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Rotary Club of RT brings in the ‘Xmas vibe’

- Installs ‘Xmas tree @ Road Town Roundabout
The Christmas tree and lights will remain at the Road Town Roundabout until after New Year's. Photo: Mahde Said
Road Town Roundabout transformed by the Rotary Club of Road Town. Photo: Facebook
Road Town Roundabout transformed by the Rotary Club of Road Town. Photo: Facebook
President of the Rotary Club of Road Town, Nelcia St Jean. Photo: VINO/File
President of the Rotary Club of Road Town, Nelcia St Jean. Photo: VINO/File
An aerial view of the Christmas tree and lights installed by the Rotary Club of Road Town at the Road Town Roundabout. Photo: Mahde Said
An aerial view of the Christmas tree and lights installed by the Rotary Club of Road Town at the Road Town Roundabout. Photo: Mahde Said
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the more active clubs in the Virgin Islands, the Rotary Club of Road Town, is at it again with its latest project being the decorating and lighting up of the Road Town Roundabout.

The project, according to the President of the Rotary Club of Road Town Nelcia St Jean, is an annual one and is the club’s way of bringing in the Christmas vibe.

“We do it every year, it is something that the BVI community looks forward to when we light up the roundabout,” she told Virgin Islands News Online.

“It is part of our way of ushering in Christmas and helping to celebrate it. We have done different designs before and this year we have chosen the Christmas tree to the feature.”

St Jean informed that the decorations were undertaken the week before but the lighting was done on Saturday night, December 10, 2016.

Project funded by the club

To undertake the project, the President noted, is cost less than $4,000 and it is coming from the club’s coffers.

“It always comes from funds we have raised from the community. We have our annual project fundraisers and we always put aside money to decorate the roundabout and this year it is less than 4,000.”

The lights will remain up until after New Year’s.

Car to be raffled soon

Meantime, the club’s car raffle is ongoing and the 3rd and final early bird drawing was done also on Saturday night. Every early bird winner received a $1,000 cash prize and that winning ticket will go back in for the grand raffle on Christmas Eve.

The final drawing of the fully loaded black and silver 2017 Hyundai Tucson will be held on the Delta Petroleum compound in Pasea Estate on Christmas Eve.

A ticket costs $10 and the estimated value of the vehicle is $34,000.

Proceeds from the raffle will go towards educational advancement, a dialysis machine for Peebles Hospital as well as bus shelters.

Tickets can be bought from all Rotarians, at NAGICO Insurance, FLOW, The Sports Club, Delta, TAG, and Captain Mulligan’s.

The partners of the raffle are Tortola Auto Group, FLOW, NAGICO Insurance and Delta Petroleum.

6 Responses to “Rotary Club of RT brings in the ‘Xmas vibe’”

  • Just saying (12/12/2016, 08:53) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    That money could have be used to take food for the poor
    • Grumpy (12/12/2016, 10:46) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
      Let the poor get out and work. Do some of the jobs off islanders come here to do. They never apply when the ad says "BVI Islander preferred.
    • tretretrete (12/12/2016, 14:31) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      @Just Saying
      Your negative attitude is sad! Are you shopping for the Holidays? Have you ever given to the poor? There's a saying...the thing you dislike most in others is what is wrong with you. Check yourself!! Now go and feed a few less fortunate and buy some presents for some needy children. That's what I'm doing, enjoying the decorations at the roundabout (thank you Rotary Club of Road Town), and assisting the needy.
  • Jules (12/12/2016, 11:21) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Looking good for xmas. Rotary spreading the joy. Go Nelcia, we appreciate and the businesses in Road Town will thank you for brightening up the place.
  • hmm2 (12/12/2016, 19:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I use to like the one I one mart area the best long ago but now it's more sparsely decorated and not so noticeable anymore. Spruce it up next year our lives prevail. Good job nonetheless.


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