Rotaract Club of Roseau turns 28
The Rotaract club of Roseau sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dominica will celebrate its 28th anniversary of existence on Monday 16th September 2013. The club was chartered on September 16th 1985 and over the years the club has executed countless projects helping the less fortunate in various communities around Dominica. The club also organizes the annual Carnival Princess Show and a Children's Christmas Party in a different community each year, among other projects.
In keeping with its motto "Fellowship through Service", the club will execute a week of activities, to commemorate its anniversary, which aim to enhance the lives of persons in the community as well as Rotaractors by extension.
Before the official start of anniversary week, club members will participate in a Rotary-organized wellness walk to Screw's Sulphur Spa on Saturday 14th September in order to create further awareness of non-communicable diseases, NCDs, in an effort to stop the epidemic of these diseases in the region. Rotaract's participation is also in keeping with Rotary International's theme – Engage Rotary Change Lives.
The celebrations officially begin on Sunday 15th September with club members participating in a church service at the Roman Catholic Holy Spirit Chapel in Loubiere. There, a hamper of groceries will be donated to a needy family of that community.
On anniversary day, Dominicans will be informed about the Rotaract Club of Roseau and its operations by way of participation as a guest on Q 95's radio programme – Matt in the Morning.
Thursday 19th September will see the hosting of the 2nd episode in a series of debates organized by the Professional Service Committee of the club. Members will debate the topic "Should jeans be worn at Business Meeting?" at the Prevost Cinemall from 7.30 pm.
In a community service project, the Stockfarm play ground will be polished by the hands of Rotaractors, Rotarians and Interactors with the help of some friendly prison inmates on Saturday 21st September.
The week of activities will end with a river lyme after the playground cleanup, where Rotaractors and friends will socialize.
Rotaract stands for Rotary and Action, and Rotaract is a Rotary sponsored service club which allows young men and women ages 18 to 30 the opportunity to give service to their communities while developing themselves personally and professionally through a spirit of fellowship and understanding.