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Rotary Club of Georgetown celebrates the Fiftieth Independence Anniversary of Guyana with its Jubilee Fiesta.
Join us and enjoy culinary delicacies and beverages from the European country of your choice
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Rotary meeting on Wednesday July 15, 2015, at the Georgetown Club. The presentation today was from Legend PP Paul Chan A Sue about his experience back then in the club.
 
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Posted by Liz Cox on Jul 01, 2015

Rotary Installation Speech June 25th 2015

Liz Cox
President
Rotary Club of Georgetown, Guyana
2015-2016
 
CEO Casper Investments Inc.
Training and Strategic Advisor (Insurance & Management)
 
Sir Shridath Ramphal, PDG Dunstan, AG Marcel, IPP Ronald , Members of the Rotary Family, Guests and Fellow Rotarians Good Evening!
 
“It sometimes seems that we live as if we wondered when life was going to begin. It isn’t always clear just what we are looking for, but some of us sometimes persist in waiting so long that life slips by – finding us still waiting for something that has been going on all the time…there is no reason to doubt good intentions – but when in the world are we going to begin to live as if we understood that this is it? This is life? This is our time, our day, our generation…our one chance to do something for somebody else. This is the life in which the work of this life is to be done…this is it, whether we are thrilled or disappointed, busy or bored! Givers or takers. This is life, it is all we’ve got- and it is passing. What in the world are we waiting for?”
Those were the words of Past Rotary International President Richard L. Evans who almost 50 years ago summed up the urgency of our work in Rotary. It was relevant then and still very relevant today.
 
I am humbled that I have been given the responsibility of leading a Club with such a glorious past and promise the members of this Club that I will give it my best ‘shot’. I would like to ensure that the good work is continued so that we can realise our vision ‘to be the Rotary Club of Choice’.
 
I wish to thank the immediate Past President Ronald for his stewardship over the last 12 months – one thing that I have learnt from him is that you keep smiling even when the message is not so delightful and he has taken the word ‘cool’ to whole new level… be warned IPP Ronald – I will not allow you to slip away into the woodwork!
On behalf of the Board I wish to thank our membership, Rotaractors, Interactors, Inner Wheelers, my family and friends in advance for their support and together with constant guidance from our galaxy of Past Presidents (PPS…Perfect Pointers!) I am extra confident of success.
 
I also wish to specially thank the incoming Board for their willingness to serve and I do look forward to your dedication, commitment and support.
The theme for this year is “Be a Gift to the World” and in the words of RI’S President Ravi “every one of us have something to give- whoever we are, whatever our place in life. We can give our talent, our knowledge, our abilities, and our effort; we can give our dedication and our devotion. Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world.”
 
President Ravi’s dream is for us to use those talents and gifts to transform lives over the next twelve months.
 
Our Club celebrated 56 years as a Rotary Club on May 20th 2015 and we recruited the highest number of new members during this year thanks to Director Ralph, we should all be proud of the diversity of our club which continues to be very vibrant! More hands mean we can do more work to improve the lives of the less fortunate. But we also recognize that as we grow we need to continue to work to keep our members engaged and energized. This year our programmes and activities while maintaining a traditional slant will serve to recognize ‘The Legends of Our Time’ and to create an environment that will allow our young professionals the time and space to truly get involved with activities.
 
Permit me to share with you some of our plans for 2015-2016:
 
Now to the serious part of Club affairs, Fun and Fellowship! My board this year will equally pay attention to organizing fun and fellowship events which will include a ‘Latin Lime’, ‘Family Fun Day’ and a Progressive Dinner – to name a few
A detailed list of our activities is set out in our ‘Handbook’
 
Every year we aim to achieve the Presidential Citation, however, this year the goals set really reflect the changing face of Rotary as much emphasis is on using the online tool ‘Club Central’ – an effective tool that will monitor and showcase our goals. We wish to urge all Rotarians to sign in to ‘My Rotary’ and stay connected to Rotary and to the affairs of our club.
 
 President Ravi recently announced ‘The Rotary Global Rewards’ scheme which will give Rotary members access to discounts on a variety of products and services such as Hotels, car rentals, dining and entertainment. This initiative will be launched on the 1st of July 2015 – this is how it will work: anyone can view the offers and discounts on Rotary Global Rewards. But only Rotary Club members who are signed in to their ‘My Rotary’ accounts can redeem them. You will be able to access rewards from your computer, smartphone or tablet. I believe that this should be a great incentive to Rotarians, especially those who travel often. Please let us know if you need help to set up your account.
 
