Wilson returned as GAPLF President

…Audited finances presented

Franklin Wilson was returned as President of the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF) when that entity held its Annual General Meeting yesterday at the National Racquet Centre, Woolford Avenue and Camp Street.
There were three (3) new additions to the 8-member executive committee which will serve the sport for the next 12-months. Returning to serve apart from Wilson were Roger Rogers (Secretary). Maxwell Denny (Treasurer), Denroy Livan (Organising Secretary/PRO), and Committee Member, Farouk Abdool.
The new faces on the executive are Vice President Oudit Seenarain and Committee Members, Asha Sookoo and Kiana Benjamin.

GAPLF President Franklin Wilson (4th right), with his new executive committee from right. Maxwell Denny, Denroy Livan, Asha Sookoo, Kiana Benjamin, Oudit Seenarain, Roger Rogers and Farouk Abdool

Apart from the respective reports from the President and Secretary highlighting the progress of the Federation during the first year of the new executive which was elected in March of 2023, the highlight of yesterday’s AGM which took place at the Racquet Centre, Woolford Avenue and Camp Streets, the presentation of the Audited Financial Statements was the highlight of the meeting.
Treasurer, Maxwell guided the members through the presentation of document which was not done for many years in the Federation. All the members present welcomed this necessary move by the Federation which was a promise made by Wilson when the new body was elected, one year ago.
The document in its entirety would be uploaded to the GAPLF Facebook page apart from being presented to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, National Sports Commission, and the Guyana Olympic Association.
It will also be sent to the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) and South American Powerlifting Federation (FESUPO). Wilson thanked the Secretary, and Treasurer and the Executive Committee for their contributions which has resulted in a huge year for the sport in Guyana.
Apart from hosting all the statutory competitions in 2023, the GAPLF was also represented at four international competitions including three World Championships and the South American Championships.
For reposing confidence in Wilson and his executive, by electing them for another year, Wilson said that the work of lifting the Federation to another level which commenced in 2023, will continue in 2024 and beyond.
Gratitude was also extended to all the sponsors of the GAPLF during 2023 which collectively added up towards the Federation’s success. Those recognised were the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, National Sports Commission, Fitness Express, E-Master Corporation, OPM, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, National Sports Commission, Guyana Olympic Association, John Fernandes Limited, the National Milling Company of Guyana, The Trophy Stall, and 592Tees, and Sunny & Sweetie Roti Shop.