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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. David Kaufman Ernest "Popeye" Scatliffe Chris Ruff eli-Smith Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd. One Mart Peggy Stoutt The Moorings Mariner Inn Restaurant Can Can Boutique Cellars Deli Caribbean Cellars TICO Patsy Lake The Rotaract Club of Tortola Euro-American Trust and Management Services Limited Radiotron Caribbean Insurers Ltd Lilas Masters Trude Real Estate Colombian Emeralds Daniele and Terry Ellis Bahama Bay Resort, Orlando Travel Consultants George and Bonnie Welch Half Moon Bay, Jamaica Humphry Leue Sir Richard Branson Virgin Atlantic Airways London Marriott Hotel Park Lane Steven C. Rockefeller The Jarecki Foundation Susan Eisenhower Remar Sutton Irene Wilson Ashley Sen. Patrick Leahy The Hotel George Lester Hyman The Four Seasons, Nevis Ron Potter The Moorings Ltd. A.J. and Morgan Sanger Hon. Dr. D. Orlando Smith Mary Finley Sunsail BVI Culinary Team Allamanda Estate Riteway Foodmarkets Little Dix Bay, a Rosewood Resort His Excellency the Governor Nail Bay Resort The Spa at Nail Bay Dog and Dolphin Restaurant Speedy's Ferry Island Style Jeep Rentals Giorgio's Table Restaurant Chez Bamboo The Mine Shaft Restaurant Top of the Baths Mango Bay 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 BCQS Cape Air Holiday Inn Isla Verde, Puerto Rico Seaborne Airlines Arawak Beach Inn, Anguilla David Baldwin Quality Machine Services Ed Stroh Lisa Adamson/Cutting Edge Gym Smith's Gore Nels Hagenson Tom Gerker Oscar's Dian Bay, Antigua Accra Beach Hotel and Resort, Barbados Roger and Jana Downing Violet Gaul Peter Island Resort & Spa Chris Ghiorse Icis Villas Foxy's Taboo Romney Associates Consultants Saba Rock Biras Creek Resort The Jolly Roger Inn Palm's Delight William Walker Coco Plum's John and Sonia Williams Cable & Wireless The Pub Sebastian's on the Beach Bomba's Surfside Shack Infinite Solutions Stephen Cooper Paola and Dwite Flax Caribbean Flavors Gift Shop American Airlines / American Eagle A.H. Riise The Bougainvillea Clinic Jewels Allamanda Gallery Island Surf and Sail Davide Pughliese Dr. Alan Platt Dr. Michael Scott Tortola Department Store Michael Riegels, Q.C. Bengt Nygren 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!.
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