Posted by Jeffrey "Soc" Sochrin on Aug 28, 2017
-Sponsors Medical Conference for the Third Year
PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – August 28, 2017 – The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten proudly accepted a large donation from NAGICO Insurances in support of the upcoming Oncology (Cancer) Conference.
The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten, in conjunction with the Windward Islands Medical Association, will be holding a conference for medical professionals on the state of Cancer and care/treatment on St. Maarten on October 6th and 7th at the Belair Community Center. A FREE Public Meeting on Cancer will precede this conference on Thursday evening, October 5th, 2017 from 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm also at the Belair Community Center. Presentations on various types of Cancer, care and treatment will be included along with the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions to the presenters. The session will be opened by Honorable Minister of Health, Labor and Social Affairs, Mr. Emil Lee, along with presentations from a panel of visiting expert doctors and insurance experts from NAGICO.
President of the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten, Mr. John Caputo, accepted the donation from NAGICO and went on to say; “This year we are looking to expand access to this very important public meeting on Cancer, by offering free shuttle bus service from various locations and live streaming the session online so all can participate. This donation enables our Club to continue its multi year initiative to support public education on St. Maarten, both for our medical professionals and for our residents. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten, I wish to thank NAGICO for their continued commitment to this initiative, now in its third year. I would also like to thank the Windward Islands Medical Association for their efforts in improving the knowledge of our physicians and the community. Together, we can truly make a difference.”
Mr. Dwayne Elgin, CEO of the NAGICO Group of Companies, said; “It is our pleasure to partner with the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten and the Windward Island Medical Association for a cause that touches countless members of our community. We are continuously working to improve our products and cater to the needs of the islands. NAGICO believes that supporting this initiative will encourage more people to change their lifestyle and make smarter decisions.  Please remember to come on October 5th for the FREE Public Session on Cancer (Oncology) at the Belair Community Center at 6:45pm.”  
For more information about the Rotary Club of St. Maarten or joining Rotary, please contact the Rotary Club of St. Maarten Press Officer at: or visit the website
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About the Rotary Club of St. Maarten:
The Rotary Club of St. Maarten was chartered on March 17, 1972 as result of a September 1970 meeting to form a club on the island. Since its formation, the Rotary Club of St. Maarten has grown in membership and has assisted in the formation of new clubs in the District, including Anguilla (1978), St. Martin Nord (1988), St. Martin Mid-Isle (1997) and St. Martin Sunrise (2004). For more information, visit the club website at