The Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) held its 60th annual general meeting and celebrated the 61st anniversary of service to the island over the weekend by presenting 12 awards to persons and organizations.
Presented at the Barbados Yacht Club on Saturday were Honorary Membership, Life Membership, the Dame Billie Miller Special Biennial Award, the Dr Yvonne Rotchell Partnership Award, the Lady Adams Award, Appreciation Awards and Colleague Of The Year.
Honorary Membership, in recognition of outstanding contribution to work in sexual and reproductive health in Barbados and the wider Caribbean, was awarded to senior HIV/AIDS technical advisor with the US Department of International Development, Angela Davis; and Supreme Court Deputy Registrar Faith Marshall-Harris.
Life Membership for BFPA members who gave long service with distinction went to UWI, Cave Hill’s professor of social development Emerita Barrow; Barton Green JP; and the first physician to locally treat persons infected with HIV/AIDS, Dr Hendrick Ellis.
The Dame Billie Miller Award, for persons who demonstrated enduring commitment to sexual and reproductive health, went to retired executive director of the association, George Griffith.
The Dr Yvonne Rotchell Partnership Award, for epitomizing the spirit of partnership in sexual and reproductive health, went to the Maria Holder Memorial Trust.
The Lady Adams Award, for persons who tirelessly gave their time, efforts and energies as volunteers, went to Keisha Nurse.
Appreciation Awards went to the BFPA’s retired financial manager Hilda Harewood, for 37 years of service; George Griffith, for 23 years of service; and accounts clerk Kemar Holder, for an impactful five years of service.
Staff members voted driver/messenger Winston Taylor Colleague Of The Year, as the person representing the spirit of the association, going beyond the call of duty.