Rotarian Sonya Alleyne has change into the primary Barbadian feminine to be elected District Governor for the southern Caribbean and South America.
Her elevation was introduced on the Rotary Membership of Barbados South’s set up of officers ceremony on the Barbados Hilton Resort Resort on Wednesday.
Alleyne, who assumes duties subsequent 12 months, was lauded publicly for her elevation and contribution to service by newly-installed President Michael Forde, visitor speaker Cleviston Haynes, Governor of the Central Financial institution of Barbados and fellow Rotarians.
“The entire presidents, folks like me, will look to her for some form of steering,” Forde mentioned. “She is going to co-ordinate efforts,” he defined.
Alleyne was president of Rotary Membership of Barbados South from 2012 to 2013. She has obtained a number of awards and recognition for her service to the membership and the Barbadian group.
“Let me additionally congratulate Sonya Alleyne. Your pending elevation to the function of District Governor is certainly a private honour for you and an honour to the membership. It’s all the extra vital as a result of you’re the first feminine in Barbados to realize this prestigious workplace,” Governor Haynes mentioned.
The duty of District Governor covers greater than 72 Rotary and Rotoract Golf equipment in 17 nations within the southern Caribbean and South America and navigating three Languages.
“My function is To hold out the expectations of the Rotary Worldwide President which revolve across the strategic priorities, to extend our influence, increase our attain and improve participant engagement in addition to enhance our means to adapt,” Alleyne defined.
She mentioned Rotary is a world community of 1.2 million neighbours, buddies, leaders and drawback solvers who see a world the place folks unite and take motion to create change. (HH)