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Congratulations to Charter Member Rotarian Jospeh Cartwright, and newest Member Rotarian Eldeasia Thompson on being selected the Male/Female Rotarians of the month by the club membership.
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Tamia Knowles our11 year old powerhouse has been diagnosed with a rare bone disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) it has never stopped her from achieving the things she sets her mind to. Tamia is the 8th place finalist for the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year 2021 and is the immediate past treasurer for the Earlyact Club at Emma Cooper Primary. 
 
 

 
Immediate Past President  Audrey Carey received a token of appreciation from the Salvation Army (Palmetto Point) for the Rotary Club of Eleuthera. The Salvation Army appreciates all that the Club has done and will continue to do! Cheers to great partnerships and better friendships.
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Pictured above: Major Vernitta Hepburn (R) & Immediate Past President Audrey (L)
The Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of Eleuthera participated in a Tree Planting Joint Project.  The tree planting took place at Preston H. Albury High School, Rock Sound, Eleuthera.  The trees planted included guava, sugar apple, mulberry, mango, and citrus.  The Rotary Area of Focus for this project is the Environment.
 
 
 

The Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE) responded to the plea for a microwave from the Principal at the Rock Sound Primary School, Rock Sound, Eleuthera. The Kindergarten students were in desperate need of a microwave to heat their lunch.

Members of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera observed Earth Day by participating in an ongoing tree planting exercise by planting trees in their backyards.
        
 
 
 
In order for us to assist in the restoration and the protection of our Environment, the Rotary Club of Eleuthera and The Interact Club of Central Eleuthera High School participated in a joint project to plant trees at Central Eleuthera High School on April 23rd, 2021.  This was also s part of a beautification project.  The Tree Planting was done in observance of Earth Day, April 22nd, 2021.  Rotarians purchased and donated the plants.
 
 
 
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1st photo: L-R, Sponson Rotarian Leahnora Knowles, New Rotarian Eldeasia Thompson, President Audrey Carey.  2nd photo: Newest Rotarian Eldeasia Thompson
 
Our Rotary family grew as we welcomed a new Rotarian Eldeacia Thompson, who was sponsored by Rotarian Leahnora Knowles and inducted by PP Jacquie Gibson, our Membership Chair. President Audrey Carey, spoke highly of our newest Rotarian who is a teacher by profession, and a very energetic person who will add value to The Rotary Club of Eleuthera.
 

Hurricane Dorian was one of the strongest tropical systems that impacted the Bahamas in September 2019.  The islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco were devastated.  The Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE) and the Rotary Club of Abaco (RCOA) partnered on a joint project to create furniture for at least six (6) families who lost their furniture, homes, and other personal belongings due to Hurricane Dorian. Rotary Club of Eleuthera Members and Local Carpenters/Contractors of Eleuthera volunteered and constructed six (6) dressers and six (6) nightstands.  The materials, primer, and paint were also donated,  and to The Rotary Club of Abaco (RCOA).  The role of RCOA was to prime/paint, select recipients and present the furniture.
Special thanks to Meadows Construction, Phil’s Woodwork, and Omar Rahming for assisting with the construction and PP Francisco DeCardenas/Bahamas Ferries for transporting the furniture to Abaco

 
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in September 2019, the island of Grand Bahama lost a lot of its vegetation including coconut and fruit trees.  To assist with the restoration of the fruit trees the Rotary Club of Eleuthera partnered with The Rotary Club of Freeport on the Island of Grand Bahama on this environmental and community project. The Rotary Club of Eleuthera donated one hundred and seventy plus fruit trees which comprised mainly of coconut, banana, and citrus.
The majority of the trees were planted at Pelican Point and Sweeting’s Cay. Special thanks to The Rotary Club of Freeport and PP Mike Stafford for collaborating with the Rotary Club of Eleuthera, PP Francisco DeCardenas, Bahamas Ferries, Grand Bahama Port Authority, Phil’s Woodwork for constructing the crates for transport, RCE Members and LaShawn McPhee.
             
The Rotary  Club of Nassau (RCN), and The Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE) partnered to provide groceries for Families Of All Murdered victims also known as F.O.A.M.  The Organization F.O.A.M assists the families with clothing, food, and counseling.  F.O.A.M is located on Alexandria Avenue, Nassau Village, Nassau, Bahamas.  Assistance with food, clothing, and counseling is always needed.
 

