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“An Environmental Evening with Past RI President Barry Rassin: There is NO Planet B.”

Rotary Club of St. Thomas East ECO invites fellow Rotarians and the public to join the Club online Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30pm [Please note: Atlantic Standard Time] for “An Environmental Evening with Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin: There is NO Planet B.”  Clocks have changed in the States and elsewhere, so please make sure that you join us on time!
 
The event will mark the Club’s first internet-based fundraiser in support of their environmental projects.
 
Please register for this special ZOOM fundraiser at:
A $30 minimum donation is requested from all participants. All donations are tax deductible.
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“Striving Towards Planetary Health”

Long-time proponents for environmental protection, regeneration, and sustainability, and following the lead of other Rotary Clubs around the world, members of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas East took steps in March to start the process of renaming the club - the Rotary Club of St.Thomas East ECO.    
 
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"My Caribbean Sea"

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Mar 28, 2019
In honor of World Water Day (March 22) and Earth Day (April 22), and recognizing the issues we have with plastic pollution in our oceans, Rotary Club of St. Thomas East is implementing the first annual “My Caribbean Sea” Poster, Poetry, Essay Competition, for students, K-12, in the St. Thomas/St. John School District, public and private schools. There will be six age categories, as follows:
Grades K-2: Poster.  Grades 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12:  Essay/Poem.  
 
The goal is to invite children to take ownership of and think about the water which surrounds their islands, and develop awareness about how they can help keep it clean and pollution-free.
 
We believe this competition model can be easily duplicated in other islands throughout our Rotary District 7020 and the rest of the Caribbean in coming years, with the benefit of widely-increased environmental responsibility throughout our region.
 
The competition was launched March 11, with a deadline for entries April 10, and awards on April 20.
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Breakfast with Santa - We felt the love and the Christmas Spirit!

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Dec 15, 2017
Big kids, little kids, Rotarians, Interactors ... we all had a great time at Breakfast with Santa!!
We served 200 breakfasts, we donated 70 Sawyer waterfilters and lunch bags of supplies to families, we painted faces for fun, and finger nails for charity ... Did I say, we ate pancakes??
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Thank you!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Breakfast with Santa - We felt the love and the Christmas Spirit! Corinne Van Rensselaer 2017-12-15 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of St.Thomas East's Pedestrian Shelter Corinne Van Rensselaer 2017-03-13 04:00:00Z 0

Thank you Rotary Easters ...

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Oct 19, 2016
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I just wanted to give a big shout out and heartfelt thank you to many members of Rotary East.   Despite the challenges and repercussions within the Club of the recent news that key members of the Club Leadership Team will be relocating to the States or elsewhere within the next few weeks, Rotary Easters and friends have accomplished wonderful Service to Humanity in the last two weeks, demonstrating to the max "Service Above Self."
Thank you Rotary Easters ... Corinne Van Rensselaer 2016-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
"Rotary East 30th Anniversary Permanent Disaster Fund" Corinne Van Rensselaer 2016-10-20 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary East Installation 2016-2017

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Jul 29, 2016
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Rotary East celebrated their "Presidential Handover" and installation of the incoming Board of Directors with a well-attended and jovial World's Greatest Meal to Help End Polio, which raised $343 from Happy Dollars and raffle proceeds towards Rotary's efforts to eradicate Polio. 
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RI PRESIDENT’S CLOSING REMARKS TO THE 2016 ROTARY CONVENTION

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Jun 01, 2016
RI PRESIDENT’S CLOSING REMARKS TO THE 2016 ROTARY CONVENTION
K.R. Ravindran
Korea
1 June 2016
 
My friends:
The shadows are lengthening and the twilight draws near.
Soon, this convention will pass from experience into memory.
A day from now, this place, this time, will exist only in each of us —
in the stories we will tell of the days we spent together, here in this world of Rotary.
RI PRESIDENT’S CLOSING REMARKS TO THE 2016 ROTARY CONVENTION Corinne Van Rensselaer 2016-06-02 00:00:00Z 0

Cinco de Mayo 2016 ... Grand Success!!

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on May 16, 2016
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Little dogs, big dogs, little people, big people, big fun, big sombreros, big margaritas, big music, big-time grand time was had by all ... Team leader Rotary Easter Lynn Delaney and her merry band of volunteers created a better-than-ever event on May 5, 2016 ... Thank you to Rotary East members and all the amazing sponsors!!! The winners of course are the young children of St. Thomas who will benefit from the funds raised at the event ... All children entering first grade in the public elementary schools in the fall will receive a Rotary backpack filled with reading books and school supplies ...
 
