Registered Charity: No 1303
District 7030
Chartered 13 January, 1986 (Club 23315)
Club Bulletin for March 29th - April 5th 2023
Previous Meeting Details
Wednesday March 29th, 2023, at 12:30 pm via Zoom
Classification Talk by Rtn. Neilsen Beneby
This Business Meeting Details
Wednesday April 5th, 2023, at 12:30 pm via Zoom
Classification Talk by Rtn. Mario Carter
Assignments are as follows:
Greeter: Rtn. Dion Franklin 
Grace: Rtn. Kerryann Ifill 
Four Way Test: ADG. Peter Thompson
Meeting ID: 814 0214 0743
Passcode: 814864
Upcoming Meeting
Wednesday April 12th, 2023, at 12:30 pm at the Hotel PomMarine
Mr. Christopher Gibbs, Chairman at the Future Center Trust will be speaking about various environmental initiatives as part of our activities for Environmental month. 

“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”

– Chinese Proverb

Upcoming Events
Club Meeting (virtual)
Wednesday April 5th 
at 12:30 PM via Zoom 
Classification Talk
by Rtn. Mario Carter 
Meals on Wheels
Thursday April 20th at 8:30 AM
Red Cross Building Warrens
Feeding the Needy
Monday April 24th at 5:30 PM
Independence Square, Bridgetown
ADG. Peter Thompson
PP. Michael Forde
Rtn. Mechelle  Lewis-Downer 
This is subject to change at short notice, so please stay in contact with Rtn. Rosanne Trotman the coordinator for this project.
Club Directors & Officers    
President: Brian Lashley
Vice President: PP Katrina Sam - Prescod
Immediate Past President: George Connolly
President Elect: Marcel Murrell
Secretary: Glyne Husbands
Treasurer: Damian Branford
Director Service Projects: M. Pat Downes-Grant
Director Club Administration: Rosaline Clarke
Foundation & International Service: Denise Shepherd-Johnson
Director Public Relations: Terry Hall
Director of Membership & Youth: Jacklyn Broomes
Sergeant-at-Arms: PP Vivian - Anne Gittens
Rotary International Officers
President - Jennifer E. Jones
President Elect - R. Gordon R. McInally
General Secretary/CEO - John Hewko
District Officers
District Governor - Leslie Ramdhanny (Grenada)
District Governor Elect - Brian Glasgow (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Assistant Governor - Peter Thompson (Barbados)
Let's Celebrate 
7th April - Rtn. Kemi Brewster
Attendance for March 29th (45.10%)
Absent Rotarians:
Clorinda Alleyne, Ryan Best, Damian Branford, Charles Briggs, Stephen R Broome
Irving Burrowes, Robert Chase, George Connolly, Patricia Downes-Grant
Pamela Eversley, Gayle Headley-Lowe, Richard Kennedy, Keith King
Brian Lashley, Mechelle Lewis-Downer, Prakash Mahtani, Malcolm Mapp
Carrie-Ann Morris Searle, Valerie Quintyne, Brian Robinson, Katrina Sam - Prescod
Paul Saunders, Trevor Sealy, Denise Shepherd-Johnson, Randolph Straughan
Hiranand Thani, Michael Trotman, Kaye Williams
Rotaractors & Guests:
Anthony McGregor – Guest of Katrina Sam - Prescod
Morexa Matin-Gardiner – Guest of Josie Robinson
Graham Belle – President of Rotaract South
Club Meeting Recap - 29th March
On March 29th, Rtn Neilsen Beneby gave members a very engaging overview of both his personal life and professional career during his Classification Talk.
Neilsen relocated to Barbados from Grand Bahama in the Bahamas in 2019 and is currently a manager in the renewable energy industry. 

 Spotlight News 

Rotary Club of Barbados South

Pictured above are some of our members that attended the virtual Classification Talk presentation by Rt. Neilsen Beneby which was held on March, 29th 2023.
Fellow Rotarians, after two years of 'lockdowns' and echoes of 'unprecedented times', the Summer Luau Cruise is BACK! 
Saturday, May 20th at 5PM onboard the MV Dream Chaser 
General tickets are $80 and could be ordered by contacting a number below:
(246) 230-2900, (246) 234-2639, (246) 826-6730, (246) 850-0246
Your usual support in spreading the word and promoting the cruise would be appreciated as the proceeds of the Summer Luau Cruise goes towards the club's Back to School project.
On Tuesday, April 4th, the Vauxhall Primary School in Christ Church was renamed the Shirley Chisholm Primary School. In honour of the late American politician who in 1968 became the first black woman to be elected to the United States Congress.
A garden was established where a bust of Shirley Chisholm and a double-sided mural depicting her life story are located. The other half of the garden is an agricultural plot where the school children use to grow produce. This project is part of the Rotary Club of Barbados South's Owen Arthur Agrokids Programme. 
On April 2nd, Rtn. Kerryann Ifill, President of the Barbados Council for the Disabled was a member on a panel with Prof Dwayne Devonish, PhD, Management and Organizational Behaviour and Mr. Edmund Hinkson, M.P., Chairman - The Advisory Committee for Improving the Lives of People with Disabilities on The People's Business. The discussion centered around, "The Disabled Community and Creating a More Inclusive Society” as well as the surrounding draft national policy and legislation to guide that policy. 
Our Interactors have extended a warm invitation to all members to attend the 'Good Green Deeds Presentation' at the Barbados Council for the Disabled on Thursday, April 6th at 11am. Should there be any further inquiries about the session please feel free to contact 246-257-8063.
Rotary International

Ronald Kasule caught polio when he was 3 years old. The disease left him paralyzed. Seeing that the boy could neither walk nor feed himself, his father intended to end his son’s life before he became a burden to the family. “My parents had fierce arguments over me,” he recalls. “In the end, my mother prevailed. She made the tough decision of divorcing my father to save my life.”

The family lived in Kisubi, a village about 60 miles southwest of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. His mother sold practically everything the family owned to search for a cure. When treatment failed, she came up with many creative ways to train her son at home so he could live independently.

Rotary District 7030

Friday 10 March 2023, can be marked a historical day for Rotary District 7030 as District Governor Leslie Ramdhannie met with Representatives of the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms. Helen Royer, Director of Human Development and Ms. Curvelle David, Deputy Programme Manager, Health Sector Development, Directorate for Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana.

Rotaract Club of South Barbados 
The Rotaract Club of South Barbados will be having a club meeting this Saturday, April 8th at the Luther Thorne Memorial School. 
The meeting kicks off at 4:30pm and will conclude at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend!! 
Please click the images below to find out more about our club members 
Past Presidents
Paul Harris Fellow
Honorary Rotarians
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to encourage and foster:
First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
Second: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
Third: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life.
Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service
RCBS Banking Information
Club Account: CIBC Rendezvous  09616-1625923
Charitable Trust Inc. Account: CIBC Bridgetown  09606– 1001168072
Mailing Address: Club Secretary, G.P.O Box #995, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies.
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