Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.
We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
Building sustainable peace projects requires holistic thinking and a community-driven approach. Rotarians are uniquely positioned to foster healthy, resilient and more peaceful communities.
Violent conflict can devastate a country’s society, economy and political governance. Coordinating projects that prevent or resolve conflict requires a tailored, sensitive approach. Rotarians can play a vital role in the peace building process by galvanizing members of their communities to identify and address the underlying causes of conflict.
- Serve others by using our unique skills to address community needs
- Empower others through training and skill development
- Inspire others to act with integrity by following Rotary’s guiding principles
and Junior High School. Predicted weather forecast of rainfall did not deter the group from setting up to attend to those
patrons who seek medical attention.
HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION
At the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.
GROWTH OF THE FOUNDATION
In 1929, the Foundation made its first gift of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into Easter Seals.
When Rotary founder Paul Harris died in 1947, contributions began pouring in to Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.
Larry Bailey, Dennis Boothe, Carl Chantrielle, Ainsworth Cousley, Risedale Crooks, Dennis Daley, Glaister Duncan, Derrick Elder, John Fletcher (Charter President), Elroy Flowers, Brian Goldson, Delano Hayre, Colin Henry, Hilary Jardine, Earl Jarrett, Kent LaCroix, Locksley Lindo, Errol McKenzie, Victor Rhone, Alwyn ‘AG’ Smith, Ivan ‘Mitch’ Stephenson, Alwyn Stewart-Gaynor, Norman Weller, Phillip Whittaker, Norman Williams, Wilton Williams, Altius Williams
Constant Spring Primary Health Fair - Areas of Focus Maternal and Child Health, as well as Disease Prevention and Treatment:
562 patients seen for medical (297) and optical screening (120), dental screening and treatment (80), free prescription drugs and supplement for over 297 patients.
President Lloyd Butler was involved in discussions with young men of The Possibility Programme hosted by the National Youth Service at the unveiling of a reading space at the Goodwin Park Hostel. The discussion was around the theme, Literacy and Sustainable Development.
Rotarians Julie Ramchandani and Travis Graham were inducted into the Rotary Club of New Kingston on July 5, 2014.
Rtns Julie and Travis previously served with distinction as Rotaractors in the New Kingston Rotaract Club as well as District 7020.
We look forward to their continued service to our communities.
L-R: Assistant Governor Donovan Brown, Rotarians Julie Ramchandani & Travis Graham, President Lloyd Butler
World Rotaract Week
Every year, Rotaractors and Rotarians around the world celebrate World Rotaract Week during the week of 13 March to commemorate the founding of the first club in 1968.
World Rotaract Week is a time for celebrating the success and importance of the Rotaract program. This event is also an excellent opportunity to inform members of your community about the amazing work that Rotaract clubs do, and give them an opportunity to get involved.
Rotaract clubs and their sponsor Rotary clubs have the freedom to explore a variety of methods of participating in World Rotaract Week. Rotaractors can decide the best way for their club to celebrate the Rotaract program – completing one, two or an entire week’s worth of activities. After the club has completed its World Rotaract Week commemorative events, the sponsor Rotary club or district Rotaract chair can download a certificate of recognition for presentation to the Rotaract club.
New Kingston Rotaract Club hosted their annual Wing Sauce Contest on March 2 2013 and provided a great fellowship of Rotaractors and Rotarians.
Education Ministry Looking at Extending the School Year
The Ministry of Education is looking at extending the academic year beyond the existing 190 days, as part of efforts to prevent a regression of students during the summer break.
Friday, 01 March 2013, 18:09 _ Written by CHRIS PATTERSON: Jamaica Information Service (JIS)
The Rotary Club of New Kingston will be conducting its annual health fair at the Constant Spring Primary and Junior High School in Cassava Piece on Saturday 10 November 2012.
Rtn Carlton Scott advises a parent on how to apply for the National Health Fund card
at the health fair in November 2011
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In keeping with the RI theme “Reach within to embrace humanity,” the Rotary Club of New Kingston invites nomination for its annual Gary Grant Vocational Service Awards. The award is presented in 2 categories, namely;
1. One award to a Rotarian who has excelled in his/her chosen vocation in the service of humanity; and
2. One award to a non-Rotarian (individual or organization) whose contribution to the vocation to which he/she/it is attached has been exemplary.
District Governor Guy Theodore visited the Rotary Club of New Kingston at our Breakfast Meeting on October 7, 2011.