August 2021
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Service Projects 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) 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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The Rotary Club of Princes Town understood the financial challenges and job uncertainty currently plaguing our society and liaised with the St. Mary’s ASJA and Fifth Company Mosques on July 18, 2021 to distribute over 40 hampers to members of their communities in dire need of assistance having become unemployed as businesses were adversely affected by Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
The hamper donation coincided with the observance of Eid-ul-Adha, which will be celebrated on July 21st 2021 that commemorates the willingness of Prophet Abraham to sacrifice what he cherished the most, his beloved son Prophet Ishmael as an act of obedience to God’s command.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced the closure of schools and the education system was transformed into online learning platforms during the last year.  As such, the Rotary Club of Princes Town recognized that many students within the Princes Town Schools were unable to access online learning due to a lack of electronic devices and donated 30 tablets to students from St. Stephen’s College, Princes Town West Secondary School and Cowen Hamilton Secondary School.
Parents of the students who were identified by the Schools’ administration met with President Rishi Ramlogan and Director Dr. Lindsey Aziz on July 1st and July 8th 2021 at the schools’ compounds where President Rishi demonstrated the use of the tablet.  The Club chose the Lenovo 8” Smart Charge Tablet with Google Assist as the one most suited for the needs of secondary students who can now join their classmates in online synchronous learning with their teachers.
The donation of the tablets was facilitated by a grant from the Rotary District 7030 to the Club in their aim to transform education and change the lives of the students who need help the most. 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town held their 29th Handing Over Ceremony virtually on July 3rd 2021 where President Rishi Ramlogan awarded Rotary’s highest recognition for excellence, Paul Harris Fellow, to Dr. Lindsey Aziz, currently the Club’s Foundation Director and Nabeel Mohammed, a Form 6 student of Naparima College.
Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to support a wide range of humanitarian grants and educational programs that enable Rotarians to bring hope and promote international understanding throughout the world
Dr. Lindsey Aziz is one of the doctors assigned to the Princes Town District Hospital and has been on the front lines for the last year tirelessly working to combat the Covid-19 pandemic despite her medical challenges.  The Paul Harris Fellow recognized her humanitarian efforts to reduce the spread of the virus and her commitment to helping persons in need by her work with the Rotary Foundation.
Nabeel Mohammed currently writing Cape 2 Examinations at Naparima College was recognized for his academic achievement by placing on the Caribbean Examination Council Cape 2020 Merit List for Computer Science in the region and for his volunteer services to the Club for the last 10 years.
On July 3 2021, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its first virtual and 29th Presidential Handover Ceremony where our President Rishi Ramlogan was elected to serve another year as our President due to the sudden passing of our President Elect Rhea Nobee in July 2020.
President Rishi Ramlogan congratulated the Club on their achievements during this year in spite of the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic.  This year, the Club provided assistance towards surgeries, relief hampers, wheelchairs, installation of handwashing bays at district health facilities and schools and a medical outreach clinic at Gangaram Trace in New Grant.  The Club also distributed Lenovo tablets to thirty secondary school students to access their online classes during the restrictions.  The Club also conducted two successful fundraisers – Chokhafest and Golf Tournament which provided the funds to allocate towards tertiary scholarships and requests for assistance.
Rotarians were recognized by President Rishi Ramlogan for their dedicated service and selfless contributions towards the Club’s projects and fundraisers. Awards were given out for 100% attendance, Quiet Rotarian, Spirit of Service, Heart of Rotary, Above and Beyond and Rotarian of the Year which was posthumously given to Rhea Nobee.
The Club awarded two Paul Harris Fellows to Rotarian Dr. Lindsey Aziz for her humanitarian service as a frontline worker battling the Covid-19 virus at the Princes Town District Hospital and her service with the Rotary Foundation and to Nabeel Mohammed for his educational achievement by placing on the Caribbean Examination Council Cape 2020 Merit List for Computer Science in the region and for his volunteer services to the Club for the last 10 years.
After the installation of President Rishi Ramlogan as President for the incoming year by AG Brian Ramatally, the goals and objectives were presented by President Rishi Ramlogan for the new rotary year as we serve to change lives. To assist with achieving these goals, the new Board of Directors with their respective portfolios was presented to the Club.
Congratulations to our Club on achieving the 2021 Public Image Citation under the leadership of President Rishi. Thanks to our PR Director Rudranath and his team, as we continue to promote our Club's works and events through the various social media platforms, print and electronic media.
