January 2021
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Public Relations
Immediate Past President
Club Administration Director
Service Projects Director
Membership Director
Rotary Foundation Director

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                     THE ROTARY CLUB OF PRINCES TOWN

Princes Town

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Canton Palace Restaurant
Cross Crossing Shopping Complex
San Fernando,
Trinidad and Tobago
(868) 395-8676
Regular Club meetings are held on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays of each calendar month @ 7:00 p.m.
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Pleased to share our flyer for our annual Golf Fund Raiser Tournament, scheduled to take place on March 7th 2021 at the Pointe-a- Pierre Golf Course.
President's Dinner 11/12/2020.
Christmas is a time for family, socializing (while social distancing), sharing food and festivities. 2020 was a year of separation from each other and the world, that’s why this President’s Dinner was such a cherished event. For one night, we donned our finest, faces adorned with masks not makeup (Ladies of course) and came out with our families for a dual intentioned evening of fellowship and inductions.
The evening began beautifully with the induction of the Rotary Club of Princes Town’s newest members, overseen by Membership Director Andrea Bhagwandeen. We welcomed to the fold Villon Stanley, (former Rotarian) Wendy-Ann Joseph and Narisha Mohammed.
Following the inductions a lovely dinner was shared amongst all attendees, the air filled with lively chatter and Christmas music. It was then time for Gift giving! Firstly door prizes, then the grand gift exchange between the Rotarians (determined by a highly numerically calculated system) and finally everyone received a gift from the President and First Lady themselves Rishi and Nadira Ramlogan. All this was done with the strictest observance of the Covid-19 protocols and regulations.
It was indeed a delightful evening, well spent.
Christmas Treat and Hamper Drive 13.12.2020 Gangaram Trace Recreational Ground.
Braving the early morning heavy showers, Rotarians and their partners- in- service made their way to Gangaram Trace in Brother’s Road. This location was specifically chosen in tribute of our fallen angel, former Rotarian Rhea Nobbee. This was her home, the place where she grew up and it is only fitting that we continue the good works that she had already started in this community. The children of the community were met by Mrs. Clause, wonderfully portrayed by Rotarian Andrea to each receive their toy and treat bag amidst a festive atmosphere of villagers, Rotarians and partners-in-service. Of course everyone was briefed and fully obedient to the safety protocols of Covid-19. Unfortunately due to the heavy downpour not all the families for whom treat bags, toys and hampers were catered were able to attend. This however did not prevent them from receiving what was intended for them. The Rotarians reloaded the vehicles and started the journey, finding the families who were unable to make it to the Ground at Gangaram trace and delivering the hampers and gifts to their homes for which they were immensely grateful. What a fulfilling experience it is to meet the need of an individual or family in a time such as CoVid and to bring a semblance of joy and cheer where otherwise there would only be worry and despair. Special thanks to Rotarian Darren for donating the sweets, IPP Jim - apples, Rotarian Rudy – Juice, PIS Nadira- bags, Clydette and Roma. #SouthernFoodBasket #HolidayFoods, #SunshineSnacks, #Priceclubsupermarket
Yesterday afternoon December 10th, our club held a Virtual Christmas concert entitled, " A Light of Happiness, Humility and Hope," with a live recording at the Ste. Stephen's College Amphitheatre, which is to be broadcasted on CNC3 on Christmas Eve at 2:30pm.
Participating students and Interactors from Ste. Stephen's College, Princes Town west secondary, Tableland Secondary, Tabaquite Secondary and Moruga 5th Company Baptiste displayed God's given talent through Vocals, Dance and Steelpan whose hard work, dedication and discipline were portrayed today.
To the Anglican Board, principal and vice principal of the Ste. Stephen's College special thank you for your support.
To the Teachers accompanying the students, Mr Maharaj, Ms Ballah, Mr Joseph, Ms Bain, Ms Pierre, Ms Edwards and Ms Bishop, our heartfelt thanks.
To the decorating committee, Renu Boodoosingh, Sumintra Boodooosingh, Amelia Ayoung, Amanda Ali, Ethan Churaman, Justin Jaikaran, Ariel Mahabir, Shania Ramkellawan, Arun Mahabir, Carlton Fuller Lara Lee and Dale Fuller, your time, energy and effort was well noted, thank you.
It would have not been possible to pull this amazing display off without the patronage of the members of the Rotary Club of Princes Town and Partner in service Tara who assisted with the decorations.
In attendance to oversee this event were President Rishi, IPP jim and their spouses, PP Dr Gobin and Directors Lindsey and Rudy.
To the CNC3 Team we are forever grateful for your support in televising this event so we may spread the joy of the season with the entire nation.
On Wednesday 11th November, 2020 as part of our Divali Food Hamper drive, our club delivered Hampers to deserving families in the community of Tortuga. During these difficult times our club continues to provide yeoman service to those in need.
Special thanks to our President Rishi for overseeing this donation
On November 23rd ,2020 our club through our Service Projects Director Michael, delivered one case of Huggies pampers and a case of Huggies baby wipes to a needy family with only one source of income. Special thanks to the daughter of Director Rudy, Mrs. Ambika Maraj-Seudath for this donation
In keeping with Rotary International's motto of "Service Above Self", on November 06,2020, the Rotary Club of Princes Town, in an effort to flatten the curve in the daily growing numbers of the Covid-19 pandemic which has befallen our nation, installed two hand washing bays on the compound of the Ste Madeleine and Williamsville Health Centres, to facilitate both members of the public and staff members washing their hands prior to making further entry into the compound.
Special thanks to Director of Service Projects Michael for overseeing this installation and his team, for another successful project of the Rotary Club of Princes Town.
In celebration of Rotary Foundation month, on 18th November 2020, our club invited motivational guest speaker Mr Don La Foucade, who delivered a sensational presentation on the topic, "Where are we now."
Our club wishes to extend Diwali greetings to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, especially our Hindu brothers and sisters as we celebrate the festival of lights tomorrow Saturday 14th November 2020.
World Polio Day was observed on Saturday 24th October, same day as our Chokha fund raiser event, and this year, amongst all the trials and tribulations we have all had to face for the year, it has never been more important for us as Rotarians and Rotaractors to continue to recognize and support the mission and goals of PolioPlus and that of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Today is D day folks. Remember our Chokha Fest. Ste. Madeleine Golf Club, by the pond. From 3pm to 5:30pm. See you there.
As our club continues to provide assistance to individuals in need of assistance, during the month of August the Rotary Club of Princes Town donated two wheelchairs to individuals in the local community.
Over the weekend, the Rotary Club of Princes Town in collaboration with PriceSmart conducted a Hamper Drive in south Trinidad. A total of seventy food hampers were distributed to the less fortunate families. Of these, thirty-two very deserving students and their families were carefully selected by the Interact patron teachers of the Princes Town West Secondary School, Cowen Hamilton Secondary School and St Stephen’s College. The hampers were generously donated by the PriceSmart Club in an effort to aid those families which have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Due to the new Public Health Ordinance Regulations which came into effect on August 17th 2020, the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Princes Town, has taken the decision to postpone our annual Chokha Fest scheduled for August 29th 2020, until government regulations are lifted.
On 14th August, 2020, our club collected 70 food hampers from PriceSmart La Romain to distribute to the less fortunate families.