Negril Rotary

People of Action!

President's Message - December 27, 2022

Nearly the end of 2022.

Since returning to “Normal” in January of this year, so many things have happened. We are fortunately proceeding with our projects and programs. Through partnership with Cornerstone Jamaica the See Better Learn Better program continue in our partner schools with two clinics this year, March saw 125 children prescribed glasses and in November 162 children prescribed glasses, and 25 students were referred for further investigations, over the two clinics 3,500 students were examined. Our scholarship program continue to assist students from basic school to high school. Two tertiary scholarships were granted to students moving on. We also support the Get Kids to School program, a wonderful program through the Franciscan Friars. Combined these programs assist over 150 children to attend school.

Thank you Ricks Cafe for continuing your monthly donations of $50,000 to our education program. In the new year our tutoring program at Negril All Age will start, we are always seeking volunteers to assist, if interested please contact Rotarian Paul Reardon 876 204 2788. 

We welcomed our District Governor Deborah Howell in September. Last Wednesday at St Anthony’s Kitchen we handed out 150 food gift bags filled with goodies to help persons to celebrate Christmas, and Santa did not forget the kids.

Our efforts are now focussed on Donkey Races Family Fun Day, the return on February 5th 2023. Rotary Negril main fund raiser for our projects and programs, this year TEF will be our Headline Sponsor, along with our other major sponsors Ricks Cafe, Cincinnati Franciscans, Catcha Falling Star, Wavz, VM Group & Spy Tech. 

Thank you to all our supporters your donations make a difference. Thank you to the friends of Negril Rotary who volunteer their precious time. 

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. 

Joan Taylor-Cooney
President 2022/2023


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