Registered Charity: No 1303
District 7030
Chartered 13 January, 1986 (Club 23315)
Club Bulletin for February 2nd - 8th 2023
Previous Meeting Details
Wednesday Feb 1st, 2023, at 12:30 pm via Zoom
- Grant Writing presentation by Ms. Marsha Clarke
- General Business 
- Events related to the RI President's visit 
This Business Meeting Details
Wednesday Feb 8th, 2023, at 12:30 pm at Hotel PomMarine 
- Committee Updates 
- General Business 
Assignments are as follows:
Greeter: PP. Vivian-Anne Gittens
Grace: PHF. Simone Hadchity
Object of Rotary: Rtn. Nielson Beneby
Raffle: Tres. Damian Branford
Upcoming Event
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2023 at 12:30 pm via Zoom

"Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place."
– Rosalyn Carter

Upcoming Events
Meals on Wheels
Red Cross Building Warrens
Thursday Feb 16th at 8:30 AM
Feeding the Needy
Independence Square Bridgetown
Monday Feb 27th at 5:30 PM
Dir. Terry Hall
PP Michael Trotman 
Dir. Jacklyn Broome 
This is subject to change at short notice, so please stay in contact with Rtn. Rosanne Trotman the coordinator for this project.
RI President visit to Barbados
Thursday Feb 23rd
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 
10th Feb - PP. Charles Briggs
Did you know
The month of February is very special in the Rotary calendar because it includes the anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905, now designated as the World Understanding and Peace Day.
Attendance for Feb 1st (43.14%)
Absent Rotarians:
Nigel Adams, Clorinda Alleyne, Neilsen Beneby, Damian Branford, Charles Briggs
Stephen Broome, Jacklyn Broomes, Irving Burrowes, Robert Chase, Pamela Eversley
Simone Hadchity, Gayle Headley-Lowe, Kammie Holder, Kerryann Ifill
Keith King, Brian Lashley, Prakash Mahtani, Malcolm Mapp, Valerie Quintyne
Brian Robinson, Josie Robinson, Katrina Sam - Prescod, Paul Saunders
Trevor Sealy, Denise Shepherd-Johnson, Randolph Straughan, Hiranand Thani
Michael Trotman, Rosanne Trotman, John Williams, Kaye Williams
Marsha – Ann Clarke – Guest Lecturer
Nicole Hall – Guest of Rtn. Kemi Brewster
Nikita Gibson – Guest of President Brian
Che Greenidge – Guest of President Graham
Graham Belle – President of Rotaract Club South
Club Meeting 1st Feb Recap
On Wednesday, February 1st, the feature presentation of the Club Meeting was delivered by Ms. Marsha-Ann Clarke, the Founder of Youth Equipped to Achieve! Inc. (YEA! Barbados) and Consultant to the Owen Arthur Agrokids Initiative in Primary Schools. Ms. Clarke played an essential role in the Rotary Club of Barbados South’s application to the UNDP’s GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), and as such, RCBS was awarded $10,000 BDD for the execution of a Grant Writing Workshop and school assessments for the expansion of the Agrokids Initiative.

 Spotlight News 

Rotary Club of Barbados South

The three Rotary clubs in Barbados annually host a Mini Model United Nations (MUN) Assembly for secondary school students. However, due to COVID the last assembly was held in 2020. MUN exposes students to the topical international issues being addressed by the international community, creates awareness of the substantive considerations attached to those issues as well as the respective country positions taken based on unique national interests by different countries in the General Assembly of the UN.
Thankfully, MUN has returned this year for its 9th Assembly. Each participating student (referred to as a colleague in this forum) immediately becomes a Minister after selecting a country and is charged with researching and presenting on how their adopted country functions within the international space: regarding their resources, border relations, need for and sourcing of financing as well as their effect and positioning on key global matters such as climate change and sourcing resources within their maritime spaces.
It is an extraordinary opportunity for students to become immersed in the workings of a multilateral environment and continues this Saturday, February 12th. 
Fellow Rotarians! Yes! It has been confirmed! Jennifer Jones, Rotary International’s first female president has included our beloved Barbados in her tour of duty in February 2023.
She will be our featured guest speaker at a Dinner being hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Barbados to celebrate 118 years of Rotary International, at Mahogany Ridge, St James, February 23rd at 6:00pm. All are invited!
This is an occasion that is not to be missed and we look forward to enjoying it with you!
Rotary International

In response to the worsening humanitarian crises in Ukraine and Pakistan, the trustees of The Rotary Foundation voted in January to create two new, targeted funds that will continue offering lifesaving aid to those affected.

The Ukraine Response Fund and the 2022 Pakistan Flood Response Fund will be separate from the general Disaster Response Fund, which had previously been supporting relief efforts for both crises.

Rotary District 7030
Established in 2020, the long-term goal of Rotary District 7030's Childhood Obesity Prevention (COP) program is to promote, advocate and facilitate education and engagement and activities among clubs and communities in the Caribbean in tackling childhood obesity.
As part of its ongoing commitment to curbing and preventing childhood obesity, Rotary District 7030 launched its first obesity awareness campaign titled ‘7030 Moves for COP’ in January 2022 with several activities for clubs and members to participate in and support.
Rotaract Club of South Barbados 
Click on the See More! button below to read two testimonials from members of the Rotaract Club of South Barbados sharing their experience at MUN on Saturday, February 4th. 
Our Rotaractors are looking forward to participating in this year's Model United Nations Assembly, hosted jointly by the Rotary Clubs in Barbados. Their role will be to mentor the delegates, lending insight and advice as they tackle current global climate change issues. Pictured are President Brian with Rtr. Jamie (MUN alumni), Secretary Cadesha, and Rtr. Tre at the opening session on Saturday, February 4th. According to all reports, they are ready and raring to make an impact.
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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