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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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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


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


It is with great excitement that we announce the Pinning of Immediate Past President Rishi Ramlogan with a Paul Harris plus three sapphires. This was done on August 22nd 2022. A Paul Harris Award is presented to an individual in whose name a donation of US$1000.00 is made to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants program. It is the custom of the Rotary Club of Princes Town to honour the outgoing President with this award. To witness the auspicious pinning of IPP Rishi was President Rudranath Maraj, PAG Dr. Ronald Gobin, PP Bashir Mohammed, Directors Justin Girdharrie and Dr. Lindsey Aziz and Rotarian Shuntelle Thomas, which took place at TT Lunch-KIT Catering Restaurant.

#ServeToChangeLives #rotarydistrict7030 #RotaryShares #PaulHarrisAward

One of Rotary International’s seven areas of focus is Disease Prevention and Treatment. As a Club we aim to observe these areas in our daily lives and outreach projects. As such the Rotary Club of Princes Town presented wheelchairs to two very deserving individuals to ease the burdens of their immobility. The first was distributed to a young lady of the Princes Town area who suffers from various Spinal ailments and cannot ambulate independently. We are convinced that this donation will bring great relief to her and her family as she continues on her recovery journey along with her mother and children. The second was given to Mr. JM of the Rio Claro area who recently suffered a broken lower limb and is also unable to ambulate. This wheelchair will significantly improve his mobility during his recovery period. We wish them both a speedy recovery!

#ServeToChangeLives #rotarydistrict7030 #RotaryShares #wheelchair


On August 18th 2022, the Rotary Club of Princes Town once again, in its focus on ‘Maternal and Child Health’, distributed 31 boxes of Huggies Diapers at the Lengua Health Centre. President Rudranath Maraj, Past Presidents Zobida Ragbirsingh, Jamir Ousman and Crystal Harper together with Rotarian Shuntelle Thomas were all present for the distribution. Rotarian Shuntelle was instrumental in coordinating the details of the event with DHV Brewster who is the Head Nurse at the Facility. With its focus on this area, it is Rotary’s intention to make high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. By doing these distributions, we expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. The RCPT is ever-grateful to Cherise Raghoo at Bryden Pi Limited for the generous donation of the Huggies Diapers and all Rotarians who assisted in the coordinated effort to make this a successful venture.

#health #babycare #rotaryfoundation #maternalhealth #childhealth #huggiesdiapers #rotaryshares #rotaryinternational #servetochangelives #rotarydistrict7030 #rotaryshares #serviceaboveself
WHEELCHAIR DISTRIBUTION

In keeping with its focus on Disease Prevention and Treatment, the Rotary Club of Princes Town presented Mr. S. Boodram with a wheelchair to aid in his mobility. He suffers from various co-morbidities and requires assistance in getting around. On 8th August 2022, he was presented the wheelchair at the residence of one of our Founding Rotarian’s PP Jamir, alongside President Rudranath. We thank Dr. Premanand, one of the Club’s honorary Rotarians, for identifying and recommending this deserving gentleman who was very grateful to receive this donation from the RCPT.

#ServeToChangeLives #rotarydistrict7030 #RotaryShares #wheelchair

On August 4th 2022, the Rotary Club of Princes Town once again, in observance of Rotary Interntional’s area of focus ‘Maternal and Child Health’, distributed 50 boxes of Huggies Diapers at the Indian Walk Health Centre. President Rudranath Maraj, Past President Zobida Ragbirsingh and Rotarian Justin Girdharrie were all present for the distribution to 49 parents of infants and toddlers ages 0-2 years. It is Rotary’s intention to make high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. By doing these distributions, we expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. The RCPT is ever-grateful to Cherise Raghoo at Bryden Pi Limited for the generous donation of the Huggies Diapers and all Rotarians who assisted in the coordinated effort to make this a successful venture.

#health #babycare #rotaryfoundation #maternalhealth #childhealth #huggiesdiapers #rotaryshares #rotaryinternational #servetochangelives #rotarydistrict7030 #rotaryshares #serviceaboveself
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
🥙 10 Chokas to choose from.
📍 Pointe-a-Pierre Club Ballroom Dine in | Take Away Door prizes Fun Activities Live entertainment
Contact 706-8181, 684-6555 or any member for tickets or Online tickets @https://www.ticketgateway.com/event/view/chokafest
PROCEEDS TO SCHOLARSHIP FUND

#rotary #rotaryinternational #district7030 #fundraiser #chokhafest2022 #scholarshipfund
MEDICAL OUTREACH CLINIC AT PIPARO COMMUNITY CENTRE

As part of Rotary’s Motto “Service Above Self” and as part of Rotary’s focus on Community Development and Health, the Rotary Club of Princes Town conducted a Health Outreach Clinic at Piparo Community Centre on Sunday 7th August from 9am to 12pm. On offer were: Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol testing, Mens Health Advice, Health and fitness consultations, Doctors and Dental examinations,Diabetes Management Advice, Counselling services, Legal Advice, Pharmacy, Free Toiletries, Lightly used clothing items were also available for distribution. The Club extends gratitude to Chairman Councillor Gowrie Roopnarine for identifying this community and Village Council President Mr. Ghany for organizing the facilities. The club is particularly grateful to Urologists and Lecturer Dr Satyendra Persad who facilitated Dr. Kirk Gooden and Dr. Otis Payne to do our first Men's Health consultation. We are glad to continue working with the Diabetes Association through Nurse Salima, Nurse Dimple Ramkisoon-Stoute, Pharmacist Sabrina Ramkissoon & Anandi Maraj and Past President Zobida. Thank you to medical student Ethan Sahatoo and Colgate for donations of Toothpaste and Toothbrushes, Bryden Pi for the Cholesterol test strips, JT Rapid who supplied the Glucose machines and test strips and Eddie's Pharmacy for donations of medications. Special thanks to all Rotarians, Honorary Rotarians, Partners in Service and Friends of Rotary for collectively coming together and instrumental in making this another successful service project. https://www.facebook.com/TnTurology #rotaryptown #healthcare #healthandwellness #healthday #medical #health #diabetes #bloodpressure #bloodsugar #cholesterol
MEDICAL OUTREACH CLINIC AT PIPARO COMMUNITY CENTRE
As part of Rotary’s Motto “Service Above Self” the Rotary Club of Princes Town will be conducting a Health Outreach Clinic at Piparo Community Centre. Take Control of your Health! Join the Rotary Club of Princes Town at the Piparo Community Centre on Sunday 7th August from 9am to 12pm.
🌟ONSITE DOCTORS
🌟FREE Testing on Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol.
🌟FREE Consultation on Fitness, Men’s Health, Diet and Nutrition.
🌟FREE Dental and Eye Check Plus, receive your Prescription after your checkup!
🌟FREE Clothing
🌟 Kids and Adult giveaways And much more

#rotaryptown #health #medical #healthcare #healthandwellness #healthday #servetochangelives #rotaryshares #rotarydistrict7030
“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