Rotary Club of Saipan presents dictionaries to school students The club continued its youth exchange programme in collaboration with the Interact Clubs of Kagman High School and Marianas High School and with their counterparts in Japan.

Students at Gregorio T Camacho Elementary School show the dictionaries they received from the Rotary Club of Saipan after the distribution with club vocational services director Wendell M Posadas.
Students at Gregorio T Camacho Elementary School show the dictionaries they received from the Rotary Club of Saipan after the distribution with club vocational services director Wendell M Posadas.

A vendor of dictionaries may not be able to provide Rotary Club of Saipan (USA, Western Pacific Island  — District 2750) supplies to be distributed next year.

But club secretary Greg Borja said the club will have supplies left for next school year’s distribution.

In his report to the regular meeting on Tuesday, Borja said club vocational services director Wendell M Posadas was able to order more dictionaries this year.

For six years now, the club has been distributing dictionaries to 3rd-grade students in public and private schools in Saipan, Borja said.

On Monday, Posadas said the club distributed 63 dictionaries to 3rd-grade students at Gregorio T Camacho Elementary School.

Borja and club president-elect Thomas Thornburgh just came back from Guam to attend a president-elect seminar for the Rotary Club.

Thornburgh said the club still has 600 dictionaries for distribution.

In his reports, Borja enumerated the achievements and projects of the Rotary Club of Saipan for the Rotary year.

These include the club’s participation in last year’s Liberation Day parade in collaboration with the Interact Clubs of Marianas High School and Kagman High School, the establishment of the Rotary Peace Memorial, the hosting of New Generation Day, the Halloween trunk-and-treat events at Kagman Community Centre and Joeten-Kiyu Library, the Start-Up Weekend in collaboration with the Bank of Guam, and the development of the Kagman Famly Park.

Borja said the club continued its exchange-student programme in collaboration with the Interact Clubs of Kagman High School and Marianas High School and with their counterparts in Japan.

Borja said that during the 2017 Rotary year, the club initiated various fundraising events, including the Las Vegas night that generated $25,000 and the Rotary McFun Run and Rotary Golf Classic in celebration of the Rotary International 100 years of service.

Borja said the club also hosted Thanksgiving Lunch with senior citizens at the Office on Aging and participated in the Toy Drive during Christmas season for the Salvation Army.

The club has donated funds to the Mercedarian Sisters at the Maturana House of Prayer on Saipan, Jonathan Wolf for his travel to compete in the National Forensic League, Napu Outriggers, Million Dollar Scholar programme and 500 sails. 

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