Indira Mattai new President of Rotary Club of Demerara

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After only three years of being a Rotarian, Indira Mattai has taken up the lead post as President of the Rotary Club of Demerara (RCD), the second largest Rotary Club in Guyana.

According to a release from the club, Mattai has shown herself to be a woman of passion, commitment, and zeal for advancing the cause of Rotary.

She was recently given a special mention by the District Governor of District 7030 for her contributions to the District Newsletter, which has a readership of over 2,000 Rotarians in 74 Clubs in 17 countries and territories in the Southern Caribbean.

Indira Mattai, new President of the Rotary Club of Demerara

Mattai’s ascension was in the pipeline and took effect after the handing over ceremony at the Georgetown Club, where she took over the mantle from past President Carey Griffith.

The new President had played a significant role in the Club’s recognition by Rotary International both at the recently convened Rotary International Convention in Houston and on the front page of the Rotary International website.

During her address, Mattai highlighted the significance of her achievement as for the first time in Rotary’s 117-year history, there is a female President at the Rotary International helm- Jennifer Jones- and that it was an honour to be the Demerara President that serves during this historic time.

Additionally, she indicated the club would find genesis in her tenure, chief among is having a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion, Dominique Fraser, who will work to ensure that these principles are at the forefront of the Club.

Meanwhile, Griffith was able to share the record-winning 32 projects that would have served to change the lives of countless Guyanese across each of Rotary International’s seven areas of focus.

Those areas are Basic Education and Literacy, Maternal and Child Health, Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Community and Economic Development, and Supporting the Environment.

Under Carey’s tenure, the club was able to capture, for a second time, the highly coveted and prestigious Platinum Award in recognition of the club’s exemplary service in each of the aforementioned domains.

Assistant Governor Liz Cox, in her well-wishes to the club, expressed that she was very proud of the RCD team and that the club continues to go above and beyond what is expected of clubs in Guyana.

Cox was especially impressed by the club’s donation to the Rotary Foundation which executes life-changing and life-saving sustainable projects around the world.

She also levied the expectation that this trend in excellence in service would continue into the new Rotary year under the stewardship of the club’s new President.

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