District 7020

UPDATE: Paper Registration is now open! In future, a link to register with more information on the 2019 - 2020 District 7020 PETS Training and Conference & Assembly in Tortola, BVI will be made available.
How To Give
Donate With GoFundMe
Donate to our GoFundMe page through the Disaster Network of Assistance Rotary Action Group. The Disaster Network of Assistance is a Rotary International US registered 501c3 US tax-exempt charity. Your donation will go directly to the District 7020 Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Fund. You will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes.
Donate with Credit Card/ PayPal
Donate to The Bahamas Hurricane Recovery via Credit Card/ PayPal through the Disaster Network of Assistance Rotary Action Group. The Disaster Network of Assistance is a Rotary International US registered 501c3 US tax-exempt charity. All donations are tax-deductible. Your donation will go directly to the District 7020 Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Fund. You will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes.
My Health, My Life, Stop Diabetes Now!
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District Governor Delma Maduro  and
Rotary International President Mark Maloney
2019 - 2020


DG November 2019  Message

Greetings My Rotary Family
Rotary Transforms your gifts into service projects through its charitable arm … The Rotary Foundation. As we celebrate Foundation and Public Image month in November let us reflect on the year 1917 when President Arch Klumph made an audacious proposal for an endowment fund to do good in the world!  Yes, that proposal and a contribution of $26.50 evolved into The Rotary Foundation which is making a profound impact in our world.
On a global scale millions have been vaccinated against Polio and Rotary will be part of the history when it’s eradicated. Health care has been provided to millions. Basic education and literacy projects continue to change lives, Over 41,000 Peace scholars have graduated, and much more….
District 7020 has been a beneficiary as well as a contributor to the Rotary Foundation.
Significant projects that were supported by the Foundation in collaboration with other partners such as the $400,000 grant for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital Cardiac Scan in Jamaica, the $388,0000 grant for the Saint Marie Laurence school in St. Martin, and the $115,000 grant for the mobile Dental Clinic in Jamaica, just to name a few.
Last Year our District gave a historic $508,175 to Foundation and our Zone 34 was Number 1 in 2018 Giving Tuesday with the Rotary Club of Central Cayman being the number 2 contributor in our Zone.
On 3rd December 2019 we will celebrate Giving Tuesday which we hope will inspire giving, even as we continue to support The Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Recovery efforts. On this note,  I am happy to share that the Rotary Club of St. Baths has an aggressive fundraising target in mind to go towards a specific project to be identified, and that the BVI Rotary Family telethon netted $175,000 though the generosity  of the BVI community and the BVI Rotary Family. I remain grateful to the entire District Rotary Family and to all other Districts and communities who have shown their love for our Rotary Family and neighbours in the Bahamas.
Let me remind our Clubs that Reporting to the Foundation and to the District is an important aspect of good stewardship, and I am thrilled to share that our District’s reporting increased from 73% in July to 80%  in October.   Thank you and let’s get to 100% to avoid unnecessary delays with the grant application approval process.
I am also pleased to announce that we will be giving away a total of 25,000 points to go towards a Paul Harris Fellow. 10,000 are District Points and another 15,000 are through the kind generosity of PDG Haresh Ramchandani. We will match on a first come first served basis your dollar contributions with up to 500 points per Rotarian or Rotaractor from 10th November 2019 to 30th January 2020.  Details to follow.
At this point I want to say that our Official Visits with our Clubs continue to be inspiring. PAG Audley and I were in St. Martin/Sint Maarten, Anguilla and St. Baths.  Collaboration with and other partners is excellent there  And in fact  we were privileged to be there to help welcome District Governor, Bob Artist of District 7090, the RI President Representative PRID Bob Menconi and Mrs Menconi and about 50 Rotarians for the opening of their “Sailabration” District Conference and to participate in their joint projects with the Rotary Club of St. Maarten and The Rotary Club of St. Maarten Mid Isle.
Finally, I wish to remind Clubs to embrace Public Image and share the excellent work that   you are doing.  Also remember to participate in Zone 34 Public Image two-minute Video Competition – How your Rotary Club Connects the world
Thank you and have an awesome Foundation and Public Image Month.

