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...
Rotary Club of G.B. Sunrise presents Cigar Nights - May 14th
- Apr 28, 2016 - 3:16:01 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Sunrise presents Cigar
Nights - May 14th 2md Floor, Pelican Bay Hotel Saturday 14th May, 2016
Cigar Roller/ Open Bar*
Salsa Dancers, Live Auctions, Mojito Girls, DJ Ignite ...
Caribbean Pavement Solutions Donates $18,000.00 to Charities
- Feb 23, 2016 - 12:54:56 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - More and more businesses are supporting causes
they care about by establishing their own charitable funds.
Friday evening, Caribbean Pavement Solutions demonstrated an incredible
act of amazing corporate charitable giving by donating $18,000.00 to the
charities of its first annual The Dollar That Could Project in its
cheque presentation cocktail reception.
In August 2015, CPS
launched its four month campaign which sought to raise funds through a
dollar drive campaign for in aid of The Grand Bahama Humane Society,
Rotary Grand Bahama, and The Grand Bahama Children's Home...
South East Nassau Rotary Club learns about the Role of the Press
- Feb 4, 2016 - 11:12:23 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – President of the Bahamas Press Club 2014,
Anthony A Newbold addressed the Rotary Club of South East Nassau weekly
luncheon meeting on the Role of the Press.
The meeting is held at
East Villa Restaurant, East Bay Street on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
Mr. Newbold was accompanied by Press Club executives Anthony Capron,
First Vice President; Lindsay Thompson, Secretary and Vincent Vaughan,
Rotary Club of Nassau shines ray of hope on unemployed women
- Feb 2, 2016 - 5:34:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Seven women of the Delancy Street After School Outreach
Centre are on their way to learning a skill and becoming empowered - thanks to
the generosity of the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise.
The club recently made presentations of beauty supplies to
the women who are enrolled in the 15-week natural hair styling program at The
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI). Recipients received roller bags stuffed with
supplies including, but not limited to styling capes and lab jackets to blow
dryers and comb sets...
Rotaract Club of East Nassau Hosts 4th Annual Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
- Jan 31, 2016 - 10:22:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas –
On January 27, 2016 at The Nassau Yacht Club, The Rotaract Club of East Nassau
hosted its Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion, “Entrepreneurship:
From Ideas to Success!”, under the directorship of Vice President & Professional
Development Director Candace Russell, Fundraising Director Cristobal Gomez, and
President Ralpha Moxey. The moderator of the event was Tristan Beneby (Triart
Media), who streamlined the evening and mediated the topics discussed. The
guest panelists included Mr. Atario Mitchell (President of Bahamas Striping), Mrs.
Chavara Eneas (President of Chiccharney Farms), Mr. Mervin Sweeting (CEO of
Switcha), and Mrs. Keshelle Davis (Executive Director of the Chamber Institute)...
Minister Loretta Butler Turner Speaks at Rotary Club of Old Fort
- Dec 29, 2015 - 1:59:55 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Member of Parliament for Long Island, Hon.
Loretta Butler-Turner and Rotarian Guerlancy Pierre, at a recent Rotary
Club of Old Fort meeting. Mrs. Butler-Turner gave an insightful talk on
the Bahamian entrepreneurial spirit to a full house of young
professionals in attendance...
242 Colour Run in Nassau to Bring Holiday Fun
- Dec 15, 2015 - 4:57:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – December 15th, 2015 – The 242 Colour Run is taking
place in Nassau on December 20th with a holiday twist. Registration is
available at Party Land in the Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza or online
The Nassau event will take place at Eastern
Parade and Green Parrot (Nassau) and the 5km route will wander down East
Bay Street to Montagu, returning with an optional over-the-bridges leg
for those looking for a challenge. The race is unlike most, as there are
Nassau Sunrise Rotarians ‘Jingle Bell Jazz’ for scholarship and charity
- Dec 9, 2015 - 11:12:29 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Members of the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise in
partnership with the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation and
The College of the Bahamas held its 5th Annual Jingle Bell Jazz on
December 4 at Collins House.
