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                     THE ROTARY CLUB OF PRINCES TOWN
Princes Town

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays
Canton Palace Restaurant
Cross Crossing Shopping Complex
San Fernando,
Trinidad and Tobago
Phone:
(868) 481-1302
Regular Club meetings are held on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays of each calendar month @ 7:00 p.m.
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“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.”
– Sonia Johnson
 
It is on this premise that we base our Scholarship Awards.
Our annual Scholarship Awards Programme allows us the opportunity to support a group of young people each year in pursuit of tertiary education who are deemed deserving of financial aid. We believe that we cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future, as stated by F. Roosevelt.
 
It has been the first time in two years, since the onset of the Pandemic that the Club has been able to host this Ceremony in its true form and our members were thrilled for the occasion.
 
On Thursday 26th May 2022, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony at JR&D Convention Centre in Princes Town. A total of five Scholarships were awarded to deserving students enrolled in various areas of study in tertiary institutions both locally and internationally.
 
This venture is funded solely by the Club’s annual Chokhafest fundraiser. This particular undertaking was additionally made possible due to a generous donation to our Chokhafest expenses by the Republic Bank Limited, Princes Town Branch.
 
A packed but exciting programme featuring Mr. Rishi Ramlogan, President of the RCPT, Mr. Timothy Bailey, President of the Steel Workers Union of Trinidad and Tobago and entrepreneur and Mrs. Nalini Rattan representative of RBL was enjoyed by a crowd of students, parents, Rotarians and partners-in-service.
 
Mr. Bailey, in all his youth and vibrancy brought the feature address, encouraging students to follow their dreams, making the point that no matter the path you choose, you must always do your best and you will succeed.
 
Awards were presented to:
Akasia Lynn Augustine – Bachelor of Law, UWI Cavehill
Dymond Magloire – Associate Degree in Social Work, CoSTAATT
Kenya Toisann Augustine – BSc Health Sciences, Howard University
Makeisha Simon – MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) UWI, St Augustine
Sabrina Soogrimsingh – Associate Degree General Nursing, CoSTAATT
 
We know that our future will be well taken care of because by assisting these cherished individuals, we aim to chart a course of history we will be proud of!
 
#scholarship #education #chokhafest #youth #servetochangelives #rotaryshares #rotarydistrict7030 #serviceaboveself
After putting off Tableland Medical Outreach Clinic for more than a year due to the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Princes Town was finally able to reach out to the community in the environs of Tableland Recreation Ground on Sunday May 22nd 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
 
Over 90 persons were registered who had access to Onsite Doctors, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol testing, Optometrist, Pharmacy, Legal Advice, Diabetes Management and Information on various testing and vaccination programmes. Lightly used clothing items were also available for distribution.
 
The Club extends our sincere gratitude to Chairman Councillor Gowrie Roopnarine for identifying this area and liaising with the local community to come out.  In addition, we were privileged to have Trinidad Eye Hospital who offered free optical consultations by Snr. Opthamologist Dr. Vineet Kumar, Optometrist Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed, Optometrist Ms. Aligarh Khan, Snr. Opthamologist Ms. Sareta Dubay, Optician Mr. Williams and Br. Manager Ms. Erron Seenath.
 
Special thanks to our Past President Dr. Gobin, Dr. Prem Premanand, Dr. Kiran Premanand and Dr. Lindsey Aziz, our Foundation Director, for providing the Doctor consultations.
 
Many thanks to our Past President Crystal Ann Harper who was on hand to provide Legal Advice. We recognise the assistance of Ms. Oosha Jagdin and Ms Rose with registration today.  We are grateful for the continued support of the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago who were represented by Nurse Salima Ramkissoon, Nurse Dimple Ramlogan-Scout and Nurse Suzy Mohammed.  Thank you to our In-house Nurse Miranda Ramjattan, Volunteer Nurse Jenelle Elie and Student Nurse Tracey Gomez. 
 
