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Aug 02, 2013
by Carolyn Graham
This year RCLP continues with our Flagship Literacy and Health Projects. As we have done in the past we have adapted the Rotary theme for the year to promote our literacy activities. This year we will focus on Engaging Literacy, Changing Lives. We will engage Literacy through our mobile health clinic by ensuring the children are healthy for school, our book and dictionary drives to ensure children are prepared for school and our remedial classes to ensure no child is left behind. We look forward to another fulfilling year as we ENGAGE ROTARY and CHANGE LIVES.
Nov 18, 2013
by Sandra Josephs

— The Meaning of Rotary, THE ROTARIAN, November 1921 

“There is nothing intangible about Rotary: It is reality itself. To give is to receive; to lose oneself is to find oneself; to be happy is to serve. These are old truths...for the individual...and the mass, whether application be in the exchange of goods, toil, knowledge, or love.”

Nov 18, 2013
by Conrad Fagan
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Jan 07, 2014
by Sandra Josephs

This is not a time for us to say, ‘Somebody ought to do that.’ Our words must be,‘We will do it.’”ACT NOW,

 

THE ROTARIAN, July 1961

ROTARY in ACTION
Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 12, 2014

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Mr. Holness presentation on January 30th, 2014 was on Education and Literacy. He spoke on the existing educational programs and systems that needs addressing. The audience was quite attentive and this was further reinforced with the numerous questions posed after Mr. Holness's presentation.

Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 16, 2014

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Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 30, 2014

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On January 30th, 2014, Rotarian Ralston was inducted as RCLP's 9th Paul Harris Fellow... Congratulations Rtn Ralston (PHF)

Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 23, 2014

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On January 23, 2014, Member of Parliament and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Raymond Pryce, presented on the topical issue of the efforts of the Government to decriminalize and legalize Ganja/Marijuana.  He spoke to the trend globally as well as, the projected impact on the Jamaican economy if the decriminalization and or legalization are realized.   At the meeting, a number of media houses were in attendance.  These included the Jamaican Information Service, the Jamaica Observer, and Al Jazeera Media (who were on the island at the time).

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Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 17, 2014

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Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 16, 2014

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On Thursday, January 16th, 2014 in continued observance of Rotary Awareness Month, Rotarians, Rotaractors and Guests participated in RCLP’s Musical Chairs. The activity entails participants answering questions relating to Rotary International and RCLP after the music stops and eliminations for incorrect answers. At the end of the activity, the sole “Survivor” was Vivette Hamilton, Rotaractor from the Rotaract Club of New Kingston.

Congratulations Vivette and special thanks to Chair Lisa for coordinating this extremely entertaining and educational rendition of RCLP’s Musical Chairs. Also special mention of PP Winston (PHF) who was quite demonstrative with his dancing skills... Need I say more??? :-)

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Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 16, 2014

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Winner of RCLP’s Quiz for the week of January 15th, 2014, Shena Tailor presented with the winning prize by Fellowship Chair Priscilla. Shena was the first to correctly answer the question “Rotary International has identified specific causes to target to maximize local and global impact. List four (4) of those causes”

Congratulations Shena!!!!!!

Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 09, 2014

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On January 9th, 2014, IPP Novlet was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) by DG Jeremy.

IPP Novlet (PHF), on behalf of RCLP, also accepted from DG Jeremy, Rotary International (RI) Citation for the Rotary Year 2012-2013 for the work done by RCLP in promoting “Peace Through Service” . IPP Novlet gracefully accepted and thank the club for their unwavering dedication and commitment to the cause.

Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 09, 2014

On Thursday January 9th, 2014, DG Jeremy, First Lady Michelle and AG Donovan met with RCLP Board to discuss our plans for the 2013-2014 Rotary Year. RCLP’s accomplishments and challenges were discussed. Emphasis was also placed on our Service Projects and what we have achieved since the start of the 2013-2014 Rotary year.

