A new civic-minded program is coming to Columbus Primary School.
The Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN) will officially launch its first EarlyAct Club at the primary school on Wednesday.
“EarlyAct embodies many of the principles of Rotary including caring and respect for others, empathy, compassion, responsibility and leadership – all qualities which we should look to teach children and help them to become well-adjusted contributing citizens to our society,” said RCSEN president, Rema Martin.
“The enthusiasm of the teachers at the school in making this club a reality convinced us that Columbus Primary should be the location for our first EarlyAct Club. We look forward to working with them to make this club a resounding success.” EarlyAct members will meet twice monthly for 30 minutes. Meetings will be structured affairs with presiding officers including a president, vice president, recording secretary, treasurer, second vice president and corresponding secretary.
EarlyAct, a service club for primary school students, is closely linked to the ideals of Rotary. Essentially, it provides the foundation for succession into Interact, the high school version of the 1.2 million strong, global humanitarian club, Rotary International.
The school’s administration will make these appointments based on student leadership assessments of eligible fifth and sixth graders.
“A key feature of EarlyAct is it service component. The club is tasked with carrying out three service projects during the school year,” said Ms Martin. “At the end of the year, the primary school club is expected to submit a report to its sponsoring club, RCSEN.”
Several Rotary dignitaries will be in attendance at Wednesday’s launch including District 7020 Governor Jeremy Hurst and his wife Michelle Hurst (who are visiting from the Cayman islands); District Governor Nominee, Felix Stubbs; Assistant District Governor, Stanford Charlton; Past Assistant District Governor, Charles Sealey and President Martin.
Columbus Primary Early Act will be the third of its kind. Similar clubs – sponsored by other Rotary clubs – exist at Queen’s College and Stephen Dillet.
By Precision Media