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Today, the Rotary Club of Tortola donated two 43 inch televisions to Alexandrina Maduro Primary School, one of the Club’s adopted schools.

Over 30 years ago, Rotary International made a promise to children of the world to eradicate polio for good. This World Polio Day, members of the Rotary Club of Tortola took to the streets a purple pinkie fundraiser to raise funds for this dreaded disease.
The Rotary Club of Tortola will today commence a Lose to Win challenge, a fundraiser to benefit the Diabetes Association in honour of Past President Elton Georges.

The Rotary Club of Tortola held a membership orientation on Saturday, 15th September 2018 to share the Rotary story to new and prospective members increasing their knowledge of what Rotary does.

The Rotary Club of Tortola’s regular lunch meeting on Thursday, 6th September 2018 was not an ordinary meeting. Neither was it an ordinary day.   Members from the entire BVI Rotary family consisting of Rotarians and Rotaracts gathered for a special lunch meeting at the Moorings Mariner Restaurant to commemorate the 1st anniversary of Hurricane Irma which left widespread destruction across the British Virgin Islands.

The Rotary club of Tortola in conjunction with Rotary club Sunrise Road Town and Rotary Club Road Town donated several boxes of clothes to the BVI Health Service Authority Mental Health Department. The exchange took place on the Festival grounds on Friday 13th July 2018.

Public Image Director, Mitsy Ellis-Simpson of the Rotary Club of Tortola and team from the BVI Rotary family had the opportunity of giving the St. George’s Bus Shed in Road Town, a much needed refurbishing, cleaning and painting for the use and enjoyment by students of the St. George’s Primary and Secondary Schools and residents.

Photo: DPP Kim Hollis, QC
 
Legislation to decriminalize cannabis in the British Virgin Islands is currently under review.  Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Kim Hollis, QC was the guest speaker of the Rotary Club of Tortola's lunch meeting held on 12th July 2018 where she spoke on the popular topic.  The BVI Government is currently exploring the herb for medical and recreation purposes and as a source of revenue for the country.
 
Over the weekend, Rotarians gathered at the Port Purcell roundabout to provide sweat equity in planting a small Christmas tree because Hurricane Irma had destroyed the community’s traditional Christmas Tree. Assistance to plant the tree was also provided by Groundworks.
 

Photo: Rotary International President Barry Rassin and RCOT President Lynette Harrigan

Fellow Rotarians

As we embrace the new Rotary year, I want us to face forward and realize the talents in each of us.  I ask that you try something new, take on a new responsibility, and get to know your fellow Rotarians just a little bit better.  Rotary takes ordinary men and women like us and gives us extraordinary opportunities.”  We all know this to be true.

The BVI Rotary Family received 5 boxes each containing 12 units for a total of 60 Water Filters from AquaBox for distribution to the BVI Community.
Hurricane Irma has caused a serious situation for many residents in the British Virgin Islands.  Significant damages to properties making no special selection! Unfortunately, among those suffered from the devastation are the elderly, disabled persons, low income homeowners, single mother and children who are in need of assistance.
 
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Club members voted on changes to the Club's by-laws on Thursday, Sept. 28. Nominations for the 2007-8 Rotary Year were put off until October 5.

Photo: Rotary International President Barry Rassin and RCOT President Lynette Harrigan

Fellow Rotarians

As we embrace the new Rotary year, I want us to face forward and realize the talents in each of us.  I ask that you try something new, take on a new responsibility, and get to know your fellow Rotarians just a little bit better.  Rotary takes ordinary men and women like us and gives us extraordinary opportunities.”  We all know this to be true.
Rotary International Receives Outstanding Achievement Award as an Organization That Promotes and Supports Voluntary Blood Donations
Dong Kurn Lee of Seoul, South Korea, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International from 2008-9.
 
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