Rotarians Support Charitable Endeavors


Guam – The Rotary Club of Guam is pleased to announce its support of a number of charitable endeavors.

These include the 2010 Christmas Drop, the Rotary Club of Guam Turkey Drive and the Sugar Plum Tree. The Rotary Club of Guam thanks a number of clubs and organizations for their participation.

The 2010 Christmas Drop effort from Andersen Air Force Base drew support from the Rotary clubs on-island and elsewhere.

The Rotary Club of Guam, Rotary Club of Tumon Bay, Rotary Club of Northern Guam, Rotary Club of Guam Sunrise and the Rotary Club of Tokyo Tachikawa contributed medical kits, medical supplies and non-perishable food to the value of more than $5,000. The non-perishable food was arranged through Dickerson & Quinn, which also donated additional items in the value of more than $1,000. Labels were prepared by Sharp Business Systems.

The Rotary Club of Tokyo Tachikawa also contributed the sales proceeds of its book about the Christmas Drop to purchase parachutes for the drop.

Parker Bros., Hensel Phelps and International Consolidated Contracting donated tools to the Christmas Drop on behalf of the Guam Contractors Association.

In addition, the Rotary Club of Guam ran a Thanksgiving Turkey Drive for villages of the Mayors Council of Guam and others on Nov. 24, donating meal sets for about 1,000 people. Aside from club member donations, the drive was supported by Home Depot, Glimpses of Guam, Foremost Foods, Hawaii Intercontinental, Sharp Business Systems and Sea Grill.

Other support of the Rotary Club of Guam so far in the 2010-2011 year includes the Sugar Plum initiative, which received $1,000 from the club.

Shown at the Sea Grill Restaurant on Nov. 24 are (fourth from left) Maureen N. Maratita, Community Service Director for the Rotary Club of Guam; (fifth from left) Mayor Melissa Savares of Dededo; (sixth from left) Mayor Carol Tayama of Agat; and (right) Victoria G. Borja, President of the Rotary Club of Guam, surrounded by volunteers from Dededo and Agat.