DG was also our Guest Speaker at our weekly meeting. He gave a very engaging and motivating presentation and commended the club for its dedication and commitment in meeting our strategic imperatives. DG Jeremy, First Lady Michelle and AG Donovan enjoyed a warm fellowship with the members and guests afterwards.

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Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 15, 2014

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In further recognition of Rotary Awareness Month, on January 15th, 2014 our District Governor, Jeremy Hurst and PP/PHF Nadia Edwards of the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains (RCLP) were also interviewed on TVJ Television. DG Jeremy spoke on the works of Rotary both locally and internationally and PP/PHF Nadia spoke about RCLP, primarily our commitment to the New Providence Primary School and our Mobile Clinic.

Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 12, 2014

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RCLP staged its annual 5K Walk/Run on January 12th, 2014 at Hope Gardens.  The event started promptly at 7 a.m. and we welcomed participants vying for top prizes in various categories such as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the Male and Female Run, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the Male and Female Walk, just to name a few. Congratulations are in order for all the entrants and of course the top finishers. DG Jeremy, First Lady Michelle and AG Donovan, in addition to scores of RCLP Rotarians participated in the event. Congratulations are on order for Director Christene who was the first RCLP Rotarian across the finish line.  Chair Wayne was the first male followed closely (but not too close) by Director Conrad and then PE Patrick.

A very special thank you to all our sponsors and Running Events and we look forward to another successful staging next year.

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Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 09, 2014

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On Janaury 9th, 2014, DG Jeremy officially opened the recently constructed walkway at New Providence Primary School. On hand to witness and assist with the official opening were First Lady Michelle, President Vinton, PP Lloyd, Director Barry and Treasurer Vivianne. 

School officials and children of New Providence Primary School also attended the opening.   DG Jeremy also used the opportunity to tour the school and to observe the children in their classroom.  

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Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 08, 2014

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In recognition of Rotary Awareness Month on January 7th, 2014 our District Governor, Jeremy Hurst and PP/PHF Nadia Edwards of the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains (RCLP) were interviewed on CVM Television.  DG Jeremy spoke on the works of Rotary both locally and internationally and PP/PHF Nadia spoke about RCLP and our upcoming 5K Walk/Run scheduled for January 12th, 2014 at Eden Gardens. 

Of note, RCLP is the first club in Jamaica that has introduced our reigning District Governor to the country via this method.

RCLP ROCKS!!!!!!!! 

Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 08, 2014

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Jeremy was born and raised in Rochester, England in 1961 and attended University College London where he obtained a BSc Hons. degree in Land Studies. He relocated to the Cayman Islands on an 18-month contract in 1987 and 26 years later still lives there having put down strong roots in the community.

He Joined the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman in 1988 and seven years later in 1995/6 became its youngest-ever President at the age of 34. He went on to become Assistant Governor for the Cayman Islands from 2000 to 2003, during which he assisted in the setting up of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise, which has become one of the most active clubs in District 7020. Jeremy has served in various District positions, including chairing two District Conferences in 2000 and 2007 and, most recently, as Future Vision Chair for 2010/11 and 2011/12. He also chaired the Rotarians Emergency Disaster Initiative (REDI V) international conference held in the Cayman Islands in 2011.

Jeremy owns and operates a group of companies offering property and investment related services to private investors, corporations and developers in the Cayman Islands and other Caribbean markets. He was President of the Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association from 2008 to 2011, is also a founder of the Cayman Islands Investment Council, a member of Cayman Island Government’s E-Business Advisory Board and been closely involved in a number of Anti-Drug and Youth initiatives within the community.

Jeremy collects watches, antique books and maps, enjoys watching rugby and football. He also enjoys a Cuban Cigar and (occasional) Caribbean rum, preferably, whilst watching sunsets with Michelle from their boat on Cayman’s beautiful North Sound.

He and Michelle are newlyweds and spent their honeymoon at the 2013 RI Convention in Lisbon – a real “Rotary Moment”! Between them, have four children ranging in age from twelve to twenty two. They enjoy traveling and are looking forward to visiting the ten countries and sixteen islands that comprise District 7020 during their Governor year. They also love spending time with their children as well as making the most of the opportunities to serve, make lifelong friendships and enjoy the unique fun and fellowship that Rotary offers.

