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Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is our new President of Rotary International for 2018-19., He has chosen as his theme, "Be the Inspiration" and shared with us attending the International Assembly in San Diego his vision that, "Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves". 
President Barry earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida and is the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System, where he continues to serve as an adviser. 
A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin has served Rotary as director and is vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. Rassin received Rotary's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, as well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation. 
For his full story check out his bio.
Greetings from the beautiful Northumberland Shore! We are thrilled to be able to serve Rotary in the second largest District in the world.
Ten years ago, Rob joined Rotary as a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Whitehorse Midnight Sun in District 5010, which, at the time encompassed Yukon, Alaska and Eastern Russia. Irene joined the club a few years later.
Rob, a retired Professional Forester spent his entire career in British Columbia. Irene started her career as a Social Worker in a remote community on Baffin Island followed by many years in the North as a manager for the Child Development Centre in Whitehorse.
We love to travel and have had many adventures in almost every corner of the globe. We are looking forward to the opportunity of visiting every club in our expansive District in the year ahead. Don’t be surprised to see us camping at a local community park or gravel pit as we will be using our truck and camper for many of the visits.
Speaking of visits, the proposed dates for almost all of the club visits is on the District Home Page under DG Calendar. Check with your Area Governor for any updates or specifics.
We have three objectives for each of the club visits which are:
  1. To get to know club members
  2. To have fun
  3. To leave your community a little bit better than when we arrived.
This is the year for everyone to be INSPIRED  to S H A P E up Rotary!
The new leadership team comes into effect for District 7820 on the start of the new Rotary year beginning July 1st. Find out more about them through their profiles.
They have already been active in the district planning for the year so let's show them our support.
There will be two sessions of the Rotary Leadership Institute held this fall in that you should check out and register for.
The first will be held in St John's Newfoundland on September 29th.  All three Parts will be offered if enough register for the event.  The event will be held at the College of the North Atlantic.  Please register here.
The second session will be held in Truro on October 27th at the NSCC Truro campus.  In addition to the normal three parts, we will also be offering two special half day graduate courses. One on Membership and Membership Issues and the second on Motivating volunteers. These two courses come as a package.  Please register here.
The Rotary International Club Significant Achievement Award is given to recognize a particular club’s service project or activity that has had an exceptional impact. Rotary International stipulates that only one club per district, per year, is eligible to receive this award.
This year on Monday October 2, 2017 District Governor Don Sword attended the grand opening of what was the culmination of one of the most significant projects ever undertaken by a club in our district when the Inspire Learning Centre opened in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Rotary International President Ian Riseley was also in attendance along with many other special guests to celebrate the remarkable achievement of the Rotary Club of Summerside.
One of the purposes of the District Conference held May25-27, 2018 in St. John's was to celebrate the accomplishments of D7820 Rotary Clubs.
Clubs have until June 30th to complete enough of the goals in the four categories to be recognized with Rotary International President Ian Riseley's Rotary Citation. Since those awards will not be presented until the fall of 2018, District Governor Don Sword decided to recognize the ten (10) clubs that were currently eligible for that Citation (subject to the year end membership numbers) with a Governor's Citation!

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