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CHOKHAFEST Fundraiser 2021

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)
CHOKHAFEST Fundraiser 2021 Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-09-12 04:00:00Z 0

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TOWARDS HOME FOR CANDYMAN SHAZAD HOOSEIN

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
 
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TOWARDS HOME FOR CANDYMAN SHAZAD HOOSEIN Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-09-10 04:00:00Z 0

FLOOD RELIEF HAMPERS FOR FAMILIES IN SOUTH TRINIDAD

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.
 
FLOOD RELIEF HAMPERS FOR FAMILIES IN SOUTH TRINIDAD Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-09-10 04:00:00Z 0

CHOKHAFEST Our Scholarship Fundraiser

Posted by Narisha Aziz Mohammed on Sep 07, 2021
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
CHOKHAFEST Our Scholarship Fundraiser Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-09-07 04:00:00Z 0

2020-2021 SCHOLARHIP AWARDS

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
 
2020-2021 SCHOLARHIP AWARDS Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

FINANCIAL AID FOR CORNEAL TRANSPLANT SURGERY

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
FINANCIAL AID FOR CORNEAL TRANSPLANT SURGERY Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

CHOKHAFEST Our Scholarship Fundraiser

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
 
CHOKHAFEST Our Scholarship Fundraiser Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-09-05 04:00:00Z 0

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

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.
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CHOKHAFEST - Our Scholarship Fundraiser

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 
 
 
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WE'RE LOOKING FOR....

Do you want to assist the less fortunate?
Want to be part of a family that gives back to others?
You may be the missing piece that we are looking for!
Join us and be a part of a Club that is passionate about community service and fellowship.
Contact us on any of our social media platforms or email rotaryptown@gmail.com to find out more!
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CHOKHAFEST 2021 TICKETS ARE HERE!

We appreciate your contribution towards our scholarship fund! 😊
 
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 one or all from 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) 
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#rotary #fundraiser #scholarshipfund #serviceaboveself #trinidadandtobago #rotaryinternational #chokafest #culture
 
CHOKHAFEST 2021 TICKETS ARE HERE! Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-08-21 04:00:00Z 0

CHOKHAFEST 2021 Variety of Chokhas

👨🏽‍🍳Let’s delight your tastebuds with our wide variety of Chokhas👩🏼‍🍳

Chokhas available:
- Aloo Chokha
- Eddoes Chokha
- Roast Baigan
- Roast Tomatoes
- Fried Ochro and Caraille
- Tasty Pumpkin
- Mixed Provisions
- Sautéed Bhagi
- Salt fish Buljol
- Smoked Herring
- Coconut Chutney
(Choose 1 or all, Your Choice)

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 a wide variety of our 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)
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#rotary #fundraiser #scholarshipfund #serviceaboveself #trinidadandtobago #rotaryinternational #chokafest #culture
 
CHOKHAFEST 2021 Variety of Chokhas Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-08-14 04:00:00Z 0

Haemophiliac Child Receives Assistance
 

Our Club received a request for assistance for a 10 year old boy with haemophilia. The child had been in constant pain for the past three weeks due to an adverse reaction to a blood transfusion and was unable to walk.  He needed constant medication and ice packs for his joints.

The family had no electricity for the past nine years so they relied on a cooler and bought ice daily to soothe his joints.  They recently received electricity through the kindness of well-wishers but had no money to purchase a refrigerator.

The mother sells vegetables in the market and had no surplus money after purchasing his medication to buy ice for his joints which negatively impacted his mobility.

Upon hearing of the child’s plight, one of our supporters Terrence Sookdeo purchased and delivered a 5cuft refrigerator which would allow the family to have a supply of ice.  Also, our in-house Pharmacist Anandi Maraj volunteered to supply some of the medication needed to treat the child.

The Club is currently sourcing a bed and mattress to make the child more comfortable while he recuperates.
 
Haemophiliac Child Receives Assistance  Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-08-14 04:00:00Z 0

Personal Care Items And Assistive Devices For Sutton House
 

On August 13th 2021 President Rishi Ramlogan delivered adult diapers, walking canes and bedspreads to Ms Nadine Lakatoo of Sutton House Palliative Centre and Hospice located at 17 Sutton Street San Fernando. These additions would aid to improve the quality of life of the residents and allow then to live more comfortably and dignified through their advanced stage of illness.
Personal Care Items And Assistive Devices For Sutton House  Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-08-13 04:00:00Z 0

Covid-19 Hamper Relief
 

On August 12th 2021 our Service Projects Director Michael Cooper-Ochiengh delivered food hampers to a deserving family in Debe with a single mother who is unable to work due to illness and a child who just wrote SEA examinations; a family of eight with 4 children in Penal and a single parent family in Princes Town who were in dire need of assistance as their places of work were closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown measures and therefore not earning any income to support their families.
Covid-19 Hamper Relief  Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-08-13 04:00:00Z 0

Wheelchair For Cancer Stricken Single Mother
 

A wheel chair was delivered on August 12, 2021 to a single mother in Barrackpore who has been battling cancer for the last 6 years. This wheelchair would greatly assist with her mobility at home and when visiting the clinic for her treatments.
Wheelchair For Cancer Stricken Single Mother  Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-08-13 04:00:00Z 0

Geriatric Home In Penal Receives Personal Care Products And Assistive Devices
 

On August 11th 2021, President Rishi Ramlogan and Service Projects Director Michael Cooper-Ochiengh delivered four boxes of diapers, two boxes of bed spreads, two walking canes and adult pull up diapers to Ann’s Geriatric Home located at Penal Rock Road in Penal.  Ms. Ann Marie Gene, the owner, happily received the donation of the items as some of her residents could not afford to purchase these items.
Geriatric Home In Penal Receives Personal Care Products And Assistive Devices  Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-08-13 04:00:00Z 0

Covid-19 Relief Hampers For Families In New Grant
 

The Rotary Club of Princes Town distributed food hampers in Torrib Trace and Brothers Road, New Grant on July 21st 2021 with the assistance Councillor Gowrie Roopnarine who identified families most in need of assistance who were severely affected by Covid-19 lockdown measures. 
 
Service Projects Director Michael Cooper-Ochiengh and Past President Capildeo Beharry together with Councillor Gowrie Roopnarine were on hand to deliver the hampers to the respective families.
Covid-19 Relief Hampers For Families In New Grant  Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-08-13 04:00:00Z 0

Ready To Serve

We’re ready to Serve!
The Rotary Club of Princes Town Presents Our 28th Annual CHOKHAFEST
Date: 25 September 2021
Venue: Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club Ballroom
Time:3 pm – 6 pm (Takeaway only)
Contribution: $100TT
Choose from a wide variety of delicious Chokhas paired with your choice of Sada Roti or Fry Bake.
Contact any member of the Rotary Club of Princes Town or message us to purchase your tickets. (Your contribution supports our scholarship fund)
 
 
Ready To Serve Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-08-10 04:00:00Z 0

HOW WE SERVE

Want to help improve the lives of those less fortunate?
Create opportunities for those who need assistance?
Enjoy good fellowship and friendship while serving others?
 
Then consider being a part of the Rotary Club of Princes Town!
Contact us to find out how you can become a member!
 
See our video showcasing how we SERVE
 
 
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We are Rotary

We are proud members of Rotary Club of Princes Town!
Find out how you can become one too!
Fb: Rotary Club of Princes Town
IG: rotaryptown
Twitter: RotaryPTown
LinkedIn: Rotary Club of Princes Town
 
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PRINCES TOWN ROTARY EID-UL-ADHA HAMPER DRIVE

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.
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PRINCES TOWN ROTARY DONATES 30 TABLETS TO SCHOOLS

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. 
 
PRINCES TOWN ROTARY DONATES 30 TABLETS TO SCHOOLS Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-07-14 04:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

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.
 
 
 
 
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29th Presidential Handover Ceremony

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
29th Presidential Handover Ceremony Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome District Governor Sonya Alleyne Narisha Aziz Mohammed 2021-07-02 04:00:00Z 0

Citation awards 2021

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.
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Incoming Board

Our June 2021 zoom meeting with incoming board of Directors.
Congrats to our new Directors.
 
 
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Corpus Christi

Our very own Service Projects Director Michael planting some trees on Corpus Christi day.
 
 
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Eid Mubarak Rudranath Maraj 2021-05-13 04:00:00Z 0
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Food Hamper Assistance

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.
 
Food Hamper Assistance Rudranath Maraj 2021-05-06 04:00:00Z 0

St Julien Assistance

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.
 
St Julien Assistance Rudranath Maraj 2021-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

Public Image Boot Camp

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
 
 
Public Image Boot Camp Rudranath Maraj 2021-04-29 04:00:00Z 0

Earth Day

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.
Earth Day Rudranath Maraj 2021-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

St Vincent Volcanic Relief Effort

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.
 
St Vincent Volcanic Relief Effort Rudranath Maraj 2021-04-22 04:00:00Z 0

World Earth Day 2021

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.
 
World Earth Day 2021 Rudranath Maraj 2021-04-22 04:00:00Z 0

FAMILY FUN DAY AT SEELAL RANCH, PRINCES TOWN
 

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!
 
           
 
 
FAMILY FUN DAY AT SEELAL RANCH, PRINCES TOWN  Rudranath Maraj 2021-03-26 04:00:00Z 0

Golf Prize Giving

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                         
Golf Prize Giving Rudranath Maraj 2021-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

Golf Fund Raiser Tournament March 07, 2021

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.
 
 
 
 

 
Golf Fund Raiser Tournament March 07, 2021 Rudranath Maraj 2021-03-09 04:00:00Z 0

Golf Fund Raiser Tournament March 07, 2021

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 Club lead by Mr. Kalam Sookoor, our club’s Golf Committee, all Rotarians and Partners in service and our President Mr. Rishi Ramlogan.
 
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.
 
 
Golf Fund Raiser Tournament March 07, 2021 Rudranath Maraj 2021-03-09 04:00:00Z 0

Golf Fund Raiser Tournament March 07,2021

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 Club lead by Mr. Kalam Sookoor, our club’s Golf Committee, all Rotarians and Partners in service and our President Mr. Rishi Ramlogan.
 
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.
 

Golf Fund Raiser Tournament March 07,2021 Rudranath Maraj 2021-03-09 04:00:00Z 0

Seedling Distribution

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.
Seedling Distribution Rudranath Maraj 2021-03-02 04:00:00Z 0

Medical Outreach RCPT 

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.
 

Medical Outreach RCPT Rudranath Maraj 2021-02-09 04:00:00Z 0

Cervical Cancer Awareness

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.
Cervical Cancer Awareness Rudranath Maraj 2021-01-25 04:00:00Z 0

Annual Golf Fund Raiser Tournament

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.
Annual Golf Fund Raiser Tournament Rudranath Maraj 2021-01-08 04:00:00Z 0
Virtual Children's Christmas Concert 2020 Rudranath Maraj 2021-01-04 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas treat and Hamper Drive

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
Christmas treat and Hamper Drive Rudranath Maraj 2020-12-17 04:00:00Z 0

President's Dinner 2020

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.
President's Dinner 2020 Rudranath Maraj 2020-12-17 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Christmas Concert

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.
Virtual Christmas Concert Rudranath Maraj 2020-12-11 04:00:00Z 0

Divali Hamper Drive

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
Divali Hamper Drive Rudranath Maraj 2020-12-03 04:00:00Z 0

Baby Hamper Distribution

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
Baby Hamper Distribution Rudranath Maraj 2020-12-03 04:00:00Z 0

Sink Installation at Ste Madeleine and Williamsville Health Centres

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.
Sink Installation at Ste Madeleine and Williamsville Health Centres Rudranath Maraj 2020-12-03 04:00:00Z 0

"Where are we now."

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."
 
"Where are we now." Rudranath Maraj 2020-11-18 04:00:00Z 0

SHUBH DIWALI

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.
SHUBH DIWALI
 
SHUBH DIWALI Rudranath Maraj 2020-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
Divali Programme 2020 Rudranath Maraj 2020-11-11 04:00:00Z 0
Book List Assistance Rudranath Maraj 2020-11-07 04:00:00Z 0
Diabetes/Cancer Wheelchair Rudranath Maraj 2020-11-06 04:00:00Z 0
Wheelchair assistance Rudranath Maraj 2020-11-03 04:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day

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.
 
World Polio Day Rudranath Maraj 2020-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Choka Fest 2020!!!! Rudranath Maraj 2020-10-25 04:00:00Z 0

Chokha Fest D day

Today is D day folks. Remember our Chokha Fest. Ste. Madeleine Golf Club, by the pond. From 3pm to 5:30pm. See you there.
 
Chokha Fest D day Rudranath Maraj 2020-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
LAST CALL for CHOKHA FEST Rudranath Maraj 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting with DG Lisle Chase Rudranath Maraj 2020-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
St Madeleine Health Centre Baby Hampers Rudranath Maraj 2020-10-16 04:00:00Z 0
New date for Chokha Fest Rudranath Maraj 2020-10-07 04:00:00Z 0
Presidential Citation Rudranath Maraj 2020-10-05 04:00:00Z 0

August Wheelchair Assistance

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.
 
August Wheelchair Assistance Rudranath Maraj 2020-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
Sink installation at Indian Walk Health Center Rudranath Maraj 2020-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Baby Hamper Distribution Rudranath Maraj 2020-09-03 04:00:00Z 0

PriceSmart Hamper Drive

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.
PriceSmart Hamper Drive Rudranath Maraj 2020-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Postponement of Chokhafest.

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.
 
Postponement of Chokhafest. Rudranath Maraj 2020-08-25 04:00:00Z 0

PriceSmart Hampers

On 14th August, 2020, our club collected 70 food hampers from PriceSmart La Romain to distribute to the less fortunate families.
 
PriceSmart Hampers Rudranath Maraj 2020-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Handover Ceremony featured in Guardian Rudranath Maraj 2020-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
27th Annual Chokha Fest Rudranath Maraj 2020-07-28 04:00:00Z 0
Zone 34 club video contest 2019-2020 results Rudranath Maraj 2020-07-28 04:00:00Z 0
Rest in peace, Rhea Rudranath Maraj 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Platinum PI Citation Rudranath Maraj 2020-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
Board of Directors 2020-2021. Rudranath Maraj 2020-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Past President Jamir Ousman with his 5th Paul Harris Sapphire Rudranath Maraj 2020-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Zone 34 Video Contest Page, 2019-20 Rudranath Maraj 2020-07-06 04:00:00Z 0

 27th Handover ceremony

The Rotary club of Princes Town held its 27th Handover ceremony on the 27th June at Canton Palace Restaurant & Lounge San Fernando. Outgoing President Jamir Ousman reviewed the fantastic year focusing on the work of Rotary which included distributing gifts to children and hampers to families for Christmas, Rotary Awareness at C3 Centre, Medical outreach clinic at Cunjal Princes Town,donations of wheel chairs and walkers, coastal clean-up and donations of scholarships. Outgoing President recognized Rotarian's and individuals who made meaningful contributions during his year of presidency.

27th Handover ceremony Rudranath Maraj 2020-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Princes Town -End of Year Magazine 2019-2020 Rudranath Maraj 2020-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Board of Directors 2020 to 2021 Rudranath Maraj 2020-07-02 04:00:00Z 0
Wheelchair assistance and hamper distribution. Rudranath Maraj 2020-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

EID HAMPERS FOR TABLELAND ASJA MOSQUE

 
The (TKR) and in collaboration with the distributed hampers across our twin island Republic to some of our most financially vulnerable citizens who have been adversely affected by the CoVid-19 pandemic.
On Monday, May 11th, 2020 at the 
Hotel Normandie Trinidad and Tobago, President Jamir Ousman of the Rotary Club of Princes Town received ten (10) hampers from TKR player, Khary Pierre ; President of the Rotary Club of Maraval, Marcia Prince-Assam and Immediate Past President, Jennifer Abraham.
 
EID HAMPERS FOR TABLELAND ASJA MOSQUE Rudranath Maraj 2020-05-16 04:00:00Z 0

SUPPORTING OUR FIRST RESPONDERS

In keeping with Rotary International’s motto of “Service Above Self,” and in an effort to aid the national efforts to flatten the curve in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club of Princes Town, on 05th April 2020, installed two handwashing bays at both entrances of the Princes Town Health Facility.
 
SUPPORTING OUR FIRST RESPONDERS Rudranath Maraj 2020-05-14 04:00:00Z 0

Mobility Assistance

On 12th May 2020, in response to a plea for mobility assistance from the New Beginning Elderly Home in Barrackpore, the Rotary Club of Princes Town with the gracious support of
The Price Club Supermarket, in a swift humanitarian response, facilitated the distribution of two wheelchairs and grocery supplies.
 
Mobility Assistance Rudranath Maraj 2020-05-12 04:00:00Z 0
Happy 27th Anniversary Rotary Club of Princes Town!!!! Rudranath Maraj 2020-05-07 04:00:00Z 0

COVID19 Hamper Relief 2020

The critical and necessary enhanced Stay-at-Home measures put in place to curtail the spread of the COVID19 virus has had a disproportionate impact on vulnerable households throughout Trinidad and Tobago. This is especially true for the communities in and around Princes Town which contain fairly high single-income households, or households supported by non-essential activities. 
 
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2020 Golf

The Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted its annual Fund Raising Golf Tournament for the first time at the Sevilla Golf Course at Brechin Castle Couva. Twenty nine teams competed in the tournament with Haroon Joseph and Sarah Ramphal representing Haygem Travel winning the coveted Raubin Harnarine Challenge trophy. 
 
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Rotary 115th Anniversary Ryan Assiu 2020-02-23 04:00:00Z 0

2020 Family Day

Rotarians, Partners in Service and friends of Rotary gathered in St. Madeline for the Club’s annual Family Day and Curry Duck Competition. 
 
2020 Family Day Ryan Assiu 2020-02-16 04:00:00Z 0
2020 Inductions Ryan Assiu 2020-02-12 04:00:00Z 0
C3 Centre Public Outreach Ryan Assiu 2020-02-05 04:00:00Z 0
Xmas Community Treat 2019 Ryan Assiu 2019-12-13 04:00:00Z 0
Parang in Princes Town Ryan Assiu 2019-12-13 04:00:00Z 0
RCPT Xmas President's Dinner Ryan Assiu 2019-12-10 04:00:00Z 0
Servants of Society TT’s Prep Party Ryan Assiu 2019-12-06 04:00:00Z 0
Interactors Dazzle at National Competition Ryan Assiu 2019-12-05 04:00:00Z 0
Medical and Legal Aid Clinic Ryan Assiu 2019-12-01 04:00:00Z 0
2019-2020 Vocational Awards Ryan Assiu 2019-11-30 04:00:00Z 0
WellServe, La Romaine Ryan Assiu 2019-11-30 04:00:00Z 0

World Diabetes Day

The Rotary Club of Princes Town in collaboration with the Diabetes Association Trinidad & Tobago held a diabetes walk and free clinic in recognition of World Diabetes Day at the Princes Town Triangle. 
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“HOLLYWOOD”, the 10th Annual Tea and Fashion Show Ryan Assiu 2019-11-10 04:00:00Z 0

World Interact Week

The Interact Clubs of St. Stephen's College, Cowen Hamilton Secondary and Princes Town West Secondary School gathered at the Yolande Pompey Ground, Princes Town on 9th November, 2019 to host a community family fun day in honor of World Interact Week. 
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Divali Fellowship

Fully clad in dazzling Indian-wear, Rotarians, partners-in-service and friends-of-Rotary gathered at President Jim’s residence for an evening of fellowship in honor of Divali.
Divali Fellowship Ryan Assiu 2019-10-23 04:00:00Z 0

Divali cheer

Divali is an auspicious occasion in which we celebrate among other things the triumph of light over darkness, and give specific focus in being a light to others.
Divali cheer Ryan Assiu 2019-10-21 04:00:00Z 0
Dinner, Discussion & Induction Ryan Assiu 2019-10-17 04:00:00Z 0

Student Career Day  “Tech-work” 

“Choosing a career is not a very simple thing and sometimes when we start we don’t always find what we really want to do, and what is our life passion. However, it is important as young people with their entire lives ahead of them that you begin thinking now, and think broadly. Today you have information at your fingertips so use this technology to explore the broad spectrum of worthwhile endeavors. Information and communication technology provides us with vast vistas to determine what we really could be doing, and how we can lead productive lives of benefit to our society. Develop a passion for learning and be persistent. What is good for one person may not be for you. Do what you are passionate about. Find the career that brings the greatest joy and success will follow.” - District Governor Trevor Blake
Student Career Day “Tech-work” Ryan Assiu 2019-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 7030 Governor, Mr. Trevor Blake Visit Ryan Assiu 2019-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
The South Cluster of Rotary Clubs’ 2019 Peace Walk and Symposium Ryan Assiu 2019-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
International Coastal Clean-up Day Ryan Assiu 2019-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Chokhafest2019

It is our 26-year tradition, joy and privilege to prepare and share chokhas and much more with our friends, neighbors, patrons, and sponsors as we raise funds to support student scholarship. We aren’t just people of Action but a Community of Action working together to better our world.
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Wheelchair Outreach Ryan Assiu 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
2019 Joint Interact Clubs Presidential Handover. Ryan Assiu 2019-07-27 04:00:00Z 0

Presidential Hand Over 2018-2019

On the 29th of June, 2019 Rotarians, Partners in service, and Friends-of-Rotary all gathered at the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) Auditorium to witness the Rotary Club Of Princes Town Presidential Handover Ceremony.


 
 
 
Presidential Hand Over 2018-2019 Ryan Assiu 2019-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

Chartering Ceremony of Cowen Hamilton Secondary School

The Chartering Ceremony of the third sponsored Interact Club of Cowen Hamilton Secondary School took place on Friday 14th June, 2019 at the school's library. This was truly a memorable event for both Interactors and Rotarians. Incoming President Jamir Ousman, gave a brief address on behalf of the club while Rotarian Zobida Ragbirsingh, Patsy Chankersingh, Dr. Stefan Nanan and partner in service Mrs. Tara Ousman assisted with the pinning and presentation of certificates to the Interactors. Under the astute leadership of President Matthew McDowell, the Interact Club of Cowen Hamilton Secondary School achieved Rotary International Platinum Citation for the 2018/2019 "Be the Inspiration" year.
 
