It’s been 18 months since Cathelina Fortuna Belrose was elected to the leadership of the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee (SLOC).
In that time, the former national tennis player and long-serving government official has overseen a number of initiatives and engagements, none of a higher profile than the national team’s participation at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014.
Despite sending its biggest team ever to these Games, Saint Lucia could only match its best-ever performance in terms of medals, one, a bronze captured by Levern Spencer in women’s High Jump.
Preparatory to the Games, Saint Lucia played its part in the Commonealth Games Torch Relay in March.
The island has also been represented at events including the Youth Olympics and Pan American Games Festival this calendar year, and will be sending a team to December’s Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico.
And of course plans are being advanced for Saint Lucia to host the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.
On Tuesday of next week (21 October) Mrs Belrose will address the membership of the SLOC in their Annual General Meeting at the Palm Haven Hotel.
That meeting, according to a release from the SLOC, will also include “the approval and adoption of the annual report from the executive, approval and adoption of the audited financial statement, approval and adoption of its budget.”
The meeting is also intended to undertake “approval and adoption of all other reports as are brought before the meeting, appointment of independent auditors and the approval of the SLOC’s calendar of activities.”
The Saint Lucia Olympic Committee has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1993, three years before Saint Lucia’s first participation at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
The SLOC was inaugurated in 1987.