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New Kingston

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:45 AM
Altamont Court Hotel
Altamont Crescent
Kingston 5, St. Andrew  00000
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The Rotary of New Kingston donated chairs to the New Kingston Police Post on June 2, 2017.
President Rose-Marie Gibbs has challenged the club to be more visible in the New Kingston Area and this project is the beginning of a series of visits to the New Kingston Police Post. President Elect William Aiken has also pledged that the relationship will continue throughout his presidential year. A needs assessment will be done and the club will see how best it can engage it's members as well as Corporate New Kingston to join forces in assisting the Post.
 
Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world.
 
How do I join a fellowship?
Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni. You can contact a fellowship directly by using the information listed in the Rotary Fellowships directory. Or search our discussion groups to find Rotary and Rotaract members with similar interests.
 
How do I form a fellowship?
Start by finding others who share you interest.
 
Join a discussion group or start a new one. It's a great way to share your interest with other members.
Use Rotary’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to promote your idea.
Ask your district Rotary Fellowships chair for assistance. Reach out to district Rotary Fellowships chairs in other countries to build membership by emailing us.
Be sure you meet the criteria for a fellowship and apply for official recognition.
 

Join the global movement of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

  • Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.
  • Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. 
  • EarlyAct is a school-wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. It is sponsored by one of the local Rotary clubs in the township in which the school is located. 
  • Youth Exchange is a study-abroad opportunity for young people who spend anywhere from a few weeks to a full year as an international student hosted by local Rotary clubs.
 
 
On Sunday April, 30, 2017, the annual Church Service to mark the chartering of the Rotary Club of New Kingston (RCNK) was held at the Bethel Baptist Church, Hope Road.
 
This year the club celebrated its 27th anniversary. The Church Service was followed by a Brunch at the home of Past President Wayne Powell and his wife, Jennifer.  
 
 
 
 
L-R Rotarian Carl Chantrielle (Charter Member) and President Rosemarie Gibbs
 
The Rotary Club of New Kingston Inducted Rotarian Carl Chantrielle as a Paul Harris Fellow on April 28, 2017.

Rotarian Carl has been a sterling Rotarian since the chartering of RCNK back in April 1990. The club wishes to recognize Rtn Carl for his contribution to the club, his community, his country and the Rotary movement.
 
 
 
L-R Past President Delano Hayre (sponsor), Mr. Oral Ashley (Inductee) and President Rosemarie Gibbs
 
The Rotary Club of New Kingston Inducted a new member on April 7, 2017.
Mr Oral Ashley (Project Manager) was was sponsored by Past President Delano Hayre.
 
This is the third Rotarian being added to the club under President Rosemarie Gibbs' administration. Rotarian Oral was ecstatic about being a member and looks forward to making an impact to the lives of those in need through his vocation.
 
 
 
 

Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.

We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented. Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics.

Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease. The Rotary Foundation reaches mothers and children in need by giving communities the help and training they need to take control of their own maternal and infant health care.

 
 
L-R AG Judy Hylton - Vocational Services Award (Rotarian); Paula Llewellyn - Vocational Services Awards (Non Rotarian); President Rosemarie Gibbs; Simone Mayhew - Ethics Award Recipient
 
The Rotary Club of New Kingston's annual Gary Grant Awards ceremony was held on March 31, 2017 where the vocation of focus was Legal Services.
 
In celebrating 30 years of women in Rotary, the club decided to honour three women from the Legal Services field. They are as follows: 
  • AG Judy Hylton - Attorney-at-Law (specializing in the areas of Conveyancing and Real Estate Development, Probate and Administration, Estate Planning and Trusts.); Rotarian; Past President of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew; Assistant Govenor, Rotary District 7020;
  • Paula Llewellyn CD, QC - Attorney-at-Law; Director of Public Prosecution; Tutor at the Norman Manley Law School; Toastmaster; Motivational Speaker; 
  • Symone Mayhew - Attorney-at-Law (specializing in Civil and Criminal Litigation, Conveyancing and Industrial Relations as well as Tribunal Hearings.); Associate Tutor at the Norman Manley Law School; 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L-R Rotarian Donair Wilmouth (sponsor), Mr. Ryan Mckenzie (Inductee), Mrs. Kerese Bruce-Patterson (Inductee), Secretary Peta-Gay Pryce (sponsor), President Rosemarie Gibbs
 
The Rotary Club of New Kingston Inducted two new members on March 24, 2017. Mrs Kerese Bruce Patterson (Attorney-At-Law) was sponsored by Secretary Peta-Gay Pryce while Mr. Ryan McKenzie (ICT Manager) was sponsored by Rotarian Donair Wilmouth.
 
Assistant Govenor Novlet Deans was in attendance and welcomed both new members on behalf of Rotary District 7020. She charged them to be exemplary Rotarians and to wear the Rotary emblem with pride as we serve humanity by being the change. 
 
 
 
 
President Rosemarie Gibbs (on the right) represents the Rotary Club of New Kingston as Garth Williams, Sustainability Manager, Red Stripe presents, a cheque to Nadia Williams, administrator, Mary’s Child home, as part of the D&G Foundation’s partnership with the Rotary Club of New Kingston in developing the institution that supports 20 teenage girls and 18 babies.
 
The Rotary Club of New Kingston held it's weekly meeting at the Mary's Child Girls Home on March 3, 2017 as they launched the joint project with D&G Foundation. The aim of the project is to establish a vegetable garden, netball court and realising the long-term vision of installing solar panels at the home. 
 
 
 

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.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF NEW KINGSTON (RCNK)         

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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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.