MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT GOVERNOR HARESH RAMCHANDANI!
Let’s share our ideas and inspire others to join us.
Images from 10 countries & 1 E-Club around District 7020!
Rotary Club of Central Cayman
Inauguration of Joint "Hands on Project" Rotary Peace Garden:
Granville Place of Safety, Trelawny, Jamaica by RI President John Germ
DG Haresh Ramchandani and members of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North, Jamaica, show how close the world is to eradicating polio.
DG Haresh & First Lady Vindu with Rotaractors from Grand Cayman
DG Haresh with PAG Andre Hylton and Rotaractors at the Installation Banquet for Officers of the Rotary & Rotaract Clubs of Kingston, Jamaica
DG Haresh Ramchandani & First Lady Vindu visit the
Rotary Club of Montego Bay, Jamaica
Rotary Club of Montego Bay East, Jamaica.
Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, Jamaica
DISTRICT GOVERNOR HARESH RAMCHANDANI
VISITS CLUBS AROUND DISTRICT 7020
Hello my Fellow Rotarians and the Family of Rotary:
As February has come to an end I’ve been reflecting on what a great Month it was in terms on Rotary’s focus on Peace. Several clubs both in our District and globally made strong headway into our quest for a world at peace. Remember the deadline for the 2018-2019 Peace Fellow application is May 31.
There was also big celebrations for Rotary’s 112th Birthday on Feb 23. Let’s share what your clubs did using our District 7020 Facebook Page and Group so we can continue to expand the enthusiasm we have for Rotary with others.
Congratulations are in order for our January Club of the Month Winners – The Rotary Club of Savanna La Mar, Jamaica and the Rotary Club of Petionville, Haiti. Additionally, hearty congratulations again to the Rotary Club of Petionville, Haiti and in particular, President Jack Guy LaFontant, who has been selected to be the Prime Minister of Haiti. I am excited for the people and communities of Haiti, for Rotary in Haiti, and for Rotarian Jack Guy. His leadership, his values, and his passion to serve will be a beacon of hope, of goodness, and of Making a Difference as we all continue to Serve humanity.
We now look towards March and Rotary’s focus on Water and Sanitation.
Across the globe Rotarians are supporting local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. We don’t just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term. So let’s focus this month on how we can improve on this. According to the Rotary Foundation,$24 is all it takes to provide one person with Safe Clean Water. Amazing.
March is also when we officially celebrate 30 Years of women in Rotary. And Mar 8th is designated International Women's Day. What is your club planning to celebrate this milestone?
We also have World Rotaract Week coming up on March 13-19. We celebrate 49 Years of Rotaract! Perhaps you could Organize a social or fellowship, a service project. Even Invite them to your club. Let’s continue to focus on the Next Generation of Rotarians.
Coming up is also the International Week of Service March 25-31, 2017 and Rotary will be partnering with other service organizations all over the world. Volunteers like you, working to improve their communities. In the spirit of Rotary Serving Humanity, I ask you to invite another local service group to volunteer with you. Information and resources for this event can be found at weekofservice.org. Visit the International Week of Service 2017 Facebook event page to RSVP and see what other clubs are planning.
Organizations participating in this event include: Lions Clubs International, Rotary International, Optimist International, Junior Chamber International, Kiwanis International, Moose International, Soroptimist, Y’s Men International, Pilot International, and Sertoma Inc. To participate, your club can work with one or more other area service groups to do something together for your community. They can join you in a pre-planned event, or you can plan a new event together.
And finally we have some deadlines coming up – The District Governor’s Awards Deadline is April 15, and there’s still time to register for the District Cruise Conference but don’t wait too long as we are slowly running out of space.
My friends, Let’s continue to be enthusiastic about Rotary – our communities – and our friends. I wish you all the best as we continue to service humanity.
Haresh L. Ramchandani