Meet our President
"This year, our District theme is “Making a difference through education.” We as Rotarians have been serving humanity and making a difference in people’s lives, especially through education, for quite some time; and our Club is already well poised to accomplish key district goals with our well established and far reaching projects.
For the year ahead I have asked our Committee Chairmen to find creative ways to link the work of the various committees for greater connectedness and synergy both within the club and among the Rotary family of Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors.
The vibrancy and effectiveness of our project work afford us the opportunity to pay special attention to our most vital resource: our membership, which I have identified for care and attention in the coming year. We will concentrate on strengthening our relationships to make us more bonded, more productive and better prepared to weather the natural cycles of life and relationship both within and outside of Rotary.
We will nourish our membership. And how will this be accomplished? By 3 guiding words: Acceptance, Inclusion and Fun. Our 2017/18 RCCPOS theme is: Rotary membership, a source of nourishment."
Our Service Projects
"Only the science of right conduct toward others pays. Business is the science of human services. He profits most who serves his fellows best." Rotarian Arthur Fredrick Sheldon
Meet our People
The Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain consists of a diverse group of committed professionals based in Trinidad and Tobago.
Each member of our club brings something unique to the table and we all participate in getting the job done for the betterment of our community.
Our 2017/18 Board of Directors is made up of:
Meet Rotary International's President
"There are as many reasons to come to Rotary as there are Rotarians – maybe even a few more. But each of us has stayed in Rotary because it adds something to our own lives. Through Rotary, we are Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.What kind of difference Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians make through their service will always be their own decision. As an organization, we are guided by the three strategic priorities our Board has set in our strategic plan: to support and strengthen our clubs, to focus and increase our humanitarian service, and to enhance Rotary's public image and awareness.
In the year ahead, our clubs will have the support of a greatly augmented array of online tools, including a refreshed Rotary.org, a simplified Rotary Foundation grant application process, an improved My Rotary experience, and a rebuilt Rotary Club Central. As we look to strengthen our clubs, two specific challenges stand out in our membership: our gender balance and our average age. To keep our clubs strong, we need to build a membership that reflects the communities we serve and that will continue to develop knowledgeable leaders for generations to come.
For many years, one idea has stood at the heart of all our service: sustainability. Sustainable service means our work continues to have a positive impact long after Rotary's direct involvement has ended. We don't dig wells and walk away; we make sure communities can maintain and repair those wells. If we build a clinic, we make sure that clinic has a way to keep running without ongoing support from us. And when it comes to polio, we aren't working to contain it; we're working to end it.
Eradicating polio is the ultimate in sustainable service. It is an investment that will yield not just a long-lasting but a permanent benefit, on a global scale. It is and must remain our No. 1 priority until the job is done.
For 112 years, Rotary has made a difference to more lives, in more ways, than we can ever count or will ever know. Today, each of us bears a torch, its flame lit by Paul Harris, that has been passed forward from generation to generation, in Rotary: Making a Difference."