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Vance M. Lewis


Vance Lewis joined the Rotary organization in 1991 as a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Road Town. In 1994, he was voted Rotarian of the Year by his Club members. He has served his Club as Sergeant-At-Arms, Club Service Director, International Service Director, Vice President, President-Elect and as Club President in 1996-97.

He has participated in and coordinated a number of local and international projects and events during this time – including the South East Asia Tsunami Telethon, Hurricane Katrina Relief Fundraiser, Haiti Earthquake Relief Project, matching grants obtained from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Rotary club of Road Town’s annual Kiddies Fiesta and car or cash raffles among numerous others.

Vance served as Assistant District Governor for the Rotary Clubs of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) from 2007 – 2010. In 2008, he was appointed as the District Governor’s Special Representative tasked with growing Rotary in the BVI. During this Rotary year, he was instrumental in overseeing the first ever Group Study Exchange team to represent the BVI abroad and also the formation of the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town. His other District 7020 involvement includes Membership and Extension Chair, Rotary Leadership Institute, in which he is a Discussion Leader and in 2010, he was charged with developing a Strategic Plan for the District.

Rotarian Vance is a member of District 7020’s Paul Harris Society, a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member, a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow to Major Donor level, and a member of several Rotary Action Groups and Fellowships.

In May 2010, Vance was elected by District 7020 Leadership to serve as its District Governor for 2012-2013. This was a milestone for the British Virgin Islands – the first Rotarian from the BVI to serve as District Governor for District 7020.

In addition to his busy Rotary schedule, Vance also has a multifaceted business and professional life.

With a background in Telecommunications spanning some 36 years, Lewis rose through the ranks of Cable & Wireless starting as Technician Trainee in the BVI in 1972, becoming Branch Engineer in 1989, Vice President Network Services Leeward Islands in 1999 and in 2002 ascending to the role of Chief Executive in the BVI.

In 2004 - 2005 he served as Commissioner to the Constitution Review Commission, with a scope to review the Constitution of the Virgin Islands and in a position appointed by the Government of the Virgin Islands.

At the end of 2008, Vance retired from Cable and Wireless and started a Business Consultancy company, VM Professional Services Ltd, a telemedicine company and several other business ventures in which he is involved as Partner or Director. He is also currently a special advisor to the Government of the Virgin Islands in Energy and Telecommunications.

Lewis is a Graduate and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute of the United Kingdom.

Vance has a son Trevon and a daughter Taryn. An avid sports enthusiast, he and his partner, Past President Monica Ramgeet, when not busy with Rotary, enjoy travelling, reading, networking and spending time with their families.