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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Antigua

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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One of Rotary International six (6) Areas of Focus is “Supporting Education” and with September identified  as “Basic  Education and Literacy Month” the first project for President Dr. Vanetta Rodgers was a Back to School Initiative which was executed in partnership with Digicel Antigua as the Corporate Sponsor. 
 
A number of back packs with school supplies were distributed to several students in the four school zones during the first week of school, September 3rd and September 5th 2019. A new school term has begun and the Rotary Club of Antigua played its role in ensuring that our nation's youth are well equipped to manage the subjects on the academic calendar.
 
We thank Digicel Antigua for its corporate support!!
 
Rotarian Louisianne Josiah presents her Classification Talk to General Membership.

Every three years, Rotarians from around the world meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that governs Rotary. They consider enactments, which change Rotary’s governing documents, and position statements by the RI Board.  Councils give Rotary members a voice in how our organization is governed. Learn more about the Council on Legislation and the Council on Resolutions on our Council web page or read our live blog of the 2019 Council. 

The 2019 Council on Legislation may not have made as many dramatic changes as the Council three years ago did, but it made several decisions that will shape the future of Rotary.

Among the most important, the Council elevated the status of Rotaract clubs.  The change broadens the definition of membership in Rotary International to include Rotaract clubs. The change is intended to increase the support that Rotaract clubs receive from RI and to enhance their ability to serve.

“We need to be an inspiration to our young partners, so they will continue doing the great service that they do,” said RI President Barry Rassin when he presented the measure. “This sends a strong message that they are truly our partners in service.”

In many ways, the Rotaract experience will not change. Rotary clubs will still charter and sponsor Rotaract clubs. Rotaract clubs will still have their own standard constitution and their own unique club experience. Members of a Rotaract club will not be called Rotarians. And Rotaract clubs will not immediately pay dues or receive other benefits, such as the official magazine that Rotary members receive. The Board will determine a dues structure over time.

The measure simply expands the definition of membership in Rotary International to include both Rotary and Rotaract clubs. 

Every three years, representatives from Rotary districts around the world meet in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to consider changes to the constitutional documents that govern Rotary International. This year’s Council considered more than 100 proposals.

Representatives authorized the Board to pursue changing RI’s charitable status to a section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. It is presently a 501(c)(4). A task force has been studying the possible change for 18 months and says it will offer benefits that include tax reductions and vendor discounts that will reduce expenses.

Last weekend President Vanettta & Past President Denise Walked for Diabetes 

September 14th is the date!!!

The Rotary Club of Antigua's Caribbean Wellness Day Walk 2019 is aimed at increasing awareness about the health risks associated with Diabetes. It is a lifestyle disease that affects everyone whether directly or indirectly. We encourage you to be a part of this worthy initiative, with just $20.00 all proceeds will be donated to the Diabetes Association for further educational outreach.

Prizes to be won by the first 100 persons!!! Refreshments included!!!

You can't miss it!!! Bring a friend and come!!!
Walk for a cause.....Diabetes prevention!

All Rotarians are encouraged to sign up and attend and invite persons to also attend.

Dear fellow Rotarians,
During 2019-2020, I am encouraging Rotarians and Rotaractors to grow Rotary. We must grow our service, we must grow the impact of our projects, but, most importantly, we must grow our membership so that we can achieve more.
 
Let us try a new approach to membership, one that is more organized and strategic. I am asking every club to form an active membership committee consisting of people of different backgrounds who will look methodically at the leadership of the community.
 
Your club’s membership committee will then apply Rotary’s classification system — designed to ensure that the range of professions in your community is well represented — to identify potential leaders with the skill, the talent, and the character that will strengthen your club. If your club’s membership committee is unsure how to proceed, look to the club membership committee checklist on Rotary.org for clearly defined steps to organizing its work.
 
I am asking every club to form an active membership committee.
 
How else will we connect to grow Rotary? We will also form new types of clubs — either independent clubs or satellite clubs — with different meeting experiences and engaging service opportunities, not just where there is no Rotary, but also where Rotary is already thriving. No Rotary club in the world can possibly serve all segments of its community. Therefore, we must organize new clubs to engage the community leaders who cannot connect with our existing clubs.
 
Growing Rotary is all about taking the connections that make our organization unique in the world and strengthening and multiplying them. Let us commit ourselves to growing Rotary and to welcoming the next diverse generation of women and men as Rotary Connects the World.
 
