CHANGING OF THE GUARD FOR ROTARY ASSISTANT GOVERNOR 

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–       Rebecca Low promoted to Assistant District Trainer

–       Former Assistant Governor Louis Wever to Return

PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – JUNE 25, 2015 –  A new Rotary Assistant Governor will be taking the helm on July 1 – the start of the new Rotary year.  Former Assistant Governor, Louis Wever has been appointed for the 2015-16 year by incoming District Governor, Felix Stubbs from the Bahamas. Originally, Rotarian Ramesh Manek was to assume the role in July.  Tragically he was killed in April while out for his morning exercise along Airport Road.  The extremely popular Wever from the St Maarten MidIsle Club agreed to fill the role for the next Rotary year as a new Assistant Governor will be identified for the 2016-17 year.

Rebecca Low, the islands’ first female Assistant Governor, completes her second year as AG and assumes the challenging role of Assistant District Trainer for District 7020 which covers ten countries and sixteen islands of the Northern Caribbean.  Rebecca Low said, “It has been a tremendous honour to serve the six clubs in our area and to see the growth of Rotary in our communities over the last two years. In particular, it has been wonderful to see the Family of Rotary grow through the creation of new EarlyAct and Interact clubs. One other standout memory is the fact we hosted one of the first Vocational Training Teams in the world in our area this March.  Watching these Rotarians and non-Rotarians work with kids in and out of school really showed the impact that Rotary can make in young lives.”  In her new role, Low will provided enhanced training in both English and French through seminars and webinars to the 84 clubs in the District.

The role of Assistant Governor (AG) is to represent the District Governor in their geographic area.  In this instance, the AG works closely with clubs in Anguilla, St Barths, St Maarten and St Martin.  The AG is appointed by each District Governor and may be re-appointed for up to three years