Rotary Central names youngest president ever

| 17/07/2018
CNS Local Life

Members of the new Rotary Central board

(CNS Local Life): William Inniss (34) has been installed as the 32nd and youngest president of Rotary Central Cayman Islands for the term running 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019, during a recent ceremony attended by more than 100 Rotarians, invited guests and officials from other service clubs in Grand Cayman.

 At the event, outgoing president of Rotary Central, Susie Bodden, spoke about her year in office, stated a press release. She discussed various achievements including the fundraising success of the Music Extravaganza and expanding the bus shelter programme to include Cayman Brac. She also expressed pride in the Early Act Club at St Ignatius Catholic School and Rotaract Blue Clubs under the Rotary Central umbrella, the release said.

Bodden also noted the success of the annual Rotary Central Dr Bill Hrudey Science Fair and the Junior Achievement nextGen business leadership programme, and gave special mention to the first and only installation of the Mobi Beach Mat in the Caribbean that facilitates person with disabilities gaining access to Seven Mile Beach.

Following that, the president’s installation oath was administered along with the change of regalia and pins, and gavel presentation.

Inniss then installed the incoming officers: President-Elect Colin Fawkes, 1st Vice President David Downes, 2nd Vice President Steve Tippetts, Secretary Jennifer Leach-Tippetts, Treasurer Paul Arbo and Sergeant-At-Arms Corleen Goodman. The directors for 2018-2019 are: Past President Sandy Cram – Club Service, Sue Holmes – Community Service, Marzeta Bodden – International Service, Bob Donohue – Membership, Johnae Moss – Vocational Service, Khalesiah Barboram – Youth Service and Carl Brown – Public Image.

“Be the Inspiration” is the new Rotary International theme heralded by recently installed President Barry Rassin, who is a Past District 7020 Governor, hailing from the Bahamas. He was installed during the Rotary Convention held in Toronto 23-27 June, attended by a contingent of Cayman Rotarians including new president Inniss.

“Members of Rotary Central bring value to our club by leveraging our wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in our respective fields, to the benefit of our projects and the community we assist,” said Inniss in the press release. “

‘We strive to reflect the diversity of our community and encourage inclusiveness with respect to age, gender, orientation, ethnicity, heritage, religious beliefs, political beliefs, and our vocations. All are welcome. If this sounds of interest to you, please reach out to us – we have much to do.”

For more information, go to the Rotary Central website


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