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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
ROTARY E-CLUB OF THE CARIBBEAN STARTS THE NEW ROTARY YEAR
 
St. Maarten’s Bonita Hart installed as President
 
PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – JULY 10, 2021 – On July 3, 2021, The Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean for District 7020 held its first meeting of the new Rotary year and St. Maarten’s own Bonita Hart was installed as Club President.
 
Outgoing President Abigail Leese thanked the outgoing Board of Directors for their service over the past year.  Leese explained, “The last year has been a challenging time for the world, yet our Club was well positioned given our well-established online protocols and the hard work and generosity of each member and our Committee Chairs.   Our projects, like The Butterfly Storybook, continue to impact youth around the region in an extremely positive way.  It is with great pride that I look back on the past year.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve”.
 
President Leese then officially turned over the reigns of the Rotary E-Club of Caribbean to Bonita Hart, by installing Ms. Hart as President.
 
President Hart went on to say, “I want to thank outgoing President Abigail Leese for her service as president of our Club.  Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile and being the president of the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020 gives me the opportunity to Serve to Change Lives”.
 
Newly installed President Hart introduced her new Board Members and Directors.  They include, Abigail Leese, Immediate Past President, Vice President, Fundraising Chair and Volunteer Coordinator residing in St. Barth, Diana White, Treasurer and Administration Director residing in Cotswolds, United Kingdom,  Lou deLagran , Secretary residing in Ontario, Canada, John Fuller, Sergeant at Arms, residing in St. John, USVI, Brent Leerdam, Membership Director residing in St. Thomas, USVI, Jeffrey “Dr. Soc” Sochrin, Public Image Director, residing in St. Maarten, Terry Robinson, Rotary Foundation Director, residing in Reston Virginia, Natasha Parchment-Clark, Services and Youth Director, residing in Jamaica, Denison Stockman, Environmental Director, residing in Venice, Florida, Camile Seaton, International Director, residing in Jamaica, Dawn Johnson, Disaster Relief Director, residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, Roger White, Assistant Governor and Training Director, residing in Cotswolds, United Kingdom,  Services Project Director, Paul Amoury, residing in Lorton, Virginia, H. Wein Dimetros, Support Team Caption Program, residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Henriette Raccah, our Translator, residing in Guadeloupe and Jacqueline Heyliger, General Support residing in St. Croix.
 
For more information about the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean District 7020, please contact the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean Press Officer at: soc@island92.com or visit the website https://e7020.org.
 
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About the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean District 7020:
 
The Rotary Club of St. Maarten was chartered in 2013 as result of a desire to create an online and flexible way for Rotarians to serve the world, especially those that have a tie to the Caribbean.   For more information, visit the club website at https://e7020.org.
 
Our concentration is supporting the communities of the northern Caribbean but our humanitarian service projects reach across the world.
 
Support is needed for the recovery efforts by Rotarians in St. Vincent. The urgently needed supplies such as water, blankets, shelter are all available locally but funding is required from them to be purchased and delivered to the refugees. If you would like to help, the Disaster Network of Assistance Rotary Action Group (dna-rag.com) are collecting and distributing funds on behalf of Rotary District 7030.
 
The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset is a loyal partner with us in the Butterfly StoryBook.  The club organized a presentation event for all their story writers where all the E-Club Butterfly certificates were distributed. In addition, each participant received a publication of short stories on the theme of the Rotary Four Way Test provided by RC St. Martin Sunset. A video of the event is below.
 
 
 
 
PDG  Cynde Covington Updates us on HANWASH this Saturday
 
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Congratulations The Rotaract Club of Mandeville, winners of this year's R.O.A.R!
(Rotaract Orators Addressing Rotary)
District 7020 Rotaract Clubs were invited to participate in our annual Public Speaking Contest by submitting a video to highlight a club project. The winning club is awarded $1,000.00 to be used to support the humanitarian service undertaken by Rotaract and Rotary.
 
Mandeville Blood Drive Project
 
All entries can be viewed at Rotary Caribbean 7020 (vimeo.com)
 
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ROAR AND OUR OTHER PROJECTS ON THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
We are proud to announce we have been selected as a winner of the annual LitRAG Literacy Contest for 2020. Out Butterfly StoryBook is migrating and spreading its wings with the help of the prie money from LitRAG.
 
 
Our application for a Global Grant to establish a prosthetic limb workshop in Northern Ethiopia has been approved. We are proud and delighted to be working with the Rotary Club of Gondar Fasiledes, the Gondar University Hospital and with the Rotary Jaipur Limb Charity to achieve this undertaking. Funding has been provided by The Rotary Foundation, nine individual clubs and three districts as well as a significant private donor. We are grateful to all who are making this possible.

Congratulations to our E-Quiz Winners

At our recent Premiere E-Quiz, everyone was a winner! 

