Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town

Making a Difference in Our Community and The World.

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
The Moorings Restaurant
Wickhams Cay
P.O. Box 4542
Road Town, Tortola  VG1110
British Virgin Islands
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October 2019
We would like to congratulate the newly-elected Board of Directors, who will serve during the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  Incoming President Rosemarie Flax will be supported by the following members of the incoming Board.
Past Presidents
Charter President March 31, 2009                       - Monica Ramgeet
2009-2010                                                        - Monica Ramgeet
2010-2011                                                        - Ken Guiste
2011-2012                                                        - Donna Arter
2012-2013                                                        - Allison Flax-Archer
2013-2014                                                        - Norman Allen
2014-2015                                                        - Jean Vanterpool
2015-2016                                                        - Jeanette Scatliffe-Boynes
2016-2017                                                        - Marvin E. Flax Jr.
2017-2018                                                        - Eno Soman
2018-2019                                                        - Rosemarie Flax

The month of October is themed Economic & Community Development month and last night at the Training Division Conference Room over forty people intently listened to four dynamic and engaging speakers on personal finance. Meade Malone of MWM, Ryan Geluk of BDO, Honourable Melvin Turnbull and Dalan Vanterpool from VP Bank each spoke to the audience for roughly 20 minutes each. A question and answer session was given at the end of each speaker.


Attendees were encouraged to among many things, develop a passion, vision, budgets, realistic goals, understanding your “why” and learned about the acronym R.E.P.O.H. ,  which means Repetition, Easy, Pleasure, Often and Habit. Once you repeat something ( saving money for example ) it eventually gets easy, once it becomes easy, you start to enjoy it so then you start to get pleasure from it, then you see yourself doing it often and eventually it becomes a habit.


Light refreshments and snacks were provided and based on the positive comments, our club will be doing this again next year and possibly adding components like sound investment advice and personal and home loans.


On behalf of the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town we would like to thank the guest speakers and those who attended. Special thanks to Community Service Director Storm Wright for organizing and Club Administration Director Travicca Smith for moderating.

Our own Foundation Director Rosemarie Flax of Flaxcraft made and donated this beautiful necklace for a club auction. Dozens of tickets were sold over two weeks to members of the public and Rotarians including club members. The drawing was held on Tuesday October 25th. $1600 was raised and all the proceeds went to Haiti Hurricane Matthew Relief / Aid efforts.
Rotary Sunrise of Road Town was in charge of collecting much needed cash and coins with labeled blue buckets by standing outside supermarkets and on roadsides at traffic lights all over Road Town, Tortola. Over $14,000.00 was raised from the bucket brigade cash collection campaign and all the proceeds went to Haiti Hurricane Matthew Relief / Aid efforts.

The Rotary Family of the BVI is launching a major fundraising event
to help Hurricane Victims in Haiti. 

The passage of monster hurricane Matthew has claimed over 900 lives in Haiti and left about 350,000 people homeless. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the World and help is urgently needed.

The first event to raise funds will take place on Wednesday, 12th October. Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors will be seen all over town as part of the “Rotary Bucket Brigade”. On Virgin Gorda the Rotaractors and Interactors will be out with buckets to collect donations on our sister Island from 3pm - 8pm.
They do appeal to the good-hearted people of the BVI to stop at the buckets and drop a contribution. Every Dollar will help.

Between 7:00pm and 9:00pm please tune in to JTV Channel 55, transmitting from the fundraising headquarters at Maria’s by the Sea, simultaneously broadcasted on ZBVI 780AM. Please call in your pledges at any of the following telephone numbers: 494 7354, 494 9565, 494 8759 & 494 6368. Cash, cheques, Visa & Master Card will be gratefully accepted

The Rotary Family of the BVI would be most appreciative of the generosity of the BVI Community. 

Its estimated that over $40,000.00 was raised between the telethon and bucket brigade collection. Excellent effort and thank you to all involved and the BVI Community for your generous donations. 


"My Friends, I know we have all been watching, and in some cases, been directly affected as Hurricane Matthew has made a devastating impact across Rotary District 7020. We are grateful that most of us were spared, however as we know South Western Haiti and the Bahamas took direct hits.

The Rotary District 7020 Hurricane Matthew Disaster Committee has met, assessed the needs currently coming out of Haiti, and have decided on 2 components. One – An Immediate Response for Direct Relief needs and Two - a more medium to long term approach.

See this video for details what we are doing and how you can help.

Also Click this link for the related files -->…/hurricane-matthew-ways-to-give

I am grateful for all those who have offered to help. This is indeed a time for us to come together and showcase that Rotary truly serves humanity. Thank you for all you’re doing and will continue to do as we Champion the cause to help those affected in their time of need"

On Wednesday 28th September, 2016 RCS assisted with the induction of the 2016-2017 Board of the EarlyAct Club of Althea Scatliffe Primary School and on Thursday 29th September, 2016 RCS assisted with the induction of the 2016-2017 Board of the Isabella Morris Primary School.
Today we celebrated our Isabella Morris Primary School and Althea Scattliffe Primary School EarlyAct clubs by inviting them to conduct our morning meeting at Maria's by the Sea. 14 students and their advisors led us through morning prayer, the 4 way test and an agenda of announcements. PE Monique Peters spoke about what it means to be an Earlyactor and PP Donna organized Minute To Win It games.
A truckload full of trash, mostly bottles and styrofoam containers, was collected between Isabella Morris Primary School and Capoon's Bay yesterday. Two hours of hard work culminated in a lovely evening of fellowship - munching (compliments of PP Donna Schiavone Arter), drinking (compliments of Sebastians Apple Bay) and exchanging stories of BVI past - compliments of James Bridgewater, Albert Stoutt and Elvis Harrigan
Rotary Club Sunrise members celebrated Rotary International’s Literacy Month during the month of September by giving a live performance of Little Red Riding Hood to the special needs students of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre.
Dr. Robert (STORM) Wright Executive Director of BVI Prison Fellowship and the current RCS Projects Director hand over gift certificates for School Uniforms for the children of Inmates to HMPS Supt. David Foote. This Rotary Club Sunrise Project brought together various contributing stakeholders throughout the territory and was accomplished through the hard work of Director Kenisha Sprauve and the RCS Youth Services Committee. 
Membership Director PP Norman Allen and Public Image Director PP Donna Arter collaborated to create a video submission for Zones 33-34 PI competition with the theme “Why you should move to my District - District 7020”.  15 out of 29 District finalist  3-minute videos will be shown at the Zones 33/34 training sessions in Charlotte, NC October 13 – 16, 2016.
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Immediate Past President
President Elect
Assistant Secretary
Club Administration Chair
Club Membership Chair
Club Rotary Foundation Chair
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