Thank you to Vemco for sponsoring the Ju-C  soft drinks.
Finally, thank you to all our members, partners in service and supporters for all the behind the scenes work in enabling this to be ANOTHER SUCCESFUL PROJECT OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF PRINCES TOWN.
#medical #health #diabetes #bloodpressure #bloodsugar #cholesterol #optometrist #trinidadeyehospital_cvrs #servetochangelives #rotaryshares #rotarydistrict7030 #serviceaboveself #legalaid #diabetes_tt
The Rotary Club of Princes Town continued its drive to support the less fortunate and serve to change lives with our 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday April 24th 2022 at the Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Course.
 
This year, a total of 36 teams participated in the tournament.  Our main sponsor, @Volvo.TT was present with a spectacular array of vehicles and our golfers took advantage of the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the vehicles.
 
This was the first year our Club held a Junior Golf Tournament with eight (8) junior golfers participating.  The adults teed off after the Juniors completed their course and the evening ended with dinner and the prize giving ceremony where all of the winners were presented with their prizes and trophies.
 
Many golfers remained afterwards to fellowship with our rotarians and they all enjoyed the camaraderie and fellowship as the evening came to an end.
 
Our list of winners is listed below:
Junior Golf Tournament:
1st Place Male under 12 Varin Singh
1st place Female under 12 Isabella Ramdeen
Best Overall player under 12 Isabella Ramdeen
Nearest pin Varin Singh
Longest Drive Isabella Ramdeen
 
Adult Tournament:
1st Place – SM Jaleel & Company - Tommy Boodoo & Ashram Beharry
2nd Place – Namalco – Steve Durgadeen & Omesh Dinanath
3rd Place – Harrow’s Drugs – Dr Avind Ali & Reynold Deonath
4th Place – Advantage Lab Services – Adrian Lutchman & Shiva Arjoon Singh
5th Place – Gulf Insurance – Jason Clarke & Gerard Cooper
6th Place – SMTL – Dave Rajkumar & Johanson Singh
7th Place – Trifactor Technical Sales & Service – Lennox Oudit & Leslie Martinez
8th Place – Moonilal Lalchan & Nandlal Ramlakhan  
#golf #fundraiser #servetochangelives #rotaryshares #rotarydistrict7030 
As is the tradition of the Rotary Club of Princes Town in supporting all major religious holidays, our Club supported the muslim community of Guaracara in celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr by contributing 15 hampers to the Guaracara Masjid for distribution to families in need of assistance. 

Our heartfelt thanks to PP Zobida Ragbirsingh for liaising with Imam Ahamad in organizing the hamper distribution.  Thanks to PP Bashir Mohammed for organizing the hampers and Rotarian Villon Stanley for transportation. In attendance at the presentation of hampers were PP Jamir Ousman, Director Michael Cooper-Ochiengh, Rotarian Amraz Ali Bocas and Rotarian Villon Stanley. 
#eid2022 #eidulfitr #servetochangelives #rotaryshares #eidmubarak #rotaryinternational #rotarydistrict7030 #serviceaboveself
In recognition of World Health Day, Persad’s “The Food King” invited us to deliver a Health Outreach Clinic at their Superstore in Princes Town on May 1st 2022.
 
Rotarians arrived early from 8.15am and proceeded to assist with the preparation and layout of the facilities to accommodate the various stations.  Services provided were Doctors’ Assessment, Dental Screening, Optical Screening, Legal Aid, Health and Fitness Assessment, In-house Pharmacy, Free Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose and Cholesterol testing. 
   
Thank you to the management of Persad’s for partnering with the Rotary Club of Princes Town to provide free medical services to their patrons and to all our Rotarians and Partners in service for a well-executed Medical Outreach Clinic. 
 
Special thanks to Past President Dr Ronald Gobin, Dr. Prem Premanand, Dr. Kiran Premanand and the 2 interns Tanya Tatiparthi and Shivana Sooknanan.  Thank you to our Dentist Stefan Nanan, and defacto member Pharmacist Anandi Maraj. Thank you to our in house Nurses Rotarians Miranda and Shuntelle who coopted their colleagues, Nurses- Jenelle, Dimple and Salima who also represented the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago.  Many thanks to Beast Body and our Fitness Consultant Rotarian Villon Stanley and many thanks to our Legal Adviser, Rotarian Andrea Bhagwandeen who must also be commended for organizing the See Vu Optical team, Kevin, Christine, Michelle and Nikeisha.
#worldhealthday #health #medicaloutreach #servetochangelives #rotaryshares #rotarydistrict7030 #persadsdfoodkingtrinidad #seevu_optical_ltd
The Rotary Club of Princes Town distributed 40 boxes of Huggies Overnites Diapers to mothers and infants at the Lengua Health Centre on Thursday April 21st, 2022 in Princes Town.
 