 
The Department of Health rolled out the COVID-19 Vaccination Program on the Island of Eleuthera.  Members of RCE were trained along with other volunteers to assist with registration at the COVID Vaccination Sites in Spanish Wells, Hatchet Bay and Palmetto Point, Eleuthera. More than 600  residents were vaccinated.  RCE team was led by PP Sherrin Cooper a former Nursing Officer.
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera partnered with Mrs. Shorlette Francis Cartwright from Artist Oasis Bahamas to clean up the Recycling Center at the South Eleuthera Emergency Partners (SEEP), Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera.  Residents in the surrounding communities take aluminum cans, glass, and plastic bottles to the Recycling Center.  The Center is managed by volunteers; however, the number of volunteers has declined due to COVID.  Instead of the trash going into the landfill, it is sorted and organized in extra-large sugar cane bags and shipped to New Providence. 
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera presented on Prevention of Childhood Obesity at James Cistern and P.A. Gibson Primary Schools.  The presentations were facilitated by PP Sherrin Cooper.  The objective of the presentation was to bring awareness to the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children age 5-17 years old.  This puts these children at high risk for developing NCDs.  To educate the children on the causes of obesity.  One of the causes is behavioral factors inclusive of physical inactivity and unhealthy diets.  Students were encouraged to read food labels so they can be more knowledgeable about what they are eating. 
Emphasis was placed on the importance of reducing sugar intake by choosing healthier foods and snacks, drinking water, sleep/rest, exercising, and having a yard garden. Children need nutritious foods to grow and to learn.  When they become adults, nutritious foods are needed to remain productive and healthy. Apples, oranges, bananas, coco-plumbs, dillies, and water were donated to each school.
 

 
 
 

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The Rotary International Convention, scheduled for 12-16 June 2021, in Taipei, Taiwan, will now be a virtual event in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

We are sorry that we will not see you in Taipei this year, but this decision, made by the Rotary Board of Directors, is necessary to protect the health of everyone involved. We will share more details about the 2021 Rotary International Virtual Convention soon. Here’s what you need to know now:

Virtual Convention Registration

The Virtual Convention will be open to all Rotary members and participants. Event registration will open in mid-April and will include a promotional fee of $49 for 21 days, with an increase afterward to $65.

The Rotaract, Youth Exchange Officer and Inter-Country Committee preconventions will be held 10-11 June 2021. The cost of each preconvention event is $20. Both the convention and preconvention events include access to the House of Friendship. Please continue to check back for more details and updates.

 

Rotary Club of Eleuthera provided labour to install the ceiling at the Salvation Army Palmetto Point Corp Thrift Shop and Distribution Center.  The Center will be used to provide aid for persons in need, especially during disasters.  The materials were donated by The One Eleuthera Foundation, a leading Non-Profit Organization on the Island of Eleuthera. This project was done in partnership with Meadows Construction owned and operated by Club Service Chair Rtn. Audley Meadows.
 

The Royal Bahamas Police in South Eleuthera showed love to the elderly in the Community of Rock Sound as they conducted a Walk-about.  Fruit baskets, juice, and meals were distributed.  The Rotary Club of Eleuthera partnered with the Police by donating $300.00 to purchase the fruit baskets and juice for eleven (11) seniors.  The Police of South usually conducts this initiative on a monthly basis.
 
A Joint Fellowship was held with The Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of Eleuthera. The event was held outdoor at PP Julian Carey's  Residence.  This event also served as a Fundraiser for The World’s Greatest Meal.  A total of $676.00 was raised.  It was a great evening of Fellowship and Fun.
 

Interact Club of Central Eleuthera and RCE Joint Project
On Saturday, December 19th, 2020 The Interact Club of Eleuthera presented food packages to the underprivileged in the Communities of Palmetto Point and Governors Harbour, Eleuthera.  A total of twelve (12) families were recipients of the food packages.  Rotary donated $500.00 for this project.
 

