Helping Hurricane Victims - Rotary Clubs Working Together

The impact of recent hurricanes on Caribbean islands and the importance of Rotary help

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The Rotary Club of Bridport was pleased to welcome Roger and Diana White from the Rotary eClub 7020 of the Caribbean, to a recent meeting. Roger is a Past President of their Club and Diana a former District Governor for their district.

Diana and Roger gave short talks on the impact of recent hurricanes on Caribbean islands and the importance of Rotary help. They were delighted to see the fund raising by the local clubs for hurricane relief since the two storms affected seven of the ten countries/territories in their district. They reported that shelter boxes for which all the Clubs had donated had arrived early on. Several Rotarians there had themselves been badly affected by the hurricanes.

Also present at the meeting were District Governor Nominee (DGN), Dennis Stevens, from the Yeovil Rotary Club, and the Presidents of the Rotary Clubs of Lyme Regis, Melcombe Regis and Weymouth, Les Baker, Roger Willis and Robert Sedgbeer respectively. Theirs and other local clubs, including Rotary Club of Brit Valley, have been active in raising funds to help with shelter boxes and other projects which are starting to emerge as the recovery continues.

The picture shows the President of the Rotary Club of Bridport, Bernard Paull, presenting a club pennant to Diana White. Also, from the left are Roger Willis, Robert Sedgbeer, Les Baker, Roger White, and DGN Dennis Stevens.