President Elect Rudranath Maraj together with Past President Jamir Ousman, rotarians Wendy Ann Joseph, Miranda Ramjattan and Shuntelle Thomas were present to assist with the distribution of the diaper boxes to the parents and infants. 
 
Our Club extends our sincerest thanks to Gabrielle Modeste at Bryden Pi Limited for the generous donation of the Huggies Diapers and rotarian Kellon Craig and membership director Rudranath Maraj who coordinated the delivery and receipt of the diaper boxes.
 
Take Control of your Health!
 
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☆FREE Testing on Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol.
 
☆FREE Consultation on Mental Health, Diet and Nutrition.
 
☆FREE Flu Shots
 
Plus, receive your CDAP Prescription after your checkup!
 
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#rotaryptown #health #medical #healthcare #healthandwellness #healthday #persadsdfoodkingtrinidad#servetochangelives #rotaryshares #rotarydistrict7030
April 22 is Earth Day and we at the Rotary Club of Princes Town were determined more than ever to do our part in supporting Rotary’s 7th Pillar of Focus (Supporting the Environment).
 
The goal of the Earth Day Challenge was simple – RECYCLE as much as possible! Two weeks prior to Earth Day, we were challenged to recycle as much as possible to raise an awareness of how much we recycle instead of throwing away and in so doing encourage us to be more mindful of the impact of our choices on the environment.
 
Special focus was placed on plastic bottles which are of particular concern as they make up a larger part of recyclable materials that ends up in landfills. Other items were aluminium cans, tin cans, aerosol cans, tetra packs and cardboard.
#earthday #savetheenvironment #savetheearth #supporttheenvironment #recycle #rotarydistrict7030 #rotaryshares #servetochangelives #rotaryinternational
On Sunday March 27th, rotarians and their friends and families gathered at Mozart’s Ranch in Guaracara for a long overdue Fun and Family Day as the restrictions of Covid-19 regulations were relaxed to allow large gatherings.
 
Our chefs arrived early to prepare and cook all the meats on site – bbq chicken, bbq fish and curry duck.  These were accompanied by fried rice, macaroni pie, garlic bread, paratha roti, channa and potato, corn soup, pineapple chow and a wide variety of desserts!
We were thrilled to welcome our treasured ladies and friends of RC Maraval who spent the entire day with us participating in all the fun games and activities after the massive lunch spread.  They were also the recipients of many medals and prizes as they wholeheartedly participated in all the games.
 
Rotarian Mark with the assistance of members of ScoutsTT organized and coordinated the games for all age groups for the afternoon.  Patrons and their children participated in the rope ladder, badminton, cricket, archery and air rifle games.  The watermelon eating and beer drinking competition were added bonuses to an already fun filled day. There was much fun, laughter and picong at these events as all present vied for the prizes at the end of the games.
 
As the evening drew near, all members gathered on the field for the Childhood Obesity Program Challenge fitness segment led by our own Fitness Instructor Rotarian Villon.  The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves doing the exercises and the adults were very enthusiastic as the fitness segment ended with a conga line off the field to await the prize giving and door prizes.
#familyday #fun #rotariansatplay #servetochangelives #curryduck #bbq #lime #rotaryshares #rotarydistrict7030 #childhoodobesitychallenge
The Rotary Club of Princes Town distributed 30 boxes of Huggies Overnites Diapers to mothers and infants at the Rochard Douglas Health Centre on Monday April 4th, 2022 in Barrackpore.
 
President-Elect Rudranath Maraj together with Past President Jamir Ousman and rotarians Wendy Ann Joseph and Justin Girdharrie were present to assist with the distribution of the diaper boxes to the parents and infants. 
 