The Rotary Club of Eleuthera partnered with the Salvation Army, Palmetto Point, Eleuthera to provide funds and logistical support for their Christmas Feeding Project. The Club of Eleuthera donated $1650.00 to the Salvation Army during its morning worship service.  The funds assisted with purchases for their feeding Project for the underprivileged in the Communities of Tarpum Bay to Governors Harbour, Eleuthera. Members of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera assisted with the distribution of food packages.
Club assists Diabetics with Managing Diabetes.
Diabetes is a non-communicable disease that is prevalent in the Caribbean and Bahamas.  People of all ages are affected by this disease. 
On Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 The Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE) donated six glucometers and supplies to six local residents of Central Eleuthera who are underprivileged and could not afford to purchase the glucometers and supplies including glucometer strips, alcohol swabs, lancers, band-aids, gauze, surgical tape, and bandages.  The recipients suffer from Diabetes #2.  The glucometers will assist them with managing this disease.  They also received training from Retired Nursing Officer PP Sherrin Cooper on how to use the glucometers and manage their diabetes.  This project was done in partnership with The Local Department of Health and The Diabetic Association of Hatchet Bay and Gregory Town, Eleuthera.
 

The Peter Christie heart of Rotary Award - Bestowed to Charter President Shaun Ingraham
 
 
This award is for dedication to Rotary and for Service Above Self for going above and beyond.  CP Shaun Ingraham of The Rotary Club of Eleuthera was the recipient of the Annual Heart of Rotary Award at the Annual RCOB Annual Foundation Gala, held on December 05th, 2020.   CP Shaun was awarded for his service to humanity in the Bahamas and Internationally.  For innovation and improvements for the residents on the island of Eleuthera, the Bahamas, and his Rotary Club. 
 

RCE selects two members of the Community for PHF Recognition
 
 
Every year the RCOB Rotary Foundation Gala is held in November and persons are recognized for their outstanding work in their Community/Club.  This year RCE chose two very deserving individuals.  They were Mr. Errol McPhee for his contributions to the Community and Bahamas in Public Service and Education, and Mr. William Simmons for his contributions in Conservation and Environmental Protection, Education, Culture and Community Service.  Both recipients are natives of Eleuthera.
 
(In photo:  1 Errol McPhee/ 2 William Simmons)
 

                      
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE) expressed an interest in learning how to make masks.  This initiative was encouraged due to the spread of COVID in the communities on Eleuthera. 
On Saturday, October 10th, 2020 members of RCE and two local seamstresses, namely, Mrs. Linda Johnson of Bluff, Eleuthera, and Mrs. Elva Nixon of Governor’s Harbour met at the Cancer Society Wellness Center, Palmetto Point where the creativity began.  It was a great time of fellowship and learning.
Rotarians had an opportunity to learn how to make masks for themselves, families, friends, and members of the Community including the underprivileged and children.
 

 
Virtual learning has become the norm for students throughout the world due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE) saw the need to assist underprivileged students (inclusive of EarlyAct members) on the island of Eleuthera with devices that will enable them to learn and receive their lessons virtually.
The donation of tablets, for the children, provides an opportunity for them to receive their education and feel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  From September 25th to October 17th, 2020, the Rotary Club of Eleuthera donated 10-inch tablets to students residing in various communities, which included: Hatchet Bay, James Cistern, Governor’s Harbour, Palmetto Point, Tarpum Bay, and Deep Creek. 
 

Cancer Society, Eleuthera Branch was the first family island branch in 1985 under the umbrella of Cancer Society of the Bahamas, which was established in 1976. The Cancer Society Wellness Centre is the only Cancer Center on the island of Eleuthera. The Wellness Centre is managed by volunteers and provides support to all residents of Eleuthera.  The maintenance of the building is based on the generosity of its volunteers and fundraising efforts.
 
 
 
 Hurricane Dorian has devastated the lives and property of many.  Although the hurricane was one year ago the recovery process for many of those affected has been slow and painful.  A large number of persons displaced by Hurricane Dorian relocated to Eleuthera, however, many of them recently returned to their homes in Abaco.  This past year the Rotary Club of Eleuthera assisted the evacuees by providing food, water, clothing, hygienic items, furniture, rental, and financial assistance.  Many families still reside in Eleuthera and require aid.  One of the families that decided to make Eleuthera their home is a single mom and her three young sons. Rotarians saw the need to assist the single mother and her children.  A donation was made to the family including sheets, towels, water, toiletries, a mattress, clothing, and a propane countertop stove with propane. 
 

 
 
This year has been very difficult for educational institutions globally, nationally, and locally due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Many parents have lost their jobs and are struggling to provide the necessary supplies, etc.  required for their children to return to school.  However, the education of our students is still a priority. As students prepare for the re-opening of school virtually or in person, they will need books, pencils, etc.  On September 18th, 2020 Rotary Club of Eleuthera donated school supplies to P.A. Gibson Primary School, Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas.  The School is the home of one of Rotary Club of Eleuthera’s Earlyact Clubs.  Ms. Jenny McCardy a Teacher and Earlyact Advisor accepted on behalf of the School.
 
