Dahlia Harris Will Challenge the ROCK on Sunday!

What are you doing on Sunday morning? Well, here’s a very good way to spend it. Lunch and a stimulating talk with the people at ROCK! What a great acronym, standing for the Royal Optimist Club of Kingston – a dedicated group of young Jamaicans, who have been quietly doing some really good work. I wrote about one of their recent activities here.

So that’s a date, then? The Jamaica Employers’ Federation office is at 2A Ruthven Road, Kingston 10. Enjoy!

Dahlia Harris. (My photo)

Dahlia Harris to challenge The ROCK

Dahlia Harris, popular media personality seen on TVJ’s Smile Jamaica and accomplished theatre practitioner who has won Actor Boy awards will give the main address at the Installation Ceremony of the Royal Optimist Club of Kingston (ROCK) to be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Jamaica Employers’ Federation, in St. Andrew.

Harris, known for a string of popular dramatic productions is highly regarded as a communications specialist in the field of social and behaviour change. ROCK’s Board for the 2018-19 year is focusing on social and behaviour change as well as education and health & wellness and engaged Harris because of her outstanding work in this field. With a huge following on social media, Harris is a major influencer and has used her platform to address a range of issues affecting children and young people.

The Royal Optimist Club of Kingston (ROCK) is one of approximately 60 Optimist Clubs within the Optimist International Caribbean District. The district has been recently named the #1 District in all of Optimist International for 2017-18, the second time in as many years. Optimist International celebrates its Centennial Year, having been founded in July 1919. The movement, under its motto, Friend of Youth, focuses on service to children and young people. Since its inception in 2011, the ROCK has provided support to Half Way Tree Primary, Kingston Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Jamaica Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Walker’s Place of Safety, Jamaica AIDS Support for Life, Dunrobin Primary School, Early Steps Pre-School and Kindergarten and, Sophie’s Place, among others.

Ms Jermaine Peart (back, left) and Ms Candice Stewart (back, right) at Early Steps Pre-School and Kindergarten in Duhaney Park, Kingston for a road safety session with the youngsters. (My photo)

In the 2018-19 year the club will continue its special projects targeting children under its theme IMPACT Inspire- Motivate – Partner – Applaud – Challenge – Transform while joining with the Caribbean District in advocating for Child Safety, with a special focus on Road Safety.


Contact:                    Candice Stewart

                                    Chairperson, Public Relations

                                    (876) 878 7444

                                    rocksecretary1@gmail.com; candicekstewart@gmail.com;



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