Bulletin Editor
John Fuller
Club Information
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
District Site
Venue Map
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Strategic and Visioning, Chair
Rotary Foundation, Chair
Club Administration
Upcoming Events
Guest Speaker - Lindsey Cancino [DRFC, District 70
Nov 28, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Discussion -Water Project in Haiti by RC Soldotna
Dec 05, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Club Assembly
Dec 12, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Club Training by Club Trainers
Dec 19, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Denise West
December 18
Join Date
Keturah de Weever
November 9, 2005
10 years
Pabs Amoury
December 2, 2012
3 years
H. Wein Dimetros
December 27, 2012
3 years
Subscribe to Bulletin
Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
President's Message
Camille Seaton
member photo
Dear fellow Rotarians and Guests,
If you have the love of your fellow men in your hearts, my friends, you are a potential Rotarian.”
Rotary Foundation Mission:                        The mission of the Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.
Rotary Foundation Motto:                           Doing Good in the world
You are all invited to join us on the following Saturday mornings:
November 28 – DRFC Lindsey Cancino
December 5 – Discussion of a water project in Haiti by RC of Soldotna
December 12 – Club Assembly [Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, 7020 members only]
Image result for Rotary i am a proud donor 
The following letter from DG Felix was sent to all Club Presidents. It is posted here for your information.
Dear Club Presidents
Re:  Nominations for District Governor (2018 – 2019)
This letter must be circulated to the members of your club and/or published in your club’s regular newsletter.
In accordance with the Rotary International By-Laws, I advise that Assistant Governor Delma Muduro of the Rotary Club of Tortola is the Nominee for District 7020 Governor 2018-2019 by a vote of the Nominating Committee.
 In accordance with our District Manual the Nominating Committee comprised the five (5) most recent Past District Governors as follows:
Chairman - PDG Paul Brown           
Member   - PDG Jeremy Hurst         
Member   - PDG Vance Lewis         
Member   - PDG Guy Theodore       
Member   - PDG Diana White         
 The Clubs of District 7020 were invited by my letter dated August 30th, 2015 and reminder dated October 10th, 2015 to submit nominations along with a photograph and resume. There were 3 nominees as follows:
PAG Patrick Adizua                       Rotary Club of Mandeville
PAG Cheryl George-chance           Rotary Club of St Thomas II
AG Delma Muduro                         Rotary Club of Tortola
Any club which has been in existence for at least one year as of the beginning of that year may also propose a challenging candidate for governor-nominee provided this club has previously suggested such candidate to the nominating committee. A club in existence for less than one year as of the beginning of that year may propose a challenging candidate provided such candidate is a member of that club and the challenging candidate must have been duly suggested to the nominating committee.
Any challenge must be received by the undersigned by December 7th, 2015 (14 days after date of this notice). The name of the challenging candidate shall be submitted pursuant to a resolution by the club adopted at a regular meeting.
Felix N. Stubbs
District Governor
We watched an inspiring and empowering video telling Maggie Doyne’s story.
Maggie Doyne has recently been named CNN’s Hero of the Year – and there is no doubt as to why she has earned this accolade. We recently heard a speaker on Saturday who spoke about her adventures in Nepal.  Maggie Doyne has opened a school in Nepal – and is now the guardian for about 40 to 50 orphans.
You will be so very inspired to hear about what she has done.
If your email doesn't show the picture and start the video, click here


  ANNUAL FUND is the primary source of funding for all Foundation activities. Our annual contributions help Rotary Clubs take action to create positive change in communities at home and around the world.  Our gift helps strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children and fight disease.
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”.