"Rotary International is a service
organization founded in 1905. In our club, Nassau Sunrise, we are proud
of our 5th Annual jazz event where proceeds are earmarked for the
College of the Bahamas Music Department and Hurricane Joaquin Relief
Fund,” said President-Elect of Rotary Club Nassau Sunrise Pretino
Albury. “This festive event featured tasty food inclusive of a jerk pit,
sweet sounding music of Ambassah...
Rotary Club of Old Fort welcomes Minister Michael Halkitis
- Nov 2, 2015 - 5:59:34 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Minister of State for Finance, The Hon. Michael
Halkitis was a recent guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Old Fort. The
Minister provided insight into the continuing impact of the global
recession on the Bahamian economy and the government’s plans to
implement initiatives that drive economic growth. Minister Halkitis
spoke candidly about challenges to national economic development. In
particular, high electricity rates, the challenges of operating a
business in The Bahamas and rising costs of living for consumers.
Additionally, Minister Halkitis acknowledged the need for transparency
and accountability in the government sector in order to improve economic
$10,000 corporate support to aid Bahamas in Hurricane Relief efforts
- Oct 21, 2015 - 9:56:12 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – As hurricane relief efforts continue, and with the
desperate need to restore normalcy to Bahamians in the Southern Islands
affected by Hurricane Joaquin, The Myers Group of Restaurants has
reached out to lend corporate support to the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
in its hurricane relief efforts with a donation of $10,000.
As Hurricane Joaquin decimated the Southern Islands of the Bahamas, the
brands under the Myers Group of Restaurants, including KFC Nassau,
Dunkin’ Donuts Bahamas, Luciano’s of Chicago, Anthony’s Paradise Island,
Pizza Hut Nassau...
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas welcome New Club
- Jul 7, 2015 - 9:06:23 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The recently formed
Rotary Club of Old Fort (RCOF) is the newest Rotary club in The Bahamas.
RCOF is the newest club in the Rotary Bahamas family as well as the
Rotary District 7020 family. This district comprises 10 countries and 14
islands in the northern Caribbean including Turks and Caicos, Haiti,
Jamaica, The Cayman Islands, The U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin
Islands, Anguilla, and islands in the French Antilles and Netherlands
Antilles. The club, which was chartered in May, celebrated its highly
anticipated charter presentation ceremony with the outgoing 7020
District Governor, Paul Brown, of Jamaica and the District Governor
Elect, Felix Stubbs, of The Bahamas...
Rotary GB Sunrise "Cigar Nights" returns July 18th
- Jun 23, 2015 - 12:01:58 PM
Mark your calendar for Rotary Club of GB Sunrise's extra-fun annual
fundraiser—back by popular demand— 5th Annual Cigar Nights Saturday,
July 18, 2015 at 7:00pm at Pelican Bay Hotel Canal House.
A great time for a great cause. Proceeds go to assist the Rotary Club of GB Sunrise's
ongoing community service projects such as Columbus House Big Brother
& Big Sister Program, Cat's Eyes and Safe Swim Zone. Terrific food,
music, top-notch Chinese auction prizes, Greycliff Cigar Roller,
complimentary Cuba Libra, dancing to Unkle Sam, Countrepoint Latin
Music, Great Food, and fun galore...
Rotary Club Of The Bahamas: Opera Bahamas May Concerts
- May 19, 2015 - 11:14:36 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Rotary Bahamas and Nassau City Opera Bahamas May Concerts
Two enchanted evenings!
Broadway Under the Stars: May 28th, Sapodilla Restaurant
An exquisite gourmet dinner, followed by an unforgettable, romantic evening in Broadway melodies under the stars.
Opera in Paradise: May 31st, Atlantis Theatre -
An evening of light opera favorites...
Both concerts will feature international
opera stars Keith Miller, Melissa Zapin, Kara Guggenmos, & Malcolm
Mackenzie and Bahamas stars Rashad Cunningham, Keri Sherman, Candace
Bostwick and Cleveland Williams...