The Rotary Club of Anguilla in the Caribbean was chartered on 15th June 1978.
The club’s biggest project is to build a blood bank on the island of Anguilla. Anguilla does not have a blood bank and when blood is needed the hospital pulls from a small pool of donors for blood transfusions. It requires that a match is available and the donor is on the island and that the match can be screened before the blood can be collected and transfused. The cost of the blood bank is $100,000 US but the club has been promised a Rotary Foundation Grant of $50,000 if they raise $50,000. Currently the club has
raised about $42,000 so they are well on the way to achieving their goal.
Club members keeping a distance from the Red Shirts
Another project that the club undertook was to build a home for a visually challenged young man. This young man is a musician and worker at the Water Board who was said to be an ‘inspiration to the community’. A year long project was fuelled by a number of fundraisers until the house was completed.
The Rotary Club of Anguilla meets on Thursdays at 6.00pm.