.
 
President Juanita also attended the graduation ceremony of the Deep Creek Middle School, where certificates were also presented to graduating Earlyactors. All 5 graduates will be attending boarding schools abroad on scholarships.  Best wishes to all of them.
 

EARLYACTORS RECOGNITION 2016-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARACT CHANGEOVER EVENT Jacquie Gibson 2016-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2016
PRESIDENT KENWOOD CARTWRIGHT LEADS HIS CLUB TO PLATINUM!
Congratulations to the Rotaract club of Eleuthera, for receiving the DRR PLATINUM AWARD!! This was a great accomplishment for the club. Other awards were also received at the Rotaract Conference held in Cayman Islands. 
Great job club members, keep up the good work!
 

 
ROTARACT CLUB OF ELEUTHERA GOES PLATINUM 2016-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jun 09, 2016
ROTARACT DISTRICT 7020 CONFERENCE 2016 - CAYMAN ISLANDS
Incoming President (2016-17),  Shapreka Clarke and incoming Secretary/VP Ashley Hall, are representing Eleuthera at Rotaract District Conference in Cayman
 

Rotaract Club of Eleuthera present at District Conference Jacquie Gibson 2016-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jun 08, 2016
Youth Service is the Fifth Avenue of Service on which our service activity is based
May is Youth Service month Jacquie Gibson 2016-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jun 08, 2016

PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE

2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

K.R. RAVINDRAN

PRESIDENT 2015-16

JUNE 2016

British writer and Royal Air Force pilot Roald Dahl was also an avid photographer who carried his beloved Zeiss camera on his many adventures. At a time when each photograph had to be laboriously developed by hand, on film or glass plate negatives, he amassed a collection of hundreds of images. In later years, these photographs served as a visual record of his travels, a way to document his experiences and share them with others. Yet he always spoke of his memories as being far more vivid than the photographs could ever reflect. So many events and experiences, he said, were simply impossible to capture; they could not be adequately conveyed in images or words.

Language may fail, and photographs fade; minds are fallible, and details are lost. But some experiences, as Dahl said, never dim; they stand out in our memories, even after decades, as a wall of flame. They rear up forever over the landscape of our past, dividing our lives into what came before and what came after.

That metaphor has stayed with me throughout the past year as I have traveled the world for Rotary. For indeed, this entire year has stood, and will always stand, as a wall of flame in my mind, dividing my life into before and after.

 


 
MESSAGE FROM OUR RI PRESIDENT Jacquie Gibson 2016-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jun 06, 2016

DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR JUNE, 2016

Dear Family of Rotary
 
As Carla and I sit here at the Rotary International Convention 2016 in Seoul, South Korea, in the company of Rotarians from across the Caribbean and the rest of the World, I cannot help but reflect that this is Fellowship month.  Fellowship was one of the reasons Rotary was established.  Fellowship is enshrined in the First Object of Rotary as “the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.”  Fellowship, camaraderie and relationships are what make all the good we do possible.  FELLOWSHIP IS THE GLUE AND THE NUTRIENT FOR SERVICE.
Just last month, we had the pleasure of hosting over 600 of you at our District Conference.  Your feedback indicates that you had a wonderful time.  I am grateful for the efforts of my Conference Committee – for their outstanding job in taking care of you while you were in Nassau.
As this Rotary year draws to a close, DISTRICT 7020 ROTARIANS SHOULD REFLECT WITH PRIDE ON THE GOOD WE DID IN THE WORLD.  WE HAD A SUCCESSFUL YEAR, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, A SIGNIFICANT YEAR.  This year we continued to tackle and execute impactful projects involving all areas of focus – water and sanitation projects, literacy programmes, health initiatives, feeding programmes for families and children at risk, economic and community development  undertakings, peace and conflict resolution endeavours and  disaster management and response schemes.   We executed sustainable projects that are important and significant for our several communities.
 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR JUNE 2016 Jacquie Gibson 2016-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
2016-17 CHANGEOVER EVENT 2016-05-31 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor Message for May, 2016

Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
 
This biblical pronouncement is practical time-tested sound advice regardless of one's beliefs. May is Youth Service month in the Rotary World.  Youth Service is the Fifth Avenue of Service on which our service activity is based.  When this avenue of service was introduced in 2010, it was envisaged that Rotarians could positively affect the youth through "leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding."* Many programmes exist in our District such as Rotaract,Interact, Earlyact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, andRotary Youth Exchange
 
In my official visits to our territories, I particularly enjoyed the time spent with our youth.  I watched their earnestness in conducting their meetings and planning and executing projects.  They clearly had community values instilled in them that they will not depart from.  This Rotary year, our youth groups had the opportunity to write songs about the Four-Way Test and to make videos encouraging Peace and Conflict Resolution for two District contests.  Their work was both inspiring and thought-provoking.  I recall meeting 10 year-old, Jaleel Cameron, Earlyactor in Tortola, BVI, who was motivated to raise  money for a hospital which did not have the equipment he needed to treat his illness.  Jamaal did not complain or sulk.  He took action.  He sold water and raised USD$27,000! 10 years old!
 
I am confident that Rotarians in our District are ensuring that our communities have a bright future and that our youth will aim for peaceful interactions and co-existence in our world. It is important that our Rotary Clubs remain committed to mentoring our youth, involving them in our service projects and providing the resources needed to support them.
 
May is also the month of District Conference in our beautiful District!   Carla and I, along with your Rotary family of The Bahamas, are ready to welcome you to the 42nd Annual PETS, Assembly and Conference of Rotary District 7020.  We are excited that RI President Ravi and his wife, Vanathy, will join us.  However, we are mindful that not all of our Rotary family will there.   For the first time in our District, we will have an integrated "IT Smart" Conference.  Everyone can download our own mobile app to see what is happening each day as well as access information on the speakers and sessions.  Download the app here:https://guidebook.com/g/d7020bahamas2016/   Additionally, some of the sessions, including the Opening Ceremony, will be streamed live so that everyone in our District can take part. 
 
