Guest Speaker - Melanie Smith

Posted by Club Administration on Jan 20, 2021
Melanie Smith, Founder & CEO of Turks & Caicos Recruitment Group is our guest speaker at tomorrow's club meeting (January 21).
Former Rotarian Melanie will address us on "Career Alignment Strategy: How to best align your skills and interests with a career you will enjoy and proper in"
Join in at 6.45p via Zoom meeting ID: 844 7200 3143 with passcode 288064 ( for a meeting start  at 7.00p. 
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Posted by Karl Isaac on Jul 09, 2012
Our Changeover Night (Installation night as called in some district clubs) was a lucky 7. A slots machine winning combination.   How is that so?
Presidents & the First Ladies
First Ladies and the Presidents
(L-R) First Lady Sabrina II, President Karl, IPP Owen and First Lady Sabrina I
CHANGEOVER NIGHT 7-7-7-7 Karl Isaac 2012-07-09 04:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Jun 14, 2012

Secretary Elect Joy Mackenzie of Rotary Club of Providenciales will chaperone three students to attend the World Affairs Seminar in Wisconsin. The students of Turks and Caicos Institute for Professional Studies (TCIPS) Comprehensive High School are the winners of the National AIDs debate in Turks and Caicos Islands.

WORLD AFFAIRS SEMINAR Karl Isaac 2012-06-15 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Apr 29, 2012
"I believe strongly about strenghthening and supporting the community which we live and work in. There are so many amazing opportunities to get involved with doing just that here in the Turks & Caicos – and my choice for the past 4 years has been to work with the AMAZING team at the Rotary Club of Providenciales.
On a small island, every little bit helps, and the smallest of efforts has BIG and swift impact to many. One of my projects each year is the ‘dictionary project’ where we Oseta Jolly Primary School 3rd graderspurchase these really cool dictionaries each year from an organization called ‘The Dictionary Project‘ and distribute them across the country to Grade 3′s. Students really look forward to getting them, and they cherish them and hold on to them throughout many of their years.

This year’s project was a great success, the many smiles you see when handing them out makes all the effort worthwhile, and I’m already looking forward to start getting things organized for next year’s handouts. Get more information on the Rotary Club of Providenciales by visiting"

- Rotarian Val Kalliecharan

DICTIONARIES FOR 3rd GRADERS Karl Isaac 2012-04-30 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Apr 11, 2012
VP Raymond Cushnie accepted the club banner for the Rotary Club of New York from Kaan Soyak, who is a co-chair of their International Service Division. Kaan was disappointed that he didn't arrange his itinerary to include our weekly meeting, but looks forward to correcting that on the next visit, perhaps as soon as May or June.
Club Banner Ceremony
ROTARY CLUB No. 6 Karl Isaac 2012-04-12 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Mar 13, 2012

Each year Rotarians with a local doctor visit the primary schools in Providenciales to provide eyeglasses for students.


EYEGLASSES PROJECT 2012 Karl Isaac 2012-03-14 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Feb 29, 2012
On 23 February 2012, the Rotary Club of Providenciales honored two persons for their contribution to the community. 

Dr E Menzie [left] and Mr. S Williams (right)

ROTARY HONORS THE COMMUNITY Karl Isaac 2012-03-01 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Nov 27, 2011

The Pot O Gold winners announced at the 8th Annual Conch festival last Saturday are:

Ira Gibson - $10,000 Pot O Gold

Richard Green - Galaxy Tab from LIME

Lidijah Thomas - 6 months free of cable TV from WIV

Dorlus Nadej - $400 voucher from Quality Supermarket

The Rotary Pot O Gold is an major annual fund raiser for the Club and the draw occurs at the annual Conch Festival held in Blue Hills, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands.  1999 tickets are printed in an effort to raise a total of $20,000.  $10,000 is allocated for the grand prize and the balance is used for community projects by the Club.  This year, the Club's raffle raised $16,630.00 and it was the first time consolation prizes were offered.

2011 POT O GOLD WINNERS Karl Isaac 2011-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
KIWANIS, WE ARE ROTARY! Karl Isaac 2011-11-10 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Oct 30, 2011

The Big Kid Project is a project of the Rotary Club of Pignon, Haiti and is designed to assist the communities in the Pignon area in providing nutrition for their families. 

BIG KID PROJECT IN HAITI Karl Isaac 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Oct 27, 2011
Election night was Thursday 27 October 2011 and so we proudly announce the members of the incoming board for 2012-2013:
: President Karl A Isaac, current Club Secretary
: Vice President Bloneva Williams, past Director of Club Services in 2010-2011.
: Secretary Joy Mackenzie, a past Secretary and produces the Club’s weekly Informer.
: Treasurer Paul Jobling, current Club Treasurer.
And the directors are:
: Norma Goodridge, currently the Director of Club Services.
: Kanzy Dillon, became a Rotarian on 14 October 2011.
: C. Peta Gay Bailey, the Club’s sole new Rotarian in 2010-2011.
: George Missick, past Rotaractor from the Bahamas.
Other members automatically completing the board are:
: Owen Hamilton, Immediate Past President (the current President of the club)
: Raymond Cushnie, President elect (the current Vice President of the club)
 Congratulations to all!
2011 CLUB ELECTION RESULTS Karl Isaac 2011-10-28 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Oct 06, 2011

wh-kYes, we have moved to a new meeting home.  On October 6, Middle Caicos Cafe located at Windsor Plaza on Leeward Highway became our third meeting venue for this year. 