Chartering Ceremony of Cowen Hamilton Secondary School Crystal Harper 2019-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

EID CELEBRATION AT CUNJAL MOSQUE

The Rotary Club of Princes Town in its mandate “Service above Self “joined with the Cunjal Muslim community in observing the holy month of Ramadan. As such the Club hosted a Charity project at the Cunjal Road Mosque on Saturday 8th June 2019.
EID CELEBRATION AT CUNJAL MOSQUE Ryan Assiu 2019-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
7030 District Governor participates in Rotary Career Day 2018-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

MYSTIQUE is here!

MYSTIQUE is here! High Fashion! Great Entertainment! Fabulous Giveaways! Secure your tickets early for an unforgettable experience!
 
MYSTIQUE is here! Crystal Harper 2018-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

RCPT presents MYSTIQUE!

Part proceeds donated to Rotary International's Polio-Plus Fund in support of Rotary's works towards the eradication of polio worldwide.
 
RCPT presents MYSTIQUE! Crystal Harper 2018-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

Sunday Funday!

On Sunday 30th September 2018, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its annual Family Day at the beautiful expansive private estate of Mr. Mannick in Dyer Village, Williamsville where our in-house expert chef Rotarian Jamir prepared a scrumptious meal of stew chicken cutters as appetizers, boiled corn, Chicken Pelau and Corn Soup served with a side of fresh salad prepared by President Crystal for lunch. Rotarian Patsy made her tasty, peppery mouthwatering five-finger chow that was quickly devoured by all.

 
Sunday Funday! Crystal Harper 2018-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary welcomes Three New Rotarians

On Thursday 27th September 2018, the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted its first joint meeting for the Rotary year, partnering with the Rotary Clubs of Pointe-a-Pierre, St. Augustine West, Point Fortin, San Fernando South and Port-of-Spain for an afternoon of Rotary celebration and fellowship. The Clubs celebrated the induction of three new members and benefitted from the educational and riveting feature address delivered by New York Attorney-at-Law, Miss Juanita Headley on the topic of Human Trafficking, particularly the issue of the eradication of sexual exploitation.
 
Rotary welcomes Three New Rotarians Crystal Harper 2018-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

Princes Town Rotary Promotes Peace

The Rotary Club of Princes Town held its first Youth Peace Symposium ―Making our Schools Safe for our Children through Peace Education on September 21st, 2018 in commemoration of International Peace Day and highlighting one of Rotary’s areas of focus, Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution.
 
Princes Town Rotary Promotes Peace Crystal Harper 2018-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Princes Town hosts Youth Peace Day Symposium

In commemoration of International Peace Day celebrated on September 21st annually, the Rotary Club of Princes Town will be hosting its first Youth Peace Day Symposium at the Princes Town West Secondary School specifically geared towards primary and secondary school students by educating them on gun violence, bullying and conflict resolution methods.
 
Rotary Club of Princes Town hosts Youth Peace Day Symposium Crystal Harper 2018-09-16 04:00:00Z 0

District 7030 - RLI Training 2018

Posted on Aug 27, 2018
In keeping with the District’s commitment to improved training, District 7030 held its first set of RLI training for the new Rotary year in beautiful Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday 25th August, 2018 and Sunday 26th August, 2018 at Goodwill Industries in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
 
 
 
 
 
 
District 7030 - RLI Training 2018 Crystal Harper 2018-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

2018 Annual Final Fling Rotary Fellowship

Posted on Aug 03, 2018
On the 01st August, 2018, twenty (20) Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs, Partners-in-Service, Family and Friends of Rotary and members from other organizations collectively came together at the Valencia Eco Resort in celebration of Emancipation Day and the 3rd Annual Final Fling. All in attendance enjoyed great fellowship and camaraderie whilst engaging in meaningful discussions with each other about their respective Clubs various projects and fundraiser events planned for the 2018-2019 rotary year.
 
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Medical Outreach Clinic - Union Village, Rio Claro

Posted on Jul 31, 2018

On Sunday 29th July, 2018, Rotarians from the Club together with 14 additional professional volunteers conducted a comprehensive medical outreach program for the 93 local residents of Union Village, Rio Claro, who were in attendance.

The Club gives special thanks to Partners -in-Service, Tara Ousman and Narisha Mohammed, children and friends of the Rotary Club and professional volunteers including Dr. Ronald Gobin, Dr. Carlyn Rajnarinesingh, Dr. Kiran Premanand, Dr. Prem Premanand, Dr. Stefan Nanan, Dr. Lindsey Aziz, Nurses Salima Ramkissoon, Debra Brewster-McDowell, Wendy Thomas and Lenore Mitchell from the Victoria County- South District, Pharmacists Andres Villaruel and Sabrina Ramkissoon and Optometrists Giselle Gilkes, Sharon Harripersad, Ibraheem Mohammed and Sachin Singh of the Trinidad Eye Hospital for their unwavering support and participation in making the Club's first service project for this rotary year a grand success.

 

Medical Outreach Clinic - Union Village, Rio Claro 2018-07-31 04:00:00Z 0

Handing Over Ceremony of the Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School

Posted on Jul 29, 2018

The Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School held its second Handing Over Ceremony on Saturday 30th June, 2018 at the Princes Town West Secondary School in Princes Town. Specially invited guests in attendance included Immediate Past President Bashir Mohammed and Director of Rotary Foundation for the 2018/2019 rotary year, Dr. Carlyn Rajnarinesingh, both Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Princes Town, Parents/Guardians of Interactors, and the club members.

Outgoing Interact President Kyrie Rampersad made a brief note on her tenure of presidency whilst Incoming President Melinda Ramjattan gave an inspiring acceptance speech. Subsequently, new board members were introduced and pinned individually by Rotarian Dr. Carlyn Rajnarinesingh. The Ceremony ended with a Vote of Thanks and tokens of appreciation distributed to deserving persons who assisted the Club in its projects for the last rotary year.

The 2017/2018 Interact Club members would specially like to thank Board Members of the Outgoing and Incoming Board for their time and creative talents in decorating for the event, President Crystal for her donation of a new Interact President pin which shows details of the Rotary wheel, and to the Parents/Guardians of Interactors as well as Immediate Past President Bashir who generously donated drinks, pastries, cakes and other delicacies to celebrate this auspicious occasion.

The Rotary Club of Princes Town welcomes President Melinda Ramjattan and her new Board of Directors of the Interact Club for the 2018-2019 rotary year! We look forward to continue working together to be of service in our community.

 

Handing Over Ceremony of the Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School Crystal Harper 2018-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

Club 2018 Eid Celebration

Posted on Jul 29, 2018
On Wednesday 11th July, 2018, the Club at its first regular meeting for 2018 celebrated with partners in service, family members and friends the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr at the beautiful residence of Rotarian Jamir Ousman. President Crystal Ann Harper welcomed everyone and briefly shared the applicable teachings of Eid celebrations to Rotary as starting anew with renewed energy and spirit as Rotarians engage in projects for the 2018/2019 rotary year.
 
Guest speaker Imam Skeik Mohammed of the Williamsville's mosque opened with a special blessing and gave an enlightening sermon to members and their families on the teachings of Islam. He emphasized the need to be mindful of how we live in our daily lives with  each other and highlighted the similarities in Islam and Rotary as acts of service work in our local communities.
 
Club 2018 Eid Celebration Crystal Harper 2018-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

First Handing Over Ceremony of the Interact Club of St. Stephen’s College

Posted on Jul 29, 2018

On the 07th July, 2018, the Interact Club of St. Stephen’s College held its first Installation Ceremony, during which the baton of responsibility was handed over from Outgoing President Akasia Augustine to the Incoming President, Ariel Mahabir. In attendance were Interactors from the Club as well as Interact Supervising Teachers, Amelia Ayoung and Brittany Jackson, Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Princes Town including the current President, Crystal Ann Harper, Immediate Past President, Bashir Mohammed, and Directors Rhea Nobbee and Nazim Mohammed and Partner in Service, Narisha Mohammed, wife of the Immediate Past President, Bashir Mohammed.

 

 

 
First Handing Over Ceremony of the Interact Club of St. Stephen’s College Crystal Harper 2018-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

Annual Presidential Handover Ceremony

Posted by Rhea Nobee on Jul 03, 2018
Annual Presidential Handover  Ceremony 2017 – 2018
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town celebrated and hosted by far one of the best handovers in Rotary years. The evening started with fellowship with members from Maraval, Port of Spain, San Juan, Penal, Point a Pierre and San Fernando South clubs who came to witness the Presidential Handover and celebrate this milestone.
 
President Bashir Mohammed presented the audience with a summary of the Club’s achievements during the last year where the Club was awarded President Citation after 7 months, Public Image Citation in April 2018, Youth Service award from International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians and Certificate of Participation from Rotary Zone 34 in People of Action video contest.
 
The Club conducted Four (4) Medical outreach clinics, granted Twelve (12) scholarship awards to deserving children, celebrated Eid, Divali & Christmas with Three (3) communities, held our open air Christmas concert in Princes Town triangle, sent Eight (8) children to RYLA, planted 150 trees and held Ten (10) Club fellowships, Four (4) of which were joint with our twin club, Rotary Club of Maraval.  Our contribution to Rotary foundation continued with $ 6,500 USD towards Annual & Polio funds and 3,500 volunteer hours. 
 
Vocalist Chloe Bishop kept the audience entertained during dinner with an inspiring selection of songs as photos of projects completed during the year were projected on stage.
President Bashir recognized Rotarians, partners-in-service, community leaders and businessmen who supported the Club’s fundraisers and medical projects making this Rotary year a success.
 
Tokens of Appreciation
 
Partner in Service
 
Nadira Ramlogan, Tara Ousman, Narisha Aziz Mohammed
and Nabeel Mohammed
Quiet Rotarian Pin:
Sieunarine “Kex” Sanmook, Capildeo Beharry, Amraz Ali Bocas
and Ravi Ramanand
Sharing the Heart of Rotary Pin:
 Patsy Chankersingh, Zobida Ragbirsingh, Rhea Nobee
Service Award Pin
Jamir Ousman, Dr Ronald Gobin and Dr Carlyn Rajnarinesingh
 
Above and Beyond Pin:
 Ryan Soodwah
Rotarian of the Year:
Crystal Ann Harper
 
Tokens of Appreciation – Community
Gowrie Roopnarine, Chairman Princes Town Regional Corporation
              Vashti Sookhoo, Councillor, Princes Town Regional Corporation
 Imam Shameed Rahim, Kyrie Rampersad, Amelia Ayoung, Anthony Dyer,
 Indira Singh, Chloe Bishop, Niel Marcano
 
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition:
Rishi Ramlogan, Narisha Aziz Mohammed, Andy Deonarine and Atlantic
 
Honorary Rotarian:
Rishi Ragoonath
 
President Bashir then proceeded to pin and place the presidential medallion around newly inducted President Crystal Ann Harper who proceeded to give her acceptance speech outlining her plans to continue with signature projects and new ones in moving the club forward all in line with Rotary theme “Be the Inspiration”.
 
Newly appointed President Crystal Ann Harper formally relieved President Bashir of his duties and presented her board of directors to the audience. During the celebration afterwards, members and guests rejoiced by dancing and congratulating President Crystal on her appointment.
Visiting club members were in high praise of the programme and could not stop talking about the evening proceedings and will share with their club the experience of attending the Rotary Club Princes Town Presidential Handover Ceremony.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO CRYSTAL ANN HARPER AND HER BOARD MEMBERS 2018- 2019!
 
 
 
Annual Presidential Handover Ceremony Rhea Nobee 2018-07-03 04:00:00Z 0

Community Eid Treat

Community Eid Treat at Fifth Company Mosque, Moruga
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town held it final project for the Rotary Year 2017/2018 commemorating the festival of Eid at the Fifth Company ASJA Jamaat in St. Mary�s Moruga.
 
Both the Imam of Asja Jamaat St Mary�s and President Bashir delivered small addresses on the meaning of fasting and Eid celebration, whilst Rotarian Zobida spoke on Diabetes and how to take precaution against this disease.
 
The Al Faisaliyyah Nasheed Group performed a few quaseedas that moved the congregation, after which treat bags and toys were distributed to the children. What a sight to see the smiles on those children faces!! In addition, the Club also distributed 20 hampers to assist some families in the community.
 
The Rotary Club would like to thank Reasat Ali from the 5th Company Mosque for his assistance in making this event a reality.
 
Indeed, this was quite a successful year for the Rotary Club of Princes Town with President
Citation Certificate on hand.
 
ROTARY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE LIVES!
Community Eid Treat Rhea Nobee 2018-06-28 04:00:00Z 0

Six Clubs Joint Fellowship

Posted by Rhea Nobee on Jun 22, 2018

SIX CLUBS FELLOWSHIP AT YACHT CLUB

The Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted one of the best fellowships at the Yacht Club San Fernando, which was attended by members of Maraval, Port of Spain West, St Augustine, San Fernando and San Fernando South Rotary Clubs.

The evening was buzzing with light conversation and laughter as members were no stranger to each other. The soft splashing of the ocean water, the soothing music in the background and the moonlit night all created the perfect ambiance for a PERFECT EVENING.

After dinner was served, members from the various clubs tried to outdo each other by giving jokes but at the end Maraval and San Fernando South tied for first place.

Member of the visiting Clubs made many comments regarding the fellowship such as it was good to see members from all corners of the country, a well-planned event, will look at twinning with another club, clubs that fellowship with each other can do projects together.

A special “Thank You” to our Sargeant at Arms for a well planned and executed evening.

This was the PERFECT END to our ROTARY YEAR 2017 – 2018!!

Six Clubs Joint Fellowship Rhea Nobee 2018-06-22 04:00:00Z 0

Jubilee Celebration

Posted by Rhea Nobee on May 18, 2018
JUBILEE CELEBRATION!
Create your legacy by caring for others”.
 
  The Charter members of Rotary Club of Princes Town have indeed created their legacy for the past 25 years leaving their footprints on the sands of time and inspiring our future as a Club by supporting the recent younger Rotarians to make a difference in our community. 
 
Our Charter members’ faith in humanity, vision and sacrifice started this club 25 years ago. Our traditions enable us to honour the past, celebrate the present and provide a legacy for the future. What we owe the past are two things. Firstly, we owe our Charter Members our deepest appreciation for their magnificent accomplishments over the last 25 years for our Club and secondly, we owe to the past fidelity to the heritage which has been passed down across the generations.
Members teared up as projects, fundraisers and fellowship for the past twenty-five years were proudly highlighted on a screen reminding us of our purpose and why we chose to become Rotarians and for those that was taken away from us to be in Heaven.
This milestone was celebrated together with the Rotary Club of Maraval at the Australian Residence in Moka where chartered members Rotarian Jamir, Vilma, Ronald, Capildeo and deceased Wayne were honored.
Guest speaker Mervin Assam and District Governor Waddy gave moving speeches about the continuity of Rotary work and the impact of our service projects to the community. 
 
Members from both clubs and their guests enjoyed an evening of Fellowship, Distribution of Awards and Fine Dining. At the end of the evening members were proud to say
Rotary club of Princes Town will continue twinning with Rotary club of Maraval in the future for joint projects and fellowship. Something to look forward in 2018 – 2019 Rotary year!.
 
I AM MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES!
I AM PROUD TO BE A ROTARION!!

Jubilee Celebration Rhea Nobee 2018-05-18 04:00:00Z 0

Suriname District Conference 7030

Posted by Rhea Nobee
District 7030 Conference in Suriname
 
The District 7030 26th Conference was held at Royal Torarica Hotel in Suriname from 25th – 28th April 2018 where 71 clubs were represented from the District.
During the day members attended PETS, Assembly and Conference listening to other clubs as they presented their signature projects, sharing their experiences and knowledge so that all present can take away something to their own country and club. RI Representative Brad gave a motivated speech on “WHY become a Rotarian” that left members in tears, whilst District Governor Waddy gave his report on clubs meeting their President Citation for 2017 -2018 and recognized the Rotary Club of Princes Town as achieving President Citation.  WHAT A PROUD MOMENT!! 
 
District Governor Elect Dominque Venere announced her Board members for 2018- 2019 and club member Debbie Roopchand was presented as the incoming Assistant District Governor for the South Cluster 7030 Trinidad.
Night time in Suriname was an experience never to forget. Rotarians were treated to a hospitality suite at T-VAT where members mingled and listened and danced to local Rotarians music band, and new friendships cultivated.
 
The opening ceremony took place at the Cathedral Basilica followed by fellowship and live performances by the Interact Clubs at the Tropical Garden Party at DSB Garden. The following night was a grand Tribal experience at Owroe Cul Complex where members were treated to some local dishes especially the signature dish PEANUT BUTTER SOUP!
 
The final day of Conference …Oh what a sad day indeed!  as you bid farewell to friends from other countries, however there was one last event to enjoy together, the Masquerade Ball at Chamber of Commerce. Rotarians who extended their visit to do a little sightseeing in Suriname , were treated to an evening of winding down with Eats and Drinks and Dancing courtesy DG Waddy and his wife Shirley.
Lifelong Friendships Built!!            Knowledge Gained!!                         Rotarians reminded of their purpose!!
 
The members of our club also extend their condolences to the Bhaggan Family on the loss of Past President Prakash Bhaggan who passed away in Suriname.
The Rotary Club of Princes Town would like to express a heartfelt thanks to District Governor Waddy and the planning committee for ensuring our safety and comfort and most of all giving us memories to last a lifetime.
 
Suriname District Conference 7030 Rhea Nobee 2018-05-12 04:00:00Z 0

RYLA

Posted by Rhea Nobee on May 12, 2018
RYLA 2018, organized by the Assistant Governors in Trinidad, was held on Thursday 12th April 2018 and Friday 13th April 2018 at the YTEPP Building, Woodford Lodge Compound located in Chaguanas.   This year, the RYLA committee allowed 4 participants from each Interact Club to participant in the two-day event. The Rotary Club of Princes Town sponsored eight (8) students from our Interact Clubs of Princes Town West Secondary School and St. Stephen’s College to attend RYLA this year.
 
The facilitators/presenters included PDGs Lara Quentrall-Thomas, Steven Ramroop, Roger Bose, PAG Abriham Daniel, Deborah Jean-Baptiste, Surrendra Maharaj, and John Dasent. Some of the topics presented included Opportunities in TT for young entrepreneurs, Rotary Focus on Youth, Conflict Management and Problem Solving and Ethics of Positive Leadership.
The Interactors expressed positive feedback and were grateful to the Club for the exposure and experience.  They enjoyed themselves, made new friends whilst learning new material regarding leadership that can be useful in their daily lives. They all especially raved about the preference of the interactive method used in the presentations to convey the information as opposed to the traditional lecture style of presentations.
 
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World Earth Day Rhea Nobee 2018-04-26 04:00:00Z 0

Maraval meets Princes Town

Posted by Rhea Nobee
Maraval meets Princes Town
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted Rotary Club of Maraval at the San Fernando Yacht Club on Wednesday 11th April 2018. As members were previously acquainted, the room was buzzing with small groups having conversations about the ambiance, the upcoming Anniversary celebration and building and strengthening friendships.
 
Members enjoyed a delicious meal under the beautiful moonlit sky to the sound of gently splashing waves. After dinner, the two clubs celebrated Rotarian Jamir’s and Pam O’Farrell’s birthdays by cutting a specialty cake in their honor.
 
Presidents Bashir and Maureen shared updates on the upcoming Anniversary celebration as members were very enthusiastic about this Jubilee celebration.  It was a soothing and relaxing atmosphere and members were in no hurry to go to their respective homes especially the members of Maraval Club. As President Maureen said, “this partnership doesn’t end here!”
Maraval meets Princes Town Rhea Nobee 2018-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Beach Clean Up at Moruga

Posted by Rhea Nobee
Princes Town West Secondary Annual Beach Clean up in Moruga. Special "THANK YOU" to Prince of Moruga Eric Lewis for the opportunity  to place our branding on Christopher Columbus Monument and our sponsor  Rotary Club of Princes Town for your on-going support . 
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GSE Team Visit Rhea Nobee 2018-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Fellowship at St Madeleine Rhea Nobee 2018-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
South Cluster Family Day Rhea Nobee 2018-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Princes Town meets Maraval Rhea Nobee 2018-03-30 04:00:00Z 0
Golf for a Purpose Rhea Nobee 2018-03-09 04:00:00Z 0
Bonds of Fellowship Rhea Nobee 2018-02-10 04:00:00Z 0
Scholarship Awards Rhea Nobee 2018-01-17 04:00:00Z 0

Scholarship Award

Posted by Rhea Nobee on Jan 17, 2018
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town making a difference in young people's lives
Scholarship Award Rhea Nobee 2018-01-17 04:00:00Z 0
Annual Community Christmas Treat Rhea Nobee 2017-12-21 04:00:00Z 0
President's Dinner Rhea Nobee 2017-12-19 04:00:00Z 0
Annual Christmas Concert at the Triangle Rhea Nobee 2017-12-18 04:00:00Z 0
District Governor Waddy Sowma visit to 7030 South Cluster- Trinidad Rhea Nobee 2017-12-15 04:00:00Z 0
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Our Newest Rotarian!

Posted by Rhea Nobee on Nov 13, 2017
On November 8th 2017 the Rotary Club of Princes Town inducted Nazim Mohammed into the Rotary family whose classification is Education – University. Nazim has a PHD in organic chemistry from McGill university and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. He had been attending weekly meetings for the past weeks and shown tremendous interest in becoming a Rotarian.
 
Nazim was pinned by Assistant District Governor Vilma Bellamy. The Rotary Club of Princes Town welcomes Nazim Mohammed into the Rotary to our club and look forward to working together making a difference in people’s lives. 
 
WELCOME NAZIM MOHAMMED!
 
Our Newest Rotarian! Rhea Nobee 2017-11-13 04:00:00Z 0

Interact Week 2017
 

Posted by Rhea Nobee on Nov 08, 2017

Interact week began on the 5th of November, where Vice President of the Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary, Kyla Horsford and Interactor Kareem Swan attended the Tea and Fashion Show at the Hyatt Regency which was hosted by The Rotary Club of Princes Town. Vice Pres Kyla graced the stage and showed off her talent by performing a dance.

