The invitation said casually elegant and the night sky seemed to complied to provide the most fitting evening, light sprinkle and all. Rotarians, Rotaractors and Guest gathered at Russel Heights to celebrate the Installation of the 2011/2012 Board of the Rotaract Club of New Kingston. The evenings proceedings were chaired by the ever vibrant District Secretary Tamieka Grant and commenced with the singing of the National Anthem followed by the Four Way Test and Rotaract Grace. President Gareth Burrowes did the welcome which was followed by Greetings from Rotary Club of New Kingston President Richard Pandohie, Assistant Governor Jamaica South Central District 7020 Rotarian Ruth Palmer and District Rotaract Representative Keitho Nembhard. The Year in Review was in the form of a video presentation created by Secretary Shikha and President Gareth which showcased the achievements of the superheroes of the 2010/2011 Board.
President Gareth then presented the 2010/2011 Awards:
Service Above Self – Rotaractor Ana MilesFor the tremendous work done with Early Act – PP Julie RamchandaniDirector of the Year – Director Dane AndersonRotaractor of the Year – Director Ryan McKenizePresident’s Award – Shikha Lachmandas
President Gareth also made a presentation to the Rotary Club of New Kingston for service to the Rotaract Club of New Kingston.
The awards ceremony ushered the installation of President Suresh Martin by Rotary Club of New Kingston President Richard. The new president then did his first official duty and installed his board:
Vice President – Travis GrahamSecretary – Shana ReidTreasurer: Leighton FaceySergeant At Arms – Omar GordonImmediate Past President – Gareth BurrowesDirectorsClub Service Director – Ryan McKenzieCommunity Service Director – Julie RamchandaniFundraising Director – Shikha LachmandasProfessional Service Director – Ward SimonsInternational Service Director -Saran HunterPublic Relations Director – Shana Reid