Foundation Giving is another major area in the citation criteria and we will engage you, our members in giving to the Rotary Foundation in all categories.
We are indeed very proud of our sponsored Rotaract and Interact Clubs and we wish to extend congratulations to the Rotaract Club of Georgetown on the achievement of the significant milestone of 30 years as a Club – we look forward to participating in their anniversary activities.
 
This evening is also a very special moment in our history as we will be recognising the ‘Legends of Our Time’ – we have a group of some of the most respected and admired individuals who have been members of our Club for over 29 years. Their collective resume is unmatched and we wish to honour them and wish them continued good health. One of the first things Director Roger said to me was ‘Liz’ we have got to include these guys in a meaningful way and I will invite Director Roger… a legend in his own right  to chair this part of the programme- immediately following my speech!
 
Being a Rotarian is about the people we help. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters in Rotary is how much better the world becomes because Rotary is in it, because we made a difference! Complacency will set Rotary back. That’s why it isn’t enough for any of us to just go through the motions, to show up at our club meetings, to show up at an event to do the minimum needed just enough to be noticed and no more. I therefore wish to urge you all to attend club meetings regularly and recommit some more time to our projects and fellowship activities.
 
 In conclusion, I wish to state that over the last twelve months we have lit up Rotary so let us use that light to create a path so we can ‘Be a Gift to the World’.
Fellow Rotarians and guests I humbly accept the post of President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown.
 
Liz Cox
Rotary Installation Speech June 25th 2015 Liz Cox 2015-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2015

Paul Harris Fellows

On Thursday June 25th 2015 at a very elegant dinner at the Pegasus hotel, the Rotary Club of Georgetown bestowed Harrinand Persaud, Clyde De Has, Aubrey Roberts and Sir Shridath Surendranath "Sonny" Ramphal with Paul Harris awards for their outstanding contributions to various community projects.
 
The Paul Harris Fellow Award is the highest honour a club can bestow on a person, either inside or outside the club. The award therefore acknowledges "service above self" which that individual has offered to their community, their nation or indeed to the world. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary and this award program was created to fund many Rotary Foundation programs.
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Posted on Jun 25, 2015

"Rotary Club of Georgetown" Installs New Board

On Thursday June 25th 2015 at a very elegant dinner at the Pegasus hotel, the Rotary Club of Georgetown installed the new board for 2015-2016.

The members are:
Ronald Burchsmith - Immediate past president
Elizabeth Cox - President
Lisa Foster - President Elect
Clyde De Haas - VP
Ralph Persaud - secretary
George Edwards - Treasurer
Roger Harper - Membership Director
Arron Fraser - Service Projects Director
Peter Peroune - Club Administration Director
Pearson Burchsmith - Foundation Director
Ariane Mangar - PR Director
Johnny Carpenter - Sergeant at arms
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Posted by Lisa Foster on Feb 07, 2015
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Miss the Rotary Club of Georgetown's Annual International Bar, then come support us at Food Fiesta and enjoy International Cuisine, Drinks, Wine and Cheese
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Posted on Sep 17, 2014
Maternal mortality is a major public health problem in Guyana. In the last quarter of 2010, there were eight maternal deaths reported, an unusually high number that brought the total number of women dying as a result of pregnancy to 26 for the year. While there are a number of reasons for these events, many of which are outside of the responsibility of the hospital-based health system, the Georgetown Public Hospital, in seeking to respond to public concern, is currently undertaking concerted efforts to improve maternal and child care, from pregnancy through to neo-natal care.
 
The GPH is the national referral hospital that provides services free of charge to all Guyanese. It is also the only hospital equipped to provide comprehensive Emergency Obstetric services. For this reason, and also because of limited access to health services in the hinterland areas, pregnant women with difficult obstetric histories and those experiencing complications are routinely referred to the GPH. The Ministry of Health estimates that the GPH handles 60% of all births annually.
 
Given this mandate and the socio-economic status of the majority of the hospital clientele, the ability of midwives to provide quality care is often constrained by the circumstances of the women presenting for delivery. It is often the case that women come for admission to the labour ward without the basic necessities for the comfort and care of themselves and their newborns. These mothers cannot be turned away and the nurses on the ward must make do with whatever supplies are available. They often try to meet these needs by bringing in supplies paid for out their own pockets.
 
The Rotary Club of Georgetown executed a project to the GPH with 40 maternal and newborn packages containing essential items in 2012. The distribution of the packages will be administered by the Hospital with oversight from the Rotary Club of Georgetown. The project was supported one of our more significant corporate citizens – Courts Guyana. In the hope of continued assistance to the maternity arm the Club continued the distribution of care packages each year
 
In the photos below, Club President Ronald Burch-Smith and Rotarian Marilyne Trotz present some of packages to expectant mothers.
 
