Welcome To District 7020
Building Our Future With Vision
District Governor Paul Brown & RI President Gary C.K. Huang
 
Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and Family of Rotary

We have just completed our first month of the year and what a month it has been! The pace has been hectic to say the least!

Kay and I started off with a series of Club Installations in the first two weeks - all interesting, and reflecting a level of enthusiasm and expectancy from the Clubs. It was capped off by my own Installation Ceremony, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica on July 12, 2014. From all reports, it was a successful event and was well supported, mainly by local Rotarians and their partners and spouses. We also had good support from the Leadership in the District. Our Keynote speaker, RID Robert Hall was well received.
 
Over the ensuing two weeks, we visited Clubs in the Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. We met with six Rotary Clubs and four Rotaract Clubs in these two locations. We had Board and Club meetings, and we saw small, medium and large clubs at work. We were all warmly received, and the time spent with the Clubs was both enjoyable and informative. We were taken on tours of some fantastic projects in the two islands. I can safely say that all clubs were doing excellent work and having an impact on their respective communities. What was equally noticeable was the level of camaraderie and energy exhibited by both large and small clubs alike. They appeared to be having fun as they do their service to the community. All indications were that the communities were very aware of Rotary, and they openly expressed their appreciation for what was being done in the areas.

There is the concern however that the membership issue affecting our District was evidenced by the recognition of two small clubs [<15 members]. The spirit in these Clubs was good, and they were both doing great projects in their communities. However, the load on individual Rotarians was telling and has brought home the need for us to refresh our clubs - especially so during the month of August when the theme of the month would centre around Membership Development and Extension. If these clubs needs are not addressed, they will, over time, become unsustainable.

It is true that Membership Retention and Engagement are elements that need to be focused on, but as our theme suggests, Inspire Youth…Build Rotary, I am encouraging all clubs to look at how we can grow our numbers in our clubs. I would like to encourage clubs to examine their needs, and see where they can improve on the diversity of their clubs, always mindful of selecting quality
dedicated and energetic persons respectful of our core values and attitudes. We must also bring our Youth Arms closer to us and seek to assist them in transitioning to Rotary. We must look to be creative, innovative and flexible. These are our future Rotarians and we must nurture and prepare them. Several clubs have been doing so successfully, and are happy for the transitions. Let us make this a part of our program for this year in all our clubs.

Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and Family of Rotary, let us use the month of August to begin to address our membership goals as stated in our District Plans, [Net growth of at least three or more]; let us “Light up Rotary Membership” and as we do so, let us “Light up Rotary” in our Communities, both locally and internationally.

Let’s Light up Rotary in 2014-15!
 
Paul Brown
District Governor 2014 -2015
Rotary District 7020
 
 

 

Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and Family of Rotary

 

Welcome to the first message from the Governor’s desk for the Rotary year, 2014 -15

 

As we begin the new year, let me congratulate and thank IPDG and his fantastic Team along with you, our special Clubs, for the exceptional work done over the past year. We certainly endeavor to “Engage Rotary...Change Lives” during the last year, and I would say, that we as a District, accomplished this goal.

 

Now we enter the new year with a different but equally exciting theme, “Light up Rotary”. This theme is so all encompassing, it allows us to extend our imagination to think of the different ways we can Light up Rotary” in the areas of strengthening our Clubs, giving Humanitarian Service, and enhancing our Public Image.

 

I look forward to an exciting year of service and wait, with eager anticipation, to witness the flow of ideas coming from all our Clubs.

 

I know there are challenges with communication across the District but we are addressing that problem with District and Club website development, use of social media in all our clubs, and other tools such as Skype and Webinars.

 

Rotary International is making the effort to address that problem too and I do hope we all embrace Rotary Club Central as a tool to make communication between our members even more transparent and effective.

 

Our Installation Ceremony will be held in Kingston, Jamaica on July 12, 2014, and almost immediately after, Kay and I will start our round of Official Visits commencing with visits to Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands by the end of July. We look forward to sharing fellowship, expanding our friendship with the Rotarians from these areas. At the same time, we wish to hear your plans and in what ways we can be of assistance to you so that you can achieve your goals effectively.

 

So let us go forward and “Light up Rotary” in 2014 -15!

 

Paul Brown

District Governor 7020

2014 -2015

 
 
 
Dear Club Presidents,
 
It gives me great pleasure to attach a letter confirming Past Assistant Governor Haresh as District Governor for 2016/17.
 
Please also ensure you advise your members accordingly and join me in congratulating District Governor Nominee Designate Haresh (hramchandani@hotmail.com) as he takes on this important role.
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Jeremy
 
Jeremy Hurst
 
Governor
 
District 7020
Rotary International
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Are you missing out on the exciting things happening on the two District 7020 Facebook Pages!??
 
Not to worry…Let’s make it easy for you to get onboard!
 
In an effort to increase the impact the District is having through Social Media, we have implemented the “1000 Member Challenge” and we are making great progress! Currently the number of members for the two facebook pages stand at 373 and 268, in only a short time! 1000 is an easily achievable target!
 
 
Below, are the links to the two pages. Be sure to:
 
Ensure you are a member of the two groups ✓
Share these pages on your personal Facebook Page ✓
Share these pages on your club page ✓
Email your members and friends about the 1000 Member Challenge ✓
Look out for Incentives for this effort from DG Award and COTM ✓
Keep promoting! ✓
 
 
 
Let us work together to reach our target!
 
Rotary Cheers,

Manoj Ramchandani
District 7020
 
 

 
 
As we all know, Rotary.org underwent a whole new transformation in order to streamline things and make them easier to access. No doubt with this radical change will come the necessity to re-familiarize ourselves with it. Here are a few short videos to assist you in that regard. Hope it helps.
 
Website Resources:
New Rotary website video
Rotary's newly designed website features a sharp new look, useful features and improved functionality.  (1:50)
 
Public site video tour
This is an overview of the newly redesigned rotary.org website. (4:49)
 
My Rotary video tour
This video explores the member area, "My Rotary", of the newly redesigned rotary.orgwebsite. (11:43)
 
Registration & sign-in tips
Before you visit and registering for the new website
 
Contribution and recognition reports
How to run reports and view them as a PDF  
*To access reports:
click on “My Rotary” à click on “Manage” à click on “Reports” OR
click on “My Rotary” à click on “The Rotary Foundation” à click on “Foundation Reports”
 

Regards,
 

District 7020    
Manoj Ramchandani
Assistant Governor 2013-2014
Assistant District Trainer 2013
Webinar And Communications Chair 2013-2014
|  m: 1-876-383-5678 | e: manojramchandani@hotmail.com| w: www.techcityja.com
 

 
 

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