New Optimist Executive Board in Anguilla

By anguillian November 12, 2012 08:51

New Optimist Executive Board in Anguilla


Optimist Board after being sworn in

The Optimist Club of Anguilla, whose motto is “Friend of Youth”, changed reins as it ushered in a new executive body to run the affairs of the Club for the Optimist year 2012-2013, under the theme “Making a Difference One Child at a Time”.


The Handing Over and Installation Ceremony was held on Saturday, 6th October 2012, at the home of Optimist Michelle Queeley in Sea Feathers, where a small but intimate gathering of Optimist members and friends witnessed the annual affair.  The proceeding was chaired by Optimist, the Honourable Othlyn Vanterpool.  Members were also treated to musical entertainment on piano by Cordane Richardson, member of the local JOOI Club and Immediate Past Director of the International JOOI Board.


The new Executive and Board members for the 2012/2013 Optimist year are:

President: Dilano Francis

Vice Presidents: Carla Harris and Charmaine Rey-Richardson

Immediate Past President: Shellecia Brooks

Secretary: Kirsty Webster

Treasurer: FaunCampbell

One Year Directors: Maria Hughes, Velda Blackett and Damien Lloyd

Two Year Directors: Franklyn Brandon, Steve Rogers and Monica Hodge


Immediate past president, Shellecia Brooks presenting President Dilano with certificate

President Dilano Francis, in his remarks, said he welcomed the opportunity to lead the Optimist Club for the year and promised to do his best to serve the youth of Anguilla well.  He also encouraged members to continue the good work the Club has been known for and continue being a “friend of youth”.  He reminded us that as Anguilla on a whole, and the Club, go through this challenging time in our history, the youth of Anguilla will need our support now more than ever.  President Dilano, emphasized the need to have the full support of not only his Board, but also that of the general membership, in order to have a successful Optimist year.   He looks forward to that support and the cooperation of the entire Optimist Club as we strive to make a difference one child at a time.


After the ceremony, persons were treated to delicious and satisfying refreshments, provided by members of the Club, which they willingly partook of and enjoyed.


-Press Release

By anguillian November 12, 2012 08:51


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