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by Stephen R Broome


Applications are opened for the GRSP Scholarship. Applications close 1 October 2011.

Service Above Self
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District Governor:   Stephen Ramroop

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Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Jan 30, 2013

Grenada is hosting the conference in 2013 since the last one held here was in 1997 – over 15 years ago and it was time for Grenada to do so again.  In 1988, 5 years after the Grenada Revolution, the first conference was hosted and it was deemed to be an outstanding success with 588 registered Rotarians and Partners in Service - then known as Rotary Anns.  Grenada’s natural charm and eco –friendliness will provide the atmosphere to lure Rotarians and put them in the right frame of mind to focus on the RI theme – Peace Through Service. 

The conference centre will be at the Grenada Grand Beach Resort and Convention Centre.  It is the same location where the previous two conferences were held but the current facilities are bigger and more modern than before. 

The theme is the same theme which was created by R.I. President Tanaka - PEACE THROUGH SERVICE - and we decided that our District Conference theme should reflect that of R.I. 

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jan 28, 2013

Fellow Rotarians

Please see attached a notice of invitation for those Rotarians traveling to RI Convention 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Tickets are available for purchase directly from YOUR District Governor-elect at a cost of $50.00 per ticket.  You have received this email because you have already registered for the International Convention.  Please share this email with anyone you know who is planning to attend the convention but has not yet registered so they can purchase their ticket(s).

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Aug 03, 2012

Rotarians and visitors to our website are invited to view the work of Rotary and Rotarians in District 7030. This video presentation was created by our District Public Relations committee. Rotarians in District 7030 are encouraged to have the video played on your local televison stations and to play the video at every opportunity you get to promote the work of Rotary District 7030. You can get copies of the video from PP Milton Inniss, District Public Relations Chair [email protected] or you can view it also at youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1RXLU9HWdw



Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jan 28, 2013

Dear fellow Rotarians,

I am a Japanese businessman, and I wear a suit almost every day. The Rotary pin is always on my lapel. It is there because I am proud to be a Rotarian. Anywhere I go, people will see the pin and know who I am. Other Rotarians will see it and know that I am a friend, and people who are not Rotarians will see it as well. I want to be sure that all of them also understand the meaning of this pin.

This is why I am asking all of you to wear your Rotary pin and to raise awareness of what the pin means. I believe having that pin on your lapel changes you. It makes you think more before you speak and before you act. It makes you remember, all the time, that you are a Rotarian – and that as Rotarians, we are here to help.

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Aug 03, 2012

Sakuji Tanaka

Yashio, Saitama, Japan
President, Rotary International, 2012-13
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2006-10
Director, Rotary International, 2003-05
District Governor, 1994-95

akuji Tanaka is the former chair of the Daika Company and former president of the National Household Papers Distribution Association of Japan. He also has been vice president of the Yashio City Chamber of Commerce.

A member of the Rotary Club of Yashio since its charter in 1975, Tanaka has served RI as a director, Rotary Foundation trustee, chair of the 2009 Birmingham Convention Committee, member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force and Future Vision Committee, and regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, district governor, and training leader. Working with his district, he helped to construct a school building in Bangladesh.

Tanaka has received the RI Service Above Self Award and the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Kyoko, are Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors of the Permanent Fund, Major Donors, and members of the Arch C. Klumph Society. In addition, Tanaka has established an endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship.

He and Kyoko have been married since 1963 and have three children and six grandchildren.

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Aug 03, 2012

In 1958, Bob Izon ran the mile in world-record time in the under-16 age category, becoming the English schools champion.

But the most meaningful run of his life took place in May, when the founding member of the Rotary Club of Hereford Wye Valley, Herefordshire, England, carried the Olympic torch through his hometown.

Izon is one of several Rotarians who have carried the torch on its relay to the new Olympic Stadium in London for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics on 27 July.

“I consider myself very fortunate to have been chosen, as half the bearers are ages 15 to 25,” he says. “It gave me a chance to pursue three objectives: inspire the younger generation, publicize Rotary’s good works, and show that a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease does not always condemn one to a nonactive life.”

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jun 10, 2012

Posted by Stephen R Broome on May 07, 2012

At the recently concluded District 7030 Conference, PETS and Assembly, the clubs present unanimously confirmed the appointment of Rotarian PP Elwin Atmodimedjo to the position of District Governor for the 2014-2015 Rotary Year. Elwin is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Paramaribo Residence, in Suriname and has served as Assistant Governor on three occasions.

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Apr 02, 2012

Rotary International and ShelterBox, a grassroots disaster relief organization, signed a project partner agreement this month, allowing the two organizations to collaborate more closely to provide relief and temporary shelter to survivors of natural disasters.


