The Winners of the Rotary Club of Gros Islet Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2019, The Rotary Sponsored Grow Well Junior Team
Left to Right: PE Joel Crocker; Keymanie Thomas; Samuel Richelieu; Lisa Daniel & Chaperone Tracy Arnold

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We Meet on1st & 3rd Tuesday of Month 12.30pm @ Sandals Golf Club, Cap Estate; On 2nd & 4th Tuesday of Month 6.00pm @ Windjammer Landing Hotel Conference Room; 5th Tuesday Special Event - Check Website
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Cap Estate & Labrilotte Bay
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Saint Lucia
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Len Joseph
April 11
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Rhon Joseph
April 7, 2018
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April 17, 2018
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April 17, 2018
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Joel Crocker
May 6, 2014
5 years
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May 24, 2016
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May 26, 2018
1 year
Vernette Edward
May 26, 2018
1 year
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26th Charter Anniversary
Hampers for the Needy 2018
Rotary Plates for Peace
District Governor Dominique VENERE's Official Visit
2017 Hampers for the Needy
Hand over of Playground & GoTo Inserts for Wheel Chairs
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Grow Well Junior Golfers Bring Back Some Bacon
The following was submitted by Colleen Newman - the most Rotarian non Rotarian we know!
Glorious trip for Grow Well’s Youth Team winners of Rotary Golf Tournament
Keymanie Thomas, Samuel Richelieu and Lisa Daniel, accompanied by Grow Well Board Member Tracey Arnold, are on their way to Trinidad. Rotary Gros Islet’s Joel Crocker sees them off with pride and last minute instructions (see Headline Photo above).
The Grow Well  youth team were the surprising and popular winners of this year’s prestigious Rotary Golf Tournament — the first time ever a team of juniors  won the tournament.
Their biggest Rotary prize was a trip to Trinidad where they will play on Sunday March 31st in the Rotary Club of Port of Spain West’s annual tournament at St. Andrew’s Golf Club (Moka).
Grow Well congratulates our junior golfers and thanks the collaborative efforts of the of Rotary Clubs of Gros Islet and Port of Spain West.
What a fabulous sports prize!
The sequel to this note is that the junior pair of Keymanie and Samuel, placed 6th out of 48 teams competing in the tournament in Trinidad over the week end!  What a fabulous result for these two young men, aged 15 and 17 years old!  What a tremendous testament not only to the young men but to the coaches and mentors  involved in the Grow Well junior golf programme.
The Rotary Club of Gros Islet, the founders of Grow Well, salute the hard working volunteers (all non-Rotarians) who have made this programme one of the most successful youth programmes in Saint Lucia.  Congratulations to Colleen Newman and her fellow board members at this outstanding success.
Quite a Week!
On Tuesday March 26th the club held an evening meeting at Windjammer Landing Resort.  Although not well attended, the meeting was a great fellowship and we had a number of visitors. 
On that same evening AG Lisle and Rotarian Maggie tied the knot in Barbados,   
Secretary Trudy's son Ethan and his friend Tristan, won the Grow Well general knowledge quiz on the same day, Trudy is understandably very proud!  I could not download the photos for some reason, sorry Trudy.
So this was RCGI Super Tuesday
On Friday the Grow Well junior golf team departed for Trinidad and on Saturday we celebrated our 26th Charter Anniversary which was actually March 5th.  Story to follow.
On Sunday our Grow Well Team was in Action in Trinidad and today, Monday they flew back home in time for school
26th Charter Anniversary
On Saturday March 30th members of RCGI celebrated their 26th Birthday.  The master of ceremonies was PP Astrid Mondesir, looking very splendid in her yellow dress  President Lenita chaired the meeting and we were serenaded by Jab Duplasis on his tenor saxophone, and very pleasant that was!  
After a few toasts and brief speeches, dinner was served and the evening culminated in the draw for the 2019 Charity Golf Raffle at about 9.30pm
We were honoured to welcome President Soraya of the RC Saint Lucia  seen here with Katherine Lawrence, wife of PP Gene; President Curtly Stephen, President of Rotaract Gros Islet  Seen here to the left of President Lenita; Chair Melisa Agdomer , Rotary Satellite Club of Gros Islet, South Saint Lucia and her daughter Tiana  as well as PP Brad Paul and Honorary Rotarian Joan Paul.
 Te4rrance Elliot also came along as a prospective member  seen here with PP Gene to his right.
Visit the Photo Album for more memories of the event.
See below for the winners of the Raffle.
Rotary Raffle Winners
  1st Prize Yamaha YBR125 cc motorcycle - complements Yamaha Saint Lucia
Winner: Rhory McNamara
2nd Prize: Trip for two from Saint Lucia to Miami - Complements Rotary Club of Gros Islet
Winner: Jardin Fanis
3rd Prize: 55" Smart Television - Complements Courts Saint Lucia 
Winner:  Coops (David Cooper)
Rotary Club of Gros Islet thank most sincerely our Raffle Prize Sponsors, Yamaha Saint Lucia, and Courts Saint Lucia Limited.
Saving Mothers and Children
 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.

