ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CARIBBEAN PARTNERSHIP

District 7610 Thinks Caribbean
Rotary Zones 33-34 Club Twinning Program


Caribbean Partnership Celebration 2014
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Aug 8-10, 2014

Join us for our Caribbean Partnership Celebration Meeting August 8 – 10, 2014 in Intercontinental San Juan, Puerto Rico, and learn how your Rotary club can work with other Rotary clubs in Zones 33 and 34, to establish: Rooms: US$169 per night single + 11% Gov tax; 18% Resort fee.

Exciting Fellowship Opportunities
with Rotarians living in distant countries.

Enhanced Project Opportunities
with a partner who knows the culture, community, and contacts.

Improved Grant Opportunities
through matching grants that will make a real difference on an international scale.


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Catching the Wave at CPC 2013!!
Boca Raton, Florida
September 8-9, 2013

CPC 2013 was a blast!! A large group of Rotarians and family gathered in Boca Raton, Florida, September 8-9, 2013 to enjoy a grand event at the Boca Raton Resort and Spa. What a Celebration! All had a super fun time with great networking and relationship building for enhancement of the Caribbean Partnership Program where we do excellent humanitarian work in the region!

The event was attended by our Rotary International Vice President and Director Anne Matthews and Rotary International Director-Elect Robert Hall, who addressed the conference delegates and encouraged increased efforts for supporting more partnering within our zones.

Also in attendance were Past Rotary International Directors Barry Rassin and John Smarge, who continue to ...Read more....






Susan Whelchel, Mayor of the City of Boca Raton, Florida, proclaimed September 8, 2013 as Caribbean Partnership Day.

Click here to download a copy of the proclamation.






CPI Appeal Haiti Letter - September 4, 2012




Click here to read the CPI Appeal Haiti Letter

You can donate directly to the address on the memo above or send your donations to the District 7610 Foundation.

C/O Treasurer
Don Wellen
6512 River Tweed Lane
Alexandria, VA 22312

The Foundation will consolidate individual and Club donations and send one bank transfer, reducing those costs. Receipts will be provided for charitable donations over $200. Thank you for your generosity.






A Brief History of the Caribbean Club Twinning Program

During the Rotary Centennial year a TWIN CLUB Program was established. Although the centennial program was completed the idea is a basis for a special Zones 33 and 34 emphasis on partnering Rotary Clubs in the Caribbean rim nations, Districts 7000, 7020, and 7030, with Rotary Clubs on the mainland (see www.caribbeanpartnership.org).

TWIN CLUBS are two clubs that establish strong ties and have agreed to team up to complete special projects such as Community Service Grants, Friendship Exchanges, and Youth Exchanges. TWIN CLUBS are encouraged to establish an agreement with RI.

Created RI Carribean Partnerships as of 8/1/10:

Contact: Bill Jarrett wjarrett@attglobal.net

Contact: Elizabeth Bricksin ehbricksin@dynlinkinc.com

Contact: Carlota McCormack cmccormack@hgmteam.com

Contact: Dick Nielsen dicknardie@comcast.net

NOW create your own Caribbean Partnership (see www.rotary7610.org):

  1. SERVICE ABOVE SELF:  Emphasize Rotary service with projects.
  2. SIGN A LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT:  Between your two clubs.
  3. UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE OF POVERTY:  Establish fellowship.
  4. BUILD LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS:  Establish common club bonds.
  5. PROVIDE ASSISTANCE:  To one another as needed between two clubs.
  6. SPREAD THE WORD:  To other Rotarians and to the communities.

District 7610 Goals for the RI year 2009-2010:

 

  • SERVICE ABOVE SELF:  Emphasize Rotary service with projects.
  • KEEP SCORE:  Grow 7610 Partnerships from 6 to 52 in FY 2010.
  • UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE OF POVERTY:  Establish Fellowship.
  • BUILD LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS:  Establish common Club bonds.
  • PROVIDE ASSISTANCE:   To one another as needed between two clubs.
  • SPREAD THE WORD:  To other Rotarians and to the communities.
  • IMPROVE RI GRANT PROCESS:  Identify 5 Champions of the Cause.
  • Our Mission: Service                          


Gary Odum, Co-Chair

Caribbean Partnership

Phone:  850-454-9920

Email: garyodum@gmail.com

Maggie Johnson, Co-Chair

Caribbean Partnership

Phone: 703-729-0451

Email: mjohnson@nissolutions.com

Horace G. McCormack, Advisor

Caribbean Partnership

Phone:  703-447-8637

Email: hmccormack@hgmteam.com







Resources

RI-DISTRICT 7610 CARIBBEAN PARTNERSHIPS Letter of Endorsement
Think Caribbean Form V1
Think Caribbean Form V2
Twin Club Report Form

Newsletters
 

CPC 2013 Report

June Newsletter - Caribbean Partnership Program 2013

Link to December 2012 Newsletter

Link to September 2011 Newsletter

March 2011 Newsletter 

September 2010 Newsletter