Ruan is new President of Anguilla Rotary Club

ANGUILLA–Genefa Fedee handed over the presidency of Anguilla Rotary Club to Jacquie Ruan during the well-attended luncheon held at Zemi Beach Club on Shoal Bay on Saturday July 1.

During the proceedings, Fedee was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of her work during two years as president. Former president Harris Richardson described her as committed and hard-working and she took on the blood bank project, which was successfully launched this year.

Fedee said she was very humbled and honoured in accepting the Fellowship. She said it is wonderful to be part of a team that has so much energy and productivity, and she thanked everyone for their support. She concluded her remarks by wishing the new president and board, as well as the District, all the best for the coming year.

Ruan said she is honoured to take up the challenge of the presidency, and expressed the hope that she can live up to the members’ expectations. She said she has a reliable team on the board, and announced that she has received US $40,000 that will go to renovating WISE (Workshop Initiative for Support in Education). Future plans for the Club also include a playground centre for Blowing Point pre-school, a gazebo at Island Harbour and improvements to Stoney Ground School.

The new Board includes President Jacquie Ruan, Immediate Past President Genefa Fedee, President Elect Carolyn Richardson, Secretary Ricky Rouphine, Treasurer Carolyn Richardson, Sergeant-at-Arms Walter Bayer and Senior Adviser Seymour Hodge.

Attending the Handover Lunch from St. Maarten/St. Martin were Marcellia Henry, Assistant District Governor Louis Weever, past governor Sally Jasmine, President St. Martin Nord Katherine Minguet, President International Commission and some 15 members of Rotary Club Sunrise, Rotary Club Mid Isle, Rotary Club of St. Maarten and Rotary Club of St. Martin Nord. Attending from Anguilla were Parliamentary Secretary Cardigan Connor, Chief Education Officer Rhonda Connor, and President of Soroptimist Club Anita Brooks, along with other dignitaries.

Source: The Daily Herald