ROTARACT CLUB CELEBRATES 26 YEARS OF SERVICE TO ANTIGUA & BARBUDAMonday 3rd December 2012
The Rotaract Club of Antigua is slated to celebrate 26 years of Community Service to the Antiguan & Barbuda community during its Charter Week Anniversary from December 3-9.
The club was initially chartered on December 5 1986 and each year plans a week of activities and projects in celebration of its official charter and successful efforts in the community.
The week will begin with a FREE and confidential HIV testing drive named “Stop the Trend, Know your Status!” This event will be held in conjunction with the AIDS Secretariat on December 3rd at the Multi-Purpose Cultural Center, Perry Bay and comes under the International Service Committee, headed by Director Nikkita Collins. Collins is renowned for her exceptional execution of this year’s beach cleanup activity, which saw the participation of Rotary and Interact Club members from across the twin-island state.
This event will be followed closely on December 4th by a Rotaract Media Day where the club will engage media personnel and outlets on the nature and culture of the service organization. The club will distribute Rotaract brochures to different outlets and this will take place in tandem with the finance and fundraising activity dubbed “I support Rotaract” tag drive.
On Wednesday December 5, the club observes the anticipated Charter Day and Club Service “Celebration Night” at the Rotary House on Factory Road. This event will see feature presentations from Past Presidents, Past Members and Rotarians who will share their experiences during their time in the organization. Club Service Director Orianne Nurse has the task of chairing these proceedings.
Furthermore, come Thursday December 6, the Club will feature a Professional Development Activity, followed by the Annual Charter Dinner and Social Outing at 7:00pm on Friday December 7.
On Saturday December 8th, a Community Service project in the form of a facelift on the grounds of the St. John’s Catholic School will take place. This comes under the directorship of Community Service Director Marissa Benjamin who was responsible for the club’s successful hosting of the 2012 Seven Seas Rotaract Spelling Bee Competition from which the St. John’s Catholic School emerged the overall winners.
The week culminates on Sunday December 9 as the Club gather to fellowship at Our Lady of the Valley Anglican Church for morning worship at 8:30am, immediately followed by a picnic at Valley Church Beach.
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