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Rotary contributes to youth development

Rotary contributes to youth development

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Guided by their theme, “The Youth, The Future”, the Rotary Club South was able to impact positively on youths in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
This according to outgoing club President Ces Mc Kie who said that over the past year, although membership had come under tremendous pressure, the club was able to complete about 80 per cent of their projects. {{more}}They were projects, he said, that impacted positively on the youths. Mc Kie was at the time speaking at the club’s annual hand-over dinner held last Saturday at the Ocean Allegro Restaurant and Bar in Villa.
The Rotary’s theme was guided by the Rotary International theme: “Lend a Hand”, and, according to McKie, they were able to work with the International Services Committee on the ongoing major International Hospital for Children project. Over 10 young Vincentians benefited from the International Hospital for Children project.
They also partnered with the Rotary Virginia, Federal Express and Rotaract in hosting the annual Christmas party for school children in North Leeward.
The Rotary Club South also impacted positively on culture in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in that, as part of their vocational activities, they teamed up with the Youlou Arts Project, which involved over 50 youngsters from Layou and Kingstown.
Other projects undertaken included sponsorship of the Garifuna Heritage Foundation’s School Poster Competition and the sourcing of 300 library books for the Calliaqua Anglican School.
During the hand-over dinner, the executive for 2004 was introduced. The new president is Garfield Williams while Keith Howard will take up the mantle of vice president. Simone Churaman is the secretary, Albert Porter is the director of international services while Raymond Trimmingham and Cameron Cadougan are directors of community service and vocational service respectively, and Earl Crichton is director of club service. This year’s theme is: “Celebrate Rotary, 100 Years”.

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