Jeremy is a Major Donor, Benefactor and Bequest Society Member of The Rotary Foundation, and a member of District 7020’s Paul Harris Society and is proud to be a member of the “FIRST CLASS” of DGE’s under RI’s 2013/14 President, Ron Burton.

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Posted by Sandra Josephs on Jan 01, 2014

January is Awareness Month and as we start the second half of our Rotary year what better time for us to be aware of and reflect on the successes and challenges of the past six months and decide how we’re going to move forward over the next six with our family, professional and, of course, Rotary lives. Awareness can come on a lot of levels, but often its starts with being truthful with ourselves. In doing so we can ask ourselves questions like: 

Have I been the Rotarian I could and should have been during the first six months of this Rotary year? 

What can I do to make my club more effective and a better experience for all its members including myself? 

Is my club truly aware of and meeting the most pressing needs of our communities? 

Am I a fully “Engaged” Rotarian?

The great news is that having visited 65 of our 83 Rotary Clubs, District 7020 has some of the most vibrant and effective Rotary Clubs with passionate, dedicated Rotarians, in the Rotary World, delivering tremendous service to our communities and I personally would like to thank each and every one of you for the commitment and dedication you have shown in living our motto of “Service Above Self” throughout District 7020 over the past 6 months. This is something we can rightly be proud of and I have no doubt that generally we are a highly “Engaged District”.

 

So as we enter 2014, we need to ensure we build on this. Now is the time to work even harder to complete the tasks we set ourselves from the beginning of our New Rotary Year, last July, and in particular, over the next three months, let’s recommit to support our Presidents in achieving the goals they have set for our clubs and make sure we enjoy ourselves in the process! Perhaps the most important level of awareness we can have at this point therefore is that each of us can make a real difference if we re-engage ourselves in Rotary during 2014.

 

So let’s rise to this challenge and enjoy the rest of this Rotary year as we continued to “Engage Rotary - Change Lives”.


Posted by Sandra Josephs on Dec 12, 2013

On Thursday, December 12th, 2013, RCLP held its annual Christmas Treat for the children of New Providence Primary School. Our veteran Santa, Rotarian Sydney, ably assisted by Rotarians and our extended Rotary Family, delivered Christmas cheer and gifts to the children.

Thanks to all Rotarians who participated and supported with the purchasing and wrapping of the Christmas Gifts.  Special thanks to VP Lloyd (PP) and family for the timely and well received donation of Christmas Gifts and to Director Christene who went beyond to ensure that the gifts are purchased in time for the Christmas Treat.

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Posted by Sandra Josephs on Dec 29, 2013

On December 29th, 2013, Rotarians and our extended Rotary Family (spouses and children) visited New Providence Primary School for the paving of a new walkway for use by the children and staff members. The new walkway was well received by the School and by extension the community as it will reinforce and promote safety standard for the children. 

A special thanks to our major sponsors Carib Cement and Quest Security Services Limited. We also thank President Vinton for leading the charge and the Rotarians who came out and supported the venture. PP Winston (PHF) and family, Director Barry, IPP Novlet and family, PP Astley (PHF) and family and Rotarian Alton.

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Posted by Carolyn Graham on Nov 18, 2013

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On November 2, Broadwalk Beach, St. Catherine was invaded by the members of RCLP, a welcome invasion nevertheless. Members found the children in them and it was a day to remember! From massages, sand castles, hula hoop, games and more games, the event lived up to the purpose of a fellowship! - Laughter, sun, sea, and the three essential Fs - Friends, Family and Food (fish, festivals and 'spirits' thanks to PP Lloyd and Rtn Ralston).