My Rotary family, thank you for all that you do.  Continue to move from Success to Significance.  Be a role model for our youth and others and Be a Gift to the World
 
 
Felix N. Stubbs
District Governor 2016 - 2017
DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR MAY 2016 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract and Rotary Volunteers for Telemeedicine meet outside Convention Hall at Kintex Plaza
TelemedicineTeam manned booth along with Alice Kimwaa, President Nominee for Rotary Club of Rancho Cotati
 

TELEMEDICINE EXPOSURE AT RI CONFERENCE IN KOREA 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0

Visiting Rotarians Corey and Tracey Amend from Broomfield Colorado visited our club on May 18th.  Club trading Banners were exchanged.

Visiting Rotarian Bill Geiger from Club 6030 along with his wife kate from Indiana PA exchanged trading banners with President Juanita.

ROTARIAN BANNER EXCHANGE 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to the Road to Peace Committee on the unveiling of the monument by RI President Ravi during the District Conference. This is an initiative of the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas. Our very own  Rotarian CP Shaun Ingraham (second left),  served as a member of this committee in its early stages of development. Here is photo are members of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera posing with a replica of the monument
 


SUPPORT FOR ROAD TO PEACE 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians PP Jacquie Gibson, President Juanita Pinder, PE Colin Moss, PN Sherrin Cooper, Maisie Thompson, PAG Dawn Johnson and Rotarian Spouse Roderick Pinder took part in the Cancer Society of the Bahamas  Stride For Life FUN, RUN, WALK during the District Conference to bring awareness to cancer

ROTARIAN PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CANCER WALKATHON 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of Eleuthera received numerous awards, including gold status at both the District (7020), and Zone (33/34) levels.
Eleuthera was also among the top three (3) clubs in the District for outstanding performance and participation in the Club of the month competitions. The  Rotaract Club received the People's Choice Award for the District video/song competition.
 

CLUB HONORED WITH NUMEROUS AWARDS AT CONFERENCE 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0

DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2016 - NASSAU BAHAMAS

The delegation from our club, along with our AG Tim Ingraham took a few moments to take a photo together before one of the dynamic open sessions

 Club members presented District Governor Felix Stubbs, and Our District First Lady Carla Card-Stubbs with a gift of a special photo of themselves, in recognition of their official visit to our club.  This custom framed photo was signed with good wishes from all club members.  The reverse side is one of our collector's item, limited edition club billboards with the old Rotary logo.  

Susanne Rea attended the conference.  She brought with her the World's Greatest Meal Torch that had been taken to many countries around the world.  President Juanita Pinder(center), and District Foundation Chair Lindsey Cansino (right), gets to hold the Torch with Ms. Rea (Left)

President Elect Colin Moss, and President Juanita Pinder (Incoming Secretary), participates in Training Sessions


 
ELEUTHERA WELL REPRESENTED AT DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN NASSAU 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
IT'S TIME TO JOIN ROTARY 2016-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Apr 30, 2016
Registration team is in place! Registration begun at the Coral Towers Lobby, The Atlantis hotel. Personalized service, great information and awesome goodies await all attendees and guests! Wow!
 

 
DISTRICT CONFERENCE BEGINS! Jacquie Gibson 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Apr 30, 2016

PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE, MAY 2016

Some years ago, in the Kano plains of Kenya, a well-meaning development agency took on the task of improving water availability to a rural community. Committees were formed, meetings were held, and the local people were consulted. The main need the community identified was improved delivery of water for irrigation and livestock. A plan to meet this need was created, and the work was soon begun, exactly as the community representatives had requested.
 
Yet once construction began, it was met by immediate protest from groups of community women, who came to the site and physically blocked workers from building diversion channels. Upon further investigation, the agency realized that the water it was diverting for farming came from the only source, for dozens of families, of water for cooking, drinking, and washing. The entire project had to be scrapped.
 
Why? Because it had never occurred to a single member of the all-male team in charge to consult the local women. At every stage, it was assumed that the men knew the needs, spoke for the community, and were able to represent it. Clearly, this was far from the case. The women knew the needs of the community, and its resources, far better – but their opinion was never sought.
 
We have had women in Rotary for only the last quarter of our history, and it is no coincidence that those years have been by far our most productive. In 1995, only 1 in 20 Rotarians were women; today, that number has risen to 1 in 5. It is progress, but it is not enough. It is only common sense that if we want to represent our communities, we must reflect our communities, and if we want to serve our communities fully, we must be sure that our communities are fully represented in Rotary.
 
Rotary’s policy on gender equality is absolutely clear. Yet nearly one-fifth of our clubs still refuse to admit women, usually by claiming that they simply cannot find women who are qualified for membership. I would say that any Rotarian who makes this argument, or believes it, himself lacks the two most basic qualifications for Rotary membership: honesty and good sense.
 
A club that shuts out women shuts out much more than half the talent, half the ability, and half the connections it should have. It closes out the perspectives that are essential to serving families and communities effectively. It damages not only its own service but our entire organization, by reinforcing the stereotypes that limit us the most. It leads our partners to take us less seriously, and it makes all of Rotary less attractive to potential members, especially the young people who are so crucial to our future.
 
To tolerate discrimination against women is to doom our organization to irrelevance. We cannot pretend that we still live in Paul Harris’ time, nor would he ever want us to. For, as he said, “The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.” Let us see to it that the story we write in Rotary is one of which he would be proud.
 
RI PRESIDENT MESSAGE FOR MAY, 2016 Jacquie Gibson 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
MAY IS YOUTH SERVICE MONTH Jacquie Gibson 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT 7020 CONFERENCE IS HERE! Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
DGE Haresh Ramchandani's invitation to come to Nassau, Bahamas Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
EMMA COOPER PRIMARY SCHOOL EARLYACT CLUB EAGER TO LEAD! Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Apr 26, 2016
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera, along with partners One Eleuthera Foundation, and Ministry of Tourism Eleuthera and Eleuthera Cancer Society, hosted The Anglican Church Men Council of the Diocese of the Bahamas & the Turks and Caicos Islands, led by Bishop Laish Boyd,  to a Mix & Mingle Reception, it was a wonderful evening of fellowship. Rotary President Juanita Pinder, Ministry of Tourism GM & Cancer Society President  Jacqueline Gibson, and ACM Council coordinator Rotarian Sup. Christopher Wright welcomed the enthusiastic 100 men. Gifts were presented to Bishop Boyd and leadership team with gifts. The Men were on the island for their 43rd annual ACM Conference, hosted by the St. Patrick's Parish, Governor's Harbour Eleuthera.
 