 

Our week continued with the installation of a Banner in our school`s office area. The banner was crafted by the Interact Board members and the banner contains the Four-Way Test and the Interact Grace. We, the board members encouraged the Interactors to plant trees around the area of their homes as well as to continue being supportive of reforestation.

 

Our final project, keeping in line with the motto “Service above Self”, the Interact board members and Interactors came up with the idea to feed the homeless in Princes Town. We decided on feeding 6 homeless persons and with the help and Guidance of Rotarian Rhea and Rotarian Crystal we succeeded.

That faithful afternoon after a hard day at school, the Interactors really understood and became grateful for what we have and what God Blessed us with.As we continue on this journey of ¨Service above self-¨ our goal isn´t only to carry out selfless acts but to encourage others to carry out selfless acts for others.

 

Kyrie Rampersad,

President,

Interact Club of Princes Town West.

 

 

Interact Week 2017  Rhea Nobee 2017-11-08 04:00:00Z 0

TEA AND FASHION SHOW 8 – TEA DAZZLE

Posted by Rhea Nobee on Nov 06, 2017
The Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted its “signature fund-raiser” – its annual Tea & Fashion Show 8 on 5th November, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Port of Spain. The event was well attended by friends, family and supporters of Rotary causes which includes: Promoting peace, fighting diseases, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene to communities, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies.
 
The event was opened by a live rendition of the National Anthem on steelpen, played by Kyle Ali, the son of the Club’s President–Elect, Terry Ali.  President Bashir Mohammed welcomed the guests and delivered a brief synopsis on the purpose of Rotary Foundation and the works of Rotary locally and internationally.
 
Radio personality Maria Sawh and comedian Kenneth Supersad were our hosts for the afternoon.  Our guests were serenaded by the melodious voices of Quattro Musica, Folk Dance performances by Interactor Kyla Horsford and the Artistic Dance Theatre, Belly Dancing by Raeanna Ramdhanie and modelling by Kids of Rotary whilst enjoying the sumptuous tea plates provided by Hyatt.
 
Featured fashion houses included Charu Lochan Dass, Zadd & Eastman, Kids Zone, Daronte, She Rocks and Judy’s Formal & Bridal. Their designs were showcased by the beautiful and elegant House of Jacqui models.  In addition to the numerous door prizes, our patrons vied for the fabulous raffle prizes sponsored by Florida Prime Properties, Caribbean Airlines, Magdalena Grand, Tradewinds Hotel and Madame Maharaj School of Cosmetology.
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town would like to extend its sincerest thanks to all of the gracious sponsors who contributed in a most tangible way in making this event a success and by extension making a difference in people’s lives.
 
 
 
TEA AND FASHION SHOW 8 – TEA DAZZLE Rhea Nobee 2017-11-06 04:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day:

Posted by Rhea Nobee on Oct 30, 2017
In recognition of World Polio Day on October 24th 2017, The Rotary Club of Princes Town embarked on a drive to inform the public of Rotary International’s participation in the eradication of Polio.   The event took place at Gulf City Mall, San Fernando from 3:00 pm where the Rotary Club of Princes Town joined live streaming of World Polio Day festivities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at Downtown Seattle, Washington U.S.A.
 
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for over 30 years, and continues to do so until the world is polio free . Only 11 new cases have been reported so far in 2017, located in the areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.   The upcoming movie “Breathe” is based on the true story of a polio survivor who became an advocate for others starring Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield. 
 
Rotarians and their Partners-in- Service shared knowledge verbally to shoppers at Gulf City Mall regarding Rotary worldwide; our Club’s involvement in the eradication of Polio and information on how to join Rotary and become a Rotarian.
 
Later that evening Rotarian Seunarine Sanmook graciously hosted the Club’s fellowship and meeting at his boardroom, overlooking the beautiful City of San Fernando.
 
 
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Joint Disaster Relief to the Recently Affected Flood Victims by Rotary Clubs of South Trinidad:
 

Posted by RHEA NOBEE on Oct 29, 2017
Four Rotary Clubs of The South Cluster District 7030 which includes Penal, San Fernando South, Pointe a Pierre and Princes Town collaborated in assisting recently affected residences of Avocat, Penal, San Francique and Barrackpore, flowing the recent severe flooding.  
 
Now in the aftermath of the severe flooding in these areas and in the midst of cleanup activities, the Rotary Clubs mobilized its members and supporters to provide assistance in the form of distributing cleanup supplies, basic medical supplies, personal hygiene kits to the affected residences. In addition, Rtn Dr Carlyn Rajnarinesingh conducted health assessment of each family while walking through the areas.
 
The Rotary Clubs in evaluating the situation, identified assisting the affected residences in the form of their medical needs, providing basic medical supplies such as vitamins, cold & cough syrup, ant-itch cream with basic cleaning supplies added value.
The Rotarians, Interactors and Partners-in-Service assembled at the home of Rotarian PDG Stephen Ramroop on Saturday, October 28, 2017 to pack the items for distribution. And again, on Sunday, October 29, 2017 the Rotary Club members gathered to conduct the distribution of the items as well as Rotarian Dr. Carlyn Rajnarinesingh volunteered her medical expertise and went door to door offering medical services to some residents in Barrckpore area.
 
Joint Disaster Relief to the Recently Affected Flood Victims by Rotary Clubs of South Trinidad:  RHEA NOBEE 2017-10-29 04:00:00Z 0

Community Divali Celebration
 

Posted by Rhea Nobee on Oct 19, 2017
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In keeping with Rotary’s 2017/2018 theme of “Making a difference”, the Rotary Club of Princes Town partnered with the Jones Street Community to celebrate Divali on Saturday October 14th, 2017.  It was indeed a perfect night for lighting deyas, with the blanket of stars above and the warm and welcoming atmosphere in Jones Street, Garth Road, Williamsville.
 
 The evening was dedicated to a late member of the community, Lawrence Gayadeen who was an active member of the Village Council, with his wife collecting a beautiful token on his behalf.
The celebration started from 4:00 pm with the Puja officiated by Pundit Rohidass, followed by the lightening of deyas at 6:00pm.   It was a compact programme that captured the crowd’s attention.   The program was conducted by the youth group where  attendees were treated to Bhajans, Invocational Dances, Poems, Tassa, Modelling of beautiful Indian wear, Pick a Pan game, a three-act skit and crowning of Junior and Senior Raja and Rani.
 
President Bashir Mohammed spoke on the significance of Divali and wished the community Shubh Divali after which Councillor Ms. Vashti Sookhoo thanked the Rotary Club of Princes Town for assisting in the funding of the Divali celebration and distribution of twenty hampers to needy families in the community.  Rotarian Capildeo also sang one of his favourite Bhajans whilst Rotarian Rhea selected the Junior and Senior Raja and Rani from the crowd. 
 
Guests enjoyed a tasty dinner of paratha roti, curry channa, pumpkin, bodi, curry mango and traditional sweets such as kurma and barfi.
The evening was well attended by the community who left at the end of the program very contented that the values and traditions of the community would be continued in the good hands of the younger generation.
 
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Divali at Namaste India

Posted by Rhea Nobee on Oct 09, 2017
The Rotary Club of Princes Town together with eight other Rotary Clubs joined the Rotary Club of Felicity/ Charlieville at their Divali Celebration at the Namaste India Restaurant in Freeport on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017.
 
President Geeta Lakhan of Felicity/Charlieville welcomed all Rotarians and their guests who partook of the delicious authentic Indian buffet provided by the restaurant. President Bashir Mohammed brought Divali greetings from our Club together with the Presidents of all Clubs represented at the event.  Also present were all Assistant District Governors for Trinidad and greetings were given on behalf of them by ADG Rabindra Outar.
 
Guests were entertained by the wonderful dances and serenaded by the melodious voice of Dale Ramjattan, lead singer of the Band Dil Se.  Pundit Gajendra Kumar gave the feature address on the meaning of Divali and the program culminated with the lighting of deyas by all Presidents and Assistant District Governors of the Rotary Clubs.
 
We thank the Rotary Club of Felicity/Charlieville for their warm hospitality and for allowing us the opportunity to forge new friendships with members of the other Clubs and look forward to more fellowship in the future.
 
 
Divali at Namaste India Rhea Nobee 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute Training

In keeping with the District’s commitment to improved training, District 7030 held its first set of RLI training for the new Rotary year in beautiful Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday 23rd September, 2017 and Sunday 24th September, 2017 at Goodwill Industries in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.  
 
The two day training sessions were co-ordinated by PDG and RLI Director  Hervé Honore and all the Assistant Governors of Trinidad, AG Rabindra Outar (North Clubs), AG Gary Williams (East Clubs), AG Lisa Francis (Central Clubs) and AG Vilma Bellamy (South Clubs).  The two day training sessions were facilitated by distinguished Rotarians of District 7030 namely DG Waddy Sowma, PDG Roger Bose, DGE Dominique Venere,  Natalie Gilles and PP Sonya Alleyne.  In attendance were twenty Rotarians from the RC Port-of-Spain, the RC Arima, the RC Sangre Grande, the RC Charlieville, the RC San Fernando, the RC San Fernando South, the RC Point Fortin and the RC Princes Town.
 
The feedback from participating Rotarians was superb – they thoroughly enjoyed the interactive learning style, and felt the entire two days were well organized and sessions were most informative.  The two-day event also created an opportunity for great fellowship with fellow Rotarians from all clubs throughout Trinidad and a few of their 7030 District Leaders. Many Rotarians left feeling energized and renewed to be of service to their clubs and the community at large
Rotary Leadership Institute Training Bashir Mohammed 2017-09-26 04:00:00Z 0

A Call For Peace

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Sep 22, 2017
The Rotary Club of Princes Town in collaboration with the Mayor of the City of San Fernando His Worship Junia Regrello and The Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago hosted “A Call For Peace” on 21st September 2017 in celebration of World Peace Day.
 
The Honourable Mr. Justice Vasheist Kokaram, Chairman of the Mediation Board of T&T delivered the feature address on the concept of a Peace City and special guest Rotarian Geoffrey Little of Sydney Australia, the present Dean of the Ambassadorial Chair of the Rotary District 9700 Peace Communities Programme presented to the audience the concept of Rotary Peace Cities/Communities and their establishment through this Rotary recognised programme. 
 
Highlights of the event were the creative performance in dance and on steel pan of Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” and the candlelit peace walk around Harris Promenade led by the Petrotrin Cadet Corps and District Governor Waddy Sowma, Club President Bashir Mohammed, Rotarian Geoffrey Little, Mayor Junia Regrello and Justice Vasheist Kokaram at the front line. 
 
 
 
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The Smiling Policeman visits City Of San Fernando

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Sep 18, 2017
In recognition of World Peace Day, The Rotary Club of Princes Town invited fellow Rotarian Mr. Geoffrey Little, also know as the Smiling Policeman, as part of a peace project to speak on the topic of how to establish Rotary Peace Communities/Cities.  Mr. Geoffrey Little visited the City of San Fernando where he directed traffic, visited schools and in collaboration with the Mayor of San Fernando and the Police Service spoke to the media about crime prevention and the Rotary peace program.
 
The Smiling Policeman visits City Of San Fernando Bashir Mohammed 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Eid Ul Adha at Union Village, Rio Claro

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Sep 17, 2017
On Saturday September 16, 2017, the Rotary Club of Princes Town sponsored an Eid-ul-Adha  programme at the Union Village Mosque Hall, Rio Claro.  The programme was open to all members of the community to enlighten them on the  meaning of Qurbani or sacrifice that is performed on Eid-ul-Adha.
 
Imam Shameed welcomed the packed audience and thanked the Princes Town Rotary Club for sponsoring the program.  He then introduced President Bashir Mohammed who spoke of Rotary’s commitment to making a difference in  their community.  The feature speaker, Maulana Atif Majeed, recounted the story of Abraham and Ismail and their selfless sacrifice in serving God. Hafiz Ismail Khan then eloquently recited verses of the Holy Qur’an.  The evening came to an end with the distribution of  twenty hampers to  deserving families and then all the invitees partook of the very tasty dinner provided by the  mosque.
 
 
 
 
Eid Ul Adha at Union Village, Rio Claro Bashir Mohammed 2017-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

RC Princes Town at Mediation Symposium

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Sep 14, 2017
The Rotary Club of Princes Town as peacemakers was pleased to be one of the collaborators for the 7th Annual Mediation Symposium hosted by the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago (“MBTT”), which took place during the 11th to 13th September 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain.
 
Over the three-day period the Club conducted a Rotary booth on site displaying information as to the upcoming World Peace Day celebrations on the 21st September 2017 which is being hosted by the Club in collaboration with MBTT and His Worship the Mayor of the City of San Fernando Mr. Junia Regrello.
 
Rotary booklets on peace and Rotary programmes that are geared towards youth involvement were shared with visitors to the booth over the three day period and a number of persons sought information as to Rotary and becoming a Rotarian.
 
RC Princes Town at Mediation Symposium Bashir Mohammed 2017-09-14 04:00:00Z 0

Scholarship Award, Birthday Wishes & Thank You  

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Sep 13, 2017
At our Club meeting on September 13, 2017, the Rotary Club of Princes Town awarded a  tertiary scholarship of $10,000.00 to Cervon Cooper who is in his last year at UWI pursuing his Medical Degree.
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town is committed to promoting education and endeavour to assist deserving students achieve their goal of completing their  studies.
 
President  Bashir expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the members of the Club for their hard work and support at the recent Chokha Fest fundraiser with a  cappuccino cheesecake for dessert on Wednesday September 13, 2017.
 
The Club also recognized the  birthdays of September with Rotarians  Vishnu
 
 
Scholarship Award, Birthday Wishes & Thank You Bashir Mohammed 2017-09-13 04:00:00Z 0

Joint Meeting with RC Pointe A Pierre

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Sep 07, 2017
The Rotary Club of Princes Town graciously hosted the Pointe-a-Pierre Club on September 6, 2017 at Canton Palace Restaurant, Cross Crossing San Fernando.
 
At this joint meeting, Rotarians had the opportunity to rekindle old friendships and make new ones.  President Bashir and President Bobby Indar reminisced about the camaraderie that existed between both Clubs and pledged to strengthen the bonds of Rotary between the Clubs.
 
Mr. Carl Ryan, a Mental Health Consultant and Founder of the Nicer Foundation enlightened the Clubs through a digital presentation on Mental Health and  Depression and promoted the  week of activities for Mental Health Day on October  10, 2017.
 
Joint Meeting with RC Pointe A Pierre Bashir Mohammed 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0

Chokha Fest 2017 - San Fernando Hill

 

On Saturday 26th August, 2017, the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted its 24th Annual Chokha Fest at the grounds of the picturesque San Fernando Hill. 
 
Patrons enjoyed a variety of tasty traditional East Indian choka dishes accompanied with hot sada roti (prepared and cooked on-site), fry bake and pepper roti served by Rotarians, their Partners-In-Service, potential Rotarians and friends of the Club.
 
 
 
 
Chokha Fest 2017 - San Fernando Hill   Bashir Mohammed 2017-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Family Day 2017

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Aug 07, 2017
On Sunday August 6th 2017, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held their annual Family Day at the Block 2 PlayPark in Palmiste.  Rotarians and their families and friends together with potential Rotarians started the afternoon off with lunch comprising a vast array of dishes and desserts.
 
The lavish menu consisted of fried rice, bbq chicken, macaroni salad, potato salad, boiled corn, oil down, stewed chicken, curry duck, curry goat, channa and potato, curry mango and roti.
 
 After lunch Rotarians were entertained with a live performance by Phillip Murray better known as Black Sage, an extempo connoisseur.  Black Sage engaged his audience by accepting topics on which he created his extempo verses on the spot.  He had the Rotarians in stiches with the picong in his performances which were based on current events in the country.
 
The afternoon was spent with Rotarians engrossed in games of All Fours and their children taking advantage of the sunny afternoon to engage in both indoor and outdoor sports and activities.  At the end of the evening, the smiling faces on the tired children were tantamount to the success of a day well spent with friends and family.
 
Rotary Family Day 2017 Bashir Mohammed 2017-08-07 04:00:00Z 0

Medical Outreach - St Mary's Village Moruga

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Jul 30, 2017
The Rotary Club of Princes Town accepted a request from the Police Support Group in St. Mary’s Moruga to host a medical clinic at the St. Mary’s Government Primary School on Sunday July 30th, 2017 to assist those affected by the closure of the Health Facility in the area. Members of the Police Support Group together with Councillor for the Hindustan/St. Mary’s area Michelle Benjamin assisted in mobilizing residents in need of medical care and counseling. 
 
Medical Outreach - St Mary's Village Moruga Bashir Mohammed 2017-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON DENGUE & CELEBRATION OF EMANCIPATION DAY
 

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Jul 26, 2017
After an exciting start to the Rotary Year with the celebration of “Eid Ul Fitr” at its first meeting the Club at its last meeting in July 2017 celebrated Emancipation Day. 
 
Foundation Director Crystal Harper delivered a power point presentation which touched on the history of slavery in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean and the later emancipation of slaves through the Emancipation Bill which came into force on the 01st August 1834 sharing with our membership that on August 1, 1985, Trinidad and Tobago became the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
 
Rtn. Crystal’s presentation further showcased key aspects of African culture as reflected in their song, dance, clothing, festivals and traditions all practiced in Trinidad and Tobago to today while members enjoyed a delightful buffet of provisions and stew chicken prepared by Canton Palace Restaurant in celebration of the occasion.
 
The evening was made special too by the presentation of Dr. Ravi Maharaj titled “Defend against Dengue” on the prevalence of dengue fever in Trinidad and Tobago and elsewhere. 
 
Dr. Maharaj shared with members the various methods they can adopt to prevent contracting dengue fever and various remedies used to treat dengue.  While Dr. Maharaj was unable at this stage to give details of his own research/potential cure which is engaging the attention of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation the Club was appreciative of the knowledge he imparted.
 
 
SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON DENGUE & CELEBRATION OF EMANCIPATION DAY  Bashir Mohammed 2017-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Medical Outreach - Barrackpore Community

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Jul 23, 2017
The Rotary Club of Princes Town in its continued efforts to Make a Difference as per the Rotary International Theme for 2017-2018 conducted a medical clinic at Vickar’s Ranch in Barrackpore on Sunday July 23rd, 2017 to assist those affected in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Brett. This area was targeted because of the widespread flooding coupled with the closure of the Health Center in Rochard Douglas Road.
 
 
Medical Outreach - Barrackpore Community Bashir Mohammed 2017-07-23 04:00:00Z 0

Club's Eid 2017 Observance 

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Jul 13, 2017
The Club started its year of Rotary "Making a Difference" with the celebration of the festival of Eid Ul Fitr at its first regular meeting, held at the residence of Rotarian Hafiz and partner in service Laura. 
 
The meeting was called to order by Sgt. Terry Ali and after an excellent rendition of the National Anthem by child of Rotary Kyle Ali on steel pan who was joined by child of Rotary Saheli Ali in a beautiful vocal rendition of the National Anthem, chair for the afternoon Dir Rishi Ramlogan took carriage of the programme.  
 
Special guest speaker Imam Nizam Mohammed delivered a religious prayer at the start followed by an Eid message from President Bashir who also thanked members for their recent efforts at the Williamsville outreach and reminded members of upcoming projects. 
IPP Debbie Roopchand took the opportunity to thank members for their support at the recently concluded handover ceremony, wish everyone a productive Rotary year and to present Rotarians Amraz Alibocas and Rhea Nobbee with tokens of appreciation at the event for their dedicated service during the last Rotary year.

Club's Eid 2017 Observance Bashir Mohammed 2017-07-13 04:00:00Z 0

RC Princes Town assists in Bret's aftermath

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Jul 03, 2017
Tropical Storm Brett made landfall in Southern Trinidad and Tobago on May 19th, 2017 leaving behind many residents displaced from their homes due to damage from high winds and floods. The residents of Kent St., and Coconut Drive, Williamsville were no different, having much of their household items washed away by the high flood waters.
 
Now in the aftermath of the storm and in the midst of cleanup activities, the Rotary Club of Princes Town mobilized its members and supporters to provide assistance in the form of distributing cleanup supplies, basic medical supplies, personal hygiene items to over 65 families. In addition, a team of doctors were mobilized to conduct a health assessment of each family.
 
The Rotarians and Partners-in-Service assembled at the home of Rotarian Rishi Ramlogan on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 to pack the items for distribution. and again, on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, along with the doctors to conduct the distribution of the items as well as conduct the medical health assessment.
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town would like to extend its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the efforts by its members, their families, the team of doctors – Dr. Ronald Gobin, Dr. Carlyn Rajnarinesingh, Dr. Kiran Premanand, Dr. Prem Premanand and Dr. Mariyah Shah and to the various companies that donated some of the items. These included Len Hap Supermarket, Parkway Pharmacy, Interchem limited, Massy Distribution, Smith Robinson & Company and Anthony P Scott Limited. Assistance from the community were also provided by the COSMOS Sports Club, Councillor for the area – Ms Vashti Sookoo and the management of the Williamsville Community Centre.
 
 
RC Princes Town assists in Bret's aftermath Bashir Mohammed 2017-07-03 04:00:00Z 0

Princes Town Rotary Club has a new President

Posted by Bashir Mohammed on Jul 01, 2017
On June 30th, 2017, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its 24th handover ceremony at the auditorium of Gulf View Community Centre, Recreation Drive, Gulf View, La Romain where with the usual pomp and fanfare, outgoing President Debbie Roopchand handed over the leadership reigns to incoming President Bashir Mohammed.
 
After the formal handover, President Bashir launched his year by introducing a Corporate Profile showcasing the Club’s 24 years of our charitable work and used Rotary motivational videos to urge the membership in continuing to support the upcoming activities of the new Rotary Year 2017-2018. Members were encouraged to embrace RI theme “Making A Difference” in all our activities through the new Rotary year as we seek to improve the lives of the less fortunate in our society. The new Board of Directors was then introduced to the audience in the usual style and fanfare.
 
