Dr. Sheila Campbell- Forrester, Beverly Anderson-Manley, Karen Smith and Caroline Ramsay were recognized and honoured for their service to society by the Kiwanis Club of Providence, Montego Bay, on Wednesday (March 5).
According to president of the Club, Mrs. Glenda Miller, the event, which was staged at the Wexford Hotel, was in recognition of International Women’s Day which will be observed on Sunday March 8.
Dr. Campbell-Forrester was honored for her contribution to the health sector; Ms. Anderson-Manley for her contribution to journalism and Early Childhood Education; Miss Karen Smith for her contribution to entertainment; and Mrs. Ramsay for contributing to Education.
Citations were read for the women, outlining their various pursuits and achievements. They were also presented with crystal plaques with their respective citation engraved.
President and Country Head of the RBTT Bank, Minna Israel, in giving the main address at the function, described the honorees as phenomenal women, who deserve all the recognition given.
Veteran Educator, Caroline Ramsay (right), receives her citation and plaque for her contribution in the field of Education, from President of the Kiwanis Club of Providence, Glenda Miller, at an awards ceremony, in recognition of International Women’s Day, which will be observed on March 8. The award ceremony was held at the Wexford Hotel, in Montego Bay, St. James, on March 4.
She also used the opportunity to applaud service clubs across the island for serving through volunteerism.
On the subject of change and navigating unprecedented conditions, Ms Israel expressed the view that with the challenging economic environment, people needed to start making adjustments with a view to surviving the tough economic conditions.
She suggested that both individuals and groups, such as the service clubs, start making a serious assessment of the expenses they incur, and make every effort to curtail, where possible.
“We have a choice in how we perceive and handle this environment. On the one hand, we can become overwhelmed by the challenges and become victims. But, on the other, we could seek out the opportunities and manage the change, to ensure a successful future for ourselves, our communities, our businesses and our country,” she stated.
She said that despite the obvious hardship, persons must exhibit some amount of determination, and look for opportunities which are also present.