Rotary Club of Curaçao - Helping Our Community For 85+ Years
 
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Today, we are celebrating! It's our 85th Anniversary! 85 years serving the community of Curacao.
Eighty-five (85) years ago on March 10, the Rotary Club of Curacao (RCC) was founded, with the invaluable contribution of Jim Roth of the Rotary International. We are the second oldest Rotary Club in the Caribbean (after San Juan Puerto Rico).
Masha Pabien to all our members! Community service is our passion. WE ARE PEOPLE OF ACTION!
Rotary Club of Curaçao (RCC) together with Stichting Help de Schoolkinderen van Curaçao unloaded a 40-foot container with over 360 donated school desks and chairs at recipient school Kolegio Bellefaas Martis. This project was executed in collaboration with Dutch Rotary Clubs of Oldenzaal and Neede.
During the tour at Kolegio Bellefaas Martis last Thursday, representatives of the organizations involved took notice that this project truly satisfied the urgent need of their 350+ students.
Sincere gratitude goes to Rotary Club of Oldenzaal (especially Mrs. Liesbeth Pieké), Rotary Club Neede (Mrs. Brechtje Haverkate), Stichting Help de Schoolkinderen van Curaçao and members of the Rotary Club of Curacao for the excellent collaboration.
 
 
As this year’s main sponsor, we are glad to present to you the 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙬𝙚𝙗𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙚 of Greenkidzcuracao! On this new website there is 𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙡 available to teach kids -in a fun way- about how to sustain a more beautiful 𝙚𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩. We were able to help Greenkidz with a donation of 𝗡𝗮𝗳𝗹.𝟳𝟱.𝟬𝟬𝟬 and this is a first of many great projects that Greenkidz is going to accomplish. Thanks to our 𝘾𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙖𝙤 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚 2019, a very successful team-building event, where many companies took part in, we are able to help Greenkidz. Thanks to all participating companies, participants, visitors and volunteers for your support! And for now; go check out their new site www.greenkidz.org; and when you are enjoying the material; tag us and Greenkidz and let us know!
Newly installed Rotary board f.l.t.r.: Pierrot Hurtado, Corinne Senior, Liane Cova, Ivette van der Velden, Marius van Noort, Vinod Daswani, Neysa Isenia, Michael de Sola, Helvig van de Laarschot, Boudino de Jong. Photo by Carlo Wallé
 
WILLEMSTAD - Last Thursday evening, Rotary Club of Curaçao (RCC) held a festive celebration at their Zeelandia clubhouse in light of their annual change of the Board. Marius van Noort was appointed as the new President for the upcoming year, succeeding now past-president Michael de Sola. Rotary International's theme for the upcoming year is 'Rotary Opens Opportunities', which according to the newly appointed President will be paramount in the current challenging times our country is facing.
 
 
 
WILLEMSTAD - It is no secret that many neighborhoods have their “own” good samaritans and foundations, such as tante Emma from Fundashon Amigunan di Cristu, that work tirelessly to help the ones in need. People that pour their heart and soul into caring for the most needy in their community and specifically their neighborhoods.
Curacao, July 2018
 
Donation to Stichting Huize Veronica 
 
Stichting Huize Veronica is an elderly home catering for 16 people. This home exists for 15 years (in July 1, 2018).  They were in need of more durable and professional equipment as their current equipment didn’t work properly anymore.
Rotary Club of Curacao donated a stove and a freezer to Stichting Huize Veronica.
 
Pictures:
 
Huize Victoria
 
F.l.t.r.
Pierrot Hurtado from the Donations Committee, Nico Blok,  President of Rotary Club of Curacao and Mrs. Eunice Delvalle, managing director of Stichting Huize Veronica.
 
Other pictures: The donated stove and  freezer

Willemstad, June 9th 2018
 

Members of Rotary Club of Curaçao (RCC) pulled up their sleeves and joined forces on a cleanup and painting project at AGO Juan Pablo Duarte School in Montaña.

Both the inside and outside walls were thoroughly cleaned and the walls as well as the ceilings of 3 classrooms were painted with a very fresh light color.

RCC once again demonstrated yet another day of great fellowship while giving back to our local community.

The remainder of the school is being fixed and upgraded by contractors from the Montaña neighborhood during the days and weeks to come for the pupils to have renovated school premises when the new school year opens in August.

 

RCC would like to thank all our members that participated in the event (see group picture) and our loyal sponsors: Kooyman & Coca Cola. 

 
Helping hands at work for Juan Pablo Duarte School in Montaña
 

IN MEMORIAM OF RUDY DOVALE

 

A legend is gone, his legacy continues.

 

Rudy Dovale - Rotary Club of Curaçao Honorary Member and Rotary Paul Harris Fellow

WILLEMSTAD - Rudy Dovale joined the Rotary Club of Curaçao in 1966 and was a member for more than fifty years. Rudy was the oldest and honorary member and until recently active. Rudy was very popular within his club and served as president of the club from 1975 to 1976. As he told us a few weeks ago: "Rotary is a big part of my life". He died a few weeks before his 98th birthday. Rudy received the Rotary award "Paul Harris Fellow". An award that is awarded to someone who is rewarded with this honorary title for special merits. He has always been involved, enthusiastic and very entertaining, but Rudy could also be critical. We will remember him as a very dedicated Rotarian. The club mourns his death but at the same time is very grateful for the beautiful and long life of Mr Dovale.

800th Rotary Bus Project | 44 years “fun” trips for children.

“Every child should get a chance to get to know her or his island better.” Huub Bongers once said. Huub noticed that many children never made trips to parts of the island outside their immediate living surroundings,---some children had never even seen the sea!

He therefore, with a number of other Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Curacao, started the Rotary Bus Project on December 18, 1974.

The idea was to every two weeks bring children of the basic schools to a nice destination of their choice.

As of then every two weeks a bus of the ABC Busbedrijf brought children of a class of a basic school to a beautiful beach, a monument, a fort, industry, museum or some other attraction or destination of their choice.

Funds were and are collected during the weekly Rotary lunch, when raffle tickets are sold. (An initiative of Rudy Dovale)

The complete proceeds go to the Rotary Bus Project.

The Rotary Bus Project has in the meantime become a tradition, begun in 1974, the Rotary Bus has brought more than 26,000 children to all sorts of destinations.

Last Wednesday, May 2nd, the 800th bus with 53 children left from the M.C.Piar School. The children first visited the Tula Museum and after a nice lunch the Tumba Museum. It was a wonderful day and the children, wearing 800th Bus T-shirts, enjoyed themselves superbly.

The ABC Busbedrijf has placed their busses at our disposal all these years!

Photo’s:

* Mr. Huub Bongers during the 200rd bustrip. Ref.: book Rotary Club of Curacao, 50 years of service.

* Children of the M.C.Piarschool

* Members of the Rotary Club of Curacao with the 800th bus.

 
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Board for '22-'23 :

President: Lusette Verboom
Inc. Pres: Gino Campbell
Secretary: Alba Martijn

Inc. Secr: Paula Janssen
Treasurer: Roy Jansen
Dir Fund Raising: Guido Rojer

Dir Comm. Serv: Corinne Senior
Dir Public Rel: Gino Cova
Dir Youth Serv: Farouk de Windt

Imm Past Pres: Pierot Hurtado