KETURAH Donai is the new President of the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia, to hold the distinction as another female member at the helm of the entity.
For the past 55 years, the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia routinely elects a new president. Earlier this week, the club held its handover ceremony at the NSDC Classeek Restaurant, at Bisee.
Under the banner of the Rotary 2021-2022 theme: “Serve to Change Lives” outgoing president Leathon Khan passed on the heavy golden presidential chain to the former club treasurer Keturah Donai.
In accepting the chain of office, the young accountant said, “I believe we are all on earth to serve at different levels and at different times. I am honoured that you choose me, to serve with you as your president this year. ”
The sixth and second youngest female president, Donai, 46 presented her plans for Rotary year 2021-2022 to members present. She outlined that there were also some online and other major projects on the agenda.
The Community Projects will include – Resurfacing of the Mindoo Phillip Park Grounds;
For the youth: Childhood Obesity Project for All Schools;
Symposium for Teenage Fathers, Empower girls – Upton Gardens Girls, St Joseph’s Convent and Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Students;
Provision of sanitization supplies for the homeless and elderly care homes;
Equipping of the Homeless shelter, The regular Feeding programmes, Tree Planting, and Children’s Christmas party.
These projects will continue, while the club will undertake other ventures such, as, strengthening relations with rotaractors, Interactors and the Early Act Club. Other ventures include increasing fund raising activities, strengthening the operations of the RCSL and continuing the international and local partnerships.
Addressing the newly elected president via an online platform, the first St. Lucian to be elected governor of District 7030 Lisle Chase, said: “President Keturah never lose your sense of humour. One thing in Rotary, if we lose we are lost so have fun.”
Chase added: “Remember that friendship is the foundation upon which Rotary was built, and we must maintain respect for all.”
President Keturah will be ably assisted by a 17-member executive until June 30, 2022.