 
Guests were treated to beautiful renditions of ‘One Voice’ and ‘Tomorrow’ performed by the children of Rotarian Hafiz Ali – 9 year old Rehan and 7 year old Saheli. These selections, while delivered with style and yet humility of young children reminded all guests of the importance of being a single yet important voice that can make a difference in improving the world we live in therein creating a better tomorrow for all.
 
Outgoing President Debbie did a remarkable presentation in recapping all the projects and activities completed within the year 2016-2017 and publicly recognized her Board of Directors and those Rotarians that went above and beyond the call. Perfect Attendance recognition awards were issued to Rotarians Vilma Bellamy, Rudolph Ali, Hassim Ali, Bashir Mohammed and Terrance Gopaul. Special recognition for outstanding contributions were issued to Rotarians Seunarine Sanmook and Rhea Nobbee as well as Honorary Rotarian Peter Chang. Rotarian Rudolph Ali capped the ‘Rotarian of the Year Award’’ while Rotarian Delicia Maharaj capped the ‘Spirit of Rotary’ Award. The Community Service Award was granted to the President of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago – Phillip Metivier. Paul Harris Fellows, the most prestigious Rotary Award were issued to Rotarians Vilma Bellamy and Rudolph Ali and the son of Rotarian Hassim Ali – 12 year old Master Kyle Ali who offered splendid renditions as a young talented pannist at almost every function held by the club. Dr Amit Paryag also received a Paul Harris Fellow along with Partner-in-Service Laura Ali for her tireless efforts in supporting the public relations efforts of the club. In her final act of “Rotary Serving Humanity”, a cheque of $10,000.00 was presented to the Rotary Club of Penal to support the relief efforts in Woodland, South Trinidad.
 
Outgoing President Debbie’s year climaxed by the serenading of the audience with the harmonious voice of Andre Mangatal singing Andre Bocelli’s “Time to say goodbye”.
 
 
Princes Town Rotary Club has a new President Bashir Mohammed 2017-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School 1st Handover Ceremony

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Jun 24, 2017

First Presidential Havdover Ceremony for the Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School

As the sponsor club for the Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School our club was pleased to join them today, which marked exactly one year since their charter on 24 June 2016 to celebrate with them a successful year in existence and to welcome their incoming Board.

Our Club's President Debbie Roopchand congratulated President Alyssa Francis on her Club's remarkable achievements during their first year and urged incoming President Kyrie Rampersad to follow in her predecessor's footsteps.

It was a wonderful occasion for all who attended the event as President Alyssa showcased their club's many successes in video and slideshow presentations.

Incoming President Kyrie Rampersad shared her aim of focusing on the development of family in the upcoming year.

President Debbie Roopchand closed her address to the audience in the words of Mahatma Ghandi:
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" urging interactors present to lose themselves in the upcoming year in the service of others.

Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School 1st Handover Ceremony Debbie Roopchand 2017-06-24 04:00:00Z 0

International Conference - Atlanta 2017

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Jun 11, 2017

Rotary International's international conference took place in Atlanta where approximately 42,000 Rotarians from around the world gathered to celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation during the period 11 June to 14 June 2017.

The Club's President Debbie Roopchand and incoming President Bashir Mohammed were among the many attendees from Diatrict 7030 who attended the conference.

With key speakers like RI's President John Germ, Bill Gates, Andrew Young, the CEO of Cocoa Cola and many more brilliant presenters the conference was educational, informative and wonderful fellowship for all who attended.

International Conference - Atlanta 2017 Debbie Roopchand 2017-06-11 04:00:00Z 0

Petty Civil Claims

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Jun 07, 2017
Presentation on bringing claims in the Petty Civil courts by Attorney at Law Rotarian Crystal Harper at the Club's regular meeting of the 07 June 2017.
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Inhouse presentation on Nutrition

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on May 24, 2017

Informative presentation on Nutrition

At the club's regular meeting of the 24 May, 2017 our inhouse Rotarian Delicia Maharaj did an excellent presentation on nutrition advising members as to means by which they can regulate their weight and on healthy eating habits so as to avoid some of the popular diseases in our society such as diabetes, hypertension and coronary diseases. Delicia's presentation was well received by members.

Inhouse presentation on Nutrition Debbie Roopchand 2017-05-24 04:00:00Z 0

Feature presentation on fraud

Joint meeting of 5 Clubs, Inductions and Feature Speaker from the TTPS on Fraud

On Wednesday 17 May 2017 the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted its 5th and largest joint meeting for the Rotary year by partnering with the Rotary Clubs of Central Port of Spain, Point Fortin, San Fernando and San Fernando South for the meeting.

Presidents Debbie Roopchand, Charmaine Callender, Robert Qui, Faraz Hosein and Tessa Solomon all brought greetings on behalf of their respective clubs and shared with the audience some of the recent activities engaging the attention of their clubs.

Highlights of the afternoon were:

The presentation on Fraud in T&T by the Head of the TTPS Fraud Squad Senior Superintendent of Police Totaram Dookhie and his team who brought home to attendees the prevalence of fraud in Trinidad and Tobago and the limited resources in place to win the battle against fraud,

Presentation of project RARE by Caron Asgarali with whom the Rotary Club of Princes Town had recently partnered with to raise awareness on the effect of gun violence, and

The inductions of two new members into the fold of the Rotary Club of Point Fortin.

The evening was enjoyed by the 80 plus attendees who engaged in great Rotary fellowship.

Feature presentation on fraud Debbie Roopchand 2017-05-17 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Celebrates Women

Posted by Hafiz Ali on May 12, 2017

ROTARY CELEBRATES WOMEN

On Friday 12th May 2017, the Rotary Club of Princes Town partnered with the group Women Encouraging Women, founded by Keisha Alexander and Kezia Figaro, in their “Give A Helping Hand-bag” drive to distribute handbags filled with toiletries to women in need across the country. This was the group’s Mother’s Day initiative to collect used handbags, fill them with products frequently used by women and distribute to those in need.

In keeping with one of Rotary International’s areas of focus which seeks to improve the lives of Women and Children, the Rotary Club of Princes Town was able to collect and fill over 100 hand-bags which were delivered to the group for distribution. Special thanks to Rotarians Terry, Hafiz, partner in service Laura and children of Rotary Kyle and Rehan for their help in filling the hand-bags.

President Debbie Roopchand, Rotarian Hafiz and partner in service, Laura were on hand to assist with the drop off of the hand-bags to group members Natalie Ramjohn and Jowella Williams.

 

Rotary Celebrates Women Hafiz Ali 2017-05-12 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrating the Club's 24 Anniversary

Celebrating the club's 24th anniversary

May 07th 2017 marked the club's 24th anniversary since its charter from Rotary International and at the club's regular meeting of the 10 May 2017 Rotarians celebrated the event by taking a trip down memory lane through viewing the club's photo archives and having cake and ice cream.

After the regular business of the meeting which involved a presentation on Rotary Logos by the Club's inhouse Public Relations Director and the grant of financial assistance to medical student Cervon Cooper towards further assistance in completing his studies in medicine at the University of the West Indies, Rotarians spent the rest of the afternoon in the exchange of lively fellowship.

Celebrating the Club's 24 Anniversary Debbie Roopchand 2017-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

Promoting peace - say no to gun violence

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on May 07, 2017

PROMOTING PEACE: SAY NO TO GUN VIOLENCE

One of Rotary's 6 areas of focus is that of peace and conflict resolution and on the 07th May 2017 the Rotary Club of Princes Town partnered with Caron Asgarali, author and survivor of gun violence to assist with the hosting of project RARE in its efforts to promote peace.

Project RARE which is geared towards Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of gun violence and targets our youth in particular was hosted at the St. Joseph's Convent San Fernando auditorium and was open to members of the public.

The project covered the statistics as to gun violence and it's prevalence in Trinidad and Tobago and internationally and the physical effects, emotional effects, financial effects in coping with the aftermath of gun violence whether as a survivor, or as a family member, friend or colleague of a survivor.

Ms. Asgarali opened the programme with a poem that detailed the incident of her injuries and the Club's in-house Doctor Carlyn Rajnarinesingh covered in detail the effects of gun shot injuries physically with photographs that brought home to the audience how traumatic such an injury really is.

President Debbie Roopchand called for the audience to reject conflict as a way of life and to embrace peace, sharing with them that as Rotarians through service projects we take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, some of which are poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources and gave live examples of such work.

She highlighted gun violence internationally citing the 1996 Dunblane school massacre in the UK where 16 school children were murdered and the 2012 horrific shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown USA that killed at least 26 people, including 20 6 year old school children, noting that President Obama later described hearing the news of the Newtown shooting as his worse day as President.

In her call for peace she also gave examples at home in Trinidad and Tobago where in 2016, 15-year-old school student Joel Huggins was gunned down and in the said 2016, 15-year-old student Mark Richards and 17-year-old student Denilson Smith were both pulled out of a taxi and executed at gunpoint and encouraged the young people present in the audience to adopt peace as a way of life.

In closing President Debbie left the audience to digest the words of Eleanor Roosevelt who once said: “It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it" and she called for all present to work at achieving peace.

Promoting peace - say no to gun violence Debbie Roopchand 2017-05-07 04:00:00Z 0

Closing Ball - Hyatt Regency

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Apr 29, 2017

Closing ball - District 7030 Conference

All good things must come to an end - On Saturday 29 April 2017 the District 7030 conference came to a close in grand style at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom.

With excellent entertainment from The Alternative Quartet during dinner and later the band Karma Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Princes Town partied the night away in fine style.

Closing Ball - Hyatt Regency Debbie Roopchand 2017-04-29 04:00:00Z 0

District Conference 2017 - Hyatt Regency

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Apr 26, 2017

Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Princes Town participate at the 25th Conferece of District 7030 in this year where we celebrate our District achievements and clubs within it as well as 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.

From Wednesday 26 April 2017 Rotarians from the 17 countries falling within our District gathered for the initial two days of training for President and Secretaries elects which culminated in the official ceremony at NAPA on Thursday night at which a powerful and moving feature address was delivered by President of the Senate, Senator the Honorable Christine Kangaloo who declared the Conferece officially open.

The opening night was filled with live cultural performances by the Xavier sisters on string and a brilliant production featuring 3 Canal who brought the audience to their feet with their lively performance.

Over the first two days our club promoted it's cerebral palsy dental screening project on site, showcasing its efforts to make possible dental treatment to cerebral kids who cannot afford the same and engaged in exchanging and sharing flags with other Rotary Clubs.

The conference closes on the 29th April 2017.

District Conference 2017 - Hyatt Regency Debbie Roopchand 2017-04-26 04:00:00Z 0

Presentation on hypertension:

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Apr 19, 2017

Presentation on hypertension:

One of the benefits of being a club comprised of business and professional persons is that of being able to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our members.

The Club was fortunate to have one of its Rotarians, Doctor Carlyn Rajnarinesingh deliver to its membership on the 19 April 2017 a comprehensive presentation on hypertension covering key areas such as cause, effect and treatment.

Rotarian Carlyn's presentation was interactive and informative and through her use of power point slides and photographs the topic was made digestible to Rotarians who asked many a question.

The Club thanks Rotarian Carlyn for her excellent presentation and as part of its ongoing effort of bringing knowledge to its members through the use of the skills of its in-house members is pleased to indicate that the next topic to engage the Club's attention would be that of nutrition in May 2017.

Presentation on hypertension: Debbie Roopchand 2017-04-19 04:00:00Z 0

Contribution to Robert Village Hindu School

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Apr 12, 2017

Contribution to Robert Village Hindu School:

On the 12 April 2017 at the Club's regular meeting President Debbie Roopchand presented to the principal of the Robert Village Hindu School cheque in the sum of $2,500 as a contribution towards the school's hosting of the preliminary round of the annual Baal Vikaas competition in May 2017, which competition is geared towards the overall development of young persons.

As a past student of the school and participant as a student in the Baal Vikaas competition president Debbie also took the opportunity to make a personal contribution towards the event.

Contribution to Robert Village Hindu School Debbie Roopchand 2017-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Scholarship Grant

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Apr 12, 2017

Scholarship grant:

As part of its continued commitment towards assisting students who require financial assistance in order to pursue their tertiary level education the Rotary Club of Princes Town on the 12 April 2017 granted a scholarship in the sum of $10,000 to Geeta Seunarine who is presently pursuing her Bsc in Acturial Science at the University of the West Indies.

The club has granted a total of $80,000 in scholarships to tertiary level students for rotary year 2016-2017.

Scholarship Grant Debbie Roopchand 2017-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Bullfinch Competition to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Apr 02, 2017

Bullfinch competition to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation:

On Sunday 2nd April 2017 the Rotary Club of Princes Town ("the Club") partnered with the Naparima Bird Lovers Association ("the Association") in the hosting of their 8th annual Bird show at the Usine Ste Madeline ground, Trinidad to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation.

At sunrise bird lovers from throughout Trinidad and Tobago congregated with their bullfinch birds in hand to participate in the competition.

The show started at 7:00 a.m. with a rendition of the National Anthem on steel pan by child of Rotary Kyle Ali and greetings from Rotarian Seunarine Sanmook, current President of the Association and the Club's President Debbie Roopchand.

Both Presidents spoke of the good works of the Rotary Foundation in this its 100th year in existence and the importance of contributing financially to sustain the foundation.

As from the start of the competition the ground was filled with the sweet sounds of the birds who competed, meshed with the delighted exclamations of their owners when they won and the cheers from spectators in the crowd who looked on.

President Debbie Roopchand as well as Partner in service Selene Ali entered the competition and it was a victory for the Rotarian supporters as Partner in Service Selene took home the second place trophy in the three feet competition with winning bird "Devanand Gatu".

Another highlight of the competition was the raffle of a bird and cage on site which was won by one of the lucky spectators.

Subsequently, on the 19th April 2017 the Association's President Seunarine Sanmook delivered to President Debbie Roopchand the Association's contribution from the event of $3,800 TTD (being the equivalent of $536 USD) for the Club's donation to the Rotary Foundation in celebration of its centennial.

The Club records its thanks to President Sanmook and the Association for making possible a partnership which brought members from various communities together for such a worthwhile cause and also thanks its Foundation Director Amraz Alibocas and his team of Rotarians who assisted with the project.

Bullfinch Competition to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation Debbie Roopchand 2017-04-02 04:00:00Z 0

17th Annual Golf Tournament

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Mar 26, 2017

On Sunday 26th March 2017 the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted its 17th Annual Golf tournament at Petrotrin's Golf Course, Pointe-a-Pierre.

Registration opened at 8:00 am during which time breakfast was served and at 9:30 a.m. the 41 teams who participated set of on the golf course to a full day of golf. By the close of the afternoon players were in high spirits as they enjoyed an early dinner and drinks prior to the prize giving ceremony.

The first place went to the team sponsored by IR & H Enterprises Limited and they received the Raubin Harnarine challenge trophy which was presented to them by family members of deceased Rotarian and Charter member Raubin Harnarine who contributed significantly to the Club while a member and in whose memory the Club's annual golf tournament is hosted.

Second and Third place winners were sponsored by Len Hap & Co. and Kallco respectively.

President Debbie Roopchand thanked Club Administration Chair Rudolph Ali who coordinated the project and Rotarians who assisted in ensuring the events success. She expressed the Club's deep gratitude to Honorary Rotarian Peter Chang who is an avid golfer and who has given generously of his time year after year to assist the Club in successfully hosting its tournament.

President Debbie reminded golfers that through their participation and their sponsors generous donations they have contributed towards the Club being able to continue to assist individuals who are less fortunate and thanked them for their support.

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FEATURE SPEAKER JUSTICE VASHEIST KOKARAM AT JOINT MEETING

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Mar 22, 2017

JOINT MEETING, INDUCTION AND SPECIAL FEATURE SPEAKER JUSTICE VASHEIST KOKARAM

On Wednesday 22nd March 2017 the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted its 4th joint meeting for the Rotary year, on this occasion partnering with the Rotary Clubs of Penal, Point Fortin, Chaguanas and Felicity/Charlieville.

The evening opened with a live rendition of the National Anthem by Kyle Ali on the steelpan and a warm welcome by host President Debbie Roopchand to all present.

The club was privileged to have the Honourable Justice V. Kokaram, Judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago deliver his feature address on the topic “A blueprint for national development - A humanistic philosophy on the rule of law justice and peace: "Zombieland" or "La La Land"” which touched on one of Rotary’s 6 areas of focus “Peace and conflict resolution” and which was well received by all present.

The Judge’s presentation was interactive starting with the auction of a $20.00 bill in which the audience participated, with the live auction demonstrating the adversarial nature of the process. Attendees were invited by the Learned Judge to consider and question the fairness of process and outcome of the auction.

Using factual examples of situations where conflict is healthy so as to bring about change the audience was also asked to consider what are the drivers of negative conflict and whether we can embrace positive conflict. The Learned Judge imparted that Trinidad and Tobago is presently ranked 84 out of 163 countries on the Global Peace Index for 2016 and Rotarians were encouraged by him to keep up their efforts to achieve peace through their projects and activities.

In special attendance were District Governor Roger Bose and Assistant Governor Michael Kangaloo and the Rotary Club of Princes Town took the opportunity to inducted it’s 5th new member for the Rotary year, Pharmacist Ravi Ramanand, who was pinned by District Governor Roger Bose and enthusiastically welcomed as a Rotarian by all present.

The Presidents of each club in attendance brought greetings, and took the opportunity to highlight the major works and upcoming fundraisers of their respective clubs.

The evening was one of education, celebration and wonderful fellowship among all present.

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Further Dental Screening for Cerebral Palsy patients

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Mar 03, 2017

FURTHER DENTAL SCREENING FOR CEREBRAL PALSY PATIENTS

On Friday 03rd March 2017 the second session of dental screening for members of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago ("the Society") took place at the Special Needs Clinic of the UWI Dental School at Mount Hope, a clinic specially equipped and staffed to cater for the needs of patients with special needs.

This concluded a two day screening session which the Club had embarked upon in partnership with the UWI Dental School towards assisting members of the Society whom it recognized face challenges in affording the cost of dental services and in accessing dental services.

Over the two day period 27 cerebral palsy patients participated in the free dental screening.

The Club in continued partnership with the Dental School is now actively engaged in carrying out the treatment identified for the 21 patients at a significantly reduced cost through the dental school and for 6 patients who require treatment which is unavailable through the dental school through private practitioners in its efforts to ensure that all patients who accessed the screening receive the requisite follow up treatment.

The Club records its thanks to the UWI Dental School and staff for their ongoing commitment to the project and looks forward to the successful completion of it in the near future.

Further Dental Screening for Cerebral Palsy patients Debbie Roopchand 2017-03-03 04:00:00Z 0

Joint meeting, inductions and special guest speaker Independent Senator Taurel Shrikissoon

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Feb 22, 2017
JOINT MEETING, INDUCTIONS & SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER INDEPENDENT SENATOR TAUREL SHRIKISSOON
 
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 was a very special afternoon for the Rotary Club of Princes Town. 
 
The Club hosted its third joint meeting for the Rotary year, partnering with the Rotary Clubs of San Fernando and Ste. Augustine for an afternoon of Rotary fellowship where the Clubs celebrated the induction of new members and benefitted from the educational and informative feature address delivered by Independent Senator Taurel Shrikissoon.
 
At the start of the afternoon President Debbie Roopchand welcomed all present and gave a brief presentation of the Club’s involvement with the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago and it’s ongoing dental screening of the Society’s members. 
 
She was followed by Presidents Gary Williams of the Rotary Club of Ste. Augustine and Robert Qui of the Rotary Club of San Fernando who both expressed their delight in being part of the meeting and shared updates from their respective clubs. Assistant Governor Michael Kangaloo brought greetings on behalf of District 7030.
 
At the join meeting the Rotary Club of Princes Town inducted two new members, Delicia Maharaj and Selvon Ramroop with the classifications of Retail Pharmaceuticals and Software & Technology Engineering respectively into its fold and the official pinning of Rotarian Keshma who was earlier admitted to the membership of the Rotary Club of Ste. Augustine took place.
 
Feature speaker for the afternoon Independent Senator Taurel Shrikissoon delivered a powerful address during which he shared his perspective on the present financial status of the local economy, demonstrating through the use of factual data the extent to which Trinidad and Tobago is in debt, and identified to his captive audience ways in which private enterprises could manage the current economic downturn to their advantage.
 
The Senator’s presentation was dynamic, educational and informative and he engaged the audience through a short question and answer session at the end of his presentation. 
 
The afternoon featured live performances by Kyle Ali on the steel pan and traditional East Indian dancing by Selena Ali, both of whom delivered excellent performances, which were immensely enjoyed by all present.  
 
Rotarian Terrance Gopaul moved a vote of thanks on behalf of the Rotary Club of Princes Town and the meeting came to a close around 9:00 p.m. with members staying back to engage in fellowship thereafter.
 
Joint meeting, inductions and special guest speaker Independent Senator Taurel Shrikissoon Debbie Roopchand 2017-02-22 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Serving Humanity - Free Dental Screening for Cerebral Palsy patients

ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY - FREE DENTAL SCREENING FOR CEREBRAL PALSY PATIENTS
 
On the 17th February 2017 the Rotary Club of Princes Town (“the Club”) in pursuing the goal of securing dental treatment for members of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Society”) successfully partnered with the U.W.I. School of Dentistry as to the screening of 15 members of the Society at its Special Needs Clinic, Mount Hope.
 
This screening exercise was made possible through a collaboration, which elicited the willing co-operation and involvement of the Dental School.   The next stage of the project is due to take place on the 03rd March 2017 by which time it is intended that all 46 members of the Society would have been screened.  Thereafter based on the recommendations of the Dental School the Club intends as far as possible to provide financial assistance to the Society’s members towards securing their required dental treatment.
 
At 9:00 a.m. Rotarians, the Dental team and members of the Society assembled in the Special Needs Clinic, a clinic dedicated to the treatment of patients with special needs and manned by specially trained staff, for the start of the project. 
 
Dr. Dharmendra Rohit, the School’s Polyclinic Coordinator and direct liaison with the Club welcomed all present and called on Dr. William Smith Director (Ag) of the School of Dentistry to speak.  Dr. Smith spoke of the School’s delight in partnering with the Club to facilitate the screening of the patients through the Dental School.  
 
