The local business community and The Rotary Club of Gros Islet collaborate for charity
The Rotary Club of Gros Islet will host its 22nd annual golf tournament on Saturday, 8th November 2014. This year’s title sponsor is Pan American Life Insurance Company of the Eastern Caribbean. This is a first-time collaboration made possible largely due to a recognition that the two entities share an interest in building the community and improving the quality of people’s lives. This occasion marks the company’s second full year of operations in St Lucia.
Other sponsors to come on board include diamond sponsors Audi, Ernst & Young, Unicomer (formerly Courts St Lucia Ltd); gold sponsor Digicel; silver sponsors A1 Marine, ADCO, Bank of Saint Lucia, Brad Paul & Associates, Brydens, CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers, Concept, Crown Foods, Financial Investment & Consultancy Services Ltd (FICS), FLOW, Guardsman, LeSport, LUCELEC, 1st National Bank St. Lucia Ltd, Ramco Plastics Ltd., Scotia Bank, Sandals Grande, St. Lucia Helicopters, and WLBL.
The Rotary Club of Gros Islet is one of three clubs on island, each of which is charged with the responsibility to “Light up Rotary” throughout the 2014 to 2015 Rotary Year. This is part of an international effort, through Rotary International, to give service above self to the people of the world.
Rotary International is a charitable organisation which boasts over 1 million members worldwide. Its roots date back to 1905 when in Chicago, Illinois Attorney Paul Harris felt the need to give back to his community, with like-minded people. The other clubs in Saint Lucia are the parent club, The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia, and The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia South.
The golf tournament is the main fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Gros Islet and monies raised from this event fund all of the ongoing local community projects and services of the club. These include the Farmers’ Assistance Programme, School Dental Project, and the School Feeding Programme. The club also supports other existing associations such as Grow Well, CARE, and the Boys’ Training Centre, and has been working with the Good News group to refurbish the Upton Garden Girls’ Centre. Over the years the business community has provided outstanding support by sponsoring teams and donating wonderful prizes for winners of the golf tournament. This year’s event is no exception, as wonderful prizes have been donated for various categories of winners.
The 2014 golf tournament will be held at the St. Lucia Golf and Country Club on Saturday, 8th November. Teams will teeoff after the usual “scramble” with a shotgun start. Lunch is a big part of the day and the tournament comes to a close with the prize-giving ceremony. Lots of wonderful prizes are up for grabs with the grand prize being a 2014 Audi Q3 automobile for a hole-in-one.