The annual District 7030 Conference of the Rotary Club will be hosted in St. Vincent and the Grenadines next year for the first time in the district’s history.
This major event on District 7030’s calendar will be held from April 18-20, 2024 at the Kingstown Baptist Church with a pre-conference workshop for presidents and secretaries-elect on April 17.
This conference, to be held under the leadership of District Governor Brian Glasgow, provides an opportunity for the entire Rotary family “to celebrate the spirit of service, diversity, and fellowship which reflect our mission,” a press release said.
Rotary International, a global service-based organization, has over 1.4 million members in 529 districts worldwide.
District 7030 has over 3,200 Rotarians in 75 clubs across 17 countries and territories in the southern Caribbean. The district covers a diverse blend of cultures and is home to some of the world’s most diverse and vibrant Rotary Clubs, a press release said.
“District 7030 is known for its incredible diversity, and [next] year’s conference will be a true reflection of the unity that comes from embracing our differences.”
The press release said conference chair, past President Shafia London and the entire Rotary family in SVG promise to ensure each participant experiences the warmth and hospitality of all that the islands have to offer.
Under the theme “Sharing Hope”, the conference will showcase the collective impact Rotarians can make through collaboration for positive change.
As part of the conference, the district will also host its annual project fair, where participating Rotary Clubs from District 7030 will pitch project ideas to potential partner clubs from Districts in the United States and further afield.
“As such, District Conference 2024 promises to be a transformative experience. The dedicated conference team has curated an immersive cultural and historical programme that will allow Rotarians to discover the gems of the Antilles with many opportunities to create lasting memories and connections that will extend far beyond the event itself.”
The press release said the conference will also provide many opportunities for Vincentian entrepreneurs to market and sell their products and services through participation in “the ‘Vincy Market’ – a unique cultural oasis featuring authentically Vincentian talent and products.
“We welcome partnerships from local suppliers, service providers and hoteliers as we expect to host approximately 400 Rotarians and friends of Rotary…
“The conference team extends an invitation to businesses, individuals and organisations interested in being a part of this historic event to come on board as partners and sponsors. Apart from the mileage received through this regional event, the 2024 Conference is an excellent opportunity for partners to align with an international organisation which focuses on charitable work with a goal to create hope in the world and do good right here at home and in our neighbouring islands.”