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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.
Basseterre, St. Kitts – The programmes and initiatives of the Advancement of Children Foundation (ACF) were front and centre at a recent Rotary Club of Liamuiga regular breakfast meeting at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. Chairperson of the ACF Board, Ms Naeemah Hazelle visited the Club on Wednesday May 25, 2016 and delivered an impressive presentation to the gathering.
Basseterre, St. Kitts – On a cool Saturday morning, May 14, 2016, members of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga and the Association of Sports and Cultural Clubs of Caribbean Port Authorities (ASCCCPA) partnered to plant coconut palm trees along the Bay Road.
Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a...
Health: Survival of the Fitbittest
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week...
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...
Cynthia Salim: Former Rotary Scholar makes clothing with a conscience
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian The way Cynthia Salim sees it, the fashion industry doesn't have much to offer a young, socially conscious woman like her when it comes to work clothes. "The fashion industry often does 'sexy' or 'fun' or 'hip,' and things that encourage frequent purchases," the 29-year-old says. "It's very rare that the design community will design something that will make a young woman look credible and influential as well as timeless." Add "and is ethically made" to that list, and it becomes a tall order that Salim became increasingly frustrated trying to fill when...
Member Interview: Susan Davis uses social entrepreneurship to fight poverty
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Susan Davis has devoted the past three decades to using social entrepreneurship and microfinance to address extreme poverty, particularly in Bangladesh. A Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship in the early 1980s allowed her to study international relations at the University of Oxford. A decade ago, she co-founded BRAC USA (previously the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee) to help the world’s poor through self-empowerment. She is co-author, with journalist David Bornstein, of the book Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to...