A dynamic new club of volunteers was formed on Saturday, May 26th, when 16 young islanders were acknowledged as the charter members of the Rotaract Club of Ambergris Caye. The special event took place on the beach at Banyan Bay Suites, where the president of the Rotary Club of Ambergris, Andrew Ashcroft along with Rotaract Advisor Kate Corrigan pinned the new club members.

The new island club is ninth in the country, and the newly inducted members have joined the 150 club members countrywide. Witnessing the historic event were Rotaract members from Belize City, Corozal Town, and San Ignacio Town. President Ashcroft started the induction ceremony with a few remarks. He stated that being a Rotaract is one of the best ways to give back to the community. “Through meetings, social events and volunteer programs members can learn about issues affecting their community and others around the world,” said Ashcroft. “Partnering with local, national and global experts to exchange ideas about potential solutions and turn action plans into response. Along with these opportunities served, members also get to network, forming lifelong partnerships and friendships.”

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