Rotaract Blue goes green for Rotaract Week

| 24/03/2009

(CNS): Members of Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands were joined by Rotarians from their sponsor club Rotary Central and students from the Lighthouse School on Saturday 14 March for a special tree planting project, which began at the Park in the Palm Dale area (off Crewe Road), which was selected from a list of areas that were previously identified by the Department of Recreation and Parks. The tree planting was part of a week of activities to celebrate the annual World Rotaract Week, which marks the chartering of the first Rotaract Club in North Carolina, USA, on 13 March 1968.

As a result of very generous donations from Power Flower owner Hendrik Lindhardt, Carlos Dawkins of Qualscape Ltd, and the Camana Bay nursery, the club received a wide selection of trees, 17 of which were planted at the Palm Dale Park venue. The remaining plants will be used for other tree planting and replenishment projects in the near future.

Project organiser Tricia Cacho explained the initiative: “We chose to carry out an environmentally friendly project in conjunction with our Rotaract District’s initiative, ‘Going Green’. The Palm Dale community’s new park is now green and flourishing and we hope that the residents are pleased with what we have done. Many thanks to everyone who made our project a success."

Rotaract Blue is one of the newest Rotaract initiatives in the Caribbean. The club is sponsored by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central and under their guidance ithas become the second established Rotaract Club in the Cayman Islands. The Open Arms programme aims to create community awareness of different disabilities and to integrate individuals with disabilities into the community.


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