It has been our challenge since the start of this Rotary year obtaining a venue that is right size, affordable and beneficial to our members and viable to the vendor.  We trust we will be at the Cafe through the remainder of the year.  It just shows the adaptability of our members; once we have a place to meet and fellowship, we are good to go!  A beer or wine anyone?


SAME TIME, ANOTHER PLACE Karl Isaac 2011-10-07 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Sep 15, 2011

Kerly Y AmaguaFor the past 4 years, the Rotary Club of Providenciales has sponsored a child living in Ecuador, South America.  The Children of the Andes is a project is managed by the Rotary Club of Quito Valle Interoceánico. Visit for more on Children of the Andes. 

Here, we share the letter of our sponsored child for this year 2011-2012. Her name is Kerly Yelitza Amagua.

OUR CHILD OF THE ANDES Karl Isaac 2011-09-16 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Karl Isaac on Aug 12, 2011

Rotary Park Grace Bay Clean Up
Thank you to all the Rotarians who came out to clean up the Rotary park in Grace Bay between Somerset and Sibonne on Saturday 13th August at 6.30am.

TRIMMED, RAKED & BAGGED! Karl Isaac 2011-08-13 00:00:00Z 0

Old Time, New Home!

Posted by Karl Isaac on Jul 31, 2011


On Thursday August 4, our weekly Club meetings moves back to its old time at 7.00pm and has a new home at Windsong Resort located in The Bight.

Old Time, New Home! Karl Isaac 2011-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaractors and Interactors Do Their Personal Best! Karl Isaac 2011-07-15 00:00:00Z 0

GSE Team Visits Provo

Posted by Val Kalliecharan on Mar 26, 2011
The Rotary Club of Providenciales hosted a team of  visiting professionals from St. Augustine, Florida (USA) this past week as part  of Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange (GSE) program. Members of the  visiting 3-person team were hosted for a week at local Rotarians’ homes and  treated to a full schedule of events, presentations, vocational shadowing, dinners  and social activities.  
GSE Team Visits Provo Val Kalliecharan 2011-03-27 00:00:00Z 0

Eye Testing in Middle and North

Posted by Mike Sottak on Feb 05, 2011

The Rotary Club of  Providenciales, in conjunction with the Rotary Community Corps of North and Middle Caicos, recently completed an eye testing program for children attending  elementary schools on North and  Middle Caicos. The clubs worked with the  gracious support of Dr Julian Petrucci of Menzies Optometry who conducted eye tests for 53 students and identified 11 that are in need of prescriptive  glasses to see clearly. The Rotary Clubs will provide the glasses at no charge  to those in need. The program builds on a similar program conducted by Rotary  each year in Providenciales.

 “Vision issues are a key  obstacle to better learning so we are happy to give all students who need this  kind of assistance a hand in improving their school experience," said Wilbert  Forbes, president of the North/Middle Rotary Community Corps. “Dr. Julian has  been a long time supporter of this Rotary program and we are grateful that he  could come to North and Middle this year.  Without his assistance it would  not be possible. This type of cooperation is a great sign of the active  community spirit that is alive and well in the TCI.”

Many thanks to Rotarians Mary, Charles Val and John who assisted with this proejct, as well as the RCC in North under Wilbert's leadership!

Eye Testing in Middle and North Mike Sottak 2011-02-06 00:00:00Z 0

Sprucing up for the holidays

Posted by Mike Sottak on Dec 11, 2010
A merry band of Rotarians helped spruce up our signature roundabout on Leeward Highway this weekend, adding some holiday color and cheer to get residents in the Christmas spririt. Rotarians Val, John, Karen and Micky - as well as the always helpful Lawson crew - decorated the roundabout in holiday glitter and gave it a good cleaning as well. PP John even got to practice his Santa Claus entry, braving the heights to reach the tippy top of the roundaabout's main tree. Well done, all you elves!
Sprucing up for the holidays Mike Sottak 2010-12-12 00:00:00Z 0

Tis the season

Posted by Mike Sottak on Dec 03, 2010
Rotarians and Rotaractors will be out in force during the holidays this year, collecting food and other goods in our annual Christamas Food Drive program. Teams will be stationed at the major grocery stores throughout Provo on weekends in December, soliciting a can or two from exiting shoppers. All items and funds collected will go toward supplying the elderly of TCI with needed donations just before the holidays.

