The lo­cal business com­mu­nity and The Ro­tary Club of Gros Islet col­lab­o­rate for char­ity

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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