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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) 764-7945
Regular Club meetings are held on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays of each calendar month @ 7:00 p.m.
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ADDITIONAL DIAPER DISTRIBUTION AT THE PRINCES TOWN HEALTH CENTRE On the 17th October 2022 between the hours of 9am -9:45am, the Rotary Club of Princes town distributed over 50 cases of huggies diapers to the Princes Town District Health Facility. Newborns to 2 yrs old each received a box of Huggies which were distributed by President Rudranath Maraj, Director Dr Lindsey, Director Justin, PP Jamir Ousman, PIS Tara and Rtn Shauntelle. Huggies Donated by Brydens via Rotarian Kellon Craig #health #babycare #rotaryfoundation #maternalhealth #childhealth #huggiesdiapers #rotaryshares #rotaryinternational #servetochangelives #rotarydistrict7030 #rotaryshares #serviceaboveself
DIVALI PROGRAM AT NIA VALLEY, PRINCES TOWN On the evening of October 19th, 2022, the members of the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its Divali Celebrations at the Nia Valley Estate in Princes Town. It was a time of fellowship celebrating the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. The ceremony was appropriately commenced with a prayer by Pundit Surendra Maharaj of the Corinth Lakshmi Saraswati Mandir followed by the lighting of the first deya by President Rudy and subsequent lighting and laying out of deyas by the members. It was a lovely ceremony filled with entertainment by the renowned Pannist and music composer, Mr Amrit Samaroo opening with the national anthem and finishing with two beautiful Indian cultural renditions. The festivities continued with three Indian dance items done at various intervals by the talented young ladies belonging to the Krishna Kala Dance Academy. Certainly one of the treats for the evening was Mrs. Tricia Ramdhan Seepersad, who performed various melodious bhajans throughout the program. The feature address was brought by Pundit Maharaj, whose discourse focused on the meaning of Divali and the inclusivity of all Trinbagonians understanding the cultural as opposed to religious aspect. This message was well-received and appreciated by all. One of the major attractions also held was the Pick-a-Kalsa segment: the winners of which were Performer Tricia Ramdhan Seepersad, Rotarian Leeshel Harrison and Rotarian Justin Girdharrie in that order. Door prizes were also given out to one lucky attendee. Finally, before the closure, a mini fashion show was held to determine the Divali Raja and Rani (King and Queen). The 2022-2023 winners were Raja Villon Stanley and Rani Leeshel Harrison! Congratulations on your year long reign. A mouth-watering traditional Divali meal inclusive of paratha roti, channa and aloo, pumpkin, chataigne, mango amchar and mother-in-law was enjoyed by all patrons and the dessert was the most delectable sweet bag of kurma, gulab jamoon and barfi. Amazing! The Rotary Club of Princes Town acknowledges the support of the Princes Town Regional Corporation Chairman Mr. Gowrie Roopnarine, whose attendance at our events never goes unnoticed. We thank the persons who were instrumental in pulling off this successful event seamlessly, namely IPP Rishi Ramlogan and PIS Nadira, as well as President Rudranath Maraj and PIS Parbaty. We would like to wish you all a Shubh Divali 2022 from the members of the Rotary Club of Princes Town and may light overcome darkness in each of your lives. #rotaryserves #rotary #divali #program #celebrations #fellowship #district7030
Rcpt meeting 12-10-22
CPR DEMONSTRATION AND BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PRESENTATION
The meeting of 12th October 2022 was a very exciting and informative one for the Rotary Club of Princes Town.
Dr Gobin in his capacity as Membership Director, coordinated the two-fold educational meeting, edifying the members on Breast Cancer in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness month (October) and teaching the members CPR for infants and adults (demonstrated by Rot Miranda).
First off Nurse Miranda Ramjattan, a Rotarian of the RCPT who is also a Certified American Heart Association CPR/ BLS/ First Aid/ AED instructor demonstrated the steps of performing CPR and other resuscitation techniques on Infants, Children and Adults. In her teaching, she also included an approach to drowning and choking individuals.
Each Rotarian was given the opportunity to practice these newly acquired skills on mannequins which she provided.
A most enlightening experience indeed!
The meeting transitioned into the second segment with a discussion on Breast Cancer Screening done by Dr. Ronald Gobin, a charter Rotarian of the RCPT.
He impressed upon the members the importance of self breast exams and other screening methods used in Detection of breast lumps and other breast diseases. He implored each female Rotarian to be conscious of changes in their bodies and start the appropriate screening when the time was right.
All in all, this was a regular meeting with a diffence; in which the talents and expertise within our very own Club was utilized to bring about learning opportunities and life changing knowledge in our very members.
FAMILY DAY AT CLINTOS POOL RESORT