The Christmas Food drive is a great 'hands' on' project that only takes a few hours of your time, and is a fun way to connect with our community.

Contact Rotarian Karl, pictured here with a big haul from Quality Supermarket (thanks Owen!), for more information on how to help.

Tis the season Mike Sottak 2010-12-04 00:00:00Z 0

Karen and the DG take a walk in the (Rotary) Park

Posted by Mike Sottak on Nov 30, 2010
Three cheers for ADG Karen for organizing yet another flawless visit by the DG of District 7020! She kept the DG and husband entertained and informed for almost a week and really helped them see the strength of Rotary throughout our islands and in the communities we serve.

Way to go Karen!

Karen and the DG take a walk in the (Rotary) Park Mike Sottak 2010-12-01 00:00:00Z 0

Congratulations - and thank you - Tricia Brown

Posted by Mike Sottak on Nov 29, 2010
Tricia Brown of Fort Lauderdale, Fla, visiting Turks and Caicos on vacation last week, was the lucky winner of the annual Pot of Gold Draw this year. District Governor Diana White pulled the winning ticket at the TCI Conch Festival and not long thereafter Tricia came forward to claim her prize.

Her first use of the money - a $500 donation to Rotary! Well done, Tricia! She said she may even look into becoming a Rotarian herself.

The annual fundraiser netted about $5000 for the RCOP.

Thanks to all Rotarians who pounded the pavement and sold tickest to help make this another way we can fund important comunity projects.
Congratulations - and thank you - Tricia Brown Mike Sottak 2010-11-30 00:00:00Z 0

DG Diana Visits Provo

Posted by Mike Sottak on Nov 29, 2010
The RCOP hosted the annual DG visit this past week, welcoming DG Diana White and husband Roger to our club and island.

It was a busy week for our District's leader, with visits to North Caicos and Grand Turk as well as lots of activity on Provo. The DG presided over meetings with our club and the Board. Rotarian Nell also hosted a social night at her house for the DG and Rotarians and Rotaractors (thanks Nell, thanks Blonie).

The club did its annual dictionary handout to the local elementary schools while the DG was here and she and Roger were a great help.

Finally, the DG did the honors in picking the winning ticket for the $10,000 Pot of Gold drawer held at the Conch Festival.

Check out the DG's photo log here for all her great pictures.
DG Diana Visits Provo Mike Sottak 2010-11-30 00:00:00Z 0

Dictionary handout another great success

Posted by Mike Sottak on Nov 24, 2010
 In what is becoming an annual tradition, the RCOP conducted a dictionary handout at local elementary schools - including North and Middle Caicos. Rotarians were met with warm welcomes by students and teachers alike at all the schools and there was genuine appreciation for Rotary's efforts in helping improve literacy and giving a helping hand to the local schools.

Big thanks to Rotarian and Services Projects co-director Val who helped head the project, and a special thanks to DG Diana and Roger who were there to lend a hand.
Dictionary handout another great success Mike Sottak 2010-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Interact & Rotary Clubs of Providenciales Clean the Public Park Karl Isaac 2010-10-30 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Year 2009-10

Posted by Mike Sottak on Jul 04, 2010
Tom Lightbourne, who passed away this spring after a long battle with cancer,  was honored posthumously by the Rotary Club of Providenciales as its Rotarian of the Year at the club's annual Changeover Night ceremony held last Saturday. Past President and Past District Governor Tom was remembered as a guiding force in Rotary in Turks and Caicos and throughout the Rotary world.

Outgoing president Mike Sottak and Family of Rotary Chair Micky Shoulak presented the award to Tom's family, including son Elery, daughter Dione and wife Thelma.

Rotarian of the Year 2009-10 Mike Sottak 2010-07-05 00:00:00Z 0

Changing of the Guard

Posted by Mike Sottak on Jul 02, 2010
The RCOP held its annual Changeover Night under the stars at Opus Restaurant last Saturday, as new President Art Forbes officially took over the helm from outgoing president Mike Sottak. President Art welcomed his new board and energized the club for another great year.

Outgoing president Mike thanked his team and the entire club for their commitment and contributions over the past year. Special recognition was given to a number of Paul Harris Award winners, as well as past president John Lawson and ADG Karen Biker, both of whom received Special Recognition awards from the president.

Changing of the Guard Mike Sottak 2010-07-03 00:00:00Z 0

Rest in Peace, Tom Lightbourne

Posted by Mike Sottak on Apr 27, 2010
APRIL 28 -- A true pioneer and leader of Rotary. Tom Lighbourne passed away today after battling a long illness. Tom was a past District Governor (2005-06) for District 7020, a two-time President of the Rotary Club of Providenciales, and a charter member of that Club. He touched many lives in the Turks & Caicos Community, within District 7020, and throughout the Rotary world. He remained active as a leader of District 7070 up until his death.

