Lawn tennis gets new lease on life with AGM
-Lee elected president
By Clyde Pestano
January 19, 2004
The sport of lawn tennis in Guyana got a new lease on life yesterday when the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) after a lapse of three years.
Gus Lee, a former president, was elected once again to head the organization in his absence, thus showing the confidence in his abilities by those present. Returning Officer for the elections was President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), K. Juman Yassin who read a letter from Lee explaining his absence at the meeting but indicating his willingness to lead the body.
Yassin also told the elected officials that the GOA's facilities were available to the GLTA once requested.
Dr. Joseph Haynes and Don Singh were elected vice presidents while Maria Lowe, a qualified accountant was elected Treasurer and Grace Mc Calmon Secretary. Debbie Bunbury, Leroy Cort, John Bruce and Diwani Lewis were the four committee members who were elected.
The meeting was attended by a wide cross section of affiliates/clubs, which included members of the Roraima Tennis Club, Park Place, Non Pariel, Demerara Sugar Terminals, Everest, GCC, LBI and the Georgetown Tennis Club. After the elections Vice President Dr. Joseph Haynes declared that the new executive will be taking measures to revive the sport with the most immediate task being to examine the state of the tennis courts in the country with a view to upgrading them. The VP said that he was confident that with a new executive in place the administration of tennis would be successful.
The new executive will hold its first meeting on the 29th of this month to plan a tentative itinerary for the rest of the year.
Haynes also stated that efforts would be made to clarify the financial position of the organization as regards its bank accounts and other related issues.
A bank statement in the possession of one of the executives showed a balance of approximately $9000.00.