Mosquito Day

Vectores de PR

On August 20, 2019 and every year, it is the "World Mosquito Day" to commemorate the British doctor Sir Ronald Ross' 1987 discovery that the female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. It is dedicated to the Anopheles species that transmit malaria, but also to the female mosquitos of other species responsible for many more diseases.

Today, In Puerto Rico there are more than 30 species but only one species the Aedes Aegypti's female mosquito transmits (Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika).

We went to the public elementary school, Jacinto López Martínez, with the entity called Vector Control and the Municipality of Dorado to explain to 60 students from 5th grade the mosquitoes' life cycle, how to avoid its propagation and the importance of its elimination. Vector Control is dedicated in researching or investigating how to control the Aedes Aegypti population with the training and education of the people of Puerto Rico. They have been very instrumental in our project.

The Rotary Foundation focuses on 6 areas:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

The Dorado Rotary Club is currently working on the area of Disease prevention and treatment. The Rotary Foundation has given the Dorado Rotary Club a Global Grant to communicate and educate the town of Dorado in how to avoid the propagation of the mosquitoes in order to avoid these diseases.

We started working with 3 communities by putting adult traps (AGO) and egg traps (OVI) with the purpose of finding how many feminine mosquitoes are found (there should not be more than 3) and collect them to see what insecticides they are resistant to.

The following data has been collected:

  • From June to August indicating an average of 29 female mosquitoes obtained in the adult traps, surpassing the limit of 3.
  • A questionnaire was given to 95 people to get a feeling of what they knew of the mosquito and the diseases. Some did not know that the mosquito propagates in water. The eggs are laid on the walls of a recipient and even if the water is emptied and the recipient not scrapped, if you put water back in the recipient several months later, they will still be alive.
  • Another result is that the adult mosquito is resistant to all the insecticides that are out there and therefore the mosquito must be killed with larvicides at the larvae stage.

We will be spraying these 3 communities of Dorado and the data will be collected every Monday for a year to see results before and after spraying with a larvicide.

For more information, visit Unidad de Control de Vectores de Puerto Rico.

Health Fair 2019!

Health Fair cover photo for web entry

Our 2nd annual Health Fair took place on August 24th.

Approximately 200 people visited the Health Fair this year. We had 11 medical services, (mammographs, bone densitometry, vaccinations, doctor consultations, clinical laboratory, chiropractor, holistic doctor, gerontologist, medical plans, vector control of mosquitoes, doctors’ clinic center, (blood pressure test, sugar test, weight, body mass, to name a few).  There were also 6 artisans and 4 commercial services.

The Mayor visited the Fair and congratulated us for always caring for the Dorado communities.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Health Fair!  Check out the video of the fantastico day -->

Argentina Scholarship Jonathan Medina

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June 7, 2019 • One of our University members was chosen by the University of Puerto Rico to study for a month in Argentina due to his academic accomplishments and studies in Political Science.  Contributions to assist in his expenses were donated by The University, The Dorado Rotary Club ($500) as well as individual members who donated for additional expenses that were not being covered.

Dr. Otto Corretjer Benvenutti Scholarship

Dr. Otto awards

May 28, 2019 • Congratulations to the recipients of the Dr. Otto Corretjer Benvenutti Scholarship awards.

The Dr. Otto Corretjer Benvenutti Scholarship is named in memory after one of our Founding members, Dr. Otto Corretjer Benvenutti, who was a very dedicated member and extremely involved in community service.

The scholarship is granted to a graduating high school student from the public system with qualities such as outstanding academia, leadership skills and who has done community service.  The student submits a portfolio with his/her accomplishments during the years and the Club Committee chooses the student based on the following characteristics:  Academic Achievement of 3.5 +; Community Service; Leadership; and Low Income.

This year thanks to the Fundraising Committee and a Rotary district grant we were able to handout $3,050 among 4 students.

We expect to donate more this year with the help of several donors!

Congress of Leaders

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The recipients of the RYLA awards attended the 2-day Congress of Leaders seminar sponsored by the club, that helps them from a professional perspective, complementing RYLA.

Congratulations to: 

Kiarelys Adorno Rodriguez • Jose Santos Alegria High School • 12th grade

Alejandro Alois De Leon Rodriguez • Jose Santos Alegria High School • 12th grade

Bianca Fuentes Santiago • Jose Santos Alegria High School • 12th grade

Alondra De La Cruz • The Tasis School in Dorado • 12th grade

Sebastian Grundler Soto • Dorado Academy • 11th grade

Premios Presidenciales!

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May 21, 2019 • The 3rd Annual Presidential Awards took place on Tuesday in the Grand Ballroom at the Embassy Suites.

The Awards Program recognizes the extraordinary students from the Public High School José Santos Alegría, teachers, mentors and citizens of the community.  Club Rotario de Dorado continues its purpose, along with the RYLA program, Congress of Leaders and the Otto Corretjer Grant in supporting the youth.

The celebration highlights students’ excellent academic results and how they have been outstanding in this entire process.  With the conclusion of this process, they are about to embark on a new one.

“When I see obstacles, I create opportunities, when I see adversity, I find a way, when I hear never, I say now”.

To our honorees, congratulations!  With the guidance and support of their parents, teachers and mentors, we applaud the honorees in reaching this goal.