The contestants agreed it was a fun filled event with some real brain-teasers! All agreed the questions were not easy!  

Overall Winner was Karl Isaac from Providenciales

“I learned a lot!” – First Prize Winner Karl

Individual Round winners were Tahima Barzey of Tortola, Liz Goggins from St. Croix Mid-Isle, Mary Gleason and Marston WInkles both from St. Thomas.

District 7020 Interactors submitted photographs depicting Kindness in the First Annual EClub of the Caribbean, 7020 Promoting Interact Creative Skills competition. Their interpretations are shown below:
These are the three winners
 
 
Rashante Skylar Garland, RC Providenciales
 
 
Alexander Pécard-Leese,  RC Saint Barthélemy
 
 
Brianna Ricketts, RC Manor Park, Jamaica
 

There were two additional entries:

Lapshina Ivanka, RC Saint Barthélemy
 
 
Ksenia Pignet, RC Saint Barthélemy
 

Our sincerest thanks to the Rotary Clubs, sponsoring Interact Clubs who partnered with us on this project.

Rotary International is monitoring the global affects of the Coronavirus and is encouraging Rotarians to consider how they can help and support their communities.
As an online club, we recognize the advantage that meeting on line provides in terms of avoiding the spread of viruses among our members. If your club would like to meet on line until the C-19 crisis is over, we would be happy to help you get started with Zoom. You can get your club Zoom Pro account with a good discount for Rotary Clubs, go to https://my.rotary.org/en/member-center/rotary-global-rewards/offers#/offers/featured
 
Alternatively, if you would like to join us on Saturday mornings at 9AM AST or hold a joint meeting with us, we would welcome your fellowship. We can be reached at rotarye7020@gmail.com .
 
The following 6 minute video covers some good tips for your club meetings on Zoom.
 
 
And we offered a District-wide Q&A session on Zoom. The video recording of that session is at https://youtu.be/8ijq6GEWiYQ
 
 

New Providence Primary student becomes published author

[L-r] Sydney Lowrie, President of the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains presents 10 year old Shannequa Jackson of New Providence Primary School with her certificate and cheque for winning the Caribbean-wide ‘Butterfly Storybook Project’. By her side is the school’s Principal, Olga Clarke.

[L-r] Sydney Lowrie, President of the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains presents 10 year old Shannequa Jackson of New Providence Primary School with her certificate and cheque for winning the Caribbean-wide ‘Butterfly Storybook Project’. By her side is the school’s Principal, Olga Clarke.

Please join us in congratulating the Rotaract Club of Port-au-Prince Champ de Mars for their winning entry to the R.O.A.R Competition! 

If you missed what R.O.A.R. is about, it means Rotaract Orators Addressing Rotary. It is an oratory competition designed to support and encourage Rotaractors in public speaking. This year's competition asked Rotaractors to discuss how they would approach a critical issue that affects one of the target groups from the Rotaract District Project - T.E.A.M. (teens, elderly, adults (young) and mothers).

Congratulations to Port-au-Prince Champ de Mars!

 
 
 

Happy New “Butterfly” Year!

The Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, 7020 is proud to announce
the results of the Butterfly Storybook Contest for 2020

OUR WINNERS!

 Kadreanna Campbell - The Greatest Award is Kindness

Amoya Grant - Looking Back at Hurricane Irma

Brandaen Illis - Kindness Matters

Shannequa Jackson - Lost and Found

Trinity Lettsome - Small Actions Can Have a Huge Impact

 Srinivas Nidval - Jacob and Jamie to the Rescue!

Xhian Venz D. Refil - Khalid and the Street Chickens

Stephanie Richards - Trouble in Paradise

Jeremy Richolle - Homelessness Creates a Positive Impact

Adam White - Rover's Gift of Kindness

CONGRATULATIONS!

 
The Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, 7020
wishes to thank the following clubs for partnering in the 2019-2020 Butterfly StoryBook Project
and for submitting their winning stores. Merci, merci, merci!
 
The Rotary Club of  Anguilla
The Rotary Club of Delmas Centre
The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise
The Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains
The Rotary Club of Manor Park
The Rotary Club of New Kingston
The Rotary Club of Road Town
The Rotary Club of St. John
The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise
The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset
The Rotary Club of St. Thomas II
The Rotary Club of Tortola
 
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Roger & Diana with Rotary Club of North Cotswolds, Saturday September 7 at the Cooperative Supermarket in Bourton on the Water. Raised almost £400 and the club voted to make a total donation of £1,000.00!
 
 
The countries represented in the video were countries represented by our members in the early days!
 
A diverse group!
 
And the music is the Rotary Anthem, so listen carefully!
 
 
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Welcome to Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, 7020!
We meet In Person & Online
Saturdays at 9:00 AM
Online, Atlantic Standard Time
https://zoom.us/j/758192742
St. Thomas, USVI 00802
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
First Saturday each month is a Board Meeting, Members only.
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