Rotaract is a worldwide 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 New Kingston is a community based service organization, sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Kingston. It is made up of young professionals committed to the commonality of creating opportunities for promising individuals within the Kingston Metropolitan Area. Rotaract provides opportunities for Personal and Professional development of its members as well.
Suga is not only an artist and owner of GW Art, but also a past Rotaractor and still supports the projects of various Rotaract Clubs. Suga Lifestyle and the Rotaract Club of New Kingston have teamed up to conduct an Arts and Entrepreneurship Workshop with young women from the Women’s Centre and Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).
The Workshop was launched on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The venue and supplies needed for the Workshop have been funded by Suga Lifestyle and New Kingston Rotaract Club. The young ladies have been attending the workshop every Saturday since then under the guidance of Suga and Rotaractors.
The ladies are on course to use their learnt artistic, entrepreneurship and customer service skills to produce, showcase and sell their artwork at Craft Cart’s Pop Up Village on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Campion College’s Auditorium. They will get to keep all of the proceeds.
Phenomenal Women United will have Paintings, Desktops/Tabletops and Wooden Signs. Here is a Preview!
Entry Cost is $200JMD with part proceeds to the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA).
There will be over 50 exhibitors, please come out, look out for us and support this initiative, JASA as well as other talented local artisans.
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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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. 🇯🇲
On January 12, 2019, the Rotaract Club of New Kingston started the new year the right way. They coordinated a Treat for the Homeless at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter on Hanover Street, Downtown, Kingston.
Suga Lifestyle was more than happy to be a sponsor for the event, along with Jamaica Producers, Kirk Distributors Ltd., Cari-Med Ltd., Best Dressed Jamaica Ltd. and Refresh Beauty Soap.
I saw the event through and it was a success once again this year. Persons that lived at the home along with other members of the surrounding community, came out in their numbers to receive various services and items offered such as Medical checks, Dental and Cleaning checks, HIV Screening, Personal Grooming, Eye screening by the Lions Club, Canned Food and Clothing Donations.
Suga was delegated the task of adding a personal touch to speak to attendees about proper Nutrition. Their options may have been limited, but points made by conversations with several of them were of great help. For instance, to choose boiled ground provisions instead of rice and peas or plain rice and to drink water instead of sugary, fruit punch or fruit juices.
Kudos to the Rotaract Club of New Kingston, Sponsors, the Lions Club of Mona, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Dentists, Nurses, Barbers, Jamaica Producers and everyone who assisted to make the Treat for the Homeless a great benefit to our people.
Two weekends ago, the non-profit organization, Rotary District 7020 hosted its Rotary Leadership Summit in Norfolk, Virginia.
During the Summit, 500 Rotarians and Rotaractors (members of the youth arm, Rotaract) were put to work. They packaged 100,000 meals to send across the globe to combat world hunger. Kudos to Rotary District 7020 for executing this initiative.
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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The Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East is a Non-Profit Organization that serves in their Communities and offers various Benefits to their members, just as other Rotary Clubs. The Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East is a part of Rotary International, in particular, Rotary District 7020 with clubs from Jamaica and other Caribbean islands.
Earlier this year in March, Rotary Ocho Rios East donated a Water Tank to the St. Ann Infirmary. They also found time in the same month to Plant 18 Trees, representing each of their members in the Blue Mountains area.
While the Blue Mountains area has a lot of vegetation, it is also a World Heritage Site. They chose that area to plant the trees because they saw it as an opportunity to contribute to its maintenance and of course preservation of the environment.
Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East has a new Instagram page and I encourage readers to follow it. For my Suga Bears in Ocho Rios, if you are above 30 years, I would like you to consider joining their Rotary Club. You wouldn’t only be helping less fortunate Communities and others, but you will help improve yourselves too.
Rotary Membership Benefits
● Opportunity to give back to the Community
● Personal Growth and Development
● Continued Learning
● Networking Opportunities
● Fun, Fellowship and Entertainment
Keep up with @RotaryClubofOchoRiosEast2 on Instagram and see the impact they have on Communities in Jamaica, International affairs and their own Club members.
Take the Children (Ages 3 – 16) out this Saturday to New Kingston Rotaract Club’s FREE Back to School Medical at Nannyville Community Center by Mountain View. Take advantage of all the FREE Services and save!
The children will get FREE Dental checks, Eye screening and Medical checks.
***Immunization Cards or Health Passbooks are Required***
Directions to Nannyville Community Centre:
Follow The New Kingston Rotaract Club on Instagram, @nkrcjamaica and see how you can join the Club, participate or donate to their Projects. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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