The Rotary Club of Dominica held its Annual Investiture Dinner at the Evergreen Hotel under the patronage of the President of Dominica, His Excellency Dr Nicholas J O Liverpool, and Mrs Liverpool on Saturday, July 10, 2010.
The occasion saw the handing over of the mantle to lead the club from outgoing president Monsignor Reginald Lafleur to the newly elected President Rotarian Paul Frampton and the pinning of the new Board members who will guide the activities of the Rotary Club of Dominica which is part of Rotary International over the next year. Incoming President Paul thanked his fellow club members for the confidence reposed in him by electing him to the esteemed office of club president.
The new president went on to indicate that as Rotarians, members should all be proud that after thirty six years, the club is alive and well in Dominica and adhering to the objects of rotary which promotes among other things, service to others and high ethical standards in business and professions. He also emphasized the fact that every Rotarian should be guided by the Rotary Four Way Test which reads as follows:-
Of the things we think, say and do
The newly elected president continued to appeal to the members of the club that Service should be the first value of every Rotarian as reflected in the primary motto, “Service Above Self”. He stated that “as a club we have the potential to create better communities, safer and healthier communities, one project at a time”.
This investiture also came at a time when the Rotary club of Dominica in collaboration with the Rotary clubs of Conyers Rotary Club of Georgia, Rocksdale Rotary Club of Georgia and North River Rotary Club of Tennessee were preparing to hand over to the community of Mero, a newly built Waste Water Facility to aid in the development and enhancement of the Mero Community and the enhancement of the beach facilities thus contributing to the development of the tourism product there.
This facility will assist the Mero Enhancment Committee and the people of Mero to better manage and control effluent discharge and waste and grey water thus ensuring a safer and cleaner environment.
President Paul reconfirmed the Rotary Club of Dominica continued support to the Rotary Foundation in its bid to eradicate polio worldwide and in keeping with this year’s theme for Rotary International “Building Communities, Bridging Continents”.
Other members of the newly elected Rotary Board are:
The current membership of the club consists of 27 made up of 20 male and seven female.
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