Anglican Church Men Council hosted to a Reception Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
PRIME MINISTER PERRY CHRISTIE DECLARES ROTARY WEEK IN TH BAHAMAS Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Apr 19, 2016
L-R PP Jacquie Gibson, PDG Randy Rawiszer(facilitator) and Rotarian Susan Culmer
  
L-R Rotarian Susan Culmer, PP Carla Stubbs and Rotarian Maisie Thompson

Three Rotarians traveled to Nassau to attend Rotary Learning Institute (RLI) training. All three Eleuthera ladies were successful in completing the TRF Course

 
ROTARIANS COMPLETE RLI Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera took to the beach for a great cause! Club members combed the beaches for several hours in search of driftwood, that was cleaned and recycled for use in center pieces at the district conference decor, a truck load of different types of wood was sized, and shipped via the mail boat to the Nation's capital (Nassau) New Providence. Sheila Bethel Zone 34 ARPIC will organize the design process of elegant center pieces.
BEACH CLEANUP BENEFITS DISTRICT 7020 CONFERENCE Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR FELIX STUBBS 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 08, 2016
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE), under the leadership of President Shaun Ingraham, was chartered on April 9th. The club celebrated with a grand Charter Banquet on  Friday, 24th July, 2009.  The Guest Speaker for this grand occasion was will be the Past District (7020) Governor, Errol Alberga of Jamaica.
 
Rotarians meet at the Dolphin Blow hole to toast and fellowship this 7th milestone!
 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHERA IS 7! 2016-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Apr 06, 2016
Congratulations to Torii Knowles -Student of the Year at Emma E. Cooper Primary School. Torii is Charter President of the Emma Cooper Primary School Early Act Club.
 
EARLY ACT CLUB PRESIDENT IS STUDENT OF THE YEAR! Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Apr 04, 2016

DG FELIX MESSAGE FOR APRIL 2016

Dear fellow Rotarians,

Greetings! Each day I am reminded of what a privilege and an obligation it is to serveas a Rotarian. WE MUST NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPACT THAT OUR SERVICE HAS ON INDIVIDUALS AND IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

In April, we put focus on matters of Maternal and Child Health. The World Health Organization reports that last year, about 830 women died due to complications of pregnancy and child birth each day. Each day, every day! The report noted that "most could have been prevented." (Source: http://www.who.int/gho/maternal_health/en/) As Rotarians, we do not look at such statistics and turn away. The health of mothers, babies and children is an important public health goal for our region. We know that our communities' quality of life, infant mortality rate, the health of the work force, the toll on health care systems and the well-being of the family are all impacted by the nature of care available to pregnant women and mothers of young babies. As Rotarians, we can render service through the projects we do by providing medical equipment, facilitating medical care and distributing necessary food and supplies to mothers, infants and children, as examples. We can also play a role by our advocacy of these issues and by funding scholarships for health care workers. I am proud of the work that our clubs do in District 7020 to ensure the future health of their communities.

DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR APRIL, 2016 Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY SUPPORTS BOOK FAIR Jacquie Gibson 2016-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Mar 25, 2016

Rotarian Kathy Coleman and he husband Bob treated the students to a pizza and ice cream party at Tippy's Restaurant. Rotarian Kathy holds a special place in her heart for these special children. For the past 3 years, she gives Yoga Classes each Monday to the delight of the school populace. 
President Juanita Pinder, along with several Rotarians were on hand to assist Rotarian Kathy with serving the goodies.  In recognition of World Water month, bottled water was also served, and President Juanita took time out to explain to the students the importance of fresh clean water globally. 
 

SCHOOL FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS RECEIVES EASTER JOY Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Mar 21, 2016

RECOGNIZING WORLD WATER DAY

My Fellow Rotarians,
 
Life Depends on Water! But for those who don't have safe access to safe water, life becomes a huge burden. Education, health and economic development lose priority, or even disregarded.
 
What can we do about it?
 
March 22 is World Water Day but for us Rotarians, Water and Sanitation is one of our most pressing Areas of Focus.
 
Our club along with Rotaractors donated water to several schools for the school sports meet.  That was a very kind and important gesture!  To further bring awareness, please consider joining the Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group by logging on to www.rotary.org and follow the link to join.  These are sure ways to Take Action, advance Rotary water efforts and Do Good in the World.
 

YiR

Juanita J. Pinder

President 2015/2016

WORLD WATER DAY - MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Mar 21, 2016
It' official! The OECCU is a reality!  Members of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera attended the historic 1st Annual General Meeting to officially launch this first ever Credit Union for Eleuthera. Rotarians were among the first to sign up of membership!
 

ONE ELEUTHERA COOPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITED Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
WORLD WATER DAY - TUESDAY, 22ND MARCH, 2016 Juanita Pinder 2016-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARIANS & ROTARACTORS GIVE THE GIFT OF DRINKING WATER AT ISLAND SPORTS MEET Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Mar 19, 2016
Rotarians and Rotaracts enjoyed a relaxing Sunday on the beautiful Winding Bay Beach for a cleanup wrapping up a busy Rotary week.
 

 
BEACH CLEAN UP Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Mar 19, 2016
                Wesley Methodist Church - Tarpum Bay
 
Rotaractors celebrated World Rotaract Day by attending church. Rotaractors where joined by Rotarian's from the Rotary Club of Eleuthera. President Kenwood and PE and Secretary Shapreka were able to take part in Divine Worship. 
 

"A family that prays together stays together". Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Mar 09, 2016
Rotarians and Rotaracts of Eleuthera joined in a Fellowship celebrating World Rotaract Week and the wonderful relationship we share! Rotaracts challenged Rotarians to a match of volley ball (Old vs Young). They never imagined what the outcome would be! Rotarians got the bragging rights under their belt!!

