The 2019 Rotary Club of Belize Truck Raffle is now underway. Tickets can be purchased from Rotary Club of Belize members near you and on the road side in front of Brodie’s on the Philip Goldson Hwy. You can also view the truck at this location. All proceeds go toward our projects including Gift of Life. Support us today! #rotaryclubofbelize#giftoflife#rotaryprojects#supportagreatcause
This week's Guest Speaker is Major Errol Alexander Robateau. He will be speaking about "His Polio Story".
Major Robateau is a long standing member of the Rotary Club of Belize and we are pleased to share his bio below.
Errol Alexander Robateau was born on the 7th January, 1945 in Mullins River Village, (a sea-side village in the District of Stann Creek, (Now Dangriga) in Belize, Central America), to Alton Robateau & Joycelyn Idolly Pandy.
At the tender age of 6 months, Errol was diagnosed with polio and his prognosis was that he wasn’t expected to live.
After recovering from this deadly illness, Errol went on to receive his schooling at The Wesley Methodist and The Salvation Army Primary Schools. Having left Primary School he entered the school of “Hard Knocks” doing various jobs, among them working for the Belize Red Cross Soup Kitchen for two years and with the Religious Sisters of Mercy at St. Catherine’s Convent for five years.
In 1965 Errol left Belize to enter the Salvation Army Ministry at The Salvation Army College for Officers where he studied theology and Salvation Army Procedures for two years. In 1967 he was ordained as a Minister of Religion and was sent to his first church in the village of Bethel Town, Westmoreland, Jamaica.
Since then, he served as a Pastor within The Salvation for 43 years. His wife, whom he met in the same session, became his life partner in 1970, and they both served together in various capacities in the countries of Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua Suriname, Guatemala and Panama and Belize. Some of his positions included include Pastor, Carpenter, Mason, Secretary, Accountant, Administrator, Public Relations, Counselor, Lecturer on Religious & Social Matters affecting the Poor & Needy, Computer Data Processing and Bus Driver.
Errol and Sheila have four boys, Errol Jr., Andrew, Ansel and Antonio, all married with their respective families. He now boasts 10 grand children and one great grand child.
We look forward to hearing his inspirational live story thus far and encourage all members to join us for lunch on Wednesday October 10th, 2018 at 12:30pm at the Radisson.