 
 
 
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Coomaka a small community of a one thousand (1000) residents is located near to the Demerara River, one of the main waterways in Guyana. After the closure of the mining operations more than fourteen (14) years, the community due poverty was faced with the absence of portable water and use the unprotected source of the river as their water supply. At spring tide, the river would swell its banks and enter the latrines. This situation results in the additional contamination of the river water with fecal coli forms that cause skin infections and diarrhea. This problem occurs in cycles of two to three times per year and is a burden to health resources and stems the alleviation of poverty.
 
At a cost of USD 68,000 “The Coomaka Water Project” is designed to construct a well, water distribution system, elevated storage tanks and solar powered water pump to supply the community with a safe source of water includes forty (40) stand pipes that will make the potable water accessible to the one hundred and seventy two (172) households.
 
On completion of this project between the Rotary Club of Georgetown, Rotary Club of Willington, Rotary District 7030, Rotary District 7730 and Rotary International it is expected there will be
  • Abstraction and distribution of twenty six thousand (26,000) liters of water daily from the new well.
  • The use of solar energy to pump the water to the thirteen thousand (13,000) liter elevated storage facility.
    • This option is preferred since it reduces operational cost.
  • The reduction of water borne illness in the Coomacka village.
  • Reduction of the number of residents without access to safe water.

 
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The PAUL HARRIS Fellow is an award given to those who have given $1000 dollars possibly over several years to our foundation or by a sponsor that has given the money in your name for extraordinary services rendered. It is one of the most prestigious awards in Rotary and thereby named after the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris.
 
Dr. Yesu Persaud, Cliford Reis, and Mrs. Cecilia Validuim were recognized as a Paul Harris Fellows in special appreciation for the ways in which their lives exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Rotary Foundation.
 
Besides members of the Rotary Club of Georgetown they now stand with notables such as Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Anann, Prince Charles, Indira Gandhi, Luciano Pavarotti, King Hussein of Jordan and Pope John Paul II.  
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A famed tradition Indo-Guyana is 7 curry. It is generally served in a water-lily leaf, and is rice with seven different curries, which are traditionally pumpkin, bagee (spinach), catahar, potato/ channa (chick peas), balange (eggplant), edoe, and dahl. 
 
A a twist we included chicken as one of the options of curry
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New members Honorary Member Rotarian Dr. Nicole Giles (Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana) and Rotarian Alvina Rambarran
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June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program. The RI Board encourages these groups to celebrate Rotary Fellowships Month through projects, activities, and events. (RCP42.010.9.). MOP 2013.

What are the benefits for Rotarians in joining the Rotary Fellowships? Fellowship provides opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country. There are many Fellowships that would be of interest to our members, and they are detailed on www.rotary.org/fellowships. You may find many extensive activities of the Rotary Fellowships that your profession, business or industry area has already established. If not, why not think about starting one yourself! Fellowships contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace. Interested Rotarians can join a Rotary Fellowship by clicking: Rotary Fellowships Handbook (729) or even start a prospective Rotary Fellowship if their recreational or vocational interest is not in the list of approved Rotary Fellowships. The Rotary Fellowships are expected to facilitate communication among their members and maintain regular communication with RI.
 

When we talk about "Rotary Fellowships", we actually refer to the 
groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who join together to:
  • Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.);
  • Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession;
  • Make new friends around the world;
  • Explore new opportunities for service; and
  • Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary.
Examples of Rotary Fellowships include: Rotarians on the Internet (ROTI), 
International Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR), International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarians (ICUFR), International Fellowship of Rotary Convention Goers, International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, International Fellowship of Rotarians Musicians, Rotary Global History Fellowship, etc. 

The field is so varied, which includes marathon running, scuba diving, flying, bird watching, chess, doll lovers, environment, Esperanto, go, gourmets, lawyers, magic, nurses, police and law enforcement professionals, recreational vehicles, singles, stockbrokers, venture capitalists, wine and yoga. 

Each Rotary Fellowship operates independently of Rotary International, with its own rules, dues requirements and administrative structure. Membership is open to Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians and Rotaractors. It must be international in nature with active members in at least three (3) countries. Each fellowship elects at least three (3) officers to oversee the group's administration. The Rotary Fellowships are expected to facilitate communication among their members and maintain regular communication with RI. 

What are the benefits for Rotarians in joining the Rotary Fellowships? Fellowship provide opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country. Fellowships contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace. Also, Fellowships serve as an incentive for attracting new members to Rotary and retaining our existing members. Indeed, Rotary Fellowship, together with the Rotarian Action Groups, serve as an effective tool in promoting membership development and should be actively promoted in our Districts. 

 
 
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