Our Club also achieved Rotary Citation also referred to as the Presidential Citation award, having met the goals and criteria established by the RI President.
Our June 2021 zoom meeting with incoming board of Directors.
Congrats to our new Directors.
Our very own Service Projects Director Michael planting some trees on Corpus Christi day.
Today May 6th 2021, our club was glad to present to Miss Marissa Lall a food hamper to assist her with much needed grocery supplies. Miss Lalla is a single mother with two children who resides at Fairfield Princes Town, and has been unemployed since the first lockdown. Our President was at hand to present same.
Photo was blurred for personal reasons.
On Sunday May 2nd 2021 our club donated a wheel chair to Mr. Steve Rampersad who resides with his wife Anganie Rampersad and their daughter, at Harry John Trace, St. Julien, together with a Food Hamper.
Mr. Rampersad is 56 years old, suffers from a stroke, has diabetes and high blood pressure.
Due to personal financial constraints and serious health problems, our club was glad to assist this family in need.
Thanks to our Services Projects Team and president Rishi for distributing these items.
Photo was edited for personal reasons.
Happy to represent our club at this zoom event which was held on Monday 26th April 2021.
Our club is also one task away of achieving PI Citation 2020 - 2021
Most years Earth Day events range from beach/river cleanups to tree planting. With social distancing still in place for many of us, April Earth Day had gone digital to include virtual events such as environmental lectures and films.
Our Rotary Club this week partnered with the Rotary Clubs of Maraval, San Fernando South and Point-a-Pierre to send 5000 disposable masks and one truck load of Blue Waters equivalent to 1,040 cases of water to our neighboring island, St Vincent to aid its citizens in this time of need.
Special thanks to our President Rishi Ramlogan for coordinating this effort and to all Presidents and Clubs for this relief effort.
Today (April 22) is Earth Day, an international event celebrated around the world to pledge support for environmental protection. This year 2021 marks the 51st anniversary of the annual celebrations. This year's theme for Earth Day is 'Restore Our Earth.' Earth Day Activities and Ideas. Support Our Pollinators! Clean Up Plastic in our Neighborhood! Swap Out Our Kitchen and Household Products! Plant a Tree! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in the Garden. Stop Pesticides and Chemicals in the Garden.
Over the last 20 years our membership has promoted a Golf Tournament, the proceeds of which are used towards financing the Club’s charitable objectives and in particular satisfying requests for medical emergencies, surgeries and requests for financial assistance from the less fortunate in the society for what may be considered to be the basic necessities of life.
This year, a total of 36 teams competed for the very attractive prizes with two 42” JVC Smart TV’s as the first Prize, Golf Carts as Second Prize and a 2 night stay at Magdalena Grand Resort with airfare for Third Prize.
Due to Covid-19 protocols this year, the prize giving ceremony was held on Wednesday March 10th 2021 at the Sportsman Verandah at the Pointe a Pierre Golf Club where our President Mr Rishi Ramlogan welcomed all Rotarians, Partners in Service, the committee of the Pointe-a-Pierre Golf club and of course the winners and sponsors of the Tournament thanking each and every one for their support.  All of the winners were presented with their prizes and trophies and the evening culminated with the drawing of the raffle prizes.
Our list of winners is listed below:
1st Prize            Two 42” JVC Smart TV                       Namdeo Boodram, Winston Boodram
                                                                                    Team Sponsored by TGU
2nd Prize           Two 3 wheel Golf Cart                         Everard Bennett, Jevaughn Layne
                                                                                    Team Sponsored by Tiger Tanks
3rd Prize           Two nights at Magdalena                     Navin Dookeran, Rol Seecharan
                        Grand Resort with airfare
4th Prize            Two Tool Kits courtesy                       Sherry Ann Fortune, Abid Ogeer
                        Dumore Enterprises                             Team Sponsored by Alpha Transport Ltd
5th Prize            Two Angostura Hampers                     Dr. Arvind Ali, Reynold Deonath
                                                                                    Team Sponsored by Harrow’s Drugs Ltd
6th Prize            Two Pressure Cookers                         Shammi Seepersad, Leslie Martinez
                        Two Millenium Lakes Vouchers
7th Prize            Two Hampers                                      Omesh Dinanath, Ramdeen Deosingh
                        Two Millenium Lakes Vouchers          Team sponsored by Sagicor
Nearest the Pin Hamper Winners:                               
#3        Leslie Martinez                                                                                                           
#4        Dixon Hosein                                                                          
#13      Alex Kangoo                                                                          
#18      Alan Poon King          
Raffle Prizes:
1st Prize            One Landrover Sunglasses                   Kalam Sookoor
2nd Prize           One Champagne Hamper                     Suresh Jagessar
3rd Prize           One Scotch and Patron Hamper           Damian Davis                         
On a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning, our Rotarians and their friends and families packed their vehicles on March 21st and enjoyed the scenic drive to former Rotarian Seelal’s Ranch in Princes Town. When we arrived, we were greeted by a picturesque open field surrounded by towering trees that provided ample shade for us for the day. We couldn’t wait to explore more!