“Project partner” is a special status RI gives to groups started or managed by Rotary clubs. The agreement will build on the strengths of both organizations in responding to disasters all over the world.

“Our Rotary friends have always been there ready to assist – from generous donations to direct operational support on the ground Rotary has always been part of our DNA,” said Tom Henderson, ShelterBox CEO. “I feel like we have 34,000 ShelterBox offices around the world working together to help those who have lost everything when they need us the most.”

Saving lives

RI General Secretary John Hewko said the agreement will enable Rotary club members to have an immediate, lifesaving impact in communities hit by natural disasters. “ShelterBox will be able to ensure that local Rotarians are provided an opportunity to participate in the distribution of ShelterBox containers,” he said.

Each ShelterBox typically provides a bespoke tent designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, stove, water purification kit, blankets, tools, and other necessities to help a family survive for six months or more after a disaster.


Posted by Stephen R Broome on Mar 09, 2012

Over 140 young delegates, specially invited guest, and Rotarians gathered for RYLA Grenada 2012 opening ceremony at the Grenada Grand Beach Resort.  It was held Under the Distinguished Patronage of His Excellency Sir Caryle Glean KCMG-Governor General, who delivered remarks and officially declared the RYLA conference opened. The young adults were in for a treat from the start with an impressive flag ceremony by the Grenada Cadet Corps representing the 14 countries from which the participant were drawn.  Remarks were delivered by the Prime Minister Honorable Tillman Thomas, Minister of Youth Empowerment Hon. Patrick Simmons, District Governor Lara Quentrall-Thomas and the President of the Rotary Club of Grenada Julia G. Lawrence. 

In keeping with the theme: Our Youth, Today & Beyond, Senator the Honourable Vynnette Frederick (St. Vincent & the Grenadines) delivered an outstanding and moving keynote address that without a doubt set the tone for the remaining 3 days.

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jan 16, 2012

 How can Rotary stay relevant to younger members? Hear answers from Rotarians to this question and others in Rotary Minute, a series of short videos, now available on iTunes through a free podcast subscription.

Read the secret to reaching Generation Y next page... 


Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jan 16, 2012

ImageThe needs spanning Rotary's six areas of focus are vast, ranging from lack of access to clean water to the need for immunization that prevent deadly diseases. Learn more in the Rotary's Areas of Focus publication

Rotary clubs serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation recognize these six areas of focus as organizational priorities, and there are countless ways that Rotarians can address these needs locally and internationally. For ideas, consult the publication Rotary’s Areas of Focus

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Jan 16, 2012

Rotary celebrates India’s first polio-free year. from Rotary International on Vimeo.

View Polio Eradication - You can do it! and RI President Banerjee Monthly Message January 2012

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Nov 21, 2011

I am now 50 years young and I have been a Rotarian for over twenty-three (23) years. I have served in every position in the club (San Fernando South), twice President and twice Assistant Governor for the South Clubs. My spouse and I have attended three International Conferences and since I was invited into Rotary only missed three District Conferences. My wife and I both are Paul Harris Fellows (I have one stone).  I have been involved in charitable work at every level in the community and was responsible for the formation of two Rotary Village Corps and an Interact Club.


In the Rotary Year 2012-2013 I shall be working very hard to develop and strengthen communication and disaster risk reduction in all our countries. This remains the single most important issue in the Caribbean where small island states are affected by common hazards.

By strengthening clubs, performing humanitarian service in all clubs and communities and enhancing Rotary International's Public Image, the world can say that we made a difference.


My family and I look forward to service.

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Nov 20, 2011


Over a month ago, I walked into the Chicago airportwith an overstuffed suitcase, a banner from my sponsor Rotary club, and a hugesmile on my face. On my way to the airport, I had experienced a range ofemotions —excitement, contemplation, and apprehension at the thought of leavingmy mother, grandmother, dog, and everything else I had grown to know and lovefor all twenty-two years of my life in my hometown.

Butthe thought of being in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe for a year as a RotaryFoundation Ambassadorial Scholar was enough to make me feel thrilled about whatwas coming


Posted by Stephen R Broome

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Feb 01, 2011

February 2011 

This Rotary year features a culture of innovation in which we are looking at all aspects of our policies, practices, and procedures to see if they can be modernized and improved. Not surprisingly for an old and large organization like ours, we are identifying many areas that could, and should, be brought up to date.

But at the same time, I fully recognize that some things are so significant in Rotary’s success that they are sacrosanct. They are referred to in the RI Strategic Plan as our core values, but I prefer to call them our DNA. They are the characteristics that distinguish Rotary from all other organizations. They are the essence of who Rotarians are and what Rotarians have in common around the world.

