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What is the Club Leadership Plan?
Date: May 01, 2007
"The Club Leadership Plan is the recommended administrative structure for Rotary clubs. It is based on the best practices of effective Rotary clubs. As each Rotary club is unique, the Club Leadership Plan is flexible enough to support the individual needs of clubs around the world.
It is not mandatory for any club to adopt the Club Leadership Plan, but every Rotary club, new and old, will benefit from standardizing its administrative procedures based on these best practices:
Develop long-range goals that address the elements of an effective club.
Set annual goals that support long-range goals.
Make sure that all club members feel involved and informed.
Keep the lines of communication open, both in the club and with the district.
Ensure continuity in leadership from year to year.
Customize the bylaws to reflect club operations.
Provide regular fellowship opportunities.
Actively involve all club members.
Offer regular, consistent training.
The goal of the Club Leadership Plan is to create an effective club that pursues the Object of Rotary, carrying out activities along each Avenue of Service. Effective clubs are able to achieve the Object of Rotary by
Sustaining or increasing their membership base
Implementing successful projects that address the needs of its community and communities in other countries
Supporting The Rotary Foundation through both financial contributions and program participation
Developing leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond the club level"
The Club has implemented the major elements of the Club Leadership Plan. The recommended club committee structure has not been fully implemented as Club Administration; Service Projects and Public Relations committees have not been established. A proposal will be made at the Club Forum to fully implement the recommended structure.
About Footprints in the Sand
Date: May 01, 2007
"Footprints in the Sand" is the fundraising project initiated by Chris and Victoria Ghiorse who unfortunately lost their daughter Elena to an infection in May 2005.
During their time of grieving, Chris and Victoria received the wonderful care and attention and the kind courtesies of the doctors and staff of the Maternity Ward at Peebles Hospital. Victoria subsequently received additional treatment for the same infection that had caused their previous loss.
Due to this care and attention, Chris and Victoria were inspired to start the "Footprints in the Sand" project as a way to say thank you to the Maternity Ward's doctors and staff. It was originally to raise funds to purchase a critically needed incubator but it has blossomed into one to provide the other vital equipment that the dedicated staff can use in carrying out their very essential functions and in providing a better quality of care in the BVI. Chris and Victoria in turn inspired our Rotary Club to adopt this project and members of our community in supporting them as they undertook this venture.
To date, $88,000 has been raised, compared to a revised goal of $100,000. Contributors include individuals, companies, and trust funds. Contributions were also provided from special fundraising events such as the Spinathon ($16,000), sponsored marathon ($10,000) and bike ride ($7,500) and a bingo night ($9,000). A local shipping company provided shipping and freight free of cost and the government provided customs and wharfage exemptions. The Club held a recognition ceremony (pictured) in July 2006 to thank the various donors to the project.
The Club has spent $63,000 and all of the equipment purchased is already in use. Equipment purchased includes admission and delivery beds, incubator, cardiac monitor, bili pads and a fetal monitor. The Club recently learned that its application for a matching grant (total of $25,000) was approved and these funds are earmarked for the purchase of a vitally needed infant ventilator.
Club Thanks Grand Affair Sponsors
Date: Apr 15, 2007
The Rotary Club of Tortola would like to thank the following people and businesses for their generous support of the 2007 Grand Affair Gala Dinner and Auction, held on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Moorings Mariner Inn.
Ernest "Popeye" Scatliffe
Chris Ruff eli-Smith
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
The Moorings Mariner Inn Restaurant
Can Can Boutique
The Rotaract Club of Tortola
Euro-American Trust and Management Services Limited
Caribbean Insurers Ltd
Trude Real Estate
Daniele and Terry Ellis
Bahama Bay Resort, Orlando
George and Bonnie Welch
Half Moon Bay, Jamaica
Sir Richard Branson
Virgin Atlantic Airways
London Marriott Hotel Park Lane
Steven C. Rockefeller
The Jarecki Foundation
Irene Wilson Ashley
Sen. Patrick Leahy
The Hotel George
The Four Seasons, Nevis
The Moorings Ltd.
A.J. and Morgan Sanger
Hon. Dr. D. Orlando Smith
BVI Culinary Team
Little Dix Bay, a Rosewood Resort
His Excellency the Governor
Nail Bay Resort
The Spa at Nail Bay
Dog and Dolphin Restaurant
Island Style Jeep Rentals
Giorgio's Table Restaurant
The Mine Shaft Restaurant
Top of the Baths
The Rock Cafe
Global Link Travel Ltd.
Blue Iguana Catering
Olde Yard Village
Ocean Terrace Inn, St. Kitts
Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua
St. Kitts Marriott Resort
Holiday Inn Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
Arawak Beach Inn, Anguilla
Quality Machine Services
Lisa Adamson/Cutting Edge Gym
Dian Bay, Antigua
Accra Beach Hotel and Resort, Barbados
Roger and Jana Downing
Peter Island Resort & Spa
Romney Associates Consultants
Biras Creek Resort
The Jolly Roger Inn
John and Sonia Williams
Cable & Wireless
Sebastian's on the Beach
Bomba's Surfside Shack
Paola and Dwite Flax
Caribbean Flavors Gift Shop
American Airlines / American Eagle
The Bougainvillea Clinic
Island Surf and Sail
Dr. Alan Platt
Dr. Michael Scott
Tortola Department Store
Michael Riegels, Q.C.
Maples and Calder
Fortis Prime Fund Solutions
Travel Plan Tours
The BVI London Office
Desmond "Music Man" Daley
The Dove Restaurant
Thank You for Helping Rotary Achieve Its Goal of Service Above Self
Club Welcomes Elise Donovan
Date: Jun 28, 2007
Elise Donovan became the newest member of the Rotary Club of Tortola on June 28.
Ms. Donovan is Deputy Director of International Affairs for the BVI Government. She was sponsored by Rtn. Lorna Smith.
Please welcome Elise to the Club!.