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New Kingston

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We meet Fridays at 7:45 AM
Altamont Court Hotel
Altamont Crescent
Kingston 5, St. Andrew  00000
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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. 

 
Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service.
Through Vocational Service we:
  • 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
 
 
Members of the Rotary Club of New Kingston visited the Harrison Memorial Home on Friday December 23, 2016 to play its part in spreading the Christmas joy. The club donated funds to purchase a heavy duty washing machine for the residents at the home. The Rotary Club has been working with the home for the past few years and thought it was fitting to grant them this gift that was at the top of their wish list.
 
Members in the photo from left to right Treasurer Clive Mclean, President Rose-Marie Gibbs, A Representative from the Harrison Memorial Home, IPP Marvin Mclean (barely visible) and Rotarian Keith Cowan.
 
The patrons expressed their gratitude and invited the club to fellowship with elders.
 
 
 
 
The Rotaract Club of New Kingston was chartered in 2004 and sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Kingston. They meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month by the New Kingston Conference Centre at 7pm.
 
On December 15, 2016 President Rose-Marie Gibbs was in attendance to inducted 7 new Rotaractors.
 
Here they are ladies and gentlemen! The newest, freshest kids on the block. #TeamNKRC (from left to right): Aniska, Chantal, Rajwayne, Natasha, Chez, Nathaylia, Shanice aka Smiley and President Rose-Marie
 
Join us in welcoming the world's newest Rotaractors!!!
 
 
On November 26, 2016, The Rotary Club of New Kingston hosted its annual Health Fair at the Constant Spring Primary
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.
 
Our tally accumulated a little under 100 patrons for the day, providing general check-ups and dental work.
 
 
 
Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.
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November is Rotary Foundation Month and we celebrate by informing our members on the history of the foundation, the awesome projects that the foundation has funded and how we can give back to ensure that the foundation is able to fund future projects.
 
 

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.

We need your voice to help us end polio now. Get involved and spread the message that we can end the second human disease in history.
 
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The Making of a Club: How RCNK was chartered

Saluting Our
Charter Members

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.

 

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Vocational Service Essay and Poster Competition

Essay Segment

                Theme: “What the Four-Way Test means to me”

 

 

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.

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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.

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L-R: Assistant Governor Donovan Brown, Rotarians Julie Ramchandani & Travis Graham, President Lloyd Butler  

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The Rotary Club of New Kingston in collaboration with the Swallowfield Chapel currently facilitates a centre to support the learning opportunities of the children in the community.

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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.

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Education Ministry Looking at Extending the School Year
Friday, 01 March 2013, 18:09 _ Written by CHRIS PATTERSON: Jamaica Information Service (JIS)

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Minister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites (centre), accepts a certificate of appreciation from Past President, Rotary Club of New Kingston, John Lindo (left), after his presentation at the club’s breakfast meeting today (March 1), at the Chaser’s Café, St. Andrew. Sharing the moment is Acting President of the club, Claudette Saint-Reid.

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.
The Rotary Club of New Kingston visited the Church of the Good Shepherd for the annual church service on Sunday 24 February 2013.

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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



Peta-Gay Pryce is the newest Rotarian at Rotary Club of New KingstonImage

This is to advise that as of Friday 1 February, our Breakfast Meetings will be held at Chaser's Cafe at 5 Belmont Road, Kingston 5, off Oxford Road. Meeting times remain as Fridays at 7:45am.

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President Lloyd Butler was involved in discussions with young men of The Possibility Programme hosted by the National Youth Service on International Literacy Day, September 8, at the unveiling of a reading space at the Goodwin Park Hostel. The discussion was around the theme, Literacy and Sustainable Development.
 
 
 
 

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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. 

  

 
 

The Rotary Club of New Kingston welcomed its newest member when Rtn Joelle Smith was inducted by District Governor Guy Theodore on Friday October 7th, 2011, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

 

 
 

Christmas Breakfast: December 16, 2011


 

 
 
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
 
 
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.