The new year of Rotary was officially launched on Saturday 2nd July, 2011, when new Presidents Scott Caines for the Rotary Club of St. Kitts, Peter Jenkins of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga and Bernadette Lawrence of the Rotary Club of Nevis, were formally installed in an impressive ceremony at a leading restaurant on St. Kitts.
Also installed were the other members who comprise the Executive Committee for each club, as follows:
The Rotary Club of St. Kitts Secretary Patricia Mourillon
Treasurer Jacqui Antoine – Rawlins
The Rotary Club of Liamuiga Secretary Julie Gumbs
Treasurer Pearl Williams
The Rotary Club of Nevis Secretary Patricia Claxton
Treasurer Alford Tyrell
The outgoing presidents, Charles Morton-Nevis; Eustace Warner-Liamuiga and Max Brisbane-St. Kitts- used the occasion of the ceremony to outline the achievements of the various clubs, under the theme, “Reach Within and Embrace Humanity”. According to a joint release, the presidents presented accounts of their stewardship and highlighted a number of programs that focused on Education, Health Care, Community Development, and Social Services over the past twelve (12) months.
The evening’s proceeding included the presentation of the Paul Harris awards to a number of outstanding and deserving Rotarians for their contribution to the Rotary Foundation, Yeoman Service, and Perfect Attendance at meetings.
The ceremony was chaired by past president Dr. Cameron Wilkinson (Rotary Club of Liamuiga) and was graced by the presence of Mr. Sam Condor, Deputy Prime Minister, Marcella Liburd, Minister of Community and Social Development, Rotarians and their spouses, and invited guests.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians who are members of some 31,000 Rotary clubs in more than 165 countries.