The Rotary Club of Georgetown announced its new Board of Directors at its Installation Ceremony on Sunday, June 11th at Marriott Hotel, with prominent attorney Devindra Kissoon elected to serve as President for the year 2023-2024.
With a global network of over 1.4 million members, Rotary International is recognized for: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies and supporting the environment.
With over 47 million volunteer hours clocked by rotarians each year, Rotary International and its members continue to take action to affect change not only worldwide, but also in local communities.
In a statement issued to the media, it was noted that President Kissoon looks forward to making an impact and evoking change for the good. He noted, “I grew up attending Rotary meetings with my father, Ramesh Kissoon, and have long admired Rotarians’ dedication to selfless service. I look forward to working alongside my fellow Rotarians at the Rotary Club of Georgetown, and countrywide, to help strengthen our communities.”
Founded on May 20, 1959, The Rotary Club of Georgetown is Guyana’s oldest Rotary Club and is widely known for its plethora of projects including: the annual Polio Walk, Book Mobile Project, Convalescence Home Renovation, Senior Citizen Inspirational Service and Christmas Cheer, Water Wells at Old England, Coomacka and Kuru Kuru, Rotary/Remote Area Medical (RAM) Diabetes and Women’s Health Outreach in Regions 9 and 10, among many others.
Other members of the 2023-2024 Board include: Sheldon Hazelwood (Immediate Past President); Victor Pires (President Elect); Gautham Thani (Vice President); Natasha Vieira (Secretary); Goswami Parmesar (Treasurer); Wilmot Garnette (Service/Projects); Vereendra Bhagwandin (Foundation); Macaela Cameron (Public Relations); Anabelle Carter-Sharma (Membership); Ryan Kirton (Administration); Ronessa McAdam (New Generations) and Peter Peroune (Sergeant-at-Arms).
The Rotary Club of Georgetown said it looks forward to another successful Rotary year as it works together with its partners to create lasting change and community improvement.