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Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau Combine Efforts to Give Children Comfortable Beds to Rest Each Night

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Members of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau after a day of varnishing, fun, laughter and Community service on April 7, 2019.

A few weeks ago, Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of East Nassau came together to varnish beds at the Ranfurly Home for Children in the Bahamas, which were put together by their sponsor club, Rotary Club of East Nassau.

Kudos to Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau for executing this iniative. Our Children are our Future.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Phenomenal Women United SOLD OUT their Artwork!

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Gabby a.k.a Suga with members of the Rotaract Club of New Kingston and the young ladies of Phenomenal Women United celebrating after all of the artwork were sold out at Craft Cart Jamaica’s Pop Up Village last Saturday, April 13, 2019.

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Over the past 6 weeks, the young ladies from The Women’s Centre and Young Women’s Christian Association that dubbed themselves, Phenomenal Women United, showed significant growth in their approach towards art, their appreciation for their talents and the understanding that their efforts are what will yield results. Of course, there were some who learned faster than others, but in addition to learning artistic techniques, tips on entrepreneurship and customer service skills, they learnt how to have a sound work ethic and an appreciation for time management. They should never forget Suga telling them, “Time is money”.

Suga is extremely happy to report that the ladies’ artwork sold out at Craft Cart Jamaica’s Pop Up Village last Saturday at Campion Auditorium. The young ladies were grateful and felt a great deal of accomplishment for their weeks of hard work and efforts. The project was definitely a success reaping in a bit over $50,000JMD, of which the young ladies kept all the proceeds.

Thanks to the Rotaract Club of Kingston for choosing me to help spearhead this impactful project via GW Art, which falls under my brand Suga Lifestyle.

Many thanks to all who assisted with training the young ladies, helped in the marketing and promotions of this project and to those who stayed glued to our social media accounts, kept it buzzing with compliments and to all who supported the project with your purchases. You have contributed to the financial empowerment and independence of six young women with a promising future.

What’s next for them? They will continue their studies and a few plan to continue exploring the field of art.

Keep up with the New Kingston Rotaract Club by following them on Instagram @nkrcjamaica and if you are between the ages of 18-30 see how you can join them!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date for this Craft Village!

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What is Craft Cart Jamaica?

Craft Cart Jamaica is a locally based organization with the sole aim of promoting our local artisans and their craft to the rest of the world. Craft Cart believes that our artists are some of the best this world has to offer, where their precision, passion, craft and true excellence are unrivaled. Craft Cart also believes that our art has the ability to sculpt a nation and it will do so through their platform, one story at a time.

Like Suga Lifestyle, in the past few months, Craft Cart has shared the work of many of our talented artisans on Social Media via their Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as their website. However, on Saturday, April 13th at Campion College Auditorium from 10am to 6pm, they will be hosting their 1st trade show, ‘Pop-Up Craft Village’ with over 50 local artisans! Suga is always in support of genuine efforts to support and market Brand Jamaica.

The entry cost is $200JMD, where part proceeds will go towards the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA).

Suga Lifestyle will have a booth with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston presenting the artwork of ‘Phenomenal Women United’. Stay tuned to hear about this initiative. 

Please Save the Date and get ready to view the works of talented Jamaican Artisans and Buy Local. 🇯🇲

Craft Cart Jamaica

Instagram/Facebook: @craftcartja

Website: http://www.craftcartja.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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CHAMPS, Wing Sauce Competition & Farmer’s Market This Saturday in Mona!

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Non-profit organization, New Kingston Rotaract Club (Youth arm of Rotary) is having their annual Wing Sauce Competition this Saturday, March 30th by the Mona Dam. Like last year, they are having a Farmer’s Market too, encouraging us to eat healthy and buy our local produce, while contributing to charity at the same time. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Judging and sampling usually takes place at about 2:30/3:00pm. Suga will be judging again!

Then you can head down to the National Stadium to watch our very own young athletes put on quite a show at Champs! The writing is on the wall for the Girls with Edwin Allen, but for the Boys, will KC beat Calabar this year as they seem to be in position to do, or did they peak too early in the season?

Keep up with Suga Lifestyle’s Facebook and Instagram Page to keep updated with Champs and keep up with the New Kingston Rotaract Club by following them on Instagram @nkrcjamaica. If you are between the ages of 18-30, see how you can join them!

