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VI Rotary clubs among platinum awardees

Members of the Rotary Sunrise Club of Tortola pose with their platinum award. Photo: VINO
Rotary 7020 District conference 2013 chairperson David Archer (centre) copped one of two Paul Harris Awards. Photo: VINO
Rotary 7020 District conference 2013 chairperson David Archer (centre) copped one of two Paul Harris Awards. Photo: VINO
President of the Rotary club of Tortola, Mr Sam Welch receives the award on behalf of his club. Photo:VINO
President of the Rotary club of Tortola, Mr Sam Welch receives the award on behalf of his club. Photo:VINO
President of the Rotary Club of Road Town, Trefor Grant (middle) receives the platinum award on behalf of his club. Photo: VINO
President of the Rotary Club of Road Town, Trefor Grant (middle) receives the platinum award on behalf of his club. Photo: VINO
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The three rotary clubs of the Virgin Islands did the Territory proud as host of the historic Rotary District 7020 Conference as they all received platinum Governor’s Awards for excellence. “All three of the BVI clubs came away with platinum awards and that is excellent,” commented 7020 District Governor Mr Vance Lewis.

The Cayman Islands and the Bahamas also received a number of platinum awards. “The BVI Clubs really nailed it 100 percent. All three clubs attained platinum so you know Rotary here is alive and well,” Governor Lewis said.

The presentation of district awards was held on the lawns of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, yesterday May 17, 2013 when the Rotary Club of Tortola, Rotary Club of Road Town and Rotary Sunrise Club received their awards from District Governor Mr Vance Lewis.

This year, according to Mr Lewis, a menu of projects were set up for clubs to complete. “The platinum awardees would have in most cases really achieved perhaps 80% mark and upwards and these are the excellent clubs in the district. The Clubs would have really worked very hard and very diligently.”

There were 16 platinum awards, 9 gold and 4 bronze. A number of awards were given out to senior Rotarians at the Luncheon Awards ceremony yesterday. They would have been singled out for their role in ensuring that the district remains very vibrant and strong. Among those were Mr Brent Williams, who was very instrumental in ensuring that monies came into the district to do projects in the community.

“We had Barry Razin, past District Director, the only director who has put District 7020 on the global map and yet he continues to serve very diligently at the club level,” said Mr Lewis.

Chairman of the 7020 district conference David D. Archer was given the Paul Harris Fellow award for his skillful execution and coordination of the conference this year. Ryan Jeluk also walked away with a Paul Harris Fellow award.

Mr Lewis said he was very pleased with the way conference was being executed and is confident that all 560 members who played a part will continue to make their contribution towards its success. He also said he was extremely happy that many of the visiting Rotarians took time out to explore ‘Nature’s little secret’ which augers well for the Territory. He noted that the conference fell in at a time that is not a the usual tourist season for the Virgin Islands and provided additional funds to the Territory as a result.

9 Responses to “VI Rotary clubs among platinum awardees”

  • bussiness man (18/05/2013, 10:25) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hope we benifit from it as a hotel owner I am yet to feel it but happy they were here
  • BVI Proud (18/05/2013, 11:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    kudos to all the organizes for a job well done!
    • @ BVI Proud (18/05/2013, 12:10) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      I second the motion
      • Tommy (18/05/2013, 12:39) Like (8) Dislike (40) Reply
        Kudos what, they are a set of self seekers who only good for themselves. Those are grin like devils The BVI wasted money for nothing. The Rotary Club should be about helping the needy but this club is on how do I look good and make a name for myself.
  • The original Realist (18/05/2013, 13:34) Like (1) Dislike (27) Reply
    Some of them does go John's Hole to do you know what. LOL
    • text (18/05/2013, 21:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am wondering if some of you does not understand that the world is a global village and we need the Rotarys.
  • Monkeyshine (18/05/2013, 18:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some did not attend one event but they are here talking negative. Do you know how much publicity we got from this conference. It was good for them to come to the BVI for this conference and from all accounts, everything went well so far. Praises to the Rotary Clubs of Tortola and the organizers of this event. Let the BVI continue to shine. Well, done!!
  • them is illuminati (19/05/2013, 06:43) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    The Illuminati is the secret society responsible for the development of the cultural operating system behind every decision you have ever made in your entire life.

    i know because someone close to me was with theh "but" leave because of the under cover dirty works, the people get blind by they good works they see with them eyes, but if they open them 3rd eys you will say the truth.

    Keep in mind the devil number 1 trick is to show or prove he was never around. P.s do a little google on the symble of the club. If you of god, you will see the truth, if not, well mybe your with god, but just not time for you to see the truth, and if you dont see it and vex, its because your with them. (Illuminati)
    • Seeker of TRUTH (19/05/2013, 10:22) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Google? LMAO!!!!! I think you all should be more worried about the snake oil Pastors in Church every Sunday selling false hopes than people in the Rotary, trust me. lol...


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