Date: 18 th September, 2017
Basseterre, ST KITTS (KYSS) — On Saturday 16 th , September, National Heroes’
Day, members of the Rotary club of Liamuiga journeyed to Saddlers to share
meals with the residents of the Saddlers Home for the Elderly and elderly of the
Chad Allen, President of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga, stated that the organisation
looks forward to the annual Heroes’ Day luncheon, the most rewarding aspect of
which he says is being regaled with the stories they are told by the elderly
persons they visit.
More than 30 elderly persons in attendance were treated to gospel and local folk
songs led by Creighton Pencheon who played his guitar. The singing soon turned
into an exchange of local folk tales and personal memories of yesteryear; from
working in the sugar cane fields as young children to sleeping on ‘lodgings’.
During the ceremony, Dr Marcus L. Natta, Vice President of the Club, handed over
a 32-inch LCD TV and 2 standing fans to the Saddlers Home for the Elderly on
behalf of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga.
The Club also donated and mounted a new welcome sign on the exterior fence of
the facility. Dr. Natta noted that the club sees the home’s residents and care
officers as their family and always seek to provide them with items that they may
Acting Manager of the Saddlers Home, Francess Madir, accepted the donations
and thanked the Rotarians for their continued support and partnership with the
Home. Also in attendance were Ms Celia Christopher, Director (Ag.) in the
Department of Gender Affairs and Ann Wigley, Deputy Director of Social
Meanwhile, President Allen noted that the Club continues to support relief
efforts for neighbouring islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. He further
disclosed that upcoming projects include: the Club’s Annual Primary School
Spelling Bee Competition, and Annual Christmas Hamper distribution to the less
The Club will close out the calendar year with its largest annual fundraiser, the
New Year’s Charity Ball on December 31 st at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.