Rotaract Club Installs New Board of Directors to Mark the Start of the New Rotaract Year


On Sunday 4th July,  the Rotaract Club of Antigua officially installed its new executive board for the upcoming  year 2021-2022.  

Immediate Past President (IPP), Ti-anna Harris handed over the reins of the youth service  organization to Ms. Ashlee Christian, as the club’s 35th President.  

In her remarks, IPP Harris, who served two consecutive terms as President, thanked the  members of the Rotaract Club for entrusting her with the opportunity to live up to the club’s  motto, “Service Above Self”.

She further expressed that some of the key projects during her  tenure included the donation of water tanks to persons within the disabled community;  Christmas donations to the residents at Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital; as well as the two  most recent donations of supplies to the Greenbay Primary School, and an automated  external defibrillator to the Cancer Center Eastern Caribbean.  

In her closing comments, she thanked the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of  Antigua, Mr. Kevin Silston for his support on their clubs’ joint projects, and left a special  charge to the incoming President, Ms. Ashlee Christian, “always put the members of the club  first”.  

President Christian, who is currently an inspector at the Antigua and Barbuda Social Security  Board, credits the Rotaract Club of Antigua for her personal and professional growth having  been a member since 2017.

Over the years, she has served in numerous capacities, including  Treasurer, Finance and Fundraising Director, Vice President, and her most recent position,  Community Service Director.  

In her first speech as President, she urged the members to reflect on the reasons why they  joined the club, while they continue to work towards a common goal, to serve.

During her  upcoming year as President, she expressed that it is her full intent to lead the organization  with integrity, accountability, strategy, and most importantly teamwork.

In addition to this,  she acknowledged that the club’s main resource is its members, and as such, over the next  twelve months, it is crucial to improve the quality of the membership experience, focusing  immensely on recruitment, retention, and continuity.  

In her final remarks, she expressed sincere gratitude to IPP Ti-anna Harris, for her continued  motivation, and the opportunity to serve on her previous board of directors. 

Working alongside President Christian for the 2021-2022 Rotaract year, is a group of  dynamic and professional young adults, who comprise the club’s new Board of Directors. 

These individuals include Ms. Martina Lewis, Vice-President; Ms. Alaina Gomes, Secretary;  Ms. Lynma Burton, Treasurer; Ms. Ti-anna Harris, Immediate Past President; Dr. Namadi  Belle, Community Service Director; Mr. Yhan Roberts, International Service Director; Ms.  Romancier Edwards, Club Service Director; Ms. Nikki Laville, Professional Development  Director; and Ms. Jennell Willette, Public Relations Officer.  

For the upcoming year, under the theme, “Serve. Lead. Empower. Change”, President  Christian notes that the club will continue to focus on the membership experience, in  addition to increasing fundraising programs and service projects.

She further states that  some of the initiatives that the club will be embarking on in the near future include a  Childhood Obesity Project, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Antigua; Mental health  initiatives and food drives; and the Mommy and Me Programme.  

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