Rotary Clubs launch 9th sewing project in Antigua

The Cedar Grove Community is the latest beneficiary of a sewing project, the result of an ongoing collaboration between the Rotary Club of Antigua and the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown.

The launch took place at the Northern Vybz Community Centre in Cedar Grove in the presence of members of the Rotary Club of Antigua and the Bellevue Breakfast Club of Washington State and other specially invited guests.

Project Coordinator, Past President Cordel Josiah MBE, in his opening remarks indicated that the joint effort continues to provide a unique opportunity for participants to develop a skill that has the potential to make them marketable and profitable.

President of the Northern Vybz Community Group, Kareem Charles, said that the group is very pleased to be associated with the initiative which will have tremendous benefits for the community.

International Coordinator, President of Kirkland Downtown Rotary Club Jan Martinka, expressed that the Club is pleased to be associated with the project over the years. The fourteen (14) year partnership between the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club (BBRC) of Washington State District 5030; started in 2008, after two years of planning between Past District Governor Steve Lingenbrink and Past President John Martinka of the BBRC and Past President Cordel Josiah MBE of the Rotary Club of Antigua (RCA) in 2006.

Parliamentary representative for the area, the Hon. Charles “Max” Fernandez said that the Cedar Grove Community Center (CGCC) and Northern Vybes community group represents the true essence of community safe spaces.

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