ROTARY CLUB OF LIAMUIGA’S PRESIDENT
ELECT & SECRETARY ELECT ATTEND DISTRICT 7030 TRAINING & CONFERENCE
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, 15 April 2011:
As the new Rotary Year
2011-2012 approaches, the President Elect and Secretary Elect of the
Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) in the persons of Peter Jenkins and
Julie Gumbs have joined their counterparts in Barbados for the
Presidents & Secretaries Elect Training (PETS) and District
Conference being held 13-17 April 2011. These sessions are
being attended by Presidents Elect (PEs) and Secretaries Elect (SEs)
seventy (70) Rotary Clubs within Rotary District 7030 (Southern
Caribbean) and Assistant District Governors Elect (AGEs) of the
countries/territories within the District.
This training is an important Event on the Calendar of the District
and Rotary International (RI) as it is the time when the new
officials receive the training necessary for them to effectively
carry out their mandate for the upcoming Rotary Year. The new
Boards of the Clubs will be responsible for doing whatever is
necessary for the furtherance of the purposes of the Clubs, the
District and Rotary International (RI) as a whole, including the
attainment/maintenance of the Object of Rotary, the study and
teaching of RI's fundamentals, the preservation of RI's ideals,
ethics and unique features of the RI organizations and extensions
throughout the world.
The theme for the next Rotary Year, 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012, is
'Reach Within to Embrace Humanity'.
Rotary International President Elect (RIPE), Kalyan Banerjee,
after unveiling the new theme said, "In order to achieve anything in
this world, a person has to use all the resources he can draw on.
And the only place to start is with ourselves and within
“Once Rotarians find their inner strength,” he continued, “they can
accomplish great things in their communities and around the world.”
“Discover yourself, develop the strengths within, and then
unhesitatingly, unflinchingly, go forth and encircle the world, to
embrace humanity," he added.
RIPE Kalyan emphasized the family as a starting point in serving
others. He declared,
“Good families lead to good neighborhoods, and good neighborhoods
build good communities."
The four areas of focus for Rotary Year 2011-2012 will be:
Rotarians all over the world are expected to embrace the family and
to remember our Haitian neighbours.
They are also expected to continue the work that has been
started in diabetic foot care, polio eradication, spreading
literacy, providing clean safe water and working with youths.
As the Rotary Club of Liamuiga joins with its District Member Clubs
to satisfy the request of RIPE Kalyan to focus on change in our
efforts to encourage peace throughout the world, we look forward to
the unwavering support of the citizens and residents of the
At this time sister Rotary District of District 7030, District 7020
(Northern Caribbean), is also hosting PETS and District Conference
for its Club Executives.
The location for this is St. Thomas, United States Virgin
The New Boards of all Rotary Clubs worldwide take up duties on 1
July every year.
Production of the Rotary Club of
P. O. Box 1304, Basseterre
President – Eustace Warner
Club PR Director – Clive Bacchus