Cinco de Mayo 2016 ... Grand Success!! Corinne Van Rensselaer 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary ... same values ... new ideas

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on May 16, 2016
Please join us on Wednesday May 18, as we discuss ways to bring new vibrancy, new members, and implement new ideas in our club!  The RI Council on Legislation has opened doors for clubs to be more flexible in many ways ... Let us be innovators and help make Rotary work even better in today's world!  Help us take the first step to embrace constructive change ...
 
 
https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/news-media/council-grants-clubs-greater-flexibility-meeting-membership
 
 
Rotary ... same values ... new ideas Corinne Van Rensselaer 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0

May 22 Walk-Run Against Gun Violence

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer
 
We strive to do good things in the community, we strive to support the passions of our club members, we all want a safer, gentler Virgin Islands ... Let's support the dedicated work of Rotarian Celia Carroll, and embrace the V.I. Walk/Run Against Gun Violence ... and get out and walk, run, hobble, crawl ... whatever it takes!!!
May 22 Walk-Run Against Gun Violence Corinne Van Rensselaer 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0

USVI at District 7020 Conference 2016

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on May 16, 2016
The US Virgin Islands was noticeably "in the house" at the recent Rotary District 7020 Conference in Nassau, Bahamas.  Members of all USVI Clubs posed on the Red Carpet wearing matching red shirts ... and made their presence known with great fellowship and the winning of lots of awards!!! Congratulations one and all!!
 
USVI at District 7020 Conference 2016 Corinne Van Rensselaer 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0

13th Annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races

Posted by Lynn DeLaney on May 02, 2016
RAIN OR SHINE - please come out and join us at the 13th Annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races being held on the lawn between Fat Turtle and Grande Cru at Yacht Haven Grande this Thursday, May 5th from 2PM to 11PM.  
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ACTIVELY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR THE BOVONI PCC Lynn DeLaney 2016-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Breakfast With Santa 2015 Corinne Van Rensselaer 2015-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
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This Wednesday at Rotary East - September 23

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Sep 21, 2015
Induction of VI Commissioner of Education - Dr. Sharon McCollum
Join us to celebrate!
6:30pm at Paradise Cove's Inspiration Hall
Text 340-690-1083 to RSVP
This Wednesday at Rotary East - September 23 Corinne Van Rensselaer 2015-09-22 00:00:00Z 0

This week's delivery schedule for backpacks ...

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Sep 21, 2015
Here is our final week of Backpack drop-off to our first grade class rooms. We definitely need additional help on Wednesday, but please feel free to join any or all of these groups:

 Tuesday Sept. 22 at 9am  Sibilly : 

Tom, Tim, Celia, Shari, Paul Davis.

 Wed. Sept 23 at 9:30 am Joseph Gomez:

Greg, Tom, Corinne, Fran. 

 Thurs. Sept 24 at 9am Lockhart:

Mike, Tom, Lynn, Paula Edwards (IW), Bruce.

 Thurs. Sept 24 at 1pm Gladys Abraham: 

Sam, Marty, Greg, Bruce.

 If you have questions please email Leslie at leslie@supplyresources.vi

This week's delivery schedule for backpacks ... Corinne Van Rensselaer 2015-09-22 00:00:00Z 0

Dr. McCollum, VI Comissioner of Education - new Honorary Member of Rotary East

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Sep 21, 2015
The members of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas East are delighted to welcome USVI Commissioner of Education Dr. Sharon McCollum as an honorary member of the club.  Dr. McCollum is the former principal of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Rotary East's adopted school, and she was instrumental in facilitating a very positive relationship between the school and the club.  Dr. McCollum will be inducted at Rotary East's weekly meeting this Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:30pm, at Paradise Cove's Inspiration Hall on Ridge Road (which runs between the traffic lights and Secret Harbor).  Please RSVP by text to Greg Miller 340-690-1083 if you would like to attend. Meeting fee is $22, which includes buffet dinner.
 
 
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Dr. McCollum, VI Comissioner of Education - new Honorary Member of Rotary East Corinne Van Rensselaer 2015-09-22 00:00:00Z 0

Backpack update - August 26

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Packing, starting at 6:00pm tonight at SRI, will proceed as planned.  We understand if you are not able to attend - it is more important to make sure family and homes are secure and plans are in place.
Please reply to this with updated attendance numbers.  
Love and blessings
Corinne
 
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ROTARY EAST TRIBUTE 2014-2015 GIVEN BY CORINNE VAN RENSSELAER WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015 Lynn DeLaney 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0

VISIONING FACILITATION EXERCISE WEDNESDAY JUNE 10, 2015

Posted by Lynn DeLaney on Jun 08, 2015

Rotary Club of St Thomas East will be performing a Visioning Facilitation Exercise on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Inspiration Hall at Paradise Cove at 6:30PM.  President Corinne has asked LaVerne Ragster to be our guest and to assist us with this exercise.  

