August 14, 2015
Shafia London is first female President of Rotary

Newly installed president of the Rotary Club of St Vincent Shafia London has urged her fellow Rotarians to make a difference in the lives of others and the world.

During her official inauguration last Saturday at the Grenadine House in Kingstown, London, the first female president in the 43-year history of Rotary clubs in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG),{{more}} said that Rotarians should use their lives in service to others, which would in turn mean richer more meaningful lives for the club members.

“It causes us to focus our attention on the things that matter and helps each of us to be a gift to the world. In the end our own lives will be measured not by how much we acquired, but by how much we gave.”

She reminded the members of organization that their duties include the alleviation of suffering, offering compassion and to give to the world and not just take from it.

London thanked the club members for the confidence placed in her and vowed to carry on the rich tradition that the organization has been known for over the years.

“Every one of us has something to give wherever we are, whatever our place in life. We can give our talent, knowledge, our abilities and our effort. We can give our dedication and devotion. Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in the world.

“Through Rotary, we can leave behind something real and lasting. Our time is now.”

London will be assisted by an executive which includes vice-president Francois Truchot, secretary Joel Toney, treasurer Reuben John, chair of membership Earl Tash, public relations officer Garcia Cato, chair of foundation Andres Reymann, club service chair Francois Truchot, and club administrator Joel Toney.