He is survived by his wife Thelma and children Elry, Dionne and Tanya and many wonderful grandchildren. Information on funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.
Rest in Peace, Tom Lightbourne Mike Sottak 2010-04-28 00:00:00Z 0

SouthSide Fishing Tourney April 10

Posted by Tanis Wake-Forbes on Apr 09, 2010
Bottom fishing tournament this Saturday, April 10 out of Caicos Marina and Shipyard. Starts at 6AM. $150 entry fee. Proceeds to benefit Provo Children's Home. Call 232-1905 for more information.
SouthSide Fishing Tourney April 10 Tanis Wake-Forbes 2010-04-10 00:00:00Z 0

Bingo - we have a winner!

Posted by Mike Sottak on Jan 30, 2010
A record jackpot drew record crowds to our weekly Bingo game this past month and the streak which began in July finally ended last night, Januaury 31. Socito Del la Cruz covered all his spots in the jackpot game with just 53 balls, and took home a whopping $28,000. Close to 1,000 players jammed the Tropicana for their chance to win the big money, and even the preliminary games awarded record-level prizes. The real winner is Rotary of course as we will use the proceeds we earn as part of the Bingo fundraiser to support projects here in TCI and around the world. With the dramatic need for aid in Haiti, we will undoubtedly be able to use the extra revenue generated by this round of Bingo.
A big thanks to the Bingo Committee and all the other Rotarian volunteers who turned out in force over the past month when things were getting really crazy at the 'Trop. Many hands make light work and the games went extremely smoothly thanks to that 'all hands on deck' approach.
Bingo will take a few weeks off and look for an announcement for a new start up date, as well as a final report on this round, soon.
Bingo - we have a winner! Mike Sottak 2010-01-31 00:00:00Z 0

Mini Golf Outing

Posted by Mike Sottak on Sep 18, 2009
The RCOP enjoyed a day of fun, relaxation and competition at the mini golf course on September 19. A great turnout and an intense match ended with a team consisting of mother-daughter combos - Thashena and her daughter, Toni and her daughter - plus Rotarian of the Year Joy, winning top prizes. Thashena also took home the closest to the pin prize. A good time was had by all. See Photo Gallery for more photos.
Mini Golf Outing Mike Sottak 2009-09-19 00:00:00Z 0

World Affairs Seminar report

Posted by Mike Sottak on Jul 08, 2009
JULY 9, 2009 - The four kids we sponsored to attend the annual World Affairs seminar in Wisconsin paid our club a visit this week. They reported in great detail and excitement about their experiences at this outstanding event. The theme of this year's event was hunger and the high schoolers learned a great bit about the challenges our world faces in this regard. Plus, they had a chance to meet other kids from all over the world and share their culture and learn about how their peers live. They delivered excellent reports to the club and are obviously fine representatives of TCI (and hopefully, future Rotarians!) Special thanks to RoY Joy for chaperoning the kids and for Yvette for heading up this project.
World Affairs Seminar report Mike Sottak 2009-07-09 00:00:00Z 0

Pendita makes it official

Posted by Mike Sottak on Jul 08, 2009
JULY 9, 2009 - After a l-o-n-g initiation period, Pendita Hutchinson finally made it official this week when she was inducted into the RCOP. She's been a great supporter of Bingo and we're happy to have her on board! Special thanks to Thashena for being her sponsor.
Pendita makes it official Mike Sottak 2009-07-09 00:00:00Z 0

RCOP Donates Van to Middle Caicos Seniors

Posted by Tanis Wake-Forbes on Jul 04, 2009
July 5, 2009 – The Rotary Club of Providenciales this week handed over a specially equipped passenger van which it is donating to provide transportation to senior citizens of Middle Caicos. The donation is its way of saying thank you to those citizens for their guidance and leadership over the years and their kindness and generosity of spirit.  A hand over ceremony was held today at the Middle Caicos Community Center, with a BBQ lunch and blessing by Pastor Campbell.
RCOP Donates Van to Middle Caicos Seniors Tanis Wake-Forbes 2009-07-05 00:00:00Z 0

Louise becomes first new Rotarian of the Year

Posted by Arthur Forbes on Jul 01, 2009
JULY 2, 2009 - Welcome Louise Peterson, our first new Rotarian for 2009-10. Louise was sponsored by president Mike and inducted by Membership Chair Art at this week's meeting. She'll be joining Club Services.
Louise becomes first new Rotarian of the Year Arthur Forbes 2009-07-02 00:00:00Z 0

Changeover Night

Posted by Yasmine Rigby-Blues on Jun 26, 2009
The Honourable Premier Galmo Williams graced us with his presence at the Changeover Night and delivered a word of thanks for the Club's efforts this year
Changeover Night Yasmine Rigby-Blues 2009-06-27 00:00:00Z 0

Changeover Night: June 27

Posted by Mike Sottak on Jun 26, 2009
Don't forget that June 27 is Changeover Night at Opus Restaurant (formerly Gecko Grill, at Ocean Club East). Cocktails at 6:30. Dinner after that. Fun, fun, fun. Celebrate a great year of Rotary and kick off another great one! Tickets $50 for Rotarians and guest. $100 for additional guests. See or call Owen for tix. 231 6926.
Changeover Night: June 27 Mike Sottak 2009-06-27 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Year: Joy!

