During a two-hour ceremony on the lawn of the historic property, Deonne Semple handed over the gavel to incoming president Jermaine Wade. Wade said it was a momentous occasion as he and Semple came up through the ranks of the Rotaract Club together.
He pledged to continue the work the organisation is known for and will seek to increase its membership during his tenure. Wade also said the Rotary plans to seek district funding to purchase a vehicle for the differently-abled on island. They also plan to create a safe public playground for children and to promote prostate screening for men. The major fundraising project for the club this year will be the launch of the Regional Junior Calypso competition, which is slated for December 20, 2019.
The featured speaker was Assistant District Governor Dr Sharon Cordner, who commended the Montserrat Rotary for their longevity, stamina and perseverance for their 50 years of existence. She wished them another 50 and said the local body has the support of the district. She encouraged them to prepare to participate fully in the leadership training coming to Montserrat in October and the international conference which is to be in Hawaii in 2020.
Incoming president of the Rotaract Graeme Stanley said his team is prepared to hit the ground running when their term officially begins on July 1. Despite the last year being a tough one for the group, a full slate of activities of community work, training and fundraising have already been planned.
Kenita Barzey, the new president of the Interact Club pledged to continue the work of her predecessor Kijahrie Barzey. Her plans include strengthening the content of their weekly meetings, more community work and ensuring that members become more socially aware.
The 2019 – 20 Administration Teams are:
Club Admin – Nicole Duberry
Membership – Siobhan Tuitt
Foundation – Ateshia Lewis
Service – Lyandra Hobson
Public Image – Allayne Hall
President – Jermaine Wade
IPP – Deonne Semple
President Elect – Linda Dias
Secretary – Yvette Lee
Treasurer – Debbie Battersby
Rotary Liaison Officers
Rotaract – Siobhan Tuitt
Interact – Lyston Skerritt
Rota Kids – President Jermaine Wade
President – Graeme Stanley
IPP – Adolphia Martin
Vice President – Jhovan Daniel
Secretary – Shaqueilla Samuel
Treasurer – Vanice Tuitt
Community Service – Chaquille Sam
Professional Service – TiVonne Howe
Club Service – Anisa Lindsey
International Service – Denecia West
President – Kenita Barzey
IPP/Vice President – Kijahrie Barzey
Secretary – Sonia-Gale Cabey
Treasurer – Tevique Benjamin