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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
Ginelle Nelson
August 22
 
Join Date
Malcolm Charles
August 1, 1981
38 years
 
Peter Barnard
August 1, 1985
34 years
 
Andre Cherebin
August 25, 2000
19 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 2, 2019
Rotarians Present = 22  /  67%
Visiting Rotarians = 0
Visiting Rotaractors = 0
Visiting Interactors = 0
Guests = 4
Fines = $80
Raffle = $110
 
Weekly Statistics  - August 9, 2019
Rotarians Present = 16  /  48%
Visiting Rotarians = 1
Visiting Rotaractors = 0
Visiting Interactors = 0
Guests = 1
Fines = $70
Raffle = $65
 
Weekly Statistics  - August 16, 2019
Rotarians Present = 24  /  73%
Visiting Rotarians = 0
Visiting Rotaractors = 3
Visiting Interactors = 0
Guests = 5
Fines = $110
Raffle = $130
 
HUMOUR CORNER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News
Our Meetings for August to Date
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS - AUGUST 2, 9 AND 16, 2019
 
 
 
 
Week Ended August 2, 2019
This was a fellowship meeting during which general current issues were discussed favorably. There was an impromptu request for an announcement by the Assistant Governor, Past President Charlie Serieux about the short notice of the District Governor's (DG) visit. Questions were raised as to what kind of visit it would be. (e.g. Meet and Greet or Official Visit?) President Leevie Herelle stated that the information he got was that it would be a Meet and Greet but the Assistant Governor said he already met with the Rotary Club of Gros Islet and DG Elect, Past President Lisle to put together a schedule. He would share the schedule with President Leevie at a subsequent meeting with him.
 
There was a vote proposed regarding the late notice, which did not give the board adequate time to prepare. The vote was whether to treat the visit as a Meet and Greet or an official meeting. The majority agreed to a Meet and Greet theme.
 
Week Ended August 9, 2019
President Leevie was not well so Past President Albert Daniels acted on his behalf.
 
This was a fellowship meeting with a Vocational Talk done by one of our new Rotarians Marcus Joseph.
 
He spoke of his dual qualifications as a Lawyer and an Accountant. Though his love for finance is what really drives him, his present position is head of M&C (Goddard Group). His talk was inspiring especially when he shared his experiences as a leader working with staff with an open door management style. He says he shares compassion but could be very strict when the situation calls for it.
 
It was a great meeting.
 
Week Ended August 16, 2019
This was a Business Meeting. Most committees met but Directors were not all there to provide their report.
 
Past President Selma St. Prix reported on the Calendar of Events for the year in her capacity as Director of Club Administration and Community Service. She said she would send the revised calendar to the club shortly. She also mentioned that her team was 9 strong. Her secretary is Past President Brad Paul, her Deputy is Rotarian Steve Johny and her assistant specific to recruiting guest speakers for the Club is Past President Keith Scotland.
 
Rotarians Sean Devaux and Kurt Augustin got the blessing of the board to join forces in Public Relations and Youth Services as their tasks overlap somewhat, with Kurt as Director of Youth Services who was also responsible for our Social Media platform and the maintenance of Website, together with Past President Konrad Wagner.
 
The 30 second video on Peace/Conflict Resolution was shared with the club, which featured a number of Interactors. Well done Rotarian Kurt! There was also mention of a  joint walk for Diabetes/Youth at Risk and Polio, details of which will follow.
 
Past President Malcolm Charles encouraged the focus on EREY and Polio Plus for this current year, in his capacity as Rotary Foundation Chair.
 
Treasurer Keturah Chales-Donai advised that we have paid our R.I. membership dues for first half of the year. The receivables are down and members were encouraged to continue to pay their outstanding bills.
 
Past President Timothy Moffat who is our current Sergeant at Arms, gave a good account himself in today’s meeting humouring everyone in the true Spirit of Rotary.
 
(Contributed by Past President Selma St. Prix - Director, Club Service)
District Governor Trevor Blake Visits our Clubs
Rotary District 7030 Governor (DG) Trevor Blake, visited our clubs in St Lucia from August 3, to 7, 2019.
 
On his first evening the Governor was hosted to dinner by Assistant Governor, Past President Charlie Serieux and his wife Saadia at Big Chef restaurant, where the DG’s itinerary was confirmed.
 
On Sunday August 4, 2019, the DG met with Rotarians for the distribution of a few wheelchairs in the North of the island. This was well attended and exposed us to some amazing recipients. Refreshments were served during the distribution and immediately following the event, a few Rotarians had lunch with the DG at a local restaurant in Gros Islet.
 
That same evening the DG Trevor met with District Governor Nominee Past President Lisle Chase for Dinner.
 