Posted by Mike Sottak on Jun 26, 2009
Congratulations to Joy MacKenzie, this year's Rotarian of the Year. Joy was recognized at the Changeover Night on June 27 for her untiring contributions to Rotary, including helping make Bingo a great success, publishing the Informer every week, performing various printing and design jobs, being a faithful member of Club Services, donating wonderful knitting artwork for club raffles and hundreds of other things. In fact, she had just returned from escorting the kids we sponsored at the World Affairs Seminar in Wisconsin!
Rotarian of the Year: Joy! Mike Sottak 2009-06-27 00:00:00Z 0

New car, equipment for PCH

Posted by Tanis Wake-Forbes on Jun 17, 2009
Rotary club of Providenciales teams up with partner club in North Carolina to supply critical goods, vehicle to Provo Children's Home

JUNE 18, 2009 – The Rotary Club of Providenciales is nearing completion of a donation of a wide variety of essential goods and a vehicle to the Provo Children's Home (PCH) this week. The items were initially part of a support program for the original PCH, but became even more important when the old home was destroyed in last fall's hurricanes. The goods have been provided to the children and care givers in their temporary locations being used by the PCH. The donation was made possible through the local Rotary Club's partnership with the Rotary Club of High Point, North Carolina (USA), which together raised funds totaling almost $25,000 for the purchase of much needed goods and a vehicle to transport children to school and other activities.
New car, equipment for PCH Tanis Wake-Forbes 2009-06-18 00:00:00Z 0

Bingo Moves to new Venue: Attracts record crowd

Posted by Joy MacKenzie on Jun 14, 2009
JUNE 15, 2009 - Our popular fundraiser, the weekly Bingo game, moved to a new and more spacious venue this past week - The Tropicana Supper Club in the Bight. Owner Marvin Henfeld provided a great setting for the new home of Bingo - lots of tables and chairs, a full bar, and air conditioned comfort. At least 400 anxious players filled the room as the game began.

And, as luck would have it, the jackpot was hit on our first night at the 'Trop.  Arios Alcide walked away with a cool $15Gs, ending a 6 month session.

Bingo will take a two week hiatus now, and be back in action again on July 5 at The Tropicana. Come out and help the cause, and join the fun.
Bingo Moves to new Venue: Attracts record crowd Joy MacKenzie 2009-06-15 00:00:00Z 0

Boat of Directors Meeting

Posted by Mike Sottak on Jun 04, 2009
JUNE 9, 2009 - Our fearless leader and Captain of the Good Ship Rotary for the past year took his team on a celebratory boat ride around Grace Bay this week. The cruise gave the board of directors a chance to reflect on an extremely productive and successful year, and toast our president John for his outstanding leadership.
Boat of Directors Meeting Mike Sottak 2009-06-05 00:00:00Z 0

Playground Donation

Posted by Mike Sottak on May 22, 2009
MAY 23, 2009 - Under dark and dreary skies early one recent Saturday, the Community Services corps of the RCOP braved the elements and gamely erected a fun new playground equipment set for the kids at the Enquiring Minds school. Led by project champion Michelle Swann, the team made quick work of the assembly, daring to forge forward without even consulting the instructions. Foreman John Lawson and his unfatiguable Lawson crew are old hands at such kids play, and with the able assistance of Rotarians H "the Swing" Hinderaker, Raymond "The Slide" Cushnie and Val "The Shovel" Kalliecharan, they brought sunny skies to the kids at Enquiring Minds. See more photos in the Photo Album.
Playground Donation Mike Sottak 2009-05-23 00:00:00Z 0

Grand Turk tree planting

Posted by Mike Sottak on May 14, 2009
MAY 15, 2009 - The Rotary Clubs of Providenciales and Grand Turk combined efforts on a tree planting project to spruce up Grand Turk. Thanks to the kind donation of trees from Sunshine Nursery, the barge transportation services of CBMS, and the nursery facilities of Mr Murray in Grand Turk, the trees were used to beautify several locations around the capital, including the Onid Glinton Primary School. Special thanks to our Grand Turk clean up partners Projectech for their assistance in making the planting happen!
Grand Turk tree planting Mike Sottak 2009-05-15 00:00:00Z 0

Water Tanks for Grand Turk

Posted by John Lawson on Apr 30, 2009
MAY 1, 2009 -- The Rotary Clubs of Provo and Grand Turk have tackled the project of repairing the water tanks that provide storage of potable water for the island of Grand Turk and are a critical part of the public water supply system.  They were badly damaged in the hurricanes.