Our Club extends our sincerest thanks to Gabrielle Modeste at Bryden Pi Limited for the generous donation of the Huggies Overnites Diapers and rotarian Kellon Craig and membership director Rudranath Maraj who coordinated the delivery and receipt of the diaper boxes.
 
 
In commemoration of World Forestry Day 2022 and as part of Rotary’s focus on supporting the environment, the Rotary Club of Princes Town completed an exercise to plant 40 trees at the Tableland High School.
 
President Rishi Ramlogan along with Rotarians Mark Ainsley John, Jamir Ousman, Justin Girdharrie, Nazim Mohamed and Michael Cooper-Ochiengh were assisted by the teachers and students of the Tableland High School. The Principal (Ag) Miss Audrey Jackson and teachers Peter Hosein, Josette Small, Natrisha Gangapersad and school worker Bhagwandath Gangapersad all assisted the students in planting these trees which will beautify the school surroundings, prevent soil erosion and provide fruits when mature. The trees planted were Barbados Pride, White Pommerac, Yellow Poui, Pink Poui, Black Poui, Balata, Almond, Passion fruit, Tacoma and Cypre. This is part of Rotary’s Environmental sustainability initiatives set out by RI.
 
Our President Rishi and Past President Jamir Ousman addressed 22 eager students on the process required in the formation of a Rotary Interact Club and explained in detail how the club is formed, student requirements, teacher support and what the next steps would be to form an interact club in the near future.
#worldforestryday #treeplanting #savetheenvironment #environment #nature #rotarydistrict7030 #rotaryshares #servetochangelives #rotaryenvironment
The Rotary Club of Princes Town distributed 42 boxes of Huggies Overnites Diapers to mothers and infants at the Princes Town District Health Facility on Monday March 14th and Monday March 21st, 2022.
 
President Rishi Ramlogan together with Past President Jamir Ousman and rotarians Justin Girdharrie and Shuntelle Thomas were present to assist with the distribution of the diaper boxes to the parents and infants.
 
Our Club extends our sincerest thanks to Gabrielle Modeste at Bryden Pi Limited for the generous donation of the Huggies Overnites Diapers and rotarian Kellon Craig and membership director Rudranath Maraj who coordinated the delivery and receipt of the diaper boxes.
 
 
On March 8 2022, in commemoration of International Women’s Day, our Club was privileged to have as our guest speaker, Senator Jayanti Lutchmedial for the induction of three new female members to our Club. 
 
President Rishi Ramlogan welcomed the inductees and recognized the contributions and achievements of the female Rotarians and partners- in-service in our Club.  Members were treated to a musical interlude by Darrius Balgobin and Hugh Humphrey on the drums as well as a short video presentation highlighting the women in our Club working and volunteering at projects and fundraisers.
 
The new Rotarians were presented to members and formally inducted by President Rishi Ramlogan
Clydette Nandramsingh – Field Sales Coordinator at Nestle Trinidad Ltd
Miranda Ramjattan – District Health Visitor stationed at Williamsville Health Center
Shuntelle Thomas – Clerk 1 at the Princes Town District Health Facility
 
Membership Director Rudranath Maraj, Past President Zobida Ragbirsingh and Senator Jayanti Lutchmedial assisted with the pinning and presentation of the new member kits to the newest Rotarians in the Club who expressed their appreciation for becoming Rotarians and were eager to get involved in planning and executing the upcoming service projects and fundraisers.
 
Senator Jayanti Lutchmedial credited her success to her two grandmothers who were not highly educated but stated she is a product of their work which at the time was not valued.  She recognized that Rotary creates a space for women but allows the opportunity for men to understand how women work and to see their value to society.
 
Senator Jayanti also stated the need for gender responsive leadership in our society and the need to change how work is perceived where some men consider a housewife at home as not working or doing nothing as opposed to a woman working in an office.
 
