The Rotary Clubs of Antigua is a non-profit organization serving the community through its various programs/projects under the motto ‘Service Above Self’.
The 2022-2023 Rotary International Theme is ‘Imagine Rotary’.
On Saturday, January 14, 2023 the Rotary Clubs of Antigua, (Rotary Club of Antigua and Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown) hosted its annual RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) program under the theme: IMAGINE, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE. The venue was Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
RYLA is an intensive training program that brings together youth and young adults, ages 14-30, to further develop character and leadership skills and learn about Rotary.
RYLA attracted over 100 Interactors from the five Interact Clubs on island plus Interactors from the Emerald Isle of Montserrat.
The Assistant Governor for Antigua and Montserrat, Mrs. Evangeline Allen, Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown President, Mrs. Nircree Mills-Jno Baptiste and Rotary Club of Antigua President, Ms. Ilean Ramsey welcomed all from their respective remarks!
Presentations included Leadership by Ms. Naeemah Hazelle-Permanent Secretary-Prime Minister’s Office-St. Kitts and Nevis; Mental Health and dealing with issues such as Cyber Bullying by Ms. Alaina Gomes; Dining Etiquette by Rotarian Stacy Cabrall; Dressing for Success by Ms. Shirlene Nibbs and Resume Writing and College Applications by Mr. Laurie Louard-President HR Professionals of Antigua and Barbuda. Past President Ato Kentish introduced the Icebreakers and also presented on Humble beginnings. Due to time constrains, our video presentations on Gang Violence by Tian Winter and Rowing the Atlantic by Travis Weste and Joseph Nunes had to be forwarded to the respective Interact Clubs.
A big thank you to our donors, Medpath Clinical Lab/Healthy Choice FM, ABLES, Minister of Education, Science, Technology & Sports, Antigua & Barbuda Transport Board, Chef Beard Events, Management of Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and Chaso Media.