Rotaract Blue installs new board

| 17/06/2019
CNS Local Life
Rotaract Blue members and supporters at the club’s installation of directors

(CNS Local Life): Rotaract Blue held its 13th annual installation of directors and officers on Saturday, 15 June, with the community service club for 18-30 year olds naming Dona-Lee Darlington the new president for 2019/2020, along with other board members. Darlington spoke of the upcoming year of collaboration and continued service to the local and international community.

“I am excited to see what the future has in store for Rotaract Blue,” she said in a press release. “I trust it will be a great year continuing to ‘Serve beyond Stigmas’ – the Rotaract District 7020 theme for 2018/19 – while we prepare to make an ‘Impact through Unity’, the District 7020 theme for the 2019/2020.”

Also installed at the ocean-themed event were immediate past president Rene Dixon, vice president Alanna Warwick-Smith, secretary Abbi-Gayle Phuran, community service director Ally McRae, club service director Takiyah Smith, professional development director Rochelle Palmer and public relations chair Jessica Moore. Incoming treasurer Brandon McLean and international service director Nicolas Wright were unable to attend.

Outgoing president Dixon highlighted the extensive achievements of the “small but mighty” club during the 2018/2019 year. This included donating a vocational grant – in the name of the late Rotarian and educator Fred Speirs – of $2,000 to the University College of the Cayman Islands, continuing the Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run and hosting the 11th annual Open Arms Gala, which raised $10,000 to be donated to Special Needs organisations in the Cayman Islands.

Rotaract Blue will continue to strengthen its Open Arms Programme encouraging inclusivity in the Cayman Islands and its efforts to support local HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness, the press release stated.

The organisation, which is sponsored by Rotary Central Cayman Islands, meets bi-weekly at the Royal Palms Beach Club at 6pm, with regular meetings resuming 3 July.


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