DG LaraDistrict Governor Lara Quentrall-Thomas visited Dominica this week (1 Nov - 3 Nov).
Apart from her meetings with the president of Dominica, His Excellency Dr. Liverpool and the board of the Rotary Club of Dominica (Roseau), she also managed to have an extensive meeting with the members of the new club committee for the Portsmouth Rotary Club.

Together with the president, assistant governor and treasurer of Rotary of Dominica, the District Governor had a lunch meeting with Dan, Lise and Hans about the plans and projects of the new club.
She fully agreed with the intentions to set up an "international club" in Picard, Portsmouth. The presence of Ross University creates a unique opportunity to mix & mingle business and community leaders of the Portsmouth area with international faculty and staff of the university. This can open doors for service projects that other Rotary clubs would find difficult to open.

The new club committee talked with the District Governor about the potential projects like the Portsmouth Hospital and adopting a primary school in the region, and presented the agenda of activities for the upcoming months.
Lara gave her full "blessings" to the project and promised full support of the district level wherever possible.

The next steps will be bringing prospective members together and setting up the details to charter the new club following the established Rotary procedures.