Water Tanks for Grand Turk John Lawson 2009-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Au Revoir PP Mike

Posted by Cheryl-Ann Shand
The RCOP said au revoir and bonne chance to Past President Mike last week, sending him off for his own personal "year in Provence." Mike and his family are moving to the town of Aix en Provence for a year, where he hopes to soak up the local culture and even drop in on the Rotary Club based there.
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Can You See Me Now? Eye Testing Program

Posted by Mike Sottak
The RCOP visited the Ianthe Pratt as its first stop on a tour of the local primary school to test kids for vision problems. In partnership with Dr Julian Petrucci, who generously donated his time, we tested 45 kids at IPPS, and will move on to Oseta Jolley and Enid Capron schools next. The program is supported by a Simplifed Grant from District 7020.
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Dictionary Handout in North & Middle

Posted by Mike Sottak
The dictionary project hit the road this week and ventured to North Caicos and Middle Caicos where we visited 3 primary schools. We handed out close to 150 of the very popular dictionaries. We were met with enthusiastic and grateful students and teachers who loved the handy reference books and all the cool stuff they found in their new lifelong learning friend. PP John got stumped by some of the 5th graders on a few tricky words, but all in all, it was a very successful trip!
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New phone for Steven Stubbs

Posted by Mike Sottak
AG Karen visited Grand Turk this week and delivered a brand new phone to our friend Steven Stubbs. Thanks to Micky and Cheryl for making the arrangements with LIME to get him one!
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Election results: 2010-11

Posted by Mike Sottak
The RCOP held its elections for the 2010-11 Rotary Year and the results are:

President: Art Forbes
President-elect: Owen Hamilton
Vice President: Cheryl Ann Shand
Secretary: Tanis Wake Forbes
Treasurer: Ivan Browne
Director: Bloneva Williams
Director: Jai Tolani
Director: Lester Forman
Director: George Missick
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RLI Training in Provo

Posted by Mike Sottak
The RCOP made history this weekend by hosting its first ever Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) training session. RLI is a comprehensive program to help educate Rotarians on various aspects of Rotary. The course is implemented in 3 parts, and we hosted a session for Part 1. In total 19 Rotarians attended, including representatives from Grand Turk and Cat Island (Bahamas) clubs.

Big thanks to Haresh Ramchandani of Montego Bay, Jamaica, who led the session, along with discussion leaders Felix and Carla Stubbs from Nassau, and our own PP John Lawson, who made his debut as a RLI discussion leader at the session.
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Bingo raises money for Phillipines relief

Posted by Mike Sottak
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Dictionary handout

Posted by Mike Sottak
A fun day visiting the Provo elementary schools and handing out dictionaries to the 3rd graders. A great literacy project and much appreciated by the kids and teachers alike. President Mike even learned how to spell i-n-f-o-r-m-a-t-i-o-n (thanks to the kids at Enid Capron) Nice job Community Service team! Photos here.
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North Caicos Back to School Jamboree

Posted by Mike Sottak
President Mike, PDG Karen and Norma headed to North Caicos this past weekend to help support the 1st Annual Back to School Jamboree for the kids of North and Middle Caicos. Held at Miss B's Plaza, the event attracted eager school kids who enjoyed games and fun, and goodie bags full of back to school supplies courtesy of the RCOP. We even met old friend Wilbet Forbes there, who is trying to organize a Rotary Corps group on North.
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Stephen Stubbs shows off his new computer

Posted by Mike Sottak
Stephen Stubbs, a blind Turks and Caicos resident, is the proud recipient of a new computer and software that allows him to 'read' printed material, sort his music, and generally be a more productive person. Michelle Alway (left), his instructor from the H. Ross MacDonald School for the Blind in Ontario, helps Stephen at a recent RCOP Meeting.

Michelle trained Stephen on the new technology during an intensive week-long session at Beaches. The computer and software, along with Michelle's trip to TCI, was made possible through our friends at One World and was a cooperative effort among The Rotary Clubs of Watertown, New York (USA), Provo and Grand Turk, along with Beaches and the Social Services Department of TCIG.

Stephen is living on Grand Turk and will be starting a part time job with Radio Turks and Caicos as he pursues his dream of being a DJ.
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Jonathan gets inducted by DG Errol

Posted by Mike Sottak
Jonathan Steers, GM of Nikki Beach, became our newest member of RCOP and had the additional privilege of getting inducted by DG Errol Alberga during his visit with us. Jonathan is looking forward to rolling up his sleeves and getting involved with community projects. Welcome Jonathan!
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DG Errol Visits Provo

Posted by Mike Sottak
The RCOP hosted DG Errol Alberga and his wife Leonie from August 17-21 as part of the annual trip to the Turks and Caicos that the leader of District 7020 makes. He visited both our club and Grand Turk (where he helped charter a new Rotaract Club!), and promoted the 2010 District Conference in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica.

