Members of Returning Nationals SVG, continue to show their support of the Argyle International Airport in a very tangible way. On Monday May 11th 2015, they handed over 35 thousand EC dollars to His Excellency Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne and CEO of the International Airport Development Company (IADC) Dr. Rudy Matthias.
The group has pledged to continue efforts to raise funds for the Argyle International Airport and since its inception in 2011, has contributed so far more than EC$250,000.00 to the Argyle International Airport Contributory fund.
Its contribution on Monday May 11, 2015 at Government House was the latest in its string of contributions. This donation was a combination of the funds raised during its 2014, Christmas dinner and dance and its recently held barbecue over the Easter weekend.
Chairman of Returning Nationals SVG, Nyoka Clouden, addressing the handing over ceremony thanked everyone responsible for aiding in the success of all of their fund raising efforts so far and said they are happy to be numbered among the many Vincentians who are contributing to the development of the country.
CEO of the International Airport Development Company (IADC) Dr. Rudy Matthias, in his address, noted that the Argyle International Airport was never meant to be an end in itself but is meant to facilitate the development and growth of the country.
His Excellency, Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Patron of the AIA Contributory Fund, thanked the group for its continued support of the airport project.