Santa Helpers visit the Children of West Grand Bahama
- Dec 23, 2016 - 7:24:20 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Santa's Helpers led by Vicky Martel of the
Rotary Club of Freeport made their annual delivery to children in West
End, Grand Bahama recently.
The area took the brunt of Hurricane
Matthew earlier this year, and there were many happy faces welcoming
the Rotarians who had a wrapped gift for each child...
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Donates to the One Eleuthera Foundation
- Nov 30, 2016 - 3:49:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Continuing its efforts to support family island
communities in combating breast cancer, the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
(RCOB) presented a cheque of $5,000 to the One Eleuthera Foundation in
support of their cancer screening initiative in Eleuthera.
Governor Tim Ingraham and Assistant Governor Mario Smith made the
presentation to Shaun Ingraham, CEO of the One Eleuthera Foundation. Mr.
Ingraham thanked Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas for their support and
donation which will assist with the organisation’s cancer screening and
imaging program. Ingraham said the purpose of the Eleuthera Imaging
Program is to provide mammogram and ultrasound services on the island.
It will provide a level of convenience...
Rotarians in the Caymans Support The Bahamas
- Oct 10, 2016 - 4:12:29 PM
International support following international disaster
Nassau, The Bahamas (October 10, 2016) — Rotarians around the globe
raise their glasses each week and toast to "Rotary around the world."
The power of this statement is even more evident during times of
disasters. Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Matthew passed over
Nassau, capital of The Bahamas, Rotarians in The Cayman Islands were
collecting supplies for The Bahamas. Having experienced devastating
hurricanes themselves, without a second thought Caymanians organized
drop locations for donations. Past President of the Rotary Club of
Central Cayman Islands Al Thompson pleaded, "Think about what you needed
after hurricane Ivan. Everything right? Our neighbors to the north are
in the same situation and it's now our turn to become the givers." The
supplies were loaded on a Bahamasair jet leaving Friday afternoon back
to Nassau from Cayman where the planes rode out the storm safe from
President Smith Shares Vision for Robust University of The Bahamas
- Sep 21, 2016 - 9:08:28 AM
Nassau, BAHAMAS – In academics, research and skills development, the
College of The Bahamas and its coming successor, the University of The
Bahamas, will continue to leave a distinct footprint throughout The
Bahamas, according to President Dr. Rodney D. Smith.
Dr. Smith recently shared his vision for academic and operational growth with members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau.
more than 40 years ago, the University’s official Charter Day will be
November 10th, 2016. However, outside of the formal events that are
being planned to commemorate its establishment, critical capacity
development work is underway to place the goal of higher education
within the reach of Bahamians...
Rotary of South-East Nassau Donates Rehabilitation Equipment to Public Hospitals Authority
- Sep 14, 2016 - 9:35:53 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chairman of Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Board
of Directors, the Hon. Frank E. Smith said on Tuesday that the donation
of ultrasound and electrotherapy equipment from Rotary Club of
South-East Nassau to PHA’s Rehab Services was “timely.”
pointed out that, like public health services across the country, the
Rehabilitation Services Department faces demand from persons with
physical injuries, but there is as an increasing number of patients
requiring the intervention of physiotherapists, occupational therapists...
Citi & Rotary Partner for Back-To-School Jamboree
- Sep 11, 2016 - 12:08:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Citi Bahamas was pleased to be the Event Co-Sponsor
for The Rotary Club of West Nassau’s 2nd Annual Back-to-School Jamboree,
for the community of Gambier Village, this past Saturday, September 3,
2016. Through this initiative, both organizations together helped
approximately 150 children with their back-to-school preparation for the
upcoming school year.
Citi and the Rotary Club of West Nassau partnered to provide, a
“back-to-school kit” which included, a new backpack, composition books,
pens, pencils and other school supplies. At the event, the young boys
also received fresh haircuts, and all of the children got free health
and dental screenings...
Cleaning the Fox Hill Community One Broom and One Rotarian At A Time
- Aug 26, 2016 - 5:58:58 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas — Last Saturday residents in Fox
Hill woke to news traveling through the streets to "come to the court
for free food and brooms." Men, women, families, and children came to
the Fox Hill basketball court and were greeted by Rotarians from The
Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN).
RCEN had a large dumpster
staged next to the courts available to residents who needed to clean out
their yard. Hot breakfast was distributed to more than 200 people as
well as 150 brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning liquid. Once the
cleaning was complete the more energetic Rotarians had some fun on the
courts playing ball...
