Club Assembly -WHAT HAVE WE HRC - DONE THIS YEAR
 

President Keith extended his thanks to his "Team of Officers & Directors" and all members of the club for helping and allowing him to realize some of his goals during his term as President. Also the Presidents of the other Bermuda Rotary Clubs Sandys, Edgar Dill, Pembroke George Cubbon & St Georges Maria Caisey.   They have held several meetings in an effort to enhance the image of Bermuda Rotary both in our district 7230 and at home. They have tried to utilize where possible combined resources, instituting new ideas and providing support for each other. From this has come: More prominence of Bermuda in the District by the Representation of Bermuda on the - DG Nomination Committee & the District Conference. Support of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), by sending eight of our young potential leaders to this Leadership Training, and the selection of a committee, represented from all four clubs, to assist in the formation of an INTERACT club.

President Keith had invited youngsters who have benefited from our efforts in the various Youth programs we support, to talk to us about their experiences. These covered the areas of the established Student Loan and Youth Exchange program and the new areas of sponsorship of a T Ball Team and the RYLA Program.

STUDENT LOANS - Lavonne Lee now qualified as an actuary at Flagstone Re told the club what this loan had meant to her and how she now tries to help others in similar situations.

YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM  Our remaining Student Leo Quack from Germany told us how much he appreciated the opportunity we had provided for him and given him the best year of his life.

 "Pirates" T Ball (5 -7yrs) Incoming President Chris who coaches the team told us all about his "young stars" and presented them with Rotary emblems for their achievements.

 RYLA Stacia Chantel Williams & Tansae Wellman the two students we sponsored gave us a presentation on their incredible experiences at the RYLA training.

This year we continued with our established areas of weekly speakers, tag day support, our HRC Raffle, and our web site and bulletin. Also In support of this years President of RI  Bill Boyd's thee Main Areas of Focus of WATER MANAGEMENT, HEALTH & HUNGER; LITERACY and The FAMILY OF ROTARY.

LOCALLY: Helped with the Tag Day for TB Cancer, had speakers for CHIPS, & ARGUS Health Programs. One of our main areas of support has been DIABETES AWARENESS with International, speakers Sir Michael Hurst UK Diabetes Ass., Dr Schilink President of World Wide Diabetes Ass. & Local Speakers from the Bermuda Diabetes Association. Pres Keith was a member of the Bermuda Diabetes Association focus group, and we manned water Stations for their 4K Walk & Run.

 INTERNATIONALLY: adopted the Support for KIRF Bodhgaya - International Relief Fund founded and run by Bermudian Diane Kirwin in Bodhgaya, Bihar India. This is one of the poorest areas in India. We are putting together with the support of the other Bermuda clubs several projects, Clean Water Fund the digging and equipping/repair of wells in Bihar villages. We are trying to develop this into a District/RI supported project. Clothes - We have sent School Uniforms to Bodhgaya India, we also intend to Fund and transport solar cookers to Bihar villages and we hope to send a container load of supplies and equipment for schools in Bodhgaya.

President Keith closed the meeting once again thanking everyone for their support and handed over the reins and "the Bell" for the coming year to President Chris Morris