President Rishi and First Lady Nadira presented commemorative mugs to all the women present and the evening ended with members welcoming the ladies with warm congratulations and fellowship thereafter.
#IWD2022 #womeninrotary #newmember #eachonebringone #membership #rotaryshares #rotarydistrict7030 #rotaryinternational
International Women's Day 2022
#BreakTheBias #womeninrotary #IWD2022 #servetochangelives #rotaryshares #rotarydistrict7030
In recognition of Peace and Conflict Resolution Month, our Club hosted a webinar on cyberbullying, social media etiquette, digital footprint and internet addiction on March 2, 2022 (postponed from February 16th due to the national blackout) with our guest Darren Dhoray from CybersafeTT.
 
Daren is the Founder and Digital Anthropologist at the CyberSafeTT Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to educate students, parents and teachers on Cyber Safety, Cyber Bullying, Internet Addiction and Social Media Etiquette.
 
The session was interactive with Darren fielding questions after his presentation from our members and Interactors concerning digital footprint and internet addiction issues and methods we can use to prevent addiction.  He also shared how easy it is for phishers to hack your information through seemingly harmless games where your passwords can be obtained without your knowledge.
 
Our Club extends our thanks to Darren Dhoray of CybersafeTT and we look forward to more engaging sessions with him as we all serve to change lives in our society.
#peace #conflictresolution #cyberbullying #internetaddiction #socialmediaettiquette #digitalfootprint #interactors #rotaryshares #rotarydistrict7030 #servetochangelives #serviceaboveself
Our Club mourns the loss of our rotarian and friend, Darren Harrilal who passed suddenly today as he was biking at Maracas Falls in St. Joseph.
 
Darren joined our Club in October 2019 and was active in all avenues of service. He was serving as Treasurer for this year 2021-2022 and was elected to the Board of Directors for the next rotary year as well.
 
Our club sends our condolences to his bereaved wife, Tricia and his family. May they all find solace in this time of grief and we wish them comfort, peace and strength through this difficult time.
At our weekly meeting on February 9th 2022, our rotarians were pleasantly surprised when they received gift bags, tokens and chocolates in commemoration of Valentine’s Day observed on February 14th annually.
 
President Rishi Ramlogan presented the gift bags to the ladies and the gentlemen were not left out as they also received tokens and chocolates.  On behalf of the members who were present, we wish to thank President Rishi Ramlogan and rotarian Wendy Ann Joseph for the lovely gifts.
 
#valentines #chocolate #token #servetochangelives #rotaryshares #serviceaboveself #rotarydistrict7030                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
On Monday January 31, 2022 the Rotary Club of Princes Town delivered a 14 cubic Whirlpool refrigerator and a 1.1 cubic Maxsonic microwave to the Emergency Department (SARI – Severe Acute Respiratory Illness) Covid-19 section of the Princes Town District Health Facility.
 
President Rishi Ramlogan, Director Dr Lindsey Aziz and potential Rotarian Shuntelle Thomas who works at the facility were on hand to present the appliances to Facility Manager, Mr Muhammad Ismail and Nurse Isabelle Mohammed.
 
Our Club extends our sincerest thanks and appreciation to our generous sponsor, Ramco Industries Ltd, of these appliances which would be of benefit to the Covid-19 patients at the Facility.
 
#health #covid19 #donor #sponsor #servetochangelives #rotarydistrict7030 #serviceaboveself #rotaryshares
The Rotary Club of Princes Town held our Christmas Treat on December 19, 2021 at the Tableland Recreation Ground where 20 food hampers were distributed to families in need of assistance and over 100 children each received a Christmas gifts and a snack bag from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

Rotarians arrived early at the Recreational Ground to set up the hampers, gifts and snack bags to distribute later to the children and parents.  Past President Jamir Ousman welcomed the villagers and introduced the Chairman of the Princes Town Regional Corporation, Councillor Gowrie Roopnarine who assisted with the coordination of the venue and the villagers and children for the hampers and gifts.

President Rishi Ramlogan (Santa) called the children to the stage to receive their gift and snack bags from Mrs Claus (Secretary Andrea Bhagwandeen) who was assisted by the elves (Rotarians and spouses) on the stage.
 
Thank you to all the Rotarians, spouses, partners in service and friends who ensured that our Christmas Treat was a huge success!
 #christmas #gifts #foodhampers #servetochangelives #rotarydistrict7030 #rotaryshares