Posted on Jul 02, 2022
On Saturday, July 2, IPP Joanna Spencer passed the baton on to President Ilean Ramsey who will lead the Club for the next 12 months!
The Rotary Club of Antigua has once again completed a transition.
On Saturday night, July 2, the Club celebrated the achievements of the Rotary Year 2021-22 with the handover of leadership from IPP Joanna Spencer to incoming President Ilean Ramsey. This Rotary Year sees the first female, Jennifer Jones installed as President of Rotary International.  This year as well the Club celebrates 50 years strong, serving humanity selflessly!
President Ilean administered the oath of office to her new board of directors, namely:
IPP Joanna Spencer
President Elect Michael Spencer
Vice President Denise Armstrong
Secretary Rosanne Emanuel
Treasurer Barbara Jarvis
Rotary Foundation Chair Sherrie-Ann Brazier
Membership Chair Jessica Joseph
Club Admin. Jo-Anne Scotland Gilkes
Service Projects Director Kirk Francis
Youth Services Garfield Pigott
Public Image Chair D. Matthew-Ward
Training Officer Evangeline Allen
President Ilean pledges to be the President for all seasons, adhering to the tenets of guiding principles of Rotary: The Object of Rotary, The Four Way test and The Avenues of Service.
The club will continue with it’s longest serving project, “Meals on Wheels” along with other projects under the seven areas of focus.  Joint collaborations will be had with our sister Club, Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown, the Antigua and Barbuda Diabetes Association and other corporate donors, as it’s members strive to live the motto of every Rotarian which is “Service Above Self”.
Funding of these various projects is continuing and very shortly the club will execute its major fundraiser, The Rotary Colours Fete: Bohemian Colours on July 16th. 2022 at Barnacle Point.  The proceeds from this fundraiser go right back into the community!
Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones implores us to ‘Imagine Rotary’ – to dream big and take action.  This call to action is further reiterated by our District Governor Leslie Ramdhanny. President Ilean encouraged every one to do their part; get involved with the service projects and ensure that we have an impactful year.  Together…. We will Imagine Rotary!