A joint meeting of Rotary Clubs of Barbados last night saw the installation of the sixth District Governor, Barbadian Milton Inniss.
In the ceremony at Sandy Lane, Inniss succeeded Elwin Atmodimejo as governor for 2015 to 2016.
There was also the installation of presidents-elect of Barbados’ three clubs, while a number of persons were presented with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Awards, in honour of the Rotary International founder.
Past President of Rotary South and District Secretary elect, Katrina Sam, described the event as historic because, “not only was it the installation of a governor from Barbados, but for the first time in Rotary’s over 50 years of existence in Barbados, we’ve come together for a joint installation ceremony of our incoming presidents”.
Among the objectives of Rotary clubs worldwide is solving major challenges in communities, and District Governor Inniss said, “Next year my special project will focus on dyslexia. One in five people suffer from some form of language-based disorder, with dyslexia being the most common. Very often this disorder remains undiagnosed and untreated, leaving children at a disadvantage in school”.
The Barbados club presidents installed were Jedder Robinson of Rotary Club of Barbados; Farid Mansour of Rotary Club of Barbados West and John Williams of Rotary Club of Barbados South.