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Rotary Club St. Croix West Holds Foundation Recognition Dinner



Foundation Chair Alicia Churaman recognized members for their selfless contribution and expressed sincere gratitude for the club’s commitment to the St. Croix West Foundation initiatives. Members, guests and fellow Rotarians in Jamaica were in attendance.

“Service Above Self” and “One Profits Most Who Serves Best,” are Rotary’s official mottos, which can be traced back to the early days of the organization. In 1911, the second Rotary convention, in Portland, Oregon, approved “He Profits Most Who Serves Best” as the Rotary motto.


Polio Plus (https://www.endpolio.org/)

Coins for Rotary

Thanks to the following Rotarians for donating coins, food and time: Lauchland Tonge, Tyrone Seales, Rupert Ross, Cheru Ross, Cheryl Ross, Claire Roker, Dorothy McIntosh, Deborah Johnson, Juliet John-Hope, Ophelia Jackson, Deborah Howell, Whelimina Cooke, Warrington Chapman, Jennell Bryan and Marie Adams.

Raffle Donations

Family of Rotary fruit basket


Lauchland Tonge, Tyrone Seales, Rupert Ross, Cheru Ross, Cheryl Ross, Warrington Chapman, Marie Adams and John Abramson.


Donor Recognition

Donors’ generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. Rotary recognizes donors to express its gratitude for their commitment, offering individual and club recognition as well as naming opportunities that enable donors to honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.

Individual Recognition

Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member: When a donor gives $100 or more per year to the annual fund.

2020 Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member


John Abramson

George Cannon

Aston Wayne Harty

Wilhelmina Cooke

Rupert Ross Jr.

Jennell Bryan

Deborah Howell

Alicia Churaman

Paul Harris Fellow

When a donor gives $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus or an approved Foundation grant. To recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, a donor can give that amount in that person’s name.

Club History

Jennell Bryan          PHF

Lauchland Tonge.   PHF

Cheru Ross.            PHF

Gaynell Meyers      PHF

John Abramson       PHF

Ophelia Jackson     PHF

Multiple Paul Harris Fellow

When a donor gives additional gifts of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund such as PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.

James Sealey.          PHF+1

Etheldred Christopher PHF+1

Wilhelmina Cooke     PHF+2

Dorothy McIntosh      PHF+3

George Cannon         PHF+3

Alicia Churaman       PHF+4

Tyrone Seales           PHF+3 Beverly Seales PHF

Lloyd Daniel Sr.         PHF+4 Celia Daniel PHF

Aston Wayne Harty    PHF+4 Sandra Harty PHF

Edgar Isles                PHF+8

Major Donor

When a donor’s cumulative donations reach $10,000, recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:

Level 1: $10,000 to $24,999

Level 2: $25,000 to $49,999

Level 3: $50,000 to $99,999

Level 4: $100,000 to $249,999

Deborah Howell. PHF+8; Dennis Howell PHF/                                         Leslee Howell PHF

Rupert Ross, Jr.   PHF+8; Cheryl Ross. PHF+4


When someone includes the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary of $1,000 or more in an estate plan or donates $1,000 or more to the fund outright.

Aston Wayne Harty PHF+4

Deborah Howell.            PHF+8

Funds are used for

The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:

Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Disease prevention and treatment

Water and sanitation

Maternal and child health

Basic education and literacy

Economic and community development


Whim Gardens Christmas Party

Back to school supplies

Boys’ and girls’ fun day computers school supplies

Rotary has heart feed children

My brother’s table feeding

World Food Day

Whim Museum come back to St. Croix

$40,000 to the V.I. Cardiac Center and each member $1000 to the charity of their choice

Wheelchair ramps

Hand sanitizer distribution project


Christmas lights

Disaster relief supplies

Christmas lights

Conflict resolution workshop

Rotary Club of St. Croix West meets at 6 p.m., every Tuesday, at the Rotary West Community Center in Frederiksted.

For more information on the club’s initiatives or to join the Rotary Club of St. Croix West, visit www.rotarystcroixwest.org or like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rotaryclubstcroixwest.