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'The Rotary movement is alive, well & kicking' - Gerard St C. Farara QC

- said the hurricane came at a time when the club was at its strongest
From left: Delma Maduro, District Governor Elect, Karia J. Christopher, President of the Rotary Club of Tortola and Gerard St. C. Farara, Past President and Assistant Governor during a press conference held at Ritter House on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 speaking about the club's 50th Anniversary celebration. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola made 50 years on January 5, 2018 and will be celebrating with a year long of activities. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola made 50 years on January 5, 2018 and will be celebrating with a year long of activities. Photo: VINO
Members of the Rotarian family in action delivering relief items throughout the territory. Photo: Facebook
Members of the Rotarian family in action delivering relief items throughout the territory. Photo: Facebook
Rotarians in action distributing food items and water to persons in need. Photo: Facebook
Rotarians in action distributing food items and water to persons in need. Photo: Facebook
Rotarians during the aftermath of hurricane Irma offloading and distributing food and other household items to persons in need. Photo: Facebook
Rotarians during the aftermath of hurricane Irma offloading and distributing food and other household items to persons in need. Photo: Facebook
WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Speaking with members of the media during a press conference held at Ritter House on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Gerard St. C. Farara QC, Past President and Assistant Governor of Rotary Club of Tortola said the hurricanes in September 2017 came at a "time when the Rotary movement was at its strongest."

He said, "At this time at the greatest challenge in the history of our country, the natural disaster came at a time when the Rotary movement in the BVI is at it's strongest. The strongest it has ever been."

Mr Farara further commented that the Rotary movement allowed them to call on the resources of people from all over the world in their time of need.

Alive, well & kicking

Mr Farara emphasised that the Rotary movement came together in the aftermath of the hurricane and assisted persons throughout the territory.

"The Rotary movement is very much alive, well and kicking; performing on all cylinders here in the British Virgin Islands," expressed the Assistant Governor of the Rotary Club.

He continued, "I say fortunate because it requires the kind of help and assistance that was required on the ground in the aftermath of these devastating hurricanes. It required service organisations involvement and organisations that had the depth, capacity, enthusiasm and the commitment to make the kind of contribution and the contribution to the relief effort that was so desperately required."

"We sprung into action" - Delma Maduro

Sharing the same sentiments as her fellow Rotarian, Ms Delma Maduro, District Governor Elect, disclosed that the Rotary family acted quickly in the aftermath of the hurricane.

"The BVI Rotary family, we sprung into action immediately because we are suppose to be people of action. We are suppose to be able to identify needs and act on those needs and the need was great immediately following the hurricane and we sprung into action," Ms Maduro said.

Despite going through their own situations after the hurricanes last year, at least 150 Rotarians volunteered in some shape or form to assist persons in need, Ms Christopher told our newsroom.

8 Responses to “'The Rotary movement is alive, well & kicking' - Gerard St C. Farara QC”

  • vi (02/02/2018, 11:13) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    Why KC does make her face look like a Clown with all the paint? She looks so much better without it
    • wize up (02/02/2018, 13:30) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ VI: wait until you need that trade document
    • Awesome (02/02/2018, 20:44) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Find something else to hate on, the lady doing the darn thing and she carries herself beautifully.
  • just asking.. (02/02/2018, 11:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    What about the roof programme?
  • rattie (02/02/2018, 12:37) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Jerry the country needs you please offer your self for elective office
  • blah (02/02/2018, 13:07) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    More hot air than Tabin big trucks.
  • ... (02/02/2018, 18:45) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    The qc needs to throw his had in the ring
  • Josiahsbay (04/02/2018, 02:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    No one person can rescue us from a bad system however he or she with the help of otherscan begin the process of dismantling that system and replacing it with a more progressive and efficient one. We need people with enough forsight and gumption to lead.


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