Posted by Jeffrey "Soc" Sochrin on Jun 16, 2019
Sherylle Horsford installed as 48th President
PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – JUNE 17, 2019 – The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten kicked off its new Rotary year on Saturday, June 8h at the Pure Ocean Restaurant at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.
Outgoing President John Caputo thanked the outgoing Board of Directors for their service over the past two years.  Caputo explained, “The last two years have been a challenging time for everyone in our region, and Rotary is no exception.  I am proud of the work completed by our members and everyone’s efforts to secure almost US $400,000 to help transform the Sister Marie Laurence School in Middle Region to an Exceptional Education School.  This grant will help make lasting and meaningful change to our island.  It’s what Rotary is all about”. 
President Caputo then officially turned over the reigns of the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten to Sherylle Horsford.
President Horsford, “I want to thank outgoing President John Caputo for his service and for holding the mantle for not one, but two years.  Thank you for your service.  During the new Rotary year, our Club will continue many of the great traditional projects that you have come to expect from us.  In addition, it my intention add a focus of reducing the use of one-time plastics on the island.  You will see us add this theme to all of our traditional projects and new projects in the most practical way possible”.
Newly installed President Horsford introduced her new Board Members and Committee Chairpersons including: Secretary/President-elect Dimple Sagre, Immediate Past President John Caputo, Vice President Pierre DeCelles, Treasurer Robert Judd and Sargent-at-Arms Franklyn Maynard.
For more information about the Rotary Club of St. Maarten, please contact the Rotary Club of St. Maarten Press Officer at: or visit the website
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About the Rotary Club of St. Maarten:
The Rotary Club of St. Maarten was chartered on March 17, 1972 as result of a September 1970 meeting to form a club on the island.  Since its formation, the Rotary Club of St. Maarten has grown in membership and has assisted in the formation of new clubs in the District, including Anguilla (1978), St. Martin Nord (1988), St. Martin Mid-Isle (1997) and St. Martin Sunrise (2004).  For more information, visit the club website at