Our Projects

Our Projects

AN INSIGHT INTO WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS AND WHICH WE CONTINUE TO DO.
Below are contributions from the Toronto Chapter realized from various fundraising activities:
• Refurbished Basketball/Multi-purpose Court:
 asphalt works
 metal chain fence
 concrete supporter stands
 netball rings
 professional N.B.A. glass backboards and new metal frames to support them
 professional flex rings
 new basketballs
 netballs
 nets
• Technical Drawing Tables and Stools
• Combination Desks
• Desks and Teachers’ Retreat
• Scanner/Colour Printer/Fax/Copier
• Chemicals and Equipment for Science Labs
• Lab Equipment
• Home Economics Lab (refurbished by Toronto Chapter) and 50% cost of Biology, Physics and Chemistry Labs (joint project refurbishment with U.S.A. Chapter)
• Marion Wing Water Pump
• Books donated to library and shipped compliments of the Guyana Christian Charities, Toronto
• Sharp Photocopier and Risograph machine (both a joint project with U.S.A. Chapter)
• Monetary Awards to Students (annually):
 1st Place, Most Improved, CSEC and CAPE
• Toronto Chapter 25th Anniversary Essay Competition Prizes
• Assistance to Individual Students:
 Backpacks of stationery supplies and toiletries
• Assistance with Airfares for Cricket Team representing St. Rose’s in Barbados at the Garfield Sobers Cup Competition
• Compensation to Staff:
 Custodian Fees (alternating years with U.S.A. Chapter)
 One-time emergency compensation for School Counsellor
 One-time compensation for I.T. Teacher (prior to position being fully funded by the government)
 One-time compensation for security coverage
 Special one-time Teacher Honorarium
• 2015 Reunion Seed Money Donation and NU2U Shipment
• St. Ann’s and St. John Bosco Orphanages (Proceeds of Annual Games Evening on an annual basis)
• Uncle Eddie’s Home (Special 25th Anniversary 2012 Brunch Collection)
• 2005 Guyana Flood Relief
• Canadian Charities, i.e. Tropicana, Herbie Fund, Women’s Shelter (mandated portion from our Last Lap Lime profit)
• Hurricane Katrina – Special Collection

We communicate frequently with our Board of Governors/Principal to prioritize requests made by the school and liaison with our Sister Chapter, U.S.A. to coordinate the various requests so as not to cause duplication.

Fundraising Events

The following events mentioned below are the primary purpose from which we raise money for St. Rose’s School and Other Charities:
• Annual Games Evening (St. Ann’s and St. John Bosco Orphanages)
• Annual Reunion Brunch
• Annual Pre-Christmas Dance and Dinner

We also have monthly Committee and Adhoc Meetings to plan events and to do any necessary administrative work.