Kiwanis Club of Aruba has elected its new board of directors for 2023-2024

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Dr. Manaaf was elected as the club’s 55th president

(Oranjestad)—On Wednesday night, 10th of May, the Kiwanis Club of Aruba, under the leadership of President Jokoeza Hooplot, held they annual meeting, where all present members elected the organization’s board of directors for the year 2023-2024. The new board will begin their function starting October 1st of this year.

The Kiwanis Club of Aruba is a proud member of Kiwanis International, and is a local association funded since September 5th, 1964, committing itself to local and international volunteer work. During the annual meeting, Dr. Manaaf Badloe was elected as the association’s 55th president, and is honored to have assumed this position, to help achieve important goals so as to continue serving the most vulnerable within the Aruban community, especially our children.

The board of director for the year 2023-2024, which will begin its function starting October, will be consisting eleven dynamic members ready to serve the Aruban community. These members include:

President: Dr. Manaaf Badloe

President Elect: Tracey Werleman

Vice President: Indra Pereira

Treasurer: Natalie Solognier

Secretary: Ralitza Werleman


Past President: Jokoeza Hooplot

Director: Derchlien Dijkhoff

Director: Tessely Koolman-Ranis

Director: Edbert Schwengle

Director: Gay Spellen

Director: Fernando Rigaud

Currently, the Kiwanis Club of Aruba counts on 38 of its female and male members who are active within the community and who give back to the Aruban community through various projects. They also continue to be a positive reflection of people with different backgrounds.

Newly-elected president, Dr. Manaaf Badloe, among others, has committed himself to do his absolute best to serve all members of the club and to provide them an unforgettable experience in volunteer work. He has also committed himself to provide guidance and a helping hand to the most vulnerable within our society.

For more information, visit the Kiwanis Club of Aruba website at or follow the organization’s page on Facebook and Instagram.