The talents of the members were in full force! who knew Rotarian, the Doctor Charah could run so fast to win the individual race! The heels she wear to meetings belie her swiftness of feet! Special commendation to Director Sandy for placing second, also another sporter of the high heels (wonder if Bolt would get any faster if he started sporting six inches... but that is anohter story!) - sources had it that it was a race of two! Charah again came up first with team member Director Kerryann in the next game. This time the two secretaries, Director Sandy, past secretary and current secretary Natalie were second ... perhaps Sandy should resort to 2 inch heels!

Massages were courtesy of Rotaractor Lionel - the talents in RCLP - Treasurer Vivianne and Chair Priscilla got their massages on! Word on the street is that the massage was the reason for Priscilla's supple display with the hula hoop. However, Past President Sarge, Lloyd and Rotarina Ralston gave her a run for her waistline!

It was a really great fellowship and we must commend and thank Chair Priscilla and the fellowship committee for their creativity in planning this memorable day!

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Posted by Carolyn Graham on Nov 18, 2013

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ABOVE: Director Conrad presents on the Rotary Foundation to members of RCLP

Foundation Director Conrad and his team is working assiduously to ensure RCLP members are reminded of their commitment to the Foundation as without the generous donations of members and well wishers worldwide, Rotary's work around the world cannot go on.

Here are a few of the happenings so far for this month!

1) The comprehensive presentation by District Foundation Chair- PAG Patrick. DFC Patrick simplified the Rotary Foundation funding model for us, and also explained how best  clubs can access, and obtain project funding from The Rotary Foundation. Members were left with increased knowledge of the Rotary Foundation, and the tremendous benefits clubs, and their communities can derive from The Rotary Foundation. (See attached presentation)
 
2) The second high point was the USD cash contributions made by Rotarian Barry, Rotarian Cicyln, Past President Mike and Past President Nadia to The Rotary Foundation. We wish to whole heartedly acknowledge these members along with PHF Carolyn, Dir Michelle, PP Winston, Dir Conrad, and other members whom have already made their - Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) contributions, or have promised to make good this month!
 
Director Conrad encourages all members to make their minimum contribution of USD $30.00 to RF THIS Month, or any portion that they are able to contribute. 

 
Rotarians lets keep the giving going - because its through giving that we all truly receive !!!

Posted by Sandra Josephs on Nov 03, 2013



HISTORY OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

At the 1917 convention, outgoing RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.

GROWTH OF THE FOUNDATION

In 1929, the Foundation made its first gift of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into Easter Seals.

When Rotary founder Paul Harris died in 1947, contributions began pouring in to Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.

EVOLUTION OF FOUNDATION PROGRAMS

1947: The Foundation established its first program, Fellowships for Advance Study, later known as Ambassadorial Scholarships.

1965-66: Three programs were launched: Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants.

1978: Rotary introduced the Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants. The first 3-H Grant funded a project to immunize 6 million Philippine children against polio.

1985: The PolioPlus program was launched to eradicate polio worldwide.

1987-88: The first peace forums were held, leading to Rotary Peace Fellowships.

2013: New district, global, and packaged grants enable Rotarians around the world to respond to the world’s greatest needs.

Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Foundation has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion.
Posted by Sandra Josephs on Nov 03, 2013

PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE

 

Ron D. Burton - Rotary International President 2013-14

RON D. BURTON

PRESIDENT 2013-14

NOVEMBER 2013

Every Rotarian joins Rotary for his or her own reasons. Often, the reason someone decides to join isn't the same as the reason that person ultimately decides to stay. When I was asked to join Rotary, I accepted because I thought it would be a good way to get more involved in my community. In the end, though, what really got me excited about Rotary service was something I didn't even know about when I joined: our Rotary Foundation.

I knew I could do plenty of good work through my Rotary club in Norman, Okla., USA. But through our Foundation, I could have a hand in the work of every single Rotary club and district around the world. I could look at any Foundation-supported project, any Foundation program, any country that was declared polio-free, and say: I helped make that happen.

Once I realized that, there wasn't any turning back.

