(ZIZ News) – Since the Rotary Year began on July 1st, several major projects have been put in motion while others are still in the pipeline.
Club President, Tuffida Stewart said they had already trained 30 young leaders in the area of organisational development as well as helped to spearhead the relief efforts for Dominica, post-Tropical Storm Erika.
Stewart said they had already scheduled more projects for the balance of this year.
“We’re going to sponsor a young person to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Seminar in Grenada,” she revealed, adding, “We’re also going to have a free foot-care clinic on St. Kitts and Nevis and that will be done in collaboration with the North American School of Podology. We’re also going to have our annual food hamper distribution to the elderly and less fortunate.”
The annual Primary School Spelling Bee is scheduled for October 22nd at the ECCB Auditorium.
For National Heroes Day, the club, in a joint venture with the Department of Social Services, hosted the residents at the Saddlers Home for the Elderly and other seniors from surrounding communities.
The guests enjoyed a day filled with food, and Mellie Hewlett’s steel pan music. They even engaged in dance.
President Stewart said they are really geared towards humanitarianism and that includes embracing the elderly.
“All our objectives are geared toward the development of the youth in our communities. Within our communities, we have the elderly as well and we do projects to help them feel as if they’re still a part of what’s going on. Because sometimes they feel left out. Sometimes their families go overseas and do not look for them so we fill that void in other words,” Stewart stated.