Tuesday, May 13, 2008

SIRC held General Assembly in color

From the beautiful flowers decorated with the meeting room to the neatly dressed ladies in red tops and black blouses and gentlemen in white shirts and black shorts reflected the professionalism performed by the SI Red Cross during its 2008 General Assembly held at Commonwealth Youth Program (CYP) Center, Panatina last Thursday 8th of May 2008.

Speaking at the General Assembly, the acting Governor General and the National Parliament Speaker Rt. Hon Sir Peter Kenilorea commended the local Red Cross for its major contributions to relief human sufferings during the 2000 Ethnic Tension, April2, 2007 Earth Quake and Tsunami in Western and Choiseul, and April Riots in Honiara in 2006.

"Without your efforts to volunteer in helping our people, our fellow citizens would not make it or even experienced further suffering", he said in his official opening of the General Assembly.

Sir Peter further said the SIRC action reflects the mandate laid to it in 1983 by the act of the Solomon Islands National Parliament to relief suffering of humanity, which is very impressive to those like him who did it.

Mr. Frank Kennedy (Head of the International Federation of Red Cross Pacific Delegation) congratulated SIRC for its General Assembly. He said SI Red Cross has been progressing well in the past years, which was very impressive to the Red Cross family in the region.

However, the Regional Red Cross family would miss Mr. Charles Kelly (SIRC Secretary General) for the excellent work he has done for the SIRC and the regional Red Cross Societies. But his team passed their good wishes to Charles in his new job.

The efforts of the SIRC staff and volunteers to make real every day the Red Cross and Red Crescent Fundamental Principles must and would not be forgotten. Red Cross and Red Crescent through out the world celebrated May 8, 2008 the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in tribute to the founder of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and many volunteers who dedicated their lives for humanity's sake.