He was followed by the Club’s President Debbie Roopchand who spoke of the Club’s ongoing commitment towards assisting the members of the Society and in giving assistance to the Society’s members as to their dental needs. 
 
Both the Club and School recognised the importance of partnering in relation to this project with a common ideal of assisting not only those less fortunate in society among us but persons who are specially challenged and in need of dental services.
 
Mr. Phillip Metevier President of the Society expressed the Society’s sincere thanks to the Club and the Dental school for making it possible for the Society’s membership to access the Special Needs Clinic and its services at no cost to the Society, more so as many of its members are unable to afford the cost of private dental care and their caregivers face the challenge of having to wait with them for long periods to access these services through the public sector.
 
The Club expresses its appreciation for the involvement of its Rotarians and friends who attended the project to assist and to the entire dental team at Mount Hope who participated in ensuring the project’s success.  In particular, Doctors Tricia Percival (Lecturer in Child Dental health), Salvacion Barclay (Head of the Special Needs Clinic) and Professor Rahul Naidu Head of the Child Dental Health Clinic at the Dental School.
 
History:
As from July 2016 the Club engaged itself in several distributions of basic needs items to all members of the Society, partnering with them to conduct a full health fair in 2016 and treating its members at Christmas 2016. 
 
The Club through its involvement with the Society recognised the need for its members to access dental care and in its continuing objective to give assistance to the Society’s members have now partnered with the Dental School towards making this possible and today’s screening represents the beginning in achieving this goal.
 
Rotary Serving Humanity - Free Dental Screening for Cerebral Palsy patients DEBBIE ROOPCHAND 2017-02-17 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Valentine Fellowship

Posted by Hafiz Ali on Feb 15, 2017

Rotary Valentine Fellowship

On Wednesday 15th February 2017, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its first major fellowship for the year. The event was held at Rotarian Terry Ali’s home in San Fernando and was well attended by Rotarians, partners in service, children of Rotary and specially invited guests. Terry’s partner in service, Selene did a fantastic job with the décor which set the mood for a beautiful Valentine’s dinner.

Following a brief weekly meeting chaired by President Debbie Roopchand, we were all treated to a sumptuous dinner provided by Nic Nacks caterers. The real treat was the array of home-made desserts prepared by Rotarian Bashir and Terry’s partner in service, Selene. These included a cheesecake platter; home-made coconut ice-cream served from the pail, crème caramel and jello shots.

Rotarians then presented their partners in service and children with Valentine gifts courtesy the Club. The highlight of the night was when President Debbie took the mike and kicked off the Karaoke in fine style. This was followed by many other brave hearts that joined in the fun.

Some good laughs, great food and even better company sum up Rotary’s Valentine Fellowship.

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Centennial Celebration of Rotary Foundation

Posted by Hafiz Ali on Feb 08, 2017

Centennial Celebration of Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs and Rotary Clubs usually seek to make financial contributions out of their fundraising efforts to the Rotary Foundation in recognition of their duty to the Foundation to support its global efforts.

The Rotary Club of Princes Town (“the Club”) is one such Club and has financially supported the Rotary Foundation almost annually from the Club’s inception.

This year in celebration of the centennial of the Rotary Foundation the Club hosted a Rotary awareness afternoon at the Atrium of the Gulf City Mall in La Romaine on February 8th 2017 and took the opportunity via its multimedia projector screen to proudly display the work of the Rotary Foundation in videos and slideshows and distributed Rotary magazines and booklets on site to members of the public, with Rotarians sharing with the members of the public the good works of the Foundation as they stopped by and showed an interest in the display.

The Club’s celebration of this momentous event in the life of Rotary also included a medical and a membership drive. Rotarians and volunteers were on site and facilitated the medical screening of 125 citizens performing blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol testing. The Club also partnered with the South Regional Health Authority and vaccinated 90 persons for seasonal Influenza.

Rotary Foundation Director Amraz Alibocas ensured that Rotarians showed up in their numbers to discuss the good works of the Foundation with patrons and to coordinate the activities of the volunteers.

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RYLA ST. KITTS

Posted by DEBBIE ROOPCHAND on Feb 08, 2017

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) St. Kitts

The club is pleased to record that three students participated through it at the recently concluded District 7030 RYLA programme.

The participants were Interactors Alyssa Francis and Calyssa Francis both of the Princes Town West Secondary School Interact Club (whose sponsor club is the Rotary Club of Princes Town) and Akasia Augustine of St. Stephens College.

The attendance of Ms. Augustine was made possible through the financial contribution to the club by family members of deceased Rotarian Wayne Nanan who himself was a past student of St. Stephens College and who maintained throughout his involvement in Rotary a passion towards assisting in the development of youth through the RYLA programme (with Wayne having served in the recent past as the RYLA Chair) and towards assisting with the development of students attending his former college.

The students reported on having a rewarding and educational experience at the programme and the Club is pleased to have made this opportunity possible to them as it continues to support the development of youth within its locality.

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17th Annual Golf Tournament

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Jan 28, 2017

Registration is open for our 17th Annual Golf Charity Fundraiser - Petrotrin Golf Course - Sunday 26 March 2017

Through this fundraiser our Club funds many of its general charitable activities such as assisting fire victims, individuals who require medical, dental, surgical assistance as well as individuals in need generally and we encourage you to support our event by sponsoring a team of golfers to play for charity.

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Medical Outreach at Penal Rock Road, Moruga

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Jan 21, 2017

Rotary Serving Humanity - Rotary Club of Princes Town conducts comprehensive Medical Outreach at the rural community of Penal Rock Road, Moruga.

On Sunday 22nd January 2017 members of the Cub together with a full team of professional volunteers visited the rural community of Penal Rock Road, Moruga and conducted a comprehensive medical outreach programme for the benefit of 105 residents who attended the medical.

From 9am to 12 noon there was a steady flow of residents who took the opportunity to access free medical consultations, dental examinations, legal consultations, vision screening and dispensation of pharmaceutical items on site by a registered pharmacist.

Volunteer nurses administered 50 flu shots and 20 tetanus vaccinations to residents. Free blood sugar, cholesterol and hypertension testing were also done on site and the Club distributed 15 large bags of clothing to residents as well as toiletries.

It was observed that many of the residents suffered from high blood sugar levels, high cholesterol, were in need of glasses and required treatment for cavities. As far as was possible referrals for further treatment were made and individuals prescribed appropriate medication where necessary.

Poor diet appeared to play a significant role in relation to the conditions which patients presented.

The Club records its thanks to Service Projects Director Mrs. Vilma Bellamy for her dedication and hard work in making the project the success it was and thanks all Rotarians, partners in service, children and volunteers who lent their assistance on the day.

Special thanks is also given to resident of Penal Rock Road Lester Guevarro who approached the Club towards conducting the outreach and who assisted with transporting residents to the venue to access the various services.

The Club recognises the presence of President Faraz and Rotarian Dr. Sinead of the Rotary Club of San Fernando South who attended the project and assisted.

Medical Outreach at Penal Rock Road, Moruga Debbie Roopchand 2017-01-22 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Princes Town assists Sankar Family

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Jan 13, 2017

Rotary Serving Humanity - Rotary Club of Princes Town assists Sankar family:

On Saturday 15th January 2017 the Club delivered to the Sankar family of St. John's, a household with 7 children under 18, a washing machine, couch, bed, mirror and food hampers so as to assist the family with its basic needs. The Club records its thanks to friend of the Club Delicia Maharaj who assisted in having the furniture/appliance items donated to the Club for distribution.

Rotary Club of Princes Town assists Sankar Family Debbie Roopchand 2017-01-14 00:00:00Z 0

Celebrating Christmas with the children of the Cerebral Palsy Society of T&T

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Dec 16, 2016

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHILDREN OF THE CEREBRAL PALSY SOCIETY OF T&T

On Saturday the 17th December 2016 our Rotarians attended the Society's Christmas Party which was held under tents at the Ministry of Agriculture compound Chaguanas and spent some time with the children of the society and their parents, who as a result of the Club's ongoing contact with them have become friends of our Club.

President Debbie Roopchand took the opportunity to wish the Society every success in its continued efforts to assist its members, urging them to be safe over the Christmas period and expressed her pleasure in the Club being able to provide the 43 members of the Society with a month's supply of basic items yet again.

The Club in an effort to bring Christmas cheer distributed fleecy blankets and stuffed toys to each child of the society. These items were donated by Dianne & Nyiara Persad of New York.

This was the Club's last project for the year and Rotarians left the venue feeling a sense of satisfaction.

History:
As from the 13th August 2016 when the Club first partnered with the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago to conduct a health fair at Naparima Boys College San Fernando, the Club expressed an interest in helping the children of the Society who as a result of their condition are in most instances totally dependent on third parties as to their every need.

On that occasion the Club distributed pampers and basic toiletry items to the children, most of whom resided in single income earning households as there was the need for one parent to stay at home with the children. Almost all the households reported facing challenges financially in affording the special care such as physiotherapy and speech therapy required by CP children.

The Club in October and November 2016 repeated the distribution of basic items to seek to alleviate some of the financial burden faced by the parents.

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Celebrating Christmas with the children of the Cerebral Palsy Society of T&T Debbie Roopchand 2016-12-16 04:00:00Z 0

Bringing Christmas Cheer to Princes Town

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Dec 14, 2016

BRINGING CHRISTMAS CHEER TO PRINCES TOWN:

On Thursday 15th December 2016 the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted a 3-hour Christmas concert at the Triangle Princes Town.

The concert started a little after 4:00 p.m. and President Debbie Roopchand who chaired the concert spoke of the Club’s delight in being able to put together the show at no cost to the members of the public in an effort to bring them Christmas cheer.

The evening was filled with a wide variety of musical performances including live steel pan performances and renditions of Christmas carols.

Musical highlights were the performances by the Moruga Secondary School parang band who won the secondary schools parang competition three times in a row and Christmas carols by the little children of Maharaj School of Music.

Children who attended the concert were absolutely delighted to receive treat bags from our very own Mrs. Claus, Rotarian Zobida Ragbirsingh who shared the spirit of Christmas with them.

The concert wrapped up a little after 7:00 pm as members of the audience begged for further performances by child of Rotary Kyle Ali who brought the show to a close.

The Club is truly grateful to its Service Projects Director Ms. Vilma Bellamy for all her efforts in successfully co-ordinating this project.

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Club Christmas Party 2016

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Dec 09, 2016
Club Christmas Party:
 

The Club's annual Christmas party hosted by President Debbie Roopchand at the Gulf View Community Centre on Saturday 10 December 2016 was a memorable evening for all who attended. The evening started with a sumptuous dinner provided by Nick Nacks Catering followed by delicious desserts from Sweet & Savoury Desserts. President Debbie took the opportunity to thank Rotarians for the support and dedication they showed over the past 6 months and to wish everyone a joyous Christmas season. The evening was filled with live entertainment by Levantamientos parang band, Samsara D Band, violinist Tracy Scott, pannist Kyle Ali, songs by Rehan and Saheli Ali and Rotarians and guests danced the night away to the wonderful entertainment.

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Christmas Cheer to the residents of Samuel Cooper Trace, Moruga

Rotary Serving Humanity – the Rotary Club of Princes Town brings Christmas cheer to the residents of Samuel Cooper Trace, Moruga.

On 4th December 2016, on a small playing field in Moruga the Rotary Club of Princes Town conducted its annual Christmas treat at Samuel Cooper Trace. The Club distributed toys and treat bags to 191 children and hampers to 12 residents.

The afternoon started with live entertainment by children of the community who sang and danced to the delight of all who attended. The live entertainment was followed by greetings from President Debbie Roopchand who expressed her thanks to the community for its warm welcome to the Club, spoke of the Club’s dedication to assisting those in need and its delight in being able to bring Christmas cheer to the residents of the community through this project.

Santa Claus made a guest appearance and distributed the treat bags and toys to the excited children who waited patiently to receive their gifts from Santa as lively parang music played in the background.

The Club records its thanks to Service Projects Director Vilma Bellamy for her successful organisation and co-ordination of the project as well as all Rotarians, partners in service and children who attended and supported the project.

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Rotary Club of Princes Town Grants $75,000 to students to pursue tertiary studies

SERVICE ABOVE SELF - ROTARY CLUB OF PRINCES TOWN GRANTS $75,000.00 TO STUDENTS TO PURSUE TERTIARY STUDIES

On Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Pointe-a-Pierre and with District Governor Roger Bose in attendance, the Rotary Club of Princes Town awarded a total of $75,000.00 to 9 students towards assisting them in pursuing their tertiary level studies. The students were past students of schools which fall under the Club’s jurisdiction - Biche High School, Tableland High School, Moruga Secondary School, Princes Town West Secondary School, Cowen Hamilton Secondary School and St. Stephens College.

The recipients were Rehanna Ramharack (ABE Level 4), Jerome Campbelle (BSc Sports Studies), Shinika Taylor (BSc Public Sector), Emmanuel Pierre (BSc Biology), Sunita Sumchan (BSc Medicine), Cervon Cooper (BSc Medicine), Amy Ganpat (Doctor of Vetinerary Medicine), Amy Rambarran (Pharmacy Assistant) and Nicole Farrell (Actuarial Science).

At the presentation ceremony President Debbie Roopchand spoke of the Club’s commitment to assisting the youths of today who would be our leaders tomorrow with their educational advancement and wished the awardees every success with their studies.

Recipients Amy Ganpat, Amy Rambarran and Nicole Farell who attended St. Stephens College were awarded the “Wayne Nanan Scholarship” so named in memory of Rotarian Wayne Nanan a charter member of the Rotary Club of Princes Town and former student of St. Stephens College who passed away last year in recognition of Rotarian Wayne’s long and outstanding contribution to the Club during his lifetime and his passion and commitment towards his former Alma Mata.

The scholarships to the students of St. Stephens College totalled $20,000.00 and was contributed to by Rotarian Wayne’s wife Aneela Seunath and sons Dr. Stefan Nanan and Adrian Nanan who were present at the meeting and presented the cheques to the deserving students.

Proceeds from the Club’s recently concluded Chokha Fest in August 2016 were used towards funding the scholarship awards and the Club thanks it’s many supporters of this event through whom the grant was made possible.

Rotary Club of Princes Town Grants $75,000 to students to pursue tertiary studies Debbie Roopchand 2016-11-22 04:00:00Z 0

Night Out

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Nov 19, 2016

Night out at Rotary Club of San Fernando's annual parang at Cranboulay restaurant, San Fernando:

As we all raise funds to support our various Club projects members of the Rotary Club of Princes Town spent some time on the 20 November 2016 at the Rotary Club of San Fernando's annual parang in support of their fundraiser.

L to R: IPP Jerrine of Rotary Club of San Fernando and Rotarians Crystal, Vilma, Zobida, President Debbie and friend Nancy
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Princes Town West Secondary School Health Fair

Posted on Nov 14, 2016

Assisting our Interactors at Princes Town West Secondary School's health fair:

On the 15 November 2016 our Rotarians partnered with the Interact students of the Princes Town West Secondary School to assist with the School's health fair. Our inhouse Doctor Ronald Gobin was on site to give medical advice where necessary. Our diabetes specialist Zobida Ragbirsingh who presently sits as as the Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation had a DATT booth on site and also assisted with the health fair.

Princes Town West Secondary School Health Fair Debbie Roopchand 2016-11-14 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrating 100 Years of the Rotary Foundation

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Nov 12, 2016

CELEBRATE – 7th Annual Tea and Fashion Show

The Club's 7th annual Tea and Fashion show, Celebrate, was held on Sunday, November 13th 2016 at the Hyatt Trinidad. This year’s event was extra special as we also celebrated 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.

As usual, this event was well attended by friends and supporters of Rotary. The event opened with a live rendition of the National Anthem on steelpan by Kyle Ali and guests were treated to a warm welcome by Club President Debbie Roopchand. Past District Governor Ms Lara Quentrall-Thomas delivered a very poignant feature address which highlighted the great work of the Rotary Foundation.

The event was chaired by the beautiful and entertaining Nikki Crosby, with some help from our very own Rotarian Hafiz Ali. While enjoying their delicious Tea plates, guests were serenaded by Roger Salloum’s Trio featuring vocalist Carol Jacobs as well as American Violinist Tracy Scott and they were delighted by the dance moves of Xtreme Breakers.

The highlight of the evening was of course the beautiful, exotic designs from our top local designers displayed by the lovely House of Jacqui models. The Club took the opportunity to honour Jacqueline Koon How owner of House of Jacqui with a Paul Harris Recognition for her unwavering support of this event since its inception.

The fantastic Raffle and Door prizes also added to the excitement of the evening.

Special thanks to all who attended and helped us to raise much needed funds. We are also grateful to everyone who took part in the show and worked to make the evening truly memorable. See you next year!

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Interactor's Beach Cleanup at Moruga

Beach cleanup at Moruga beach:

On Saturday 5th November 2016 in celebration of World Interact Week students of the Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School under the leadership of their President Alyssa Francis engaged in a beach clean up at the Moruga beach.

The 30 plus Interactors cleaned and repainted the St Peters and Christopher Columbus monuments, which were in poor condition and cleared the areas surrounding the monuments of overgrown bush and garbage. The students also cleared a lot of debris and rubbish from the beachfront, all in an effort to clean up the area and beautify it for the benefit of members of the Moruga Community and visitors to the area.

The Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School was chartered on the 24th June 2016 through its sponsor Club the Rotary Club of Princes Town and Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Princes Town were on site to assist and give guidance to the Interactors as they executed their first project geared towards benefiting a community.

Interactor's Beach Cleanup at Moruga Debbie Roopchand 2016-11-04 04:00:00Z 0

Continuing work with Cerebral Palsy children

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Nov 04, 2016

Continuing work with the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago

As the Club continues to strive to fulfill this year's theme of "Rotary Serving Humanity", on Saturday 5th November 2016 under the leadership of President Debbie Roopchand it conducted its third distribution of basic monthly supplies to the children of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago.

The distribution took place at the KPA Primary School, Chase Village where the Society meets on a monthly basis with its membership within a small classroom, using infant desks and benches as best they can, as they have been unable despite many efforts to obtain the use of a venue which is properly equipped to support their members' needs.

While the parents of the children of the Society continue to be faced with major challenges such as their inability to afford physical therapy, speech therapy, and daytime care for their children, more than one parent expressed their thanks to the Club for its assistance which allows for them to use the money they would have had to spend on these items towards other pressing needs for their children.

At the meeting there was a beautiful performance by the children of the Girl Guides Association of Trinidad and Tobago who took the time out to perform a parang song as well as other songs for the children so as to bring some cheer to their day.

Continuing work with Cerebral Palsy children Debbie Roopchand 2016-11-04 04:00:00Z 0

Community Diwali Function - Glud Road Tableland

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Oct 21, 2016

CELEBRATING DIVALI WITH THE RESIDENTS OF GLUD ROAD TABLELAND

On Saturday 22nd October 2016 the Club as part of its ongoing efforts to assist communities under its jurisdiction, partnered with the Glud Road Community, Tableland to celebrate the occasion of Divali.

The celebrations started off with the conduct of prayers and lighting of deeyas at 6:00 p.m. At the start of the programme President Debbie Roopchand expressed her delight at being in her hometown of Tableland and brought Divali greetings behalf of the Club.

The evening’s entertainment included the performance of religious songs with live instrumental accompaniment. A group of young female dancers executed a beautiful dance segment in the open air on the roadway and the residents to the delight of all attendees performed an interesting play made up on the spot, which focused on the use of alcohol and domestic violence. Rotarians also assisted in the selection of the Community's Divali Queen little Priya and her crowning was one of the highlights of the evening.

The Club who had given the Community a financial contribution of $2,000.00 towards the staging of the event, took the opportunity to treat over 45 children of the community with gifts and treat bags and distributed 10 Divali hampers to residents.

Community activist Deochan Ragoonanan who was instrumental in the staging of the event reported that since the Club’s hosting of a Divali programme with the Community 4 years ago, they had not celebrated Divali in this manner and it was as a result of the Club’s generosity this year they were able to do so again.

The Club sincerely thanks its Service Projects Director Vilma Bellamy for her successful coordination and execution of this project and all the Rotarians who attended and lent their support.

Community Diwali Function - Glud Road Tableland Debbie Roopchand 2016-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

Club Divali Celebration - Nia Valley Ranch, Princes Town

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Oct 20, 2016

Club Divali celebration - Nia Valley Ranch Princes Town

On Friday 21st October 2016 the Club hosted its annual Divali celebration at Nia Valley Ranch, Princes Town.  The event was well attended by Rotarians, their family members, friends and some of the members of the business community of Princes Town. 
 
After the lighting of deeyas the programme, which was chaired by, Past President Jamir Ousman opened with a live rendition of the National Anthem on the steelpan by Kyle Ali. 
 
President Debbie Roopchand highlighted to the audience some of the good works carried out by the Club and made public the Club’s recent donation of $7,500 USD towards Haiti in recognition of the need to assist those in need, not only at a national level, but also at an international level.
 
District Governor Roger Bose brought greetings on behalf of the District and shared some of his experiences during his term of office. 
 
It was a very special night for the Club as it inducted Dr. Carlyn Rajnarinesingh, a medical doctor presently employed at the Princes Town District Health Facility Emergency Department into its fold. Dr. Rajnarinesingh expressed her delight at joining the Club. 
The afternoon’s performances included a dance by Stephanie Chadee, musical interlude by Kyle Ali on the keyboard, traditional song by Rotarian Capildeo Beharry and a beautiful duet by children of rotary Rehan and Saheli Ali.  The children of rotary also performed a poetry recitation on Divali and later modelled their beautiful outfits.
 
A tasty dinner of traditional east Indian dishes and sweets for dessert was enjoyed  by all who attended. 
 
After dinner Pundit Surendra Maharaj delivered an enlightening discourse on the importance of Divali.  The evening came to a close with the vote of thanks by Rotarian Hafiz Ali and the lighting of wish lanterns in the carpark as attendees reflected on the occasion before their departure. 
 
Special thanks is given to Mr. Carl Hoi Pong owner of Nia Valley for the use of the venue and his ready assistance in ensuring the event’s success and to Rotarian Vishnu Seetaram and his committee who worked diligently towards making the evening as memorable as it was.
 
