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In order to set the stage for the history of District 7030, I have taken the liberty of venturing even further back in time, to the origins of Rotary in the Caribbean.  Rotary was present in Cuba from 1916 to 1979 when it was suspended.  Cuba was the host Country for the 1940 Rotary International Convention.  By 1957 Cuba had 58 Rotary Clubs with 1,800 members. 
For the fascinating history of Rotary in Cuba and by extension, the Caribbean, go to:  https://www.rghfhome.org/first100/global/southamerica/havana/history.htm
 
Between 1915 and 1930, during the American administration of Haiti, some Rotarian marines used to meet every week in Jeremie. About 1930, a Rotary-club was also projected in Port-au-Prince but never chartered. 

The records of Rotary International indicate that Rotary within the smaller islands of the Caribbean began with what was called non-district clubs. The first non-district club to receive a charter was The Rotary Club of St Thomas in 1957, followed by The Rotary Club of St Croix in 1958, and by The Rotary Club of Kingston in 1959. Rotary International continued to charter non-district clubs; until 1973, there were some 41 clubs with charters.

In June of 1973, the first Caribbean Convention of non-district Clubs was held in St Kitts. One of the outcomes of this Convention was a petition to Rotary International for the establishment of a district for the clubs of the Caribbean. Rotary International established District 404 on July 1, 1974. All the French, Dutch, and English-speaking islands in the Caribbean Diaspora were included. Dr John Watts of Grenada became the first District Governor of District 404. The first District Conference was held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on September 25-28, 1974 with some 314 Rotarians and participants attending. Forty-three of forty-four clubs were represented.

District 404 continued to grow with new clubs developing in most of the Caribbean islands. By the 1979 District Conference in the Virgin Islands, there were some 57 clubs with 2,041 Rotarians situated in the geographical area from the Bahamas in the western Caribbean to Trinidad & Tobago. This created many logistical problems for the new District. For example, many of the mandatory functions of the District Governor such as visiting every club during the first six months of his governorship were virtually impossible with such a spread-out District. Thus, Rotary International was petitioned once again to make changes within District 404. The request was for District 404 to be divided into two separate Districts - 404 and 405. District 405 was created for clubs in the Eastern Caribbean, south of the island of St Martin/St Maarten and including Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana, and the North and Western Islands remained as District 404. District 404 & 405 were part of Rotary International's SACAMA Zone 5 that was predominantly South America and Spanish speaking.

On July 1, 1991, the Districts numbers was changed to 4040 & 4050 to be consistent with the worldwide four-digit numbering by Rotary International. The January 1992 Council on Legislation adopted enactment 92.140 which transferred District 4040 and 4050 from SACAMA Zone 5 to USCB Zone 10 effective July 1, 1992.

At its March 1992 meeting, the Board of Directors of Rotary International requested the General Secretary to give the Districts a new number in harmony with the numbers used by the other Districts in USCB Zone 10. Consequently, District 4040 was renumbered as District 7020 and District 4050 was renumbered as District 7030 with effect from July 1, 1992. The Council of Legislation in 1995 then realigned the districts around the world and on July 11, 1995, placed Districts 7020 and 7030 into Zone 21, the new name for the old SACAMA Zone. This decision allowed District 7020 and 7030 to affiliate with Zone 34, the Southeast United States, for communication and training purposes. At the Council on Legislation in January 1998, a resolution was passed to move District 7020 and District 7030 into Zone 34 effective on July 1, 1998. The Districts have thrived within this Zone with increased involvement in Rotary International.
(Above Extracted from D7020 website with amendments)
District 7030 remained unchanged from its’ inception until January 1st 2017 when the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao were officially transferred from a Venezuelan District to become part of District 7030.
At a Glance D7030
Territories = 17
Languages = 3
Rotarians = 2258
Rotary Clubs : 72
Rotaract Clubs : 47
Interact Clubs :  71
Early Act : 1
Community Corps : 19
 
