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St. Lucia
Service Above Self
We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Sandals Halcyon
Choc
Mario's Italian Cuisine Restaurant
Castries, St. Lucia  00124
Saint Lucia
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Executives & Directors
President
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Rotary Foundation
 
Membership
 
Executive Secretary
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Timothy Moffat
September 8
 
Digby Ambris
September 15
 
Ian Mitchell
September 15
 
Albert Daniels
September 20
 
Join Date
Frank Myers
September 1, 1995
24 years
 
Ian Mitchell
September 15, 2010
9 years
 
Robert Frederick
September 15, 1983
36 years
 
Chester Hinkson
September 17, 2007
12 years
 
Timothy Moffat
September 24, 1999
20 years
 
Weekly Duties – August 2019
 
 
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16
23
30
Greeters
  Francis Mary Doddy Joe
 
  Julian Kurt Albert Azmina
Raffle
Marcus Joe Ian Julian Lisa
 
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8 15 22 29
Rotaract
 
 
 
 
 
Interact
 
 
 
 
 
What's Rotary
Rotary is an international membership organization made up of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the world. Rotary clubs exist in almost every country. Our members change lives locally and connect with other clubs to work on international projects that address today’s most pressing challenges. Being a member is an opportunity to take action and make a difference, and it brings personal rewards and lifelong friendships in the process.
 
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
 
Club Meetings
Rotary clubs hold regular meetings where their members gather to socialize and to discuss their current projects, other Rotary matters, and professional topics. While most clubs meet in person, some clubs meet primarily online or have a combination of in-person and online meetings. Rotary is both apolitical and nonreligious, and Rotary clubs are encouraged to create an inclusive environment for all club members at their meetings. Meetings can be formal or informal and can include food and drinks, speakers, an open forum for discussion, or group activities. The more you participate in your club’s meetings and activities, the better overall experience you will have as a member.
 
The 4 Way Test
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The Object of Rotary
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
 
FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
 
SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
 
THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
 
FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
 
“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”
— Paul Harris, 1914
 
Weekly Statistics  - August 30, 2019
Rotarians Present = 17  /  52%
Visiting Rotarians = 2
Visiting Rotaractors = 0
Visiting Interactors = 0
Guests = 6
Fines = $85
Raffle = $95
 
HUMOUR CORNER
 
 
 
News
Our Fellowship Meeting
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS - AUGUST 30, 2019
Sandra Lewis was Past President Selma St. Prix's guest.
Jessima Cooper was our club's guest.
Rupert Lay was visiting Rotarian's Trudy Glasgow's guest.
Visiting Rotarian Trudy Glasgow from the Rotary Club of St. Lucia.
Cathy Mascol was Rotarian Peter Kent's guest.
Guest speaker and club's guest Ms. Keithlin Caroo, Chief Executive Officer - Green Gold, St. Lucia.
Guest speaker and club's guest Aaron Afrifa, Chief Operating Officer - Green Gold, St. Lucia.
Past President Frank Myers acted as Sergeant at Arms.
Winner of today's raffle prize was Past President Doddy Francis.
At today's fellowship meeting President Leevie Herelle introduced our guest speakers from the Green Gold Farm Company.
 
(Contributed by Past President Selma St. Prix - Director, Club Service)
 
Green Gold Farm Company Team Does Presentation to our Club
 
 
 
Ms. Keithlin Caroo Chief Executive Officer of Green Gold was very articulate in her presentation today on the subject of the farming done with the women through her Helen’s Daughters initiative to have women farmers directly linked to the market. She was well informed on the export logistics and market share for produce in St. Lucia and importing agencies in large countries like Canada and the United States. As part of her presentation she had a small quiz on her presentation and those who won received tokens such as bags with agro processed condiments.      
 
Mr. Aaron Afrifa, Chief Operation Officer presented on the Green Gold initiative with assistance from Ms. Caroo. It was a very enlightening presentation, which was appreciated by our membership and guests alike.
 
(Contributed by Past President Selma St. Prix)
 
2019-2020 Committees
1. Membership 
Mary (Director)
Anthony
Doddy
Tim M.
Marcus
2. Foundation
Malcolm (Director)
Konrad
Digby
Francis
Joe
3. Youth Services
Kurt (Director)
Julian
Tim J.
Sean
Soraya
4. Public Relations / Image
Lisa (Director)
Azmina
Sheba
Ian
5. International Service
Riquette (Director)
Chester
Charlie
6. Vocational 
Crissy (Director)
Leathon
Albert
Frank
7. Club Admin / Community Service
Selma (Director)
Paul
Steve
Keturah
Keith
Brad
Jerry
Peter
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Our Rotary Calendar -  August 2019
ROTARY CALENDAR - August 2019
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Membership & New Development Month
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. LUCIA
 
 
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4 Question About
International Project Partnerships With Beth Keck
 
 
1 What was your first international partnership project?
My club [the Rotary Club of Bentonville, Arkansas] had not done an international project in its 90-year history. While in India on a family trip in 2016, my husband [Ken Leonard, also a Bentonville Rotarian] and I looked up the Rotary Club of Jodhpur Padmini, an allwomen’s club. Over a cup of tea, they said they were interested in doing a global grant project. We stayed in touch, discussing options. We settled on a sanitation project for Jodhpur’s public schools that renovated toilets and linked them to the city sewer system and also helped set up washing stations for kids and kitchen workers through a Rotary Foundation global grant.
One of Rotary’s strengths is making you think about sustainability and the social aspects of projects. So we also put training and other systems into place to ensure that the new toilet blocks would be maintained and cleaned, and we addressed the dropout rate of adolescent girls by partnering with a nongovernmental organization that gives girls reusable and washable sanitary pads. So far we have helped eight schools and more than 2,000 students.
 
2 What are good ways for clubs to find international partners?
Rotary Ideas at ideas.rotary.org is where clubs post projects they are working on. Rotary project fairs take place all around the world; districts can now use district grant funding to send a Rotarian to one. Many Rotarian Action Groups and some major international projects have booths in the House of Friendship at the Rotary Convention.
Not everybody has the opportunity to travel internationally, so at my next district training assembly we are prequalifying three projects from international clubs and districts that fall under certain criteria, such as having a good track record for being responsive. We will then match interested clubs in our district with a coach to reach out to the project’s host club.
 
3 What happens after we find a project to work on?
It’s my job as district international service chair to identify people who understand project planning, design, and implementation, as well as how Foundation global grants work — how to do a community assessment, what sustainability means for us. They can coach other Rotarians to get grants underway.
Rotarian Action Groups also can help. We went to the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group for our project, and their experts taught us about international sanitation standards and other technical information that we, as everyday Rotarians, were not aware of. Another global resource is The Rotary Foundation’s Cadre of Technical Advisers, who all have specialized knowledge in one of the six areas of focus and can help you shape a project. The Foundation staff is excellent. The regional grants officer really helped us improve our project by doing reviews and coaching us along the way.
 
4 Any advice for working with other clubs on global grant projects?
For funding, clubs can pool their resources as a district and work together. Many of our clubs are small, so donating $5,000 may feel out of their reach. But if you can pool together multiple donations of $500, then you can quickly get to $5,000, which is a great point of entry for substantial projects. Working with other clubs also makes it easier for smaller clubs to get involved if they haven’t had any international engagement, and it helps promote more communication and exchange among clubs within the district.
— JOSEPH DERR
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