The first meeting on Monday August 5, 2019 was with the Minister for Social Justice and Equity Mr. Lenard Montoute, who was extremely interested in Rotary’s plans for the year. The DG ‘pinned’ the Minister in appreciation of his commitment to assist in Rotary’s efforts for the year.
 
Assistant Governor Charlie and the Presidents from the Rotary Club of St Lucia (RCSL) and the Rotary Club of Gros Islet (RCGI) were active participants at this meeting. Following this, DG Trevor met with some members of the Board of our club for a few minutes to get some insight into their plans as well as to give some ideas in areas of focus.
 
Monday evening after a short rest, the DG had a pleasant relaxing dinner with Assistant Governor Charlie and both club presidents. He then enjoyed a short taste of St. Lucia’s night life before retiring for the evening.
 
On Tuesday, August 6, 2019 DG Trevor met with the Board of the RCGI, which presented a comprehensive plan for the year along with their budget. He offered a few pointers and reminded them of the areas of focus in the current Rotary year.
 
A joint lunch was hosted with Rotary and Rotaract Clubs at the Sandals Golf and Country Club followed the Board meeting, where the RCGI presented a speaker to explain one of their major projects followed by the DG, who addressed the well attended lunch.
 
A short fellowship immediately followed, and that evening a few Rotarians hosted the DG at a local entertainment venue.
 
(Contributed by Assistant Governor, Past President Charlie Serieux)
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
The wheelchair distribution continued the weekend of August 10, 2019. Past President Doddy Francis, Secretary Ginelle Nelson and Past President Konrad Wagner  delivered wheelchairs in Mon Repos, Micoud, Ti Rocher, Derisseaux and Vieux Fort, while President Leevie Herelle was scheduled to deliver wheelchairs in Soufriere, Choiseul and Labourie.
 
On Saturday August 17, 2019 several members of the Rotary Club of St. Lucia namely President Leevie Herelle, Past Presidents Timothy James, Konrad Wagner and Rotarians Julian Charles, Marcus Joseph facilitated further wheelchair distribution as illustrated above.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now our wheelchair distribution is nearing its end.
 
The gentleman in the picture above “Rotary wheelchair distribution Sunday 18, 2019”, was the last recipient on the original distribution list.
 
In addition to the 10 special chairs for the Child Development and Guidance Centre (CDGC), only 4 wheelchairs from the original list remain for the Ministry of Health to allocate. They are naturally disappointed with that small number and wanted many more wheelchairs!
 
A request from Choiseul for 21 wheelchairs could sadly not be accommodated. Also the request from the Cancer Society for wheelchairs can at this stage not be met. That is in addition to other people having requested assistance once they had heard about the wheelchair distribution. Up to August 18, 2019, a lady in Anse la Raye also wanted to refer us to another home where a person urgently required a wheelchair.
 
This situation is naturally frustrating and one our club should explore, whether we can reach out with further assistance.
 
Meanwhile, a final presentation of chairs together with the special wheelchairs for the CDGC is tentatively planned for Wednesday September 11, 2019 at 10:00 am. All Rotarians are invited.
 
 
ROTARY CALENDAR - August 2019
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Membership & New Development Month
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. LUCIA
 
 
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President's Message
Dear fellow Rotarians,
During 2019-2020, I am encouraging Rotarians and Rotaractors to grow Rotary. We must grow our service, we must grow the impact of our projects, but, most importantly, we must grow our membership so that we can achieve more.
 
Let us try a new approach to membership, one that is more organized and strategic. I am asking every club to form an active membership committee consisting of people of different backgrounds who will look methodically at the leadership of the community.
 
Your club’s membership committee will then apply Rotary’s classification system — designed to ensure that the range of professions in your community is well represented — to identify potential leaders with the skill, the talent, and the character that will strengthen your club. If your club’s membership committee is unsure how to proceed, look to the club membership committee checklist on Rotary.org for clearly defined steps to organizing its work.
 
 
I am asking every club to form an active membership committee.
 
How else will we connect to grow Rotary? We will also form new types of clubs — either independent clubs or satellite clubs — with different meeting experiences and engaging service opportunities, not just where there is no Rotary, but also where Rotary is already thriving. No Rotary club in the world can possibly serve all segments of its community. Therefore, we must organize new clubs to engage the community leaders who cannot connect with our existing clubs.
 
Growing Rotary is all about taking the connections that make our organization unique in the world and strengthening and multiplying them. Let us commit ourselves to growing Rotary and to welcoming the next diverse generation of women and men as Rotary Connects the World.
 
MARK DANIEL MALONEY
President, Rotary International
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