Rotaract Club of San Ignacio Plans for Community Projects Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Rotaract Club of San IgnacioThe Rotaract Club of San Ignacio met at Meluchi’s Pub and Restaurant in San Ignacio Town on August 2nd to plan for several community development projects in the Cayo Area; this comes just one week after a successful dance ‘Rave at the Grave’ also held at Meluchi’s. A main goal of the dance was to raise funds to finance a community project in rural Cayo.

A primary focus at this time for the Rotaract Club is to carry out, during the last weekend of this month, a project to send ‘an entire village to school’. The Village of choice for this project is Yalbac; for the great educational needs now existing in that village. The idea to support the children in Yalbac Village first came from Secretary of the Rotary Club of San Ignacio, Susie Patrick; after which it was widely accepted by the Rotaract members.

The Rotaract Club in San Ignacio is also considering to assist other communities in the Cayo area. In Cristo Rey Village, the Rotaract Club has an ongoing program to lend books to High School students after which the books are returned and re-lent to other High School Students. The Rotaract Club also plans to join forces with the Cornerstone Foundation in San Ignacio to paint benches and tables at the Mount Carmel Primary School in Benque Viejo del Carmen. Also, the Rotaract Club intends to have a clean-up campaign to beautify the Macal River Bank by the Wooden Bridge in San Ignacio.

“Everybody is very excited and has been working hard so that we can carry out this project…” says Astrid Salazar, President of the Rotaract Club of San Ignacio, commenting on the Adopt a Child Program in Yalbac and the plans to send an entire Village to school.

In the Rotaract tradition, Bingo games will soon be starting at Hode’s Place on Savannah Street in San Ignacio, for which the funds will be used to undertake the aforementioned Community Service Projects. The first Bingo game for that purpose starts at 6:30 pm on August 18th.