Saturday, May 25, 2024

Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye

Rotary contributes towards painting and renewing the New Horizon SDA School bathroom

The Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye is currently involved in a project to paint and repair the New Horizon SDA School. Supplies were ordered in early February, and the work began on March 14th with power washing the bathroom walls to remove excess dirt and old paint.

20 deserving islanders receive wheelchairs via the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye

The Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye, through a partnership with Chair The Love, distributed 20 new wheelchairs to some of the most deserving island residents. The generous donation coincided with the Christmas season of giving and saw the distribution of 250 wheelchairs nationwide.

Island students receive school supplies and back-to-school haircuts

The new school year has started, and thousands of students are returning to classes nationwide. The summer break that sees students preparing to return to another school cycle also includes the participation of local non-governmental and governmental organizations assisting the neediest with school supplies and even free back-to-school haircuts. This year, the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye, the San Pedro Town Council, and other citizen-driven groups assisted island students.

Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye completes project at Brighter Tomorrow Preschool

The renovation works at the Brighter Tomorrow Preschool in the San Pedrito subdivision by volunteers, and members of the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye are complete. The preschool now counts with renovated grounds and new supplies for students and classrooms. The special occasion was celebrated on Monday, April 3rd, which included refreshments and the acknowledgment of those involved in the project.

Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye making a difference at Brighter Tomorrow Preschool in San Pedrito

Over the past weeks, club volunteers have helped replace a fence and gate, painting and replacing items in the playground. According to them, the school needed a lot of assistance, which Rotarian Rafael Torres brought to the club’s attention. According to Marisa Willment, managing the project, after speaking to the school’s administration, teacher Ariani Gongora and Javier Gongora, the principal and owner of Brighter Tomorrow, decided to forge ahead and work on it getting donations and volunteers on board.

Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye hosts organ donation guest speaker Avil Srivatsa

During their weekly meetings, on Wednesday, October 26th, the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye hosted a special guest who is traveling on a mission from his hometown in India. Avil Srivatsa is the Managing Trustee of the Gift of Life Adventure Foundation and the Charter President of the world’s first cause-based Rotary Club of Organ Donations. Srivatsa’s mission is to speak to 100 Rotary Clubs and spread the same message he brought to Belize, ‘uniting Rotary for organ donations,’ and save lives.

Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye unveils new look of the San Pedro Public Library

The San Pedro Public Library has a fresh, new façade and a brand LED Neon sign making the establishment more visible to visitors. The new look was a project done by the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye, who, along with volunteers and donors' support, painted its exterior and creatively decorated its walls and stairs with book-themed paintings and encouraging words.

Rotary Club of Belize and Ambergris Caye welcome new boards

The Rotary Club of Belize held its annual Handing Over Ceremony to welcome a new board on Friday, July 3rd, at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City. While on San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, the club saw the election of a new board at their Handing Over Ceremony on June 29th at the Alaia Hotel. This year’s celebrations are being observed under Rotary International’s theme ‘Imagine Rotary.’