The five core values named in the RI Strategic Plan are fellowship, service, integrity, diversity, and leadership. Young people prefer the word networking to our traditional word of fellowship, but to me they are equivalent. Both words lead to lasting friendships in our clubs, which keep us together between projects and which make Rotary membership truly priceless. Friendship is clearly the most essential element of Rotary’s DNA!

Rotarians should not worry that the current emphasis on modernization will damage our core values. That would be alien to Cowboy Logic, which includes the admonitions “Remember that some things are not for sale” and “Know where to draw the line.” I want to assure Rotarians that we will not alter the values and attitudes that have made Rotary a premier organization – one that is now on the world stage through PolioPlus!

We have so much to be proud of as Rotarians. This is our finest hour, and our best days are still ahead as we help our clubs to be Bigger, Better, and Bolder. Along with our five core values, persistent progress is another prestigious part of Rotary’s DNA! 

Ray Klinginsmith

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Feb 01, 2011

Dear Rotary Club President and President-elect,

This is an announcement to all Rotary club leadership that Rotary International is conducting four new pilot programs beginning 1 July 2011 and operating through 30 June 2014 and is looking for clubs to participate in them. 

In support of the RI Strategic Plan goal to 'foster club innovation and flexibility' the Board would like to evaluate and measure the impact alternative membership types and club operations have on member activities and engagement, membership growth and retention, improved member diversity, increased community and international service, increased support of The Rotary Foundation, and overall club effectiveness. Below is a brief recap of each pilot program. At this link are more detailed fact sheets for each of these pilots, guidelines for selection, terms of participation, and an implementation plan: 


Satellite Club
The Satellite Club Pilot will allow a Rotary club to conduct multiple club meetings during a week, each taking place at a different location, a different day and/or a different time.

Corporate Membership
The Corporate Membership Pilot will allow a corporation or company in the club's area to become a member of the Rotary Club, through a club established membership approval process, and appoint a certain number of Designees as the individuals attending meetings, serving on projects, voting on club matters, serving as club officers and on club committees, etc.

Associate Membership
An Associate Membership Pilot will allow an individual to become associated and acquainted with a Rotary Club, its members, its programs and projects, and the expectations of club membership with the intent of becoming an active member within a designated period of time.

Innovation & Flexibility
This pilot project focuses on letting clubs self-determine their operations to fit better with their members' and community needs.  Clubs will be authorized to make changes to the Standard Rotary Club Constitution and to their Rotary Club Bylaws in any area other than RI membership dues requirements.

A total of 200 clubs will be accepted to participate in each pilot, with a goal of equal representation from the thirty-four (34) zones. Clubs wishing to participate must have been chartered prior to 30 June 2009.

The deadline for submitting a pilot application form is 1 April 2011. Decisions for club selections will be made by 1 May 2011. Club and district officers will be notified of clubs selected to participate by 31 May 2011.

To participate in these pilot programs, your club must be in good financial standing and you will need agreement from the current club president and club president-elect along with the agreement of 2/3 of the members of the club.  At this link are the project plan details and application form:


You may email questions to [email protected] or contact your Club and District Support representative. You may submit the application via email to [email protected] or fax to 1-847-556-2196.

I encourage all club presidents to consider participating in these pilot programs in an effort to ensure Rotary's continued success and secure its future in a changing world. 


Ed Futa
General Secretary, Rotary International

Posted by Stephen R Broome on Nov 15, 2010

The New Rotary Manual of Procedure 2010 is available on this home page. Please scroll down on your left to download the document.

La nouvelle Rotary Manuel de procédure 2010 est disponible sur cette page d'accueil. S'il vous plaît faites défiler vers le bas sur votre gauche pour télécharger le document.

Le document est en anglais seulement, il n'a pas été traduit en d'autres langues encore.
Posted by Stephen R Broome

"Keeping the Member in Rotary - Keeping Rotary in the Member"

This article outlines 6 key action items required in order to retain members within your Rotary club. Learn how you can:

        1. Inform all non-Rotarian visitors of various Rotary International programs
        2. Invite a propsective member with a personal visit by the club's membership committee
        3. Induct new members in a dignified and meaningful manner
        4. Orient the new member properly
        5. Educate the new member about Rotary 

See full article and download at the MEMBERSHIP page 


Posted on Apr 14, 2010


District 7030 is a unique District that can be regarded as a mini Rotary International.

The reason for this is that the District covers fourteen Countries with 69 Clubs meeting in 19 different territories across the District.

The actual geography is as follows starting in the South on the South American continent with French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana and as it goes north encompassing the Eastern Caribbean, or as some people may know it, part of the old British and French West Indies.

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