👩🏾‍🌾 300 Trees Planted 🌳
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Welcome to Rotary Insider Release No.14!

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Previous Meeting Details
We were thrilled to welcome Senator, The Hon. Dr. Shantal Munro-Knight, PhD, as our guest speaker on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Dr. Munro-Knight delivered an enlightening presentation on the captivating topic of Sustainable Development. The meeting was well-attended, and the audience was engaged throughout the presentation. Dr. Munro-Knight provided valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development, leaving the audience with a renewed sense of hope for the future.
A special recognition goes to Rtn. Ryan Best and PP Michael Trotman, both of whom were recognised for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation. PP and PHF+7 Hiranand Thani had the privilege of pinning Rtn. Ryan Best on becoming a PHF+2, and also recognised PP Michael Trotman, who received his PHF+1 pin.

We express our gratitude to all participants for their attendance and active participation in making this meeting memorable.

Attendance: 44.23% (Down approx. 5% from previous meeting)

Fines and Raffle: $250
Photo: PP Hiranand pinning Rtn. Ryan Best and PP Michael Trotman with their PHF pins.
What's Happening
this Week
At our upcoming meeting on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, we will be conducting nominations for the Board of Directors for the Rotary year 2024-2025. This essential process will be led by PP Michael Trotman, and we encourage active participation from all members as we shape the future leadership of our Rotary community.
Following the nominations, we are excited to announce that our final guest speaker for this calendar year will be Dr. Cedric J Van Meerbeeck, a Climatologist from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology. Dr. Van Meerbeeck will delve into the topic of climate and weather changes, providing insights into the recent shifts we have been experiencing.
We look forward to a productive nominations process and an enlightening session with Dr. Cedric J Van Meerbeeck. Your participation is highly valued as we continue to build a strong foundation for the Rotary year ahead

This all takes place at the Hotel PomMarine, Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church, starting at 6:00 P.M.

Assignments are as follows:

Greeter: PP Randolph Straughan 
Grace: Rtn. Nicole Hall
Four Way Test: Dir. Kerryann Ifill
Raffle: Provided by PP Michael Trotman


Photo: The Hon. Dr. Munro-Knight gracefully delivering her presentation.
Photo: The Hon. Dr. Munro-Knight being presented with a token of appreciation from PP Randolph Straughan.
Photo: Rtn. Morexa reciting the objects of Rotary.
Upcoming Events 
Feeding the Needy
Monday, 27th November at 5:30 P.M. in Independence Square, Bridgetown
Rostered Rotarians:
Interested in participating beyond your rostered date? Reach out to Rtn. Mechelle Lewis - Project Coordinator.

Meals on Wheels
Thursday, 21st December

Rostered Rotarians:
Primary - Dir. Rosaline Clarke
Back up - PP Michael Forde
Member Birthdays
Michael Trotman
May 3
Peter Thompson
May 6
Valerie Quintyne
May 10
Anthony McGregor
May 14
Ryan Best
May 17
Rose Clarke
May 18
Prakash Mahtani
May 20
Mechelle Lewis
May 25
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
 👩🏾‍🌾  300 Trees Planted 🌳
Coastal Sustainability Tree Planting Success

Last Saturday, our coastal sustainability tree planting project on the East Coast of Barbados was a resounding success! We're thrilled to announce that we planted a total of 300 trees, a significant stride towards a greener and healthier environment.

A huge shoutout to Dir. Jacklyn Broome and her dedicated team from Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd for not only sponsoring this impactful project but also actively participating in the tree planting alongside our members. Your support has been instrumental in making this initiative a reality.

Special thanks are also due to Mr. Jones of the National Botanical Gardens, who spearheaded this project on our behalf. The collaboration with the National Soil Conservation Unit, from where the trees were sourced and delivered, played a crucial role in the project's success.

Our Rotary team showed up with both heart and hands engaged, and we extend a sincere thank you for your commitment to making a positive difference in our community.

To those who, in spirit, were with us despite not being able to make it in person, your support is deeply appreciated. Stay tuned for part two of our coastal sustainability project as we continue to work towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.

Thank you all for your dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment to making a positive impact in our community!

From Rotary International ⚙️
Explore RI's Governance Documents

Rotary's governance documents provide the structure for Rotary International's policies and procedures. CLICK HERE to find out more!

Get ready! Singapore Awaits! 🇸🇬

The Rotary convention is where friendship and learning come together to inspire you. In Singapore you’ll connect with people of action from around the globe at Rotary’s biggest event of the year.

We’ll share fresh perspectives, inspiration, and hope – with each other and the world! The convention features world-class dining and cultural attractions, distinguished speakers, energizing breakout sessions, and much more.

Join us 25-29 May 2024 in Singapore where we’ll be Sharing Hope With the World!

From Rotary District 7030 🌴
#RotartInSVG24 🇻🇨

District Conference: 18th-20th April, 2024

My fellow Rotarians, families, and guests, as we progress in the 2023/2024 journey to create hope in the... CLICK HERE to read more.

The "Plus" In PolioPlus 🩸

Have you ever wondered what the “plus’ in PolioPlus stands for and how the term came about?

When we talk about PolioPlus, we know we are eradicating polio, but what additional benefits does the program bring?

Ending polio is Rotary’s main humanitarian goal, and PolioPlus is...

From Rotaract South Barbados 
Independence Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser
Proceeds to benefit the Rotary Foundation and the HIV food bank.
📌 The Cork Board 
Things Every Member Should Know 
The Rotary Grace 🙏
Oh Lord and Giver of all Good. We thank thee for our daily food. May Rotary friends and Rotary ways. Help us to serve thee all our days.
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