Posted by Rhea Nobee
District 7030 Conference in Suriname
The District 7030 26th Conference was held at Royal Torarica Hotel in Suriname from 25th – 28th April 2018 where 71 clubs were represented from the District.
During the day members attended PETS, Assembly and Conference listening to other clubs as they presented their signature projects, sharing their experiences and knowledge so that all present can take away something to their own country and club. RI Representative Brad gave a motivated speech on “WHY become a Rotarian” that left members in tears, whilst District Governor Waddy gave his report on clubs meeting their President Citation for 2017 -2018 and recognized the Rotary Club of Princes Town as achieving President Citation.  WHAT A PROUD MOMENT!! 
District Governor Elect Dominque Venere announced her Board members for 2018- 2019 and club member Debbie Roopchand was presented as the incoming Assistant District Governor for the South Cluster 7030 Trinidad.
Night time in Suriname was an experience never to forget. Rotarians were treated to a hospitality suite at T-VAT where members mingled and listened and danced to local Rotarians music band, and new friendships cultivated.
The opening ceremony took place at the Cathedral Basilica followed by fellowship and live performances by the Interact Clubs at the Tropical Garden Party at DSB Garden. The following night was a grand Tribal experience at Owroe Cul Complex where members were treated to some local dishes especially the signature dish PEANUT BUTTER SOUP!
The final day of Conference …Oh what a sad day indeed!  as you bid farewell to friends from other countries, however there was one last event to enjoy together, the Masquerade Ball at Chamber of Commerce. Rotarians who extended their visit to do a little sightseeing in Suriname , were treated to an evening of winding down with Eats and Drinks and Dancing courtesy DG Waddy and his wife Shirley.
Lifelong Friendships Built!!            Knowledge Gained!!                         Rotarians reminded of their purpose!!
The members of our club also extend their condolences to the Bhaggan Family on the loss of Past President Prakash Bhaggan who passed away in Suriname.
The Rotary Club of Princes Town would like to express a heartfelt thanks to District Governor Waddy and the planning committee for ensuring our safety and comfort and most of all giving us memories to last a lifetime.