Rotaract Club of New Kingston

Meeting Venue and Time: The Liguanea Club, New Kingston every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm

Website: http://www.nkrcja.com

Instagram: @nkrcjamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rotaract St. Andrew donates to Dress for Success Jamaica

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Members of the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew handing over their donation of Professional wear to Dress for Success Jamaica last Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Rotaract is a worldwide non-profit organization made up of young professionals between the ages of 18
and 30 years old. There are over 7,000 clubs in more than 163 countries with membership exceeding 180,000. In Jamaica, there are about 20 Rotaract Clubs, of which the Rotaract Club of St.
Andrew is a community – based service organization, sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Andrew. It is comprised of young professionals committed to the commonality of improving inner-city communities and creating opportunities for promising individuals within the Kingston Metropolitan Area. Rotaract provides opportunities for Personal and Professional development of its members as well.

Last week was World Rotaract Week. Every year, Rotaractors and Rotarians around the world celebrate World Rotaract Week with various activities during the week of 13 March to commemorate the founding of the first club in 1968. It was a time for celebrating the success and importance of the Rotaract programme.

Last Thursday, March 14th, the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew donated Professional Wear to Dress for Success Jamaica as a part of their World Rotaract Week celebration.

Dress for Success Jamaica is also a non-profit organization. They empower women by providing them with work attire, training and support so that they can achieve economic independence.

Kudos to both organizations on the charitable work they continue to do to help build a better Jamaica. For more information or to become a part of these organizations, please see their information below.

Dress for Success Jamaica

Location: 237 Old Hope Road. Kgn. Ja

Ph: 876.547.4356

Email: jamaica@dressforsuccess.org

Website: http://jamaica.dressforsuccess.org/

Instagram: @dfsjamaica

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Rotaract Club of St. Andrew

Meeting dates and time: Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6:30pm

Meeting Location: Footprints Cafe, New Kingston

Instagram: @rotaractstandrew

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date Foodies!

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A Curry Festival?! Interesting! Save the Date and some Tums Foodies. Kingston’s 1st Curry Festival will be May 22 from 6pm – 12am at Hope Zoo with food, live performances and an artisan village. Early Bird Tickets are now available for $1000JMD. Children under 12 are FREE.

Two of my favourite Curry joints, Lyming at Walkerswood and Murray’s Fish and Jerk Hut will be there! Also, Banyan Catering, Soup King, Sip n’ Go and more.

Part Proceeds from each ticket sold go to the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting kids with kidney diseases through finance, education and support.

Mark your Calendars and buy your early bird ticket today!

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Kingston Curry Festival

For Early Bird $1000JMD Tickets: Go to Adam & Eve Day Spa/ Online at https://touchstoneticketing.com

Instagram: @kingstoncurryfestival

Website: http://www.kingstoncurryfestival.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Registration for Kingston City Marathon Extended to Tomorrow!

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There is still time to Resister for the Kingston City Marathon! You have until tomorrow to register on the website, http://www.kingstoncityrun.com or the JHTA Office at 2 Ardenne Road. 

You can register for the full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), 5k or 10k.

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Race day is Sunday, March 17, 2019 on a certified course with chip timing.

Kingston City Run is now IAAF/AIMS (International Association of Athletics Federations/Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) Certified. So you can run and use your official time to qualify for other international marathons.

Start times: Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K start at 4:30 a.m., while the 5K Run/Walk starts at 7:00 a.m.

Other activities:

Other activities associated with the event will be the Welcome Party on Friday, March 15th, the Lifestyle Expo and Pre-Race a.k.a Carb loading Party at The Jamaica Pegasus on Saturday, March 16th. There will be an Awards Ceremony and Finish Line ‘Reggae’ Party after the run on Sunday too.

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The Kingston City Marathon will be raising funds for various Charities as well. Help them hit their 2019 target of JMD$5 million to support Alpha Boys Institute, The Open Arms Development Centre, Marie Atkins Night Shelter, Food for the Poor, Dare to Care and Do your Share and Missionaries of the Poor.

Run the City and Feel di Vibes this Sunday!

For more information:

Visit: http://www.kingstoncityrun.com

OR

JHTA Office at 2 Ardenne Road. Kgn. Ja.

Ph: 876-926-3635

Email: info@kingstoncityrun.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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