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Spanish Town Rotary aims high

Monday, July 09, 2012    

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NEWLY installed president of the Rotary Club of Spanish Town Denzil Williams has promised that the club will continue to serve the 'old capital' and its environs through projects that will help to brighten and enhance the lives of residence and youth at risk.

"These projects will touch on all six areas of focus of Rotary International — peace and conflict prevention and resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy and economic and community development," Williams said in his acceptance speech during the club's 31st Installation and awards ceremony at the Police Officers Club, St Andrew last week.

Williams also promised to establish closer links with other service clubs in the area.

"Together we will be more effective in positively influencing the lives of those less fortunate. In fact, we have already made approaches to the Kiwanis Club of South St Catherine and they welcome the idea of a partnership. It is through these efforts that we hope to enable RI (Rotary International) to achieve its motto for 2012-13 — 'Peace through Service'," added Williams, who took over from immediate Past President Yvonne "Terry" Leslie.

A special media award was given to Jamaica Observer's journalist Basil Walters for his coverage of the organisation's activities and projects in and around Spanish Town over the years. It was the third such award that Walters was receiving from the club.

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