ROTARY LOTTERY 2019
 
ROTARY LOTTERY 2019 - Help make dreams come true & you can win too
 
Get your Rotary Lottery tickets now - This year it's going to be better than ever!
Join our lottery today to have a chance to win and support the local charities of the Rotary Club of Curaçao!
 
CHARITIES
Proceeds will go to the charities of the Rotary Club of Curaçao. What does the Rotary do? Read our brochure by clicking here.
We have been helping our community for 80+ years and by purchasing a lottery ticket you are helping too!
 
In the last years the proceeds went, among others, towards new mammogram equipment for Fundashon Prevenshon, (together with Rotary Club Willemstad and other donors), physiotherapy equipment for Fundashon Alton Paas, books for Fundashon Material di Skol, contribution to a school library to buy new books, hands on project Juan Duarte School,  high school scholarships for talented students from less privileged homes (in its 8th year) and a tutoring/mentoring program for a complete VSBO class (in its 5th year). We also support Fundashon Tur ta Konta, the arithmetic tutoring program (in its 5th year) and are starting a program to support micro-entrepreneurs (with Mikrofiansa).
 
LIVE DRAWING
The drawing will take place on December the 20th and you can watch it live on TV during 'Bo Tra'i Merdia' and on our Facebook page. (http://bit.ly/rotary_fb)
Join our Facebook event: http://bit.ly/rotarylottery2019
 
PRIZES
1. Mazda CX-3 2020 by Mazda Curaçao
2. An all inclusive package to Punta Cana Santo Domingo for 2 persons (Flight by Air Century and 7 night stay at Dreams Palm Beach: Punta Cana Dominican Republic) by Maduro Travel Curaçao worth NAf 5.750,--
3. Samsung S9 w/ one year unlimited calling + 6GB data by Digicel
4. NAf 2.500,-- Savings account by MCB Curaçao
5. NAf 2.500,-- Savings account by Vidanova Bank
6. Golf package of your choice at Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort Curaçao worth NAf 1.500,--
7. Artwork by Herman van Bergen "Lamp of Thorns"
8. NAf 1000,-- Gift certificate by Kooyman Curacao
9. Samsung Smart TV by Boolchand's Curaçao worth NAf 1049,--
10. NAf 1000,- Goodybag by JL Penha
11. NAf 1000,- Stay at Papagayo Curacao
12. Artwork by Ellen Spijkstra
13. NAf 500,- Voucher bundle by Skenicash Merchants.
14. NAf 500,- Aso Gas vouchers
15. 20.000 Fun Miles by Fun Miles Curacao & Bonaire
16. Rayban sunglasses by Optica Oduber & Kan
 
PURCHASE TICKETS
You can purchase your tickets with all Rotary Club of Curaçao Rotarians and during opening hours at:
Vreugdenhil
Mensing's Caminada
Bruna Curaçao
Mazda Curaçao
Van den Tweel Zeelandia Curaçao
Door Design Curaçao
Bathroom Design Curaçao
Ferreteria Skerpene - Scherpenheuvel
Fundashon Prevenshon
24Uur Uit De Muur
Samsom Bookstores
Skenicash
Mangusa Supermarket
Tu y Yo Curaçao
 
Good luck and thank you for participating in the Rotary Club of Curaçao Lottery 2019!
 
Rotary Club of Curaçao - Helping Our Community For 80+ Years
 
What is the Rotary Club of Curacao? What do we do? Where does the money raised by us go? How can I become a Rotarian? Get the answers on these questions and more by reading our online brochure.
 
Stories of Club, District and R.I.

IN MEMORIAM OF RUDY DOVALE

 

A legend is gone, his legacy continues.

 

Rudy Dovale - Rotary Club of Curaçao Honorary Member and Rotary Paul Harris Fellow

WILLEMSTAD - Rudy Dovale joined the Rotary Club of Curaçao in 1966 and was a member for more than fifty years. Rudy was the oldest and honorary member and until recently active. Rudy was very popular within his club and served as president of the club from 1975 to 1976. As he told us a few weeks ago: "Rotary is a big part of my life". He died a few weeks before his 98th birthday. Rudy received the Rotary award "Paul Harris Fellow". An award that is awarded to someone who is rewarded with this honorary title for special merits. He has always been involved, enthusiastic and very entertaining, but Rudy could also be critical. We will remember him as a very dedicated Rotarian. The club mourns his death but at the same time is very grateful for the beautiful and long life of Mr Dovale.

During the District Governor's stay on Curaçao we visited Blenchi School, one of our community projects that we support with pride! The school is headed by Arginia Lucio, a true female leader and inspiration in our community that is doing an amazing job running the school with the limited resources that they have.

 

For all images visit: RCC Facebook

Curacao, July 2018
 
Donation to Stichting Huize Veronica 
 
Stichting Huize Veronica is an elderly home catering for 16 people. This home exists for 15 years (in July 1, 2018).  They were in need of more durable and professional equipment as their current equipment didn’t work properly anymore.
Rotary Club of Curacao donated a stove and a freezer to Stichting Huize Veronica.
 
