Rotary Club of Vacoas

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Rotary Club of Vacoas - Chartered 29 May 1991

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2012-2013

President: Rtn Devi Bundoo

Rtn Rajnish Aubeeluck

Postal address: c/o Bhageerutty Commercial Centre, John Kennedy Ave, Vacoas

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Gymkhana Club, Vacoas. 
Meeting Day - Tuesdays as usual- Time: 19.45hrs to 20.15hrs 

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The Club is in the point of completing a project financed under the Matching Grant Programme of Rotary International.

Jointly sponsored by The Rotary Club of Vacoas and the Rotary Club of Victoria, Seychelles, this project received financing to the tune of USD7,000. from RI and USD5,000 as District designated fund.




When ou drive from Pont Fer Phoenix towards Rond point Dowlut or vice versa– 2.4km, you will see the central verge planted with Bottle Brush Palm. It's a Matching Grant project of the Rotary Club of Vacoas in association with Rotary Club of Seychelles and Rotary International. 

 

Our Picnic Spot

The Club all set for an especial assignment...renovation and upgrading of the Mare-Aux-Vacoas picnic spot. The area directly opposite the Mare aux Vacoas reservoir is a property leased to the Club, developed as a picnic spot for the travelers and public. Built some 15 years ago, it was lately not in a state that would be a pride for the club. So we decided to get there and rehabilitate the place.

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Zone 20A Institute- Presentations

All DGs, DGEs ,DGNs with RI president, RI President Nominee, V.C TRF, Trustee TRF, RI Director and Past RI directors and RCs, RRFCs and RPICs. Oct 11


RC Vacoas Delegation at Institute Banquet Oct 11

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Rotary wants Clubs worldwide to demonstrate support for Rotary's End Polio Now campaign and promote Rotary in their community by planning an event around World Polio Day, 24 October. We did it and it worked wonderfully well. Members and their relatives and friends gathered to spend an evening of fund raising through a Bingo Night.

 


The Rotary Awareness Night held on 30 Aug 2011 was an opportunity to invite economic operators, Rotarian's friends and business collaborators to the Club.

 

PDG Randhir presented Rotary and spoke on the roles, function and ideals of a Rotary Club as well as the Rotary International, as he traced the History of the RI. It was equally an opportunity to allow the guests who were not familiar with Rotary to obtain an insight into one of the foremost Service Club in the world today.

 

PP Jeewan Jepaul, Director for Projects, presented a retrospective on the projects undertaken by the Club since its inception in 1991 and highlighted the projects planned for 2011-2011.

 

The crux of the evening was the induction of three new members: Rtn Shah Soodeen , Rtn  Alvin Joyekurun, Rtn  Pravesh Doorgakant.

For more information consult our Club bulletin.



One of the major projects undertaken by the Club during 2010-11 was the extension of the Radiotherapy Unit of the Victoria Hospital, Candos, Quatre-Bornes. About 200 cancer patients visit this unit daily, but it had accommodation for only about 75 patients. The Club was apprised of the situation in 2009 and ever since it embarked in a fun raising project under the chairmanship of then Project Director, PP Jugdis Bundhoo. The funds collected were to serve to purchase motorised wheel chairs for the Muscular Dystrophy patients as well as cater for financing of the extension project of the Radiotherapy Unit.  

Joint Meeting-When Vacoas Meets Albion


Vacoas Club held a Joint meeting with The Albion Club. Meeting held at the Jet Ranch, it was an evening of sharing and fellowship and further strengthening of the links between the Club. The Presidents reviewed their respective projects. They also welcomed the family gathering and fellowship that characterises and strengthens the Rotary family.

Vocational Award


To celebrate the Vocational Month, The Club engaged in another project- The Vocational Award has been instituted to recognize professional who have distinguished themselves in the field of public service. This year the Club honoured the Staff of the Radiotherapy Department of the Candos Hospital, the biggest hospital in the island. The Club is involved in a major project for the Radiotherapy department, the extension of the Outpatient Department to the tune of about One million rupees that is almost in its completion phase. This project gave us the opportunity to asses and understand the contribution of this department and to come to the decision of honouring the staff members. Health care being free in Mauritius, there seems to be a lot of expectations and demands on the hospital service which very few people are really aware of. Recognising the hospital staff is a way of expressing our gratitude as civil society for the contribution of highly committed professionals that often goes unnoticed. The Award giving ceremony was attended by the Health and Quality of life Minister, Honourable Jeetah who personally thanked the Club for its initiative.

Interview Skills Seminar


The first project for the October Vocational Month was the yearly "Interview Skills" seminar for university leavers held at the Octave Wihee Auditorium, University of Mauritius. This year the speakers were Ms Cindy Dove, Recruitment Specialist, Mauritius Commercial Bank, the leading commercial bank in Mauritius which has several branches in the islands of Indian Ocean; Mr Indeeren Vencatachellum, from the University of Mauritius and

This project is intended to provide an introduction to the initial steps into the world of work. Work becoming intensely competitive, there is now a need for job seekers to be prepared and perform well at the first instance, convince the prospective employer that one is suitable for the job. The Rotary Club of Vacoas seeks to provide an opportunity to university leavers to understand how to get ready for an interview, what employers expect and how to carry oneself through the interview.

This project has been undertake for almost ten years with persons very high caliber. Nevertheless it has been observed that not many university students are really aware of the necessity to take advantage of such opportunities. This has an impact on their preparedness for interviews. However, we have noted much interest among those who do turn up; our evaluation of the project has shown that it has been very well received and seen as highly relevant. We`also feel the obligation to continue this project and extend it to the University of Technology in due course.






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