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How we as Rotary Clubs share our story with the world is vital to our future. through a unified Rotary look and clear and compelling voice, we are enhancing our legacy as one of the most widely recognized and respected organizations in the world. Every Rotary 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 with the Zone Public Image Citation. Last year (2015-2016), nine clubs in District 7030 received recognition and we think that we can do even better in 2016-2017.
The 2017 Rotary Has Heart program is a Community Service Program which is a continuation from last year’s program, originally initiated by PRID Anne L. Matthews and expanded by PRID Robert Hall and now continued by RID Joe Mulkerrin.  Zones 33-34 want all of its approximately 1600 clubs in the 29 districts to do a community service project in the 1st quarter of 2016 and let the community be aware of what Rotary is doing.  In so doing, we as Rotarians, can help those in need and improve Rotary’s image in each of our communities at the same time.  The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board consider this awareness a critical element in our membership strategy which is key to Rotary’s future.  This is especially important in Zones 33-34.  Therefore, publicity is a key requirement for Rotary Has Heart.
Clubs in Zones 33/34 are invited to create a video about the implementation in your club of the 2016-17 theme: "Rotary Serving Humanity". Several prizes will be awarded in both Rotarians Choice and Judges Choice categories. All winning videos will be featured on Zone websites, Facebook pages and YouTube channels.
Rotary Ideas helps clubs seeking volunteers,partnerships, and in-kind donations, as well as funding, connect with one another. More than 1,220 projects have been posted on the platform since it was launched in August 2013. And unlike other crowdfunding sites, Rotary Ideas emphasizes partnerships over dollars. Rotary Ideas allows Rotary clubs to post projects, seek resources, or contribute to an existing project. Here's how one club in the Caribbean used Rotary Ideas to make a difference...
Since the launch of Rotary Global Rewards on 1 July 2015, over 100,000 members have visited the site! Rotary Global Rewards would like to thank you for supporting the program by spreading awareness of it among your district and clubs.  If you have not visited Rotary Global Rewards recently, there are now over 1,500 offers worldwide.
DG Roger and DS Ann-Marie with T&T North Club Presidents
DG Roger began his visits to Clubs in District 7030 and is off to a rousing start. Completing his rounds so far to the Trinidad and Martinique Clubs, DG Roger and his Assistance Governors have met with the respective Club Boards and discussed Clubs' plans for the 2016-2017 Rotary year, while also seeking to address any pertinent Club issues to which the District may lend support.
The English version of the 2016 Manual of Procedure has been released! Print versions will be available for purchase in the coming weeks, and translated versions are expected in the coming months.
St. John’s Antigua, September 4, 2016 – The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) recently donated gift certificates to the family of Bernadine Richards Grays Hill, who recently lost their home in a fire.
The Rotary Club of Barbados West has announced it has awarded the Rotary West 2016/2017 to Miss Shaneanoh Carter and Miss Chloe Thompson. Miss Carter is pursuing the BSc Chemistry degree at the Faculty of Science & Technology at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and is currently enrolled in the final year of the four year programme. While Miss Thompson is pursuing BSc in Medicine at the Faculty of Science & Technology at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
St. John’s Antigua, September 2016 – The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) and several of its members contributed 23 back packs and supplies to the Back to School/Back Pack Project. Also joining RCAS were representatives of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) with another 6 filled back packs.
The Rotary Club of Princes Town's 23rd Annual "Chokha Fest" took place at the scenic San Fernando Hill on the 27th August 2016.
Scenes from the Pediatric Village
St. John’s – The recently held Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) Pediatric Village offered a free health screening to over one hundred and forty (140) children in preparation of the new school year. Free eye and dental exams were among the services available at the event held on Saturday 27th August at the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) Antigua.
August is membership and club development month, a time to focus on and appreciate your members, celebrate their devotion to the club and the impact they have made. It's also a time to think about developing strategies around growing your membership. The reason why Rotary is such a successful organization is because it is full of members that have one trait in common - the passion to make a difference in the world. All of us share this passion and it's what drives us to work together.
The new Rotary year has begun and the feeling of excitement is overwhelming.
The upcoming year is full of special celebrations, landmark events, experimentation with recent Council of Legislation (COL) changes, and a renewed focus on membership that begins with each of us as individual Rotarians.
Member of the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain gathered on Saturday 9th July for the All in One Child Development Centre School's graduation in the Beetham Estate. It was a great occasion in the lives of all the 24 graduating children. Recognition was given for the outstanding work by the staff.
Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
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 September auctions.