The compound comprised of two adjacent buildings made out of recycled wood– one completely outfitted with pipe borne water and washroom facilities and the other covered open structure was designed with a bar area, grill and fireside overlooking a pond filled with kois and tilapia fishes. Throughout the day we were cooled by the constant strong breeze as we enjoyed our action packed activities with great fun, fellowship and laughter.
PP Jim, PIS Tara and Parbaty, bubbled a huge pot of vegetable soup as First Lady Nadira and Debbie, our hostess, prepared the seasonings and curried the duck which was cooked “Chulha” style. Simultaneously, PP Bashir, Rotarians Rudy and Nazim barbequed the chicken and grilled the salmon as Rotarians Patsy and Andrea prepared the salad for lunch.  Our lunch menu was complemented with roti, channa and fried rice by Rotarian Andrea, macaroni pie by PIS Radhika, garlic bread by Rotarian Michael and PP Zobida surprised us with pholourie and a tasty tamarind sauce as appetizer!
Rotarian Amraz, President Rishi, IPP Jim, PP Ronald and Rotarian Rudy all contributed by the way of drinks.
Our treasured ladies from Rotary Club of Maraval led by President Giselle Holder, also joined us for the day and brought delectable desserts and snacks that were enjoyed by all. Prospective Rotarian Steve and his wife brought mini pizzas and potato pies and Rotarian Wendy brought snacks which were quickly demolished by the kids and adults as they played throughout the afternoon.
After a scrumptious lunch was had by all, we started the fun activities with the air rifle competition where the children, ladies and men competed in their sections.  The overall winners were Anushka – Children, Rotarian Kelly from Maraval Club– Ladies and President Rishi – Men. They were all presented with medals courtesy Rotarian Rudy who also presented medals for the 2nd and 3rd placed winners.
The boys also had a wonderful time playing cricket while the girls got introduced to hopscotch, a game these youngsters never knew existed but happily participated in with lots of laughter at the “ancient” game!
Rotarian Villon led most of those present in a mini zumba session which was followed by the beer drinking competition won by Jodaine and Rotarian Andrea.  The children had their own water and Gatorade drinking competition which was won by Clydelle (water) and Amrika (Gatorade).
This was followed by the watermelon eating competition complete with picong which had some of the contestants choking with laughter as Rotarian Villon and PIS Parbaty emerged winners!  The evening ended with the All Fours Competition which saw the Maraval ladies emerging triumphant against the men of Princes Town. Well done Ladies!
The Club would like to express our sincerest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to our host Seelal, his wife Debbie and their children Amy and Nicholas for opening their amazing nature retreat to us and allowing us to enjoy a day outdoors where we can fellowship with our friends and families and where all Covid-19 regulations were observed.  It was truly a fun filled day, where lots of memories were made and one which will not be forgotten soon!
The Rotary Club of Princes Town held its 21st Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday 7th March 2021 (“the event”) at the Pointe -a-Pierre Golf Course.
 Over the last 20 years our membership has promoted a Golf Tournament, the proceeds of which are used towards financing the Club’s charitable objectives and in particular satisfying requests for medical emergencies, surgeries and requests for financial assistance from the less fortunate in the society for what may be considered to be the basic necessities of life.
Rotarians gathered as early as 5:30am, making sure all was in place for this Fund Raiser Tournament. A total of 72 players, 36 teams, registered for this Golf event, the first team teeing off at 7:15am, all competing for our attractive prizes ranging from 1st place to 7th place, nearest pin and of course our raffle which was coordinated by Rotarians Patsy and Wendy and included 3 prizes.