 
TIME TO FELLOWSHIP! Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Mar 08, 2016
CTI Apprentices have completed their orientation and are getting into their fields of study by working on actual job sites where they will acquire new or develop existing skills in the areas they chose. Each week Apprentices are split into groups and alternate between their chosen field of study and life skills courses. Current training areas include landscaping, farming, housekeeping, carpentry and plumbing. In future,CTI's Apprentice Program will expand to include disciplines like culinary arts, hospitality management, business, computer science and beekeeping among other subject areas.
 
Source: OEF
 

 
ONE ELEUTHERA'S CENTRE FOR TRAINING AND INOVATION LED BY ROTARIANS, WELCOME COHORT OF APPRENTICES Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by jacquie Gibson on Mar 08, 2016
President Kenwood and his team of Rotaractors attended Rotary Club Boars meeting as part of activities for World Rotaract Week.
ROTARACTORS ATTEND ROTARY BOARD MEETING jacquie Gibson 2016-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Mar 07, 2016
WOMEN LEADING THE WAY IN THE ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHERA!
 
DID YOU KNOW....
1.  The Club Provisional President was a a woman?
2.  The First President led the club to Platinum status at the district level was a woman?
3.  3 of 6 Club Presidents are women?
4.  Women represent 58% of club membership?
 
                      ...............................go to next page for validation!
 
 
 
 
WORLD WOMEN'S DAY - 8TH MARCH Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
BUSY WEEK FOR ROTARACT CLUB Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
WORLD ROTARACT WEEK - March 7-14, 2016 Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Mar 01, 2016

DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR MARCH, 2016

Dear fellow Rotarians,
 
Carla and I were near the end of our second visit to Haiti when early one morning, we drove with AG Dawn Johnson and St. Marc Rotarians to a water filtration facility and then to a water purification plant.  Both were commendable projects and we could see how beneficial they were in rural Haiti where neighborhoods were scattered far and wide.  We then set out to visit another water purification plant.  It was a long drive along dusty roads.  As we passed acres of farm land suffering from drought conditions, I overheard AG Dawn and Carla having an animated conversation about the harmful effects of Global Warming.  Water is life and here, a peoples' livelihood, a country's economy, was facing devastation.
 
We passed irrigation channels with very little water and then channels where there seemed to be more water.  However, this water was brown. As we drove further, I thought about the men and women who had undertaken these projects.  It would have been no easy feat for them to drive all of this distance, on dusty unpaved roads, from their homes and work places, week after week, day after day, to work on projects to deliver clean, safe drinking water to people who they knew only in passing. I also thought about the partners worldwide who donated their money to a cause they believed in but for a people they had not met.
 
 
 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR MARCH, 2016 Jacquie Gibson 2016-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Feb 28, 2016
Young EarlyActors & Rotaracts Shine At Rotary Meeting – The youth arm of Rotary made quite an impression as Rotaracts and Earlyacts attended and participated in our Club meeting. The enthusiastic group took part in our meeting as President Torii (Earlyact Club) led the 4 Way Test, President Kenwood (Rotaract Club) led in the Loyal Toast.  The lively meeting was the perfect setting for the family of Rotary to intermingle and get to know each other.  

“Let there Be Peace on Earth & Let it Begin With Me” - Earlyact Club members shared the 4 Way Test and a stirring rendition of the song “Let there Be Peace on Earth” at their Charter & Pinning Ceremony at the school.  These students pledged to do their part in being peacemakers and civic minded individuals. 
 

 
 
NEW EARLYACT CLUB SHINES Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Feb 28, 2016
Rotarians and residents of our island were privileged to have as our Guest Speaker - Acting Commodore Captain Tellis Bethel of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force make a presentation at Rotary meeting on the role that his organization play in maintaining peace in our country.  He also shared the plans for the Defence Force has the “Decentralize” its efforts and to create support bases in strategic locations around our country as a proactive approach to poaching, illegal migrants gaining access to our shores and trafficking in illegal weapons and drugs.  Acting Commodore gave attendees and opportunity to ask questions and a spirited and lively question and answer period ensued.
 
Photo credit: The Eleuthera News

Royal Bahamas Defence Force At Rotary Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-29 00:00:00Z 0
ROYAL BAHAMAS DEFENSE FORCE TO ADDRESS CLUB 2016-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN YEARS OF SERVICE Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Feb 15, 2016
Monday 15th February, 2016, was a Red Letter Day for the Emma Cooper Primary school, Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, when the first EarlyAct Club in the Eleuthera Public School system (second for the island), was officially inducted by Rotary club of Eleuthera President Juanita Pinder, at school Assembly.  Receiving the official 'Charter' Certificate, was EarlyAct President Torii Knowles.  
President Knowles proudly introduced his Board of Directors, and his school advisors Mrs. LaDonna Major, and Karen Culmer. Thirty Eight (38) students were officially pinned as EarlyActors by President Junaita, assisted by Rotarians Sherrin Cooper, Sandra Ingraham, Deborah Young and Sup. Christopher Wright. Principal of the School Karen Crane also received an official pin. The students were given their charge by Superintendent  Rotarian Wright, who focused some of his remarks on PEACE & CONFLICT RESOLUTION. 
 

 
ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHERA INSTALLS SECOND EARLYACT CLUB Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Feb 12, 2016

PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION/RESOLUTION MONTH

ROTARACTOR EMBRI STUART ADDRESSED CLUB ON MEDIATION...In keeping with our theme for the month PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION/RESOLUTION MONTH, our former Ambassadorial Scholar newly inducted Rotaractor Embri Stuart spoke to the topic, with focus on Mediation. She shared with the club the benefits of mediation as an effective way of resolving disputes without the need to go to court. She explained mediation as a flexible process that can be used to settle disputes in a whole range of situations. 
Superintendent of Police (officer-in-charge) for the island, Rotarian Christopher Wright presented Rotaractor Embri with a certificate of Appreciation for her great presentation, and looked forward to working closely with her in the future.
 

