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Antigua

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:30 PM
Rotary House
Corner Factory Road and Nugent Avenue
St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda  WI
Antigua and Barbuda
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2017 – 2018 Half Year Report
THEME: CONNECT.ENGAGE.MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Objectives for the 2017-2018 Rotaract Year:
  • To build club members leadership and professional skills.
  • To continue serving the communities of Antigua.
  • To continue efforts to help improve the RRI relationship.
  • To continue the increase in the visibility of the club.
 
Throughout the Rotaract year, thus far we were able to accomplish a series of projects under each arm of service. Although we had a fair share of challenges with members’ participation in projects and donation, we were able to complete several of the proposed projects successfully. 
Community Service:
Under Community service, we were able to complete:
  • Donation to accident victim Curtis Gordon
  • Annual Share the Cheer Donation at the Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital
  • 11th Annual Spelling Bee Competition
  • 1st and 2nd Phase of the District Blood Donation project in collaboration with Club Lyfe, Rotaract Club of Stabroek, and Rotaract Club of South East Nassua Centennial in District 7020
Upcoming projects for the committee are “We Care to Lend a Hand. Food SecurityThe Gateway to the Eradication of Poverty, RI project “Plant a tree for each member” and Adopt a Park.
 
International Service:
There were a few challenges faced by the director starting out the year, which lead the director to resign from the club. However, measures were put in place to have someone take up the position to complete the proposed projects for the year.
Projects completed thus far:
  • PSA on “Importance of getting tested – Knowing your status” which was aired on 1st December 2017 in collaboration with Rotaract Club of Tortola and the DRR from both District 7030 and 7020.
  • Cancer Jam where the proceeds will be donated to 8 year old cancer patient Janelle Charles.
  • Languages far and wide, where members were able to learn some of the basic aspects of the languages in the District (French and Dutch)
Professional Development:
With the director still on leave, under Professional Development we were able to complete:
  • 1st phase of the Learn A Trade
  • Panel Discussion on” Importance of healthy eating for a professional”
  • Trainings during meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Upcoming for the committee is continued training for its members.
Club Service:
The Club Service committee was able to successfully complete the RRI Sports Day the 6th January 2018, along with planning activities for the club’s Charter Week Activities.
Upcoming for the Club Service committee is out annual retreat at Anchorage Inn on the 9th to 11th March 2018. We have 9 Rotaractors registered and paid from District 7020, and 2 Rotaractors from St Kitts. Also our week of activities for World Rotaract Week 11th to 18th March 2018.
 
Finance and Fundraiser:
There were a few challenges faced with the Treasurer/Director of the Finance and Fundraiser committee. The director have since resigned for personal reasons January 2018. Thus far we were able to complete two (2) fundraisers:
  • Dance- A- Thon
  • Bake Sale
The Cupid’s raffle is in progress and the draw will be 28th February 2018. Additionally, the club is making preparations for another bake sale on 24th February on the corner Market and St. Mary’s street starting from 11:00 am. The annual tag drive during World Rotaract Week will be March 15th 2018.
 
Professional Development Seminar
One of the president’s objective this year is to build club members leadership and professional skills. The 2 days Professional Development Seminar under the theme “Creating leaders today to make a difference tomorrow” is dated for Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March 2018 at ABHTI. The presenters for the training are Mr. Anthonio Baptiste and Mr. Shane Gibson from Trinidad and Ms. Kim Martin and Nolan Hue Foundation from Antigua. Invitations were sent out and the flyer is being circulated. We have received some levels of sponsorship and will be continuing with our Bake sale fundraiser towards this event and retreat on 24th February 2018.

Guest Speaker Kem Warner, of KAW Management Services Ltd. Presentation, Business Ethics. 
 

 

Mr. Daryl Jackson was guest speaker at the Club's meeting on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  He basically updated members on the status of the Telecommunications Regulatory Reform that is before the parliament.  Full details follow.
President Eric Joseph in his Acceptance Speech thanked the Club for selecting him to serve as President and explained his journey into becoming a Rotarian to present. 
He also expounded on RI Six Are of Focus and the RI Theme this Year....'Rotary Serving Humanity'.  President Eric also listed the various projects to be executed this year and the re-introduction of the Wheelchair Project and a Renewable Energy Power Project.
Mr. Athlee Rodney, Deputy Commissioner of Police(Ag.) address at the Handover Ceremony, on July 1, 2017, La Bussola Restaurant on the topic Aspire to Serve.
 
Speakers
Past Speakers
Kem Warner
Feb 21, 2018 1:00 PM
Business Ethics
Mr. Darwin Telemaque
Feb 07, 2018 1:00 PM
Future Improvements of the Port
Don Gardner and Bekha Charles
Jan 10, 2018
Analyzing the Education System in Antigua
Regis Burton and Alyssa Derrick.
Jan 03, 2018
The Nolan Hue Foundation
Ashton Fearon
Dec 06, 2017
Smart Cities
Simon Carey
Nov 15, 2017
World Pediatric Report Value of Services-Antigua
Charmaine Quinland-Donovan
Oct 04, 2017
CIP and its effect on the Economy
Mrs. Erna-Mae Tonge-Brathwaite
Sep 27, 2017
The Media and its effects on Social Media.
Mr. Daryl Jackson
Aug 02, 2017
Current state of Telecommunication Regulatory Reform
Senator Michael Freeland
May 17, 2017
Rotary Serving Humanity-Youth Perspective
Past President Gerry Watts
May 03, 2017
The Rights of the Governor General, under the Law to call a Commission of Inquiry.
Mr. Lionel Michael
Mar 15, 2017
Water and Sanitation
Rotaract President, Jessica Challenger
Jan 25, 2017
Mid Year Report
Mrs. DIanne Lala-Rodrigues
Aug 17, 2016
Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards
Rotaract President Jessica Challenger
Jul 27, 2016
Rotaract President’s Plan of Action 2016-17
Rotaract President Jessica Challenger
Jul 27, 2016
Rotaract President’s Plan of Action 2016-17 cont'd
President Evangeline Allen
Jul 20, 2016
President’s Plan of Action 2016-17
President Evangeline Allen
Jul 20, 2016
Plan of Acction 2016-2017 cont'd
President Evangeline Allen
Jul 20, 2016
President’s Plan of Action 2016-17 cont'd
Honourable Samantha Marshall
Jul 06, 2016
Rotary Serving Humanity
Mr. Darwin Telemaque
Sep 23, 2015
Port Manager's Overview of the Economic & Social Transformation Impact on Ports
 
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