 
 
 
 
History of District Governors in D404 & D7030
DISTRICT 404
YEAR
DISTRICT GOVERNOR
CLUB
TERRITORY
1974-75
Dr. John Watts*
Grenada
Grenada
1975-76
Jean Paysant*
Fort-de-France
Martinique
1976-77
Serges Mees*
Pointe-a-Pitre
Guadeloupe
1977-78
Osmond Hale*
Port-of-Spain
Trinidad
1978-79
Fitz Humpreys*
St. Thomas
U.S. Virgin Islands
1979-80
Miles Rothwell*
Barbados West
Barbados
1980-81
Charlie Braham*
Kingston
Jamaica
 
 
DISTRICT 405
YEAR
DISTRICT GOVERNOR
CLUB
TERRITORY
1981-82
Harry Segal*
Port-of-Spain
Trinidad
1982-83
Georges-Louis Clement
Fort-de-France
Martinique
1983-84
Neil Isaacs*
Georgetown
Guyana
1984-85
Richard Joachim*
St. Vincent
St.Vincent
1985-86
Stanley Blanchette*
Barbados
Barbados
1986-87
Richard Joachim*
St. Vincent
St. Vincent
1987-88
Virgil Pestana*
St. Augustine
Trinidad
1988-89
L. Earle Johnson
Dominica
Dominica
1989-90
Harold Davis*
Georgetown
Guyana
1990-91
Valentine Mohabir*
St. Augustine West
Trinidad
1991-92
Gerald Thomas*
Antigua
Antigua
 
 
 
DISTRICT 7030
YEAR
DISTRICT GOVERNOR
CLUB
TERRITORY
1992-93
Alfred ‘Fred’ Lam*
St. Kitts
St. Kitts
1993-94
Gerard Petit*
Basseterre
Guadeloupe
1994-95
Rupert Cheekes
Port-of-Spain West
Trinidad
1995-96
K. Joe Ramkissoon
Port-of-Spain
Trinidad
1996-97
Malcolm Edwards
Antigua
Antigua
1997-98
Henri A.M. Guda
Paramaribo
Suriname
1998-99
Harry Louis
Pointe-a-Pitre
Guadeloupe
1999-00
Suresh Ramlogan*
St. Augustine
Trinidad
2000-01
Ethelbert Thompson*
Barbados West
Barbados
2001-02
Paul Rodap
Lamentin
Martinique
2002-03
Leslie Harripaul
Piarco
Trinidad
2003-04
Jean-Claude Blancaneaux
Remire-Montjoly
French Guiana
2004-05
David Edwards
Barbados
Barbados
2005-06
Dunstan Barrow
Georgetown
Guyana
2006-07
Victor Pilgrim*
St. Augustine West
Trinidad
2007-08
Cornelis ‘Cees’ Dilweg
Paramaribo
Suriname
2008-09
Georges Nouh-Chaia
Cayenne
French Guiana
2009-10
Astra DaCosta*
Central Port-of-Spain
Trinidad
Georges Nouh-Chaia
Cayenne
French Guiana
2010-11
Tony Watkins
Barbados
Barbados
2011-12
Lara Quentrall-Thomas
Central Port-of-Spain
Trinidad
2012-13
Stephen Ramroop
San Fernando South
Trinidad
2013-14
Hervé Honoré
Francois
Martinique
2014-15
Elwin Atmodimedjo
Paramaribo Residence
Suriname
2015-16
Milton Inniss
Barbados West
Barbados
 
2016-17              Roger Bose                              San Fernando                          Trinidad
 
Current District Governor 2017/2018
                     Waddy Sowma                   Paramaribo Residence          Suriname
District Governor Elect 2018/2019
                     Dominique Veneré             Basse Terre                           Guadeloupe
District Governor Nominee 2019/2020
                     Trevor Blake                      Saint Kitts                              Saint Kitts