The Rotary Club of Princes Town last month hosted its 21st annual Handover Ceremony in recognition of the successful completion of the term in office of the Club’s Directors for the year 2013-2014, and to welcome incoming Directors for the Rotary year 2014-2015.
The ceremony, chaired by Rotarian Brandon David, took place at South NAPA on Saturday 28th June 2014.
The ceremony was well attended by the Club’s Rotarians, their partners in service, children of rotary and specially invited guests who supported the club during the past year in its many charitable activities, including soca artiste Shurwayne Winchester who made a surprise guest appearance at the Club’s annual Tea & Fashion Event hosted at Hyatt Regency in 2013.
Outgoing President Bashir Mohammed recognised individuals who had made significant contributions during his year of presidency. He passed the mantle of leadership, and the club’s charitable objectives and mandate to “Light Up Rotary”, to incoming President Jamir Ousman and his Board of Directors.
The US $1,000 Paul Harris Fellow recognition, which recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International was awarded to Rotarians Von Mohammed, Bashir Mohammed and Rishi Ramlogan, along with Rotarians Debbie Roopchand and Hafiz Mohammed who could not attend.
The event featured live entertainment by Shiv Shakti Dance Company, a rendition of the National Anthem on steelpan by pannist Kyle Ali and a comedic interlude featuring jokes told by the children of Rotary.
The Rotary Club of Princes Town is a registered charity, comprised of men and women in a profession or trade who give their time, energy, business skills and self to seek to make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable members of the society towards the betterment of mankind.