I've been very fortunate that over the years, I've gotten to see an incredible amount of our Foundation's work firsthand. The more I see, the more passionate I become about our Foundation. When you visit a school for AIDS orphans and meet the kids who are being cared for, educated, and taught a trade – and when you know, as you look into their faces, that if it weren't for our Foundation, they would be sleeping on the street, eating out of the trash – you don't ever see our Foundation in the same way again.

We are in the middle of one of the most exciting years we have ever known for our Rotary Foundation. We've just rolled out a new grant model, one that will challenge and inspire us all to think bigger and to develop more ambitious projects that will have a more lasting impact. We've accepted a new challenge from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has committed to match, two to one, every Rotarian dollar contributed to polio eradication for the next five years, up to US$35 million per year. And we are now fighting the final battles in our war against polio – a war we are absolutely committed to win.

Our Foundation's goal always has been Doing Good in the World. With our new grant model, we aren't going to be satisfied with simply doing good. We will do the most good we can, in the most lasting ways possible – for the people who need us the most.

Posted by Sandra Josephs on Oct 16, 2013

RCLP in collaboration with the University of Technology Community Service Group visited the SOS Villiage on October 12th, 2013. The SOS Village is a residential living facility for children 0-18 years old who are wards of the state. Rotarians interacted with the children ages 3- 16 in 3 separate sessions. Children ages 2 to 6 were engaged in a reading activity, ages 7 to12 played games and ages 13 to16 were engaged in a 15 minute talk on career planning. They also played a fun Pictionary game. The visit to the SOS children’s village was a community service project aimed at Inspiring and motivating our young people to aim high and remain focused in achieving their goals. Rotarians discussed career options to the children and encouraged them to maintain a positive attitude towards life in general, to work hard in achieving their goals and to believe in their dreams and a reading session, motivational talk and the donImageImageImageation of books.

Posted by Sandra Josephs on Oct 31, 2013

ImageImageImageOn Thursday October 31, 2013 RCLP hosted a career talk for grade 6 students at NPPS. The event was very interactive and ave the students opportunities to ask and answer questions related to financial and career planning. Special thanks to Director Michelle for her exemplary presentation and for keeping the students engaged and motivated. 

Special thanks to PP Lloyd, Dir Kerryann and all other Rotarians who supported the event. Special thanks as well to Dir Lila for executing and leading this much needed and well received event. 

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Posted by Cicyln Joseph-Johnson on Oct 13, 2013

Download IMG-20131013-WA004.jpg (111.1 KB)Rotaractors with the support and active participation of Rotarians engaged in a coastal cleanup of the LIME key. Lime Key is situated approximately 10 nautcal miles south west off Jamaica and is predominantly a dormitory fishing village - for fishermen in transit from deep sea fishing with their cargo. There is no running water or formalized sanitary facilities or garbage disposal system. This annual clean up exercise is extremely relevant in the maintenance of health & sanitation on the island. On Sundays, Lime Cay is the favourite beach getaway for city folk, many of whom moor their boats at the Morgan’s Harbour Marina and sail out for the afternoon with lunch and refreshments, since there are no facilities on the island. From Morgan’s Harbour, a shuttle or boat rental for the day can be arranged, but for the intrepid visitors, a small fee will convince a fisherman in the town of Port Royal to give you a ride to the island in the morning and return for you in the evening.

It was a great opportunity for RCLP to support and work along with Rotaractors in this venture. The Rotarians that took part in the cleanup exercise were very impressed with the initiative, drive and sensitivity shown by Roteractors to environment protection and sustenance.

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Posted by Carolyn Graham on Aug 12, 2013

RCLP is encouraging all its members to sign up on member access.

Member Access is a secure, accessible location for Rotarians and club and district leaders to conduct Rotary business and access information.  

You can also

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Other tools may be available to you depending on your Rotary office. For example, club presidents and secretaries can
Search, view, and update club membership and officer data, pay RI per capita dues and view Foundation and membership reports

How do I start using Member Access?

To start using Member Access, click create account on the Member Access log in page on Rotary International's webpage. It is quick and easy!

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