New Executive elected to serve the St. Kitts Nevis Red Cross Society

ZIZ News…Feb 20 2012 — The St. Kitts and Nevis Red Cross Society held its Annual General Meeting at the society’s headquarters on Horsford’s Road, on Sunday 19th February 2012 where a new executive was voted into office.

The Outgoing executive presented reports detailing activities in which the society had been involved over the past three years. These included the major financial assistance sent to Haiti after it’s horrific disaster that occurred some 2 years ago, when they were struck by an earthquake of severe magnitude.

According to the outgoing President Dr. Reginald Oloughlin, the society, at that time , in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce, the Christian Council and the Evangelical Association, raised in excess of 160,000 EC $ which was sent to assist in the recovery process.

The Society has also assisted many families who suffered losses as a result of fires and stormy weather. We have recently collaborated with the Ministry of Health in the fight against Dengue, and on a continuous basis, have made our Volunteer services available at various public events like Music festival, football and Cricket games at Warner park, Athletic meets at schools and at the Silver Jubilee Stadium, just to name a few. Our work in First Aid Services and Community Based Disaster preparedness is now well recognized, as our projects sponsored in part by ECHO, OFDA and AmCross have been carried out in carefully selected communities on both ST. Kitts and Nevis.

We appreciate the assistance offered by various groups and businesses in the community, and we appeal for continuation of that support as we strive to alleviate some of the suffering experienced by the less fortunate, especially those affected by disasters.

A new executive body was chosen to manage the affairs of the Society for the next two years. The following persons were chosen:

President—Winston Tyrell

V-President–Mrs. Clara Walters(Nevis)

V-President–Mrs. Natalie Fough(St.Kitts)

Director General–Spencer Hanley

Treasurer–Ms Antoinette Hodge

Disaster Coordinator–Mrs Kerrie Greene

Legal Advisor—Ms. Sonya Parry

General Members—Mrs Roxanne Brookes-Jeffers(Nevis), Denis Springette(Nevis), Ms. Jasmine Hanley(St.Kitts), Trevor Seaton(St.Kitts)

Our long-time recording Secretary is Ms. Eulalie Harvey.

The out-going President, Dr. Reginald O’loughlin thanked the volunteers for their hard work and dedication over the years and expressed his desire that they will continue in the same vain.

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