FORMER AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLAR ADDRESSES CLUB Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
DRR Marzeta Bodden visits Eleuthera jacquie Gibson 2016-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
BLOOD MOBILE IN TOWN! Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Feb 11, 2016
Rotarian Glenda Johnson was pinned by President Juanita Pinder with her Paul Harris Pin.
L-R:  Rotarian Glenda Jonson, President Juanita Pinder, Club Secretary Sandra Ingraham and Foundation Chair PP Robyn curry
 

 
NEW PAUL HARRIS FELLOW Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Feb 10, 2016
 Embri Stuart, was officially welcomed to the Rotaract Club of Eleuthera family! She was inducted at their most recent meeting. The Rotary Club of Eleuthera is so proud to have our Ambassadorial Scholar back home!
In photo - President Kenwood presents Embri with her certificate of membership
 

AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLAR INDUCTED Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Feb 05, 2016
RI President will be attending our District 7020 Conference  May 2-7, 2016 - Nassau Bahamas. Ir you have not registered, please do so now, space is limited! You won't want to miss this POWER PACKED Conference under the leadership of Distrist Governor Felix Stubbs, and PP Carla Card-Stubbs.

 
BAHAMAS! RI PRESIDENT RAVI COMING TO TOWN! Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Feb 02, 2016
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PEOPLES' CHOICE:
 
SONG: ROTARACT CLUB OF ELEUTHERA (THE BAHAMAS)
VIDEO: EARLYACT COLUMBUS PRIMARY (THE BAHAMAS)
 
The winning entrants of the Online Voting Contest - Song and Video - will each receive the Peoples' Choice Trophy. Well-done to all Participants! You can view all results here:https://contest.fbapp.io/rotary-district-7020-video-and-son… The winning popular-vote song video is shown below. The song lyrics are also provided.
See ALL contest entries on Rotary District 7020 Video and Song Contest Youtube Channel
 
 
 
ROTARACT ELEUTHERA WINS DISTRICT SONG CONTEST Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
FEBRUARY IS PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION MONTH Jacquie Gibson 2016-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 30, 2016
Rotarian Robert Baird, of Springfield MO, and a great friend of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera, visited the club during Vocations themed month.  He addressed the club on initiatives that he was involved in that proved extremely successful. The club reaped good motivation from Rotarian Robert.
 

 
VISITING ROTARIAN SHARES VOCATIONS STORY 2016-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jan 30, 2016
 
VOCATIONAL SERVICES MONTH led by Vocational Service Director Robert Hall, did an outstanding job rallying the troups and spreading the message that Rotarians  display professionalism, ethics and integrity on their jobs. Rotaract Club of Eleuthera also participated in several activates planned by Rotarian Robert Hall - Tour of BEC Power Plant in Hatchet Bay, Tour of Business in the South Eleuthera area and a "Soft Skills Talk" at South Eleuthera Mission/One Eleuthera Foundation and several speaking engagements. Rotarian Deborah Cartwright, Teacher at the Preston Albury High School organized a Symposium engaging Rotarians and Rotaractors  spoke to the students on preparing for their future in the work place.  Rotarian Deborah presented Rotarian Robert with commendation on behalf of the club in recognition of a job well done!.
 

VOCATIONS ACTIVITIES END WITH "Soft Skills Talk" Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jan 30, 2016
VISITING ROTARIAN FRIENDS FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI...We were delighted to have Rotarians Paul and Donna Ingram visit our meeting. President Juanita Pinder, and Secretary Sandra Ingraham present the Ingrams with  Club Themed 2016 Planners.
 
L-R: Sandra Ingraham, Paul Ingram, Juanita Pinder, Donna Ingram
 

Visiting Rotarians Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jan 29, 2016
As part of Vocations month, Rotarian Robert Hall, General Manager for Bahamas Electricity Corp. Eleuthera), arranged for his 'new generation' employees to share their vocations with the general public. As a result, three Rotaractors  Henry  Allen Leandro Carey Andrew E. Hall gave a tour of their workplace, and spoke to their vocations with the company. They gave high school students a tour of one of their plants. While on the tour Rotaractors encouraged students to think about their future employment and what they want to do. The students really enjoyed themselves and were able to see  BEC operations.
 

NEW GENERAL SHARES THEIR VOCATION Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by jacquie Gibson on Jan 29, 2016
PROJECT RESTORATION -  Rotarians on the move.....Saturday morning work/exercise and environmental stewardship!
Rotarian Robert Hall arranged a work project at the South Eleuthera Mission, where Rotarians Audley Meadows & Audrey Carey (Twin Duo) served as team leaders and used their vocations in teaming up with other club members to beautify the grounds of the South Eleuthera Mission/Courtyard. This site was made beautiful to serve as an oasis for patrons to sit and read, meditate and enjoy nature.
 

TRANQUILITY RESTORED - THE FINISHED PRODUCT - Rotarians cleaned up and beautified this tranquil spot at the South Eleuthera Mission this morning. Patrons can now enjoy a clean, fresh and peaceful environment in Rock Sound at SEM. Thanks Rotarians, job well done!
 
PROJECT RESTORATION jacquie Gibson 2016-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 29, 2016
How to be a global Rotarian in a few easy steps
Members of the Rotary Global History Fellowship meet up during the 2014 Rotary Convention.
By Marilyn Axler
You’ve heard that Rotary is a global organization. You’ve probably even had a visiting Rotarian or spouse attend your club. Isn’t it exciting to know that we can share experiences and ideas with others outside our own club?
If you travel for vacation or business to another country, you probably also know you can visit any Rotary club, exchange club flags, and be treated with hospitality. That’s been our experience, whether we are within our own country or any other country with a Rotary club. This is our “Family of Rotary.” But did you know there’s another way to experience the global reach of Rotary?
Rotary Fellowships are independent groups that share common interests. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends all over the world, and:
 
 
How to be a global Rotarian in a few easy steps 2016-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jan 26, 2016

2016-17: ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY

Presidential Theme 2016-17

RI President-elect John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”

2016-17 ROTARY THEME Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jan 26, 2016
President Juanita J. Pinder and PI Chair Jacqueline Gibson, visited the Craft Center at Princess Cay, promoting the 4 Way Test and Wellness to workers. Present Juanita presented 4 Way Test posters and as well as Wellness Campaign flyers to a number of workers including Gary & Eureka Sands, Princess Cays Property Managers.
 