On October 9th 2022, the members of the Rotary Club of Princes Town gathered at the Clintos Pool Resort for their Family Day 2022-2023. It was a fun filled day, with a focus on good food and a great time. The event was attended by Rotarians together with their friends and families for a much needed time of bonding and respite.
The menu was vast, including BBQ chicken which was done onsite by our in-house Rotary chefs as is the custom. Other sumptuous items were fried rice, French fries, paratha roti, channa and aloo and a Club favourite, Curry Duck.
There was also an endless supply of snacks and multiple cakes for dessert.
There were continuous fun activities throughout the day to keep everyone of all ages occupied and fully entertained.
The kids enjoyed their time in the pool, remaining safe while doing so under close supervision by members of the ScoutsTT organization.
The entertainment proceeded with games such as Balloon overhead, wet T-shirt, ball in pool, musical chairs, Cards and Dominoes. Each game emerging with a team of winners gaining prizes and bragging rights until next year. Of course, the most hilariously competitive events were the Beer drinking and watermelon eating contests.
Everyone managed to have a grand time of enjoyment and relaxation in a beautiful environment with lots of eats and drinks to satisfy all cravings.
The RCPT works very hard in its charitable efforts and we also play hard!
ADDITIONAL WHEELCHAIR DISTRIBUTIONS
As we continue to focus on Disease Prevention and Treatment, the Rotary Club of Princes Town presented a wheelchair to Mrs Rajkumar of New Grant, a well-deserving case recommended to us by the Princes Town Regional Corporation Chairman, Mr Gowrie Roopnarine.
The wheelchair was distributed on September 15th by Charter member Rotarian Jamir Ousman.
We hope this brings the much needed relief required by Mrs Rajkumar and her family.
ADDITIONAL DIAPER DISTRIBUTION AT THE ST MADELEINE HEALTH CENTRE
On 29th September 2022 between the hours of 9am to 9:45am the rotary club of princes town held another diaper distribution at the Ste Madeleine Health Centre.
25 Families Received Huggies Diapers from newborns to 2 yrs and it was distributed by President Rudranath Maraj, Director Justin Girdharrie, Rotarians Wendy Joseph and Nurse Miranda Ramjattan.
Huggies Donated by Brydens via Rotarian Kellon Craig
WHEELCHAIR DISTRIBUTION
In keeping with its focus on Disease Prevention and Treatment, the Rotary Club of Princes Town presented Mr. KC who is a diabetic amputee. A Wheelchair was presented by Charter Members and Past Presidents, Jamir Ousman and Dr. Ronald Gobin.
Let’s welcome our newly inducted Rotarian Ms Leeshel Jan Harrison to the rotary Club of Princes Town. #rotarydistrict7030 #Imaginerotary #RotaryShares #ServiceAboveSelf #membership #induction #newmember
Rotary Club of Princes Town presents 🎄“Imagine Parang.” 🎄 A Christmas Charity Cooler Cruise on board the Liquid Lounge 🛥 🎟$200.00 ☀️Saturday 26th November 2022 🕒Boarding 3:00pm | Sailing 4:00pm 📍Kings Wharf, San Fernando. 🎤🎶Entertainment by Chris Garcia 👨🏼‍💻DJ’s Void & Tec-TT No Glass Bottles, ( except wines and Champagne) Coolers allowed.🥂🍷 #rotary #rotaryinternational #district7030 #fundraiser #coolercruise #boatride #parang #rotaryshares
In recent years, the Rotary Club of Princes Town, in collaboration with other Rotary Clubs across the District 7030 dispora and worldwide have been working towards building and fostering a culture of peace through its various service initiatives and volunteer efforts. Our club particularly recognizes the significant resource gap for global peace and peace building particularly among our youths in today’s society. The Club foresees that it can fill that gap through peace programming and supporting initiatives such as peace education, which it views as the foundation for lasting peace and national cooperation. The Club believes that by providing our youths with access to the skills, attitudes and behaviors for building better relationships and transforming conflicts is key for lasting peace. In commemoration of International World Peace Day on the 21st September, 2022, and bearing in mind our Club’s goals of peacebuilding, our Club hosted its “2022 Youth Peace Day Symposium: “Making Schools Safe for Students through Peace Education” on Wednesday 21st September 2022 at the Tableland Secondary school, to educate and provide students with the knowledge to appreciate conflicts and strategies to resolve said conflicts. This peace seminar was conducted by inspirational and motivational speaker, Mr. Don La Foucade, who brought the message of peace and education on effective strategies and tools to resolve conflict and foster peace building among upper school students. Approximately 150 students and their teachers benefitted from this Inspirational, and highly interactive speaker. Mr Don reminded the students that “Someone's opinion of you does not determine your future.” His thoughts on the word PEACE? “Please End a Conflict Early.” Mr. La Foucade also spent some time speaking to students on a one-to-one basis afterwards. Thanks to Principal Mrs. Jackson, President Rudranath Maraj, Past President Jamir Ousman, Past President Capildeo Beharry, Director Justin Girdharrie and Rotarian Mark John. #rotarydistrict7030 #ServeToChangeLives #RotaryShares #ServiceAboveSelf #InternationalDayOfPeace

