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Ms Millie Jaspert named First Ambassador for VI's Girl Guides

November 17th, 2018 | Tags: BVI Guides Association Millie Jaspert
BVI Girl Guides Association President Ms Kather Smith, welcomes newly named ambassador Mrs. Jaspert to the organization. (From left) Commissioner of the BVI GirlGuides Association Ms. Teashan Thomas, Ambassador Mrs. Millie Jaspert, President Mrs.Kather Smith, and Deputy Commissioner Ms. Sylvia Forbes. Photo: Provided
Commissioner of the BVI Girl Guides Association Ms Teashan Thomas, pins Ms Millie Jaspert, as the association’s first ambassador. Photo: Provided
Commissioner of the BVI Girl Guides Association Ms Teashan Thomas, pins Ms Millie Jaspert, as the association’s first ambassador. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Guides Association, has pinned Ms Millie Jaspert—the wife of the serving Governor, Augustus J. U Jaspert aka ‘Gus’— as the first Ambassador of the association, since 1936, when the ‘Girl Guide’ movement began in the Virgin Islands (VI), and would automatically become its President..

The position would normally last for four years—the duration of the Governor’s appointment.

The association in a recent Press Release, recalled that in 2013, the United Kingdom (UK), gave the overseas branches the choice of choosing a local President, or continue with tradition.

In 2014, the Ms Kather Smith, a former Commissioner, was nominated and approved by UK to become the President.

 Ms Jaspert

According to the release, when Ms Jaspert arrived in 2017, Ms. Smith was and is still serving her term as President.

It was explained that upon meeting with Ms Jaspert, the Executive Council, thought it would be beneficial to have her involved in the association.

As ssuch, former commissioner, Ms Yvette Martin-Stoutt, presented a motion to have Ms Jaspert serve as Ambassador.

The release said it was with great enthusiasm, “Ms Jaspert gracefully accepted the post.”

On Monday, October 29, 2018, last Ms Jaspert was pinned by Commissioner, Teashan Thomas, to officially become Ambassador for the BVI Guides Association.

In her role as Ambassador, Mrs Jaspert, will act as a representative of Girl Guiding in the VI; share what the association does in the community, and promote the mission of empowering girls.

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