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Shawn Franklin: Service above self


Added 06 January 2019


Shawn Franklin (Picture by Christoff Griffith.)

When Shawn Franklin got the chance to join the Rotary Club of Barbados seven years ago, he took it.

It’s a “balancing act” being dad to Kenya and Summer, husband to Cheryl, working at his job as a valuation surveyor, being president of the club from July till present, and working on projects to improve the lives of others.

But it’s a choice he doesn’t regret. For him, it has always been “service above self” which is also the club motto.

“Apart from club and work, I don’t have a lot of free time. Family time is critical. You have to try to involve your family in Rotary. My wife, she was instrumental in starting [Rotary’s cyberbullying programme. She does her part.

“Other than that, I try to stay fit, get in the gym every now and again. Crop Over is my time to unwind and relax. I love music. I’ve also judged Party Monarch a few years. I love the culture,” he said. (GBM)

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