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ASCO President calls for more male involvement

ASCO President calls for more male involvement

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President of the Ashburton Sports and Cultural Organisation (ASCO) Dennisford Foster wants to see more males involved in the community based activities of the group.{{more}}

Foster told this to SEARCHLIGHT Friday, one day after he was elected to the helm of the organisation for the 23rd consecutive year.

Foster’s call came after the 22nd annual general meeting of ASCO last Thursday at the Gomea Methodist Church Hall, where two males were elected to the nine-member executive.

Foster said he believes it is time that the males step up to the plate, as ASCO has several male members who are engaged in softball cricket and cricket.

Foster revealed that he would facilitate answering the call for more cultural activities to be included in the annual programme of ASCO.

“A strong call was made by members for the group to put more emphasis on the involvement and development of culture in the community. … This, they believe, can take the group into new dimensions,” Foster said.

Foster reaffirmed the newly elected executive’s pledge to work assiduously to advance the cause of the organisation.

Also, at last Thursday’s AGM, Shelly-Ann Jacobs was installed as the new vice president. Jacobs replaces Veta Franklyn, who was elected as one of three committee members.

Meanwhile, Andrea Cupid was returned, unopposed, as secretary for the fourth consecutive year.

National netballer and volleyballer Bownie Allicott is the new assistant secretary, replacing Daryl Franklyn.

The new public relations officer is Josel John, taking over from Diane Questelles.

Nashika Davis and Elroy Foster are the new committee members.

The new executive will hold its first meeting on Thursday to plan for the 2012-2013 year. (RT)

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