I’m proud to be a Rotarian!

When I was first asked to join Rotary Portsmouth early last year, I had some reservations. From experience, I had found that a lot of clubs are just, “get togethers”, and not too much of importance is achieved or community/people helped.

I’m very happy and proud to say that the Rotary Club of Portsmouth stands up to the challenge of the community needs and development with the projects accomplished and the projects still being worked on. The projects completed to date are Don’t Litter Road Signs, Dangerous Corner Road Signs and the Toucarie Beach W.N.T. Recreational Area.

Rotarian Trish 'hands-on'We are currently working on completing a bus stand at Salybia, redesigning the Portsmouth Hospital Emergency wing and installing private indoor bathroom facilities for selected Calabishie residents. We have also worked with HUGGS International from the United States to help distribute educational supplies to 4 schools in the north. In addition Rotary Portsmouth has donated 50 copies of "I Am Dominica", created by Dominican author, Mara Manley, to various schools.

Being in Rotary Portsmouth has heightened my community awareness through the projects of the club, guest speakers and the interests and expertise of fellow Rotarians.

Not only does the club step up to the plate, our work is done with genuine love and concern and the “desire” to help the community and the people.

Thank you, my fellow Rotarians, for keeping and instilling responsible humanity.  I’m proud to be a Rotarian!