DG Errol attended a board meeting and our regular club meeting, toured the island, saw various projects we have done, and was guest of honor at a cocktail reception. He even managed to attend Sunday night Bingo. All in all, he came away impressed and re-iterated that the Provo Club remains one of the strongest in the District!
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Visit from Partners from Virginia, USA

Posted by Mike Sottak
Bill Hosik, a member of our Think Caribbean partner club, the Rotary Club of Manassas, Virginia, paid us a visit last week and we exchanged flags. Bill dutifully brought the flag back to his next club meeting, and here is pictured with Club President Susan Strom with our unique banner. Our club is supporting their club's main project for the year, a hospital expansion in Haiti, which our DG (who is friends with their DG) is supporting as well.  And the Manassas club hopes to send a group of members down in the Fall to help us with a hands on project here in Provo. Next time anyone is in the Washington DC area, make sure you drop in on The Manassas Club! They meet Wednesdays at lunch. Here's their web site:
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Cleaning Up Grand Turk

Posted by John Lawson
APRIL 1, 2009 -- The Rotary Clubs of Provo and Grand Turk continue to help get Grand Turk and Salt Cay back on their feet after Hurricanes Ike and Hannah last fall. RCOP recently sponsored a 'big stuff' clean up to help remove some of the larger debris still strewn around our nation's capital.
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Provo Rotary Sponsors Debate Team

Posted by Betty Maclaine
APRIL 30, 2009 --The Rotary Club of Provo sponsored a team of four Clement High School students and their English teacher, Ms. Euleeta Powell at the 12th annual Model United Nations Session (MUNS) Debate (sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas in Nassau).The team, accompanied by Betty Maclean and Yvette Marcelin of our club, competed at the event on April 27, 2009.

The debating team consisted of Deangelo Rigby, Demaggio Rigby, Delray Lightbourne and Phildreka Mayham.

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Mel joins RCOP

Posted by Mike Sottak
Mel Flores was recently inducted into our club, and is sponsored by our President John. Mel is originally from Belize, and has moved to TCi from New York City with his wife and young daughter.
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Congrats Father Scott!

Posted by Mike Sottak
Father Scott Brennen proudly receives a well-deserved Paul Harris Award from PDG Tom. Scott was recognzied for his outstanding contributions to the Club and the Community and for leading our Provo team to victory in the recent high school MUNS competition in the Bahamas. Way to go Father Scott!
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Matching Grant Project with Israel club

Posted by Betty Maclaine
APRIL 10, 2009 - This year, the Rotary Club of Providenciales as the international partner, pledged to work co-operatively with the host partner, the Rotary Club of Zichron Yachov, This is a wine producing area north of Tel Aviv in Israel. Together they raised funds which provided specialized equipment for the Miskal Centre, a local educational centre for children with learning disabilities. The centre treats children from ages three to twelve in areas such as didactic testing, emotional counseling as well as occupational therapy and speech therapy. This is a fine example of Rotarians working together for the benefit of others, which follows the Rotarian motto of "Service Above Self".

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New Rotary Park Clean Up

Posted by Michelle Swann
Rotarians showed up in force in the wee hours of a June morning recently to lend a hand cleaning up the site of the 'new' Rotary Park in Discovery Bay. Congrats to all for making your way to the site as such an uncivilized hour, and setting the stage for the newest Rotary landmark in TCI.
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New DG installed

Posted by Mike Sottak
Our District has a new District Governor - Rupert Ross of St Croix, where the 2009 District Conference will be hosted. DG Rupert is pictured here getting the hand-off from outgoing DG Dick MCombe.
DG Rupert will visit the Turks and Caicos November 24-28, and ADG Karen will be making the arrangements for his visits to our our club and Grand Turk. Stay tuned for more details.
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New Member Val

Posted by Mike Sottak
We inducted another new member this week, when Val Kalliecharan joined our club. Val hails from Halifax Novas Scotia and has decided to make Provo his home with his wife Susan and their two boys. Welcome Val!
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Spreading Holiday Cheer

Posted by Mike Sottak
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands - December 25, 2009 - The Rotary Club of Providenciales ( helped inject a little holiday cheer into the local community this month with its annual Senior Citizens Food Drive, as well as a surprise drink distribution in cooperation with Island Pride Supermarket/The Butterfield Gold Group of Companies. The result will be a few more smiling faces during the Christmas season, and continued relief from the hardship caused by the hurricane which struck the islands this fall.
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Election results: 2009-10

Posted by Mike Sottak
Our club completed its election for the upcoming Rotary year, 2009-10, which begins July 1, 2009, last night (November 6). Thanks for all who voted, and most importantly for those who have agreed to serve next year. The board will consist of:

Mike Sottak, President
Art Forbes, President Elect
Owen Hamilton, Vice President
Cheryl Shand, Secretary
Mary Scott, Treasurer
Raymond Cushnie, Director
Betty Maclaine, Director
Yasmin Rigby-Blue, Director
Thashena Adderly, Director

Immediate past president, John Lawson, will also serve on the board.

Thanks again for your anticipated support of this great team, and we look forward to building on the momentum and progress being made this year!

