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Angele Low-Sauzier is Rotary Club of Victoria’s new president |22 July 2021

Angele Low-Sauzier is Rotary Club of Victoria’s new president

Some of the activities doen by the club this past year

Angele Low-Sauzier is the new president for Rotary Club of Victoria (District 9220) for the year beginning July 2021 ending June 2022.

Ms Low-Sauzier was voted into office during a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Victoria.

She will serve under the Rotary International theme chosen for this term which is ‘Serve to change lives’.

This is why a group of influential professionals of the Seychelles society have come together as the Rotary Club of Victoria to make a difference through their service to change the lives of others.

The new board of directors comprises: Vijay Vairasamy (club secretary and also president elect 2022-23), Bernard Croguennec (treasurer), Sunil Dhanjee (community service), Pamela Madeleine (club service), Nandu Raghvani (foundation), Olivier Levi (public image), Brian Orr (membership and young generation) and Bernard Elizabeth (sergeant at arms).

The new president and the board of directors has expressed their heartfelt gratitude to

to the outgoing president, Charlie Ng Ping Cheun and his board for the excellent services to the various community projects implemented in his years of presidencyat the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was very challenging but as Rotarians they continued to serve humanity especially those in need during these difficult times.

The different projects outlined and achieved are as follows:

- Donations to fire victims;

-Recognition award to Cliff Mathiot, a heroic person who saved the life of a young girl of 8 years old from a house fire;

-Face masks distribution at the SPTC bus terminal, Victoria Market, Praslin and La Digue fire stations, Anse Etoile and Glacis district administrations as well as the Prison at Montagne Posée;

- Wheelchairs donation to the Foyer de Nazareth;

-Picnic with the kids of the Foyer de Nazareth at Moyenne Island;

- Food donation to the Old People’s Homes;

-Blood donation drive;

-Donation of hampers to health workers on Labour Day at the Beau Vallon clinic, ICCS and Mont Fleuri vaccination centres; and

-Donation of hampers to nurses on Nurses’ Day.

Among the club’s upcoming projects are a donation of social distancing stickers,and pictorial dictionaries among many more.

Rotary connects its members with people they would never otherwise have met, it connects them to their communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need help. It is a network of 1.2 million friends, neighbours, business associates and civic leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities, to serve to change lives of humanity through Rotary – locally, regionallyand internationally.

As people of action, the work of a Rotarian is never finished. We take the motto ‘Service Above Self’ seriously. And while we are proud of the many service and community projects in which we participate, we are also thankful for the friendships which are built and retained because of these projects.

Our theme for this year is‘Serve to Change Lives’. Our role as Rotarian isnever ending as we need to continue to serve our communities especially in these difficult times.

A famous quote by Winston Churchill states: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Of course, today we exist in a society where much emphasis is placed on personal wealth accumulation. However, we must always remember the less fortunate among us, and the fact that life in abundance, comes as a result of giving ourselves to others.

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