The new board of directors was installed on Friday night, June 28, 2024, under the leadership of President Dr. Diego Acevedo. 

The evening began with the speech of outgoing President Luis Oduber, thanking the members for a successful Rotary year. 

After the installation of the new President, Dr. Diego Acevedo highlighted the magic of Rotary and the significance of creating serendipity. He emphasized three essential elements to achieve this curiosity, awareness, and taking action. In addition, President Acevedo shared a personal anecdote about how the magic of Rotary led him to join the Rotary Club of Aruba, facilitated by a chance airport encounter and an introduction from Barry Rassin, a former Rotary International President. President Acevedo continued by reflecting on his family's history with Rotary, with one of his close family members being a founding member of a Rotary Club in 1945. This legacy has influenced his perspective on the importance of honoring traditions while evolving them to remain relevant and impactful. Through these stories and insights, President Acevedo encouraged everyone to embrace the opportunities and connections Rotary offers.

The turnover dinner was a testament to tradition, culture, and sustainability. It was set at the beautifully renovated Maria Convent at the University of Aruba, with catering by Mario Arends, who crafted a menu focused on sustainability and the use of local products.

After his speech, President Acevedo honored past President Luis Oduber with a Paul Harris award and pin for his impactful year. He also honored Fellow Rotarian Stanley Looman, recognizing his dedication and commitment to going above and beyond for the community. Small gifts were presented to the guests, encouraging them to think about heritage, culture, and the importance and joy of reading. 

The board of directors for 2024-2025 consists of the following members:

  • Rebecca Maduro - Secretary
  • Robert Henriquez - Treasurer
  • Luis Oduber - Immediate Past President
  • Rubiela Lampe-Chiquito - Incoming President 2025-26 and Director Club Administration
  • Orlando Hoevertsz - Incoming Secretary 2025-26 and Director Membership
  • Paul Arends - Director Service Projects
  • Joost Lomans - Director The Rotary Foundation
  • Rishi Achaibersing - Sergeant at Arms
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