In recent years, the Rotary Club of Princes Town, in collaboration with other Rotary Clubs across the District 7030 dispora and worldwide have been working towards building and fostering a culture of peace through its various service initiatives and volunteer efforts. Our club particularly recognizes the significant resource gap for global peace and peace building particularly among our youths in today’s society.  The Club foresees that it can fill that gap through peace programming and supporting initiatives such as peace education, which it views as the foundation for lasting peace and national cooperation. The Club believes that by providing our youths with access to the skills, attitudes and behaviors for building better relationships and transforming conflicts is key for lasting peace.  

 

In commemoration of International World Peace Day on the 21st September, 2022, and bearing in mind our Club’s goals of peacebuilding, our Club hosted its “2022 Youth Peace Day Symposium: “Making Schools Safe for Students through Peace Education” on Wednesday 21st September 2022 at the Tableland Secondary school, to educate and provide students with the knowledge to appreciate conflicts and strategies to resolve said conflicts. This peace seminar was conducted by inspirational and motivational speaker, Mr. Don La Foucade, who brought the message of peace and education on effective strategies and tools to resolve conflict and foster peace building among upper school students. Approximately 150 students and their teachers benefitted from this Inspirational, and highly interactive speaker.

 

Mr Don reminded the students that “Someone's opinion of you does not determine your future.” 

His thoughts on the word PEACE? “Please End a Conflict Early.”

 

 Mr. La Foucade also spent some time speaking to students on a one-to-one basis afterwards. 

Thanks to Principal Mrs. Jackson, President Rudranath Maraj, Past President Jamir Ousman, Past President Capildeo Beharry, Director Justin Girdharrie and Rotarian Mark John.

 

#rotarydistrict7030 #ServeToChangeLives #RotaryShares #ServiceAboveSelf #InternationalDayOfPeace


The Rotary International Board of Directors and The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Rotary is taking action to follow these principles in everything we do. We recognize that being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization will enhance the experience that members have in Rotary, allow us to carry out more meaningful and effective service efforts, and create open, welcoming environments that appeal to people who want to connect with us.

With this in mind, at our regular meeting held on September 14th, PE Andrea, our DEI representative began a series of informative sessions with respect to DEI.

Our members want and expect Rotary to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. We're committed to creating supportive environments that foster open communication and shared learning. And although the Rotary experience may differ from country to country, the dynamics, histories, and structures that create inequality and bias can be found all over the world. Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are globally relevant.

#RotaryShares   #District7030

September is Basic Education and Literacy month. In keeping with this theme the Rotary Club of Princes Town is glad to assist with books, stationary and Hampers for families as students return to school. #rotarydistrict7030 #ServeToChangeLives #RotaryShares #ServiceAboveSelf #hamperdrive


‘And a fabulous time was had by all’… as appropriately stated by Rotarian Patsy Chankersingh. Chokhafest 2022 took place on Saturday August 27th at the Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club Ballroom for the second year running. The ambience was electric because for the first time in three years we were able to entertain our patrons and offer them the option for dine-in, with elegance. This year tickets were sponsored by TicketGateway- TG Digital Prints Ltd and for the first time we introduced the option of Online Ticketing, selling over 800 physical and online tickets combined. The Chokhas were exceptional! The Host was entertaining as ever! The entertainers kept the crowd going! The Raffle was pumping! The prizes were worth it! And a fabulous time was had by all. The event was hosted by Keevotv and Djs from Skinner Sound Company. Patrons were enticed by the food, the atmosphere and the icing on the cake- the FREE 360 Photobooth sponsored by 360 CapturemeTT. All Covid-19 protocols were still observed to ensure the safety of our volunteers and patrons alike. There was a choice of 10 scrumptious chokhas with sada roti and fried bake to choose from. Door prizes were given out every hour and at the end of the evening the Raffle was drawn. Everything went off without a hitch. Our Chokhafest Fundraiser which has been a sold-out event for the past two years, funds our Annual Scholarship Awards which provides financial relief to students enrolled in a Tertiary Institution who are in need and deserving of financial assistance with their educational pursuits. Over the years, this Club has donated over $900, 000.00 in Scholarships due to the ongoing and unwavering support from patrons just like you who believe our charitable efforts are far-reaching and worthy. We give our highest gratitude to our cherished sponsors and donors, a list which is too long to publish. This Club is deeply grateful for your enormous support this year, for which we cannot express enough. We look forward to working with all of you in the future. We end by mentioning all of our volunteers and workers for the event: Rotarians, potential Rotarians, PIS, children and friends of Rotary, the chefs, fellow represented Rotary Clubs, our heartfelt thanks go out to you. This could not have been done without each and every one of you!

#chokafest #fundraiser #scholarship #rotarydistrict7030 #ServeToChangeLives #RotaryShares #ServiceAboveSelf
We are OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! ROTARY CLUB OF PRINCES TOWN PRESENTS OUR ANNUAL CHOKHAFEST
🎙Hosted by Keevotv 💻Dj cast : Void and Skinner Sound Company 🗓 August 27th 2022 ⏱3-6pm 🎟$125.00 per ticket (sold out) 🥙 10 Chokas to choose from. 📍 Pointe-a-Pierre Club Ballroom Dine in | Take Away Door prizes Fun Activities Live entertainment @https://www.ticketgateway.com/event/view/chokafest PROCEEDS TO SCHOLARSHIP FUND

#rotary #rotaryinternational #district7030 #fundraiser #chokhafest2022 #scholarshipfund