Registered Charity: No 1303
District 7030
Chartered 13 January, 1986 (Club 23315)
Club Bulletin for March 8th - 15th 2023
Previous Meeting Details
Wednesday March 8th, 2023, at 6:00 pm at Hotel PomMarine 
Club Forum (members only)
This Business Meeting Details
Wednesday March 15th, 2023, at 12:30 pm via Zoom
Presentation on "Examining the Object of Rotary" by PP Vivian - Anne Gittens
Assignments are as follows:
Greeter: Rtn. Josephine Robinson  
Grace: PHF. Nigel Adams 
Object of Rotary: Rtn. Malcolm Mapp
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Meeting ID: 863 0036 4613
Passcode: 982640
Upcoming Event
Wednesday March 22nd, 2023 at Hotel PomMarine 
Time: To be confirmed 
Presentation on "Constitution Reform - Have Your Say" by the Government's Constitution Reform Committee

“Learn all you can about people in other parts of the world. Understanding how people in other countries live and work and play teaches us to respect them and promote peace everywhere.”

– Carol Bellamy

Upcoming Events
Meals on Wheels
Thursday March 16th at 8:30 AM
Red Cross Building Warrens
Club Meeting (virtual)
Wednesday March 15th 
at 12:30 PM via Zoom 
Presentation on "Examining the Objects of Rotary" by PP Vivian - Anne Gittens 
Rotaract Peace Pole Installation
Wednesday March 15th 
at 11:30 AM at the St. Michael School  
Feeding the Needy
Monday March 27th at 5:30 PM
Independence Square Bridgetown
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 
19th March - PP Irving Burrowes  
Special Day
13th March - World Rotaract Day
The Board of the Rotary Club of Barbados South
wishes to extend a
Happy World Rotaract Day 
to all Rotaractors and their PIS
Attendance for March 8th (64.7%)
Absent Rotarians:
Clorinda Alleyne, Charles Briggs, Stephen Broome, Robert Chase, George Connolly
Pamela Eversley, Michael Forde, Gayle Headley-Lowe, Kammie Holder, Prakash Mahtani
Malcolm Mapp, Valerie Quintyne, Brian Robinson, Paul Saunders, Denise Shepherd-Johnson
Michael Trotman, John Williams, Kaye Williams

 Spotlight News 

Rotary Club of Barbados South

The fifth week of Model United Nations went to Parliament today [Saturday, 11th March] and our young 'Ministers' delivered passionate speeches on Climate Change and the Energy Transition!'
-Excerpt from Senator The Hon. Lisa Cummins
Rotary Fellowship! The three incoming presidents for the Rotary year 2023-24 are certainly off to a good start! Seen above from left are PE Marcel Murrell (RCBS), PE Gail Reeves (RCBW) and PE Ermine Darroux-Francis (RCB).  
The article above was taken from the Nation Newspaper on March 11th. It provides additional media coverage of the RI President Jennifer Jones' visit and the projects viewed while she was here. The picture highlighted in the article shows some of the Rotarians, Interactors, and The Queen's College Principal Dr. Browne who attended the RCBS' unveiling of the Peace Pole at The Queen's College as the first project of the tour.
Rotary International

Gbowee had lived in a refugee camp, worked as a counselor for child soldiers, and led a nonviolent peace movement that played a pivotal role in ending a bloody 14-year period of civil war in Liberia. But still, they asked her, “What’s next?” “

My answer was simple,” she recalls. “Duh, I just won the Nobel Peace Prize. I’m going to retire at 39. They said, ‘No, you’re still young. Think.’ The only thing I could think about in that moment was girls and education.”

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 is an annual celebration of the success and importance of Rotaract in communities worldwide. Join us from 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. 
A Peace pole is an internationally recognized symbol for Peace on Earth and is highly appropriate structure to be placed in a school environment to foster and encourage peace building among youth in Barbados. As such the Rotaract Clubs of Barbados will be unveiling a Peace Pole at the St. Michael School on Wednesday, 15th March, 2023 during World Rotaract Week. We need your support in this venture and request a financial donation towards the worthy cause. Please give generously! 
Join us for the Rota-lympics Games Night on Saturday, March 18th from 5:00PM at The Oasis, Kendal Hill, Christ Church. We look forward to your support as we celebrate World Rotaract Week. 
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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