From left: Rotary Assistant District Governor Marcellia Henry and new president Gabriel Flanders Hyman with incoming board, at the Rotaract Sunrise change-of-board reception held late last month.

PHILIPSBURG--Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise recently had its change-of-board ceremony with the pinning its first male president in more than ten years.

Distinguished guests such as Rotary District Governor Elect Louis Wever and Assistant District Governor Marcellia Henry along with presidents, secretaries, guests and other members of various Rotary Clubs on the island were all present at this ceremony held at Infinity Restaurant in Oyster Bay.

President Gabriel Flanders Hyman said in his address to attendees that if it were not for the “King” in him to push him to put his best foot forward he would not know how he would have become president. He also outlined the goals he has set for the club this year, especially seeing that the club will be celebrating 15 years of existence in 2020, which will be a big project on its own.

Prospective member Kenny Faustin, who showed great dedication and consistency being a part of Rotaract, was inducted as a new member and pinned by Assistant District Rotaract Representative (ADRR) Micaela Hart. President Hyman and Assistant District Governor Marcellia Henry installed the incoming board for 2019-2020.

The incoming board consists of President Hyman, Vice President/Immediate Past President Lerissa Rey, Secretary/Public Relations Officer Tisiana Hart, Treasurer Georgette Rampersad, Professional Development Director/ADRR Hart, Club Service Director Roseline Rey-Hodge and Sergeant-at-Arms Hendrick Snijder.