How Rotary makes help happen

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.

Read the stories, watch the video - Be a Part of the Solution - Be a Person of Action - Be the Inspiration

District Conference 2019
April 24th to 28th sees District PETS and Conference in Guadeloupe.  So why should you care?  Why spend money to go to yet another conference or convention, it is just after Easter after all and you really do not know many people who will be there.  What do you have to gain, you may have been to one or two already?
Your President Elect and your Secretary Elect are obliged to go, so they will be there, failing some unforeseen hinderance.  PETS is where the incoming officers have a chance to rub shoulders with their counterparts from across the District, and discuss common issues that they will face in the year ahead of them.  They will have a chance to meet the District leaders and to meet the Rotary international staff as well as the RI President's special Representative.  Any issue that they can possibly imagine, has been faced by one ort more of these people and there is always an answer.
If you are not a PE or SE you can attend the Conference starting on Friday Morning, the 26th April.  So accommodation is less expensive.  You will come in for the opening ceremony on the Thursday and start to meet people of like mind, people who you will become friends with by the time you leave for home on Sunday.  You will also have the chance to meet the Rotary International staff and the District leaders.  But nothing beats the fellowship that you will experience.
Rotary is so much more that being a member of your club.  You owe it to yourself to expand your personal, professional and service horizons, to see what Rotary is truly all about.   Make the District Conference part of your  f your personal development plan.  Take the opportunity to learn about yourself and expand your vision and understanding of the way of life that is Rotary.  
Come to the conference to understand more fully, the vision of the incoming RI President Mark Maloney. Ge the insight into his theme Listen to inspiring addresses from Rotarians and others who, combined connect the dots for you in so many ways. For the cynical who may have been to conferences and think they know all there is to know, let me assure you - you don't.  Rotary changes and what held true yesterday may well have been challenged and improved upon today.
Come and join us in Guadeloupe.  
Strengthen Your Club
Many of us feel that we should do something to strengthen our membership, but have we stopped to think about how this might be done?
First things first, do we enjoy each other's company?  Do we look forward to going to club meetings?  If the answer to either or both of these questions is no, we need to address why this is so.  We can only build a strong club if we have strong members.  We would be well served to remember that the foundation of Rotary is fellowship. 
What do we mean by fellowship you might ask?  Well friends, fellowship is not simply having parties and get togethers, it is much more than that.  For us to have good fellowship, we need to be able to speak civilly to each other, we need to be polite and observe the basic good manners that so many have thrown out of the window.  To enjoy the company of our fellow Rotarians, we need to respect each other and be tolerant of others opinions and points of view.  Rotary embraces diversity as one of our core values alongside fellowship, integrity, service and leadership, therefore we should recognize that we may be different in many ways, but what binds us into a cohesive group are the remaining values.
Unless we get fellowship right, we can forget about strengthening our membership.