In a historic event, Senator Meritta Hyacinth was sworn in as the 64th National President of Junior Chambers International (JCI) West Indies at the 63rd West Indies Convention held at the St. James Resort in Antigua. This marks the first time a member from JCI Dominica has achieved this prestigious position in the organization’s 63-year history.
Senator Hyacinth, known for her unwavering commitment to community development and leadership, took the Oath of office in an inspiring ceremony. Her vision for a united and impactful JCI West Indies is set to bring about positive change in the communities it serves.
JCI Dominica sent a delegation of 24 members to the convention, a groundbreaking achievement in terms of delegation size. This diverse group actively participated in various JCI programs, indicating a promising future for the organization within the West Indies.
JCI West Indies, part of the global non-profit organization JCI, is dedicated to leadership and personal development for young adults. It serves several countries in the Caribbean, including Dominica, Antigua, Barbados, St.Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Guyana Trinidad & Tobago, St. Lucia and St.Kitts.
The annual convention hosted at the St. James Resort in Antigua saw over 200 delegates from across the West Indies. The new board for the upcoming year was elected during this event. Alongside Meritta Hyacinth, other elected officials include EVP Leysha Samuels from Antigua and Barbuda, and two Vice Presidents, Regina Burnbury from JCI Guyana, and Casey Defraitas from JCI St. Vincent. The closing ceremony featured numerous awards presented to various organizations for their outstanding project execution, exemplifying the spirit of dedication and excellence within the JCI community.