Message du Gouverneur du District Novembre 2019

Salutations à ma famille Rotary
Le Rotary transforme vos dons en projets de services par l'intermédiaire de son organisme de bienfaisance... La Fondation Rotary.Alors que nous célébrons le mois de la fondation et de l'image publique en novembre, réfléchissons à l'année 1917, lorsque le Président Arch Klumph a fait une proposition audacieuse pour un fonds de dotation pour faire le bien dans le monde!Oui, cette proposition et une contribution de 26,50 dollars sont évolués  la Fondation Rotary qui a un impact profond    sur notre monde.
A l’échelle mondiale, des millions de personnes ont été vaccinées contre la polio et le Rotary fera partie de l’histoire lorsqu’il sera éradiqué. Des millions de personnes ont bénéficié de soins de santé. Les projets d'éducation de base et d'alphabétisation continuent de changer la vie, plus de 41000étudiants ont obtenu leur diplôme, et bien plus encore.
Le district 7020 a été bénéficiaire et a contribué à la Fondation Rotary.
D’importants projets soutenus par la Fondation en collaboration avec d’autres partenaires, comme la subvention de 400 000 $ pour le Bustamante Children’s Hospital Cardiac Scan en Jamaïque, la subvention de 388 000 $ pour l’école Saint-Marie Laurence à St. Martin et la subvention de 115 000 $ pour la clinique dentaire mobile en Jamaïque, nommez-en quelques-uns...
L'année dernière, notre district a accordé un montant historique de 508 175 dollars à la Fondation et notre zone 34 était numéro 1 en 2018, donnant mardi au Rotary Club de Cayman Central le numéro 2 dans notre zone.
Le 3 décembre 2019, nous célébrerons le "Giving Tuesday", qui, nous l'espérons, inspirera
les dons, alors même que nous continuons à soutenir les efforts de reconstruction de l'ouragan Dorian aux Bahamas. Sur ce point, je suis heureux de partager le fait que le Rotary club de St. Baths a un objectif de collecte de fonds ambitieux en vue d'aller vers un projet spécifique à identifier, et que le téléthon de la famille BVI Rotary a rapporté 175 000 dollars grâce à la générosité de la communauté BVI et de la famille BVI Rotary. Je suis reconnaissant à toute la famille du Rotary de district et à tous les autres districts et communautés qui ont montré leur amour pour notre famille et nos voisins des Bahamas.
Permettez-moi de rappeler à nos Clubs que la présentation de rapports à la Fondation et au District est un aspect important de la bonne gestion, et je suis ravi de vous dire que le taux de déclaration de notre District est passé de 73 % en juillet à 80 % en octobre. Merci et passons à 100 % pour éviter des retards inutiles dans le processus d’approbation de la demande de subvention.
J'ai également le plaisir d'annoncer que nous allons accorder un total de 25 000 points pour aller vers un boursier Paul Harris. 10.000 sont des points de district et 15.000 autres sont par la générosité de PDG Haresh Ramchandani. Nous vous offrirons une contribution de 500 points par Rotarien ou Rotaractien du 10 novembre 2019 au 30 janvier 2020. Détails à suivre.
À ce stade, je tiens à dire que nos visites officielles avec nos clubs continuent d'être une source d'inspiration. PAG Audley et moi étions à St. Martin/Sint Maarten, Anguilla et St. Baths. La collaboration avec et avec d'autres partenaires est excellente et nous avons eu le privilège d'être là pour accueillir le Gouverneur du district, Bob Artist du district 7090, le Représentant du Rotary, Bob Menconi et Mme Menconi, ainsi qu'une cinquantaine de Rotariens pour l'ouverture de leur conférence de district "Sailabration" et pour participer à leurs projets conjoints avec le Rotary club de St. Maarten et le Rotary Club de St. Marten Mid Isle.
Enfin, je voudrais rappeler aux Clubs d'embrasser Public Image et de partager l'excellent travail que vous faites. N'oubliez pas de participer au concours vidéo de deux minutes Zone 34 Image publique - Comment votre Rotary club connecte le monde
Merci et ayez un excellent Mois de la Fondation et de l'Image Publique.

The Rotary Club of St Thomas II Donates USD$20,000 for Dorian Relief

Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise Shelter Clean-up


The Rotary Club of Abaco restarts meeting again!

The Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas annual Foundation Gala Dorian Relief Recognition

Report on This Week’s Progress in The Bahamas

 We continue to work as clubs and individuals to assist the communities affected, which has enabled us to:
  • Increase donations across our multiple local and international funding channels to $1.6 million.
  • Receive a $20,000 donation from the Rotary Club of St. Thomas II, half of which is to be used specifically for Rotarians directly affected.
  • Continue the operation of the Rotary Water Plant in Grand Bahama including:
    • Daily pumping for distribution across the island; over 190,000 gallons have been pumped already. Water goes to residents, schools, medical facilities, restaurants, and other facilities in need.
    • Working to install an additional water pumping system to increase pumping capacity.
    • Facilitating 24 Hour Access to site.
  • Successfully set up 61 Disaster Aid Tents across affected areas in Grand Bahama, allowing residents to remain on their property to clean up and begin rebuilding.
  • Receive and begin preparing for distribution:
    •  14 pallets of hand towels donated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
    • Two trailers of supplies including soap, shampoo, lotion, wash cloths, towels, sheets, blankets, and pillow covers donated by Sysco International Food Group (Florida).
  • Coordinate shipments of various sizes and items from multiple companies and groups directly to survivors in Abaco, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama.
  • Continue to support the Hurricane Dorian Relief Initiative (partnership with New Providence Community Church and others) with supplies receiving and collection, sorting, and distribution.

