The new Rotary year begins today and with it comes three new female presidents.
Last Saturday, the Rotary Club of Montserrat and its sister organisations the Rotaract and Interact clubs inducted new executive boards. For the new year, all three clubs are helmed by women and the boards are predominantly female as well.
Linda Dias, is the new president of the Rotary Club. She has been a member of the club since 2015 and previously served as their Public Image Director for two years.
A release from the club stated that “this vibrant cadre of individuals is poised and ready to lead Rotary Montserrat into 2021 and beyond. We consider Rotary as a staple within our Society, and as such, take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to maintaining a strong and positive presence within our local community.
Leading the Rotaract Club of Montserrat will be Shaqueilla Samuel, who has been a member of the group for two years. Her focus this year is to increase community engagement.
Beyoncé Osborne is now in her second year as a member of the Interact Club. Her aims as president for the year are to increase and maintain the Interact membership numbers, plan and execute more community projects, while also strengthening the content of the meetings. She also wants to execute more fundraising events and revive the annual Fright Night social.
During last weekend’s event the club also honoured several members for their exemplary service to the Rotary Club. Rotarian of the Year Award was presented to Debbie Battersby, Above & Beyond Award to Yvette Lee and Director of the Year Award to Siobhan Tuitt.
Immediate Past President Jermaine Wade will serve as the Assistant Governor for the Rotary Club of Montserrat. Last year, Antigua & Barbuda and Montserrat were jointly represented by Dr Sharon Cordner.
Incoming Rotary President Linda Dias expressed gratitude to the outgoing executives of all three clubs, who would have worked faithfully and tirelessly over the past 12 months to ensure the success of Rotary Montserrat. Special mention was made of Club Leaders in the persons of Immediate Past Presidents, Jermaine Wade, Graeme Stanley and Kenita Barzey, “whose herculean efforts have allowed the various clubs to strive and prosper, even amidst challenging situations,” the release noted.
The full members of the 2020/21 executive boards are as follows:
Rotary Club of Montserrat
President – Linda Dias
Immediate Past President -Jermaine Wade
President Elect & Community Services Director – Siobhan Tuitt
Secretary – Yvette Lee
Treasurer – Keri Don Matthew
Foundation Director – Deonne Semple
Membership Director – Jenzil Skerritt
Club Administration Director – Nicole Duberry
Public Image Director – Michelle Cassell
Rotaract Club of Montserrat
President – Shaqueilla Samuel
Immediate Past President – Graeme Stanley
Vice President – TiVonne Howe
Secretary – Stephonelle Francois
Club Finance Director – Vanice Tuitt
Community Services Director – Tabeanna Tuitt
International Services Director – Stevika Rodney
Club Services Director – Maldrick Weekes
Professional Services Director – Amuelle Kirnon
Public Relations Director – Nia Golden
Interact Club of Montserrat
President – Beyoncé Osborne
Vice President – Mohit Sadhwani
Secretary – Carisa Brudy
Treasurer – Shannon White
Public Relations Director – Keturah Daley