Special thanks to all our sponsors without whom this tournament would not have been the success that it was, our Caterer, the committee of the Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club lead by Mr. Kalam Sookoor, our Club’s Golf Committee, all Rotarians and Partners in Service and our President Mr. Rishi Ramlogan.
Today we also celebrated the birthday of PP Bashir.
Our Prize function is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 10th March at the Point-a-Pierre Golf Club at 7:00pm together with the Raffle Draw.

The SURE Foundation lead by Honorary Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Pointe- a Pierre, Dr. Roger Hosein, have embarked on a program to distribute 1,000,000 seedlings throughout the country.
Today Saturday 27th February 2021, the distribution took place at the Princes Town triangle.
Our club, lead by President Rishi, Rotarians Patsy and Capil, were present to help with this distribution where 7200 seedlings were given out in just 1 hour.
On Sunday the 7th of February, 2021, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its first Medical Outreach Service Project since the onset of the CoVid-19 Pandemic. This was done at the Gangaram Trace Recreation Ground in Brother’s Road, and expertly coordinated with the Princes Town Regional Corporation. This particular location was again chosen in commemoration of our late sister, former Rotarian and President-Elect Rhea Nobbee, to serve the community in which she grew up.
During these hard economic times and in an era of increasingly depressed social circumstances these types of outreach programmes are becoming more and more necessary and beneficial to the communities, as was very evident in this instance. We were able to serve almost 120 patrons from this community who find it very difficult because of road conditions, transportation problems, financial issues, proximity burdens or otherwise to access these basic services which are offered at the health facilities.
Rotarians and partners in services gathered from as early as 6:00 am to ensure that all was in fine order so the day could run smoothly especially having to adhere to strict CoVid-19 Protocols with respect to temperature screening, mask-wearing, sanitizing and social distancing.
Services offered included medical check-ups with blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol testing, doctor’s consultation and examinations, dental examination, pharmacy services, legal advice, fitness guidance and assessment including BMI calculations. There were also free medication, clothing, hygiene-packs and food distributions.
Some of the planning that went into this highly successful event came from the expertise of the Councillor/ Chairman of the Princes Town Regional Corporation Mr. Gowrie Roopnarine who had a specific hand in identifying the deserving families.
Our Service Projects’ Director Michael, interviewed the young and not-so-young who expressed gratitude and were extremely pleased with the services provided, especially amidst the pandemic.
Our sincerest gratitude goes out to all persons who made this day the success that it was, including our President Mr. Ramlogan, Service Projects Director Michael and his team, our hard working and dedicated Rotarians, their Partners-in-Service and children, our in-house doctors, Drs. Mr and Mrs Permanand, Dr. Kavi Ali, Justin from TT Lunch-KIT Catering and Anandi Maraj ( our Pharmacist) who sponsored over 100 lunch boxes, Mr Eddie from Eddies Pharmacy Debe, JT Rapid, Bryden Pi, Advantage Lab Services Ltd, Pharmtec, Blue Waters, Massy Stores, Coco Cola T&T Ltd.

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the second most common Cancer diagnosed  in Trinidad and Tobago. It affects all of us in one way or another, whether we are aware or not because we all have sisters, mothers, wives, friends, daughters or we are women ourselves.
In recognition of this and to promote the awareness of this preventable and curable disease, the Rotary Club of Princes Town had the distinct pleasure of hosting Dr Vishall Bahall, specialist Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist/ Oncologist, who spoke comprehensively on Gynaecological Cancers, its detection, treatment and of course preventative methods. This was done at the Club meeting held on Wednesday, 20th January,2021.
For this special meeting and to maximize its reach and benefit Rotarians invited their close female relatives, partners in service and friends. Everyone soaked up the information Dr Bahall had to share, paying very close attention to the fact that this is a disease that women, can all so easily avoid by taking the HPV Vaccine available through the public health system. Can you imagine that! Having the power to prevent a certain cancer.
Dr Bahall was very clear and eloquent in his delivery, captivating the audience with his every word. After his presentation, a few very pertinent questions were asked by the attendees, all of which were expertly answered, leaving no doubt in the minds of the audience.
Another wonderful event taking place on the very same night was the pinning of AG Debbie Roopchand with her 8th Paul Harris Fellow (PHF), this particular one being awarded to her as Chair of the Peace-Building Committee. Congratulations to her!
For this beautiful effort and for pulling this night off we thank the Membership Director of the Rotary Club of Princes Town Andrea Bhagwandeen.
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