Past President Warner was delivering his farewell speech during a recent meeting of the organization.
He reminisced on the passing year (July 2010 to June 2011), with a sense of achievement, but also with a feeling of ‘if only’. “If only we were able to achieve every goal we had set out to achieve, invariably calls for introspection and this is something we all must do in order to improve our output year by year”
He quoted a Past President of the University of Guyana who said: “Improvement must always take precedence over maintenance. In other words, we must always strive to push beyond complacency, in order to keep our Club vibrant and further extend ourselves in making this world a better place for all”.
That specific quote is said to be the very reason for him why he fostered the acronym ACDC at the start of his presidency.
ACDC, inspired him to Accept, Commit, Deliver and Contribute.
Now at the end of his tenure, he asked all members to re-dedicate themselves to accept the challenge to be Rotarians, Commit to the ideals of Rotary International, Deliver on their promises and Contribute, until it hurts, to the community.
Mr. Warner added, that “prospective members would know if their Club was alive and breathing life into the community if they could say yes to these questions: Has the community benefited in any way from our activities over the past year? Have we in our own small way made this world a better place for all? Have we in any way reached around the globe and promoted world understanding and peace?”
Mr. Warner, thanked the Board and other Members for their work and support during the year.
Gratitude was extended to club sponsors and corporate bodies and friends, who felt that the Club’s cause was their cause and rallied to the call for assistance in executing projects, to members of the media which supported throughout the year and to the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Youth Empowerment which partnered with the Club on youth-related projects.
President Eustace’s advice to the Incoming President and Board was “reflect on the bigger picture always; recognizing that Rotary is more than the sum of its parts and that we are all in this to leave the world a far better place than we found it. I say to you what I said to myself at the start of my tenure, A – C – D – C, ACCEPT!, COMMIT!, DELIVER! and CONTRIBUTE!”
He wished the Board an outstanding tenure of service to Rotary, to St Kitts & Nevis, to the Caribbean and to the world!
Warner served as President of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL), from July 2010 to June 2011.
The new president of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga is Mr. Peter Jenkins.