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John Fuller
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Welcome to Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, 7020!
E-Club of the Caribbean
Service Above Self
We meet Saturdays at 9:00 AM
Online, Atlantic Standard Time
St. Thomas, USVI  00802
US Virgin Islands
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Aug 08, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Club Training by Club Trainers
Aug 22, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Butterfly Storybook Launch and Promotion
Sep 02, 2015
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Introduction to Basic Educucation and Literacy
Sep 05, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Board Meeting
Sep 12, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Club Training by Club Trainers
Sep 23, 2015
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lesli Prendergast
July 18
Camille Seaton
August 4
Spouse Birthdays
John deLagran
July 30
Ralph Smith
August 19
August 29
Bernand Roy
July 11
Join Date
Bernand Roy
July 11, 1989
26 years
Anita Jourden
August 1, 2013
2 years
Denis Stockman
August 1, 1994
21 years
Henriette Raccah
August 1, 2013
2 years
Lesli Prendergast
August 12, 2012
3 years
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Dear Rotarians and Guests,
August is recognized as Membership and Extension Month.  Let us use this month to showcase the work of Rotary International and our E-club; let us remind and introduce members/guests to the great fellowship and warmth we share.  It is important to recruit new members but equally important is the need to retain our existing members. 
Rotary connects leaders from all cultures and occupations and it’s their desire and sense of responsibility to give back to their community.  We must be reminded that as Rotarians we should ensure that whatever we do, should and must be fun.  Strong fellowship leads to strong friendships.
“Rotary is Fellowship. Real Fellowship is frank, spontaneous, full of warmth, and if you want to gauge its depth you will find that it is the difference between “Mister” and “Bill” — “Reverend” and “Jack.” — Call Him “Bill,” THE ROTARIAN, May 1915
“Rotary is so simple that many people do not understand it, and some even misunderstand it. Rotary is not a philosophy…not an all-embracing world point of view which answers every question…and satisfies all the dictates of the heart and mind. Rotary is merely an association of business and professional men united in the ideal of service.” — Address to 1938 Rotary Convention, San Francisco, California, USA
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Warm Regards,
Our guest speaker this week is Jimmy Carter. With his signature resolve, former US President Jimmy Carter dives into three unexpected reasons why the mistreatment of women and girls continues in so many manifestations in so many parts of the world, both developed and developing. The final reason he gives? “In general, men don’t give a damn.” 
Slavery is alive and well in the world.  In fact, it is estimated that there were 30 million people living in some form of economic bondage in 2014. 
In Pakistan alone, there are millions upon millions of people living as slaves or bonded laborers.
In an effort to combat this problem, the Pakistani government created the bonded labor act in 1992 which banned the use of forced labor.  Sadly, however, not only does it continue today, it does so on a massive scale.
A correspondent was sent to Pakistan to see how slavery can exist in our modern age.
All the information is taken from the film and represents the views espoused by those who have made the film.
The show is on HBO and it’s called Vice.
There are from 3 million to 8 million bonded laborers across Pakistan, working like slaves, many in kilns making bricks.   Families must make a thousand bricks before sundown every day all year round. 
Many of the workers are children – some as young as three years old.  Workers don’t earn enough to pay for a single decent meal a day, let alone their clothing, bedding, and other needs.  They become badly malnourished, leading to sickness, which they cannot afford to treat.
This is 21st Century slavery.
Ghulam Fatima represents one of the only organizations that is working to abolish the bonded labor.  In her lifetime, she has been beaten and imprisoned.
“When I see the situation with the kiln workers and the brutalities committed against those women, when I see that, I don’t fear death.”
“If the police just did their job, there would be an end to bonded labor.”
Laborers are under the constant fear of retribution if they try to escape.  The brick kilns are in the middle of nowhere, so even if they run, they cannot hide.
It is common for the police to accept bribes from the kiln owners.
This is the story of one family who is trying to escape from the kiln owners to a life of freedom. 
A smaller group attended this evening – Henriette was able to stop by early on before the film.


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Through our annual Sustaining Member contributions of $100 or more, the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, 7020 has been a 100% EREY contributor since we were chartered in 2013.  Let us continue to support The Rotary Foundation (TRF) through our annual donations.
We have been and continue to “Be a gift to the World”.

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