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How many of us really know about the various committees maintained by District 7030 and established to assist clubs and members? Do we know who are part of these committees or even what each is charged with or responsible for each Rotary year? Your District PR Team is pleased to announce a new section of the website dedicated to informing club leaders and Rotarians in general about the specific district committees in 7030 and to help you connect with them to better assist your clubs in meeting its goals and objectives.
Over the last few weeks, Clubs across District 7030 have been conducting their respective handover ceremonies with dignity and flair. Many clubs have shared some of the highlights of their handovers and the District is pleased to display just a sample of some of them.
Every year, clubs who have distinguished themselves by meeting the high standards in Public Image and Relations are recognized and awarded by Rotary Zone 33/34. This year a total of nine (9) clubs from District 7030 have achieved the Zone 33/34 Public Image Citation and we are most proud to share their accomplishment with all.
Learning transfer refers to the degree to which an individual applies previously learned knowledge and skills to new situations. It is the primary reason for formal learning interventions—like courses, as well as informal interventions—explaining how to perform a task at a meeting.
To All Fellow Rotarians and Guests: Please note that the Rotary Club of San Fernando will be hosting a joint Handover "President's Handover, Awards Presentation and District Governor Installation Gala", on Saturday 25th June 2016 from 6:00 p.m. at The Calypso Room, Radisson Hotel, Trinidad.
The Rotary Foundation has been improving lives since 1917. Learn about its work and help celebrate 100 years of doing good in the world.
In his address to convention attendees on Tuesday, 31 May, Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith proclaimed that The Rotary Foundation has never been stronger than it is today. Bolstered by generous contributions from members and robust programs like PolioPlus and the Rotary Peace Centers, the Foundation's good work is drawing public notice, Klinginsmith said: CNBC, a leading consumer and business news outlet in the U.S., ranked Rotary No. 5 among the top 10 charities changing the world in 2015.
From left: Christa Papavasiliou, Jermaine Ee, and Yvonne Kwan.
If there is one absolute truth about millennials, it is this: Anyone who says there is an absolute truth about millennials risks being subjected to their collective eye roll. Millennials are individuals, and fiercely so. According to the Pew Research Center, most of them don’t even like being called “millennials,” let alone hearing generalizations about their shared attitudes and behaviors.
The 2016 Council on Legislation may well be remembered as one of the most progressive in Rotary history. Not only did this Council grant clubs more freedom in determining their meeting schedule and membership, it also approved an increase in per capita dues of $4 a year for three years. The increase will be used to enhance Rotary’s website, improve online tools, and add programs and services to help clubs increase membership.
On 11th & 12th June 2016, Zone 34 will be hosting its annual Zone Seminar at the Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville, Florida. Designed for incoming District Foundation, Membership & Public Image committee members, DGs, DGEs, DGNs, DGNDs, PDGS, Assistant Governors, Club Presidents, Secretaries, Incoming Officers, Foundation & Membership Advocates; but any Rotarian is invited to participate.
By sponsoring an Interact club, your club invested in young leaders in your community. You helped them take action for positive change and discover the power of Rotary. Before the end of the Rotary year, there are two simple steps you can take to help Interactors continue their Rotary journeys. By fulfilling this important responsibility, you can strengthen the connections between Interact and Rotary and leave a positive legacy in your club.
The Rotary Foundation is turning 100, and that’s definitely something worth celebrating. Visit the Centennial website to see what’s being planned, pick up ideas for your own celebration, and brush up on your Foundation history in our interactive timeline. 

Basseterre, St. Kitts – On May 31, 2016, St. Kitts and Nevis joined its colleagues throughout the Caribbean to celebrate and commemorate Regional Blindness Awareness Day. In particular, the St. Kitts Society for the Blind launched its Braille Programme at the McKnight Community Centre.
With the conclusion of the 2016 Council on Legislation, RI is pleased to provide Rotarians with the Report of Action.
Prior to the start of a new Rotary year, the District PR Team is happy to announce that the Club Officer & Committee Resource Section of the District Website is now available. This section contains a comprehensive listing and links to helpful and guiding materials for the various personnel in your clubs.
Grant survey shows solid support for new model
More than 6,000 Rotary members in 154 countries reported on their experiences with the new grant model as part of an evaluation during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The results will help us improve the grant process and learn what impact the Foundation's global grants have on our areas of focus. Among the key findings: 90 percent of respondents support the grant model; 86 percent see it as an improvement over the former model. Grant activity and the average grant award continue to increase each year. Rotary members want more resources to help them apply for grants and design sustainable projects...
Committee members named to nominate 2018-19 Rotary president
The following Rotary members will serve on the 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2018-19. The committee is scheduled to meet on 8 August. Zone 2Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan Zone 4 Sudarshan Agarwal, Rotary Club of Delhi, Delhi, India Zone 6 Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary Club of Bang Rak, Thailand Zone 8 John B. Boag, Rotary Club of E-Club of District 9650, New South Wales, Australia Zone 10 Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan Zone 12 Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of Milano Duomo, Italy Zone 14 Ekkehart Pandel,...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of July auctions.
Apply to serve on an RI committee
Would you like to contribute to Rotary by serving on a committee? The 10 committees listed below are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2017-18. Each of these committees works with Rotary leaders to increase efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of our strategic plan. Apply for a committee appointment by 14 August. Learn more about the committees and the application process. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Committees with openings for 2017-18 Audit Communications Constitution and Bylaws Election Review Finance Global Networking Groups Joint Young Leaders...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...