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A r t h u r allows him to stay informed of changes in new Lions president said she would will be
Thomas is the new the automotive industry in respect to service focusing on the disabled, while continuing the
president of the Rotary and repair. This knowledge he then uses to ongoing work with young people, the sick, the
Club, after receiving the assist with the guidance and training of less aged, the shut-ins, the patients at the Mental
reins of the organisation experienced mechanics and apprentices in the Hospital and Fiennes Institute and those
from Paul Ryan, garage when he is not occupied carrying out affected by fires and disasters.
following the closure mechanical duties assigned to him. Interestingly, another Antiguan
of a successful term. In woman also made history by becoming the
his remarks, Thomas, a
Also making
first Black woman and the first Caribbean
lawyer by profession, announced that “Make
moves is Jamie
person to hold the position of president of the
Dreams Real” is the theme of the club for
Richards. He became
Rockville Lions Club of Rockville, Maryland,
2008-2009. He said the club would be focusing
a member of the
in the Club’s 70-year history. Maylene Mariese
on contributors to the infant mortality rate,
service department
Smith is also executive assistant to Ambassador
including accidents, injuries and respiratory
in September 2006,
Deborah-Mae Lovell at the Embassy of Antigua
tract infections, in the coming year.
when he was hired as a
and Barbuda in Washington, DC.
The club will seek co-operation
service advisor to receive
from the government and people of Antigua
customers bringing in Meanwhile,
and Barbuda, in setting the groundwork for
vehicles for service and one of the Club’s most
a permanent academy for music and the arts.
repair. His natural ability when dealing with outstanding members
Thomas expressed his belief that through this
customers soon rose to the fore, and this, has been appointed to
medium, “we can make the streets and the
coupled with the professionalism with which a top regional position
gangs less attractive to our children.” The club,
he accomplishes his daily tasks, has resulted within the Caribbean.
which is now in its 35th year, has invested over
in him being promoted to the position of Lion Bobby Reis MJF
half a million dollars into the economy this
Supervisor in the Service Department. will serve on the District
year in various projects, products and services
Governor’s Cabinet
And finally,
while simultaneously raising about $200,000
as Region Chairman
as HML continues
from the community.
for Region 2 Sub District 60B, with
to put the needs of
responsibility for Lions and Leo Clubs in the
Harney Motors
its customers first,
US and British Virgin Islands; all the Dutch
Ltd’s Clement Abbott
the team would like
islands; St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat,
has been appointed
to welcome Icilma
Dominica and Antigua. Reis has served on
Service Manager and
Chastenet to the post
the District Cabinet on six previous occasions
Parts Co-ordinator. His
of Customer Service
and is one of the most respected Lions in the
relationship with the
Liason. Chastenet
company began in the
entered HML as its
sales department, but
front office receptionist in 2006, and quickly Hyacinth
with an approachable
moved to the accounts department. However, Bailey has been
demeanor and a penchant for fairness, HML
with a background in customer service in appointed the new
is proud of the fact that Abbott is at the helm
both the hotel and gaming industry, she was commissioner of
of their Service Department. He has a natural
recognised as the person who would best meet the Inland Revenue
love of cars, and coupled with this is his
the requirements for this new position. Department. Bailey,
willingness to see things done the right way.
who has spent over
The Antigua
He is a strong believer in positive professional
25 years in the civil
Lions Club has voted
customer service, and endeavours to lead by
service, joined the
in its first female
example, ensuring that quality service is given
public service directly
president. The new
to all customers.
after graduating from high school. She
president of one of the
started as a junior clerk at the Department,
country’s oldest service
and gradually advanced up the ranks. She
member of the HML
organisations is Valerie
has holds a BSC in Public Administration
family to make a
from UWI, Mona Jamaica, and has received
Major Move is Dwight
Prime Minister Baldwin
training in several tax courses in England, the
Robinson; he has been
Spencer, speaking at
USA and the Caribbean.
assigned the position of
the Lions Awards and Installation Ceremony,
Meanwhile, there have been other
Assistant Foreman. A
complimented Gonsalves-Barreiro as the first
movements in the public sector, with the
mechanic at HML since
female to hold this position in the club’s 40-
retirement of two top civil servants from the
joining the company
year history. “I have known Valerie for a long
Ministry of Justice. Permanent Secretary
in 2000, Robinson
time and she is always working on something
Barbara Bell and her deputy, James Spencer,
has been sent to represent HML at training
to assist someone. I have no doubt that with
both left in late June, ending lengthy careers
courses both locally and abroad, thereby
her spirit of dedication she will take the Lions
which spanned a number of government
broadening his knowledge base, which
to the next level,” he said. In her address, the
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