Pictures:
 
Huize Victoria
 
F.l.t.r.
Pierrot Hurtado from the Donations Committee, Nico Blok,  President of Rotary Club of Curacao and Mrs. Eunice Delvalle, managing director of Stichting Huize Veronica.
 
Other pictures: The donated stove and  freezer

Willemstad, June 9th 2018
 

Members of Rotary Club of Curaçao (RCC) pulled up their sleeves and joined forces on a cleanup and painting project at AGO Juan Pablo Duarte School in Montaña.

Both the inside and outside walls were thoroughly cleaned and the walls as well as the ceilings of 3 classrooms were painted with a very fresh light color.

RCC once again demonstrated yet another day of great fellowship while giving back to our local community.

The remainder of the school is being fixed and upgraded by contractors from the Montaña neighborhood during the days and weeks to come for the pupils to have renovated school premises when the new school year opens in August.

 

RCC would like to thank all our members that participated in the event (see group picture) and our loyal sponsors: Kooyman & Coca Cola. 

 
Helping hands at work for Juan Pablo Duarte School in Montaña
 

New President is Mr. Nico Blok

 

Mr. Erick Statius van Eps: Past President

Mr. Pierrot Hurtado: Director Community Service

Mr. Gino Cova: Master of Ceremony

Mr. Marius Noort: Director Youth and Vocational Services

Mr. Michael de Sola: Membership and President elect

Ms. Ivette van der Velden: Director Public Relations

Mr. Stuart Till: Treasurer

Mrs. Lynda Williams: Secretary

Mr. Gwido Jansen: Director Fundraising

Mr. Nico Blok: President 2018-2019 & Director Strategy, Continuity & Complaince

Mr. Shaffie Wihby: Club Services- incoming Secretary

 

President 2017-2018 Erick van Eps, handed out honorary rewards for ‘Making a Difference’ to Mrs. Danielle van Eps , Ms. Evelyn Kruithof-Bor,  Mr. Michael de Sola,  Mr. Pierrot Hurtado and Ms. Thyra Hoogenbergen- Sannen. Mr. Gino Cova was graciously decorated with a Paul Harris award.

 

On Saturday May 19, Ennia was crowned Winner of the 3rd edition of Curaçao Corporate Challenge 2018 organized by Rotary Club of Curaçao. The successful 3rd edition took place in front of an enthusiastic crowd of over 1,000 supporters in Virgilio Hato stadium (SDK). Rotary Club of Curaçao estimates that this fundraising event will result in net funds of approximately Ang. 150,000.

18 companies and/or organizations participated with 15 passionate yet fair playing team members each for a good cause in 11 different challenges focusing on teamwork and team building. The event was officially opened around 2 pm by none other than our very own sport hero Churandy Martina who wished the participants success on a giant led screen even though he was in Holland.

The winners were announced at 9 pm. The top 4 teams respectively turned out to be the teams of Ennia, national laboratory ADC and sharing third place The Central Bank and Banco di Caribe. MCB Bank won the the relay race, the crowd’s favorite competition followed by BAB foundation and in third place Banco di Caribe. Ennia won the very popular dance competition. The price for the most popular Facebook promo video went to Massy United. All corporate films as well as pics and videos of this successful event are posted on the Rotary Club of Curaçao Facebook page (click on events and select Curaçao Corporate Challenge).

The net funds raised will go towards improving access to professional swim training for kids from Bandabou. Rotary Club of Curaçao thanks all sponsors, participants, volunteers, fans and everyone who in some way contributed towards another successful Curaçao Corporate Challenge.

Help Rotary transform humble dreamers into future swimming heroes. Contributions are still possible through account number MCB 895.017.06 Rotary Community Services, RCC CCC 2018.

For more info: info@rotarycuracao.com or Reinier de la Fuente, telephone 510-5141

 
Last Thursday on may 3rd, we had a very festive and fun evening, as we had a Mexican themed dinner, during which we pinned 2 new young members and a Paul Harris Fellow was granted. 
 
Rotarian Lynda Williams introduced Neysa Isenia and she spoke very highly of Neysa listening her personal accomplishments and her contribution to the society. She is currently a reading assistant at school and is on the Board of the Children's Museum.
Rotarian Reinier de la Fuente introduced Vanessa Sierra who is from Stockholm, Sweden. She is a PR and Communications Manager and is now one of the youngest members to be pinned.
Rotarians Daisy Tyrol-Carolus and Lynda Williams surprised President Erick van Eps with a Paul Harris Fellow for his dynamic year as President and all he has achieved.
A warm welcome to the new members & congratulations to Erick!
 
At the end of the evening President Erick surprised us all with a festive performance of the Mariachi's.
 
