JCI St Vincent names new board
JCI EXECUTIVE Board members, Casey De Freitas - Secretary (far left); Jesseica James – Treasurer (left from middle); Deaney Gellizeau - President (middle); Jesse James – Vice President (right from middle); Dennis Gaymes – Advisor (far right)
March 18, 2022
JCI St Vincent names new board

JCI ST. VINCENT has appointed its 2022 Board of Directors.

The four core members were elected on Friday December 10, 2021 and was officially installed on Saturday, December 16,2021, a release from the organisation states. The elected members are: president, Deaney Gellizeau, vice president and public relations officer, Jesse James; secretary general, Casey Defreitas, and treasurer Jesseica James.

On January 13, 2022, the president appointed five new board members bringing the number of board members to nine. The appointed members are: immediate past president, Terrance Williams as legal counsel; senator Mandisa Stephens as growth and retention officer; member Nick Francis as director; senator Dennis Gaymes as advisor; and senate chair and senator, Cladius Millington as advisor.

The appointed members collectively have more than five decades in the organisation.

Senator Mandisa, immediate past president Terrance and senator Cladius having held executive positions in the past; are well endowed with skills, knowledge and experience, the JCI release notes. “This 2022 elected board is like a breath of fresh air and will bring a great perspective to the organisation,” said senate chair, Dennis Gaymes. “I have no doubt in my mind that they will lead JCI St. Vincent to greatness.”

The members of the elected board, though only having an average age of 20 years are driven by the determination to play a part in restoring the organisation to its former glory and having an impact on the youth in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The organisation is planning a series of projects and fundraisers for the year to ensure its success and continuous expansion; develop its members; encourage growth of the organisation; have a little fun and team building, and to impact the communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The theme for the year, “Changing challenges into opportunities and success”, is to forge the way for JCI, to transform its small membership and overcome other obstacles to create opportunities for its members, and by extension the young people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the release concludes.