The Rotary Prison in Belize

There is only one prison in Belize. And Rotary runs it. Housing both male and female inmates, the Belize Central Prison had 900 inmates, 300 beds, and no addiction rehabilitation programs when Rotary took over administration in 2002.

Almost 20 years later and more than 6,000 kilometers away, Canadian Rotarian Tanya Hall suffered a personal tragedy and knew she had to “lose herself in service.”

Join your fellow District 5110 Rotarians on the coast as the Rotary Club of Port Orford this Thursday, October 26th at 12:30 p.m. Pacific via Zoom to find out how she transformed her grief into 100 Days of International Service with a special presentation on her project with the women prisoners of Belize Central Prison.

You can read a little bit about this impressive Rotarian here before you join your friends and fellow Rotarians on Thursday.

Tanya Hall is a member of the Sunshine Coast Rotary Club in British Columbia, Canada.

She started her Rotary Career as an RYLArian and Exchange Student in 1992, Chartered an Interact Club upon her return, then went on to Charter a Rotaract Club after completing high school. A few years living in New Zealand made a gap in her Rotary life, however, upon returning in 2002 she joined the organization that changed the course of her life in a very positive way.

District wise Tanya has worked in the Youth Exchange program with her District overlapping years in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). District Chair of RYLA for 4 of those. After that she created and ran the Youth Conference within the Main District Conference. She moved in District Membership when the idea of officially linking the youth Alumni to Clubs was formed. Now passing that onto a successor Tanya has shifted back to the Youth portion of the District Conference.

Image description: Tanya Hall is smiling in a close-up picture with her teenage daughter Georgia. Tanya has blonde curly hair and Georgia has red curly hair. Tanya is hugging her.

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