–      Receives 8 Awards including National Project Award 

PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten was recognized at the 43rd Annual District Conference on May 18, 2017, aboard the Enchantment of the Seas, while docked in Key West, Florida, USA, with 8 Awards of Excellence by District Governor Haresh Ramchandani, including the Bronze Club of the Month Award, the Gold District Governor’s Award, 4 Club of Distinction Awards for Community Service, Intra-District Projects, Public Image, Outstanding Young Leaders, Winner of the National Project Award and the Rotary International Significant Achievement Award Nominee for the District.

According to Rotary Club of Sint Maarten President-elect, John Caputo, “The most significant and inspiring achievement was receiving the National Project Award for the Cyber-bullying Awareness Initiative held this past February.

This project was impactful across our Sint Maarten community for our young adults, our parents and our educators with educating more than 300 students about tips and techniques to manage cyber-bullies that are so prevalent in today’s online world.

It is my hope to develop this initiative in a project that can be repeated and shared again, not only on Sint Maarten, but also across our Rotary District”.

President of the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten, Henna Budhrani, added, “The recognition the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten received at the District Conference made me particularly proud of our members, as our club has worked diligently on many projects, like the Cyber-bully Awareness Initiative.

This initiative was a joint project with the Learning Unlimited Preparatory School Parents Advisory Committee (PAC).   Our Club is most thankful to the PAC and the PAC President, Heather Caputo, for bringing this problem and initiative to our attention.

Together, we have impacted so many lives on St. Maarten and around the world through our efforts”.

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