ROTARACTOver the weekend a delegation of over twenty Rotaract volunteers from Belize attended the bi-district conference which was hosted in Guatamala City. This year, Belize had participation from San Ignacio, Benque Viejo, Belize City, Orange Walk, and Belmopan who were among other Central American Rotaract volunteers for the event. After all was said and done, Belize walked away with the award of Best Country of District 4250. Azalia Torres, Secretary for the Rotaract Club in Orange Walk says this year they impacted most communities thus garnering the award...

AZALIA TORRES – Secretary, Rotaract Club

“We were better than the Guatemala clubs and better than the Honduras clubs and the way we giving this award is by our reports that we had to submit, every trimester reports we had to submit to our Rotaract District Representative of what the clubs here in Belize are doing, so all our fundraisers, all of our community service, all of our professional development, all of these projects that we carry out throughout this trimester we send it to the RDR every three months so it is based on these three months that we won the award.”

Maria Novelo – Reporter

“So it would be safe to say that you guys were the most productive, the most active in the region?”

AZALIA TORRES – Secretary, Rotaract Club

“It is not all about how many projects we do but also about the impact of the project, you know that most of our project we started very small and throughout the year we have impacted bigger crowds, bigger communities for example in San Ignacio we have been taking over the Yarborough Village, we adopted that village, and here I Orange Walk we have done Christmas in different villages and they look at it as not just a little set up group but it has grown bigger so it is not just how many projects we do  but how we are impacting our community.  Apart from the best country we also won Rey Feo and this was won by one of the members of Belize city it is just like a little pageant and we brought that back her as well to Belize.”

The annual conference was geared toward building fellowship and skills of its members and talks included topics such as leadership skills, capacity building, and project development. The Orange Walk club is always looking for passionate recruits with a genuine interest for community betterment. Persons between the ages of 18 to 30 are asked to join the volunteer club!

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