Pictures:
Pinning of new member Neysa Isenia
Pinning of new member Vanessa Sierra
The prestigious Paul Harris Fellow was awarded to Erick van Eps for his outstanding service as our President.
The Mariachi's.
 
 

Always have a difficulty choosing where to eat? So many good restaurants, but you can't visit them all in one night-- Until now!

Join the Rotary Walking Dinner on May 8th, and you will receive 5 delicious courses with wine package in 5 of Pietermaai District Curaçao most famous restaurants. 
With your participation you will be supporting Rotary's cause to raise funds for the new mammography equipment of Fundashon Prevenshon.

We have limited seating available so send an email to rotarywalkingdinner@gmail.com to make your reservation now. 

For more information: check out our event on Facebook.

#rotarycuracao

 
Curaçao Corporate Challenge 2018
This is a friendly annual sporting event, organized by the Rotary Club of Curaçao, during which various companies challenge each other to raise money for a good cause.
 
DATE: May 19th, 2018
TIME: 1PM - 8PM
LOCATION: SDK - Ergilio Hato Stadium

CAUSE
Atenshon Natashon Much’i Bandabou
Just like all kids, Bandabou kids dream of fame and great accomplishments. Unfortunately they do not have the same possibilities and access to the necessary swim facilities as the rest. Transportation to and from professional swim training for example poses a great challenge in and of itself. Help Rotary transform humble dreamers into future swimming heroes.

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
Vidanova Bank | PSB Bank N.V. | RBC Bank | ENNIA Feel secure | Citizens Curacao | Nagico Insurances Curacao | EY Dutch Caribbean | SBAB | Kooyman Curacao | Banco di Caribe | Orco Bank N.V. | MCB Curaçao | Trustmoore | Aqualectra Utility | Massy United Dutch Caribbean | Fundashon Desaroyo Deportivo Kòrsou - FDDK | Centrale Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten | ADC (Analytisch Diagnostisch Centrum)

Would you like to participate? We have some spots left.
Submit this form now: http://bit.ly/rotaryccc_inforequest and you will receive more info about participating.

SUPPORTERS
Come and support your favorite team: There will be lots of food and drinks for attractive prices & a bouncer for the kids. 
Don't forget to pick up your ticket at the entrance to participate in our FREE RAFFLE with great prizes.
Follow our event & stay-up-to date on the raffles, prizes and things to do: http://bit.ly/rotaryccc_event

DONATIONS
We appeciate all donations: Please make them to:
859.017.06 MCB
Stichting Community Service Rotary Club Curacao o.v.v. RCC CCC 2018.

Be social and use #rotaryccc #rotarycuracao and tag us!
 
 
800th Rotary Bus Project | 44 years “fun” trips for children.

“Every child should get a chance to get to know her or his island better.” Huub Bongers once said. Huub noticed that many children never made trips to parts of the island outside their immediate living surroundings,---some children had never even seen the sea!

He therefore, with a number of other Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Curacao, started the Rotary Bus Project on December 18, 1974.

The idea was to every two weeks bring children of the basic schools to a nice destination of their choice.

As of then every two weeks a bus of the ABC Busbedrijf brought children of a class of a basic school to a beautiful beach, a monument, a fort, industry, museum or some other attraction or destination of their choice.

Funds were and are collected during the weekly Rotary lunch, when raffle tickets are sold. (An initiative of Rudy Dovale)

The complete proceeds go to the Rotary Bus Project.

The Rotary Bus Project has in the meantime become a tradition, begun in 1974, the Rotary Bus has brought more than 26,000 children to all sorts of destinations.

Last Wednesday, May 2nd, the 800th bus with 53 children left from the M.C.Piar School. The children first visited the Tula Museum and after a nice lunch the Tumba Museum. It was a wonderful day and the children, wearing 800th Bus T-shirts, enjoyed themselves superbly.

The ABC Busbedrijf has placed their busses at our disposal all these years!

Photo’s:

* Mr. Huub Bongers during the 200rd bustrip. Ref.: book Rotary Club of Curacao, 50 years of service.

* Children of the M.C.Piarschool

* Members of the Rotary Club of Curacao with the 800th bus.

 
 
 
Hurrican relief page
 
 
 

Board for '19-'20 :

President: de Sola, Michael
Incoming Pres: van Noort, Marius
Secretary: Wihby, Shaffie
Incoming Secr: van der Velden, Ivette
Treasurer: Isenia, Neysa
Dir Fund Rais: Williams, Lynda
Dir Comm. Serv: Hurtado, Pierrot
Dir Public Rel: de Jong, Boudino
Dir Youth Serv: van Eps, Marin
Past President: Blok, Nico

 
2019-2020                 
Rotary Int. President    
Mark Daniel Maloney        
    
District Governor 7030    
Trevor Blake              
 

     Where we meet:

Thursday 12:00 noon 
Landhuis Zeelandia z/n
Kaya W.F.G. Mensing
Language: English
 
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