Former St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ national table tennis champion David “Sky” Llewellyn has been elected chairman of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines-USA Sports Association.
Llewellyn’s election came during the group’s second biennial general meeting, on Feb. 24, at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn, at which a new executive was elected.
Llewellyn, the association’s second chairman, replaces Peter Burke, who did not stand for re-election.
In his outgoing speech, Burch outlined the organization’s long-term goals, which include laying the foundation for the long-term growth and development of sports at home and in the Diaspora, according to the association’s statement.
He also gave a “commendable update” of the association’s accomplishments during its first two years, the statement said.
Among the group’s accomplishments were: Setting up the Sports Hall of Fame, the Chatoyer and Merit Awards, to recognize the talent of former and current generations of sports men and women as part of the annual Heritage Awards, sponsored by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora Committee of New York Inc.; and collaborating with Vincy Day USA in 2015 to offer a sports package, which included “pickup” netball matches, as well as egg and spoon, three-legged and sack races. Medals were also provided for the winners.
Other accomplishments were: Supporting the Vincy Heat soccer team and working along with the representatives from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) to raise US$4,785.00 for Team SVG; creating a structure comprising a committee and a soccer team to take part in the CCI (Caribbean Cup, Inc;) Brooklyn Soccer League; and providing donations of funds and gears to the Thomas Saunders Secondary School and the St Vincent Grammar School athletes that participated in the Penn Relays.
“It is within this framework and accomplishments that the newly elected chairman, David ‘Sky’ Llewellyn, pledged to be serious and committed,” the statement said. “He clearly articulated that failure is not an option, as he joined with the rest of the elected members to continue to create possibilities for the sportsmen and women of SVG.”
The full executive includes: David “Sky” Llewellyn, chairman; Theophilus Marshall, vice chairman; Gary “Tunka” Edwards, treasurer; Allyson Seales, general secretary; Franklin “Supadex” Richards, public relations officer; and Sports Ambassador Stanley “Luxy” Morris, Terrance Edwards and Atiba Williams, liaison officers.
Sherrill-Ann Mason-Haywood, the newly elected chairperson of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora in New York, Inc., who succeeds her late husband, Maxwell Haywood, “expressed faith and confi¬dence in those elected and gave the mandate to continue to open doors, and to provide the assistance necessary for our athletes,” he statement said.