Foundation Gala Humanitarian Award Recipients

These persons were recognized by Rotary Clubs during the Annual Foundation Gala held at Government House for their efforts following Hurricane Dorian. 
  • District 6990 Past Assistant Governor Mike Stafford
    • Rotary Has Heart (Rotary Club of Nassau)
    • ENRCCT Sir Durward Humanitarian Award (Rotary Club of East Nassau)
  • Rotaract Club of Eight Mile Rock President Solandka Julien (Rotary Club of East Nassau)
  • Steven Kelly (Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise)
  • Dr. Graham Cates (Rotary Club of Old Fort)
  • Captain Stephen Russell (Rotary Club of South East Nassau)
The awards at the gala were presented by His Excellency C.A. Smith, Governor General of The Bahamas.

Rotary Club of Abaco:

  • Had their first physical meeting since the passing of Hurricane Dorian.

Rotary Club of Old Fort:

  • Continuing to support the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium shelter.
  • Facilitating the shipment of requested food and other items from the Bahamas Rotary Clubs Supplies Network to the Rotary Club of Eleuthera.

Rotary Club of East Nassau:

  • Continuing to check in with shelters and work to meet requested needs.
  • Facilitating the delivery of blankets to shelters.

Rotary Club of Eleuthera:

  • Continues to support the 300 evacuees across Eleuthera with food and other necessities (sourced from multiple agencies and groups).
  • Continues to support displaced students in Eleuthera to ensure they are attending school and have the necessary supplies.
  • Is working alongside many partners to assist with job and more permanent housing placement.

Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise:

  • Receive a $1,420 donation from The Goochland Rotary Club for the Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Donating various medications and supplies (including pain relievers, gauze, bandages, dressings, tape, and more) to Accident & Emergency and the Intensive Care Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital to help with continuing providing healthcare for evacuees.
  • Partnering with students of C.C. Sweeting Senior High School on their Character Day to clean the Pilgrim Baptist Church grounds since it is no longer being used as a shelter, and sort donated clothing to be transported and distributed at another housing center.
  • Providing resume writing support for evacuees at the “Sustainable Employment - the Aftermath of Dorian Job Fair” event hosted by Breezes Bahamas and Courtyard by Marriot.

Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial:

  • Continuing to support the Bahamas Academy Gymnasium shelter.

Ways to Contribute

For Wire Transfer directly to the islands go to Bahamas Rotary Disaster Committee  
Important Note: please be sure to advise in advance, the following details of funds being remitted to the Bahamas:
For crypto currency donations sent weekly directly to the Bahamas, payment may be made online at Delchain Limited
To qualify for Gift Aid, donate to Rotary’s Disaster Recovery Trust for Caribbean Hurricane Dorian
For a 501c3 US Tax Exempt donation use any of the following
PayPal D7020 through Disaster Network Assistance
PayPal D6990 through District 6990 in Florida
GoFundMe for Rotary 7020 Dorian Relief
Rotary District 7680 DAF No. 574  at Rotary International (check, credit card, wire, stock transfer options)
Important Note: When donating via RI to this DAF, please ensure you indicate the
DAF number 574 and that the funds are directed to The Bahamas

Health Rocks @7020

District 7020 Champions for Change welcomes you to the launch of our Diabetes Prevention and Awareness Program for a Healthy Lifestyle.

Program: My Health, My Life, Stop Diabetes Now!

Program Objective:

The program aim is to become a sustainable resource for all participants working towards becoming healthier individuals.  By increasing awareness of wellness concerns (education) supporting health management (personal change) and setting goals (self-help), individuals can create the perfect formula for successful results.  This Healthy Life-Style program offers District 7020 Rotarians the opportunity to empower themselves, along with their communities and to leverage the knowledge and resources available to optimize their total well-being.

The Program is designed to:

●Heighten educational awareness opportunities
●Provide exposure to self-help tools
●Facilitate access to resources available in this program. 
District 7020 stewardship of its wellness journey begins with the launch of It’s My Life, My Health, Stop Diabetes Now!   In taking this first step together, we are on our way, not only to reducing chronic diseases, but also to improving the quality of life for our families and the communities in which we live. Making a lasting impact will be the focus for change to benefit generations to come!
October is Economic and Community Development Month in the Rotary World, so what better time to launch, as a major focus for this program is to promote community wellness and ultimately regional wellness.      
Follow us on social media, get program updates on our District website and Blog with us as we journey together to a healthier lifestyle!
Calling all Earlyactors, Interactors, and Rotaractors. Are you a creative song writer? Because we need a jingle for this Program.  Help us connect Rotary, District 7020 and the world with your song.   See rules for the Jingle Contest on District 7020 website below.