Roland Rassool installed as new Rotary Club of Victoria president


 Mr Rassool (right) after he was handed over the “Chain” by outgoing president Nandu Raghvani (left)

This took place during the club’s annual ball which took place on June 30 at the Le Meridien Barbarons Hotel.

The Rotary Club has been active in Seychelles since the early 70s and over the years it has implemented a wide number of community projects in Seychelles, the most recent one being the hospice at North East Point.

The club’s main project for the coming year is a water storage project to serve the hospice, North East Point hospital and the Old People’s home.

The Rotary Club of Victoria and its members have also supported a number of projects outside of Seychelles including provision of potable water and famine alleviation in drought stricken countries in Africa.

The club which meets every Tuesday in Victoria has a ten-strong board of directors who are chiefly responsible for its projects and fund-raising activities. In the last twelve months, the club raised almost half a million rupees from its end-of-year lottery and the Rotary National Fishing Competition.

On the occasion of this year’s annual ball, Rotary gave special recognition by way of honorary membership to Marc Hoareau for his invaluable support towards such fund-raising activities, particularly the fishing competition. 

Marc Hoareau (right) is recognised for his invaluable support to Rotary’s fund-raising activities

The Rotary Club brings together likeminded people from the business and professional community that want to better the world through service to others, usually inspired by Rotary’s annual theme which in 2011-2012 was “Reach within to embrace humanity” and will now be “Peace through service” for the coming year.

During the event past District Governor V. J. Patel delivered the speech of Rotary District Governor while outgoing President of Rotary Club of Victoria, Nandu Raghvani, thanked his board and all members for their contribution to a very successful year and handed over the “Chain” to Roland Rassool. 

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