2018 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
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Celebrating 30 years of Women in Rotary
 
 
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ROTARY CLUB OF ELEUTHERA CLUB DIRECTORS
President
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Director of Membership
Director The Rotary Foundation
Director of Public Relations
Director Club Administration
Youth Service Chair
Director Service Projects
Youth Service Co Chair
Club Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
International Service Chair
Training Chair
Disaster Relief Chair
Fellowship Chair
Sargent-at- Arms
Family of Rotary/Wellness Chair
 
 
 
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Our Club Welcomes You....
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.
 
 

 
 
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
 

 
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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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
 

 
 
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
 

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.
 

  
 
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.
 

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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.
 

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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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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.
 

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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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
 

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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 

 
 
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.”

 

 

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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
 

 

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.
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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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!
 

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.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

 
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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.
 

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.  
 

 
 

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.
 

 
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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.


 

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.
 

 
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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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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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.
 

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.
 
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.
 

 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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 
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.
 

 
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.

 
 

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 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)
 

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
 

 


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.
 

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.
 

 
 
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
 

 
 
 
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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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.
 

 
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!
 

 
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.
 

 
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.

 
 
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.
 

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 
 

 
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.
 

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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.
 

 
 
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