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MARK DANIEL MALONEY
President, Rotary International
The meeting on Wednesday August 7th 2019 was cancelled to enable members to attend the funeral service for Rotarian Yolanda’s dad. We again express condolences to our fellow Rotarian.   
 
August 14th   2019
This week we were graced by the presence of Rotaract President Ti-Anna Harris.  Ti- Anna presented on Rotaract plans and objectives for the upcoming year.  The Rotaract Club is a very vibrant club with a committed bunch of young adults.  Some of their upcoming projects include a Career Speed Interviewing session which the President notified Rotarians of their desire for us to be a part of.  Their overall focus of the year would be around building their club and overall retention offering training activities to better educate members on Rotaract
 
Raffle Prize Winner Director Ilean
 
August 21st  2019
 
This was a Business Meeting. The Directors used this opportunity to present their Plans & Budgets for the current Rotary year.  Some directors however were not present, hence their plans were deferred to August 28th meeting.
 
Director of Club Administration  Shamarie gave an update on her plans.  Ventures to include Sponsorship of a Rotaractor, Assigning Greeters & Collectors prior to a meeting,  Memorabilia shop & Reintroduction of the Club ID cards.  She also presented the Secretary's report and the Secretary's budget for the year. 
 
Director Elisia presented the Club's Public Image Plan for the year. Her focus this year will be on brand awareness and improving our overall presence.  Items such as new banners were on the budgeted items for this year. The overall objectives the director seeks to achieve include, Increasing Donor contributions, Improvement in Member participation in Fellowship activities, Increase in public involvement in programs  and the overall Increase in Social Media Views
 
Director Ilean presented her committees plan around Rotary Foundation.  The committee plans on undertaking activities around Polio Awareness, Joint activity with our Sister Club, Sundown for Peace & Conflict Resolution Month, Recognition of Foundation Month by asking members to Contribute $300 instead of $270 towards EREY, in return for a Polio Shirt branded with Rotary Foundation. The surplus to be donated to Polio Plus.  They have also decided to look into the Youth Exchange Program and lastly will be engaging in some Training geared to the education of Rotary Foundation
 
Director Kirk was absent and his report was presented by committee member Past President Eric.  The committee has executed its 1st project of the year, Rotary Colours Fete.  Upcoming activities in the year include the improvement of Rotary House, Meals on Wheels, Wellness Walk, Christmas Parties, Computers for the World & Sewing Projects, RYLA & Book Reading competition.  All mentioned projects are Annual projects which will be continued.  
 
In the absence of Membership & Youth Directors, no reports were presented. All reports were pre-circulated to all members via email

August 28th  2019
 
This weeks meeting we were presented with the Memberships Chair Plan & Objectives for Rotary year 2019-2020.  The focus of the membership chair is recruitment,retention and training.  The Director and his committee plans include but are not limited to recruiting 6 new members.  Members are therefore encouraged to invite persons they think will be suitable to join, provide mentors connecting experienced Rotarians to new Rotarians, finding ways to improve low attendance and overall creating activities to bring members closer together
 
Also at this meeting newly pinned Rotarian Louisianne  presented her Classification talk to the club.  Her Classification is "Compliance - Financial"
 
September 4th Meeting
 
This weeks meeting we took an Official Club photo.
 
 

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.
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Treasurer
Secretary
Rotary Foundation
Vice President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership
Public Relations
Club Administration
Service Projects
 
 
Speakers
Past Speakers
Rtn. Louisianne Josiah
Aug 28, 2019 12:30 PM
Classification Talk
Janice Sutherland
Jul 10, 2019
Maximising the Power of Team Work
Darren Matthew-Ward
Oct 09, 2018 12:30 PM
Classification Talk
Lauren McIntosh
Oct 03, 2018 1:00 PM
World Pediatric Project Regionally & Internationally
Dr. Linton Lewis
Sep 26, 2018 1:00 PM
CCJ Trust Fund
Rotarian Denise Limerick
Sep 12, 2018 1:00 PM
Classification Talk
Rotarian Elisa Graham
Aug 01, 2018
Classification Talk
President Adekunle Osoba
Jul 04, 2018
President’s Plan for Rotary Year 2018-2019
Andre Pigott
May 16, 2018 12:30 PM
Bit Coin
Dalmer Ashton McCoy
May 09, 2018 12:30 PM
Self Insurance & Business Insurance
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
 
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