 
SHARING THE ROTARY MESSAGE Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jan 20, 2016
President Juanita was pleased to welcome Gerald H. Marvel, from the Rotary Club of Lexington Kentucky.  Rotarian Gerald discovered the Rotary Club of Eleuthera during his vacation to the island.  He was presented with a trading banner by President Juanita, who was gifted with a special hat from Rotarian Gerald.
 

ROTARIAN VISITS FROM LEXINGTON KENTUCKY Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jan 17, 2016
Rotaract President Kenwood Cartwright traveled to Port-au-Prince and Saint Marc Haiti to present to the Rotary Club of Petion-Ville and Rotaractors from across the country. Additionally, he was able to deliver and setup equipment at St. Nicholas Hospital which would allow their doctors to tune into Grand Rounds (telemedicine) educational sessions every Wednesday at 11am to discuss medical topics with doctors from all around the world
ROTARACT PRESIDENT TAKES TELEMEDICINE TO HAITI Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacqueline Gibson on Jan 15, 2016
Past President and Rotary Foundation Chair Robyn Curry was awarded he Paul Harris pin with one sapphire! Immediate Past President Julian Carey received the First Class Pin for outstanding efforts during his Presidency (2014-16)
 
Top photo:  PP Robyn pinned by President Juanita, Bottom photo:  IIP Julian pinned by Secretary Sandra, President Juanita looks on
2 PAST PRESIDENTS RECEIVE RECOGNITION DURING VOCATIONS MONTH Jacqueline Gibson 2016-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jan 15, 2016
ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHERA LEADS RECYCLING INITIATIVE!
At the crack of dawn on Saturday, President Juanita Pinder and a small team of Rotarians and friends serviced the recycling receptacles located at the Cancer Society, A truck load of the recyclables were transport to the Recycling Depot at SEEP (South Eleuthera Emergency Partners), located in Tarpum Bay
Recycling Support Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jan 09, 2016
Our Ambassadorial Scholar Ms. Embri Stuart is back home on the Isle of Freedom...Eleuthera! We are so pleased that Embri completed her Bachelors of Law (LLB) at Keele University. During her 3rd year at Keele University she was trained and volunteered as a Community Legal Companion offering practical assistance to unrepresented persons throughout the legal process. Embri is an Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator, a testament to her passion for alternative dispute resolution. She also has an avid interest in environmental policy issues. Our partner, The One Eleuthera Foundation has hired Embri as an Intern. positioning her to assist the island in her area of expertise. 
Photos:(1) - Embri Stuart.  (2) -  Embri (seated getting her medical preps for the 40 Day Wellness Challenge), L-R: President Juanita Pinder, Rotarian Nurse Sherrin Cooper, Rotaractor Attorney Ronique Carey,Rotarians Kathy Colman and Robert Bobby Hall, Friend of Rotary, Nurse Regina Ingraham, and Immediate Past President Julian Carey

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar back home Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson

DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR JANUARY 2016

Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
Happy New Year!   A new year is a time of fresh beginnings.  We are afforded the opportunity to chart new courses.  We get to write new pages in history.  We are inspired and challenged to set and attain new goals.  I encourage you this new calendar year to set SMART goals:
 
Specific/Significant,
Measurable/Motivational,
Attainable/Action-Oriented,
Realistic/Relevant and
Timely/Trackable.   
 
For Rotarians, the new calendar year signifies the start of the second-half of the Rotary year.  This is a good time for clubs to review and tweak club goals.  Are you on target to attain or better your goals?  What actions must you implement to attain them? A plan of action is the best way to combat the anxiety that sometimes accompanies goal-setting. 
 
My official visits across the District are just about concluded.  In this second-half of the Rotary year, I hope to stay in touch virtually!  I will meet with Club Presidents and Assistant Governors online to follow-up on those ideas discussed during the club visits.   In the meantime, I encourage you to recommit anew to the ideals of service for which your club and Rotary is known.  I renew my pledge to you and to the District to assist in whatever way I can to helping you achieve your goals.  Your District Team also stands ready as a resource to help you along the way.
 
This month, in the Rotary world, we highlight Vocational Service. The second Object of Rotary is "to encourage and foster ...High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society."  We each bring a special talent to Rotary which we use in service.  All skills are worthy.  As community leaders, our role is also to encourage integrity in all vocations.  This month, let us find ways to engage our vocations - in and out of Rotary - to better our communities.
 
At this time of year, as many persons search for significance and purpose in their lives, encourage them to join us in Rotary.  Why Rotary?  "Join leaders, exchange ideas, take action".  This is who we are - community leaders, exchanging ideas and taking action to better our communities and the world. 
 
 
The start of 2016 is also a reminder that we steadfastly approach District Conference 2016!  If you have not already done so, please register for Conference 2016.  Go to www.7020.org or to our District Clubrunner homepage and locate the link to register for conference. We are looking forward to the opportunity to host you in Nassau, The Bahamas, May 2 - 7, 2016!
 
Fellow Rotarians, a new year is filled with anticipation and excitement. Let us accomplish as much as we can, while we can, for whom we can.  Thank you for the great work you do and continue to Be a Gift to the World as you move from Success to Significance.   #unleashtheawesome7020
DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR JANUARY 2016 Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Jan 08, 2016
40 DAY WELLNESS CHALLENGE
Rotarians are hyping up and prepping to lead the way towards a healthier Eleuthera. Rotarians took the opportunity to get their pre-40 day challenge medical evaluations completed during the first meeting for 2016. The Club is serious about the overall wellness of body, mind and spirit, and is encouraging the entire island to join in.....
Thanks to Rotarian Nurse Sherrin Cooper, and Friend of Rotary Toastmaster Regina Ingraham for medical recording and evaluations
ROTARIANS READY FOR THE CHALLENGE Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
40 WELLNESS CHALLENGE Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 02, 2016

NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM DG FELIX STUBBS

 
Dear Rotary Family,
 
Happy New Year!
 