 
 
 
Club Divali Celebration - Nia Valley Ranch, Princes Town Debbie Roopchand 2016-10-20 04:00:00Z 0

Community Eid Treat 2016

Rotary Eid Treat

In keeping with Rotary’s theme of Service to Humanity, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held an Eid treat at the Piparo ASJA Masjid on Sunday 18th September 2016.

Imam Mohammed of the Piparo Masjid warmly welcomed the Rotary Club of Princes Town and thanked them for their generosity and service. He chaired the brief function which entailed the children of the masjid doing several Islamic prayers and songs. President Debbie Roopchand then gave a brief message following which treat bags and gifts were given to all children present.

Hampers for distribution were also presented to the Imam to be distributed to members of the community.

There were several Rotarians, partners in service and children of Rotary on hand to assist with the distribution of gift bags.

Community Eid Treat 2016 Hafiz Ali 2016-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

Presentation to NLCB

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Sep 14, 2016

Presentation to NLCB

On Thursday 15 September 2016 President Debbie Roopchand presented Rotary International's Certificate to Chairman of the National Lotteries Control Board Mr. Marvin Johncilla in recognition of the contribution of $1,000 USD contributed by the Club to Rotary International's Polio Eradication Fund in NLCB's name. The contribution was made from proceeds of NLCB's donation to the Club's annual Tea and Fashion Event to recognise NLCB's generosity as well as to support Rotary's global aim for over three decades viz the Eradication of Polio worldwide.

Presentation to NLCB Debbie Roopchand 2016-09-14 04:00:00Z 0

Board meeting with DG Roger Bose & South Club Fellowship

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Aug 31, 2016

Board meeting with DG Roger Bose & South Clubs fellowship:

Thursday September 1st 2016 was an active Rotary day for the Club. The day commenced with our Board meeting with DG Roger Bose at Caribel and ended with a gathering of the 6 south Clubs at Tradewinds Hotel San Fernando where members engaged in fellowship while they enjoyed the food and ambience at the Hotel's poolside. The Clubs also presented DG Roger with a token on behalf of the 6 south Clubs and wished him every success in his year as District Governor. The event was well attended by Rotarians including Assistant Governors Dr. Michael Kangaloo and Rabindra Outar.

Board meeting with DG Roger Bose & South Club Fellowship Debbie Roopchand 2016-08-31 04:00:00Z 0

Chokha Fest 2016

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Aug 26, 2016

Chokha Fest 2016 – A fun evening on San Fernando Hill

The Club under the leadership of President Debbie Roopchand hosted its first major fundraiser for the Rotary year - “Chokha Fest” on Saturday 27th August 2016.

As from the opening of the doors at 4:00 p.m. there was a steady stream of patrons to the venue who enjoyed a variety of tasty traditional East Indian chokha dishes accompanied by hot sada roti, fry bake and pepper roti served directly by Rotarians and their family members.

Children of Rotary Nabeel, Kyle, Avionne and Brianna assisted in sales of pineapple chow while the Interactors from the Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School led by their President Alyssa Francis, dedicated their efforts in promoting the Club’s raffle.

Kids who attended the event enjoyed the bouncy castle provided by the Club and patrons were delighted to win door prizes drawn hourly.

There was a fully stocked bar managed by Rotarians on site, police were present to provide a secure environment, and as the sun set on the scenic San Fernando Hill attendees danced the evening away to the live entertainment of the very versatile ‘Samsara D Band’.

The event was a great success and was accomplished through the astute leadership of Committee Chair Rudolph Ali, his dedicated committee as well as the Rotarians, partners in service and children who all assisted on the day, and the Club expresses its heartfelt thanks to them all.

As the Club embraces this year’s theme of “Rotary Serving Humanity” it looks forward to utilizing the funds derived from this fundraiser in its efforts to help those in need and in particular towards its Achievement and Scholarship awards programme through which it recognises the top performers in SEA examinations and the winners of National Scholarships residing within its jurisdiction and also seeks to grant scholarships to deserving students who reside within the Club’s jurisdiction.

Chokha Fest 2016 Debbie Roopchand 2016-08-26 04:00:00Z 0

First joint meeting and induction for 2016

INDUCTION OF ROTARIAN CRYSTAL HARPER AT JOINT MEETING WITH ROTARY CLUB OF SAN FERNANDO SOUTH

Wednesday 17th July 2016 was a special afternoon for the Rotary Club of Princes Town and Rotary Club of San Fernando South as both clubs partnered in holding a joint meeting at Canton Palace Restaurant.

In special attendance was Assistant Governor Dr. Michael Kangaloo who shared with members a video presentation by RI's President John F. Germ as well as a power point presentation as to the District 7030 leadership team.

The Rotary Club of Princes Town was pleased to have the Board of the Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School which was recently chartered by the Club present at the joint meeting.

President Debbie Roopchand of the Rotary Club of Princes Town and President Faraz Hosein of the Rotary Club of San Fernando South both brought greetings on behalf of their respective clubs.

The highlight of the night was the induction of Attorney at Law Crystal Ann Harper, who is an Associate at the Law Firm of Messrs Hobsons, into membership of the Rotary Club of Princes Town.

Ms. Harper expressed her enthusiasm in becoming a Rotarian, passion for serving those less fortunate and thanked the Club for accepting her into its membership. She was pinned by Assistant Governor Dr. Michael Kangaloo.

The induction ceremony wrapped up with an excellent rendition of popular soca song "Leh we fete" on the steelpan by Kyle Ali. There was a great turn out of Rotarians who enjoyed lively fellowship at the joint meeting and the tasty dinner provided by the staff of Canton Palace.

First joint meeting and induction for 2016 Debbie Roopchand 2016-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

Partnering with the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago

ROTARY PARTNERS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO– HEALTH FAIR

In keeping with Rotary’s 2016/17 Theme of “Rotary Serving Humanity”, the Rotary Club of Princes Town partnered with the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago http://cpstt.tripod.com to host a Health Fair for cerebral palsy patients.

This event was held on Saturday 13th August 2016 at the Naparima College Auditorium, San Fernando.

The primary objective of this partnership is to enhance the lives of cerebral palsy patients and to provide support to their caregivers. The Society organised the health fair and provided a foreign specialised physiotherapist and dentist, while the club enlisted the support of existing medical outreach doctors: Dr. Sunita Mathur Lal, Dr. Pramod Lal, Dr. Premanand Nakkana, Dr. Kiran Premanand Nakkana and Dr. Shweta Agarwal.

Services provided by Rotarians included blood sugar and blood pressure testing while specialized hampers including toiletries and other supplies were distributed to families. Rotarians and their partners in service were present to assist with the facilitation of the Health Fair and distribution of hampers.

The Rotary Club of Princes Town has recognised that increased awareness of cerebral palsy is needed in Trinidad and Tobago and the specialised care and resources required are not readily available. The Club has therefore partnered with the Cerebral Palsy Society to improve the lives of those diagnosed with cerebral palsy and their families.

Partnering with the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago Hafiz Ali 2016-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

Medical Outreach at Tortuga

Posted by Hafiz Ali on Aug 06, 2016

MEDICAL OUTREACH AT TORTUGA

The first medical outreach program for the 2016/17 Rotary year was held on August 7th 2016 in the lovely village of Tortuga at the Tortuga Government Primary School.

Medical Outreach programs are signature events of The Rotary Club of Princes Town. The free services provided included blood pressure testing, blood glucose testing, cholesterol testing, Doctor’s examination, vision & dental screening, legal advice and distribution of prescription drugs, toiletries & clothes.

Many Rotarians, spouses and their children were present to assist with the medical. Doctors present included Dr.Rao, Dr.Kumar, Dr. Praim Preman, Dr.Kiran Premanand and Dr Stefan Nanan. They were assisted by nurses Anna and Ramona. Total Care Pharmacy was represented by Ava Ramsaroop who dispensed all prescription drugs and Qwellcor Limited, represented by Mr Kishore Bissoon, was on hand to distribute sample vitamins. Pharm Tech Ltd and Handel’s Pharmacy donated pharmaceutical items. Attorneys present included President Debbie Roopchand and Ms Crystal Harper.

Sixty patients of varying ages were seen by the doctors present. All services offered were well received by the community.

Medical Outreach at Tortuga Hafiz Ali 2016-08-06 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Fun & Family Day 2016

Posted by Hafiz Ali on Jul 30, 2016

Rotary Fun and Family Day 2016

On Saturday 31st July 2016, the Rotary Club of Princes Town held their annual Fun and Family Day at Palmiste Grounds. Rotarians Kex, Hafiz, Vishnu and Ria started things off in the morning, firing up the grill for some mouth-watering BBQ and bubbling a huge pot for some delicious provision.

After a sumptuous meal of provision, oil down, macaroni pie, curried duck and BBQ chicken, we started the games with Pictionary. The dynamic team of Rotarian Rudy, partners in service Yvette and Laura and our Colombian guest Gustavo proved unbeatable, although, the opposing team of Rotarian Curtis, partner in service Dianne and daughter of Rotarian Vishnu, Brianna put up a good fight! Rotarian Indira moderated the games and acted as the official photographer for the evening.

Next it was on to a test of our local Trini slang with the game “Doh Say Dat”. It seemed to be Rotarian Rudy’s day as yet again he was on the winning team…their celebration even included the “Champion Dance”! All Fours and Rummi were also in session with President Debbie getting her jack hung twice, but winning 3 out of 5 games.

A highlight was the watermelon eating contest where Rotarian Rudy was victorious winning for the third consecutive year. Next it was Soca musical chairs where veteran Rotarians Vilma and Kex claimed victory. Rotarian Vishnu’s daughter, Brianna won the kids musical chairs.

President Debbie closed a wonderfully relaxing evening with a vote of thanks.

Rotary Fun & Family Day 2016 Hafiz Ali 2016-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Visit to foreign clubs

Posted on Jul 19, 2016

Visits to foreign clubs:

One of the beneits of being in Rotary is the opportunity to attend meetings not only at different clubs in your home country but also to visit foreign clubs. By so doing it allows for Rotarians to share with other clubs the good works done by their own club, to meet new friends and to observe first hand other Clubs in action.

In June 2016 two of our members Rotarians Rhea Nobbee and Jamir Ousman took the opportunity to visit foreign clubs while abroad.

For Rotarian Jamir it was his 30th visit to clubs outside T&T. For Rotarian Rhea it was her first visit and both Rotarians shared with us the wonderful experience they had on their respective visits.

Rotarian Rhea also presented to our club President Debbie the flag she received from the Rotary Club of Hamilton Ontario Canada as a momento of her visit to them.

Visit to foreign clubs Debbie Roopchand 2016-07-19 04:00:00Z 0

Club Eid Celebration 2016

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

CLUB EID CELEBRATION

On Wednesday 13th July 2016 the Club at its first regular meeting for 2016 celebrated with partners in service, family members and friends the occasion of Eid at San Fernando Hill.

Newly elected President Debbie Roopchand welcomed everyone and shared briefly her vision for the Club during this Rotary year. Guest speaker Imam Nizam Mohammed gave an enlightening discourse based on the Holy Quoran and echoed the President's call to Rotarians to focus on "what are you doing for others".

The programme was chaired by Rotarian Hafiz Ali and included special prayers by Rotarian Jamir Ousman and child of Rotary Nabeel Mohammed. Traditional songs were sung by Rotarians Capildeo Beharry and Amraz Alibocas and special guest singer Syed Hosein.

Attendees were delighted by the special performance of a Duha/Cassida by children of Rotary Rehan and Sahalie Ali.

Rotarian Terrance Gopaul moved a special vote of thanks to all persons involved in making the occasion special, particularly our Club Administration Director Rishi Ramlogan who successfully coordinated the event and attendees enjoyed traditional sawine and sweets with the specially catered dinner for the occasion.

 
 
 
 
Club Eid Celebration 2016 Debbie Roopchand 2016-07-12 04:00:00Z 0

Presidential Handover 2016

Posted on Jun 30, 2016
AN EVENING OF GREAT EXCITEMENT AT SOUTH NAPA:
 
The Rotary Club of  Princes Town hosted its 23rd annual Hand Over Ceremony in recognition of the successful completion of the term in office of the Club’s Directors for the Rotary year 2015-2016 and the presentation of its incoming Directors for the Rotary year 2016-2017.
 
The gala Ceremony chaired by Rotarian Bashir Mohammed took place at South Napa on Friday 01st July 2016 and involved outgoing President Dr. Ronald Gobin’s passing of the mantle of leadership to Attorney at Law Debbie Roopchand who would now serve as the Club’s President for 2016-2017.   
 
The Ceremony was well attended by the Club’s Rotarians, their partners in service, members of the recently formed Interact Club of Princes Town West Secondary School, children of Rotary and specially invited guests who supported the Club during the past Rotary year in its many charitable activities. 
 
In special attendance on his first day in office was District Governor Roger Bose who brought greetings on behalf of the District and celebrated the occasion with the Club.
 
At the ceremony outgoing President Dr. Ronald Gobin outlined the Club’s achievements under his leadership.  The Paul Harris Fellow recognition which recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International was awarded to Rotarian Terrance Gopaul and to one of the Club’s active volunteers Dr. Valluri Pattabhi Rama Rao. 
 
The event featured live entertainment by children of Rotary Anushka Ramlogan and Selena Ali both of the Shiv Shakti Dance Company and a rendition of the National Anthem on Steelpan and popular soca song Cheers to Life by Pannist Kyle Ali also a child of Rotary. The Club’s Honorary Rotarian Michael Salickram, owner of the Shiv Shakti Dance Company was in attendance and witnessed his students live performances.
 
American Violinist Tracy Scott wowed the audience with her live rendition of Coldplay’s Viva La Vida. 
 
In closing President Debbie Roopchand announced her presidential theme: “Life’s most urgent and persistent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’ as posited by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr over half a century ago, stressing its relevance up to today, and welcomed her Board of Directors to centre stage as the sounds of popular soca song “Champion” played in the background.
 
Presidential Handover 2016 Debbie Roopchand 2016-07-01 00:00:00Z 0

GLAM - THE TEA AND FASHION EVENT

The Club's annual Tea and Fashion show was held on Sunday, November 1st 2015 at the Hyatt Trinidad.
 Special thanks to all who attended and helped us to raise much needed funds. We are also grateful to everyone who took part in the show and worked to make the evening memorable.
Please see the links below for photos of the event.
http://www.lime.tt/…/rotary-club-of-princes-town-6th-tea-f…/
GLAM - THE TEA AND FASHION EVENT Indira Singh 2015-11-01 00:00:00Z 0

On the road to forming the Interact Club of St. Stephens College

Posted by Indira Singh on Oct 27, 2015

ON THE ROAD TO FORMING THE INTERACT CLUB OF ST. STEPHENS COLLEGE

On October 28th 2015, Charter Member and President Ronald Gobin was joined by Past President Jamir Ousman, Past President Wayne Nanan, Rotarians Ronald Singh and Terrance Gopaul at St. Stephens College to elect the Board for the school's provisional Interact Club sponsored by The Rotary Club of Princes Town.


David Deonarine was elected President of the Interact Club, Ranelle Stewart the Vice President and Ashmally Williams Secretary.
The Club meets once a week on the students' lunch time.

 
President Ronald Gobin addresses the students of St. Stephens Collge
 
 
On the road to forming the Interact Club of St. Stephens College Indira Singh 2015-10-28 00:00:00Z 0

Books for the El Shaddai Restoration Home for Children

Posted by Indira Singh on Oct 23, 2015

BOOKS FOR THE EL SHADDAI RESTORATION HOME FOR CHILDREN


Through the kind generosity of Mrs. Angela Ram in donating books and DVD's, the Club was able to make a contribution to the library at the El Shaddai Restoration Home in Gasparillo on October 24th. On hand to receive the books was the founder of the home. Pastor Roland Carlos Francis.

In addition to the books, Honorary Rotarian Peter Chang and daughter Rot. Krista Chang donated several tins of cookies for the children to enjoy.

Rotarians Krista Chang & Vilma Bellamy distribute books & cookies
President Ronald Gobin (r) and Rotarian Vilma Bellamy participate in the distribution
Books for the El Shaddai Restoration Home for Children Indira Singh 2015-10-24 00:00:00Z 0

ROTARY WORLD POLIO DAY 2015

ROTARY WORLD POLIO DAY 2015

This year marks 30 years since Rotary launched PolioPlus, its campaign to rid the world of polio. Beginning on Rotary's anniversary, 23 February, Rotary members worldwide will be holding events to celebrate three decades of polio eradication progress.

Since 1985 Rotary and its partners have helped reduce the number of cases from 350,000 annually to fewer than 400 in 2014, and they remain committed until the disease is eradicated. Rotary has contributed more than $1.3 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2 billion children worldwide. In addition, Rotary's advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute over $10 billion to the effort.

Before the global scope of PolioPlus, individual clubs with Rotary funding were attacking the disease closer to home.

In 1979 Rotary members and delegates of the Philippine Ministry of Health looked on as volunteers administered drops of the oral polio vaccine to children in the Manila barrio of Guadalupe Viejo.

When James L. Bomar Jr., then Rotary president, put the first drops of vaccine into a child's mouth, he ceremonially launched the Philippine poliomyelitis immunization effort. Bomar joined Enrique M. Garcia, the country's minister of health, in signing the contract committing Rotary International and the government of the Philippines to a joint five-year effort to immunize around 6 million children against polio at a cost of about $760,000.

In a 1993 interview, Bomar recalled how the brother of one of the children he'd immunized tugged on his pant leg to get his attention and said, "Thank you, thank you, Rotary."

The success of this project set t

he stage for Rotary's top priority to rid the world of polio. Since Rotary introduced its PolioPlus campaign, the number of polio cases worldwide has dropped 99 percent, and the virus remains endemic in just three countries -- Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.


 
 
 
 
ROTARY WORLD POLIO DAY 2015 Indira Singh 2015-10-24 00:00:00Z 0

Free Medical-Legal Clinic at Robert Village

Posted by Indira Singh on Oct 17, 2015

FREE MEDICAL-LEGAL CLINIC AT ROBERT VILLAGE

On Sunday October 18th, the Club conducted a free medical clinic at Robert Village, a small rural village between Tableland and Rio Claro.

Over one hundred and seventeen people received free medical and dental attention with free legal aid, medicine and toiletries at the Robert Village Hindu School.

The Club thanks Principal, Ms. Shoba Maharaj for allowing us to conduct the medical at the school.

Past President Vilma and her team organized doctors, nurses, dentists and lawyers to join Rotarians in bringing health service to this rural community.

Senior Counsel Ernest H. Koylass & the Club's in-house Attorney Debbie Roopchand conduct the free Legal Clinic

Rotarian Hafiz Ali assists with the medical testing

 

Free Medical-Legal Clinic at Robert Village Indira Singh 2015-10-18 00:00:00Z 0

WHEELCHAIR ASSISTANCE

WHEELCHAIR ASSISTANCE
 
Mr. Frankie Boodram who unfortunately suffered a leg amputation due to complications from Diabetes, was happy to receive a wheelchair from the Club.
In the photos President Ronald Gobin and Past President Jamir Ousman are joined by Ms. Sunita Castilo, the Facilities Manager of the Princes Town Hospital to present the chair to Mr. Boodram.
WHEELCHAIR ASSISTANCE Indira Singh 2015-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
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FAMILY DAY 2015

Posted by Indira Singh on Sep 19, 2015

FAMILY DAY 2015

Sunday 20th September proved to be a clear, cool day for the Club's annual family day.

Thanks to the organizing skills of Rotarian Patsy, the morning started with breakfast followed by the cooking of curry duck and barbeque on the spot. Rotarians brought roti, curry channa, mixed rice, macaroni salad, cakes, ice cream, watermelon and more as they came together for a day of fun and relaxation.

Rotarians and their families played cards, musical chairs and other traditional games. The members of the Rico Suave Dance Studio of which Past President Vilma Bellamy's granddaughter Daynia is an instructor, encouraged Rotarians and Partners-in-Service to get on their feet for a Zumba session.

While some members thought they could polish off a watermelon, they were no match for PP Vilma's grandson who won the watermelon eating contest. After this members did not trust themselves on the slip n' slide but Adrian, the son of PP Wayne Nanan enjoyed it for all of us!

Sun set on Rotarians packing up after a long awaited day of fellowship.

 
Rotary Club of Princes Town's photo.
Rotary Club of Princes Town's photo.
Rotary Club of Princes Town's photo.
Rotary Club of Princes Town's photo.
FAMILY DAY 2015 Indira Singh 2015-09-20 00:00:00Z 0

SPENDING SATURDAY WITH KIDS

SPENDING SATURDAY WITH KIDS

On Saturday 19th September Rotarians spent the morning with the kids from the El Shaddai Home for Children in Gasparillo.

Past President Vilma Bellamy and her team organized a morning filled with fun activities that also had some Rotarians bringing their children along to spend time with them while doing the work of Rotary.

The morning began with fun at Playdium Entertainment Center in San Fernando where the children enjoyed driving bumber cars and playing games. After lunch at Playdium Rotarians and kids went to The Wild Fowl Trust in Pointe-a-Pierre. Enthusiasm was no match for the heavy rain as the children tried to listen to the facilitators at the sanctuary under umbrellas until it became impossible to continue. A movie on Reptiles was shown until the weather allowed everyone back outside. After ice cream the kids took to the trail.

It was a tired, happy bunch of children clutching snack bags who were returned to El Shaddai later that day.

SPENDING SATURDAY WITH KIDS Indira Singh 2015-09-19 00:00:00Z 0

PRESENTATIONS

PRESENTATIONS

The regular meeting of the Club on Wednesday 16th September was a special occasion as the Club dispersed financial grants to students pursuing tertiary education.

Grants were presented to Mitra Maywalal who started his second year at the Faculty of Medical Science, University of The West Indies. Mitra's parents were present to collect the bursary on his behalf along with the mother of Ester Ali who is currently studying for her BSc in Biology.

The Club also helped Cameron Murray and his sister to get to school by assisting with their travelling expenses.

September being Literacy month in the Rotary calendar, the Club was please to sponsor 8 students and a tutor to the Adult Literacy Tutors Association programme (ALTA). Ms. Jacqueline Rawlings received the grant on behalf of ALTA.

