Registered Charity: No 1303
District 7030
Chartered 13 January, 1986 (Club 23315)
Club Bulletin for March 1st - 8th 2023
Previous Meeting Details
Wednesday March 1st, 2023, at 6:30 pm at Hotel PomMarine 
Presentation on "Problems Associated with Osteoarthritis" by Dr. Tamara Nancoo, MA, MBBChir, FRCS (specialist in TR & ORTH)
This Business Meeting Details
Wednesday March 8th, 2023, at 6:00 pm at Hotel PomMarine 
Club Forum (members only)
Upcoming Event
Wednesday March 15th, 2023 at at 12:30 pm via Zoom
Presentation on "Examining the Objects of Rotary" by PP Vivian - Anne Gittens 

“If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give"

– Rabbi Samuel Hirsch

Upcoming Events
Meals on Wheels
Red Cross Building Warrens
Thursday March 16th at 8:30 AM
Club Meeting 
Wednesday March 15th 
at 12:30 PM via Zoom 
Presentation on "Examining the Objects of Rotary" by PP Vivian - Anne Gittens 
Feeding the Needy
Independence Square Bridgetown
Monday March 27th at 5:30 PM
Dir. Pat Downes - Grant
PP. Randolph Straughan
PP. Hiranand Thani 
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 
9th March - PP Brian Robinson  
11th March - Rtn. Maurice Bailey 
11th March - Dir. Pat Downes-Grant
The Board of the Rotary Club of Barbados South
wishes to extend a
Happy International Women's Day
to all of its female members, PIS and friends of Rotary
Attendance for March 1st (33.33%)
Absent Rotarians:
Nigel Adams, Clorinda Alleyne, Sonya Alleyne, Maurice Bailey, Damian Branford
Charles Briggs, Stephen Broome, Mario Carter, Robert Chase, George Connolly
Susanna Corbin, Patricia Downes-Grant, Pamela Eversley, Michael Forde
Simone Hadchity, Gayle Headley-Lowe, Kammie Holder, Kerryann Ifill
Richard Kennedy, Keith King, Mechelle Lewis-Downer, Prakash Mahtani
Malcolm Mapp, Carrie-Ann Morris-Searle, Valerie Quintyne, Brian Robinson
Josie Robinson, Katrina Sam-Prescod, Paul Saunders, Denise Shepherd-Johnson
Peter Thompson, John Williams, Kaye Williams, Jamalia Wyllie
Dr. Tamara Nancoo – Guest Speaker
Ms. Althea Maximilean – P.A. of Dr. Nancoo
Club Meeting Recap - 1st March
Dr. Tamara Nancoo of the Caribbean Sports Orthopaedic Clinic and Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies gave a highly enlightening and interactive presentation on Osteoarthritis (“OA”) in Barbados.

Dr. Nancoo simplified symptoms of the disease and how it is currently tackled by medical professionals in Barbados. She also spoke of her experiences in dealing with patients with OA and how pain associated with the incurable disease is managed.

 Spotlight News 

Rotary Club of Barbados South

Pictured above are some of the highlights from our "Problems Associated with Osteoarthritis" session held on March 1st, 2023.
On February 28th, PP Katrina attended a tasting evening at the Rotary Club of Beijing. The wine specialist skillfully walked everyone through each drink that was paired with every course for the meal. 
The Mini Model United Nations (MUN) Assembly for secondary school students continued on Saturday, 4th March hosted by the three Rotary Clubs in Barbados. During the session the students continued to form alliances with the various country groups and forged a better understanding of the resolution that they will be debating.
Agrokids Project - A visit to Arthur Smith Primary School (ASP) and Vauxhall Primary School (VP) last Thursday, March 2nd, allowed the team to view the gardens, hear the plans going forward for the project, and be advised of the changes in administration for both schools. Above are some of the images captured of the gardens. Kale, eggplant, cabbage and sweet peppers for ASP and the basil plants for VP that permeated the air when the team entered the garden.
Congratulations to our very own Rtn. Kerryann who was featured in the Nation News paper on March 5th in recognition for her trailblazing efforts to improve the lives of people around her, especially persons living with disabilities. 
Rotary International

At a school in northern Lebanon, students line up to drink from taps and wash their hands at basins. It’s a luxury that was once rare for schoolchildren here, though the snow-capped mountains that supply much of the country’s water loom not far in the distance.

“Before, the water was not drinkable, it contained many bacteria,” explains Nabila Babetti, principal of the Adnan al-Jisr High School in Tripoli, the country’s second-largest city. Students had to rely on bottled water that was expensive for families to provide. Some were sickened by unsafe water, forcing them to miss days of school.

Rotary District 7030

Message from District Governor Leslie Ramdhanny

Dear Rotarian,
We look forward to hosting you at our 2023 District Conference in Grenada.

Our Host Organizing Committee has been working diligently to ensure our 2023 District Conference is all you expect and more!!! I encourage all of you to register early and take advantage of the early bird rates. We have secured preferential rates with some hotels. Book early because rooms will fill up quickly! We have an exciting lineup and agenda. I look forward to seeing all of you at the opening ceremony.

Rotaract Club of South Barbados 
World Rotaract Week 2023
World Rotaract Week is an annual celebration of the success and importance of Rotaract in communities worldwide. Join us March 12 - 18, 2023, to connect with others and share in our celebrations.
During the week, the four (4) Rotaract Clubs on the island will focus on peacebuilding and conflict prevention, promoting and sensitizing our members and the general public on peace, and the importance of conflict resolution, particularly in our youth. For peace to be sustained, we need to work together as one. As such, we will seek to partner with other youth-led action and service organizations to promote this message. Stay tuned for full details on what is to come!
IPDG Sonya, PE Marcel, President Graham and PRO Khrystal visited with Interact QC as they recognized the RI area of focus Peace through creating origami doves and visiting the recently planted Peace Pole at QC.
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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