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VISIONING FACILITATION EXERCISE WEDNESDAY JUNE 10, 2015 Lynn DeLaney 2015-06-09 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary East welcomes LaVelle Campbell as our Guest Speaker March 11

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Mar 06, 2015

“You are Invited!

Come and share an evening of fellowship and being updated on the progress of the Practice Peace Initiative on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the next Rotary East meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Inspiration Hall at Paradise Cove, Ridge Road, Estate Nazareth.   Our speaker, LaVelle Campbell, is an ardent advocate for at-risk youths in the Virgin Islands through his work with the VI Police Department and the Department of Education.     Rotary has been deliberately contributing to the efforts in our community that reduce conflict and support peace through the Practice Peace Initiative since the beginning of 2014.   This is an opportunity to find out what has been done and learn about the plans for the future.    Peace is up to us. “

Our meeting fee is $22, and includes a buffet dinner.

For directions to Paradise Cove, please text Greg Miller at 340-690-1083

http://stthomassource.com/files/userfiles/image/2010/January%20news%20pix/STT_STSPandP_LaVelleCampbell.jpg  LaVelle Campbell displays a few of the gang color bandanas he has confiscated from students in the territory's schools.

Rotary East welcomes LaVelle Campbell as our Guest Speaker March 11 Corinne Van Rensselaer 2015-03-07 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary East Guest Speaker tonight - Vince "Doc" Palancia, about Hassel Island

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Jan 27, 2015

 Fellow Rotarians and Friends,

Our guest speaker tonight will be Vince "Doc" Palancia, who is on the Board of Directors for the St. Thomas Historical Trust, and is Chairmen of the Hassel Island Taskforce and the lead Hassel Island Guide.

He has an interesting talk for us about Hassel Island and its historical significance for the US Virgin Islands.

Please join us - RSVP, if possible.Our meeting fee (including dinner) is $22.  Wine is available for a donation of $5/glass. We have a 50/50 raffle and lots of fun!!

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Future Meetings and Activities:

Wed, Feb 4, Fellowship at Tillett Gardens, dinner and concert

Wed, Feb 11, Guest Speaker Tammi McKnight - "How to Stay Young for the First One Hundred Years"

Sat, Feb 14, Partnership with Salvation Army - a "Pink" Kettle for Valentine's Day at Food Center, from 10am to 6pm - please sign up for an hour or two fellowship as we celebrate this day of love by showing our love and raising funds for members of our community in need

Wed, Feb 18, Tentative Poolside cookout at Paradise Cove

Blessings - Corinne

Rotary East Guest Speaker tonight - Vince "Doc" Palancia, about Hassel Island Corinne Van Rensselaer 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0

The World's Greatest Meal to Help End Polio

Posted by Corinne Van Rensselaer on Jun 19, 2014

Easters and Friends - as we approach the dawning of a new Rotary Year, we also approach yet another year that the Polio virus still has the capacity to permanently maim babies, children and adults, and bring grief and hardship upon families already struggling to meet the cost of the most basic of human needs to survive. Whatever our own trials and tribulations, we are truly blessed beyond compare in so many, many ways.

Thus, it seems fitting that as we celebrate Rotary and Rotarians at our Installation Dinner on July 2nd, 2014, we also register this event as a fundraiser for The  World's Greatest Meal to Help End Polio; and through our contributions at the meeting - whether via fines, happy dollars, donations or auction items - we can make a huge difference in the lives of people we don't know and may never meet - what an awesome concept!!

So far, this Social Media idea which started in Australia, has raised over $600,000 for the Polio Plus Fund - that's 1,000,000 vaccinations against Polio!

AND the 1,000,000th dose milestone was achieved through the efforts of a club in district 7020!  So far, eight clubs in our district have held or are scheduled to hold, a WGM event. The beauty of this is that it need not be an elaborate, time consuming project for the club; simply dedicate the fines, raffle or special collection from a weekly meeting or meetings.

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I look forward to seeing all of you and your friends at the table on July 2nd, for Rotary East's 2014-2015 Installation Dinner and our first (of many) World's Greatest Meal To Help End Polio.

Blessings to all

Corinne

The World's Greatest Meal to Help End Polio Corinne Van Rensselaer 2014-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
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