The fundraisers undertaken by the Club was also able to provide assistance to Michelle Richards with the medical bills for her infant daughter Kristiana and to help Emma Nandlal continue her special tuition for children with Autism.

PRESENTATIONS Indira Singh 2015-09-16 00:00:00Z 0

HEALTH FAIR & ROTARY AWARENESS AT GULF CITY MALL

HEALTH FAIR & ROTARY AWARENESS AT GULF CITY

On the evening of Wednesday 26th August 2015, Rotarians took to Gulf City to meet the public and spread the word of Rotary. The Club also took the opportunity on that afternoon to promote its focus on health by staging a mini health fair in the Atrium of the Mall.

Over a hundred people were able to get their blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels checked while doctors were available to give free medical attention. Free health information and literature were also available for the taking.

In addition to distributing Rotarian magazines and discussing the activities of the Club, Gulf City Mall being one of the largest shopping centers in the country, saw many interested shoppers stopping by to learn about the work of Rotary worldwide.

This event at the Mall has proven to be an effective part of the Club's Membership drive.

HEALTH FAIR & ROTARY AWARENESS AT GULF CITY MALL Indira Singh 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z 0

Chokha Festival 2015

Posted by Indira Singh on Aug 21, 2015

CHOKHA FESTIVAL 2015

The San Fernando Hill was the scenic venue of the Club’s annual Chokha Festival on Saturday 22nd August.

Over 18 dishes were served with hot sadda roti and fried bake made on the spot. While patrons enjoyed traditional favorites like Pepper Roti, Coconut Chutney, Curry Corn and Accra, many were interested to try the latest addition to the menu, Pineapple Chokha!

Yes, Past President Vilma Bellamy and Incoming President, Rotarian Debbie Roopchand found a scrumptious way to utilize pineapples harvested from Tableland in south Trinidad to make a spicy, tasty, chokha. The recipe is a closely guarded secret!

Produce grown in the Princes Town area was again used in making the old favorites like cikiere fig with saltfish and eddoes chokha.

Many patrons said that the aroma and flavor of the food took them back to their childhood and they were happy to have the opportunity to introduce their children to some of these flavorful dishes which are delicious but can also be time consuming to prepare.

The performance of Samsara D Band brought patrons to their feet with a mixture of back in times and current tunes. The children were not left out as they were delighted with ice cream and a bouncy castle.

The proceeds of this fundraiser go towards the Club’s awards and scholarship program for deserving students pursuing tertiary education.

The President and members of The Rotary Club of Princes Town are truly grateful to all who attended and gave their support in any way to the success of this year’s event.

Chokha Festival 2015 Indira Singh 2015-08-22 00:00:00Z 0

HELPING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

HELPING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

On August 6th 2015, President Ronald Gobin and Past President Jamir Ousman joined the Rotary Club of Port -of- Spain West, Piarco, Felicity Charliville and Chaguanas to assist Habitat for Humanity, in building a home for Jennifer Edwards in Carlsen Field, Chaguanas.

Many helping hands assisted skilled workers to build the 2 bedroom flat for the deserving family. Students and Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Ferndale, California cleared debris and helped to landscape around the house.

At the lunch break there was an exchange of Club flags. While it was hard work there was a great feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day.
 
HELPING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Indira Singh 2015-08-06 00:00:00Z 0

EID CELEBRATION

Posted by Indira Singh on Jul 30, 2015

EID CELEBRATION


Kyle Ali, the son of Rotarian Terry Ali said the opening Dua at the Rotary Club of Princes Town annual in Club Eid Observance on Friday 31st July 2015.

Rotarians and their families gathered at the Ste. Madeleine Regional Corporation auditorium to listen to Maulana Atif Majeed, an Islamic scholar from Pakistan who reminded all that the ability to serve others is an honor. He explained that the month of Ramadhan is a time to develop a link with God and since this month is observed every year, the cycle allows Muslims to be reminded to give charity and to fulfill the pillars of Islam.

Following the powerful message from the Maulana, Rotarian Amraz and Past President Capildeo sang beautiful Qasidas and Rehan Ali, son of Rotarian Hafiz Ali, cited verses from the Koran. In closing the formal part of the evening President Ronald presented a token of appreciation to Maulana Atif and thanked him for taking the time to be with us and for inviting his father and father-in-law to join him.

Dinner was served after the programme and everyone enjoyed the delicious sweets and sawine prepared by Rotarian Hafiz’s mother and family.

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In the Spirit of Giving for Eid

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Jul 26, 2015
In the spirit of Giving for Eid:
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago (“the Club”) in celebration of Eid with the Muslim Community conducted an Eid Treat at the Masjid Ut Tayib Been at Lengua, Princes Town on Sunday 26th July 2015. 
 
Imam Muslim Mohammed welcomed the Club’s involvement in bringing joy and merriment to all who attended.
 
The Club’s Vice President Debbie Roopchand brought greetings on behalf of the Club and shared with the gathering the history and origins of Rotary, its focus and ideals, it’s motto of “Service above Self” and the aspiration of Rotarians this year to “Be a gift to the World”. 
 
Over 60 children and parents from the community attended the event, which was made even more special by the rendition of “Islam is a way of life” by the children of the Maktab Class and a Qaseeda “Muhammad na Hotey by Brother Ayoub. 
 
Children of the MaktabYasir Ali and Zahra Mohammed delivered a Quranic recitation and Brother Shaeel Mohammed addressed the audience on the symbolism of fasting during Ramadhan.
 
Nizamma Khan, Principal of Princes Town ASJA Primary School delivered the vote of thanks and sincerely thanked the Club for its generous and thoughtful initiative.
 
All the children were treated with treat bags containing various items such as books, puzzles and toys while a random selection of adults were given gifts of hampers. 
 
Rotarians shared in the afternoon snacks generously provided by the Masjid to all those who attended and there was a common feeling of sharing and satisfaction between the Club and the attendees and the Club’s effort was recognized as reflective of the spirit of Eid.   
 
Rotarian Vilma Bellamy was responsible for organizing the event with the assistance of the Sister Salima and her Committee and with the support of fellow Rotarians from the Club the event turned out to be a great success for all who attended.
 
Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago 
 
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Welcome to District Governor Milton Inniss

WELCOME TO DISTRICT GOVERNOR MILTON INNISS!
 
Our Club was pleased to welcome District Governor Milton Inniss to Trinidad as he started off the Rotary year with a visit to all the clubs in our Rotary District 7030.
 
On Monday 20th July, DG Milton experienced true southern hospitality as the south Clubs of San Fernando, San Fernando South, Pointe- a Pierre, Penal, Point Fortin and of course the Rotary Club of Princes Town hosted a cocktail fellowship on San Fernando Hill.
 
Caption:
  1. L-R: Past Presidents Capil Beharry, Wayne Nanan,  ADG Michael Kangaloo, DG Milton and    
President Ronald.
 
  1. PP Capil caught in conversation with Partners-in-Service, Amy Gopaul, Radica Gobin and Nadira Ramlogan.
  1. President Randy Pedro looks away as District Governor Elect Roger Bose enjoys a joke with PPs Salima and Zobida.
 
And some more pics on San Fernando Hill
 
MEETING WITH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
 
The first meeting with the clubs was held at The Canton Palace Restaurant on Tuesday 21st July as DG Milton, along with Assistant District Governor Michael Kangaloo and District Governor Elect Roger Bose met with the Executive Team of our Club.
President Ronald took the opportunity to present the visiting Rotarians with a copy of the Club’s Planning Guide which outlined the activities and goals the Club intends to achieve this Rotary year. Directors each spoke about the objectives for developing their avenue of service and where necessary sought guidance and advice.
 DG Milton who is also a long standing member of the Rotary Club of Barbados West is no stranger to the dynamics of Club administration and leadership. His approachable style and knowledgeable position led to Interesting and lively discussions which continued over dinner.
 
Caption:
  1. L-R: DG Milton, DGE Roger, Rots. Terry, Rudulph, PP Vilma and Rot. Krista
      2.& 3.  L-R: Rot. Rishi, PP Wayne, PE Sec. Debbie, Pres. Ronald, ADG Michael, DG Milton,
DGE Roger
 
 
GALA DINNER WELCOME: ...
 
 
 
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THE PRESIDENTIAL HANDOVER 2015

Posted by Indira Singh on Jul 02, 2015
THE PRESIDENTIAL HANDOVER 2015
 
Rotarians, their families and guests met at the Prive Restaurant and Lounge on Friday July 3rd 2015 as the Rotary Club of Princes Town observed their 23rd Presidential Handover Ceremony.
The event marked the handing over of the reigns of Club leadership from Past President Jamir Ousman and the Board of Directors of 2015-2016 to President Dr. Ronald Gobin and his executive team.
 
 In addition to being charter members of the Rotary Club of Princes Town both Rotarians have served as Presidents in the past and have been in the organization for over twenty three (23) years.
 
The Club was honoured to have as its guests, The District Governor Elect (2016-2017), Rotarian Past President Roger Bose; the President of The Rotary Club of Point Fortin, Rot. President Dr. Kenneth Niles; the President of The Rotary Club of San Fernando South, President Randy Pedro and the President of The Rotary Club of Penal, President Varsha Surajsingh.
 
The function opened with the National Anthem played on the steelpan by Kyle Ali, the son of Sargent-at-Arms Rotarian Terry Ali in an auditorium beautifully decorated by Partner-in-Service Tara Ousman. Chairperson Rotarian Indira Singh invited all to relax in an atmosphere of good food and fellowship as the Club joined Past President Jamir Ousman in extending gratitude to the nurses and doctors who have given tirelessly at the Club's many Medical Outreach Clinics. The Club also thanked Mr. Ernest Koylass, Senior Counsel for joining Rotarian Debbie Roopchand in conducting free legal aid service at the outreach clinic.
 
Paul Harris Awards were given to Dr. Permanand Nakkana, Mr. Dave Hosein, Rotarian Past President Wayne Nanan and Past President Jamir Ousman as individuals who have given service above self to the Club and to Rotary.
In his inaugural speech, President Dr. Ronald Gobin launched the theme for the Rotary year 2015-2016: "Be A Gift to the World". He added his own personal motto encouraging Rotarians to make a difference by reaching out and touching the lives of others. President Ronald went on to briefly outline the activities the Club would undertake this year to achieve these objectives.
 
But the evening was not all speeches and pomp as guests enjoy the melodious voice of the talented Neval Chaitlal. Thanks to his agent, Rotarian Vishma Ramcharitar of the Rotary Club of Maracas, St Joseph, a much appreciative audience was enthralled with Neval's three selections despite a sore throat.
 
Many Rotarians vowed to take dance lessons after the graceful and exciting performance of Past President Vilma Bellamy's granddaughter Daynia Pirtheesingh and her dance partner, BJ Hackshaw.
 
The evening ended on a high note with Rotarians and guests enjoying fellowship and looking forward to a rewarding and productive Rotary year ahead.
 
Indira Singh
Director Public Relations
 
Board of Directors 2015-2016
PP Jamir Ousman passes the President's chain to President Dr. Ronald Gobin
District Governor Elect Roger Bose presents Past President Jamir Ousman with RI citation
President Jamir Ousman presents The Paul Harris Fellow Award to Dr. Nakkana Permenand
President Dr. Ronald Gobin & First Lady Radhica
Neval Chatelal & Rotarian Debbie Roopchand
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Congratulations

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on May 26, 2015

Congratulations:


Our President Jamir Ousman took the opportunity at the Club's weekly meeting on Wednesday to present Rotatian Amraz Alibocas with a token on behalf of the Club in recognition of the birth of his son Adam. The Club congratulates Rotarian Amraz and his wife Michelle on Adam's birth and wish them every success as parents as they embark on this new stage of their lives. We also look forward to Adam paying us a visit in the near future 😊.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Office

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Happy Anniversary

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on May 06, 2015
Happy 22nd Anniversary Rotary Club of Princes Town🎉🎊
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Happy Mother's Day

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on May 05, 2015

Recognizing our mothers:
At its regular meeting tonight the Club took the opportunity to recognize its members who are mothers and to wish them a Happy Mother's Day. The Club thanks Rotarian Rishi Ramlogan and our President's partner in service Tara Ousman for putting together the special tokens presented to our mothers.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
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Certificates of Recognition

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Apr 14, 2015
Certificates of recognition:
At the Club's regular meeting of the 15th April 2015 Certificates of recognition received at the District Conference in Suriname were presented to the relevant members as shown in the attached photos.
Certificate of recognition from Rotary International for the Club's contribution to Polio eradication during Immediate Past President
Bashir Mohammed's (L) term
 
Certificate of attendance presented by President Jamir Ousman to Rotarian Debbie Roopchand in recognition of her attendance as the Club's incoming Secretary at PETS 2015
 
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District Conference 2015 - Paramaribo Suriname 4

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Apr 09, 2015

Day 3 District 7030 PETS, Assembly & Conference 2015

Yet another exciting day in Suriname.

Day 3 started off at the Torarica Hotel conference room at approximately 9am today. We heard from RI's representative Dominique Dubois who shared with us her history in Rotary as from her joining the organization in 2000 but her experience of being "in" Rotary since 1964 when she was still a teenager and her father created a Club. She reminded us that we have chosen to "live in Rotary" because we are ordinary people doing their best to do extraordinary things and help enlighten other people's lives.

We heard from DG Elwin Atmodimedjo who reminded us that April was world Autism month and thanked all clubs for picking up the challenge of doing a project involving Autism.

DG Elwin reminded us that today April 10 was the day the first polio vaccine was administered. The eradication of Polio remains the focus of Rotary International and Rotarians the world over on a daily basis continue to raise funds for the eradication of this dreadful disease in the hope that it would soon be the second epidemic after smallpox to be eradicated.

At the Assembly DG Elwin received a donation to the District of $5,000 USD from the DE SURINAAMSCHE BANK N.V. who made their famous garden available yesterday afternoon for the reception after the opening ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica.

PDG Lara Quentrall Thomas reminded us of the importance of giving to the Rotary Foundation, bringing the audience to laughter with her quick sense of humor at times but reminding us throughout her speech of the responsibility we have as Rotarians to assist those in need and to support the Rotary Foundation.

She imparted that the main cause of death in India of children with Polio was that of snakebites as a result of their inability to run from the snakes and again emphasized the importance of giving to the Polio eradication fund and other funds forming part of the foundation.

Her sentiments were echoed by PDG Cees Dilweg.

DGE Milton Inniss reported a 2 percent increase in membership in the District and urged clubs to add at least 2 Rotarians to its fold in the upcoming year.

PDG Stephen Ramroop updated the Assembly on POLIO and Rotary's efforts to date at eradication. DGN Roger Bose shared with the Assembly his vision/outlook on successful Rotary Clubs and in conclusion DG Elwin took the opportunity to specially recognize Rotarians by the presentation of awards for their efforts during his Rotary year.

Rotarians who attended the conference expressed their satisfaction and left looking forward to an afternoon of cultural entertainment at Sana Budaya.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
 
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District Conference 2015 - Paramaribo Suriname 3

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Apr 08, 2015
Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago representatives at the opening ceremony of District 7030's Conference in Suriname at the Cathedral Bascilica.
L: Incoming Secretary Debbie Roopchand, R: Incoming President Ronald Gobin
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District Conference 2015 - Paramaribo Suriname 2

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Apr 08, 2015

Opening ceremony at the Basilica.
Truly a special venue and occasion when the flags of each country with attendees present was displayed by the young people of Suriname who were dressed in traditional Surinamese wear as well as in the traditional clothing of other countries as their popular opera singer gave a live rendition of each country's anthem as its flag was paraded. The event was made even more memorable by the address of Rotary International's representative from Paris Dominique Dubois who brought greetings on behalf of RI's Preaident Gary Huang and by District 7030's District Governor Elwin Atmodimedjo who addressed the district and brought the ceremony to a close.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
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District Conference 2015 - Paramaribo Suriname 1

District conference 2015 Suriname:
After a very well structured and informative first day at the conference Rotarians and partners in service engaged in fellowship at the welcome party hosted by District Secretary Waddy Sowma. It was an occasion of great gaiety as those present enjoyed the splendid array of food and drink and danced the night away to the sounds of popular Soca, Latin and Pop music. All present expressed their enthusiasm and appreciation of Suriname's warm hospitality.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Office

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A Special Moment

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Mar 24, 2015

A SPECIAL MOMENT

The Club is pleased to welcome Rotarian Terrance Gopaul Director of Azimuth Industries Limited and Rotarian Ronald Singh Entrepreneur to its fold. Both Rotarians were inducted at the Club's regular meeting of the 25th March 2015.

Below: President Jamir Ousman and new inductee Ronald Singh

 
 
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Special Recognition of Top Sellers

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Mar 17, 2015
Club Administration Director Rishi Ramlogan specially recognized tonight the top three sellers of tickets/sponsorships for the Club's annual Tea and Fashion Show & Golf Tournament for their dedicated efforts towards ensuring the success of both events through sales/sponsorships.
 
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15TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Feb 28, 2015

ROTARY CLUB OF PRINCES TOWN HOSTS ITS 15TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Sunday 01st March 2015 was an exciting day for golfers who participated in the Club’s 15th annual golf tournament at Usine Ste. Madeline Golf Course hosted by the Club under the leadership of its President Jamir Ousman.

As the sun rose on the beautifully prepared golf course 32 teams representing various corporate sponsors filed into the Usine Ste. Madeline Club house to register and partake of a local breakfast of fruit, sandwiches, bake, buljol and doubles.

The Clubhouse came alive with the bustle of activity as the well-decked golfers socialized and were invited to take chances in our innovative raffle, which was the brainchild of President Jamir’s son Ronald Ousman.

The players enthusiastically set off at 9:45 a.m. to participate in the Club’s Alternate Shot Stroke Play tournament eager to take home the Club’s Raubin Harnarine Challenge trophy and some of the excellent prizes on display to be won.

Despite some scattered showers during the course of the day, players determinedly completed the tournament, which came to an end at about 3:00 p.m.

Thereafter dinner was served with a ready supply of Blue Moon beer sponsored by NWT Enterprises Ltd. and distributed by their models on site as well as a variety of other refreshments.

After dinner the prize giving ceremony commenced with the first prize of the tournament being won by cousins Manny & Raj Bhimull who played for Tiger Tanks, the second prize being taken home by players from Honeywell and third by players on behalf of TGU.

Nine top prizes were presented to the players. Over ten prizes were also presented to winners of the raffle who expressed pleasure over their receipt of the raffled items, which ranged from golfing prizes to car products sponsored by National Petroleum Ltd. and a variety of other items.

The event came to a close at approximately 5:30 p.m.

The Club wishes to thank its Club Administration Director Rishi Ramlogan for co-ordinating yet another successful event with the assistance of his committee and other Rotarians; Honorary Rotarian Peter Chang who has been involved with the event from its inception for his continued dedicated efforts towards ensuring its success and all Rotarians, partners in service and friends who turned out in support of the event for their dedicated service and participation.

The Club wishes to specially recognise the Ousman Family members for their contribution to the event’s success, Tara Ousman for her excellent décor of the Club House and Ronald Ousman for his assistance in sourcing some of the amazing prizes in the USA and bringing them to Trinidad as well as his assistance overall in the co-ordination and execution of the event.

The Club remains committed to the ideals of Rotary and to Lighting up Rotary.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Office


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JANUARY IS THE MONTH FOR ROTARY AWARENESS

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Feb 01, 2015
ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH - JANUARY

In celebration of Rotary Awareness month the Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago conducted an awareness drive at the Gulf City Mall on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th January 2015.

Members shared with the public information on the objects of Rotary and the activities in which our Club since its inception in 1993 have been presently engaged in towards achieving its objects.

Rotary paraphernalia was distributed to those interested in learning more about Rotary and to the delight of the Club some members of the public who stopped by our Rotary corner expressed an interest in attending the Club's weekly meeting.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
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RYLA

Posted by Wayne Nanan on Feb 01, 2015
 
RYLA TRINIDAD AND GRENADA, 2014-2015
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) was recently held at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, Mt. Hope, Trinidad on the 15th and 16th of January, 2015. District Governor Elwin Atmodimedjo had indicated that he wanted RYLA to be held at four different zones in District 7030. The first of these was held in Trinidad with the grouping of Trinidad & Tobago and Grenada.
 
Close to one hundred delegates attended mainly comprising of Interactors, Rotaractors, and other Secondary Schools students sponsored by the individual Rotary Clubs of Trinidad and Grenada. Chairman Wayne Nanan brought greetings and opening remarks.
 
During the two-day seminar/workshop the delegates were exposed to and interacted with various facilitators specialized in their respective fields of interest. The established RYLA topics covered were:
 
Crisis Management – Mr. Kurt Wellington. ALJ Graduate School of Business
Fundamentals of Leadership – Rtn. Hafiz Ali, Massy Group of Companies
Conflict Management & Problem Solving – PP Dr. Akenath Misir, Ministry of Health
Rotary Purpose of Service to the World – PDG Dr. Stephen Ramroop, CEO of  ODPM
Ethics of Positive Leadership – PDG Lara Quentrall-Thomas – CEO, Regency Recruitment & Resources Ltd
Rotary Purpose of Service to the Community – PDG Victor Pilgrim – Consultant
 
The program was chaired by PP Jamir Ousman, the Moderator was PAG Dev Gosine assisted by AG Daniel Abriham and other volunteers of Rotary. One of the highlights of the conference was that very little or no paper was used. All the pre-preparation and interaction on the days of the event was done with “smart devices”. To this end special thanks to PAG Dev Gosine.
 
RYLA 2014-2015 committee comprised of: Wayne Nanan, Chairman, PAG Victor Pilgrim, PAG Dr. Ronald Gobin, PAG Dev Gosine and AG Daniel Abriham.
 