No Success without Succession

Adapted from a presentation by Michael McQueen, Founder, The Nexgen Group at the Rotary International Assembly in 2010.
Let’s do a quick survey:
Who will be at the 2016 Rotary District Conference in Nassau in May?
Who is planning on being at the 2016 convention in Seoul?
I wonder who will be our Club President in 2018? What about 2025?
I wonder who will be the RI President in 2035?
It is an interesting thought, isn’t it? I want to give you a snapshot of the future of Rotary — not in terms of programs or policy, but in terms of people. Who will fill the ranks of Rotary around the globe in the coming years and decades? Furthermore, how can you as Rotarians help shape and create the Rotary of tomorrow?
My (McQueen’s) background professionally is in the study of demographic trends, youth culture, and generational transition. Over the past few years, much of my work has been with organizations around the world, helping them understand and engage with the next generation: a group called Generation Y. I don’t know how it is in your part of the world, but in Australia and certainly here in the United States, this generation receives a fair bit of criticism. The media are quick to tell us that the youth of our day are all self-absorbed, materialistic, impatient, and disrespectful.
My goal, however, is to give you a slightly more balanced, realistic, and optimistic perspective on the next generation. Having spent three years working with and researching over 80,000 young people around the world and writing a book based on the findings, I would suggest that there is a lot to be excited about when we look at the leaders of tomorrow.
While it is true that some of the values, attitudes, and expectations of young people can sometimes seem naive, presumptuous, or even offensive to some, there is a generation coming through who are globally aware, ambitious, innovative, and tech savvy. In short, this is very exciting news for Rotary, but it poses a challenge and opportunity that is twofold. In the first instance, you face the task of attracting this group at a club level as new members. Many of them don’t really know what Rotary is, why you exist, or what you have accomplished, so you will need to tell them. The second challenge and opportunity is to capitalize on the benefits this group has to offer by engaging them in leadership opportunities once they are members.
As leaders from around the globe, I ask you: What will the legacy of your time as a Rotarian be? Will your club be larger, younger, and even more productive than it is now? How can you help lay a solid foundation that will carry Rotary into the years and decades ahead? I want to give you three important keys to engaging younger generations, both as members and leaders.
  1. Foster intergenerational connections. Our modern urban society has become very good at segregating generations so that we often end up only socializing with, competing against, and even worshiping alongside people our own age. The hidden danger in this is that it underestimates the critical importance of different generations learning from and being influenced by each other. While it is true that young generations can be a wonderful source of energy, passion, and enthusiasm, it is equally true that young people are looking to their elders for advice, wisdom, and mentoring. You will find that many new members and potential leaders will be attracted to Rotary because of the opportunity to connect with older generations. Your clubs are one of the surprisingly few places in many communities where young people can get the chance to interact with and be mentored by adults who they can genuinely trust, look up to, and respect.
  2. Give regular positive feedback. Around the world, consistent research indicates that a defining characteristic of Generation Y is the value they place on external feedback and affirmation. While previous generations may prefer not to be singled out and recognized for personal contribution or achievement, you will find that positive affirmation is the single most powerful motivator for many young people. When giving affirmation to Generation Y, I have found that there are two keys to making sure the feed-back really hits the mark. First, affirm them in person. For a group who have been raised in an increasingly technology-driven world, the personal touch means more than it ever has before. A handwritten note, eye contact, or even a pat on the back can mean the world. Second, it is important that you affirm this group in public. Gen Y tend to be a highly competitive and ambitious generation who will work very hard to be recognized and congratulated in front of their peers.
  3. Focus on outcomes, not process. Of the three keys to engaging Generation Y, this last one is probably the most challenging for many leaders, but it is also the most powerful. If we separate these two concepts out, outcomes are all about why we do what we do, while process is all about what we do and how we do it. Although outcomes and process may be two sides of the same equation, I have found that many organizations and businesses tend to focus almost exclusively on process. You look at most corporate induction booklets and training manuals and it is all about process — we do this, and then this and then this and then this. They benchmark it, do organizational flowcharts, and specify structures and lines of authority. Then, of course, young people come into the organization, and what is the first question they ask? WHY. Typically, here are two very different expressions of the question of why from this young group: First, Why do we do it that way? and second, Why do we do it at all?
If we look at the first of these, smart organizations are beginning to realize that the question of why do we do it that way can actually be a fantastic source of innovation, rather than a challenge to authority. After all, young people have fresh eyes, new perspectives, and an innate understanding of technology and current needs.
The second expression of why, however, is equally powerful: Why do we do it at all? You will likely find that the most de-motivating thing you can do to young members and leaders is to make them feel like little more than another cog in the wheel. Be careful not to simply give them their spot on the "production line" and then tell them what to do without ever showing how their contribution connects with the overall purpose.
I urge you to take a step back and reflect on your own districts and even your organization as a whole.  How much of what you do on a daily and weekly basis in your clubs is driven by outcomes, vision, and a sense of purpose? How much of what you do is connected to the reason you joined Rotary in the first place?
Conversely, how much of what you do is about preserving, protecting, and celebrating what you do and how you do it? It could be dress codes, meeting structures, or attendance requirements. It may have to do with the symbols of culture or a list of protocols and procedures that reflect what has worked in the past. Naturally, processes themselves are not the enemy. Rather, it is when the process becomes disconnected from an outcome — when we forget why we do what we do.
Now let’s be very honest: These are difficult questions to ask. The answers you find may require you to change and to adopt new ways of operating. It may mean that your meetings, your programs, and your members look and sound very different in the years to come. Understandably, all this talk of change and the future may seem daunting, uncomfortable, or even a little overwhelming. Indeed, leading your clubs and members into the future is not going to be easy. However, your relevance and very survival as an organization depends on it.
As we sit here now, I have to ask you, What is the Rotary future that you envisage? It may be wonderful to celebrate the successes of this organization and all that you have accomplished over the last century. However, as the saying goes, the true test of any leader’s success is succession. Long-term success is not about what you have already done or what you will do, but it is seen in what you enable and equip the next generation to do. As Rotarians, each of you has an opportunity to lay the foundations for the next 100 years of Rotary.
I assure you that there is an army of passionate, talented, and inspired young people who are ideally placed to join your ranks and continue the amazing work of Rotary in their communities as well as around the globe. However, it is up to you to make sure they have the invitation, opportunity, and permission to do so.
International Assembly Speeches 2010
If you have enjoyed our weekly bulletin, please be sure to click here to report your attendance to our secretary