Rotary Club of Bonaire exists to serve, with theme “Be a gift to the world”
Installation of the 2015-2016 Board
The Rotary Club of Bonaire installed its new Board last Saturday evening in a cozy and beautiful atmosphere at Spice Restaurant. During this evening the 2015-2016 Rotary International theme “Be a gift to the World” was revealed to the local members.
Rotary Club Bonaire has been serving the community of Bonaire for over 33 years, active in volunteer work and contributing with programs for children , youth, elderly and those in need. Key examples of Rotary Bonaire’s contribution are the successful projects such as Breakfast in Schools which the club set up 12 years ago and has now become an independent foundation. Last year Rotary Bonaire chose the new goal of promoting literacy for all citizens of our island, and recently founded the foundation “Fundashon Lesa i Skibi” (Reading and Writing) to that effect. This new foundation has already initiated a few important projects, such as the Media Bus which will be unveiled soon and will be visiting the neighborhoods on the island.
The new 2015-2016 Board is:
President Orphaline Saleh
Secretary Leonard Domacassé
Treasurer Robert van Dongen
Sergeant at Arms José “Junny” Janga
Incoming President Jan Okhuijsen
In her speech, President Orphaline emphasized service to the community as Rotary’s primary goal. She pointed out how the members of the Bonaire Rotary Club are able make the impossible possible. By joining forces and through hard work, the members of Rotary Bonaire have taken on very ambitious projects such as Breakfast in Schools and the Foundation for Reading and Writing, and turned these and other Rotary projects into a huge success. In the coming year Rotary Bonaire will continue to fully support the Literacy project, as well as with its yearly activities such as the RotaRally and donations to worthy causes. By selflessly serving the community, Rotary members are a gift to their community and the world.
View a photo gallery of the evening's event and and other memorable moments during the Turnover installation dinner by clicking here.