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GSE Team Visit

Posted by Mike Sottak
A GSE Team from Arizona visited us the week of June 23 and had a great time. The toured Provo, met some folks in similar vocations, went to Grand Turk and cruised our famous waters on the SS Rotary. Here they are at Changeover Night with their hosts - Micky, Betty, John and Mike.
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Hello? Guv'nah!

Posted by Mike Sottak
HE Governor Richard Taughware makes 'the call' from the 2007 Conch Festival to the winner of the annual RCOP Pot o Gold Draw. The lucky winner of the $10,000 pot was once again a member of the "Family of Rotary" Beryn Duncanson, son of Rotarian Blythe Duncanson, took the call from the Gov. (wonder if Dad will get a cut?). The other winner - Rotary, of course, which nets almost $10,000 from the fundraiser.
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Interact gets in the act, too

Posted by Mike Sottak
Past District Governor Tom presents the official charter for the Interact Club of Providenciales. Way to go! and special thanks to Rotarian Betty MacLaine for all her hard work in helping the Interactors get started!
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Report from Whitewater

Posted by Mike Sottak
Charvis Ferguson, one of three TCI students sponsored by Rotary to attend the annual Whitewater World Affairs seminar, gives her report to the Club. Charvis was joined by Kerchelle Bain and Teandra Thomas, and Rotarians Joy and Nell served as chaperones for the trip.
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Cha-ching! Blythe Cashes in!

Posted by Mike Sottak
Blythe "Big Bucks" Duncanson shows off the winning card he drew to take home the pot in the 50/50 draw in Setpember. Congrats Blythe - see you at the bar!
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Cruisin': Rotary Leadership Cruise Info

Posted by John Lawson
Find out about a fun and informative way to learn more about Rotary and become a true Rotary leader. Plus, cruise the Bahama and Florida Keys in deluxe style! And, get to drink margaritas and sing karoke with John Lawson! Ship sets sail in March 08. More info here.
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Our new twins are coming!

Posted by Walter Gardiner
From November 17 - 24 our club will host our new 'twin' club - the e-Club of Southwest USA. A bunch of that club's members, including old friend Ryolf Pussell, will be visiting us and we're looking for Rotary volunteers to help make their trip fun and memorable. A full schedule of events - including a dictionary donation and an eye testing clinic for school kids - is planned. Plus, we'll be holding an official twinning ceremony at the foundation reception on Saturday November 17 at 7PM at Simba (get our tickets NOW - from Karen!). Plan on spending some time in fellowship with this great group of people and show them what Provo hospitality is all about. See Walter, Michelle or John L. for more info on how you can join the fun.
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On the road again - to Iguana!

Posted by Mike Sottak
We're on the move again Rotarians - our new Thursday meeting place will be at Iguana Restaurant in the Salt Mills Plaza. It's a great venue with a very gracious owner. Dinner + fellowship fees will be $26, which includes a choice of one of 3 entrees, dessert, tips and taxes. Happy Hour prices at the bar all night long, too! Come on out and check out our new digs.
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Welcome Yasmin and Dameko

Posted by Mike Sottak
New Rotarians Yasmin Rigby-Blues and Dameko Dean are welcomed to our club by sponsor Alge and Prez Walter. Two great additions to the Provo Club!
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Rotaract Makes it Official

Posted by Mike Sottak
The Rotaract Club of Providenciales was presented with its official banner by President Walter. Stay tuned for more info on all the great work these future Rotarians are doing.
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Going to the dogs: A Visit from the Vet

Posted by Mike Sottak
Dr. Gavin Peters, the national veternarian of the TCI, visited us recently and gave us an update on how the government is working to protect our furry four-legged friends. Let's give him a big 'whuff whuff"! You go, dawg.

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Recipe Cook off a Delicious Success

Posted by Michele ( Micky) Shoulak

The results are in for the favorite recipes to put into the District Cookbook.  The top three in each catagory will be submitted for the cookbook.

Check out the Photos in the Photo Journal (above right). 

Aside from the occassional downpour the evening was great! Recipe's will be made available when we have them all compiled. Thank you all for such a great day, let's do it again soon!! Read on for complete results.

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Roundabout flyers are good PR

Posted by Mike Sottak
Tanis displays the new roundabout flyers Rotary produced to help tourists and locals navigate our most entertaining traffic feature. Great job Tanis and Community Services, and thanks to all our sponsors.
Check out the press coverage this program got,too!
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How to Do an On Line Make up

Posted by Mike Sottak
The Rotary E Club of Southwest USA is a great way to attend a Rotary meeting and get credit for a make-up. Old friend Rolf Pussel (pictured) is the the club's president. It's easy, fun and informative. All you need to do is go to their web site, register and browse through the selection of meeting topics available. You can do it anytime, from anywhere.
Attend one today if you need a make up!
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Web site open for 2008 District Conference

Posted by Mike Sottak
It's not too early to start thinking about next year's district 7020 Conference in the beautiful Atlantis Resort in nearby Nassau. Register now and get in on some unbelievable room rates while they last. Web site here.

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