Today the Rotaract Club of Antigua celebrates 30 years of being in existence.
According to a release, the vibrant organization comprising of young professionals aged 18-30 seeks to always do more through making an impact on communities.
The Rotaract Club of Antigua was originally founded by Rotarians, Patrick “Paddy” Benjamin and the late Anthony Michael and is a Rotary Club of Antigua sponsored community service club that was formally chartered on December 5th, 1986.
The Rotaract Club of Antigua is a part of a wider group of Rotaract Clubs known as District 7030. The District includes Clubs from St. Kitts, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
Over the years, the Club has successfully carried out a variety of projects, which include but are not limited to the Annual Spelling Bee Competition, the Share the Cheer Donations, Know you status HIV/Aids Blood Testing Drive, Vector Borne Illness Prevention Projects and much more. These projects have significantly contributed to the overall development of the nation and the region.
The Club theme for this year is: “Inspire. Empower. Achieve”, which is geared towards inspiring others to serve humanity by way of the community projects done by the club, empowering members to take leadership roles by being the best they can be and achieving all the goals and plans set out for the Rotaract year in an effort to really impact people’s lives.
In recognition of their 30th anniversary the club will be hosting a week of Activities which began on Sunday 4th December and will end on the 11th December.
Some of the activities include a Church Service at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, a Media Day & Social Media Wave and a Donation of Steel pans to Cedar Grove Primary School.