 

 

On September 03rd, 2020 Will Simmons Director and Principal of Harbour Island Green School (HIGS) presented at The Rotary Club of Eleuthera. Mr. Simmons shared how important the involvement of the Community has been in the success of HIGS.

Mr. Simmons was employed in the traditional public-school system but felt that he could make a difference in the educational system by creating a community-integrated learning model with better outcomes for the students.

The School’s Vision is to create a relevant educational and community organization that helps children to reach their fullest potential and makes a vital contribution to the surrounding community

 

 

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The Mission of RCOB’s Road to Peace initiative is to develop social-based strategies and proactive interventions to foster change, promote peace and support the reduction of crime and violence through partnerships. The theme of this year’s virtual conference is ‘Vaccine Against Violence’. We will have local and international speakers and panel discussions on finding solutions to decrease violence in our society. The existing COVID-19 pandemic is also increasing stress and anxiety which could be a factor for increases in violence that may result in the months/years to come. Please join us as we continue the dialogue on finding sustainable solutions to these issues.
 

 
 
Immediate Past President Susan Culmer (L) and President Audrey Carey (R) makes presentations to the Police
 
The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused many hardships for persons including the senior and shut/ins. During the lockdowns due to COVID, the Police of South Eleuthera was busy ensuring the well-being of all residents. On July 31st, 2020, Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force visited a few single, elderly women living alone in one of the southern communities. Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE) supported the Police in this initiative by providing water, cereal, and basic hygienic items for the senior citizens. RCE is always ready to provide aid to the Police and Community.
 
 
 
IPP Susan Culmer (L) and President Audrey Carey (R in orange shirt),
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In early July 2020, The Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCE) provided support to Bahamas Plastic Movement (BPM) an Environmental Organization by making a financial donation in the amount of $1,166.00.  The funds were used to provide healthy lunch for children who participated in BPM programs during the summer. BPM is a non-profit organization and focuses mainly on Plastic Pollution on the beaches of the Bahamas.  The organization was formed in 2013 by Ms. Kristal Ambrose a native of New Providence.  BPM Plastic Pollution Programs focus on four areas including Art, Youth Activism, Education and Community Outreach.
 
 

 
 
 
In preparation for the 2020 Hurricane Season and well-being of its Members, the Rotary Club of Eleuthera created a Disaster Plan and conducted a Simulation Exercise.  All Clubs were required by District 7020 to carry out the same.  During the simulation exercise, it was noted that a few of the members needed assistance with preparing their homes for the current hurricane season. Therefore, the Club conducted a physical assessment of three (3) of the members’ homes (single females) that needed attention, including roof repairs and construction/installation of shutters.  A project to construct storm shutters for single female Rotarians mainly a single mother was carried out.  Club Members also need to feel safe and know that their property is secured before they can assist others.  The project was led by RCE Disaster Chair Audley Meadows in partnership with Meadows Construction.
 
 
 
Our Rotary family grew by two (2) new members during the month of 2020 when we welcomed Chief Superintendent Stephen Adderley, Officer in Charge of the Eleuthera District and Brian Major, an Entrepreneur and Businessman. Both gentlemen are at the pinnacle of their respective careers and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to positively propel the work of Rotary on our island. 
 
 

 
 
   Kendal A Strachan                   Carla Card-Stubbs
    Assistant Governor (East)          Assistant Governor (West)
 
It is with great pleasure to announce the appointments of Mr. Kendal A. Strachan and Mrs. Carla Card-Stubbs as Assistant Governors (AGs) for the Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas effective, July 1, 2020. 
 
Representing the east is Kendal Strachan, a leader in the field a Law Enforcement and Service in The Bahamas. A member of the Royal Bahamas Police Force for the past 35 years, he has worked at various levels and in numerous areas of the organization.
MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT GOVERNOR CHARLES SEALEY
Month of July 2020

Fellow Rotarians,

There is always excitement and intrigue at the start of the Rotary year. We remind ourselves of what we have done but also busy ourselves with plans of the many things we intend to accomplish. Our task is to maintain momentum and consistently execute. This year has educated us on one more reality; the need to be ready to pivot. We can remain confident that opportunities to serve will make themselves available whether we plan for them or not.

