Posted by Bob Artis

COME SAILebrate!

D7090 Rotarians
Hear ye hear ye!
Have you hear about our fantabulous different venue for our District Conference in October? Perhaps you have.  However, in the event you haven't read more and let’s join to make this an event of COMRADERIE and Rotarians Sailebrating the good we've accomplished! 

Help spread the word of Rotary & its good work around the world. Consider this a re-union with family & friends. Or take the opportunity to celebrate a significant birthday or anniversary.
Some of us are using this event to celebrate our anniversary - Corinne and I will celebrate our 55th anniversary.  We are thrilled to be able to celebrate it with you. 
Do join us on our SAILebration Cruise by clicking on this link: 
Or you can call our cruise Co-Chair: Domenic Cortese at 716.583.0029 
The following is a ‘draft’ of events:

Sunday 10/20/2019 Depart Ft Lauderdale 1630 hrs.
Sunday Day 1 at sea: On board welcome reception 
Monday 10/21/2019 Day 2 at sea:
OPENING SESSION: Rotary International Presidential Rep to address Rotarians.
Tuesday 10/22/2019: Open date to enjoy the many amenities of the vessel
Wednesday 10/23/2019: Arrive in St Maarten 8am - 5pm
Upon departing the ship we will · Head to the “I CAN Foundation” – an organization and living space for youth that have ‘aged out” of foster care. Transportation will be organized by a fellow Rotarian and is ready to go once we provide him with the numbers
At about 11:30 we will gather at Taloula Mango’s Restaurant on the boardwalk in Philipsburg, very near the cruise ship. All 3 Rotary clubs from St. Maarten will be invited to attend, plus the District 7020 Governor will be attending (confirmed). Lunch is $25US, which is probably all inclusive, except for beverages and will most likely be a buffet. The speaker will be PRIVP Dr. Anne Matthews on “The Rotary Foundation” and DG Denice Maduro will be in attendance with local Rotarians.  Following lunch we will head to Player Development – an at risk youth program, which includes reading, writing, math, science homework program, plus physical literacy activities (Darren knows it well). The walk to there is about 15 minutes or transportation will be provided for those who do not want to walk. · Return to ship following the visit to PD – either by foot or transportation. 
  • Denise is organizing a list of items that we can bring with us to donate to I CAN and/or PD
  • We are also investigating having “pillow case” dresses made ahead of time to bring and donate
  • Activities at PD could include: reading, writing, math, science tutoring and or physical activities · PD (player development) is also an Early Act Club!!!!
Thursday 10/24/2019: San Juan 7am - 3pm:
 San Juan help re-build due to the hurricane as a potential project
Friday 10/25/2019: Labadee, Haiti 10am - 6pm
Planting BREAD FRUIT TREES to feed the children & help with erosion of the soil. 
Saturday 10/26/2019 On board activities:

“Remembrance Service” Deceased Rotarians during 2019 PDG Charlotte Herlong
Closing Ceremonies by RIPR closing remarks
Exchange of gifts PDG Karen Oakes
Saturday 26 October arrive in Ft Lauderdale at 0645 hrs. and depart for our various destinations
Yours in Rotary Service,
Bob Artis DG 2019 - 2020
An Inspired Clarence Rotarian
District 7090 
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