Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Seven benefit from Rotary Club of St Andrew North's Golf Tournament

Donald Patterson (left), Director of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North Education Foundation presents a cheque to Kieron Mitchell, father of award recipient from St. Mary now attends Westwood High School.

Donald Patterson (left), Director of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North Education Foundation presents a cheque to Kieron Mitchell, father of award recipient from St. Mary now attends Westwood High School.

Seven students studying at the University of the West Indies, Mona and high schools in Kingston, Trelawny, May Pen and St Mary have been awarded $245,000 by the Education Foundation of the Rotary Club of St Andrew North.

The funds will go towards books, school fees, boarding and transportation expenses for the UWI student and the others from Westwood High, Merle Grove High, St Andrew High, Mannings Hill, Bethel Academy and St Mary’s College.

The awardees were referred to the foundation by members of the Rotary Club of St Andrew North who are aware of the needs of these students.  The presentations took place at the September 3 meeting of the club.

The total amount represents part proceeds from the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North  Education Foundation’s inaugural golf tournament which was held on June 18 this year at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club.

According to Donald Patterson, Past President of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North and Director of the Club’s Education Foundation, “this amount represents a 100 per cent increase in grants compared to the average amounts disbursed in over the past 21 years.”

“Among this group of awardees are potential leaders, many of whom have already proven their abilities and we look forward to these contributions making it a little easier for the families and students in their pursuit of higher education,” said  Patterson.

He also expressed appreciation to all the players who participated in the golf tournament, members of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North who volunteered their time and the various major corporate sponsors, such as Sports Development Foundation, Sagicor Jamaica, JN Fund Managers, Jamaica Automobile Association, The Best Dressed Chicken, Allied Protection, Breezes Bahamas, C&WJ Credit Union, Grace Kennedy, Yello, Hi-Pro Ace Supercentre, TTECH and The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

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