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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’re 70% sold out, with your help we can reach our goal!
All contributions/ donations are welcomed. 🎉
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town Presents Our 28th Annual CHOKHAFEST🥙
🌤25 September 2021
📍Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club Ballroom
⏰3-6pm (takeaway only)
🎟 $100TT
 
Choose from one or all our 11 delicious Chokhas paired with your choice of Sada Roti or Fry Bake.
Contact any member of the Rotary Club of Princes Town to purchase your tickets.
(Your contribution supports our scholarship fund)
Shazad Hoosein or the Candyman, is a single parent who has been taking care of his daughter since she was six months old. He is afflicted with Keratoconus (an eye disease that affects the structure of the cornea, resulting in loss of vision) and has been selling candy to support his daughter who is now nine years old.

He receives public assistance however this does not cover the cost of his rent, food and medical expenses. His goal is to have his own home so in the event he has his surgery and unable to earn an income, he would not have to worry about finding money to pay the rent and also his daughter will have a home to call her own.

Our Club contacted the Glimmer of Hope Foundation who is helping Mr Hoosein with the construction of his home and delivered a Cheque for $2,000 towards the materials to build the house to Mr Steve Khadoo on behalf of the Foundation.
#serviceaboveself #servetochangelives #home #rotarydistrict7030 #rotaryshares #parentallove
 
The torrential rainfall in Southern Trinidad over the last few weeks adversely affected many families whose homes were completely flooded as their furniture and appliances were waterlogged and their food supplies contaminated by the murky flood waters.
 
The Club with the assistance of the Chairman of the Princes Town Regional Corporation, Councillor Gowrie Roopnarine identified families in dire need of assistance and delivered fifteen (15) hampers with grocery items and cleaning supplies to families from Kent Street in Williamsville, Barrackpore, Weston Street in St Mary's Village and Moruga.
 
Many of the families were located right next to waterways and were extremely grateful for the assistance as they struggle to bring their homes back to a sense of normalcy as the flood waters subsided.
 
All COVID protocols observed❗️ 
 
•Masks are to be worn over nose and mouth. 
•Hands must be sanitized upon entry. 
•Temperature check will be taken upon entry. 
Please note TAKEAWAY SERVICE Only!
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town Presents Our 28th Annual CHOKHAFEST🥙
🌤25 September 2021 
📍Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club Ballroom
⏰3-6pm (takeaway only) 
🎟 $100TT 
 
Choose from or all our 11 delicious Chokhas paired with your choice of Sada Roti or Fry Bake. 
Contact any member of the Rotary Club of Princes Town to purchase your tickets. 
(Your contribution supports our scholarship fund) 
 
#rotary #fundraiser #scholarshipfund #serviceaboveself #trinidadandtobago #rotaryinternational #chokafest #culture
On Friday August 27, 2021 the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its 2020-2021 scholarship awards ceremony at St. Stephen’s College in Princes Town.
President Rishi Ramlogan stated that the scholarships were not specific to any field of study or university. The scholarships were awarded based on a needs assessment of the student once the student has been successfully registered at their choice of university or institution. 

He also welcomed the students to Rotary and encouraged the students to get involved in Rotaract Clubs at their respective universities to be part of Rotary.  He further stated that students can qualify for future scholarships from the Club as long as their grades are in good standing as the Club has previously assisted students with scholarships for each year of their academic studies.  The Club also extended its appreciation to the New Calgary Tabernacle Church for their donation of $2,000 towards the scholarship programme.

Scholarships were awarded to the following students:
Sabrina Soogrimsingh – Associate Degree General Nursing
Akasia Lynn Augustine – Bachelor of Law, UWI
Steven Bissoondath – Bachelor of Science Chemical and Process Engineering UWI
Aaron Mungal – Bachelor of Science Petroleum Geoscience UWI
Alisa Downing – Bachelor of Education UTT
Makeisha Simon – MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) UWI
Arun Mahabir – MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) UWI
Ariel Mahabir - MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) UWI

The Scholarship Programme is funded solely by the Club’s CHOKHAFEST Fundraiser where the proceeds are allocated towards the scholarships.  The more funds generated from the fundraiser will result in more scholarships being awarded to students.  This year, CHOKHAFEST will be held on Saturday September 25, 2021 at the Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club Ballroom from 3pm – 6pm, takeaway service only.

If you would like to support our Scholarship Programme you can contact any member of the Rotary Club of Princes Town or contact us on any of our social media platforms.
Above from left: Principal Andre Bowen, Aaron Mungal, Akasia Augustine, Steven Bissoondath, Sabrina Soogrimsingh, President Rishi Ramlogan
 
President Rishi Ramlogan presents Alisa Downing with her cheque
 
From Left: Director Dr Lindsey Aziz, Makeisha Simon, Past President Jamir Ousman
 
A Form 6 student from Princes Town was diagnosed with Keratoconus (an eye disease that affects the structure of the cornea, resulting in loss of vision) when he was a child. Cross-linking surgery was performed twice (the maximum number of times it can be done) but he developed scarring and worsening of vision and wore scleral lens to preserve his eye function and prevent rupturing of his eye.  Both eyes were affected so complete visual impairment was a real possibility. He attended the Eye Clinic at the San Fernando General Hospital but the clinic was unable to assist with the surgery which is only offered privately in Trinidad at a considerable cost.

Even though the surgery was deemed critical, the student wanted to write his CAPE 2 examinations before his surgery as he intends to further his studies after his recovery period from the surgery.  After his final examination, he was seen by his Eye Doctor who determined that he needed emergency surgery as the disease had progressed rapidly and surgery was performed two days later.

The Club was made aware of his plight and contributed $10,000 towards the cost of his surgery.  The student is currently recuperating and well on the way to recovery as he is eager to further his tertiary studies.
 
Photo Below: Director Dr. Lindsey Aziz presents the cheque to the parent of the Form 6 student
Rotary Club of Princes Town has awarded over TT $1 million dollars in scholarships over the last 29 years 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town Presents Our 28th Annual CHOKHAFEST🥙
🌤25 September 2021 
📍Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club Ballroom
⏰3-6pm (takeaway only) 
🎟 $100TT 
Choose from or all our 11 delicious Chokhas paired with your choice of Sada Roti or Fry Bake. 
Contact any member of the Rotary Club of Princes Town to purchase your tickets. 
(Your contribution supports our scholarship fund) 
#rotary #fundraiser #scholarshipfund #serviceaboveself #trinidadandtobago #rotaryinternational #chokafest #culture
 
Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace.
 
At the Rotary Club of Princes Town over the last 29 years, we have enabled hundreds of students with financial challenges to continue their tertiary education. Our Scholarship programme provides monetary support and our Career Day offers a spectrum of professions available to the students providing differing career choices that are available to them.
Our Scholarship programme provides financial aid to deserving students pursuing tertiary level academic studies.
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The Rotary Club of Princes Town Presents Our 28th Annual CHOKHAFEST🥙
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🌤25 September 2021 
📍Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club Ballroom
⏰3-6pm (takeaway only) 
🎟 $100TT