“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” 
~Rainer Maria Rilke
 
We are at that moment in time when we begin a new year and say goodbye to the old year.  The world will recount, in vivid details, the main stories of 2015.  Many of those stories will focus on terror and fear and war.   The stories will highlight what is wrong with the world.  I ask you, "What's good in the world?".  
 
Let us announce and publish the main story of Rotary District 7020 for 2015: we did good in the world.  As Carla and I travelled around the District, we observed persons, from all walks of life, speaking different languages, engaged in different vocations, doing good under the Rotary banner.   We engaged our communities, mentored the youth, provided safe housing, built water wells and sanitation infrastructure, fed the hungry, clothed the poor, cared for the elderly, educated future generations, provided economic opportunities, resolved conflicts, facilitated medical interventions.....I could go on and on.  These are the stories that should be our focus and our motivation to continue.  They may not be the main stories in the news over the next few days but I guarantee you that they will be the main stories in the hearts of those touched by our service.  They will be the main stories for generations to come.  Our acts of good in the world are what will counter the acts of wrong in the world.
Carla and I also observed that we are one big family. Rotarians are hospitable and kind - that has been our experience.  We may not always agree on the method of doing things, but we do agree on the outcome - Service.  And we know, first-hand, that our District has fun!  Let us continue to inspire each other in providing Service Above Self.
 
We faced many challenges along the way and conquered them.  That should give us the confidence and the motivation to move forward knowing that together we can overcome any challenges that lie ahead.  What are the "things that have never been" that we will do in 2016?  Will we invite other hands as members into Rotary to join us?  At the end of 2016, what will we look back and see - what would our legacy be? 
 
Let us therefore enter 2016 with new resolve and complete confidence.  I urge you to continue to Be a Gift to The World.  Let us build on our past achievements and move from Success to Significance. The world is counting on us to make it so.
 
 
Felix N Stubbs
 

 
 
DG New Year's message Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson
MESSAGE FROM CLUB PRESIDENT
 
 
Greetings my Fellow Rotarians,
 
Statistics show that 36% of New Year's resolutions are broken by the end of January!
 
I am happy to be a part of a group of persons that believe in Reversing the Trends and Blazing New Trails.  Recently Dr. Graham Cates of the Family Medicine Centre & The Diabetic Network, shared some startling statistics with us on the state of the health of our population.  In partnership with the Cancer Society Eleuthera Branch, I am inviting each of you to join TEAM RCE in the upcoming 40 Day Health & Wellness Challenge. This is not about dieting or denying ourselves certain foods, but to make subtle changes to our lifestyle to become better physically, emotionally and spiritually.
 
 I ask that each of you fill out the participation form,  and bring to our next meeting on Thursday, 7th January, 2016.  By forming a team, this will ensure that we will have each other to lean on to push ahead to our Pathyway to Wellness.  I have asked Dr. Graham Cates to partner with us to give us support during our journey and I pray that you all would be willing to join this initiaitive.  TEAM RCE, LET'S DO THIS!!
 
 
Think about it....A New Year....A New You!  Give yourselves the gift of good health and in doing so, we will all BE A GIFT TO THE WORLD!  
 
Happy New Year and the very best to you and yours in 2016.
 
Juanita J. Pinder
President 2015/2016
Rotary Club of Eleuthera
 

 
 
A New Year....A New You! Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson
In observation of Disease Prevention and Treatment month, our Rotary and Rotaract  Clubs  presented prenatal vitamins and pregnancy educational books to the Health Association of Eleuthera and South Eleuthera Emergency Partners. These items will go to clinics on Eleuthera to assist expecting mothers.
 

 
ASSISTANCE WITH PRENATAL CARE Jacquie Gibson 2016-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Provisional President Sandra Ingraham, and Charter President Shaun Ingraham, welcomed Rotarians, Rotaractors, family and friends to a final fellowship event on their beachfront deck under the stars.  It was a fun filled event with great food, drinks,  music, holiday cheer, and wellness for the soul.  This was a great way to climax 2015! We will continue into 2016 with yet another fellowship in Da Back Yard of Immediate President Julian Carey on New Year's Day 2016!

FINAL FELLOWSHIP FOR 2015 2015-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
In top photo, President Juanita Pinder (L), and Secretary Ingraham (R0 presents the Nurses of of Rock Sound Public Clinic with Rotary club of Eleuthera 2016 Planners.  In bottom photo, President Juanita also presents to Chris Gosling (R), of the Health Asoc. of Eleuthera

Rotary 2016 Planners Presented to Heal Care Professionals 2015-12-30 00:00:00Z 0
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 2015-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Dec 28, 2015
A Skype presentation was made at our club meeting by Dr. Graham Cates, on the crisis of diabetes and how it affects our economy and health care system
Diabetes Presentation Jacquie Gibson 2015-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Dec 28, 2015
Past President Liz Palmieri of Rotary Club of St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada, was a guest at our Rotary meeting. She presented books and a soccer ball to Kenwood Cartwright, President of our Rotaract Club.  These items will be put to good use on the island.

 
Rotarian visits from Ontario Canada Jacquie Gibson 2015-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 24, 2015

Christmas Message

My Fellow Rotarians,
 
As we celebrate one of the most important seasons of the year, I want to say thank you for allowing yourselves to Be Gifts to the World.  During this Christmas season, let us all be mindful that the most important gift that we can give is ourselves.  Our time, our energy and our resources is what count in improving the lives of mankind in our community, island, nation and around the world.
 
May you all continue to experience the bountiful blessings of God during this season and in the coming year.
 
From  My Family to Yours..
 
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
 
 
 
Juanita J. Pinder
President 2015/2016
Rotary Club of Eleuthera
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT 2015-12-25 00:00:00Z 0
Disease Prevention and Treatment - Diabetes Jacquie Gibson 2015-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Dec 19, 2015

Eleutheran Rotarians Jacquie Gibson and Susan Culmer were guest at the Rotary Club of Stuart Florida on Tuesday. The meeting was a wonderful experience as this club hosted a group of underprivileged children to lunch and gifts from Santa, who made an unannounced visit tto the delight of these little visitors. Trading Banners were exchanged between the Rotary Club of Stuart and Eleuthera. Many thanks to President James Albarquez for a warm welcome!

