Hamilton Rotary Interact Club Has New President

October 10, 2019

The Hamilton Rotary Interact Club of Bermuda is working toward inspiring goals under the leadership of new President Kehrehn Smith, including a tag day for charity on October 25 and raising funds to send a delegation of students to the Rotary International Conference in Hawaii in June 2020.

A spokesperson said, “The Hamilton Rotary Interact Club of Bermuda is now in full swing under new President, S1 Berkeley Institute student, Kehrehn Smith. Past President is 17-year-old Nadhiri Simons-Worrell, honours student at Bermuda High School. Kehrehn is an honours graduate from Sandys Secondary Middle School and is an inspiring leader. She earned numerous awards at Sandys Middle and has stepped up to the helm of Rotary’s progressive youth club with a vibrant eager membership behind her.

“Her goals for the year is to recruit younger members into the Interact club, to foster strong relations within the community and with the members of The Hamilton Rotary Club through participation in Club Projects, to develop and build service provision within the community through volunteerism.

Hamilton Rotary Interact Club Bermuda Oct 2019

“Already she has mobilized her members to sign up to sell tags on October 25 during their break for the INSPIRE BDA charity, who assist disabled residents. She has liaised with Rotarians to assist in the coordination of a painting and renovation project for the Salvation Army Men’s Shelter on North Street on November 16 under the direction of past president of Hamilton Rotary Club, Mr. Kirk Kitson, who brought the Rotary Interact Club to Bermuda 40 years ago.

“Members included high school students Bruce Barritt, Wendell Brown, Patrice Dill, Joy Binns and Lessilene Williams. The Club was revived four years ago by Hamilton Rotary Club. The Rotary Interact members will be working with past president of Hamilton Rotary Club, Dr. Raphael Loutoby on November 9 at the annual Hamilton Rotary 1k/5k Run/Walk at the Botanical Gardens aimed to raise awareness of non-communicable chronic diseases such as kidney disease, which is on the rise in Bermuda.

“Kehrehn will be working with her Interact Club to raise funds to send a delegation of students to the Rotary International Conference in Hawaii from June 6 to June 10 where they will have an opportunity to participate in leadership training and join hands with over 20 thousand Rotarians from around the world.

“She encourages interested youth between the ages of 12 and 18 to apply for membership in the Hamilton Rotary Interact Club by emailing Club Director Cathy Bassett at cibassett54@gmail.com. Currently there are Rotary Interact Clubs at Somersfield Academy, Mount Saint Agnes, and two in the process of being launched at Warwick Academy and CedarBridge Academy.

“The Hamilton Rotary Interact Club of Bermuda meets every other Thursday during school time at the Youth and Sport Boardroom from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. Advisers are Glenda Edwards, former Child and Family Services Supervisor, and Rotarian Cathy Bassett, former Principal of East End and Elliot Primary School.

“The Rotary motto is ‘Service Above Self,’ and President Kehrehn is striving to have every member develop leadership skills and enhance good character by rendering Service Above Self. The President of Hamilton Rotary Club is Rotarian Graeme Henderson, CHUBB executive.”

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