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Welcome to Beautiful St John, US Virgin Islands!

Saint-John

Five: Is It Fun?

Wednesday at Noon--No meeting Feb. 14th!!
Westin- Lemongrass Restaurant
Westin Main restaurant by dock
St. John, U.S.V.I.  00831
US Virgin Islands
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Home Page Stories
We were happy to welcome Kaitlyn Cummings, our scholarship recipient to last week’s meeting.  She is studying at Florida Gulf Coast University and has declared Communications as her major.  She is also enjoying acting, and brought home all As and one B+!
Also visiting was Jacqueline’s daughter, Monetta, who was a youth sailing instructor and raced with the San Diego Yacht Club for a decade.  She hopes to spend more time on St. John and will become active in the community.
Martha Toomey and Tom Shirey rounded out our visitors and helped us develop a list of projects the club might be interested in.
This week we welcome representatives of the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation and their book, “Josh the Baby Otter” which has been distributed to over 120,000 children, all about water safety. 
In addition, we hope to have visiting St. Thomas Rotarian Erick Ackerman with us to talk about membership drives.  Please join us to welcome them.
The club is so happy to have Patrick Pearson back, after his ankle surgery kept him away for far too long.  Everyone, members and guests, joined in a lively discussion of projects we can do to really make a difference on St. John and in the world.  Some of the suggestions are:
The Star of Life needs pillows and sheets and blankets
St. John still has curbs that aren’t wheelchair friendly, and we could work with tourism to have those fixed.
Recycling in every aspect of our lives, including reviving our cotton bag program, getting separate bins for recyclables and working with the STJ Community Foundation and VI Waste Management
Swimming lessons for kids, dealing with instructors, locations and transportation (in Iceland you can’t start school if you don’t know how t swim)
 
Developing a Literacy Council on St. John, for adults and youth.
Using recycled frying oil in the Star of Life so people aren’t overwhelmed by the diesel fumes
And buying a barge!!!
 
There were lots of happy people, with all happy dollars going t Polio Plus:  Happy for the favorite St. John month, for the son who worked through the holidays and never got sick, happy to have a daughter here, happy to go to college even though it means leaving home, happy to be back, happy to connect with St. Johnians, happy Mom moved here, happy 2016 is over and happy for a great list!
Join us at the Westin for lunch this Wednesday, to welcome some new potential members!
This Wednesday's meeting will be at 5:45 pm at past president Joan's house.  Take a break from the holiday preparations and enjoy some holiday cheer!  Let Joan know you are coming (776-6182) and bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to  share.

History:  The Rotary Club of St. John was formed in May, 1999.   Ronald  (Ronnie) Lockhart was the founding member and served  from 1999-2000, 2000-2001; Doug White served from 2001-2002; David Dostall served from 2002-2003; Christopher Angel served from 2003-2004;  David Carlson served from 2004-2005; Gerianne Kotas served from 2005-2006; John Fuller served from 2006-2007; Joan Bermingham served from 2007-2008; BJ Harris served from 2008-2009; Catherine Fahy served from 2009-2010; Bruce Monroe served from 2010-1011, 2011-1012; Robert Schesinger served from 2012-8/2012; Joan Bermingham served from 9/2012-2013, 2013-2014; Alecia M. Wells served from 2014-2016, B. J. Harris serves from 2016-2017.

Attendance is an important aspect of Rotary, and when you cannot attend your club meeting you are expected to makeup the meeting.  It is a responsibility of all Rotarians. There are numerous local activities which qualify, but it is possible to makeup a meeting through an online club.
 
 
 

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