BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – “Rotary is not just a club that you join; it is an invitation to endless opportunities. We believe in creating opportunities for others and for ourselves,” noted Rotary International President, Mr Holger Knaack in his first official message to Rotarians worldwide this July. “We believe that our acts of service, large and small, generate opportunities for people who need our help, and that Rotary opens opportunities for us to live a richer, more meaningful life, with friends around the world, based on our core values.”
It was against this backdrop and under the Rotary International 2020-2021 Theme “Rotary Opens Opportunities,” that the Rotary Club of Liamuiga held its first-ever Virtual Installation Ceremony on Wednesday 15th July 2020. The virtual meeting scheduled at 6:30 pm was held on the ZOOM online meeting platform and the Master of Ceremonies was Past President Dr Marcus L Natta.
The meeting commenced with the Invocation by P. Allister Rawlins, President of the Rotary Club of St. Kitts. This was followed by the National Anthem being played by saxophonist Gavin Charles. President Kris Liburd of the Rotaract Club of Nevis gave brief remarks on behalf of his club.
The installation of officers was conducted by Assistant Governor for Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mrs Frances-Ann Satney. For the second consecutive year, lawyer Deniece Alleyne was installed as President. This was the second time in the club’s 17-year history that a President will serve a second consecutive term.  
The 2020-2021 executive of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga comprises of the following members:
  • President: Deniece Alleyne
  • Secretary: Alicia Dugay
  • Treasurer: Nichole Liburd
  • President Elect: Claudelle Gumbs
  • Directors:
    • Tashna Powell Williams
    • Dr Chanella Nisbett
    • Burnell Nisbett Jr.
Following the ceremony, Gavin Charles gave another rendition on the saxophone. The newly installed President Deniece Alleyne gave remarks on the Club’s many community and youth development projects over the past year, despite the challenges with COVID-19. She noted that she looks forward to a successful year for the Club. Afterwards, there were brief comments by overseas-based Rotarians Chantel Nesbitt of the Rotary Club of Nassau, The Bahamas and Past President Jermaine Wade of the Rotary Club of Montserrat. The meeting came to a close with the Vote of Thanks by Rotarian Kaii Mills-Dias.