May 16, 2017
SISVG elects new executive

Soroptimist International St Vincent and the Grenadines (SISVG) elected a new executive on April 29, 2017, at its 29th Annual General Meeting.

The new executive is: president Angela Taylor, president elect Josie Ann Small, vice-president Idalia Job, immediate past president Shannon Durrant-Samuel, treasurer Euna Thompson, programme action officer Ikarmola Laborde, membership officer Nicola Williams, development officer René Baptiste, communications officer Natasha M Peters and website officer Shannon Samuel. The election of the secretary was deferred to the first general meeting of the club.

Joyce Stay and Anika Dyer were also elected as committee members on the executive.

At the first general meeting on May 9, 2017, Dyer and Miriam Roache agreed to job share the position of secretary, which is in keeping with the constitution and were elected accordingly. They will also be members of the executive body.

The new executive will serve for the term 2017 – 2018.

The new president, in accepting her new role, said: “This year SISVG celebrates 30 years of soroptimism with the theme “Step up, lead the way” and we are no doubt challenged to step up by our own individual actions and commitment.” She continued, “In stepping up, we will focus our efforts on the areas of projects strengthened to meet the needs of members and communities, create activities in the general public which will create awareness of who we are and what we do and that recruitment and retention policies must provide relevance to younger cohorts in order to achieve real membership growth.”

Soroptimist International is a global women’s volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and children. SISVG is one of 352 clubs in 29 countries, containing more than 8,000 members.

SISVG continues to work towards improving the lives of women and girls in SVG in different areas, including, but not limited to, our sponsorship of the Glebe Hill Pre-school in Barrouallie, the offering of scholarships and donations to worthy community causes and joining other organizations in conducting workshops. The most recent donation was a set of two benches and tables to the National Public Library, during its National Library Week, held April 3-7, 2017.