VISIT TO ROTARY CLUB OF STUART FLORIDA Jacquie Gibson 2015-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Dec 18, 2015
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera participated in RLI & Caribbean Partnership  Cruise Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas that sailed  to Cozumel, Mexico 10th December, 2015. while at sea, Rotarians Jacquie Gibson & Susan Culmer, participate in two full RLI sessions, as well as sharing of the club projects at Caribbean Partnership. It was an awesome experience of learning, sharing and fellowship with Rotarians from all over oue Zone (33/34)!  Kudos to organizers!
RLI & Caribbean Partnership Cruise Jacquie Gibson 2015-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Dec 04, 2015
Deep Creek Middle School Earlyact Club members were pinned today by President Juanita Pinder, Rotarian Deborah Young and Sophia Smith, Faculty Advisor...kudos to President Makai Maurice and her crew.
Deep Creek Middle School Earlyact Directors pinned today Jacquie Gibson 2015-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Dec 02, 2015

DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR DECEMBER , 2015

Dear fellow Rotarians,
 
When Carla and I started this Rotary journey with you in July, we could not have fully imagined the beautiful and inspiring experiences that we have been sharing with you, our Rotary family.  This Rotary year is already, but only, half-way through.  In the Rotary Calendar, December is a time to focus on Disease Prevention and Treatment.  Traditionally, it was celebrated as the Family of Rotary month.  In my message to you this month, I will address both.
 
Last month, on November 27, 2015, RI President K. Ravi Ravindran addressed the heads of state at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta, encouraging more funding for the final push for the eradication of polio.  The eradication of polio is Rotary's top priority in the area of Disease Prevention and Treatment.  It is important that we remain vigilant in supporting the End Polio Now campaign - we are really "this close".  However, Rotarians all over support programmes and design projects to fight many various diseases.  President Ravi at the CHOGM said, "Eliminating a disease is the ultimate in sustainable development: an investment that yields infinite returns."  In our region, disease prevention and treatment is certainly a priority and we have seen the ill effects that disease can have on a family, on a workforce and on a country's economy.  Carla and I have been proud to see some of the work that the clubs do in our District - such as providing potable water, installing sanitation infrastructure as well as providing assistance to health care systems by funding training, providing medical equipment, building infrastructure and holding community health clinics.  We cannot discount feeding programmes geared towards ending malnutrition and hunger or projects addressing maternal and child health.  These projects and programmes all play a part in eliminating disease and creating a sustainable environment for our communities.
 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR MESSAGE FOR DECEMBER, 2015 Jacquie Gibson 2015-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Dec 01, 2015

The Rotary Foundation helps make health care available for hundreds of orphans in Uganda.

Rotary's top priority is the , but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.

Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.

http://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/learning-reference/about-rotary/disease-prevention-and-treatment

 
Disease Prevention and Treatment Jacquie Gibson 2015-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
TODAY IS WORLD AIDS DAY & GIVING TUESDAY Jacquie Gibson 2015-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Nov 29, 2015

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS BY DG FELIX

PRESIDENT JUANITA IS PRESENTED WITH  THE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2014-15 - EREY (EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR) BANNER & CERTIFICATE  OF RECOGNITION

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT JULIAN PROUDLY RECEIVES THE 2014-15 PRESIDENTIAL CITATION FOR OUTSTANDING CLUB PERFORMANCE DURING HIS PRESIDENCY

PAST PRESIDENT IS HONORED TO RECEIVE THE 2013-14 PRESIDENTIAL CITATION FOR HARD WORK DURING HER LEADERSHIP

THE ROTARACT CLUB OF ELEUTHERA ALSO PRESENTED WITH  HIGH HONORS.  PRESIDENT KENWOOD  RECEIVES THE AWARD

CLUB RECEIVES MORE AWARDS AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL Jacquie Gibson 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Nov 27, 2015
The club wishes  to continue demonstrate appreciation and pay tribute tribute our Rotary Club of Eleuthera family, by bring focus to the fact that our club has authentic  lineage!
ROTARACT CLUB
Husband & Wife - Rotaractors Andrew (brother of Rotarian Robert Hall) & Ashley Hall
Brother & Sister - Rotaractors Ronald & Ronique Carey (Uncle Ian Carey is a Rotary Charter Member)
 
ROTARY CLUB
Husband & Wife - Provisional President Sandra and Charter President Shaun Ingraham (brother to our Assistant Governor Tim Ingraham)
3 Brothers - Immediate Past President Julian Carey, Rotarians Brian and Quintin Carey
3 Sisters and a Brother - Provisional President Sandra Ingraham, Rotarians Joseph, Cynthia and Deborah Cartwright
Twins - Rotarians Audley Meadows, and Rotarian Audrey Meadows-Carey
 
We will continue to recognize and promote the participation of the entire family into our great organization!
 
IN RECOGNITION OF OUR ROTARY FAMILY TIES Jacquie Gibson 2015-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Nov 27, 2015
Our Police Crime Scene Investigations District Grant was recognized with a presentation by DG Felix Stubbs, and President Juanita to Rotarian Supt. Christopher  Wright, Royal Bahamas Police Force Officer-in-Charge of the Eleuthera Division, at our recent Gala Fundraising Feast. We are so pleased that we can continue our  partnership with our Royal Bahamas Police Force in such a meaningful way,  to help them keep our residents safe and sound.  We wish to thank our former Officers-in-Charge Rotarians Chief Supt. Elburt Ferguson, and Chief Supt. Ismella for laying  the foundation for this initiative.
DISTRICT CRIME PREVENTION GRANT RECOGNISED Jacquie Gibson 2015-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacquie Gibson on Nov 26, 2015
Rotarian Nurse Sherrin Cooper received honors for 43 years of dedicated service to Healthcare to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Presenting her award were DG Felix Stubbs and President Juanita Pinder. Happy Retirement Rotarian Sherrin!
L-R in photo:  President Juanita Pinder, Rotarian Nurse Sherrin Cooper, Addison Cooper (husband), and DG Felix Stubbs
Rotarian retires from Public Service Jacquie Gibson 2015-11-27 00:00:00Z 0