Placencia Rotary Club, Belize
If you are a Rotarian, please try to attend one of their meetings every Tuesday at 12:30 at Yoli's, and you can ask for directions at Splash Dive Center. The Placencia Rotary Club has taken the lead to establish the very much needed Placencia Volunteer Fire Department and responds to the needs of our community and surrounding areas in so many other ways.
Ralph Capeling, a co-owner of Splash, especially wanted to improve the medical facilities in Placencia. He donated $22 500.00 to the Placencia Rotary Club to buy equipment to upgrade the Placencia Medical Clinic. Ralph was able to get the assistance of two Canadian doctors who also contributed to this and purchased the equipment to make sure it was fit for purpose for the Placencia Medical Clinic. The Placencia Medical Clinic is open to all visitors as well as local people at no charge but donations paid directly to the Clinic would be very much appreciated.
In November of 2010 Splash helped the Placencia Rotary Club with a program of doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and educators from the USA for two days in Monkey River where over 300 people were examined, given medical information, referrals to specialists (where required), basic treatments, medications, and instruction on good dental practices and CPR. Splash Dive Shop provided boat transportation for all of the participants in this very helpful program.