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Service Projects Chair
Director Rotary Public Image
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Youth Director
Family of Rotary
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Director Fundraising
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Our Club Welcomes You....
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.

 

 

 

Fellow Rotarians,

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

 

 

RI President's Message - January 2019

 

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

 
  

Fellow Rotarians,

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

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

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

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

 

RI President's Message - August 2018

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

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

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

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

Barry Rassin
President 2018-19


 

 

Dear 7020 Rotarians,

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

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

In the words of Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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