Amongst those who were awarded by the Rotary Club of Liamuiga, (RCL), was Sargeant Rosemary Roberts of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force. The officer was recognized for her selfless and heroic efforts to thwart crime in the Stapleton area and nation as a whole.
The club also paid tribute to the six-member nursing staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the Joseph N. France General Hospital. The nurses were particularly lauded for their dedication and unparalleled commitment to their duties, by serving as beacons of hope for the entire nation.
Each awardee received an engraved plaque and an EC $1000 cash award. The announcement of awards came as the club inducted its new Board of Directors to serve for the next year.
The installation of the new board was held at the Sweet Lime Restaurant/Club MaPau on Port Zante earlier this month. The ceremony included the outgoing speech by the 2011 president. The departing president gave a summary of his term in office and the accomplishments of the Club. Among the RCL programs that were highlighted were the Christmas Food Hamper, Four Way Test and Spelling Bee programmes.
Peter Jenkins, outgoing president of RCL, gave special recognition to the ongoing collaboration among RCL, the Rotary Club of Lichfield St-Chad and the Rotary Club of Ledburry with the Diabetic Footcare Project.
“The aim of the Project is to reduce the number of amputations due to complications from diabetes. What is also significant about this collaboration is that it has placed St. Kitts-Nevis at the forefront of this intervention worldwide,” Jenkins said.
As the baton of leadership was passed, the incoming president outlined his vision for the club for the upcoming Rotary year. Newly installed RCL President Lester Hanley encouraged members to fully embrace the theme adopted by Rotary International for the 2012-2013 year. The theme is “Peace through Service.”
“As Rotarians and as Rotary Clubs I encourage everyone to embrace the Rotary International theme of ‘Service through Peace’ and realize the need for understanding, tolerance and inclusion for all. For this, in my view, is our first step in recognizing our goal of Peace through Service – Peace within ourselves and Peace within our clubs,” said President Hanley.
Installed as members of the RCL executive were:
President: Lester Hanley Vice President: Eustace Warner
Secretary: Julie Gumbs
Treasurer: Kaii Dias
Sargeant-At-Arms: Tuffida Stewart