Lynthia Skeete retained unopposed

Bridgetown, Barbados - Ms Lynthia Skeete was re-elected President of North Stars Cultural and Social Club at the 20th Annual General Meeting at the Ernest Yearwood Hall, Crab Hill, St Lucy. 

Vernon Wilkinson was elected Vice-President while Ashley Toppin was re-elected as Secretary/Treasurer and Shevel Griffith was elected as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer at the well-attended meeting last Thursday.

Other members of the Executive Committee are Ian Broome, Director of Sports and Games; Mrs. Nancy Hynds-Cadogan, Director of Educational, Cultural and Social Activities, and Mr Kyle Carrington, Director of Membership Services.

In her report to the meeting, Skeete, who became the first ever female President of the club on April 14, 2011, noted that the Club’s achievements during the past year included increasing the membership, developing the junior cricket programme, the creditable performance of the three teams in the regular Barbados Cricket Association and Barbados Cricket League competitions, the improved performance of the Under-13 team, taking 50 persons on an outstanding seventh cultural and cricketing tour to England, and hosting an English county team for its annual pre-season training camp. 

The members learned that the major plans for the current year include taking further steps to improve the performance of the cricket teams, establishing a buying club to assist members in reducing their living costs, improving the club facilities and their surroundings, establishing a steel band and teaching members how to play, and taking part in a community environmental upgrade project. 

The North Stars Development Project is expected to commence during the current period.

At the meeting the members amended the Club’s constitution to redefine the role and responsibilities of members and to provide for the acceptance of associate members.

The Club’s Annual Fund Raising Supper will take place at the Club grounds on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from members or by calling 439-0748.

North Stars will hold a week of activities from June 23 to June 29, 2013 to celebrate its 20 years of existence, progress and success. 

Persons interested in assisting with the work of the Club are invited to join.

North Stars was one of the venues for the 1999 West Indies Under-19 championship when the likes of Barbadians Ryan Hinds, Sulieman Benn and Dwayne Smith and Jamaicans Marlon Samuels and Jermaine Lawson attracted big crowds to the well-appointed ground. All five went on to represent West Indies at the highest level.

So impressed were officials with the ground and facilities that several regional first-class matches including the final of the West Indies four-day championship were subsequently played there.

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Wed, 04/17/2013 - 05:35