This year, by many, has been dubbed the “New Norm”. This is in reference, primarily, to the state of affairs produced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Although I subscribe to the notion that this is a New Norm, I believe that the new norm is in fact that when faced with a challenge that forces us to change, we can adapt and survive. That change does bring with it an opportunity to stretch our imaginations and design the unconsidered. It is a riveting time to be a Rotarian.

As you navigate possibilities, know that the Rotary machine is constantly upgrading in order to provide timely support and valuable information. Details that were once difficult to ascertain are readily available and easy to digest. Rotarians can now learn more and travel the world of Rotary on our virtual platforms. This year, you are encouraged to have your clubs not only engage the virtual environments but also to populate them with rich information. We want to know the things you are accomplishing, the inputs used to achieve them, and the benefits to communities based on the many projects you accomplish. These details help to remind the world of the value we bring.


 

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In recognition of VOCATIONAL SERVICES MONTH we feature our members & their vocations - Meet Paul Harris Society Fellow, Rotarian Leahnora Knowles, who is a teacher by profession. Rotarian Nora, as we affectionately call her, is a very passionate and hard-working Teacher. Club Administration and Community Service Committees are areas that she serves faithfully in our club. She is an avid Junkanooer, who spends countless hours in the Junkanoo shack assisting with creating beautiful costumes during Junkanoo season. Rotarian Nora is also a great Cook and Pastry Chef and her creations would make your taste buds do a happy dance. 🤩😋
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In recognition of VOCATIONAL SERVICES MONTH we feature our members & their vocations - Meet Past President Julian C. Carey, Entrepreneur/Businessman, who runs a family business and is very enthusiastic about what he does. He is a Charter Member of our club and is an avid supporter of ALL THINGS ROTARY especially The Rotary Foundation. We affectionately call him "Mr. Foundation" and rightly so, he's a Paul Harris Fellow and about to receive his Paul Harris +8 pin...Hooray for Mr. Foundation🥳🥳🤩
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In recognition of VOCATIONAL SERVICES MONTH - FEATURING OUR MEMBERS - ROTARIAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT - Rotarian Andrew E. Hall, our very first Rotaractor/Rotarian member, is employed by the Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) as a Plant Mechanic. Rotarian Andrew serves on the Public Image and New Generations Committees.  He's a very talented and hard working individual, who uses his skills and talents to serve humanity.
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January 2020 Message
District Governor Delma Maduro
 
Vocational Service Rotary RAGS and Fellowships

The ideal of service is at the Core of Rotary and as Rotarians we should consider ourselves fortunate to be linked with a diverse group of some 1.2 million Rotarians and hundreds of thousands of Rotaractors in 134 countries around the world. This brings with it invaluable diversity through our cultural differences, languages, and very importantly our vocations, as well as great strength and the ability/capability to undertake the many challenges and needs within our community. And very importantly the ability to make major life changing connections. 
 
As we reflect on Vocational Service Month we are reminded that the object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular.
Firstly as the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. The networking potential is astounding as Rotarians have the opportunity to create relationships with many business, professional and community leaders and quite honestly this is one of the reasons why persons are drawn to Rotary.
 
Secondly High Ethical Standards in business and profession; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as  an opportunity to serve society
 
We know that maintaining high Ethical standards is another core value of Rotary. We cannot compromise on this. We have seen overtime in our own communities, in our district and globally that we are able to mobilize resources for small and large projects all because Rotary is known for integrity.  Integrity is strictly linked to our vocation as without that our successes in business and as Rotarians can be marginalized, We must remain vigilant and guard our personal and professional integrity as well as that of Rotary and encourage others to do likewise.
 
The importance of diversity of vocation in our clubs is also significant. Sometime clubs may deviate from this very instructive guiding principle but I encourage you to review your needs from time to time and as this can add value and strengthen our collective ability to effectively carry out your community service and make a difference in our communities. Also, very importantly please reflect on how we are honoring the various vocations of our Fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors, Also this is a good time to reflect on the mentorship programmes in place to help change the course of a young person’s life.
 
