St. Croix Club of Rotary West Goes Virtual Cheru Ross 2021-01-18 04:00:00Z 0

Hurricane Preparedness Bins Distributed

Members of Rotary Club of St. Croix West gave hurricane preparedness bins to the community. Those who were given a ticket by a member cane by the clubhouse and received their bin. Remember the season began June 1st. Be prepared.
Hurricane Preparedness Bins Distributed Cheru Ross 2018-08-20 04:00:00Z 0

RI President Visits the St. Croix Clubs

The four Rotary Clubs on St. Croix welcomed Rotary International President Barry Rassin and Esther, and District Governor Patrick Adizua and Lesline on a visit to celebrate the clubs’ anniversaries.
Rotary Club of St. Croix West presented their Global Project to the president on August 13, 2018.
The Community Garden in the town of Frederiksted will be assisted by the club to make the garden a thriving part of Frederiksted's economic development.
RI President Visits the St. Croix Clubs Cheru Ross 2018-08-18 04:00:00Z 0

We've installed 3 new members!

On August 12th and 16th, the Rotary Club of St. Croix West installed three new members. Stan Griffin and Warrington Chapman were installed by PDG Rupert Ross and pinned by the Rotary International President Barry Rassin at a reception in Government House. Marie Adams was installed by AG David Beck and pinned by the District Governor Patrick Adizua and her sponsor Rotarian Wilhemina Cooke at a Banquet in Gertrude's Restaurant.

We've installed 3 new members! Cheru Ross 2018-08-18 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor visits Rotary Club of St. Croix West

District Governor Patrick Adizua met with the members of Rotary West to discuss their goals for the upcoming Rotary year. He also shared with members his vision for the clubs in the district. He visited the Carribean Center for Boys and Girls in Hanna's Rest, Frederiksted who the Rotary Club of St. Croix West has partnered with by donating their time and money to the youth over the years.
District Governor visits Rotary Club of St. Croix West Cheru Ross 2018-08-18 04:00:00Z 0
President Branker Presents Guest Speaker Samuel Joseph Eudovique With A Certificate of Appreciation 2016-09-07 00:00:00Z 0

Past President Susanna Callwood-Smith named Rotarian of the Year

Susanna Augusta Callwood-Smith, Ed.D. was awarded the 2016 Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of St. Croix West by its members and President Jennell Bryan on July 23.
In an organization which has the motto “Service Above Self,” Dr. Callwood-Smith exemplifies the true spirit of Rotary. She served as president during the 2014 -2015 Rotary year and spearheaded a community fundraising drive to collect pennies for Rotary International’s efforts to end polio. During her presidency she received a District Grant in the amount of $5,000 to help foster volunteerism and love of community service amongst students. She worked in conjunction with local businesses such as Innovative, Bates Trucking, Ferrol’s Trucking and the Virgin Islands Lottery to award high school students with laptop computers for their community service efforts. 
During the past Rotary year, Callwood-Smith served as the immediate past president and advisor to President Jennell Bryan. She also has served as the club’s secretary, program chairperson, member of the Peace and Conflict Resolution District Committee and on various club committees. 
She presently serves as the club’s treasurer, chairperson of the Peter A. Christian Scholarship Committee, program chairperson and as a member of the board of directors.
Callwood-Smith has been a member of the Rotary Club of St. Croix West since 2006. She believes community service is very important to every community and found Rotary the perfect organization to do just that. She further stated that she “appreciates the friendships formed through fellowship with the members of the Rotary Club of St. Croix West and other rotary clubs in District 7020, and thanks them for their support. 
Callwood-Smith is a retired educator who most recently served as principal of the Alexander Henderson Elementary School, the Youth Rehabilitation Center and the Elena L. Christian Junior High School. She was also one of the first assistant principals of the St. Croix Educational Complex High School when it opened in 1995.
She is a 1972 graduate of the Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education in 1976 from the then College of the Virgin Islands, a Master of Arts Degree in Guidance Counselling in 1981 from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana and a Doctorate of Education (Ed. D.) degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Conflict Resolution from Nova Southeastern University on June 17, 2016.
She has four children: Kenneth Vernon Weeks Sr., Kerisa Maria Smith-Grayson (deceased), Harold Emerson Smith Jr. and Harolyn Elsie Smith; four grandchildren: Kenneth Vernon Weeks Jr., Harold Emerson Smith III, Harmone’ Keri-Michelle Smith and Jahzlyn Kerisa Lynch.
Callwood-Smith’s favorite quote is “to laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Joke of the Day

Posted by Dorothy V McIntosh on Aug 20, 2013
Little Johnny..

Little Johnny and a friend were closely examining bathroom scales on display at the department store. “What’s it for?’ his friend asked. “I don’t know,” little Johnny replied. “I think you stand on it and it makes you mad. At least it does that for my Mom and Dad.”
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Transformational Leadership

Posted by Dorothy V McIntosh on Aug 20, 2013
You do not lead by hitting people over the head that's assault, not leadership."— Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Food for Thought

Posted by Dorothy McIntosh on Aug 17, 2010
Leaders don't wait. They shape their own frontiers. The bigger the challenge, the greater the opportunity.
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Be Strong

Posted by Dorothy V McIntosh
There comes a time in your life when your desire to win becomes stronger than your ability to make excuses. That is when your whole world changes, struggles become pleasures, you become your true self, and everything begins to work in your favor.
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Rotary Themes

Posted by Dorothy V McIntosh
July - Rotary New Year
Installation of Officers & Directors
August - Membership & Extension Month
September - New Generations Month
October - Vocational Service Month
November - Rotary Foundation Month
December - Family Month
January - Rotary Awareness Month
February - World Understanding Month
March - Literacy Month
April = Magazine Month
May - District Conference
June - Rotary Fellowships Month
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March is Literacy Month

Posted by Dorothy McIntosh
Rotary Literacy Month highlights literacy and education issues around the world. This is an opportunity to increase awareness about literacy, launch new literacy initiatives and projects, and recognize literacy accomplishments from the past year. Rotarians everywhere are encouraged to participate in Rotary Literacy Month by engaging in service or activities that specifically address literacy and education issues either in their communities or abroad.
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