It always great to start a new journey and last nights the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew embarked on a new voyage with a new Captain at the Helm. The event was the brainchild of Club Service Director Ammesha Samuels and her fabulous team and it all came together in fine style. The Villagio was the ideal setting, its elegance was befitting to the Rotaract standard and was outdone only by the beauty of the persons which sat within the confines of its walls. The ceremony was structured in a manner that did not seems to encourage the constant checking of watches and the Master of Ceremonies Ms. Dania Beckford a.k.a First Lady Briscoe held her audience from start to end.
The Head Table
The ceremony began with the Rotaract Prayer, National Anthem and The Four Way Test followed by Greetings from Rotary Club of St. Andrew President Elect Robert Drummond and DRR Keitho Nembhard. PP Roger Young outgoing president’s speech which was read by VP Candice Stewart preceeded the ceremonial changing of the guards by Rotary Club of St. Andrew PE Richard Drummond. This was followed by the Induction of the New Board and three new members. President Austin Briscoe then delivered his charge to his New Board and Rotaractors. Rotaractor Paige Jackson was bestowed with the honour of introducing the guest speaker and the evening culminated with the discourse of Mr. Stephen Wittingham, C.E.O Island Ice and Beverage Company, as he encouraged the attendees to consider entrepreneurship and highlighted its similarities to the mandates of Rotaract. The vote of thanks was moved by Club Service Director and Event Coordinator Ammesha Samuels. The evening ended with closing remarks from Ms. Beckford and a toast by Rotaractor Kursten.
Here are my photo highlights:
The high points of the night for me were the recognition of the Rotaractors who exhibited excellence during the past Rotaract Year 2010/2011, the addition of 3 new Rotaractors to the District 7020 Family and the introduction of District Representatives Candice, Austin and Mark by DRR Keitho.
New Kingston Rotaract Club: Myself, Director Dane & Rotaractor Ana
Myself & my fab femme Rotaractor Paige
RCSA Rookie of the year Rotaractor Paulette & Rotaractor Paige
Some of the elegant ladies of RCSA & Treasurer Nicholas: (from left) Dir. Ammesha, Rtr. Paulette, Dir. Shaloy, Rtr. Melidda & Rtr. Paige.
NKRC & RCSA
Guest Speaker Stephen Wittingham
Mark & Rotaract Club of Liguanea Plains President-Elect Tanya
New Rotaractors Melissa, Kevin & Sheldon
DRR Keitho & his District Representatives from RCSA Candice, Austin & Mark