We wish you all continued success in your future endeavors!





Planting in Hacienda La Esperanza in Manatí

Tree planint Manati 1

May 5, 2019 • The Rotary Clubs of Dorado and Manatí joined together along with the Interact Club of José Santos Alegria to plant 130 trees.  Due to the devastation of Hurricane Maria, we are committed along with our district in the planting of 3,000 trees.

Felicidades a los alumnos RYLA!

RYLA students - before

Congratulations to: 

Kiarelys Adorno Rodriguez • Jose Santos Alegria High School • 12th grade

Alejandro Alois De Leon Rodriguez • Jose Santos Alegria High School • 12th grade

Bianca Fuentes Santiago • Jose Santos Alegria High School • 12th grade

Alondra De La Cruz • The Tasis School in Dorado • 12th grade

Sebastian Grundler Soto • Dorado Academy • 11th grade

For more information, visit RYLA awards

Donation to Migdalia Cruz Montes

Migdalia donation check

Meet Migdalia Cruz Montes!  Migdalia is a renal patient who is currently receiving dialysis and is need of a kidney transplant.  Two donations were made by Kurt Stenhouse and The Dorado Rotary Club for Migdalia to complete the requirements to become a candidate on the waiting list at Methodist Dallas Medical Care in Texas.  With this new opportunity, we wish Migdalia much hope for a brighter future and better things to come.



Sunday, April 28, 2019 – International “Pay it Forward Day”

Pay it forward

Sunday, April 28 • El Club Rotario de Dorado participated in the International “Pay it Forward Day” on Sunday at the Buen Pastor Kitchen preparing lunch for approximately 60 people in the communities of Mameyal, Higuillar and dowtown Dorado.

The Founder of “Pay it Forward Day” Mr. Blake Beattie, says “he is overwhelmed at the support. Of course, we should be paying kindness forward every day, but many of us get so caught up in the busyness of life & lose sight of what is most important. Pay it Forward Day is a great reminder of the positive energy when we give to others.”

International Pay it Forward Day is on April 28 every year. Inspired by the book and movie ‘Pay it Forward’, it involves people performing acts of kindness for others without expecting anything in return. Instead, recipients are asked to ‘pay the kindness forward’ to others in need, essentially creating a positive ripple effect of giving.

Pay it Forward Day has spread to over 80 countries inspiring over 5 million acts of kindness. There have been over 50 state and city proclamations for the day and 100s of schools and businesses are now involved. It is a global phenomenon which has been featured on numerous radio stations, magazines, newspapers and on television networks.

For more information about Pay it Forward Day, please visit, PayitForwardDay

Tasis Food Drive

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A food drive contest took place in Dorado with a collection of about 3,000 cans of perishable items.  The donations were divided among Caritas at the St. Antonio de Padua Church, The Holy Spirit Church, Our Lady of Health (Nuestra Señora de la Salud) Church and CEDEM.

Inauguration of the new Hogar Ruth Library

Hogar Ruth Library

January 30, 2019 • We are proud to present the Grand Opening of the new Library at the Hogar Ruth organization.  The library has been organized in a small building that had suffered from Hurricane Maria but has been repaired, painted and equipped.

With generous donations and support from the Donor Advised Fund (DAF) and by The Rotary Club in Brown County, Indiana, the library is now open at Hogar Ruth.

Donations have allowed us to purchase: desks, chairs, tables; shelving; 6 computers and 2 printers; a projector, a screen, software, battery backup and some games.  A freezer was also purchased to teach baking skills for the possibility of a earning a future income.

Hogar Ruth is a non-profit domestic violence service shelter near the city Vega Alta in Puerto Rico. Since its establishment in 1984, the shelter has continually expressed its concerns about the absence of specialized services for victims of domestic abuse and survivors of domestic violence and their children. Named after the biblical woman Ruth, it symbolizes a woman who overcomes all obstacles and challenges in life and with determination becomes successful.  Hogar Ruth primarily targets victims of domestic violence, including their daughters and sons, in complete confidentiality.

Hogar Ruth, read more….


International Rotary Day

Rotary day

February 23, 2019 • The Rotary Club of Dorado participated in Rotary Week at the Plaza Las Americas.  February 23 marked the 114th birthday of the Rotary.

On February 23, 1905, attorney Paul Harris, met with three of his friends in a room at the Unity Building in Chicago to form the Rotary Club.  It was formed with the idea that professionals with different backgrounds could exchange ideas, form lifelong friendships and give back to their communities.

The Rotary’s name was created from the group’s meetings that were rotated among the member’s offices.

To this day, there are 34,282 member clubs worldwide in over 200 countries and territories and it links 1.2 million individuals, known as Rotarians, who have joined.


International Coastal Cleaning

Cleaning up news entry

September 15, 2018 • The Dorado Rotary Club collaborated with the international environmental groups Coastal CleanUp and Ocean Conservancy to clean up Playa Parchola, better known as the Velas de Metal Beach in Dorado, Highway 165. (more…)

Welcome new members!

Nicole Lara and Astrid Echavarría - new

September 16, 2018Dorado Rotary Club President, Angela Berrio and other club members welcome new members, Nicole Marie Lara and Astrid Echavarría, to the Club.  Bienvenidos and we wish you much success! (more…)