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Barbados

 Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:30 PM
Hilton Barbados
Needham's Point
St. Michael,  BB11000
Barbados
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On Saturday, November 9, 2019 Barbadians were serenaded with an eclectic mix of top quality music in a show headlined by the Elton John Tribute Band out of the United Kingdom. Opening acts were a mix of heavy rock by Jae Johansen, followed by Alan Shepherd with a selection of well-known hits from his Spice and Company repertoire. Biggie Irie and De Red Boyz kept things hopping with some of their popular hits while KOLORBLYND reunited especially for the show and wowed the crowd with Prince's Purple Rain and the Eagles' Hotel California. The headliners were the Elton John Tribute Band who came all the way from England to give patrons an authentic replica of Elton John and his greatest hits; a special treat was a guest appearance with the Elton group by Barbados' very own songbird, Tamara Marshall. Several hundred patrons rocked and danced the night away to what will be remembered as a nostalgic night to raise funds for the Schoolhouse for Special Needs which is one of the Club's very special projects. 
This morning, a number of Rotarians, Partners-in-Service, Rotaractors and Friends were dispatched to schools around the island to replace over 25 school signs previously installed by our Club.  The signage installed will be more visible to the public based on the type of materials utilised.  Our Club continues to focus on enhancing community development as part of our Rotary International Areas of Focus. 
 
The Rotary Club of Barbados, under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency, Dame Sandra Mason, GCMG, DA, QC, Governor General, recognized four unsung heroes at its annual Pride of Workmanship Awards Dinner (POWA) held on October 17th.  As in the past, this year’s honourees personify Rotary International’s motto: “Service Above Self.”
 
A major area of focus for Rotary International is Disease Prevention and Treatment and the Rotary Club of Barbados has chosen to raise awareness of Diabetes as well as the need for blood and organ donation.  It is therefore fitting that Rotary honour representatives of the Diabetes Association, the Diabetes Foundation, and the Barbados Blood Collection Centre along with the top Blood Donor.
According to RI’s President Mark D Maloney, Rotary is indeed a family and should be an experience that complements our families; a warm and welcoming place where service and family go hand in hand.  Rotary is also about developing the skills and networks of the new generation;  who will eventually become Rotary leaders.
 
With this in mind, today we  welcome Anton Nicholls,  son of Past President Brenda Pope, the Club’s first Female President as a Rotarian.  Anton is sponsored by PP Brenda and was pinned by President Peter.
 
Rotarians from the three Rotary Clubs in Barbados – Rotary Club of Barbados, Rotary Club of Barbados South, and Rotary Club of Barbados West – join with all Barbadians in expressing our sympathy with our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas following the devastation and loss of life caused by Hurricane Dorian, which hit the northern islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama.  The slow moving hurricane of unprecedented strength, hammered the islands for over 48 hours.
 
The Rotary Club of Barbados is pleased to announce the award of an academic scholarship to Mr. Codie Hinds Attorney-at-Law, to pursue Masters-level (LLM) studies in Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Law at the University of Swansea in Wales, UK.

 
Impact starts with our members and earlier today we welcomed three new members to our club during our weekly Fellowship Meeting at the Hilton.  Carlos Depeiza, Simone Pasmore and Gregory Wood presented by their sponsors SAA Peter Arender, PDG David Edwards and Rtn Jeff Evelyn were installed by President Peter Williams. 
 
At a formal ceremony held on July 6, 2019 under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason, GCMG, DA, QC, Governor General of Barbados, the new board led by President Peter W. B. Williams was installed. Rotarians, Rotaractors, Partners-in-Service, Special Guests and Friends of Rotary joined together in fellowship to welcome the new board. 
 
Immediate Past President Shawn spoke of the projects, fellowship events and activities undertaken during his year, reciting month over month.  He ended his address by thanking his board for their support and presented a Certificate of Appreciation to each member. Director Makonem was commended for the great work he has done with our Rotaract and Interact Clubs and was awarded The Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
 
President Peter began his address by congratulating Immediate Past President Shawn and his Board on the successes of the past year. He went on to note that “our Club is blessed to have serving on this year’s Board, talented Directors with a sense of purpose, Directors with a blend of youth and experience.  It is even more of a blessing that five of our Directors are women”.   
RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s unveiled the 2019-20 Presdential Theme at the Club's annual training event held in San Diego, Carlifornia on Dec 31, 2018. The theme 'Rotary Connects the World', asks all Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
 
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