Rotary Club of Bonaire, C.N.

Starting Rotary year 24-25 our lunch meetings will be every two weeks, the first and third Wednesday’s of the month between 12:15 and 14:00 at Eddy’s restaurant, 79 Kaya Gobernador Debrot, Bonaire. Visiting Rotarians are welcome, please pre-register by email to board@Rotaryclubbonaire.org.
Summer break starts June 6, 2024, first meeting after the break will be Sept. 4, 2024

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About us

Chartered on April 26, 1982 the Rotary Club Bonaire (RCB) consists of around 25 prominent men and women. Local professionals from multiple occupational groups and captains of industry, who are united in their fellowship and desire to assist those less fortunate than themselves.

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Chairman:
Jan Okhuijsen

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Treasurer:
Simone van Hengstum

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Secretary:
Wietze Koopman

Fundraising

RCB has two big fundraising events. The Rotarally in Q4 and the Feria in Q2. The net revenues go to the Stichting Rotary Bonaire. Through this Foundation RCB supports social causes on Bonaire.

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Social causes

Donations are made available for charitable activities which have a clear ability to improve and benefit the local community. Financial support covers a broad range of activities, projects, and events. Requests for support are reviewed by the RCB Community Service Committee. Motivated requests should include a brief description of the activity, it’s budget and the requested amount. You can mail your request to board@rotarybonaire.org.

RCB supported a number of Bonairian civil society organizations in 2023. Noteworthy were donations to the the Alzheimer foundation, the Mantelzorg foundation, the Unkobon Social Minimum project, the vacation plan of Stichting Project, and the Terra Barra foundation. RCB also supported a number of smaller activities.

Apart from that, together with Akseso RCB organized a Slagbaai weekend for 30 underpriviledged children in 2023. For years now, the Slagbaai weekend is an annual event, interrupted only in the covid period.

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Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

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The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

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High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

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The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

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The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.