Rotaract Club of Roseau installs new executive board

Sitting L to R: Curvin Joseph, Terease Morancie, Melissa Thomas.   Standing L to R: Alwin Watt, Marisol John, Emerly Delavaliere, Tori Daway, Dane Daniel, Oniscia Bruno, Keanu Winston, Nita Pascal, Leona Jeremiah

Members of the Rotaract Club of Roseau, Members of the Rotary Club of Dominica and other benefactors gathered to celebrate the 34th Investiture Ceremony of the Rotaract Club. The ceremony took place at the Prevo Cinemall Ballroom. This year 2019-2020 the Rotary International’s theme is “Connecting the World”. Keeping in accordance with this theme as well as the ideals of Rotaract the Investiture Ceremony was celebrated under the theme “Umndeni” which is “Family” in Zulu language. The members of the club consider each other as family members and as such this theme was the most suitable.

The 2019-2020 President of the Rotaract Club of Roseau is Ms. Terease Morancie. In her address to the members present Ms. Morancie emphasized the importance of Rotaract as a family.

“I can only think of expressing my experience in Rotaract with one word: Umndeni. Umndeni is family and this is what we celebrate tonight. The Rotaract Club of Roseau is an epitome of family. We are connected not by blood but by something greater, a common choice to the cause of Service Above Self. As members of this family we are given the opportunity to accomplish wondrous things, we meet new people we may never have met otherwise, we create everlasting friendships, we make impacts not just within our club but in society through our community service projects, we influence change, we give hope.”

She additionally mentioned key projects that she hopes to achieve during her tenure as president such as the establishment of an EarlyAct club, Rotary/Rotaract mentorship, a blood donation day and continuing key club projects such as the adoption of geriatrics and the annual Christmas party.

Featured speaker Ms. Kerahia Jno. Baptiste also implored members to maintain the kindred spirit that is family, Umndeni.  She is quoted as saying:

“We must remember that this can only work effectively if your family functions as a well-oiled machine, recall the saying a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. That one disorder can counteract your objectives. NO!!! I am definitely not saying that things are going to be constantly perfect, for although you are one body, working together to achieve a common goal, we must acknowledge that we are still individuals with different personalities, different opinions and ideas, living different lives, from different background.”

The members of the executive board of the Rotaract Club of Roseau for 2019-2020 are as follows:

Terease Morancie – President

Curvin Joseph – Vice President

Melissa Thomas – Secretary

Emerlyn Delavaliere – Treasurer

Nita Pascal – Assistant Secretary/ Treasurer

Tori Daway – Director of Community Service

Dane Daniel- Director of Finance

Alwin Watt – Director of Club Service

Oniscia Bruno – Director of International Service

Marisol John – Director of Professional Development

Keanu Winston – Head of Public Relations

Leona Jeremiah – Immediate Past President


About Rotaract

Rotaract is a service club for young people ages 18 to 30 who are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges while developing leadership skills and making friends from around the world. Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their own clubs, manage their funds, and plan and carry out activities and service projects that are important to their communities. Rotary clubs that sponsor Rotaract clubs offer guidance and support and work with Rotaractors as partners in service.



Keanu Winston – Head of Public Relations

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  1. Patriotic
    July 13, 2019

    Why is the queen of Dominica in a two piece with all her stomach out at such a formal event? This is so distasteful especially as someone on the board of directors

  2. Lover
    July 13, 2019

    She looks like she’s in madras and the others are in African print

  3. Chester
    July 13, 2019

    Why are you guys all dressed up like you’re in Africa?

  4. Langue Kabwit
    July 12, 2019

    The lady sitting at the front with legs crossed is not dressed got the occasion.

  5. RAY
    July 11, 2019

    see fruit of the looms in the orange and bow tie :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  6. Yvette
    July 11, 2019

    This is poorly written DNO.

    ADMIN: This is a press release from Rotaract. Could you point out your issue with this so we can pass it on?

    • Anna
      July 11, 2019

      agreed this is very confusing in the beginning i couldn’t determine if they were speaking about Rotaract or Rotary :-| :-|

      • Ann Cousins
        July 12, 2019

        They are speaking about Rotaract. Every Rotaract club is sponsored by a Rotary club.

  7. Desie
    July 11, 2019

    I’m a slim gurl kinda guy but damn, I need to get me one of those thick Negwess.
    Love how the ladies dressed according to their body size.
    Didn’t read the article tho, will get to it another time.

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