Demerara Rotary Club installs new Board members
Members of the Rotary Club of Demerara gathered at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston Georgetown Friday to celebrate achievements and welcome the fresh faces of the new installation board for the 2019/2020 term, led by President-elect, Hansraj Singh.
Certificates and tokens of appreciation were awarded to club members who were recognized for their exemplary acts of goodness to humanity. The annual event seeks to keep the Rotary foundation alive and also send off the President for 2018/2019 Khemraj Goberdhan.
The Club’s Secretary, Tamika Inglis and Public Relations Officer-elect, Shivanie Hendrick received certificates of recognition for their services, while the President t was given the Seal of Rotary International which is bound by the by-laws of Rotary International.
President elect Singh was very emotional in delivering remarks.
“I can assure you that it is not a responsibility that I will be taking lightly and along with the persons from the team to walk beside through this year’s long journey, you can expect the rotary club of Demerara to do what we do best, which is to serve a community which needs it all sitting in this room,” Singh said.
He said they will strive to go above and beyond, rebuild and rebrand and implement projects that will uplift the lives of children, elders and women.
“This will be no ordinary task, this group of people selected to be your incoming board have been tested and proven and I’ve been happy to announce that I might be lucky as I know that we will be able to deliver what we set out to do,” Singh said.
Former President Goberdhan reflected on the previous year.
“The collective energy, the drive and the way they vibe…we at the Rotary Club of Demerara do that very well,” Goberhdan said.
The club successfully completed two Rupununi outreaches in October 2018 and March this year; St. Cuthbert’s Mission also benefited from a medical outreach in 2018.
The community also received a number of water barrels; the club also did a joint outreach with a church group in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
According to Goberdhan medical outreaches are one of the core activities for the club.