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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
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St. Thomas, USVI  00802
US Virgin Islands
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
On-Line
Oct 10, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Visit by DG Felix
On-Line
Oct 17, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Club Training by Club Trainers
On-Line
Oct 24, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Club Assembly #2
On-Line
Oct 31, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Board Meeting
On-Line
Nov 07, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Guest Speaker Heather Geluk
On-Line
Nov 14, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Club Training by Club Trainers
On-Line
Nov 28, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
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John Fuller
October 2, 2002
13 years
 
Denise West
October 4, 2013
2 years
 
Camille Seaton
October 28, 2011
4 years
 
Keturah de Weever
November 9, 2005
10 years
 
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Dear Rotarians and Guests,
Let us remember our Rotarian family and the residents of the islands of the Bahamas as they recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin.  Let us use the opportunity to assist in any way possible.  Please refer to message from our own DG Felix.
 
I use this opportunity to appeal to my fellow rotarians who have not yet contributed to the Rotary Foundation/EREY to do so now - November is just around the corner.  PP Jacqui would like to ensure this is done on time.
If interested, please register for the webinars being offered during the month of October, by visiting - https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/learning-reference/webinars/upcoming
 
DG Felix’s visit – October 17, 2015 at 9:00am EDT/8:00am EST.  We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
 
Club members have noticed some interesting articles and sites they wish to share with you.
 
Apropos of this month's theme PP Denis suggests:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/01/opinion/nicholas-kristof-the-most-important-thing-and-its-almost-a-secret.html?ref=todayspaper=

 
And continuing the theme, Rotarian Anita found this gem (the last article on the page - Microloans) Economic and community development | Rotary Service Connections | English
 
And finally from PDG Diana who has unfettered access to the BBC and other British wonders: Viewpoint: How do you instil good character? (Note the British spelling).
 
 
 
As your club trainer, I encourage you to take advantage of Rotary International's Webinars. These are the ones in October:

2015 WASH e-Summit (Part 1): An Introduction to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools

Thu, 15-Oct-2015 10:00 am (60 min)

Brought to you by Rotary and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, this first of three webinars will provide an overview of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene education) in Schools programs.

New to WASH in Schools? Join sector experts to learn about the importance of WASH in Schools efforts and the various hardware and software components that make these club and district-led projects impactful and sustainable.

Register now

2015 WASH e-Summit (Part 2): WASH in Schools Beyond Toilets and Tap: Behavior change through hygiene education

Tue, 20-Oct-2015 10:00 am (60 min)

Brought to you by Rotary and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, this second of three webinars will provide an overview of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene education) in Schools programs.

Learn from sector experts about creating sustainable hygiene behavior change, a crucial component of successful WASH in School projects, to bring about lasting community improvements.

Register now

3 Ways to Maximize your Global Grant Scholarship

Thu, 22-Oct-2015 10:00 am (30 min)

Audience: Current and former global grant scholars

This webinar will answer the following questions:
1) How do I connect with the Rotary network?
2) How do I participate in service projects?
3) How can I be an effective advocate of Rotary?

Register now

2015 WASH e-Summit (Part 3): Engaging the community through WASH in Schools

Tue, 27-Oct-2015 10:00 am (60 min)

Brought to you by Rotary and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, this final webinar in the series will focus on strategies to engage the community to implement sustainable WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene education) in Schools programs.

Sector experts will provide guidance on engaging the community through WASH in Schools projects to ensure local project ownership and lasting community improvements.

Register now


And don't forget the opportunities for RLI Courses in South-East USA and District 7020
 
 
October 18          D7020   Georgetown, Grand Cayman        College of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman
 
November 7        D6900   Peachtree City, Georgia                 Wyndham Hotel, Peachtree City, GA 30269
 
December 10-13 Caribbean Partnership Cruise, Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas
 
And now for your consideration, an ethical dilemma -

Technology and Health Care Ethics: The Case of the Last Remaining Supplier

It's 1975, and you are on the board of directors of a company that makes transistors. Among the many companies with whom you have a contract is one that makes heart pacemakers. Pacemaker technology is in its infancy. When doctors implant a pacemaker, the patient's normal heartbeat is disabled, and he or she relies entirely on the device. If it fails, the patient's heart stops. Doctors are not very adept at installing the pacemakers, which are extremely delicate; there is even a story of a person yawning deeply, pulling the pacemaker wire in his chest, and dying.

After that and many similar incidents, the board begins to reconsider whether your company should sell to the pacemaker company. Members of the board feel this situation is a major lawsuit just waiting to happen and your company, as well as the company you supply, will be liable. In addition, you feel the specs the pacemaker company uses to test the transistors are not very strong.

You and the board decide to get out of the business before it's too late. You tell the pacemaker company representatives about your conclusion, and they respond, "You can't stop selling us the transistors. You are the sole remaining supplier for us. Everyone else has backed out for the same reasons you're giving. If you don't sell us the product, we'll go out of business. Pretty soon, no one will be making heart pacemakers, and many people need them. Without the pacemaker, people don't even have a chance."

You take that information back to the board. People around the table have different opinions. One person says, "This is a bad deal, and it isn't our problem. We don't make enough on this sale to make the risk worthwhile." Another person says, "We don't know how other companies use the transistors we sell them; why should we be concerned about this one? What about that baby who died when the transistor in the incubator failed? We didn't know how that company was using the transistor." Another person says, "I think we're missing the real issue here. Don't we have an ethical obligation to sell the product to the pacemaker company? What will happen if we don't sell to them?" Another person says,

"Give me a break. Our only obligation is to our shareholders. And how did we get so stupid that we're the last source? I'm telling you, we don't need this." Finally, the chair of the board says, "OK. Let's make a decision."

What do you do?1

1 This case was written by Thomas Shanks, S.J., Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

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  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.
 
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