 
 
Congratulations to Kristman Moss, President of the Interact Club of The Central Eleuthera High School 
Kristman was recently pinned as the Head Boy of The Central Eleuthera High School.  President Kristman, is an Honor Roll student who has maintained a grade point average of 3 point and above throughout high school.  Through much hard work, President Kristman has obtained 8 BJCs (5As, 2Bs and 1C) and 8 BGCSEs (2As, 1B and 5Cs).  He sat 2 BGCSEs in Grade 10 and 6 in Grade 11 and has been recognized by the Ministry of Education for Academic Excellence.  President Kristman has represented the Emma E. Cooper Primary School as the 2014 Bahamas Student of the Year Honoree, where he competed with primary school students from around The Bahamas.  A budding musician, Kristman is a member of the Freedom Marching Band and has participated in the Bethune Cookman University Summer Band Camp for several years consecutively in Daytona Beach, Florida.  President Kristman is the eldest son of PP Colin and Patrice Moss.  He has a younger sibling, Cameron Moss, also an Interact Club member.
 

 
 
 
  
The Rotary Club of Eleuthera extends congratulations to the Assistant Secretary of the Interact Club, Equoia Gibson  
Equoia is a 2019 the Ministry of Education BGCSE SCHOLAR and a 2014 Bahamas Student of the Year Semi-Finalist for the Governor’s Harbour Primary School, now Emily G. Petty Primary School. Equoia is a Grade 12 student at Central Eleuthera High School and has recently earned the prestigious title as the school's Head Girl.
Equoia sat 5 BGCSE'S in the Grade 11 and received 4A's and 1 C:  Mathematics - A; English Language - A; Spanish - A; Office Procedures - A and History - C.  She successfully obtained a BGCSE in Grade 10 - Economics - A. 
 
Equoia competed against high school students around the island of Eleuthera and was successful in obtaining the title of Junior Minister of Tourism for Eleuthera.  She has represented the island of Eleuthera to compete nationally against her peers for the coveted title of National Junior Minister of Tourism.  This talented and ambitious young lady is also a member of the Freedom Marching Band and has participated for several years in the Bethune Cookman University Band Summer Camp in Daytona Beach, Florida.
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to Trequan Hanna, Treasurer of The Interact Club of Central Eleuthera High School
Trequan was recently honored with the title of Deputy Head Boy and also the Top Outstanding Male Student (Grade 11) bestowed upon him by the Central Eleuthera District Youth Council.
He has successfully passed 4 BJCs with As (Maths, Technical Drawing, Religious Knowledge and Social Studies; 2 Bs  - English Language and English Literature; 2 Cs  General Science and Spanish.  He has successfully sat BGCSEs – 2 Cs – Maths (Core) and English Language (Extended).  Trequan has obtained a score of 1030 in the SAT exams.  He has been on the Principal’s List and Honor Roll status.  In grade 10 he was a CEHS Star and Prefect and now honored to be selected as Deputy Head Boy.  Trequan is a community-minded young man who volunteers with the Cancer Society and is a budding musician.  He is a member of the Freedom Marching Band and also The Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra.  Trequan has participated for several years in the Bethune Cookman University Summer Band Camp in Daytona Beach, Florida.
 

 
 
 
 
In Celebration of International Peace Day, a team of Rotarians volunteered their time to speak to hundreds of Students along the length of the island about the importance of Peace and their school becoming a recognized Peace Site.  The aim of our club, through this initiative is to "empower our communities to educate for a just and peaceful world."
 
This initiative was first introduced to our club by President Elect Lisa Krupp, of the World Citizen/Peace Sites organization, and as a result of our partnership with World Citizen/Peace Sites, as well as with the One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF), the Deep Creek Middle School became the 1st International Peace Site in the Caribbean last year.  On the eve of International Day of Peace, a presentation was made to hundreds of students around the island of Eleuthera, encouraging schools to become Peace Sites thereby enabling their students to become World Citizens who seek to uphold these 5 Peace Actions:
  • SEEK peace within yourself and others
  • REACH OUT in service
  • PROTECT the environment
  • RESPECT diversity
  • BE a responsible citizen of the world
President Susan Culmer and a team of Executive Board members of our club has recently met with The Ministry of Education Eleuthera Division, under the leadership of Incoming District Superintendent, Michael Culmer, and and we are very excited to join in partnership to make every school on the island a Peace Site.

