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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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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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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 23, 2019
Rotarians Present = 17  /  52%
Visiting Rotarians = 1
Visiting Rotaractors = 0
Visiting Interactors = 0
Guests = 5
Fines = $80
Raffle = $110
 
HUMOUR CORNER
 
News
Our Fellowship Meeting
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS - AUGUST 23, 2019
At today's fellowship meeting President Leevie Herelle invited Rotarians to participate in a open mike session. He began by drawing attention to the ongoing student protest in Hong Kong and observed that it was being intelligently done to make their point without hopefully causing mayhem. 
 
Other members followed by passionately bringing up the Pigeon Island dolphin controversy against the backdrop of the removal of the St. Lucia National Trust's subvention.
 
Rotarian Steve Johny raised the issue of the medical ship that was to have graced our shores and stating we should be cautious. Rotarian Dr. Sheba O’Brien states that they were looking it to it. Discussions were very passionate. 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms, Past President Timothy Moffat was hilarious in his role today, raising $80 in fines.
 
The raffle prize was won by our Treasurer Keturah Charles-Donai.
 
(Contributed by Past President Selma St. Prix - Director, Club Service)
 
Rotary Satellite Club of St. Lucia Sunset Completes Community Project
Rotary Satellite Club of St. Lucia Sunset recently applied the finishing touches to upgrade work being done at the Morne du Don Government School, which commenced with the installation of new wash basins at the school, covered in our bulletin of July 5, 2019.
 
Well done Satellite Club!
 
(Contributed by Past President Konrad Wagner)
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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OUR WORLD
Campaigning Against Exploitation
 
 
 
“It doesn’t feel right to focus all my energies after the fact, after the harm has occurred."
Noelle Volin
 
After graduating in 2011 from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, Noelle Volin was intent on a career with the FBI fighting human trafficking. But while waiting for the results of her bar exam, Volin, a 2006-08 Rotary Peace Fellow at Tokyo’s International Christian University, volunteered with Breaking Free, a nonprofit that helps victims of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. She realized that she wanted to work directly with victims and became the organization’s staff attorney and director of policy.
Volin is now the training and technical assistance director for the Don’t Buy It Project (DBIP), part of Men as Peacemakers, a Duluthbased organization that works with communities, schools, and individuals to prevent violence and sexual exploitation. DBIP is a campaign that encourages men, in particular, to recognize commercial sexual exploitation — from prostitution and strip clubs to online pornography — and to reject it.
 
THE ROTARIAN: What did you learn from working with victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking?
 
VOLIN: I went to law school, but the clients knew more about the system than I did. They didn’t know the technical terminology, but they knew how poverty and racism and sexism affected their lives. If I hadn’t heard those experiences from them, I wouldn’t understand the complexity of this issue. I would have just gone in and tried to be a superhero. I’m so grateful they trusted me and educated me.
 
TR: What drew you to working at Men as Peacemakers?
 
VOLIN: I’ve been on the response side. People are frustrated because they know that sexual exploitation and violence don’t have to happen in the first place. It doesn’t feel right to focus all my energies after the fact, after the harm has occurred.
 
TR: How does Men as Peacemakers combat sexual violence on college campuses?
 
VOLIN: It’s about changing the culture on campus, rather than accepting that this is a part of college life. We go into fraternities and talk to athletic teams and say, "You can party and have fun, but how do you do this without causing harm?" Everyone should feel free to party and not be at risk of sexual assault. Getting drunk doesn’t give you an excuse to cause harm.
 
TR: What does the Don’t Buy It Project do?
 
VOLIN: It’s about encouraging the average guy — who may feel helpless when he reads about these things — to understand that there’s a lot he can do. He has a huge role to play in preventing exploitation, in stopping it before it even happens. We also talk about messages in mainstream media that objectify other humans.
 
TR: How did the Rotary Peace Fellowship influence your career?
 
VOLIN: I learned that you don’t go in and tell people what they need and what they should do. When we work with survivors and survivorled organizations, we ask, "What can we do for you? What do you need?"
 
TR: What do you tell people who say that your goals will be impossible to achieve?
 
VOLIN: We have to have realistic hope. We need to envision a future where sexual exploitation doesn’t happen. We might not see the end of it in my generation, but what do we need to do to move toward that goal? What are some tangible things we can achieve in this generation so that we can have a future without sexual exploitation?
 
— ANNE STEIN  (Exert from The Rotarian - August 2019)
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