Rotary installs new District Governor

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Past district governor, Elwin Atmodimejo (left) stands with District Governor-elect, Milton Inniss before the official installation. At the podium is Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, David Edwards, who introduced the governor-elect

A joint meeting of Rotary Clubs of Barbados last night saw the installation of the sixth District Governor, Barbadian Milton Inniss.

In the ceremony at Sandy Lane, Inniss succeeded Elwin Atmodimejo as governor for 2015 to 2016.

There was also the installation of presidents-elect of Barbados’ three clubs, while a number of persons were presented with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Awards, in honour of the Rotary International founder.

Past President of Rotary South and District Secretary elect, Katrina Sam, described the event as historic because, “not only was it the installation of a governor from Barbados, but for the first time in Rotary’s over 50 years of existence in Barbados, we’ve come together for a joint installation ceremony of our incoming presidents”.

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Past Rotary Club of Barbados President Alex McDonald (left) presents the Paul Harris Fellow recognition award to Jeannine Chase, who accepted on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme

Among the objectives of Rotary clubs worldwide is solving major challenges in communities, and District Governor Inniss said, “Next year my special project will focus on dyslexia. One in five people suffer from some form of language-based disorder, with dyslexia being the most common. Very often this disorder remains undiagnosed and untreated, leaving children at a disadvantage in school”.

The Barbados club presidents installed were Jedder Robinson of Rotary Club of Barbados; Farid Mansour of Rotary Club of Barbados West and John Williams of Rotary Club of Barbados South.

One Response to Rotary installs new District Governor

  1. Robert Foster
    Robert Foster June 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Hey Milton. Congrats. You’ll do well!

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