“It is possible to achieve our goals, but we need decisions, political will and transformational policies to allow us to still live in peace with our own climate"
-UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Greetings to the fellow members of the Rotarians,

As we celebrate the month of the membership and development of the new club in August, I would like to remind you of the importance of membership and our members.
Our Rotary clubs are at the heart of the service of rotary and well-being in the world, and our members, you, our "people of action", are the most important part of our clubs. According to the words of the former President of Rotary International, Estes Snedecor, "the strength of rotary lies in the sincerity of the goal of its members". that's why I want to congratulate the members of our amazing district 7020 for the Meaningful work that you do in your community, in our region and all over the world.
Thanks to the collective work of our members through our clubs, we reach and save lives; we work to improve basic education and literacy; we help economic and community development, we work on prevention and treatment of Diseases, we help peace and prevention and resolution of conflicts; we help to provide drinking water and sanitation, we help to protect the environment lots more... Yes, fellow rotarians with the support of the Rotary International and the rotary fondationdu, thanks to our clubs and you, our members can change their lives.
Given the importance of membership, it is therefore no wonder that our rotary President, Mark Maloney, and many others before him, want us to advance rotary by increasing our strength, improving the retention rate of Our Club and the commitment of our members; and looking for opportunities to develop rotary through the development of new clubs.
In District 7020, the goal is to achieve a minimum net gain of 2 members in clubs with more than 15 members, and for clubs of less than 15 members of the district are encouraged to reach a Minimum of 15 members.
Some of the opportunities for the growth of the workforce are in our former students; some are found in the differences between the combination of businesses and professionals in our communities and those in our clubs; some are present at the rotaractors waiting To be invited to join a rotary club and others are members of the organization.
The growth of the strength through the development of new clubs in areas that are not yet covered by a rotary club, or new clubs with special attention / interest are encouraged. Let's also study the possibility of satellite clubs in areas where it is not easy to reach a complete club, but where there are rotarians who want to do good in the world.

 
RI President's Message - August 2019

During 2019-2020, I am encouraging Rotarians and Rotaractors to grow Rotary.We must grow our service, we must grow the impact of our projects, but, most importantly, we must grow our membership so we can achieve more.

Let us try to approach membership, one that is more organized and strategic.I am asking every club to form an active membership committee of people of different backgrounds who will look methodically at the leadership of the community.

 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR DELMA MADURO
 
NEW YEAR MESSAGE
 
Every new year brings new aspirations and dreams and the opportunity for new achievements. The same is true for Rotary, and as we begin our new year, I wish to offer heartfelt congratulations to our very own immediate Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin, and his lovely wife Esther for providing the Rotary world with amazing inspirational leadership. They have been shining examples for all of us in the Rotary world. We truly appreciate and thank them for all that they have done and will continue to do. I also wish to commend Immediate Past District Governor Patrick Adizua and his lovely wife Lesline for leading our District to the many successes that we have achieved this past year.
I do believe that our New Rotary Year will be an exciting time for our Rotary World under the leadership of Rotary International President Mark Maloney, and more so in our amazing District 7020, as we work closely together to build on the successes of the past, especially of our Rotary Year 2018-2019, and thus achieve even greater heights.
Of course, much of the work of any District is done at Club level, and so I wish to congratulate our Presidents who have taken on the awesome responsibility of leading our Clubs. I also wish to congratulate the District team which will be a great resource to help steer and to guide our clubs through a period of excitement, a period of outstanding service and a period of growth.
Very importantly, however, although our Presidents have this responsibility, each Rotarian, Rotaractor, Interactor is expected, and is encouraged to help deliver on the successes of this year, through your full participation in those all-important community and international projects that your Club will undertake.
 
Mark Daniel MALONEY
President, Rotary International


Happy Rotary New Year 2019-2020!

Dear fellow Rotarians and members
of the family of Rotary,

I love to travel! I even enjoy the mundane process of getting from here to there. But last year, my wife, Gay, and I had one of those experiences that would strain the optimism of even the most cheerful traveler. We found ourselves with six hours to wait, at an airport where we were not scheduled to be, on a day we had not planned still to be traveling, having woken up that morning at a hotel unknown to us the night before. It was one of those days.

As we waited at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Gay and I took a walk to people watch. We went from one end of the terminal to the other and back, looking at every gate, every destination, every group of people waiting for their flights.

Each gate was its own island of humanity. When we walked down the center of the concourse, we were in New York, moving along with everyone in one river. But when you veered off into those seats, you left that current and landed on an island. You were already in Delhi or Paris or Tel Aviv.

 

 

RI President's Message - January 2019

 

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

 
  

Fellow Rotarians,

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

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

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

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

 

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