Eagle Beach — International Women’s Day themed this year by the slogan “Make it happen,” was organized by the Green & Health Committee who took the opportunity to recognize the achievements of women working at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino.
Committee members spearheaded a contest to elect the resort’s Woman Role Model of the Year. All associates were encouraged to nominate their candidate according to guidelines set by the committee. Nominees had to be prepared to assist, smiling, friendly, professional, as Role Models at work and in the community.
After the due selection process, the committee determined that the Women who “Make it Happen” are: Clara Acevedo and Nilda Girigori, Housekeeping department; Alexandra Werleman and Glenda Brokke-Croes, PBX; Janet Reid and Avilia Ridderstaat, Front Desk; Helen Werleman, Executive Office; Maureen Kelly, Accounting; Ena Vrolijk, Guest Care; Rosanne Roy-van Rooij, Human Resources and Jessica Franken, Assistant General Manager.
To announced the results and honor nominees, the committee prepared a meaningful recognition program, with committee member Frank Sabayo as the emcee of the gathering, conducting the program with eloquence and class.
All nominees were called forward to receive a jumbo cupcake, a sweet treat, a symbol of perseverance and satisfaction when overcoming barriers and reaching goals. Additionally each nominee received redeemable resort stars as symbol of prosperity, as well as a commemorative certificate.
After sharing the remarks which inspired the voters to elect the winning Role Model, the result was announced, and the winner of Woman Role Model of the year for 2015 was introduced as Ena Vrolijk, Guest Care Department.
While the emcee read quotes symbolizing motivation and re-enforcing trust, Ena received a potted plant, symbol of care, devotion and dedication; an artful letter box, symbol of ingenuity and creativity as well as a gift representing recognition and attention, courtesy of Citro Spa.
Jessica Franken, Assistant General Manager dedicated a few uplifting thoughts to all of the resort’s brilliant women and thanked them for their contributions to the company, our community and their families.
Women are faced with many challenges, she said, yet they are strong and persevere in all situations. The Green & Health Committee thanked Citro Spa for the lovely gift, and also expressed gratitude to the F&B department for the special touches in creating the associates’ meals, and decorating the room. The committee also acknowledged all who “make it happen” at the resort and wished all remarkable female associates and all remarkable female island residents, a wonderful day, quoting Mother Therese: Give of your Hands to Serve and your Heart to Love.