9th Jun 2018
Source: News Room
The Rotary Club of Georgetown on Friday evening installed its new Board of Directors. The fairly young board, headed by Harrinand Persaud, was officially introduced and announced at an official ceremony at the Rotary Installation Dinner held at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown.
With promises to do more for communities across the country and increasing the club’s contributors, the newly elected President told those gathered that he is ready to take up the challenge.
“I am aware that the responsibility to lead this club is no easy task as I have great footsteps to follow. I always welcome a good challenge and an opportunity to grow, and it is my belief that we can continue to build on the solid foundation by combining our passion, altruism, skillset and vocation,” Persaud said.
With over one million members worldwide, through voluntary contributions, Rotary helps to fight various causes in communities and contributes to developing countries.
Under its new slogan: “Rotary- People of Action,” the President committed to working on projects which can be sustained.
“We have to continue to provide clean water, dig wells and distribute water to communities that otherwise would have to depend on rivers and rainfall,” he urged the new board.
The other elected members are: Alvina Rambarran as Vice President, Amanda Persaud as Secretary, Arron Fraser as Treasurer, Natasha Vieira as Club Administrator, Ariane Mangar to oversee projects, Devindra Kissoon as Sergeant-at-arms and Macaela Cameron as Public Relations Director.
Roger Harper, Natasha Backer and Luana Falconner were re-elected to their previous posts of Rotary Foundation, New Generations and Assistant District Governor, respectively.
Other members are Peter Peroune, Ramon Singh – Membership, and District Government- Dominique Venere.
Past President of the Club, Clyde De Haas in his address outlined several projects completed under his tenure, including the completion and launch of the Linden toy library which provides a clean space for children to play and relax, distribution of 50 maternity care hampers and a fun day for children at the Convalescence home among others.
Friday night’s event was also used to award several Rotarians who would have worked tirelessly to make the club’s projects successful over the years.
The club also helped flood-affected communities in Region Seven and Eight with food items and donated close to two containers of flood relief to the CDC to be shipped to Dominica after the devastating hurricane.