Sharon Simons has been elected President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Women in Sports (WIS) Association during that body’s election on Tuesday, July 19.
Simons took over the reins from Symadia Ingham-Wallace. She will also preside over new exectutive, elected at the event held via Zoom and in person at the Eventz Lounge in Grand Turk and the TCI Commonwealth Office in Providenciales.
The rest of the executive is made up of Vice President Aldora Robinson, Treasurer Allie Durham, Secretary Chrissy Williams, Public Relations Officer DeAjah Smith, School Liaison (Grand Turk) Metessa Adams and School Liaison (Providenciales) Shamone Moore.
In accepting the pole position of that body, Simons said she was grateful the opportunity to serve and to uplift the women of the Turks and Caicos Islands, stating that she would endeavor to carry-out the mandate of the organisation.
“Thanks for giving me the opportunity to serve you. I will do my best to continue on with the goals of moving the organization forward with God’s guidance and your help,”she said.
Robinson, the newly-elected vice president in her acceptance speech, described herself as a woman of action, whose goal is to get things done.
“Thank you for the opportunity to serve you as vice president of this noble group of women. As a woman of action I commit to working with our President and Team and aim to add more value and strategies that will assist us to fully realize our mandate. We look forward to your support as we embark on this new chapter,” sher said.
Carolyn Dickenson, Co-Founder of Women in Sports, who earlier welcomed the delegates, thanked the old executive over the various tasks that they undertook during their time of administration. She also encouraged the new executive to continue the yeomen work started by the executives of the past.
Meanwhile, outgoing president, Symadia Ingham-Wallace, in her departing speech, spoke of the remarkable accomplishments of the organisation and what it meant for women in TCI. She also spoke of the challenges Women in Sports faced over the last year.
Approximately about 40 delegates from across the country that attended the event.