Rotary Clubs of Nassau to host "A Taste of Wine and Rotary"
- Aug 25, 2016 - 2:02:02 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - If you enjoy wine, doing good in the world, and
mingling with positive minded community leaders then you don't want to
miss "A Taste of Wine and Rotary." The Rotary Clubs of Nassau and East
Nassau are hosting a wine tasting event on Saturday September 3rd from
6-9pm at Premier Cru on Gladstone Road.
be purchased at Geoffrey Jones & Co on Rosetta Street in Palmdale
or from one of the clubs before their weekly meeting. Come during
fellowship between 12:30 and 1pm to purchase a ticket or stay for the
meeting (1-2pm). The speaker on August 26th at the Rotary Club of East
Nassau, meeting at the Nassau Yacht Club...
Parliamentary Commissioner Addresses Rotary of West Nassau
- Aug 11, 2016 - 4:05:55 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- With voter registration still to gain momentum in
anticipation of General Elections in less than a year, Parliamentary
Commissioner Sherlyn Hall addressed the Rotary of West Nassau at Poop
Deck, West Bay Street, to boost awareness of need for voters get
Registration is conducted at Mall at Marathon and
Town Centre Mall Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. [with a break
4-5 p.m.]; and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
conducted at Elizabeth Estates, South Beach, Carmichael Road, and Cable
Beach post offices, Monday to Friday, only -- 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
[with a break 4-5 p.m.]...
98-Year Old Rotarian and Olympian Sir Durward Knowles Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Club’s Formation
- Aug 5, 2016 - 7:50:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – At 98 years old, Sir Durward Knowles was not going to
miss celebrating the anniversary of the Rotary Club he helped establish
40 years ago on July 19, 1976. When new clubs are established, Rotary
International grants them their charter.
On Wednesday, July 20,
2016, Sir Durward was present at the Rotary Club of South East Nassau’s
weekly meeting, joining charter member and past president (PP) F. Denny
Curry as well as Judy Reiach, the daughter of the club’s charter
president, the late Edwin Deal. Also recognized were the club’s long
serving Rotarians Ralph Barnett who joined in 1982 and PP and past
assistant district governor, Roger Kelty who joined 7 months after the
Rotarians of East Nassau named Bahamian Icons
- Aug 5, 2016 - 2:59:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — The Membership and Board of the Rotary Club of East
Nassau is bursting with pride to have two of their members win Bahamian
Icon Awards. Out of hundreds of nominations for the fourth annual
Bahamian Icon Awards, RCEN member Barry Rassin, Trustee of the Rotary
Foundation, won the award for Commerce, while Jamaal Rolle won the award
for Fine Arts.
“All of us at the Club are so proud of both
Barry and Jamaal for their wins this year”, said Diane de Cardenas,
President of the Rotary Club of East Nassau for the 2016-2017 Rotary
year. “Not only do they have the pride of being nominated in their
respective areas of Commerce and Fine Arts, but to take home the Award
is a demonstration of what we in the club already knew – that these two
gentlemen are upstanding Rotarians and excellent Bahamians. We’re very
Rotarian volunteers treated to a visit with retired tourism pioneer
- Aug 5, 2016 - 2:07:18 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Pat's Senior Citizen Home on Soldier Road, Nassau,
is more than a retirement house for the elderly. Mrs. Patricia Moxey,
who runs the home for a number of elderly Bahamians, has created a
loving home environment for the twenty-two full time residents in her
professionally equipped home for seniors.
When the Rotary Club of
East Nassau (RCEN) arrived at the home last Saturday they expected to
simply make a donation of food, see to a handful of repairs, and to
visit with the Residents. What the Rotarians didn't expect was to meet
Harold Eugene "Gene" Gibbs, a pioneer in the Bahamian tourism industry
whose start began in 1973 when he was appointed Area Manager of the
Bahamas Islands Tourist Office in Boston, MA...
Rotary Club partners to Feed 500
- Aug 3, 2016 - 3:52:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Rotary Club of Old Fort (RCOF) partnered with The
Bahamas Feeding Network to prepare, package and distribute over 500
plates of food to persons in need on Sunday, July 31.
with our international theme, ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ our club is
pleased to have collaborated with the Bahamas Feeding Network to
efficiently deliver meals to hundreds and we implore others to do the
same, said president Tameika Watson...
