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Two awarded by Rotary

Published:Thursday | November 13, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE ROTARY Club of Portmore recently hosted its annual vocational service awards where it honoured two individuals from the Portmore community for outstanding contribution and service in their respective fields.

The awardees were Corporal Verdane Wright and Dr Soni Gautam.

Corporal Wright is attached to the Visual Identification Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and is based at the Greater Portmore Police Station.

He was police leader for the Braeton Phase 3 and Phase 2 Police Youth clubs and also served as the divisional coordinator for the St Catherine South Police Youth Club between 2004 and 2008.

Dr Gautam has made outstanding contribution in the area of health care to members of Portmore. She has been affiliated with the Rotary Club of Portmore's Health Fair for the last four years, where she volunteered her service to the less fortunate members of the community.

Happy recipients

Both awardees said they were honoured to have received the awards from the Rotary Club of Portmore.

The function which was held in St Andrew was also a special joint meeting with the Rotaract Club of The University of the West Indies (the youth arm of Rotary).

Both clubs recently partnered on a major project - the rehabilitation of the Gregory Park Police Station in Portmore, St Catherine. The station was in a deplorable state. The station also received a facelift, which included painting of the exterior, planting of flowers and clean-up of the property overall.