Change of board at Rotary Club Sunrise

The new board of Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise.

PHILIPSBURG –Rotary Club of St Martin Sunrise celebrated the installation of its new Board with a gala dinner at Infinity Restaurant, Oyster Bay, recently.

  Outgoing President Okama Ekpe Brook gave a detailed presentation of her year as president, outlining the numerous accomplishments and projects that were executed. In her speech, Brook mentioned that effective leadership is knowing you have touched the lives of uprising leaders. “The legacy of our ‘Small but Mighty’ club will continue with outstanding service projects, not only in St. Maarten, but also internationally,” she said.

  She thanked everyone for the opportunity to have served as their President and asked that they join her in welcoming 2017-2018 President Damali Bryson and her Board of Directors and Chairmen.

  Bryson is a medical professional at St Maarten Medical Center, according to Bryson, the 2017-2018 Rotary International theme is “Making a Difference” and even though Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise might appear small, its membership is totally committed to making a great impact on its community. She appealed to persons in the community who would like to make a difference to become a member of the club or be a “friend of Rotary.”

  The 2017-2018 Board comprises President Bryson, Vice-President Irma Gumbs, Secretary Valda Woodley-Hazel, Treasurer Ahmed Bell, Sergeant-at-Arms Dolly Sadarangani-Ahuja, Club Administration Director Monique Alberts, New Generation Director and Immediate Past President Brook, Fundraising Director Peter Dialani, Disaster Management Chair Marcellia Henry, International/Club Service Director Yelena George, Community Service Director and Vocational Service Director Debbie Karani  and Public Relations Director Bernadette Davis.

  Rotary is a network of 1.2 million people in more than 200 countries, working toward the same goal and promising to make a significant difference in the lives of others. One of Rotary’s signature projects is the eradication of polio from the face of the earth. Since 1985 the Polio Plus campaign has saved more than 2,000,000,000 children from becoming victims of the disease.

  Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise meets at The Gingerbread Café in Belair Beach Hotel from 7:00 to 8:00am every Tuesday. Persons interested in more information may contact .

Source: The Daily Herald