Submitted by: Rtn. Wayne Nanan
(Chairman RYLA Committee)
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BRINGING THE YEAR TO A CLOSE

BRINGING THE YEAR TO A CLOSE

On the 17th December 2014 President Jamir Ousman hosted the Club's Christmas party at his residence which was beautifully decorated so as to reflect the gaiety of the season. Rotarians and specially invited guests who attended had a fantastic time as they relaxed and celebrated the Club's successes for 2014. President Jamir took the opportunity to specially thank all those who had given of their time and effort in the service of Rotary under his leadership. The event brought a wonderful close to yet another successful year for the Club.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
 
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Gala Evening at Prive Restaurant & Conference Centre

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Dec 24, 2014
GALA EVENING AT PRIVE RESTAURANT & CONFERENCE CENTRE
 
On Wednesday the 10th December 2014, the Rotary Clubs of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago, Pointe-a-Pierre, Point Fortin, San Fernando, San Fernando South and Penal hosted a gala evening at Prive Restaurant & Conference Centre for District Governor Elwin Atmodimedjo who attended the event with partner in service Maureen Atmodimedjo.
 
Jamir Ousman, President of the Rotary Club of Princes Town (“the Club”) chaired the event, which was well attended by Rotarians, partners in service and guests. 
 
The Club in its continued charitable efforts to support the academic endeavors of our youth announced its grant of a cheque in the sum of $5,000.00 (made available to the Club through the sponsorship of JDS Group of Companies) to student of St. Stephen’s College, Princes Town Kishan Narinesingh for the purpose of furthering his tertiary level education.
 
DG Elwin kindly presented the Club’s cheque to Mrs. Narinesingh who attended on her son’s behalf to receive the same.
 
The evening was made special by the induction of three Rotarians to the Rotary fold who were admitted to membership of the Rotary Club of San Fernando South, San Fernando and Point Fortin respectively.
 
Attendees enjoyed a specially prepared Christmas dinner, which was served in the ambience of the beautifully decorated auditorium and the lively entertainment of popular parang band Fuego Caribeano.
 
The event provided a great opportunity for fellowship and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.
 
 
Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
  
 
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CONTINUED CHARITABLE WORKS AND GIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Dec 21, 2014
CONTINUED CHARITABLE WORKS AND GIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS –

On Sunday the 07th December 2014 President Jamir Ousman and members of the Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago in their continued efforts to “Light up Rotary” conducted a medical outreach and Christmas treat at Fonrose Village, Poole.

The outreach was well attended by members of the Community with a steady flow of attendees from 9:30 a.m. who sought to access the range of different services provided by the Club including testing for diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol.

Doctor Ronald Gobin and Doctors Mr. & Mrs. Premanand provided free medical services for persons seeking medical attention and Dentist Dr. Stephan Nanan provided dental services for persons seeking such services.

The Club also had on hand its member Attorney at Law Debbie Roopchand who conducted a legal aid clinic for persons requiring legal advice.

Volunteer nurses from the Princes Town District rendered their services together with dedicated Rotarians and their partners in service who were present.

The club was pleased to have in attendance District Governor Elwin Atmodimedjo and partner in service Maureen who participated fully in the outreach programme, meeting and greeting Rotarians and members of the Community.

Free medication, clothing and hampers were distributed to attendees and a total of 75 persons were recorded as having registered at the clinic towards accessing the various services.

At around noon to the delight of approximately 60 children of the Community there was a special appearance of Rotarian Rudolph Ali dressed as Santa Claus who showered them with candy and gifted them with toys.

The Club records its thanks to Mr. Seelal Mathura President of the Fonrose Village Council who assisted in co-ordinating the members of the Community’s attendance at the event and to all the Doctors, Nurses, Rotarians and partners in service who attended and assisted in ensuring an efficient and successful conduct of the outreach.

The outreach came to a close at about 1:30 p.m. and President Jamir thereafter hosted the District Governor, partner in service Maureen and Rotarians at his home for a late luncheon.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Officer
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IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING FOR CHRISTMAS

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Dec 16, 2014
IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING FOR CHRISTMAS

The Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago in the spirit of giving for Christmas gifted 35 children who attend the Autism Services of Trinidad South Support Group's school at Medine Street San Fernando with toys and treat bags in celebration of Christmas.

President Jamir Ousman was on hand to distribute the treat bags and toys which were delightedly received by the children.

Treat bags and toys were also gifted to the Willamsville Health Centre and Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago for distribution to children connected with both institutions.

The Club's recent Tea & Fashion event was in aid of raising funds towards worthy projects including diabetes and autism awareness and thanks all those who continue to support its charitable efforts.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Office

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Recognising Excellence & Rewarding Achievement

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Nov 21, 2014
RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE & REWARDING ACHIEVEMENT
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago under the leadership of its President Jamir Ousman hosted through part proceeds from its recent 21st Annual Chokha Festival, its Achievement and Scholarship awards on the 22nd November 2014 at the NESC Centre, Ste Madeline. 
 
The event was hosted to recognise and honour the top performers in SEA examinations and the winners of National Scholarships residing within its jurisdiction and to grant scholarships to deserving students who also reside within the Club’s jurisdiction. 
 
At the event the Club recognised the outstanding academic performance of 13 SEA students and 37 National Scholarship winners by the award of trophies from the Club. 
 
Four students, Kerry Omar Mohammed, Kareem Imtiaz Mohammed, Chloe Bishop and Shereece Boodram, who are all pursuing tertiary level studies, were granted scholarships in the sum of $5,000.00 each to assist in defraying some of the costs associated with tertiary level education. 
 
The Club was very privileged to have Senator The Honourable Dr. Rolph Balgobin as its feature speaker for the event.  Dr. Balgobin’s lively references to his own school experiences and words of wisdom quoting from renowned philosophers were well received by the students, their parents and Rotarians alike. 
 
Assistant Governor Dr. Michael Kangaloo attended the event and brought greetings on behalf of the District Governor. 
 
MP Nela Khan, the donor of the Nela Khan Challenge Trophy was also on hand to present her trophy to the winning recipient. The Nela Khan Challenge Trophy is presented annually to the top performer in SEA examinations within the Club’s jurisdiction and this year’s recipient was Shivanna Sudama of Robert Village Hindu School. 
 
There was no shortage of entertainment during the course of the event starting with a rendition of the National Anthem and later a musical item by Kyle Ali on the steel pan, a Latin dance by Daynia Pirtheesingh and BJay Hackshaw live violin performance of popular Christmas carols by Marina Gayah of Court Street Chamber Orchestra and Spoken Words on the topic of tobacco use by Fedel Iwueke graduate of San Fernando Government Secondary School, all of which were professionally executed and thoroughly enjoyed by those in attendance.
 
The award winning students expressed their appreciation of the Club’s recognition and Rotarian Debbie Roopchand delivered a vote of thanks on behalf of the Club and brought the formal proceedings to a close at approximately 5:15 p.m.
 
This gave way to the students and their parents sharing refreshments provided by the Club and mingling with other invitees and Rotarians to the strain of lively parang music. 
 
All present felt uplifted by the event which showcased the academic excellence that resides in our youths and the Club wishes to specially thank its Awards Committee Chair Rudolph Ali and all persons who contributed in one way or another to the hosting of the event and its overwhelming success.
 
Debbie Roopchand
Public Relations Director/Press Officer
22/11/2014
   
 
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IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD DIABETES DAY

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Nov 13, 2014
IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD DIABETES DAY
 
 
On Friday 14th November 2014 the Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago (“the Club”) in celebration of World Diabetes Day (WDD), under the leadership of its President Jamir Ousman, conducted a diabetes awareness drive at Princes Town Promenade towards generating diabetes awareness amongst our primary school children.
 
100 primary school students from 6 schools within the Club’s jurisdiction attended the event.
 
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) created World Diabetes Day in 1991 in response to the growing concerns about the health threat posed by diabetes. 
 
This year’s focus of WDD was on the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes and effectively manage all types of diabetes to avoid complications and the Club in keeping with the focus provided each student in attendance with a healthy breakfast comprising a (100%) unsweetened fruit juice, sandwich of salt-fish and vegetables, fruit cup consisting of grapes, water melon and pineapple. 
 
In an effort to create awareness the students were given a T-Shirt with the logo “Health Eating Begins With Breakfast” (“the logo”), a water bottle with the Rotary logo, a pencil case with two pens, two pencils an eraser and a lead sharpener, a Diabetes wrist band, a printed copy book with the Logo of this year’s diabetes theme and Rotary’s logo, together with a diabetic pin.
 
Teachers who accompanied the students, parents and members of the public in attendance were given T-Shirts with the logo and other items.  
 
Nurse Educator Dimple Ramlogan Stoute and Rotarian Zobida Ragbirsingh had a conversation with the students on the importance of healthy eating, exercise and awareness in the prevention of Diabetes and DEAPS – Diabetes Education Awareness in Primary Schools.   
 
Members of the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago Princes Town Branch and Mr. Adesh Paragasingh, a medical representative from Physicians Pharmaceutical Ltd., who volunteered their time and expertise, assisted by conducting diabetes screening and testing on approximately fifty persons, which included children and other members of the public. Mr. Paragasingh distributed vitamins to all persons who were tested and items for diabetics.
 
Rotarians dressed in T-Shirts with the logo assisted with the distribution of the breakfast plates and other items. 
 
Specially invited guest Mr. Akenath Singh Chairman of the Princes Town Regional Corporation commended the Club on its efforts to promote healthy living and pledged his support to the Club.
 
This event was financed through the use of part proceeds from the Club’s recent Annual Tea & Fashion Event, Fleur, and the Club once again takes the opportunity to thank its supporters for their continued support of its charitable endeavours.
 
Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
 
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A Gala Affair

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Nov 01, 2014
A GALA AFFAIR
 
On Sunday the 26th October 2014 the Rotary Club of  Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago hosted its 05th annual Tea & Fashion Event themed – FLEUR – at the Hyatt Regency Port of Spain Ballroom and in keeping with its theme the ballroom was beautifully adorned with floral arrangements and centrepieces, which lit up the ballroom to the delight of its patrons.
 
The event was sold out as early as two weeks prior to the date and even up to the day of hosting the Club was flooded with requests for tickets, which it was unable to satisfy. 
 
As from 2:00 p.m. patrons made their way to the ballroom pausing only to take advantage of the garden themed photo booth and the expert photography of Gareth Leigh photography to record their presence at the gala event.  By the start of the event at 3:00 p.m. the ballroom was filled to capacity and DJ Don provided music which added to the peaceful serenity of the decorated ballroom and created a sense of excitement of the event that was to unfold. 
 
As from pannist Kyle Ali’s rendering the National Anthem to the vote of thanks by Rotarian Krista Chang patrons were taken upon a journey of delightful presentations as they thoroughly enjoyed the evening’s event attended by Assistant Governor Dr. Michael Kangaloo, which lasted to 7:15pm. 
 
Club President Jamir Ousman welcomed and thanked patrons for their attendance and continued support for the event the proceeds of which he informed were to be dedicated to the worthy objectives of eradicating polio, raising the level of diabetes awareness in our children, and promoting autism awareness. 
 
Feature speaker Justice Vasheist Kokaram’s message of conciliation, mediation and goodwill was well received by patrons and showed the fusion between Rotary’s work throughout the world and the part every person can volunteer to play in assisting the various humanitarian efforts which make up Rotary, towards impacting positively on the lives of less fortunate persons in society.  
 
Master of ceremonies Nikki Crosby introduced Samsara D Band which entertained the patrons during the tea session of the evening’s proceedings with a mix of live renditions, which primed the audience for the splendid presentations that followed the tea session.       
 
Belly dancer Soleil Spencer opened the first fashion segment entitled Lotus Blossom with her sensual belly dance followed by recently married couple Doctors Giovannah Sanmook and Vaalmiki Singh who gracefully modelled the couple’s Indian bridal wear and which was followed by exciting presentations by Brandid House of Fashion Ltd. and Covered Treasures.
 
Wendy Sheppard had the audience enthralled with her beautiful rendition of golden classics, which enticed patrons to sing along adding to the excitement and gaiety of the evening.  
 
The second fashion segment Desert Rose featured designs/fashions from Charu Lochan Dass, Daronte, Little Black Dress & Co. and Elle Fashion which were accessorized with jewellery from Anoushka by Ilmes available exclusively at Stetchers.
 
Extreme breakers presented lively performances of their daring and energetic dance routine with their junior members putting on a breathtaking performance.
 
Entertainer K-Ritch serenaded the models from Passion Carnival who showcased pieces from the band’s 2015 presentation Neverland.
 
There was no limit to the lively entertainment provided during the event and in the Wildflower segment Zadd and Eastman, Iris Atsin, Swimwear by Amy and Sally Lochan Dass featured their designs to the accompaniment of choiced music from DJ Don.
 
After treating patrons to surprise giveaways hosts Bashir Mohammed and Indira Singh opened the last segment of the evening’s show Jasmine which featured Formal and Bridal wear from Judy’s boutique and brought an end to an enchanting evening of glitz, glamour and razzmatazz with patrons promising their patronage for the next show.
 
The evening of pleasurable and lively entertainment could not have achieved its near flawless presentation and execution but for the dedication of the Committee comprising Rishi Ramlogan, Indira Singh, Debbie Roopchand and Krista Chang and the willing participation of the host of volunteer Rotarians and their partners in service who contributed in one way or another towards the evening’s success. 
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town in its hosting of the event towards the laudable objectives as expressed by its President is dedicated to the objective expressed by Rotary Internationals’ President Gary C.K. Huang that clubs by their activities seek to “Light up Rotary” and by so doing light up the world.
 
 
Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
01/11/2014
 


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A Great Loss

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Oct 31, 2014
A GREAT LOSS
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago in recognition of Brother Michael Churchill Samuel’s lifelong dedication to education, serving for a period of 27 years as the Principal of Presentation College San Fernando, expresses its deep sadness at his passing on the 26th October 2014. 
 
Brother Michael has enriched the lives of countless students and other persons during his life on earth and stood as a shining example and human embodiment of service to humanity.
 
Presentation graduates can be found serving at all levels of society with distinction and Brother Michael in his unique style found time to maintain contact with his charges even to their adulthood, continuing to positively impact on their lives. 
 
Nor did distance create an impediment to such positive response and Brother Michael travelled to New York for a reunion with Presentation College students, meeting with President Jamir Ousman’s sons Ronald Ousman and now deceased Kurt Ousman.  The embrace in the photograph below is reflective of Brother Michael’s warmth towards his graduates.
 
Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
01/11/2014
 
From L to R: Kurt Ousman, Brother Michael Samuel & Ronald Ousman
 
 
 
 
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An International Achievement

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Oct 31, 2014
AN INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT:
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago is proud of its member and Past President Zobida Ragbirsingh who on the 25th October 2014 at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) inaugural awards in Barbados was awarded the Regional Award 2014 in acknowledgement of her tireless efforts in the fight against diabetes and her dedication shown in improving the lives of people with the disease in Trinidad and Tobago.  
 
Sir Michael Hurst President of IDF and Former Member of the British Parliament presented the award to Rotarian Zobida and the IDF particularly honoured her for her voluntary work as President of the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago and her passion for educating not only the persons with diabetes but the entire public, healthcare processionals and lay persons on prevention, management and control of diabetes. 
 
Rotarian Zobida has served as a member of the Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago in the various avenues of service for over 15 years and brings her expertise in diabetes to the Club. 
 
Debbie Roopchand
Press Office    
01/11/2014
 
Rotarian Zobida Ragbirsingh & Sir Michael Hurst
 
  
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A proud moment for Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago

A proud moment for Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago:
 
Tonight President Jamir Ousman delivered the following Citations & Certificate of Recognition to Immediate Past President Bashir Mohammed which were awarded to the Club by Rotary International and Immediate Past District Governor Herve Honore in recognition of the Club’s achievements under the leadership of IPP Bashir Mohammed during the Rotary Year 2013-2014:-
 
  1. The Presidential Citation from Ron D. Burton President Rotary International for 2013-2014 to the Club for actively working to engage rotary change lives.
 
  1. The Presidential Citation from Ron D. Burton President Rotary International for 2013-2014 to the Club for setting strategic goals to engage Rotary, change lives, this year and in years to come.
 
  1. A Certification of Recognition for Club Administration presented by the District Governor Herve Honore. 
 
The Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago remains committed to the ideal of service above self and to Light up Rotary.
 
 
Debbie Roopchand
Press Office 
22/10/2014
 
Below L - Immediate Past President Bashir Mohammed & President Jamir Ousman (R)
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In the spirit of Giving for Diwali

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Oct 16, 2014
On Friday 17th October 2014 the Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago (“the Club”) in celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights, with the Hindu Community of Lothians Village Princes Town conducted a Diwali  light-up and treat in conjunction with the Lothians Village Council at the Lothians Village Recreation Ground as part of the Club’s outreach programme in assisting communities and creating partnerships with them.   
 
The Village Council welcomed the Club’s involvement in bringing joy and merriment to all who attended and thanked the Club for its generous and thoughtful initiative. 
 
Approximately 120 residents of the community attended the event, which was made even more special by the live entertainment provided by S.M.S. Sangeet Orchestra. 
 
All the children were treated with treat bags while the adults were given gifts of hampers. The Club distributed Prasad and traditional East Indian delicacies to all present at the celebrations.  The Lothians ground was beautifully lit up with deeyas placed on traditional bamboo arches which were bent to form various traditional patterns on the open field. 
 
There was a common feeling of sharing and satisfaction between the Club and the attendees and the Club’s effort was recognised as reflective of the spirit of Diwali.
 
Rotarian Von Morris Mohammed was responsible for organizing the event with the assistance of President of the Lothians Village Council Mr. Carl Arjoon and with the support of fellow Rotarians from the Club the event turned out to be a great success for all who attended.
 
Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
 
 
 
 
 
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A successful first quarter

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Oct 07, 2014
On the 08th October 2014 President Jamir Ousman in recognition of the contribution by members of the Club's Board of Directors to a successful first quarter under his Presidency awarded tokens of appreciation Directors Wayne Nanan, Von Mohammed, Rishi Ramlogan and Debbie Roopchand as to their outstanding efforts.
 
President Jamir Ousman & Rotarian Rishi Ramlogan (Director Club Administration)
 
President Jamir Ousman & Rotarian Von Mohammed Director Service Projects
 
 
President Jamir Ousman & Rotarian Wayne Nanan Director Membership
 
President Jamir Ousman & Rotarian Debbie Roopchand Director Public Administration

 
 
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MEDICAL OUTREACH - NIPAL PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Sep 27, 2014
MEDICAL OUTREACH – NIPAL PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL
 
On Sunday 28th September 2014 President Jamir Ousman and members of the Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago attended at the Nipal Presbyterian School, George Village towards conducting the Club’s medical outreach for the benefit of the residents of that Community.
 
The outreach was well attended by members of the Community with a steady flow of attendees from 9:00 a.m. and the Club was able to bring a range of different services offered at the outreach to the many persons who sought to avail themselves of the Club’s charitable efforts. 
 
Doctors Ronald Gobin, Kiran Premanand Nakkana, Valluri Pattabi Rama Rao and Kiran Kumar Vagolu provided free medical services for persons seeking medical attention as well as conducted testing for diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol. 
 
Dr. Amit Paryag provided free oral dental examinations and referrals as well as conducted a session with children and their parents on proper oral hygiene.  This service was well received by members of the Community and Dr. Paryag treated 36 patients.
 
The Club also had on hand its member Attorney at Law Debbie Roopchand who conducted a legal aid clinic for persons requiring legal advice. 
 
Volunteer Nurses from the Princes Town District rendered their services together with dedicated Rotarians and their partners in service who were present.   
 
Free medications and clothing were distributed to attendees.  
 
A total of 80 persons were recorded as having registered at the clinic towards accessing the various services. 
 
The Club records its thanks to Doctors Kiran Premanand Nakkana, Valluri Pattabi Rama Rao, Kiran Kumar Vagolu and Amit Paryag for volunteering their services in the service of the Club’s outreach programme. 
 
The Club also thanks all of its members and partners in service who attended and assisted in the many varied aspects for the efficient and successful conduct of the outreach. 
 
The outreach would not have been possible but for the efforts and energies of its Service Projects Director Rotarian Von Mohammed and the generous provision of the School premises by its Principal Anil Rampersad for conducting the outreach and the Club and sincerely thanks them.
 
In giving of this service to the Community the Club seeks to do its part to Light Up Rotary by spreading the message of service and by so doing light up the world.
 
Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
685-4677
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary Awareness in Princes Town

Members of the Rotary Club of Princes Town met the people they serve and the business community on Saturday 21st September. The occasion provided a much needed opportunity to not only bring about awareness of the work of Rotary but to also assess the needs of the community and network with business people who can be a great help to the Rotary family.
 
The informative display of Rotarian magazines and other Rotary paraphernalia attracted much attention in the busy centre of Princes Town. As a reminder of their commitment to healthy lifestyle, the Club also conducted free blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol testing.
Rotary Awareness in Princes Town Indira Singh 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago 5th Annual Tea & Fashion Event - FLEUR

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Sep 16, 2014
Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago's - 5th Annual Tea & Fashion Event -
 
                                                         "FLEUR"

Last year we delighted you with our sold out show "Papparazzi".

Guests who attended enjoyed a full display of fashion by Claudia Pegus, Heather Jones, Zadd & Eastman, Divas, Judy's, Little Black Dress & Co. Ltd. to name a few of our designers/boutiques who showcased their designs/fashion on the runway.

Soca artiste Shurwayne Winchester thrilled the audience with his live performance on the catwalk while master of ceremonies Errol Fabien and Honorary Rotarian Nikki Crosby effortlessly chaired the afternoon's programme interposed at times with their very humorous commentary to the delight of our guests.

And there was so much more as those who attended can attest to.

This year we invite you to Light up Rotary with us as we raise funds for the Club's Diabetes Prevention, Autism Awareness & Rotary's Polio Eradication Projects through this charitable event.

With a full complement of fashion designers and boutiques on board and live entertainment by Wendy Sheppard, Samsara D Band and Xtreme Breakers we aim to provide you once more with a beautiful and memorable afternoon.

Debbie Roopchand
Press Office
685-4677
 
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Chokha Festival

Posted by Debbie Roopchand on Sep 08, 2014
CHOKHA FESTIVAL  
           
The scenic San Fernando Hills was the place to be on Saturday 06th September 2014, when the Rotary Club of Princes Town Trinidad and Tobago hosted its 21st annual Chokha Festival to the delight of the many patrons who attended the event. 
 
From early afternoon patrons dressed in elegant casual wear were streaming into the radiantly sunlit venue, charging the at