A New President for the Rotary Club of South East Nassau
- Jul 27, 2016 - 3:43:52 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - “Be A Gift To The World” was the Rotary
International theme for 2015-2016, and it was successfully represented
by the Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN), resulting with a gold
award from Rotary International and a platinum award from Rotary
District 7020. The club’s Early Act group at Columbus Primary were also
winners for a “best song and video” about “Bullying.”
towards the end of June or early July, Rotary clubs around the world
install new presidents at a changeover event. The RCSEN recently held
theirs on July 7, 2016 where outgoing president, Dr. Bridgette Rolle
presented awards and pinned incoming president, Lillian Russell, a
lawyer and financial services professional...
New Rotary executives visit Minister for Grand Bahama
- Jul 17, 2016 - 7:59:15 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – In welcoming newly-elected executives of Rotary
and Rotaract clubs on Grand Bahama, Minister Darville commended the
Rotarians for the difference they make in the lives of Grand Bahamians
Their unstinting service mission that has
benefited the Grand Bahama community for many years, he noted, is in
spirit “similar to the government's mandate for Grand Bahama -- to place
our local economy on the road to recovery; and to ensure that our
people are in a good position to reap the benefits...”
Rotary Club of East Nassau welcomes new directors
- Jul 14, 2016 - 12:01:49 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas — The Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) welcomes the
new Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 year. At the western-themed
Changeover Party, the gavel was passed from Immediate Past President
Jason Robertson to Diane de Cardenas, the third female President of
RCEN. While sporting their best denim and enjoying a bbq dinner, the
crowd applauded the numerous accomplishments of the previous President
and Board of Directors. The new administration will continue the Club's
support of literacy, feeding programs, greater access to youth sports,
and health programs in addition to other areas where they can make a
positive difference in peoples lives.
The Executive Board of RCEN
includes: Diane de Cardenas; President, Jason Robertson; Immediate Past
President, Carol Bischof; Secretary, Amol Pendharkar; Assistant
Secretary, Lindsey Cancino; Treasurer, Jonathan Pinder; 1st Vice
President, Hope Sealey...
Rotary Club of Old Fort Installs New President and Directors
- Jul 6, 2016 - 5:05:31 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Rotary Club of Old Fort
(RCOF) has installed a new administration with lawyer and banker,
Tameika Watson becoming its first female president. She will serve for
the rotary year 2016-2017.
The new administration will focus on
selfless service in its surrounding community by continuing the Club’s
work with Great Commission Ministries. In the last quarter of the Rotary
year 2015-2016, RCOF funded and installed two outdoor showering
systems. In this new Rotary year, RCOF will seek to establish new
partnerships to further its community service outreach programmes, while
continuing to collaborate with The Children’s Emergency Hostel, Gambier
Primary School, S.H.A.R.E. (at the Lyford Cay School) and The Bahamas
Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe Welcomes Rotarians
- May 13, 2016 - 1:45:13 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe,
pictured at the podium, welcomed a large group of Rotarians from The
Bahamas and countries around the world, at a luncheon at Atlantis
recently. Visiting The Bahamas was Rotary International President R. N.
Ravindran. There are 400 Rotary service club members in The Bahamas,
since the organization got started in Nassau as Rotary Club of Nassau in
While in Nassau, International President Ravindran, seated
centre in second photo, witnessed the unveiling of Rotary Clubs’ ‘Road
To Peace’ monument at the entrance of the Thomas A. Robinson National
Chief Justice Barnett updates Rotary on Gender Equality Bills
- May 12, 2016 - 12:30:17 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a speech by Chief Justice Sir
Michael Barnett to the Rotary Club Of East Nassau on the Gender Equality
Bills currently before the electorate, delivered on 10th of May 2016:
Parliament has now passed with the requisite three fourths majority
four Bills which seek to amend the Constitution of The Bahamas.
of the Bills seek to achieve the equal treatment of both men and women
in the acquisition of citizenship by their children and their spouses.
The fourth Bill seeks to amend Article 26 by including the word “sex” in
Article 26(3) which defines the expression “discriminatory” in the
freedom from discrimination provision contained in the Constitution...
'Road to Peace' Monument at National Stadium Unveiled
- May 6, 2016 - 11:36:11 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On May 5, 2016, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Philip
Davis, Rotary International President R. N. Ravindran along with District 7020
Governor Felix Stubbs joined Rotary Road to Peace committee members and
executives of Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas for the unveiling of the Road To Peace
Monument at the entrance of the National Stadium.
The central focus is to
develop strong links to well-established and reputable Community Organization
who are presently at work in the various communities offering intervention and
support. They will partner with these agencies in promoting our Peace-building
and conflict resolution efforts and in return lend our support, which
encompasses our time, talents and financial resources...